Big Sky, Greenland

Interesting clouds above Disko Bay in Western Greenland.

Greenland is really something else. Big waters, big sky and, of course, big icebergs. That’s the landscape of Greenland so many travellers want to discover.

This photo was made in the wee hours of the morning while I was hiking to the magnificent Eqi Glacier at the end of Disko Bay.

The light was lovely and the distant hills were attractive, but it was the cloud formation in the centre of this composition that really grabbed my attention.

It’s a long way from Melbourne, Australia and I never thought I’d make it this far. But my first trip to Iceland put Greenland well and truly within reach.

 
Gull in Flight, Disko Bay, Greenland

About To Travel?

 

In fact that attitude pretty much sums up my approach to life, which I can summarize as follows:

  • just one more step

  • just one more hour

  • just one more photo (famous last words)

Where To Place The Horizon In Your Photos

Where do you place the horizon in your photos?

It should have nothing to do with Photography 101 rules, such as placing your horizon one third of the way up from the bottom of the frame.

I recommend you place the horizon where it works best to convey the mood or topographic aspect of the landscape you’re trying to communicate or explore.

What works best is usually based upon what feels right.

In other words, when in doubt, trust your gut. It might be telling you your hungry. Then again, it might be suggesting something else entirely.

A lone fisherman heads out to sea, just as a larger vessel returns, Disko Bay, Greenland.

I almost never achieve things quickly, but I almost always get there.

As we all know, it’s what happens along the way and, by extension, what we learn about ourselves in the process that matters most.

I’m no Greenland expert, having spent less than a week in the west of the country, but I very much hope to return one day and see much more of this wild and dramatically beautiful country.

Perhaps I'II see you out there in the wild, blue yonder.

Glenn Guy, Travel Photography Guru