I am no fan of selfies but selfies in landscape photography offer scale. They show the size of the landscape with something in comparison. Instagram is probably the center for the selfie-makers and the platform has given selfies a new dimension.
For landscape photography I find selfies more appropriate when the person can´t be recognized. It also suits introverts not to be on the wrong side of a camera. Humans in a landscape photo offer scale and give the viewer a better feeling for the location and it´s size. I find it important that the one posing in the photo is unknown and with no apparent logos to make it more likely that companies can use them.
My absence from the social media in the past months has nothing to do with being inactive traveling and photographing – to the contrary. I have been traveling with Gyda for many weeks and somehow Facebook and Instagram have been forgotten. This blog is a reminder that we are still active.
At the moment Gyda is in Grimsey island photographing puffins and the islands magnificent scenery. I have been traveling with our dog Kútur and good friends photographing in the north.
Since I have not been posting anything edible to Instagram or Facebook I include some typical social media photos of me in the landcape. To take them I use the Hahnel Captur Module Pro remote control which is great for long distances and is very reliable.