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User Image tynazarenus Posted: Jan 17, 2018 2:27 AM (UTC)
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Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success. #photooftbeday #iceland #icelandicnature #waterfall #perfectsunset #amazing #travelphotography #landscapephoto #myphoto #sonyalpha #nature #naturephotography
User Image ryan_bertsche Posted: Jan 17, 2018 12:16 AM (UTC)
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Iceland is pretty intense when the sun comes out #teamicelandwa2k18
User Image _brookevaughan Posted: Jan 17, 2018 12:10 AM (UTC)
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Favorite pic of the whole shebang. Also having a really difficult time getting over the fact that this was exactly one week ago and now I'm preparing to start another semester of grad school...
User Image alexarmitage_ Posted: Jan 16, 2018 10:24 PM (UTC)
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🌈 I’m still here. Just taking a break from the social media grind. I have written about it before but the last few months it’s really set in. Worrying about my presence and impact via social media really weighed me down. Sometimes it motivated me to wake up for that sunrise, telling myself “I need more material!” Most of the time it just felt like a burden that took away from my enjoyment and even directly influenced my photos and how I was shooting them.
The reality is this medium isn’t meant for what I enjoy. You can take photos with your phone and do some quick editing, follow some tips like curation, posting often, and being active. And before you know it, you’ll gain a following. Which is totally great. It’s an amazing platform to share adventures and talk to new people. But realistically I could spend 3 minutes taking and editing a photo that’s more impactful than something I spent hours/days creating just because of its style, orientation, curation, or story behind the photo.
This photo of Kirkjufell is a prime example. Likely my favorite photo from my trip to Iceland, and one I put the most time into capturing and editing. Yet it won’t matter here because it’s a panoramic landscape that you’ll barely be able to see on your feed. It doesn’t match the curation and color style of all my other photos. It doesn’t have a motivational quote or inspirational story locked in its message.
So what’s the point? Well for me I’ve decided to continue shooting for me. I’ve stopped scheduling posts and pushing myself to “just post.” I’ll continue to post when I want but I’m done trying to follow long lists of tips to gain relevancy on this platform. I love landscape photography and I never want that to be burdened by the weight of social media. So if you made it this far in reading, thank you and I hope this all makes sense!
User Image victoriazicko Posted: Jan 16, 2018 9:09 PM (UTC)
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User Image theexplorators Posted: Jan 16, 2018 4:38 PM (UTC)
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So glad we made it to Kirkjufell! If we had planned to explore the Snæfellsnes Peninsula today instead of yesterday we would not have been able to make it due to the weather. The one thing we are learning quickly here in Iceland is that you really do need to be flexible because the weather will change your plans!

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