Landscape Photography


It was a bit of a trek, but we made our way to the swimming pool close to where Eyjafjallajökull erupted on April 3rd, 2010.

What struck me most during the walk was the greyish-black landscape. There was inches of lava dust on the ground with ever resilient plant life pushing themselves through the dust. At times during the walk I was awestruck by the sheer magnetude of the devistation of the eruption; but amazed at how quickly the plant live was rebounding.

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Walking to the pool … notice the mountain in the background fully covered in lava dust.

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Water from the glacier above is collected here….

[when you double click on this, you can see the just how much lava dust is sitting on the pipes & ground]

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…and runs through pipes into the pool

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The Pool

To see what this area looked like before the eruption, go to

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Not at all daunted by the signage that declared the pool closed, the boys changed into their swimsuits and went for a dip.

©2010 Adriana Durian Photography

©2010 Adriana Durian Photography

©2010 Adriana Durian Photography

©2010 Adriana Durian Photography

©2010 Adriana Durian Photography

Walking back

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©2010 Adriana Durian Photography

Bird tracks in the lava dust

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Today, as I was sitting in front of the computer, the wind blew through the room and pulled me out into the wilderness … the wilderness of Goldstream Provincial Park. I live in a part of the world where the land is lush, green, and beautiful. As  life gets busier with commitments which need to be met,  it’s easy to speed by one of these special places and not take notice. But today I let the wind lead me, for a short time, away from editing and the business of doing business.

It was a good day…..

copyright 2010 Adriana Durian Photography

copyright 2010 Adriana Durian Photography

copyright 2010 Adriana Durian Photography

copyright 2010 Adriana Durian Photography

copyright 2010 Adriana Durian Photography

copyright 2010 Adriana Durian Photography

copyright 2010 Adriana Durian Photography