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Tramp Spotlight: Market Bus

Hey everyone, here's a little Tramp Spotlight to close out the week.  A few years ago, I travelled through Norway and Iceland.  I had an amazing experience and the landscapes of both countries were truly inspiring to see, not only as a photographer, but as an avid outdoors person. 

I had the pleasure of doing the 50km trek from Skogar to Landmannalaugar.  I've never witnessed scenery quite like it.  My friend Dan and I crossed barren, volcanic plateaus, to bone-chilling glacier-fed streams to high, snowy passes.  I was getting by photographing with my trusty Canon Powershot because my Nikon D70 succumbed to overuse from my shutter-bug mentality in Norway.  The shutter seized on me rendering the camera useless. 

At the end of the trek, exhausted and hungry, we made camp, soaked ourselves in some natural hot springs and came across this interesting and very convenient market place that sold basic food items and other camping necessities. 

An old school bus now acting as a market place for weary backpackers doing the 50km Skogar to Landmannalaugar trek.

Not much was done here as far as setting up or waiting for the right time of day.  I was in the right place at the right time as far as the light was concerned.  It was late afternoon and the sun was at a nice angle to produce some gorgeous, warm light.  The clouds added an amazing dramatic effect.  All I had to do was point and shoot.  Here's a link to another Tramp Spotlight from earlier in the year showcasing a shot I got of the landscape behind the scene above.  We were extremely happy with our achievement as far as the trek went, and we were treated to an amazing light display that particular afternoon.  Also, my little Canon Powershot lent itself to capturing a nice image.  A travel experience I'll never forget.  

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