Today for my challenge I have chosen Iceland as my muse. I travelled there in January to share my 50th birthday with Mrs Wilbur, some whales (had gone fishing) and the Northern Lights (switched off). Read my account of what was still a wonderful trip despite the no shows, on my blog post Get Yourself To Iceland.

The photograph as taken at Þingvellir (pronounced Thingvellir) National Park on a beautiful cold day. Although the colour photo features a lot of white, I still think the subtle differences between the two give a nice contrast to the sharp lines of the buildings and the trees. Hopefully you will agree.


I also could not resist further playing around with my software and created two new versions contained in a sort of bubble and another that I have cropped. Let me know what you think of those too.


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There are only two rules for this challenge:

1. On 5 consecutive days, create a post using either a past or recent photo in B&W.
2. Each day invite another blog friend to join in the fun.

Today I would like to nominate Jessica of a blog that I have only just subscribed to called Barcelona Blonde to join in. Of course this is only if you have the time and want to.

Lucky Jessica was brought up in Sunny California and now lives in Sunny Barcelona. Her blog is superb and majors on Spain, my favourite European country.

Jessica is up for an award I believe, having been nominated as one of the best young female bloggers of 2015 – I think she stands a great chance.


  1. The black and white is very effective with those dark skies and I love the bubble effect too. 🙂

  2. That is interesting, the b&w has an almost blue overcast making it look very cold (as it no doubt was brrrrrr) Like the vignette effect. Saw on tv last week UK had the northern lights display, lucky them…

  3. This time I prefer the black and white. I have been to Iceland twice, last time I was lucky enough to see the Northern Lights. My advice is go back and try again!

    1. Very jealous! I think I will try Norway next time but try a New York stopover.

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