Adam Burton Photography

Faroe Islands

28 Aug
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Over the summer I was extremely fortunate to be invited to the Faroe Islands to capture pictures for the tourism board.  For many years I have had a wish to visit these islands, located close to the UK but still feeling remote and definitely unspoiled.  Although still relatively unknown the Faroe Islands are gaining momentum as a must visit destination, thanks in no small part to a recent survey conducted by the National Geographic to establish the world's most appealing island destination.  You may think exotic South Pacific wonders such as Tahiti or Fiji may top the National Geographic's list, but incredibly the number one destination chosen was the cold windswept islands of the Faroes!

Over 12 days I visited many of the 18 major islands of the Faroes, capturing photographs in everything the characteristically unpredictable weather could offer up, including rain, fierce winds and snow.  Knowing how exposed the islands were in the North Atlantic I was ready for some changeable weather, but quite unprepared for how cold it could be in mid-summer!  Luckily the gloves, hat and head scarf were readily accessible, packed into my camera backpack. 

The pictures from this trip have mostly been processed and can be found in my new Faroe Islands portfolio.  There are still some new ones to come, which will soon be appearing in the latest work portfolio.

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