Seaside swimmers, snowy landscapes and the aurora borealis are about a of the contrasting native scenes captured by pairs of photographers working over 800 miles apart.
Real and hobbyist photographers in Portobello, Edinburgh, and Akureyri, Iceland, linked online over their mutual seaside locations.
Despite their distance, virtual pairs produced photographs on shared topics round their native areas.
An out of doors exhibition of their work, Two Areas at Sea, forms fragment of Edinburgh’s Art Stroll Porty 2020 festival.
Here’s a collection of about a of the pairs’ photographs, and their comments on their work.
Sports Theme: On the manner dwelling
Poppies by the Sea (Deplasólir við sjóinn) – Jon Davey
“At some level of the Scottish Covid-19 lockdown, I kept to a somewhat strict sample of process, staying indoors in its place of for twice-weekly visits to shops, even when the limitations allowed outside advise.
“I judge the stress of buying in these early days save apart me off from venturing out for every other cause.
“It used to be only as things eased additional and we all grew to change into at possibility of the ‘contemporary approved’ that I resumed walks along the seaside to Joppa and beyond.
“This watch from Joppa taking a gawk attend in direction of Portobello and residential after an extended jog to Musselburgh furthermore represents my personal bolt attend to being the win of one who walks along the seaside the save I stay.”
Kvöldkyrrð (Within the Collected of the Evening) – Kristjana Agnarsdóttir
“One night I was strolling round my neighbourhood, which I judge is the most dazzling fragment of Akureyri.
“The outmoded town by the pond.
“It is so quiet in that save of residing, taking half in the stillness and the birdlife, folks strolling, one or two cyclists, geese raising their young ones and the sun sinking into the sea in the north.
“It used to be waving goodnight to me on my manner dwelling.”
Sports Theme: Life on the Seaside
Ruin of day Swimmers (Synt við sólarupprás) – Anna Moffat
“I’ve lived in Portobello for 14 years and normally seen shrimp groups of swimmers out in all weathers.
“It used to be no longer except round a 365 days ago that I was persuaded to give it a coast, and in an fast used to be crooked.
“The cold water hit is addictive and the feeling of togetherness enriches my life in so many ways – there may be no better manner to begin the day.”
Vetrarbirta (Iciness Light) – Lilja Guðmundsdóttir
“There is no longer grand occurring on the seaside right thru this time of the 365 days, but in most cases we win company who win us at ease and are fun to photo.
“Within the wintertime the daylight is usually very dazzling, and barely the frost fog brings a fairy-yarn glow to the ambiance.”
Sports Theme: Having a gawk Out
Keep Whatever Makes Your Heart Smile (Gerðu það sem fær hjarta þitt til að brosa) – Jennifer Elliot
“It used to be the sunshine in the jasmine plant leaves that caught my look whereas making dinner for the family, but this window offers me a kind of delight.
“I’ve gathered associates and family there.
“The crimson plant used to be a reward from my French mum; the paper flower used to be made by my mum and daughter about a years attend; the jasmine is a survival memoir; the glass jars a wedding reward from the Danish pal who offered my husband and me; an Ocean Fire pot; the candles and other crops had been offers; the paint brushes drying – a results of my lockdown DIY frenzy; the crabs and scallop shell gathered by my son; my marriage ceremony rings on the window ledge; and all taking a gawk out to our bear birch tree and wee walled garden.
Útsýnið úr stofuglugganum (Residing Room With a Survey) – Guðný Pálína Sæmundsdóttir
“I’ve lived in the the same dwelling, built by my folks when I was three years outmoded, for plenty of of my life.
“I did transfer out when I met my husband and we lived in Norway for a whereas, but when transferring attend to Akureyri we offered the dwelling from my mom (then a widow).
”This photo, taken in January this 365 days, reveals the watch from our residing room window at sunset.
“Having this kind of handsome, ever-changing watch is one among the causes I am no longer so interested by selling the dwelling, even though it has change into too good for us now that our young folks have left the nest.”
Sports Theme: My Accepted Location
From the Floor Up (Frá jörðu til himins) – Tommy Sunless
“We each selected photographs taken from the seashores to the west of our respective communities, which we adore for the sense of save of residing.
“My photo used to be taken one night as lockdown began to ease, at 22: 44.
“It used to be a kind of summer evenings that appears to be like to head on without raze.
“A pair of folks had been having fires valid in the attend of the save the shot used to be taken.
“There used to be a feeling of lightness as I walked out along the sand (tunes on, of route).”
Frá jörðu til himins (From the Floor Up) – Guðrún Kristín Valgeirsdóttir
“I selected this advise because here’s the save I coast to relax and score my tips.
“I prefer my dogs there, permit them to coast free in prankish games.
“Here is furthermore my favourite field to rob the auroras whereas they dance in the night sky of their most dazzling manner.
“I do know few other things that are extra stunning than to face there with my digicam and gawk at these lights whereas they brighten up the cold darkish winter sky.”
Sports Theme: Amplify Your Horizon
Crossroads (Krossgötur) – Adam Varga
“The west discontinue of Portobello has been influential to the city, as the native enterprise and industrial landscape dominated the city’s life, each socially and economically.
“The post-industrial changes brought contemporary horizons into the life of the oldsters of Portobello, as lately the Baileyfield save of residing has been redeveloped with housing and expanded our neighborhood.
“We’re here to celebrate the contemporary landscape and the oldsters that will stay in and rework this landscape.
“My image displays on each the post-industrial transformation and serves as a memento in the historical previous of the ever-changing west discontinue of Portobello.”
Speglun (Reflection) – Berglind H Helgadóttir
“I’ve normally stopped the automobile at this true advise shut to Akureyri to prefer a image over the fjord.
“It has in most cases been at sunset right thru summer, when the sun shines golden or red light on the clouds and the sea.
“This time it be no longer the redness in the sky that makes me step out of the automobile, but the sunshine and the shaded cloud that lies over fragment of the fjord.
“Luck is with me because as soon as I’ve placed the tripod and adjusted the digicam, the streetlights in the city flip on and the sea calms down.
“I prefer about a photographs and scrutinize the interplay of light and shadow as the darkish cloud spreads.
“Under it, the city looks a minute bit shrimp and on the horizon you may perchance per chance per chance compare the mountain Kaldbakur bathing in the spotlight.”
Half of the Art Stroll Porty 2020 festival,
Two Areas at Sea runs from 5 September-31 October 2020 in Portobello, Edinburgh. A simultaneous outside exhibition is being held in Akureyri, Iceland.