Faroe Friend

The Faroe Islands is a treat for photographers. It’s packed with stunning, diverse landscapes with changeable weather conditions offering a lot of variety in what you are shooting.

I was pretty spoilt when I did a trip there last year with a few friends.

So I have to wonder why, nearly a year later, I’ve only processed one image from there…and it’s of a dog?

Don’t get me wrong, it was a lovely dog…but still.

As soon as we had parked up in a lovely little village this dog was running to greet us. The constant tail wagging seemed to shout ‘New Friend! New Friend!’ and he wasn’t taking no for an answer.

After an obligatory pet we wandered in search for the nearby pier and beach, and this dog was more than happy to follow.

Little did we know that the beach seemed to be his favourite place in the whole world!

I don’t know much about this dog, but in a short space of time I leant that he loves sand. Also, if there was one thing that he loved more than sand…it was stones. Combine those two and this dog went…well…mental.

I’m convinced if you cut this dog open he would consist of:

Pebbles – 70%
Sand – 20%
Dog – 10%

He relentlessly ran around, dug in the sand, chased pebbles, potentially ate pebbles, weaved in and out of us and my precariously placed tripod – just having a lovely time really.

It was a shame to say goodbye once we were done in that location.

So I’m sorry that you’re not seeing the epic landscapes that this place has to offer, but this little pooch has certainly brought me back some great memories of the trip.

  • Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • Focal length: 145mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/1250s