David Hume Kennerly Blog

The 100-Minute Photo Workout

By David Hume Kennerly | Sep 3, 2014

Yesterday I gave myself a visual challenge: Shoot 20 or more unique, (and hopefully good), photos where I take pictures all the time, and do it in 100 minutes or less. (I had to be somewhere at 9 am!). This is similar to what I did every single day last year in pursuit of pictures […] Read More

Iceland – Day 5 and 6 of Backroads Trip

By David Hume Kennerly | Sep 1, 2014

Day 5 started with a spectacular cloud-encrusted sunrise that provided a dramatic backdrop to the Hotel Ranga where we were staying.  Our destinations today were a geyser, a waterfall, and a bike ride along a lake. Iceland has a multitude of water-related activities, whether it is frozen or just flowing. Sunrise over the Hotel Ranga. […] Read More

Iceland – Day 4 of Backroads Trip

By David Hume Kennerly | Aug 31, 2014

Day Four started with close encounters of the cow kind. A large herd of the critters gathered behind a fence to watch as we prepared to leave for the day’s activities. James Kennerly was the first to spot them, and in no time they had lined up behind him as if he was their paramount […] Read More

Iceland – Day 3 of Backroads Trip

By David Hume Kennerly | Aug 28, 2014

We started our day by strapping on crampons and heading up to the Falljokull Glacier (actually, “Jökull” means “glacier” in Icelandic). A river runs under the glacier, and most of our merry band filled their water bottles from the frigid, sparkling, delicious stream. From where we stood, the top of the glacier field is filled […] Read More

Iceland — Day 2 of Backroads Trip

By David Hume Kennerly | Aug 26, 2014

On Day 2 of our Iceland trip we trekked into Skaftafell National Park, part of the Vatnajokull National Park, to see the Svartifoss waterfall. The rushing river cascades over black hexagonal lava columns, and reminded me of the Giant’s Causeway, a similar natural wonder that I saw earlier this year in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. […] Read More

Iceland – Day 1 of Backroads Trip

By David Hume Kennerly | Aug 25, 2014

After spending two days in Reykjavik on our own, Rebecca and James and I linked up with the Backroads group for a week-long tour of Iceland’s southern coast. It included biking, hiking, boating, and of course, eating some fine food!  Backroads is a company we have linked up with several times in the past. Earlier […] Read More

My New Book Website is Live!

By David Hume Kennerly | Aug 23, 2014

The “David Hume Kennerly On the iPhone” website is up and running. It gives an overview of  my new book, a link to order it, and some excerpts.   David Hume Kennerly On the iPhone

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Back to Iceland After 28 Years

By David Hume Kennerly | Aug 22, 2014

  In Iceland at this time of the year you can touch sunset with one hand and sunrise with the other. On the longest day the sun sets around midnight, and is up again at 3 a.m. The sun comes up early on the approach to Iceland Iceland also has some wild swings in temperature, […] Read More

NPR’s Don Gonyea on President Ford

By David Hume Kennerly | Aug 18, 2014

”‹In one of my longest-distant interviews ever, NPR’s intrepid Don Gonyea reached me at the Hotel Skaftafell in Freysnesi, Iceland as I was preparing to scale the Svinafell Glacier last week. He wanted to talk about President Ford’s first days in office 40 years ago, and I wanted to discuss the spectacular sights of Iceland. He […] Read More