Until now this is my absolute favourite landscapes I have ever seen in life! It's like a dream painting becomes reality as I saw this monolith mountain within this stunning autumnal landscape ... Perhaps you like it, too
21.09.2010 - EOS 5D Mark II with 24-70L and polarizer
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Jokulsarlon lies in Iceland's South East - some 380km away from the capital Reykjavik. It is easily accessable by the ring road and is definitely worth spending several days there as the weather conditions change giving a whole variety of different possiblities for photography. This particular evening was clear and there were icebergs floating close to shore or already ashore. I fished this one out of the water for this image. Image was taken with a 3 stop soft and 2 stop hard GND (slight cast in the sky which I have left in). People have often commented on previous photographs about the reflection being brighter than the sky ; that is the intention with this image and several others I took while on the trip last year.
This was one of the strangest displays of light. During the magic hour the mountains were completely shrouded in clouds and there was no chance of any color that evening, or so I thought. After I had taken some exposures and it had gotten very dark I packed up my camera and tripod and started to walk back to camp. All of a sudden I looked backed and noticed the clouds starting to lift and a really strange glow hitting the underside of the clouds. I quickly ran back to the creek and tried to recompose in almost complete darkness. Was able to capture this strange light which disappeared second after this was taken.
Kirkjufell is one of 'the' landmarks in Iceland that photographers rightfully flock to. It is a conical shaped mountain on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula on the far west of the country. The nearest town of Grundarfjordur is a beautiful town set in a bay. A few kilometres away lies this mountain with a beautiful small waterfall nearby that tends to dominate compositions of images taken with this mountain. The weather was not kind to us on both of our visits to the area, however, on the last evening in the area, the skies cleared beautifully to provide us the opportunity for this image.
I like to back thru files now and then to see if I can find some stuff that I might have missed, I was able to find a few from my Iceland trip that I thought that I would share. The weather hasn’t been that great here on the east to get out to shoot as of late. Thanks a lot for looking and your comments.