This has to be one of the most remarkable locations I have visited even if the weather was not as good as it could have been. Located in the interior of Iceland, we arrived there by 4WD bus from Reykjavik and spent one night there before setting off on the beautiful laugavegur hike. The long days meant long twilights which made photography even more satisfying at the ends of the day. This was dawn on the second day after I had slipped on those rocks giving me wet feet for the rest of the day's hiking.
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The classic scene associated with the Drakensberg - Cascades of the Tugela river with the Amphitheater in the background. If you don't have this shot, then you can't say you've photographed the Drakensberg!
From Mount Hood's Vista Ridge, 45 minutes after sunset, 3 min exposure, 8-stop ND + 3-stop GND, no HDR
Climbed to Barrett Spur the other day with the hope of catching interesting light on Mount Hood. Alas, this turned to be my least favorite kind of hike - lots of sweat (3000ft ascent) for crappy views, hairy two-hour descent in total darkness on a snow-covered trail. On the upside the flowers below the treeline are absolutely gorgeous, but there is still way too much snow above the treeline.
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Sometimes, when you drive out in hope of a good dawn in the darkness, you just get lucky. This morning was one of those days when grey skies lit up for a few minutes including a very truncated rainbow in the distance. On a cold wet winter morning, I had this place all to myself to appreciate and it reminded me that no matter how many times you visit the same spot , it is never the same! It probably takes some imagination to see a dragon churning the waters but I think I can see one