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Rewarding Light

On our Iceland trip this year, NicolasAlexanderOtto and I were hiking during the first 4 days from the south to Landmannalaugar and experienced some of the most spectacular Icelandic landscapes there is.
While hiking we met so many interesting people which we had good conversations with and the connection to the landscapes felt stronger as in the travel mode we usually travel in, in a car, only doing day hikes.
This experience definitely sparked my passion for hiking in remote places once again.
I remember taking this aerial shot on one of our most intense hiking days where we also had a tough but fun river crossing, I guess it took me 10 minutes to cross the river and then had numb feet for the same duration.
Until then we didn't have many great photo opportunities and we were already hungry for the first "keeper shots" after putting in a lot of sweat.
It was still one hour to sunset when suddenly there was a striking beam of light from the dramatic looking sky, touching the surrounding hills.
I immediately pulled out my drone to frame the impressive scenery with the dominant volcano in the left and the river flowing into the frame from the bottom.
After the 4 day long hike our friend Marc picked us up with a rental car and we switched to the more familiar rubber-tramp / road trip mode.


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Date Taken
Aug 16, 2020 7:35:13 PM +00:00
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DreamsofEden's avatar

Stunning landscape. Thanks for sharing.

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Ema2008's avatar
Is butiful 😍👍
Ema2008's avatar
Is butiful 👍😍
LipsterLeo's avatar

Breathtaking! What an amazing country.

edinabaltas's avatar

Fascinating! Magnificent scenery! :clap:

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Lingha's avatar

Awesome work ! Both you and Nature ;)

Merhlin's avatar

That's one amazing "keeper" photo for sure. Looks like something from a video game or a pic taken on another planet. The colors are so rich, the view so expansive! I love what drones have opened up in the way of photographic opportunities that would have otherwise required helicopters or planes. Easy to see why Iceland is on so many photographers "bucket list."

MomoMondblume's avatar

Wow! Really impressive! :love:

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