Rauðisandur

Rauðisandur

Rauðisandur Beach

Rauðisandur means “Red Sand”. Rauðisandur is in the Southern part of the Westfjords and is south facing. It is not too far from Patreksfjörður and it is short driving distance from Latrabjarg puffin cliffs. People come for the colour of the sand because everywhere else in Iceland has black sand beaches. Driving down to Rauðisandur isn’t for nervous passengers. There is a steep winding road from the mountains to the beach and it is quite narrow.

Long exposures

For this beach photography technique, I was trying to stick to 2 second exposures with a magic cloth. I noticed that there was this amazing colour as the larger waves receded, so I timed the exposures to coincide with this moment. The result is this incredible salmon pink colour on the saturated sand.

Velvet Beach

Velvet Beach

This beach is the final land based resting place for ice chunks that calve from the retreating Vatnjökull ice cap.

GodafossSpring

GodafossSpring

This photo of Godafoss waterfall was taken on a Spring-time trip to North Iceland.

Colour Jelly

Colour Jelly

This was mid January on a 3 day photo tour. We hit the beach about an hour before sunrise after a comfortable breakfast.

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