Moss on Red
A landscape photo of the amazing Autumn colours on an early October morning. The location is under Svinafell mountain near Vatnjokull glacier in South East Iceland. There is a dramatic contrast between red and green. It is the late blueberry leaves as they reach the end of their season among the moss which is hardy plant. The green in the moss will stay well into the snow season, but really is at its peak in the September evening light.
This is a favourite place of mine to sit and wait. This was on a photo tour around Iceland last week to Dettifoss.
The weather was cloudy but as we turned the corner, a gap in the clouds allowed some beautiful, Winter light onto the scene.
The dawn is not a quick affair in Iceland. The colours can be good for many hours especially on a mid-Summer night.