Brown is the colour
This brown landscape scene captures the essence of the Vestrahorn location during the thawing season. The image observes the unique textures and patterns made by the melting ice and snow and the wetness of the basalt sand allows for a reasonable amount of reflection of the mountain – thus rendering the scene mostly brown. Not many brown images make it through my selection process, but this goes to show that it is not just the light and colours that make a great landscape, but the shapes and textures also.
My only regret is that I only took one photo of this scene. I wish I had played around with the composition, settings and exposure over 2 or 3 shots.
This beautiful mountain is called Hofell and is an ancient volcano in the South Eastern part of Iceland. It's last eruption blew itself up and what you see now is just the shadow of it's former self. The district was seized by Hrollaugur Ragnvaldsson...
The black sand beach has a very shallow gradient, so although the sea can appear calm and non-threatening you can be caught in a large surge that creeps slowly up the beach.
This extraordinary photo was taken in the middle of the night in South Iceland. It was taken on a full moon night in October just before 1 a.m. Believe it or not, the post processing challenge was to darken the image to make it look a little bit more like a night photo. The moon was behind me…
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