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 was one of the most rewarding mornings I ever had at the Diamond Ice Beach at the Glacier lagoon at Jökusarlon, I used to run tours to Jökusarlon and back (to Reykjavik) in a single day. This was a 14 hour trip with 10 hours of driving. In December, the sun...
This beautiful Iceland Landscape features a mountain called Hofell which is an ancient volcano in the South Eastern part of Iceland.
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.