VestraHorn Wash

VestraHorn Wash

Dramatic Beaches of Iceland

More Magic from Stokksness looking out to Vesturhorn Mountain. The East shore at Stokksnes faces the Norwegian sea. 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. To be safe, it is wise to sit back and watch for 5 – 10 minutes.
I like to get in among the rocks with the hope of some nice water trails appearing after the rocks have been washed. At times, I have the sea surging in front of me and a slope of rocks behind me so that I can clamber up the steep rocks if a surge gets too big.

Long Exposure Magic

The long exposure effect on a rocky coast is one of my favourite landscape photography tricks. As well as being able to control the exposure with the Magic Cloth, the open shutter can really enhance the movement going on in the foreground. The communication of movement with the long exposure is much stronger if you can contrast the moving sea water with some sharp details on a stationary object. That mountain background will be the same in everyone’s photos on that day, but it is the foreground and the timing of the exposure that makes the shot mine.

January Star

January Star

It was horrible conditions that brought about this beauty. We were sand blasted and windswept on the black sand beach, day 2 of a 3 day tour.

ColourRipples

ColourRipples

We caught the tail end of the overnight storm. The wind & sand created incredible scalloped textures in the fresh glacier ice.

Farewell Vestrahorn

Farewell Vestrahorn

Time to say good bye to Stokksness for another month. Vestrahorn mountain always delvers some beautiful scenes and not to mention the interesting weather.

Photo Calendars

Subscribe

RSS IcelandAuroraPhotos

  • Iceland : Glacier Lagoon 252 Piece Puzzle by IcelandAuroraPhotos
    27.19 GBPIcebergs on the Jokulsarlon Glacier lagoon in Iceland.Customize your own puzzle to create another fun moment. These are available in 11x14 inches. The included images will be sublimated on chipboard material, then finished in satin. This diecut puzzle board comes contained in a stylish metal tin. The game’s 252 precisely interlocking pieces make an […]
  • Iceland : Frozen Gullfoss waterfall Samsung Case by IcelandAuroraPhotos
    14.00 GBPThe incredible beauty of Iceland's Gullfoss waterfall in the middle of a cold cold Winter.This sleek Samsung case protects your phone from scratches, dust, oil, and dirt. It has a solid back and flexible sides that make it easy to take on and off, with precisely aligned cuts and holes. • BPA free Hybrid […]
  • Iceland : Night of Ghosts on Canvas by IcelandAuroraPhotos
    86.18 GBPGreen Northern Lights with a fabulous reflection over the Jokulsarlon Glacier lagoon on Canvas. Add a touch of Iceland and some brilliant Aurora Borealis to your interior space. • Acid-free, PH-neutral, poly-cotton base• 20.5 mil (0.5 mm) thick poly-cotton blend canvas• Canvas fabric weight: 13.9 oz/yd2(470 g/m²)• Fade-resistant• Hand-stretched over solid wood stretcher bars• […]

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This