This photo shows Vesturhorn from the beaches of Stokksnes. This corner of the beach has interesting rocks and some very large swells. This is because the sand is so flat that the ocean is very shallow for about a mile out to sea. I had to be a real wave dodger as I ran down to the rock between wave surges and had about 10 seconds to compose and shoot before the next big wave.
I am shooting with a 24mm prime lens and a 6 stop ND filter so that I could get a longer exposure. I managed 6 seconds at f/11. The sky would have had only a half second exposure as I was using the Magic Cloth.
This basalt structure has withstood many thousands of years of Icelandic weather, although it recently had a concrete base manufactured to prevent erosion.
This brown landscape scene captures the essence of the Vestrahorn location during the thawing season.
This was the worst weather I had seen at this beach. The terrific winds were blasting sand at the backs of our necks as we struggled with our cameras.