Finally I’ve uploaded the majority of my Iceland pictures, there is still some work in progress 😉
And here I present you the first 3:
- Tranquil Power
Back from Iceland only a week ago I'd like you to present the first picture of my Iceland series, a tranquil moment at Skógafoss, one of our first destinations on the ring road.
We stood at this point trying to get the last shots during the blue hour, what we didn't know was the green, ahhhh the big surprise some hours later 😉
- First Light over Eldhraun
If there is something I really like about Iceland then it's the variety of different surreal landscapes, sometimes you only drive 20-30km and you see landscapes which have a completely different character, however the only thing all areas have in common is their surreal and extraterrestrial look. Maybe that's the reason why a lot of movies have been filmed there, for example Prometheus, Oblivion, Star Trek Into Darkness, The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty, Interstellar or Star Wars Episode 7: The Force Awakens, just to name a few.
But, not to digress, I just wanted to show you one of these typical types of landscape, in Eldhraun most of the land is covered by lava fields. These lava fields are the result of a deadly vulcanic eruption which lasted almost a year (between 1783 to 1784).
Apparently the area also features one of the most magnificent lava tube systems in the country, located north of the Lake Laufbalavatn. More than 200 caves have been found there!
Nowadays most of the lava fields are completely covered in a thick layer of moss.
In this picture you can only get a glimpse of how surreal this area looks like 😉
- Meandering Beauty
Another one from our first offroad adventure on the F210, after almost missing the sunset (see picture "Fire over Iceland") we were still hungry for more nice scenery during blue hour, so we continued driving in the dawn while looking for some nice overviews until we found this spot with that beautiful meandering river towards the peculiar mounatin in the background. In the meantime the wind had gotten really strong so we really struggled to keep our tripods safe and still for some time. Because the light had already faded away the canyon part of the frame was really dark and required a 10min exposure which luckily turned out sharp, not razor-sharp but still sharp 😉
At the time I captured the frame I was already quite sceptical whether the image would be completely ruined by the wind gusts, but now I'm quite happy that the 10min exposure turned out well!