The farm at Hlíðarendi in the village of Fljótshlið in south Iceland is famous in Icelandic history as the home of Gunnar Hámundarson of the Njáls saga. We were fortunate to catch a marvellous sunset there this autumn.

Hliðarendi - an autumn sunset

Hlíðarendi - an autumn sunset
5D Mark II, TS-E 45 f/2.8 + Singh-Ray reverse GND filter


At the same time, to my left, another instance of high drama was unfolding: the crest of Eyjafjallajökull – still steaming months after its flights-disrupting eruption – was being caressed by sweet light. Unfortunately, I was without my second camera body, having damaged it the day before in a mishap (about which I will write in a future blog post). My sunset set-up had to be temporarily re-directed to produce this sub-optimal image.


5D Mark II, TS-E 45 f/2.8


Earlier in the summer, a very different ambience at Hlíðarendi.

Hliðarendi in summer

Hlíðarendi in summer
5D Mark II, TS-E 24L II


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