Yearly Archives: 2010

Driving along the southern coast of Snæfellsnes on an October evening, we discerned a break in the clouds, holding out the possibility of an eventful sunset. Even by the standards of Iceland’s capricious weather, Snæfellsnes represents an extreme case. The peninsula stands fully exposed to the fury of the Atlantic’s violent moods, and its own […]

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Beating the odds, we got to see moonrise on two consecutive evenings in the Bláfjöll (“Blue Mountains”) area near Reykjavík. Both the images of the moon below were taken handheld. However, the second one was shot in fast fading light, and preserving detail in the moon while maintaining a reasonably defined foreground was tricky. Fortunately, […]

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The ancient farm of Ingjaldshóll located in the shadow of the Snæfellsjökull glacier is steeped in history. Christopher Columbus is said to have spent time here absorbing lessons from the experienced Viking seafarers before embarking on his voyage to the Americas. In the first photograph below, we see the Ingjaldshóll church at dusk. Churches all […]

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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.   At the same time, to my left, another instance of high drama was unfolding: the crest […]

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