Category Archives: Iceland

The enchanting mountain Kirkjufell (“Church Mountain”) is the signature of the fishing village of Grundarfjörður. This glacially-sculpted beauty dramatically changes its appearance with viewing location, revealing its many facets as you wend your way around the village. Kirkjufell and its surrounds represent a rich photographic terrain, amenable to a variety of lighting and weather situations. […]

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The mountain Vesturhorn (454 m) is located in southeast Iceland near the town of Höfn. Some refer to it as Batman Mountain and you’ll see why. In the right conditions it can be an irresistibly menacing sight. Vesturhorn is “a batholite made of gabbro, with high cliffs and steep screes.” (vide Iceland Road Atlas). The […]

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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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