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Fog in the Fjord

Mjóifjörður in east Iceland is among the most spectacular fjords, one that lies off the beaten circuit. It is a place that is very dear to me. A grand total of 35 hardy souls call this remote outpost home. On this evening we got a demonstration of Iceland‘s notoriously fickle weather. No sooner had we descended into the fjord than the fog moved in, rapidly obscuring the mountains and the water, trapping us in a scape of shadowy mystery. Ethereal does not even come close to describing the feeling.

This sequence of images tracks our ingress and retreat.

View of Mjóifjörður

Mjóifjörður in east Iceland
5D Mark II, 70-200L f/2.8 IS II

 
Hesteyri farm in Mjóifjörður

Hesteyri farm in Mjóifjörður
5D Mark II, 24-105L

 
 

Doggie dude refused to budge, so I included him in the composition.

Mjóafjarðarkirkja (1892)

Mjóafjarðarkirkja (1892)
5D Mark II, 24-105L

 
Rounding of the sheep

Rounding of the sheep
5D Mark II, 24-105L

 
Old house

Old abandoned house
5D Mark II, 24-105L

 
Advancing fog in Mjóifjörður

Advancing fog
5D Mark II, 24-105L

 
 

Ruins of a stranded World War II British landing craft, party illuminated by our car lights.

Ruins of WWII British landing craft

Ruins of WWII British landing craft
5D Mark II, 24-105L

 
Shrouded in fog

Veiled peaks
5D Mark II, 24-105L

 
 

After our ‘escape’, Mjóifjörður looking down was a cotton bowl.

Mjóifjörður - a cotton bowl

Mjóifjörður - a cotton bowl
5D Mark II, TS-E 24L II

 
 
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