Midnight in Skagafjörður

Magical light of Iceland.

These are scenes of a summers’ night I spent cruising along Skagafjörður in north Iceland. Being all alone around midnight on the edge of the fjord, with the quiet landscape drenched by the low sun, was an unforgettable experience in “shuddering before the beautiful.” I had a good mind to set the camera aside and fully immerse myself in the symphony of light.

Tröllaskagi mountains in Skagafjörður

Tröllaskagi mountains of Skagafjörður
5D Mark III, 70-200L f/2.8 IS II

 

Light of this quality renders even ordinary objects refulgent, as witness the next couple of images. The red of the truck is very difficult to retain in sRGB space for web viewing since it spills out of gamut. I fear that on many monitors it may look either blown or a dull orange.

Truck-Midnight-Sun-Skagafjordur-Iceland

Midnight sun in Skagafjörður

Light of the midnight sun in Skagafjörður
5D Mark III, 70-200L f/2.8 IS II

 
Midnight sun on Tröllaskagi mountains

Midnight sun on Tröllaskagi mountains
5D Mark III, Zeiss ZE 50 f/2 MP

 
Route 76 in Skagafjörður

A night to remember
5D Mark III, 70-200L f/2.8 IS II

 
 
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