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Hverfjall

The crater’s many moods.

Hverfjall is a massive tephra ring crater formed during a volcanic eruption around 2800 years ago. It is part of the Krafla Volcanic System near Mývatn in north Iceland. The crater is 1.3 Kms in diameter and 140 metres deep.

As these images suggest, the Icelandic landscape is given to rapid and dramatic transformation wrought by capricious weather and lighting conditions. Often it is only a matter of minutes for a complete makeover.

A word on pronunciation: Hver = kver, put a ‘k’ before ‘where’, and fjall = fyaatl. Approximately, kver-fyaatl.

Also, none of the photographs below is a black & white conversion.

Hverfjall, late evening light, Mývatn, Iceland

Late evening light
5D Mark III, 100-400L IS II

 
Hverfjall crater, Mývatn, Iceland

Earlier in the afternoon
5D Mark III, 100-400L IS II

 
Hverfjall crater, Mývatn, Iceland

Snowy – an 11 mm view
5D Mark III, 11-24L

 
Hverfjall crater, late evening light, Mývatn, Iceland

Sweet light – view over the frozen Lake Mývatn
5D Mark III, 100-400L II IS

 
Hverfjall crater, Mývatn, Iceland

Hverfjall crater, Mývatn
5D Mark III, 100-400L IS II

 
 
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