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Enchantment in the Subarctic

An evening to remember.

The iconic table mountain Sellandafjall in north Iceland is a personal favourite of mine. My friend Kristinn Ingi Péturson and I spent a blissful autumn evening two years ago on the banks of Sandvatn, captivated by the play of light on the mountain.

Sellandafjall, Mývatn, Iceland, Sunset

Sellandafjall, last light
5DS, 100-400L IS II

Sellandafjall, Mývatn, Sandvatn, Iceland, Sunset

Golden hues
5DS, 100-400L IS II

Rainbow at Sandvatn near Mývatn, Iceland

Rainbow over Sandvatn
5DS, 100-400L IS II

Sellandafjall, Mývatn, Iceland, Sunset

Post-sunset glow
5DS, 100-400L IS II


Our location made possible the following unusual composition of two great icons together in one frame: Herðubreið, Queen of the Icelandic mountains, at least 50 Kms away, and the graceful arc of Sellandafjall.

Herdubreið, Sellandafjall, Sandvatn, Mývatn, Iceland

Herðubreið and Sellandafjall
5DS, 100-400L IS II


Earlier in the evening, we enjoyed a fluid tableau of beautiful reflections.

Sellandafjall, early evening, Iceland

Sellandafjall, early evening
5DS, Zeiss ZE 50 f/2 MP

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