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Light in Iceland: Hallgrímskirkja

Celebration of Icelandic light.

Inaugural post of a new series, Light in Iceland.

The light in Iceland can be exquisite year-round. But from mid-November to early February, when the sun hovers close to the horizon, the light assumes an otherworldly quality. The soul-shaping hues of pink and red are poetry and music writ on the wintery Icelandic landscape. Images made in this magical low-angled light will absorb us in this series.

To kick off, we focus on a Reykjavík icon, Hallgrímskirkja, at once recognizable from all points in the city and beyond.

The collection will be archived here.

Hallgrímskirkja, Aerial photo, Morning glow, Reykjavík, Iceland

Glow
5DS, 100-400L IS II

 
Hallgrímskirkja, Aerial photo, Morning glow, Winter, Reykjavík, Iceland

Winter’s morning in Reykjavík
5DS, 24-70L f/2.8 II

 
Hallgrímskirkja, Sunset, Reykjavík, Iceland

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

 
 
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