north of Iceland truly is a land of contrasts. Its long valleys and peninsulas are interspersed with mountains, lava fields and smooth hills carved out by rivers. The deep and numerous indentations in the coast of the North are at times lush with vegetation, at others barren. As one nears the Arctic Circle in the northern latitudes, the midnight sun is invariably awe-inspiring. The North is home to Iceland's second largest urban area, Akureyri, located in Iceland's longest fjord, the mild-weathered Eyjafjörður. Akureyri, rich in culture and history, has a charming downtown full of late nineteenth century wooden houses. In summer, golfers can take advantage of the midnight sun at the Arctic Open.
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petarl (1187) 2014-07-29 6:39
It's all blue, flowers, water and sky. Great POV and colours. Clouds are in amazing 3D shape. It seems that mountain radiates some light to the bottom of the clouds making them red. But more than anything, the flowery field. Iceland is a nice country. Regards, Petar.
dta (70959) 2014-07-29 6:49
Hello Grzegorz ,
MAy be a little to much contrast in the clouds (but I like contrasts , too) , but this composition is wonderful , with the superb flowers in the FG , and the beautiful mountains coverd by superb cloudy formations .
adidas5nb (5685) 2014-07-29 6:53
woooha... what a riot of elements in the frame all in harmony.love the p0v and the light and the colors.
lousat (81666) 2014-07-29 8:37
Hi Greg,absolutely fantastic! You show us a magic moment during the Iceland year,a purple carpet made by these flowers and spectacular hills in background with the last snow,and all under a magic sky...for me is enough..ehehe...my best compliments for the quality,have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
rbassin (19649) 2014-07-29 10:33
c'est un très bon cadrage et une bonne idée d'avoir intégré ces fleurs en bas de l'image.
un superbe paysage d'Islande.
rogerl (1544) 2014-07-29 18:37
Grzegorz, what a beautiful shot from Iceland. We were just there as well; my photos have not yet come to the top of my list of things to post :) This is a wonderful composition, with points of interest from the near foreground out to infinity, and great clarity throughout. The interesting clouds are a great bonus. Thanks.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-07-30 5:23
this is stunning! A glorious landscape sandwiched between two splashes of blue. The fg flowers are just amazing and your DOF perfect at making everything so clear in this glorious capture. A real beauty of a shot! Well done!
Regards - B.
chawax (19768) 2014-07-30 12:49
Nice POV on the fjord and the beautiful red mountains surrouding it. You had a very beautiful sky and the blue lupines make a very good foreground.
Have a nice day,
- Copyright: Grzegorz Oczkowicz (GREGG) (7888)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-06-21
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature
- Camera: Canon 5D, 17-40 f/4 L USM Canon, 77mm HOYA UV
- Exposure: f/11, 1/125 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-07-29 6:11