Here is a not very known place of Iceland, but one of my favourite : Kerlingarfjöll mountains. These mountains are a volcano between Langjökull and Hofsjökull glaciers in Iceland highlands. It is only 1,477 metres height at its top but is isolated, hard to access (you need a 4 wheel drive to get there) and has a very rough climate (we had snow showers at our camp bottom of the mountains that evening !). The place is famous for the many walks you can do there, in particular in Hveradalir valley. This is where I took this picture. Hveradalir valley is a very amazing place ! Rhyolite adds red / orange colours to the landscape and the sulphur and water steams from hot springs create a unique atmosphere. Moreover at that time of the year the remaining snow makes the landscape more beautiful again. And most of all we were lucky having a fantastic light while the weather was awful all day long ! We enjoyed a lot our walk in this valley and it was no doubt the greatest photo pleasure of our trip in Iceland !
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kasianowak (9355) 2014-06-15 2:26
Amazing landscape indeed the patches of snow contrasts nicely with the brow mountains and look like smudges of icing on a cake. The light is very beautiful here.
HimalAnda (10669) 2014-06-15 2:56
En contemplant cette photo, je comprends parfaitement ton enthousiasme ! Ces lieux sont splendides, avec de belles couleurs sur les roches et la terre qui contrastent bien avec ces plaques de neige. De plus, la lumlière est très belle, avec une belle alternance de zones d'ombres et de lumière.
trevormoffiet (3112) 2014-06-15 4:31
Absolutely beautiful. Terrific Photo with all of those mountain folds and snow under really nice light and shade.
I didn't get to see this part of Iceland.
Thanks for sharing.
Gigidusud (21151) 2014-06-15 5:08
Malgré la mauvaise météo la photo est magnifique avec une lumière splendide. Quelle aventure!
jjcordier (79297) 2014-06-15 23:41
Sublime endroit dont ta photo rend toute la beauté, surtout en grand format.
Oceania (5202) 2014-06-16 6:49
This mountain-scape is so unique and beautiful. They are mainly in two colors: brown and white. But the view is breathtaking. The picture was excellently taken. Thanks for showing us.
sayeed_rahman (6455) 2014-09-20 3:45
Yes the pleasure is immense when you see it in front of you cos the terrain is very similar to the upper himalayas back in north india, but the pleasure is greater if you have made nice crisp, pretty photo !
no burn, the snow perfectly exposed, the sun kissing the curves, no loss of detail, nice my man..
- Copyright: Olivier THIERRY (chawax) (20758)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-06-26
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 60D, Sigma 17-70/2.8-4 DC Macro
- Exposure: f/8, 1/60 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Iceland / Islande 2013
- Date Submitted: 2014-06-15 1:38