Can you see the line of hikers in this photo? Actually, there are two lines. Look at the top of the mountain, just right of center, and you'll see another tiny line of tiny hikers. They give just a hint of the perspective of this landscape, what it is like to hike in the surreal surroundings that make up Iceland.
This shot was taken at Landmannalaugar, the heart of hiking territory in Iceland. It's not easy to get to base camp – the roads, such as they are, are quite primitive and rough, but it is worth it for the views of unusual geological elements – like the multicolored rhyolite mountains and expansive lava fields – are stunning and unlike anywhere else in the world.
The surrounding mountains are a fantasy spectrum of pinks, browns, greens, yellows, blues, purples, blacks, and whites. Two of the most popular mountains among hikers are Bláhnjúkur (meaning "blue peak") and Brennisteinsalda (meaning "sulphur wave")
(unfortunatley, i have no idea what "state' in Iceland this is located in, please let me know if i've guessed wrong, so i can correct the TE information. GPS: N63°59,600 W19°03,660
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jemaflor (101285) 2013-05-31 1:28
What a beautiful landscape with all these different colors, Well framed with also people to give a scale at the view, tfs.
chawax (20760) 2013-06-01 6:53
It looks you were luckier than me with weather ! I had cloudy weather when I've been there so the colours were not as beautiful as the ones you had ! It's incredible to see the many natural colours you have in just one place : blue, green, yellow, orange, red, grey, black, etc... The POV and the sharpness are very good.
Have a nice week end,
PS : to answer your question I think this picture should be set in Rangarvallasysla state, this is what I've done for mines ;)
EstudioChispa (2178) 2013-06-05 7:20
FANTASTIC set of colors and wonderful use of people to provide a sense of scale. Thanks for the hint in the note -- I may not have figured out that the little pips on the ridge were people!
Thanks for a little vacation to Iceland this morning -- a welcome look at a cooler climate, as summer has arrived in Texas this week.
mkamionka (39531) 2013-07-14 3:05
I had a pleasure to walk a similarly otherworldly landscape on Maui. I loved it and I think I would enjoy Iceland too. Just the weather discourages me from using my vacations for it. I have a similar picture with a line of hikers on the horizon on one of my photos from Argentina, they are hiking a glacier.
I like very much the colors so extraordinary.
- Copyright: kristin fellows (KristinsCamera) (2384)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-07-20
- Categories: Daily Life
- Exposure: f/4, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): this is Iceland!, hikers in paradise [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-05-27 6:20