We all have photos in our mind we want to take way before we actually visit the place. Lupine fields were definitely one of those visions for me before going to Iceland. After arrival to Iceland I had a chance to photograph some fields with reasonably good light before this shot, however when we stopped at these scene, I knew it was a winner for me. It was bit adventurous as we had to cross an electric fence (functioning) to get to this field, for that we have been rewarded with amazing light, misty mood, beautiful colors in the sky and nearly no wind which allowed me to take 10s exposure without blurring lupine flowers.
Lupin is an invasive plant alien in the Icelandic Ecosystem. One of the main objectives of founding national parks is to ensure that nature develops in accordance with its own laws. In a national park where it may be necessary to counter the process of erosion, species native to the area should be used to restore vegetation. In Skaftafell, lupin seeds were sown in barren areas in the Bæjarstaður forest in order to stop erosion. After Skaftafell was designated as a national park and protected from the grazing of sheep, the lupin began to infiltrate other plant communities and spread quickly. In the period 1982-1988 the lupin-covered area in Skaftafell increased seventeenfold.
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ancevski (3358) 2009-07-07 2:30
Excellent photo.. Perfect colors and light!
mkgoyal2004 (837) 2009-07-07 2:46
Hi Lucie CzNLUkKw,
You have beautifully captured the beautiful flowers and sunset lights with good composition and proper sharpness.
cigdom (2592) 2009-07-07 3:04
What a great photo! This place looks wonderful with lovely flowers and nice sky. Very well captured.
dkeus31 (27735) 2009-07-07 3:06
great ambiance, the colors in the sky are simple lovely, the foreground flowers are nice.
I might raise two little drawbacks concerning the horizon line which lies in the middle of the picture and seems tilted to the left, what do you think?
ku-fotak-chtik (1142) 2009-07-07 3:31
Opet prvotridni prace, myslim, ze to je opravdu TOP class co a jak fotis. Jen pokracuj a vytrvej, je nadherne pozorovat tve fotky a mista co jsi navstivila.
Nadherna kompozice, barvy, moment, technika jak jsi to vyfotila a pekny popis k fotce :)
Dal bych ti vic bodiku ale je tu jen smajlik :)
Mej se hezky Jirka
cbrman (21645) 2009-07-07 3:51
Un paysage magnifique baignant dans une très belle lumière bleue qui s'adapte parfaitement au champ de fleurs. J'aime beaucoup la manière dont tu as cadré. Les montagnes à peine évanouie sont splendide sous ce magnifique ciel !
Bruno40 (6658) 2009-07-07 7:31
Beautiful, really beautiful!
I think I sawthis also in Flickr.... I leave my compliments here.
yquem46 (38742) 2009-07-07 9:12
you're not posting very often but when you do it's definitely worth being present !
Almost all blue, misty, a superb pink sky, what a moody shot
pauloog (11747) 2009-07-07 14:44
Light and colours superbly captured in this blueish view. The touch of red brings the view to life and well evokes the beautiful Northern late evening light.
syrus_persia (2270) 2009-07-08 2:00
Great shot full of colors and beautiful details.
Nice sharpness and great light.
jonathan_hart (21274) 2009-07-10 17:58
100%amazing landscape, and at a perfect moment
jocduerr (217) 2009-07-13 0:28
the vast field of lupines in the foreground and the misty mountains in the back make it unique
sultana (2101) 2009-07-17 5:47
I am an admirer of your gallery.All of your photos are excellent.Your ligth management, framing, composition are perfect for all of your photos.congratulations.
Best regards ,
Piotrek80 (672) 2009-07-22 3:00
Unusual photo as for Iceland. I like cold and calm atmosphere of the field.
tober (8797) 2009-07-27 16:10
Hi Lucie, that's a breathtaking photo which has a sort of tranquilizer effect. The blue carpet of lupins, misty mountain range and pinky clouds make it an amazing composition. Regards, Tolga
sonkai (1105) 2009-10-10 9:50
It's really like a dream,it reminds me some scene from the movie "What dreams may come".I find blue tone here wonderful,picture is completely wonderful.Thanks for sharing.
sid_sn (171) 2009-12-08 19:12
Lighting and exposure setup results very good. Particular bluest tone looks very nice great job.
danrockd (23) 2010-01-18 10:13
breathtaking.. again the sharpness and colors are brilliant.. the radiance in the image is captivating !!
and what an incredible place !!
Mmeerkatt (0) 2010-01-18 23:12
faubry (35405) 2010-05-23 15:31
wonderful flowers fields! nice blue colors!
- Copyright: Lucie CzNLUkKw (lucinka) (9976)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-06-28
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon 17-40mm f/4 L USM
- Exposure: f/16, 8 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Favorites - landscape 06 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2009-07-07 1:28
- Favorites: 4 [view]