We had a couple of days of rain on the east coast. However, the weather has potential to make dramatic changes within a day. We already had rain all day until about 4:00 pm at the glacier lake Jökulsárlón when the sky cleared for about 1 hour then clouds and rain closed in again. We had just settled down to dinner at the restaurant at Árnanes guesthouse when sunshine broke through the dark clouds for a second time in the day.
This image was taken from the verandah of the restaurant at Árnanes.
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snunney (89060) 2013-12-06 4:24
The light is indeed quite dramatic under that stormy looking sky. I like very much how it plays across the landscape. Fine technical presentation.
rbassin (19657) 2013-12-06 4:40
Vous avez su saisir ce moment particulier d'une percée de soleil, et l'éclairage est vriament magnifique.
Très belle campage avec des teintes superbes.
HimalAnda (10229) 2013-12-06 5:00
The cloud over the mountain is very impressive!
I also like the difference of lights between the foreground and the background.
Subhogen (4067) 2013-12-06 5:04
Excellent moment captured, where there seems to be a tussle between the sun and the clouds over the possession of sky. Nice colors and clarity and very well presented. Thanks for sharing.
yquem46 (38750) 2013-12-06 5:52
A simple nice shot that works well thanks to the mild light on the green field at FG and the contrast with the cloudy threatening skies over the hill
A pleasant well do,e picture
have a nice WE, best regards
patpatch (1601) 2013-12-06 6:23
What a very nice shot with a lot of contrast.
I like the variety of green colours due to the ray of light on the fields at the foreground.That gives a nice brightness to the picture and contrast very well with the dark and dramatic sky.
I think that the rectangular frame is perfect for the horizontal and linear drawing of the fields.
Royaldevon (33073) 2013-12-06 7:43
Dramatic weather creates dramatic photographs!
The light on the f/g is almost iridescent and achieves excellent, horizontal patterns; strong contrasts to the focal hill, dark, menacing and shrouded with clouds.
My warm regards,
Romano46 (18472) 2013-12-06 10:57
una splendida immagine che riflette molto bene il carattere dell'Islanda, terra quasi deserta per la scarsità di presenza umana a causa del suo clima ostile, ma attraversata da fenomeni naturali che hanno caratterizzato in maniera particolare il suo paesaggio con grandi distese, montagn, ghiacciani, laghi e cascate.
Un territorio che può fare la gioia di ogni fotografo disposto a sopportare disagi, ma che ripaga con maestosi paesaggi come questo da te ripreso in maniera eccellente.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
siudzi (34131) 2013-12-06 12:10
Wow! What a fantastic moment you have observed and photographed! Really unique and beautiful landscape post achieved due to the great light conditions you met. Superb image! TFS!
chawax (19768) 2013-12-06 13:51
You caught a great atmosphere on this one, great contraste between dark clouds and the sun light. Typically abn icelandic moment I must say !
dkmurphys (52285) 2013-12-06 23:12
Amazing scene, looks so unreal. Gat ram attic atmosphere, well taken.
Have a fine weekend.
npecanhuk (69552) 2013-12-07 3:03
Beautiful picture of a pleasant-looking location!
Special regards to the exposure, colors, slim horizontal format and composition!
TFS - congrats,
Enjoy your week-end,
timecapturer (49288) 2013-12-07 3:06
a shot full of the drama that only nature can provide. Your light management here is just perfect at extracting the atmosphere and intense beauty of this moment. Not an easy shot to get the most from but this succeeds superbly. Quite wonderful!
Enjoy the weekend - B.
SnapRJW (31625) 2013-12-07 23:34
Hello Trevor - A shot that highlights the weather conditions and superb light. Moody and evocative, a fine image that captures the moment, I love the way the cloud over the mountain seems to glow with a inner light. Warm regards Rosemary
mesutilgim (88568) 2013-12-08 2:34
Very nice capture of this stormy scenery in June !
Good layout and perfect light management.
TFS and have a nice weekend
aleXundar (1256) 2013-12-09 0:10
Great timing of the shot when the sun just came out of the clouds, creating a dreamy effect over the panorama.
Wonderful treatment of light and shade both in the field and the bg as well. Lovely colors.
Didi (58794) 2013-12-21 6:30
Great dramatic ambiance with interesting lights direction who gives a nice 3D effect
Curious_Eye (1320) 2014-06-11 14:26
A stunning capture of the moody landscape. The afternoon light is even softer through the grey clouds. Lovely richness of textures and a great DOF. Thank you for sharing Iceland with us.
All the best,
- Copyright: Trevor Moffiet (trevormoffiet) (3112)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-06-26
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Olympus OMD EM5, Olympus M Zuiko 12-50mm 1:3.5-6.3
- Exposure: f/11, 1/125 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Iceland
- Date Submitted: 2013-12-06 4:04