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Where Ice Meets Fire

Posted by
Darkelf Photography (Perth, Australia) on 30 November 2015 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.


It took two attempts to see Kerlingarfjoll in Iceland in all its glory. The first time we drove from the north along route F35 through severe winds. After four hours of driving we got all of just about five minutes to get out of the car before strong winds and rain forced us to retreat and head back.

The second time (on our second last day of the trip) we gave it another shot through the southern part of route F35 and we got pretty much the prefect weather to see this amazing place. Fresh snow covered the upper parts and it looked absolutely stunning combined with the colour of the mountains and the blue sky.

The volcanic origin of these mountains is evidenced by the numerous hot springs and rivulets in the area, as well as red volcanic rhyolite stone the mountains are composed of. It is a place where the ice truly meets fire and the experience is wonderful.

I used the small hiking party as a human element in this scene to capture the true scale of the mountains and terrain.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III 1/6 second F/16.0 ISO 100 28 mm

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