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Into The Dawn

Posted by
Darkelf Photography (Perth, Australia) on 30 January 2016 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.


This is another photo from my morning escapade to the rugged coast near Vik in Iceland. Shooting in the morning was a great experience for me, mostly because I was usually alone at the locations I have picked. I had all the time to take in the light and landscape and I just felt a part of the scene that I was trying to capture.

The clouds were rolling in very fast that morning but they were broken up enough to allow the occasional ray of sunshine to break through. In this scene that light burst through beautifully right over the sea stacks - Reynisdrangar - in the background.

Basalt rocks that form the coast made for an intriguing mosaic, water movement made up the rest of the scene and filled the black sand in the foreground. The waves are usually huge and very dangerous here and this time I have chosen a higher vantage point so that I was reasonably safe from their might. One is never too safe around the coast and I still had to be on a look out for any larger wave as it could easily reach even the spot where I was standing.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III 2 seconds F/16.0 ISO 100 24 mm

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