After a drive from Reykjavik to the Snaefells Peninsula I got to the little towns of Arnarstapi and Hellnar. Both have nice cafes and these were my first stop. After some relaxing sips of espresso I dragged my camera to the sea to explore the coast.
The main image shows the famous Gatklettur (hole-rock) natural arch between the two above mentioned towns while the complementary image shows the proximity of the houses to the sea. The main image can also be seen as a large version by clicking on the panorama icon.
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Iceland doesn't let me go :-) I sat under the xmas tree with friends when their older daughter sat next to me. Her studies brought her to Iceland where she studied some fox type and she told me "go, I have tons of wonderful secret places for you that I will share with you once you go" ... she spent weeks out there in the wilderness, her favorite country meanwhile. On Sunday I visited B.'s godchild and she listens to music so I asked her "what the heck is this, I love this music" and she says it is Soley, they're from Iceland, I listen to Iceland music non-stop these days". This is a wonderful image, Peter, the nearly "stings me in the eyes" type of green looks fantastic against the light blue in the water. Great again the frozen water and how it is sort of slowly pusehd/squeezed through the keywhole. Love these dark clouds at the edges of the image, I bet it didn't stay clear for a long time :-) Nice the CI too with the typical Iceland houses. Never say no to an espresso, this is the way to go ... it needs a warm-up phase like stretching your bones ... I am wishing you all the best for 2016, stay cool ...
Once again, what a wonderful shot, out of this world landscape, so surreal and beautiful and the dramatic mood enhance by the clouds and slow shutter speed to give that sense of time laps and the wave seem in motion. I can only imagine being there to soak it all in.
Para mim isto é um tesouro de formação rochosa que levou milenios para ser assim fotografado. Excelente ponto de vista com uma profundidade impressionante. Eu gostei demais das cores destas rochas bem como do manejo da luz que voce administrou muito bem. O verde sobre as formações rochosas também me agradam muito e dão vida ao cenário inósptio e dramático. Uma beleza de longa exposição meu amigo !
Encore une vue superbe d'Islande
Ici le ciel et la mer créent comme deux plans parallèles qui se rejoignent à l'horizon. Cet effet est accentué par le plateau qui borde l'océan.
Toujours une lumière superbe sur l'avant plan.
That is an interesting arch. I like the symmetrical shape to the arch. It does not look like it is going to last too much longer as that center section looks a bit precarious. Very nice scene to say the least.
I hope you had a nice Christmas. Did Albuquerque and the Rio Grande Valley get a lot of snow this past weekend. I caught some of the Sun Bowl from El Paso on Saturday and it was snowing like heck. I was thinking I had made a good decision not to go to New Mexico around Christmas like I had initially planned.
Dank der langen Belichtungszeit enstanden tolle Farben und Kontrast.
Schade dass die Ausläufer des Bogens rechts nict komplett zu sehen sind, aber dazu hättest Du wohl ein fisheye gebraucht....
Trotzdem, tolles Foto!
Alles gute für 2016,
Iceland is one of my dream travels, but it's soooo expensive that I must always leave it behind and travel elsewhere....
I really love this surreal atmosphere and how the light changes so dramatically from FG to BG like if we past to darkness when we cross that arch. Iceland is famous for its moody weather and atmospheres that change very quickly and your photo is quite a good example of those amazing atmospheres we can see there.
This is again one stunning image from your trip to Iceland. Everything must have already said. What I like most id the atmosphere which this photo transmits. I looked a long time the large version, all the well rendered details of this natural arch and the whole foreground and the fine effects of long exposure and a wide angle on the front of the arch.
The 24 - 70mm is Rob's "Go-to" lens too and the quality really shines here. F9 and pin-sharp from the fg rocks to the mountains in the bg. Possibly because of the ND and the smoothing of the water but it makes the arched rock stand proud and be true 3D... the pano even more so!
I didn't get to this area of Iceland, there is always something more to see, isn't there? I love the CI, those cliffs look a lot more stable than the sandstone of Sunset Cliffs. This is one of those images that really benefits from the large view....It feels like you can walk right into the arch. HLJ, Patricia