The Icelandic landscape is so otherworldly that I can post photographs of this strange place all day. I find that I can’t stop looking at the following three images as a constant reminder of how different the landscape was compared to where I am at home.
Here, the combination of pure white snow on the foreground of the image, and the extremely low resting clouds over the mountains in the background, creates a feeling of being compressed into a box, like the roof of the world is slowly compressing down upon you. Not to mention the random blue ice in the mountainside from where Mt. Eyjafjallajökull glacier used to touch adding to the detail of this bizarre landscape.
Even this image, taken from a slightly different angle, with a partial zoom, and as the clouds pull off from the mountaintops, feels as if it is from another planet. The combination of the black volcanic rock against the white snow, leading up to the hills of ash and more snow offers a moon-like feeling to the landscape.
I’ve recently posted this landscape before, but I really like how it looks in black and white instead. The B&K works wonders to display this 2,000 sqkilometer lava-rock field that makes up a vast part of the Icelandic wilderness.
Coming Monday – A straight dive right into Icelandic culture, the Icelandic people, the geology of Iceland, and a re-cap (as well as new additions) to interesting facts about Iceland.