Posts Tagged ‘iceland’

Iceland #10

Wednesday, August 13th, 2008

Each of these shots is made up of 5 images, giving an almost 180 degree panorama image. It works quite well for these epic volcanic and glacial landscapes of Iceland’s Skaftafell National Park.

A friend told me that the flat-top mountain in the middle image is actually the result of a volcano erupting under a glacier!

These are most definitely the last of the Iceland series.

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Iceland #9

Tuesday, August 12th, 2008

Iceland rock detail. Click images to view larger

Iceland #8

Monday, August 11th, 2008

Iceland Black & White studies.

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Iceland #7

Thursday, August 7th, 2008

Shots on the theme of simplicity. Iceland.
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Iceland #6

Wednesday, August 6th, 2008

Lava fields, Iceland.

The second to bottom image here shows a evidence of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge that lies across Iceland. The fault show here is actually the result of the slow movement apart of the Eurasian and North American continental tectonic plates, which are parting by 2cm a year.

Over one third of Iceland is volcanically active and scattered with lava fields. Iceland is far enough north that it should be entirely covered by ice and snow, like Greenland to the west. The heat generated by the ridge keeps the country in a constant state of thaw.

Iceland #4

Monday, August 4th, 2008

The tortured landscape of Skaftafell National Park, Iceland

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Iceland #3

Sunday, August 3rd, 2008

Iceland #2

Saturday, August 2nd, 2008

Iceland #1

Friday, August 1st, 2008


Svartifoss (Black Falls), Skaftafell National Park, Iceland


Iceland is possibly a photographer’s paradise and definitely a geologists paradise. The landscape a step back in time – where the rock isn’t still being shaped by glaciers, there are large-scale examples of perfectly-formed volcanoes, lava fields and black volcanic beaches.

I came back from 10 days in Iceland with over 800 photographs. It’s taken me until now to make some sense of these images. The first set of images looks at the impressive waterfalls.

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