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A JOURNEY ALONG THE RUGGED SOUTH COAST

ICELAND ROCKS

A FORMATIVE EXPERIENCE

Over the course of a few days our itinerary took in  a wildly varying and constantly dramatic landscape of ice, water and rock.

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VIOLENT STREAMS

Saying Iceland has some nice waterfalls doesn't really do justice to the scale, power and abundance of the torrents cascading off the glacier-backed uplands to the north of our route.

Our challenge was to photograph these wild downpours, capturing the impressive nature of the locations, without getting entirely soaked.

Skógafoss  ISO 200, 18mm, f /4.5, 1/400 sec, E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS, Sony Nex-7

AERIAL RECONNAISSANCE

Many of the locations in this set are accessible from the main road circling the island. There were also a number of opportunities to get out the car and gain some elevation for windswept and interesting views of the surrounding landscapes.

In particular, the Reynisfjall ridge provided great views including the Mýrdalsjökull glacier, and the Reynisdrangar or 'Troll Rocks'.

TAKING IT LITTORAL

The contorted basalt sea cliffs at Dyrhólaey provide a great place to stop and see the sea and also provide wonderful views across the black sand spit to the green ridge of Reynisfjall.

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