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Stokksnes - Vestrahorn, South East Iceland

Situated just outside of the town of Höfn on the south east coast of Iceland, this image captures the natural beauty of the Vestrahorn Mountains across the bla...
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Situated just outside of the town of Höfn on the south east coast of Iceland, this image captures the natural beauty of the Vestrahorn Mountains across the black ash sand dunes of the Stokksnes peninsula.
This vast and dramatic landscape experiences weather that can change by the minute - an hour before this image was captured the mountains were covered in cloud with very poor visibility across the dunes.
This place has been a location that I have wanted to visit since seeing images online a few years ago. Luckily I had the chance to visit during my recent trip touring the south coast of this amazing country.
Standing on these dunes, listening to the North Atlantic waves pounding the coastline whilst black sand blew across the landscape, was an awesome experience and one which I will remember for many years to come.
Image taken on Thursday 10th March 2016
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34 Comments | Report
grantkgillon
 
grantkgillon March 19, 2016
nice :)
jefboulet
 
jefboulet March 19, 2016
Wonderful photo. Beautiful light and composition.
sweetpea72
 
sweetpea72 March 19, 2016
Stunning
AliAlzuhair
 
AliAlzuhair March 19, 2016
Pretty work!
jrhalphen
 
jrhalphen April 28, 2016
What an awesome capture! Glad you were able to go to Iceland--on my list!
BlairB Platinum
 
BlairB April 29, 2016
Gorgeous!
yourlily
 
yourlily April 30, 2016
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
nina050 PRO+
 
nina050 April 30, 2016
Gorgeous gallery!
nina050 PRO+
 
nina050 April 30, 2016
And congrats on your well-deserved wins!
michaelcarvalho
 
michaelcarvalho April 30, 2016
Congratulations! Nice photo Wonderful capture.
busyginakate
 
busyginakate May 08, 2016
Really nice work!
lyoung403b
 
lyoung403b May 11, 2016
Excellent lighting and composition here.
sandystewart
 
sandystewart June 15, 2016
Magnificent image.
CLG_
 
CLG_ June 28, 2016
Gorgeous! Congratulations!
davenelson
 
davenelson June 29, 2016
Thank you to everybody for their feedback and kind words:)
TardyInFocus
 
TardyInFocus June 29, 2016
Majestic view - great colors
marshallholmes
 
marshallholmes June 29, 2016
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
marshallholmes
 
marshallholmes June 29, 2016
Fantastic!
I've always wanted to photograph the ethereal landscape of Iceland.
I have a question about your image.
Did you do much dodging and burning in post processing.
Regardless you have a wonderful range of tonality in the image.
Congratulations!
shyamalkumarroy
 
shyamalkumarroy June 29, 2016
Superb composition & framing
adavies PRO
 
adavies August 05, 2016
Beautiful image! Great job! If you haven't done so already, please consider joining my Peaks and Valleys challenge:)
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llfenleyphotography Ultimate
 
llfenleyphotography August 17, 2016
Absolutely beautiful! Another one of God's masterpieces!
samuelmasini
 
samuelmasini October 18, 2016
Impressive!
rbendixsen
 
rbendixsen November 19, 2016
Beautiful photo ;)
Neve_maguire
 
Neve_maguire November 19, 2016
Amazing!
mgenkova
 
mgenkova November 22, 2016
Stunning!
bathsalt
 
bathsalt February 24, 2017
Amazing photo!!
SparkPlug6791
 
SparkPlug6791 May 04, 2017
Beautiful
davepiel
 
davepiel September 03, 2017
Superbe Job
Cobypix PRO+
 
Cobypix September 10, 2017
Fantastic capture
spidi1981 PRO
 
spidi1981 November 23, 2017
Awesome image! Well done! ????
maxparisot Platinum
 
maxparisot July 31, 2018
Superbe, J'ai été deux fois en Islande et une fois au Gröenland
BabZz
 
BabZz October 23, 2018
Absolutely stunning view amazing shot family
CHazlett
 
CHazlett March 27, 2020
Amazing!
henrigamache_1065
 
henrigamache_1065 February 28, 2021
beautiful place.
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