Iceland
Iceland

The Queen's Fantasy



In the highland of northern Iceland, surrounded with lava fields and pumice, is the mountain that all the locals respect deeply. It's our queen Herðubrei...
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In the highland of northern Iceland, surrounded with lava fields and pumice, is the mountain that all the locals respect deeply. It's our queen Herðubreið, the national mountain of Iceland.

The elevation of Mt. Herðubreið is 1,682 m (5,518 ft). I pass it almost every day in the summertime in my daytours
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Behind The Lens

Location
This is our most beloved mountain, Herðubreið. It's located in the lava fields of Ódáðahraun in Iceland, north of the biggest glacier in Europe. The road you can see on the photo is road F-88 that goes along the oasis of Herðubreið and up to the Askja Caldera. Herðubreið is called the queen of Icelandic mountains. It's a table mountain, the lower part made of palagonite and the upper part from pillow lava or just basalt.
Time
10.10.2015 11:18am ISO 400, f/11, 1/500sec, 46mm, on my way to Askja, the Caldera.
Lighting
The sun is casting mild shadows on the lava, it was filtered through and between layers of clouds.
Equipment
I used Nikon D5300 and AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II lens, tripod and a remote shutter.
Inspiration
This is my favorite area in the world, I go there every day in the summer 2014, 2015 and 2016. The Icelandic highland, north of the glaciers.
Editing
Yes, I tried summoning the sky in photoshop, the clouds were there in the raw, just had to ... make it more visible.
In my camera bag
My worn-out bag includes Nikon D5300, two extra batteries, Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC lens, AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II lens, AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor ED 55-200mm F4-5.6G lens, remote shutter, lens cleaning cloths and chocolate. Chocolate is the most essential thing to carry when driving the center highland of Iceland. Of course food, water and other survival essentials are needed, but standing in a great landscape, waiting for the right lighting calls for good Icelandic chocolate.
Feedback
Contact me if you visit Iceland, and always, always use a tripod.

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