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Awesome Icelandic Sunset



I took this photo while on a winter tour in Iceland. Our guide said this was the best sunset he had ever sen at this location--the Vestrahorn Mountains...
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I took this photo while on a winter tour in Iceland. Our guide said this was the best sunset he had ever sen at this location--the Vestrahorn Mountains
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28 Comments | Report
TonysPage
 
TonysPage January 06, 2017
Same here.. But well not bad shot either
Farouq29
 
Farouq29 March 23, 2017
Beautiful.
andrasroth
 
andrasroth March 23, 2017
Beautiful!
bradtech
 
bradtech April 17, 2017
This is paradise!
SamDean
 
SamDean April 17, 2017
What editing program do you use?
Witmar
 
Witmar April 18, 2017
amazing picture
Paulacook144 Platinum
 
Paulacook144 April 24, 2017
Lovely colours and light in this photo. Well seen and handled.
michaelglascock
 
michaelglascock April 26, 2017
Beautiful image & work !
Marcpen
 
Marcpen May 22, 2017
Great composition
cdhollingsworth Platinum
 
cdhollingsworth July 20, 2017
WOW. Simply WOW.
Neckbone
 
Neckbone August 11, 2017
Beautiful scene and capture!
CPF_Photoart PRO
 
CPF_Photoart August 31, 2017
Wonderful colours
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katherineplessner August 31, 2017
thank you--a beautiful place
Robs-view
 
Robs-view September 04, 2017
Beautiful!
frankie520
 
frankie520 September 11, 2017
Cool
Byronfairphotography PRO+
 
Byronfairphotography December 13, 2017
Absolutely beautiful / Voted
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TomasTar June 02, 2018
Awesome
Pamelabole PRO
 
Pamelabole Jan 14
Beautiful!! Congrats on your challenge award!!
katherineplessner PRO
thank you very much
malcolmdjeffries PRO
 
Fabulous well done
terrymccollum Ultimate
 
terrymccollum Jan 14
Absolutely Stunning Photo! WOW!
katherineplessner PRO
thank you very much--Iceland is an amazing place
katherineplessner PRO
 
thank you everyone for all the nice comments--I am amazed and humbled
margaretgodfrey PRO
 
Great shot, congrats on people\'s choice 😊
katherineplessner PRO
thank you very much. I am honored and surprised!
Vash01Photo Ultimate
 
Vash01Photo Feb 20
Beautiful scene but what is it? Where?
katherineplessner PRO
I took this at sunset in Iceland of the Vestrahorn Mountains
AW_Images21
 
AW_Images21 Feb 20
this is fantastic wow
katherineplessner PRO
thank you very much awb007
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RickL Mar 18
Beautiful landscape photography
katherineplessner PRO
thank you very much Rick
Hood PRO
 
Hood Apr 14
Wow...amazing scene and capture!
katherineplessner PRO
 
thank you Hood it was a magical evening
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sheriswanson May 23
Gorgeous shot
katherineplessner PRO
thank you sheri
emmalouse PRO+
 
emmalouse May 31
wow amazing
katherineplessner PRO
thank you very much emma

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken of the Vestrahorn Mountains in Iceland. I was touring there with a group of girlfriends and an awesome guide.
Time
Our fantastic guide was from Iceland, and is a well known photographer there. he drove us from place to place, looking for the best morning and evening light. This photo was taken at sunset, which the guide said was one of the best ones he had ever seen--lucky us!
Lighting
One thing about visiting Iceland in the winter is the short days. The sun comes up late in the morning and just seems to move across the sky without getting very high. If there happens to be clouds, you can get beautiful colors in the sky for most of the day. On this evening the sunset colors became just spectacular.
Equipment
At the time I took this I was using a Sony A65, with a Tamron 28-300mm lens, and a Sirui tripod. I really like this lens as an everyday walk around lens, to be ready for whatever comes along.
Inspiration
I loved Iceland. As we drove along we had mountains on one side of our vehicle and many times the ocean on the other. I also love images with reflections in them, and when it is a mountain reflecting I am even more happy! I found this water pond in the black sand earlier and knew if it looked like we would have a nice sunset I wanted to come back to this spot. After I got myself set up for the shot, the guide came and set up along beside me--I then knew I was in a good location!
Editing
I just use picassa for post processing and maybe just worked with the contrast a bit in this image.
In my camera bag
When traveling I always bring along an extra camera body-just in case. Like I said I like this all around lens, plus I carry and 14mm wide angle lens, and not for this trip, but others I take along my 150-600mm zoom for wildlife. I did not use any filters for this image, but I do carry with me a polarizer and a split neutral density filter.
Feedback
I can just say that when traveling to a new area, you just have to be prepared for anything and it always helps to have a knowledgeable guide.

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