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After a day's long hike through the mountains of Lofoten, lashed by cold, wind and rain in equal measure to being stunned by rainbows, sun rays and crepuscular colours, there's nothing like entering a warm and cosy cabin like those in this picture.

Hamnøy, Lofoten, Norway

Sony a7R Mark II with SOny FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM

Tags:   camera:sony_a7r2 norway lofoten huts mountains oceanscape seascape f:ultrawide f:wide cabins FourByThree Hamnøy reine

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On a dirt track leading above the much-visited Seljalandsfoss reveals a view of where the chilly waters from the famed fall go -- through a narrow river delta out to the Atlantic, with the islands of Heimaey acting as watchers to their exit.

One of the best parts of visiting Iceland is taking random dirt tracks and seeing where they lead you. In our fist visit to the island in 2009, this approach (by necessity rather than design due to a road closure) took us to the magical Nupsa Valley which ended up being one of the highlights of the trip. In 2017, we bypassed the hordes at Seljalandsfoss (aka the Justin Bieber fall) and took a dirt track that lead up the hill from which the waterfall tumbled.

This led us to lovely views to the South past the Vestmannaeyjar archipelago and on to the Atlantic and to the West back over the road that carved its way through the coastal flatlands leading back to Reykjavik. More impressive than these views were the numerous other beautiful waterfalls that lay further upstream along the track. These falls had no visitors at all and although not quite as dramatic as Seljalandsfoss, would have been major highlights in almost any other country. More photos of these falls to come when I get more time to spend in Lightroom...

Above Seljalandsfoss, Southern Iceland, 2017

Sony a7R Mark II with Leica APO-Summicron-M 90mm f/2

Tags:   camera:sony_a7r2 iceland seascape islands delta river CinemaScope f:long panorama beach Heimaey archipelago

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The hunt to find clear skies to see the aurora in Norway took us to some very cold and icy places!

Driving westwards on the island of Kvaløya in Northern Norway on our way to Tromvik, we came across this dramatic view near Grøtfjord. The darker clouds above were making way for thinner ones that allowed more of the cold winter sun to filter down onto the snow draped landscape we were in. In the brightening light, the ice stalactites that had formed over winter by the roadside glowed like vivid blue fangs.

Kvaløya, Near Trømso, Norway, 2013

Canon EOS 5D Mark II with Canon EF 17-40mm f/4

Tags:   camera:canon_5d2 square norway tromso snowy stalactites road seascape f:wide ice kvaløya trømso

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With the sun yet to rise over the distant mountains in Lovćen, the morning's mist continues to blanket the bay of Kotor in Montenegro.

This perspective (i.e. far away, zoomed in) shows just how much larger the mountains that bound the Bay of Kotor are in comparison to the man-made structures of its towns. In this photo, you can see the clock tower in the charming town of Perast to the left and the museum on the island of Ostrvo to the right.

The geography of the region is similarly interesting. Although referred to as a bay, Kotor is actually a 'ria'. Apparently a ria is a coastal inlet formed by the partial submergence of an unglaciated river valley. Kotor's ria was formed by the Bokelj River which used to flow from the high mountains in Orjen, which are to the west of Kotor (and behind this photo).

Geography aside, the scenery is very similar to the fjords in Norway, albeit with a warmer climate and very different vegetation. Definitely worth a visit before Montenegro becomes as popular a tourist destination as Croatia has become!

Stryp, Bay of Kotor, Montenegro, 2018

Sony A7R Mark II with Leica APO-Summicron-M 90mm f/2

Tags:   camera:sony_a7r2 montenegro Cinemascope f:long panorama waterscape mountains kotor Perast Lovćen morning mist fog lovcen

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The flat, unwelcoming landscape spread from horizon to horizon beneath a sky without end, with only the distant rush of water hinting at what lay beneath our feet a few hundred paces beyond...

Hollowed out of the arid terrain by the unruly passage of ten millenia of glacial melt, the plunge pool of Aldeyjarfoss was a beautiful sight after a long and bumpy journey through the inhospitable Icleandic Highlands.

Although the colours in the sky improved later on, this shot a touch earlier in the day allowed for some light to illuminate the the rush of water into the plunge pool as it radiated outwards like a bridal train before being funneled out to the Greenland Sea. The dark basaltic rock would soon fade to black with the setting sun, not helped by the large overhang that rimmed the basin by the falls themselves.

While not the most memorable falls I've been lucky enough to visit (hello Tugela Falls!) this was one of the best spots we visited on this trip to Iceland!

Bárðardalur, Icelandic Highlands, 2017

Sony a7R II with Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM

Tags:   camera:sony_a7r2 f:wide f:ultrawide panorama longexposure iceland waterfall Aldeyjarfoss Bárðardalur basalt ThreeByTwo


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