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N 2 B 10 C 0 E May 29, 2018 F Jan 19, 2020
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What I first found out on arrival is that Vestrahorn, belive it or not, is on private land, meaning that the whole site belongs to some family.

They are not kings, they are not countesses, just your hard-working, yet extremely lucky, average icelandic family.

So you first need to pay a fee to enter. That happens on the left side of this picture, so you have what could be Vestrahorn on your left and the open sea to your right.
You can also pitch your tent, which is a cheap way to also make the place yours. At least temporarily.

When that was done. I went to investigate the area, still not really knowing where I could get THE View.

In my ignorance, I decided to follow the mountain wall. It wasn't too stupid at first since there was a former movie set where the replica of an ancient icelandic village had been built. It made a nice visit.

But then I had to wonder about that mountain to my left.
It had to be Vestrahorn.
But to be sure, I now had to walk away from it. Getting some distance for a better perspective. So my eye and ultimately my wide angle lense could feast.

So for about an hour, I walked to reach the beach and away from the mountain wall. Until all doubts had vanished, this was Vestrahorn.

But it was so wide, no way it could all fit in. So for another hour, I tried to get as far from it as I could, following the beach, while also noticing that the clouds were coming. I now had to hurry.

That's when I decided to make my Vestrahorn a diptych, even allowing to extend the perfect shape a bit.

More Vestrahorn for more of my pleasure as a photographer and as a viewer.

And the insurance to have the pictures right since an hour later, Vestrahorn was engulfed in thick clouds, turning it frustrastingly invisible until at least the next morning when I left.

If only i had seen that there was a road going to a not-very-discrete US Army base that everybody that's willing to pay, drives on. That's how efficient people do it.

Even when the mountains has finally disappeared into the clouds and I'm back to the tent with a big smile on my face and nearly cramps to my legs.



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N 4 B 8 C 0 E May 29, 2018 F Jan 19, 2020
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First, let me wish you all a wonderful year 2020. May it bring to you everything you need to keep a sincere smile on your face and some warmth to your heart.

Things have been crazy busy at work and, even though I don't see the end of it, we still have a lot on our plate Flickrwise too...

Starting with Vestrahorn and its one of a kind silhouette. Also one of Flickr users favorite.
Mine too.

I can't even think of a mountain that looks more appealing to me. So when I went to Iceland for my first and only time, it had to feature as a mandatory ingredient in the trip menu.


Tags:   photographe no filter adventure photographer travel traveler photography photographie french voyage visit voyageur angle home tour brice retailleau quintessence de voisinage bright website backpack life backpacker beauty best composition perspective pure light colorful colourful couleurs scenic trip du monde around world earth wonderful beautiful gorgeous amazing journey destination tourisme tourism backpacking sea ocean seaside oceanside water coastline coast panorama landscape paysage scenery vista perfect mountain montagne reflection mirror tide roadtrip iceland islande icelandic Vestrahorn hofn

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Blue hour shot of Lytham RNLI Jetty, Lytham st Annes, Lancashire.

N 44 B 105 C 0 E Dec 31, 2019 F Jan 19, 2020
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N 1 B 12 C 0 E Jan 18, 2020 F Jan 19, 2020
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