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Following on from yesterdays upload I've been going through my Iceland images, seeing that is where I should be right now..

Really surprised at how many images I've managed to find that hadn't been touched, including this one taken not long after sunrise at Vestrahorn, Stokksnes.

A very different image to the last one, cropping in lot tighter into the mountain, giving a better view of the mountain to the rear often called 'Batman Mountain' with the glowing morning clouds reflecting into the wet sands.

If I can't be there, this is the next best thing at the moment.

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Shot almost a year to the day, an archive image from last year of the fantastic Stokksnes peninsula and Vestrahorn Mountain Range, I should actually be over there now but for reasons that are only too obvious I'm sat in my front room instead....

This location is one of my favourites in Iceland as you can get so many different types of shot here, you certainly aren't limited to one spot to shoot from, the only thing limiting you is your own imagination, and sometimes the very brutal weather, a nice amount of cloud present on the right had side at a similar level to the mountains helped balance this composition out.

Just a few minutes walk from this spot I had rtried to get some shots in the sands dunes this morning but the weather took a very violent turn for the worse and saw us being in the middle of a huge black sandstorm, the extremely strong winds whipping up the black sand and forcing it with real venom into your face, and basically anywhere else that it could get, not a hope of any images, in fact not a hope ofeven looking straight ahead, head down, and retreat to the car after a quick glimpse of what direction it was in. I'm still finding coarse black sand in my jacket even now.

You would never know the condtions looking at this image which depicts a calm looking morning and semi lively seascape, nothing to give a clue to the chaos that was unfolding a few mins walk away! An absolutely unforgiving Country weatherwise, and I really wish I was back in the middle of it all now.

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Happy New Year to everyone, and the first post of 2021, an archive image from a couple of years ago that I haven't shared on here.

Barmouth Railway Bridge in Snowdownia which spans over 800 meters across the Afon Mawddach Estuary.

Some seriously dramatic weather this day in the midst of a storm one moment, then broken sunlight, then a bit more storm and repeat. I had to wait for the bridge to be lit up while it wasn't raining, which eventually happened, and thankfully the sky was suitably dramatic at the same time. I'd always wanted to walk over this bridge since I first went over it by rail in 1988, I finally got to do it this day.

I couldn't decide about including the yacht in the compostion at the time but the more I look at it I like it in there.

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This image has been lain on my hard drive untouched since February, having another root through the the images from the Isle of Skye it stood out as one that definitely needed some love and attention as it had been passed by.

The end to a great shoot at Elgol with the sun already having gone down, with there still being some really good colour in the dramatic stormy sky, and the sea absolutely pounding inland it was hard to stop shooting, so I didn't....

I think this image for me just epitomises Skye and just how wild it is when the weather takes a turn for the worst, which sometimes is no bad thing if you are out with your camera, well it is if you are only 5 minutes walk from the car....

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So this is a NEW picture, it's fair to say I've almost forgotten what one of those is, Lockdown hasn't treated me well, I've felt very trapped and very fed up about the whole not being able to go anywhere, I''ve not been on here as much as well as I really didn't want to see all the places I was being stopped from visiting. I know everybody is in the same boat but it has affected me adversely to the point where yesterday I just had to get out.

We decided to go for our allowed exercise (walk) in the Peak District where there had just been a recent dusting of snow, the drive over was interesting with nil visibilty in parts and thick snow, I envisaged the scene I wanted to photograph, and indeed 1 mile away everything was covered in snow but the mist was very dense so it would be a challenge, in this image there a little bit of mist at the the very summit, minutes before you couldn't see any of it!

Arriving at this spot I was quite amazed to find that this was the only hill in the area not to be completely covered in snow, not even a flake! also the mist was that bad you could hardly make the hill out, just so glad to be out again with the camera I decided to just stand there and wait to see if I got a break in the weather, as you can see, amazingly it happened, looking at the scene it didn't seem that it ever would but amazingly it did! so pleased, a worthwhile journey and the best image I've got from this location to date, it really didn't last long either with the clag coming back in shortly afterwards and hardly lifting again all day, enjoyed the walk, and came back with an image, happy camper, so good for the soul. Hardly saw anyone else all day, I'm gonna continue to pick quiet locations to travel to for a walk and hopefully some photography, all it needs is common sense.

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