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Apr 14, 2014 - Europe, Iceland    No Comments

Krafla Hot spring

This is a picture of the volcanic area of Krafla in Northern Iceland.
One of the many hot springs that you can encounter around there.

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Mar 28, 2014 - Europe, Iceland    No Comments

The Doll house

This is one of the many isolated houses that you can encounter when driving around Iceland.
I really like this picture, the moss covered lava field in the foreground, the colored house and the waterfall in the back. I wonder how it would be to actually live here, far from anything else.

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Mar 5, 2014 - Europe, Iceland    No Comments

Snæfellsnes Fjords

Between two car rentals, I had few spare days. So I decided to hitchhike to the Snæfellsnes peninsula.

Finding a ride was pretty easy, and in less than an hour I was with two nice girls on my way to a small fisherman village called Grundarfjörður.

The fact is the sky had other plans. As soon as we arrived, it began pouring and it didn’t stop for the last 36 hours!

My 2 nights 2 days can be resumed as followed :

Deserted camp site, pouring rain, leaking tent, furious wind, Chinese noodles, pouring rain, lemon tea…

I spend the next 36 hours alone in my tent, bored to death with nothing to do than trying to sleep…
As soon as the sun came back, I packed my stuff and headed back to the Capital, longing for a bed, a shower and some dry shoes!
I did took the time to take this picture :

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Feb 23, 2014 - Europe, Iceland, waterfall    No Comments

Öxarárfoss

I went hiking in Þingvellir around midnight, the sun was down but as it didn’t go far below the horizon, there Was still enough light to hang around. The park was so beautiful in the dim light, I walked for an hour in the cracked belly of earth, where the North American and Eurasian Plate drift apart.
The trail led me to Öxarárfoss waterfall where I took this long exposure.

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More on Pingvellir here!

Feb 4, 2014 - Europe, Iceland, Sunset    No Comments

Green fields of Iceland

This is one of the wonderful sunset I had the chance to experience in Iceland this summer.
The light was awesome with some orange crepuscular rays going trough the clouds. I looked for a subject to capture and that old rusty gate inspired me.

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Dec 26, 2013 - Iceland    No Comments

Merry christmas and happy New Year!

I wish you all a wonderfull christmas and a happy new year!

See you next in 2014 for a new year filled with photography and travels.

 

Here is a picture of south Iceland.

 

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Nov 12, 2013 - Europe, Iceland    1 Comment

Icelandic horse

Here is another photograph taken during our road trip around Iceland last summer. I couldn’t come home without taking a picture of this symbol of Iceland named Icelandic horse.

They are a special breed, the only that you could find in Iceland because The government strictly forbid entry of any horses in its country. The breed has a double coat for better insulation in winter and two unique gaits (five gaits total).

Þingvellir

A panoramic view of Þingvellir, south East Iceland. Þingvellir is a national park famous for its special relief. The parc sits on the top of the continental drift between the North American and Eurasian Plate which create numerous cracks or faults all around.
But Þingvellir is also a cultural and historical site. This is here, that was created the first parliament around the year 930. Every summer for almost a millennium, in this plain, was held an assembly that directed the country. Even during the year of foreign domination, the laws where enacted here.
The Biggest decisions where made in Þingvellir, from the christianization of Island in 1000, to the allegiance to Norway in 1281, to the independence in 1944…

A place full of history where I found myself all alone, hiking around midnight under a magnificent sky.
After climbing on top of the main crack, I took some rest at the feet of Öxarárfoss waterfall to take this panoramic view. We can see the Þingvellir church on the left, edged by the parliament plain and the Þingvallavatn lake behind.

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Sep 17, 2013 - Europe, Iceland    No Comments

The Sun Voyager

Hey folks, it’s been a long time! I have been really busy lately, working on my house and learning manual blending trough photoshop!
Actually this is my first image processed with manual blending, I hope you will like it.

This sculpture can be found close to the sea in the Icelandic capital of Reykjavik. Despite its appearance, it’s not supposed to be a Drakkar (vikings boat). Named Sólfar or The sun Voyager, it depict a dreamboat, sailing for the sun, bringing hopes of discoveries, hope and progress. Designed by Jón Gunnar’s in 1988 for the two hundred anniversary of the city, it was placed at its present location in 1990, a year after gunnar’s death. It’s nowadays one of the most photographed monument in Reykjavík.

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