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The trip that keeps on giving while I'm busy not taking many photos this month. Well, Iceland is a bit like that, a small island with no end of beautiful places to marvel at and reap images from.My time in the east of the country spanned essentially one whole day from sunrise at Hengifoss to a rainy night at Hofn. But these images cover the day up to Seydisfjordur. I actually arrived at Hengifoss the night before but I hadn't realised it was a 2km uphill hike from the car park to the waterfall. And in any case it was dark and the northern lights were displaying. But the following morning I headed out during a vivid sunrise towards Hengifoss, the only person there or en route, allowing me to enjoy the quiet solitude for over an hour. I headed further east towards Seydisfjordur, enjoying a spectacularly colourful drive flanked by stunning autumnal colour. I'll add images from that to a post dedicated to shot taken along roads. Seydisfjordur is a small coastal town with not much going on but for some great views from the hill overlooking it and a small waterfall called Gufufoss.After taking in a few views of the fjord I found Fardagafoss, composed of upper and lower waterfalls but I'll add images from that in a separate post.For now enjoy these shots, processed to bring out bolder colour and contrast and hopefully convey a sense of the beauty of this land. Mostly shot with the Olympus E-M5 and 12-40mm F/2.8. 

Jan 19, 2017

East Iceland

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The trip that keeps on giving while I'm busy not taking many photos this month. Well, Iceland is a bit like that, a small island with no end of beautiful places to marvel at and reap images from.

My time in the east of the country spanned essentially one whole day from sunrise at Hengifoss to a rainy night at Hofn. But these images cover the day up to Seydisfjordur. 

I actually arrived at Hengifoss the night before but I hadn't realised it was a 2km uphill hike from the car park to the waterfall. And in any case it was dark and the northern lights were displaying. But the following morning I headed out during a vivid sunrise towards Hengifoss, the only person there or en route, allowing me to enjoy the quiet solitude for over an hour. 

I headed further east towards Seydisfjordur, enjoying a spectacularly colourful drive flanked by stunning autumnal colour. I'll add images from that to a post dedicated to shot taken along roads. Seydisfjordur is a small coastal town with not much going on but for some great views from the hill overlooking it and a small waterfall called Gufufoss.

After taking in a few views of the fjord I found Fardagafoss, composed of upper and lower waterfalls but I'll add images from that in a separate post.

For now enjoy these shots, processed to bring out bolder colour and contrast and hopefully convey a sense of the beauty of this land. Mostly shot with the Olympus E-M5 and 12-40mm F/2.8. 
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Looking east towards Seydisfjordur.
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József OldalJan 20, 2017 03:43 AM

Hi,
just wanted to say how enormously I enjoy the sequences of your Iceland trip. Stunning photos in all the posts and a style of narrative I like very much. Thank you for sharing them with the world. For a very big part of that "world" - including me - a trip like this would may be one of "the trip of a lifetime". For that reason I still hope you have not abandoned the idea of sharing a little bit more about your trip...

"I may elaborate in a later post how I planned and executed my trip..." Alpha Whiskey

It is quite a shame that after waiting for and looking for your posts in Photographylife.com, it took me such a long time to arrive to the "source". Congrat for this site!
Cheers

Alpha Whiskey PhotographyJan 20, 2017 05:45 AM

Thank you József for the very kind words. I greatly appreciate it.
I may write a post on here in the future about how I planned the trip. :)
I don't think I'll contribute to Photography Life anymore, at least not for a long while as I want to focus my efforts here.
To that end I greatly appreciate you visiting my blog and taking the time to comment.
Warm Regards,
AW.

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