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Mighty Kirkjufell by tourofnature
Mighty Kirkjufell

This is an absolute classic Iceland scene. On display are some of the elements that give the island that ethereal quality. A gushing waterfall of crisp clear water, the cold waters of the Northern Atlantic Sea and the unbelievable geography of a young land. The peak shrouded in clouds is Kirkjufell, which is undoubtedly one of the most picturesque peaks in the world. As a landscape photographer, were you able to design a scene to capture in an image, it would be hard to improve on the incredible flow and natural elements that are found here where Kirkjufell meets the Atlantic.

My wife and I camped about a quarter mile down the road from here on the outskirts of a fittingly picturesque and charming town tucked into a bay. I had one sunset and sunrise to photograph the scene, both were overcast and cloudy. Although I didn't get the explosion of color I was hoping for allowing for a stunning image, I was very grateful for an opportunity to stand in silence and take in a scene I had imagined in my mind for years.

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The Great Svartivoss by tourofnature
The Great Svartivoss

I plan on picking up the pace in sharing images from the recent and distant past. Also, as the weather turns to spring I plan on dusting off the camera gear and getting into the mountains and deserts of the world.

With this intention, I enjoyed looking through our Iceland trip from August of last year and wanted to share a view of the majestic Svartivoss waterfall in Skaftafell National Park.

This gusher is a true stunner, one of the things that sets it apart from your typical fall is the black volcanic basalt columns the water tumbles over to the valley floor. These columns were formed in variety of shapes but many are uniform and mimic geometric patterns.

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Godafoss by tourofnature
Nature is/as Art. Godafoss, Iceland.

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The Qaulities of Ice by tourofnature
The Qaulities of Ice

Glacial ice is not like other ice. Glacial ice in the right light and with the right imagination can take on a life of it's own. Seeing the variety of very old ice on our recent trip to Iceland completely changed my perspective on what frozen water can represent. This photo was taken in very unique place in the world, a volcanic black sand beach where large pieces of recently calved glacial ice float through a substantial 1/4 mile stretch of river before being ejected into the frigid waters of the Atlantic Ocean. The powerful force of the ocean then pushes the ice back onto the beach where it is battered by the waves and subject to the whims of the rising and falling tide. It's an otherworldly scene and I was photographing it during a steady but light right.

The ice has this reflecting, glowing blue quality due to the immense weight of the glacier and an immense amount of time. This ice began it's journey to the ocean somewhere around 1000 years ago as a wet snowfall near the top of Iceland's Vantnajokull glacier. A force of nature in itself, the glacier is the largest outside of the poles and it makes up a staggering 8% of Iceland's substantial landmass. Glacial Ice has this blue hue by having all of the air pockets compressed after the unimaginable weight of the ice above presses down on it's long journey to being calved and sent to sea here. A cool element to this particular scene was a seal bobbing in and out of the crashing surf among the beached icebergs. A truly unique and humbling scene presented in Iceland!

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Wayson Wight
Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
United States

As you may have noticed I enjoy the outdoors. My camera gives me a hell of an excuse to escape the city to wide open spaces. I recently opened up my business front at [ ] and so far we've had steady growth.

I'm here to learn and share my work so feel free to comment and critique if you've got something to say. Thank you in advance for the support and feedback.

Wayson Wight

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Current Residence: Utah, USA
Favourite photographer: Thomas Mangelsen
Personal Quote: Whether you think you can or cannot, either way you are right
  • Listening to: Audioslave
  • Reading: War of Art
  • Drinking: H2O

I recently wrote some thoughts about last year, I also put together 12 of my favorite images from last year...

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SkyfireDragon Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2016   Artisan Crafter
Green Dragon Happy Birthday, Wayson!
Celem Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy Birthday :)  :party:
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Happy b-day!!! :party::iconcake-plz:
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Happy Birthday! Omg I gets present Birthday cake  icon Free Birthday Icon Happy Birthday Grin birthday cake Happy birthday tarkie :happy birthday: :cakerun: 
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Happy Birthday
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