Sherry Icardi  

Snaefellsnes Peninsula, Iceland by Sherry Icardi

July 2024 - Snaefellsnes Peninsula, Iceland

About the Image(s)

We took a boat up to the Snaefellsnes Peninsula and then proceeded to go through some of the most desolate areas of Iceland. Fishing Villages were the mainstay of the region. We were on our way to Arnarstapi, a "busy" fishing village. The entire peninsula is of volcanic origin located on the northwestern area of the country. This picture clearly shows the rugged nature. We stopped up here to let the brakes cool off since we had been going up and down for a long tome. Down below is located the village we were stopping at the road is curving back and forth down the mountain. I don't think I have ever photographed expanse areas like I did in Iceland. Trying to put them into perspective was very hard. It got even harder when we went to the glaciers.

Taken with my D750 Nikon on tripod with 24-120 Nikkor lens
ISO 160

Post process was cropping and trying to get the view I wanted....still not sure I have succeeded. Color management...lightening the shadows and adjusting the white balance.

1 comment posted

Gary Jones   Gary Jones
Hi Sherry, it's an image that reminds me of parts of the US west where it's pretty barren and bleak. I'm always expecting any photo of Iceland to have lots of snow and ice, so this is surprising. If I were to make a suggestion, it would be to crop the sky down to the cumulus clouds on the right side to give the landscape more prominence.   Posted: 07/12/2024 14:20:24


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