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Kerlingarfjöll is located in the central highlands of Iceland, north of Geysir, and nestled between the Langjökull and Hofsjökull glaciers. It is a landscape of incomparable beauty, with mountains painted by the remnants of winter snow, that rise up from a barren volcanic plain.
In landscape photography one single day can make a difference and just the day before I made this image, Adam Holston and I were barraged with high winds that made photography difficult at best, and in most instances impossible. At night, in our tents, you could hear the wind build at the high elevations, as if the mountain gods themselves pressed it between their hands, and hurled it into the lower valleys where it reverberated off the rhyolite hills. Sleep that night was next to impossible.
But by the next morning the winds had calmed and as we made the drive out of the mountains, into the volcanic plains, the high clouds cleared to let in the sun. Lower clouds enveloped the upper peaks and the landscape came alive with an amazing glow. Basking in such light the howl of the winds the night before was soon forgotten.
TECHNICAL: Fuji GFX50S and a Fujinon 110mm f2. Image exposed at ISO 100 at f11 for 1/80 of a second.