Iceland Alpine Cicuit

State/Province/Region
OT
Country
IS
Nearest Area
Fjallabak Nature Reserve
Town
Hella
Brief Directions

Drive into Landmannalaugar from Hella and start hiking! Roads are rough, 4x4 vehicles highly recommended.

Description

This 5 image panorama encompasses much of a an alpine hiking route around the Landmannalaugar area of the Icelandic Highlands. An exceptionally snowy winter and cold spring left massive snow fields even into late July. I felt the small group of hikers gave a sense of scale that many of my other images did not have. The lighting was perfect to allow hand holdable shooting, so I waited until the group crossed a uniform area so their forms would be clearly visible. The backlighting accentuated the textures and helped make the colors pop. I find that panoramas often need compositional "bookends" to keep the eye from wandering out of the image, so I used the mountain slopes on each side to perform that duty.

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Date Added
May 31, 2016
Date Taken
May 31, 2016