The peaks of the Vestrahorn in southeast Iceland are pretty cool in their own right, but I was really attracted to the volcanic sand dunes and grasses that made up the FG. Compositions including the sand can be pretty frustrating to come by, as the area is popular to serious photographers as well as the selfie crowd. I arrived during some bad weather, which allowed me to have a bit of solitude which turned out to be some of the best lighting during my trip. This image required 3 images which I hand blended. The first was taken just prior to the sun breaking into the hole in the clouds, the second moments later when the sun was in the break in the clouds, and the last with my finger over the sun while the sun was i the hole in the clouds. This allowed me to avoid the flare artifacts and loss of contrast and detail while still including the sun in the final image.