13 July 2013

iceland VI.

in North Iceland we spent a couple of days around the fjords of Skagafjörður and Húnaflói: there we draw through the mountains in some scary tunnels and saw a lot of farms - both functioning and abandoned - lighthouses, cliffs with nesting seagulls and fulmars and dark sandy beaches with seals in Vatnsnes. I fell in love with fulmars and skuas as I had never seen them before - Iceland is truly a paradise for seabirds! as for domestic animals - beautiful icelandic horses and bushy sheep were a constant feature of the landscape. I remember writing a few posts ago that North Iceland was the most cultivated part of the country: perhaps you will find it hard to believe by looking at my selection of photographs - though the valleys were definitely greener there.
5th selection of my photographs from Iceland:
Nikon FM - Kodak Ektar 100, Fuji Pro 400H
Hasselblad 500 C/M - Fuji Reala 100
when in North Iceland we spent a couple of nights in a very warm and cozy guesthouse: The Lamb Inn. there we could enjoy some delicious local food and we even got the chance to visit an old farmhouse furnished with original antique pieces: we truly had a pleasant stay!
P.S. if you enjoy my selection of photographs from Iceland could you please take a moment of your time to help me winning a photo-competition? if you have a Facebook account all you have to do is follow this link and like my photograph. and please share the link with your friends too. thank you so much! ♥

18 comments:

  1. is it never sunny in Iceland? ever? i should consider moving.. x

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    1. As far as I can tell, based on the 10 days I've spent there, the weather changes really fast. There are often clouds in the morning and the sky may become clearer in the afternoon. We had two or three days with plenty of sunshine, yet I find the photographs with a cloudy sky to be more dramatic.

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  2. ah, polly! these photographs are so inspiring... but that's always a given. i love the last shot of the horses in the field. i also went and liked your photograph! good luck with that!

    lindsey louise

    hellomrrabbitblog.com

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    1. Lindsey, thank you so much, also for voting! I'm really glad you like my photographs of Iceland!

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  3. Those films you chose produce such pretty colors. The tones of green are epic.

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    1. Thank you, Emilia! Those films are indeed great - it was actually my first time using Fuji Reala and I have found it perfect for Icelandic landscapes! I have to say, though, that the tones of green are epic there anyway!

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  4. I hope you win the competition <3 i went there and liked it :)
    i love the little horses against the green landscape!

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    1. Thank you so much! I hope so too!
      Icelandic horses are truly lovely - I have taken a lot of photographs of them strolling around the fields!

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  5. Wonderful ground shapes in the first photo! Really beautiful.
    I have now also liked your facebook photo. Good luck in the competition!

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    1. Thank you so much, Sirpa! Thank you for liking the photograph on Facebook as well!

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  6. i colori dei promontori sono meravigliosi! non avrei mai immaginato che ce ne potessero essere di così diversi tra loro anche nella stagione estiva! *-*
    wow! in più i cavalli che visti così sembrano liberi altro che domestici <3 !!!

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    1. Hai ragione, Emi! I colori erano incredibili, quasi autunnali in alcuni paesaggi - i miei colori preferiti!
      I cavalli poi erano dappertutto, sembravano quasi dominare i paesaggi, insieme alle pecore!

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  7. that lighthouse --> ♥!
    iceland is definitely a place i have to see, thanks again for sharing these beautiful landscapes. they are lighting up my monday!

    (i liked your pic on facebook)

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    1. Thank you so much, dear Silvia!
      I had a feeling you would have liked the lighthouse especially! It was really beautiful, standing there against the ocean!

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  8. Love them ! Your pictures of Island are great, this place is magic...

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    1. Thank you very much! It is indeed a magic place and I am glad you like my photographs so much!

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  9. beautiful! i'm glad everything went well even though the storm!

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