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Kerlingarfjöll mountain range

Hiking in Kerlingarfjöll (1,477 m (4,846 ft)) mountain range in Iceland, situated in the Highlands of Iceland near the Kjölur highland road. The volcanic origin of these mountains is evidenced by the numerous hot springs and rivulets in the area. The earth is shimmering red in this area because of the volcanic rhyolite stone the mountains are composed of. (Christopher Lund/©2011 Christopher Lund)

Hiking in Kerlingarfjöll (1,477 m (4,846 ft)) mountain range in Iceland, situated in the Highlands of Iceland near the Kjölur highland road. The volcanic origin of these mountains is evidenced by the numerous hot springs and rivulets in the area. The earth is shimmering red because of the volcanic rhyolite stone the mountains are composed of.

Kerlingarfjöll (which literally means the Women’s Mountains) is one of my favourite places to hike and photograph. Even though I have been there many times, I feel I have only scratched the surface, when it comes to exploring it for landscape photography. This particular image dates back to June 22nd 2011. I felt I needed a person in the frame to add impact and scale so I set up my camera in a 20sec timer and ran down there on the ridge. I needed a few attempts to get to the right position. Back then I was shooting the D3x, so I did not have the luxury of the built in interval timer like on the newer models from Nikon. But hey, I got a good workout!

 

 

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