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Kirkjufell by Alex37 Kirkjufell by Alex37
The night before I had one of the best wild camps yet high up beneath a mountain in what was essentially an alpine meadow.

I started at 3 am to find a shot for sunrise but clouds on the horizon meant I had to wait a bit and I decided fairly late on to move to a view looking over Kirkjufell.

Kirkjufell is Iceland's most photographed mountain and I had intentionally avoided the shots that most landscape photographers tend to go for, it was nice to shoot it from a slightly different angle although I am sure this shot has been done before!
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Onnep-ink Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Stunning!!!!!
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JennAlessa Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012   Photographer
It doesn't matter if someone already did this shot... you're making it look like a Lord of the Rings most wanted landscape or even something that I can only imagine as one of the most beautiful places in the MAGIC the Gathering world... only able to being recreated by digiarts or your imagination.
I would gladly sacrifice years of my life just to be able to be there. No matter if I'm not able to photograph that landscape. Just to be able to breath and touch that place would be enough!
THANKS for sharing this awesome piece. Same with all your incredible photography.
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
If you'd sacrifice years of your life to go there then you definitely should! I'm glad that you enjoyed the image so much, thanks for the compliments :) Alex
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Meema Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You only solidify my resolve to go to Iceland this summer. :)
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:) enjoy yourself
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JamesHackland Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011   Photographer
Nice shot Alex.
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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dwth Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Student Artist
This photo has been featured on Thumbs of the Week 181st to 189th.:wave:
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DSil Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Student General Artist
"Kirkjufell is Iceland's most photographed mountain"

Damn, I can see why!
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
Beatiful light and lovely composition
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks Andy, although I must admit that the composition was pretty obvious :P
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FlippinPhil Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Professional Photographer
Awe inspiring landscapes in Iceland, and you have captured the scene very well! Beautiful soft morning light, and sweeping shadows. Is this a panoramic, or a crop on a single shot?
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks, it's 2 horizontal shots cropped
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CarlPearce Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Professional
That is amazing. Well done on a cracking photograph of a bloody beautiful place, bud.
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
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Absolutely beautiful :+fav:
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twelvemotion Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
wow, amazing landscape! great soft light there. :)
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks
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JakeSpain Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This is very tranquil, brilliant. Is that a lake or the sea? I assume a lake due to the land across the water but that would be one huge lake....
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Its the ocean yeah. The land across the water is the famous Westfjords. Thanks Jake
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Ubermatik Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Looks like a painting - sublime!
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Pistolpete2007 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice work Alex.
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ancoben Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
Superbly captured
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snaphappy101 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
nice pic :)
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muteternal Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
wow! this will be on my list of places to go. would love to camp here..
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
There's some really great wild camping around here :)
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Keyb0 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome picture, looks like something from a scifi movie! The horizon is really neat also!
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot :)
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EclecticEcho Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
It looks almost unnatural, the mountain, as though it's floating out on the water. But still so absolutely beautiful and calm.
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah its certainly unusual!
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Jakul Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've never heard of the place. Stunning. Great shot
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marsMGphotography Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
still beautiful!

:love:
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tourofnature Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I love that long sweeping shadow from the hill there, epic landscapes over there!
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
yeah, almost unlimited epic landscapes actually. To say that I have scratched the surface would be an understatement!
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alban-expressed Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
Beautiful. :-)
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SebastianKraus Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Nicle done!
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Genesis-Orbit Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011   Photographer
Beautiful work dude, your landscapes always have amazing quality.
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12GSuper Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
Such an incredibly eratic landscape.

The more I look at your shots from here the more I wanna go.

Inspiring dude, muchly so.
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doruoprisan Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Professional Photographer
epic place!
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annaannad693 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Student General Artist
So peaceful and calm, love it
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