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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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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.
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
Meema Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
You only solidify my resolve to go to Iceland this summer. :)
Alex37 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:) enjoy yourself
JamesHackland Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011   Photographer
Nice shot Alex.
Alex37 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
dwth Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Student Artist
This photo has been featured on Thumbs of the Week 181st to 189th.:wave:
DSil Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Student General Artist
"Kirkjufell is Iceland's most photographed mountain"

Damn, I can see why!
AndyMumford Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
Beatiful light and lovely composition
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