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Snaefellsjokull by Alex37 Snaefellsjokull by Alex37
We spent the second half of our Iceland holiday on the Snaefellsness peninsula of western Iceland. The weather throughout was unbelievable, almost unbroken sunshine and nice cool breezes ideal for hiking, a welcome respite from the rain we had on the first half of the holiday. Of course the clear skies made photography hard and really I was enjoying myself so much that photography wasn't at the forefront of my mind.

This is the first glimpse of the peak once the clouds lifted.
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TinyWild Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
A very relaxing picture! :aww:
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emmasea Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Featured in my journal :) [link]
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ssive Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
nice
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LiveInPix Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing !
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dwth Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Student Artist
This photo has been featured on Thumbs of the Week 181st to 189th.:wave:
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sassaputzin Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
my fav from your trip....
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
Yup, I think this is my favourite...Like I said, I'm suprised you didn't crop the top half off and frame the peak completely with cloud. The upper clouds are pretty though
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
ah yes, I can see the appeal of that now. Still I think I will leave it uncropped
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FlippinPhil Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Professional Photographer
This image feels very clean, and fresh. I think it is the simplistic composition, and subtle tones that give that effect. Very nicely done, looks like a wonderful holiday!
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks Phil, it was
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tourofnature Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Unique!
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twelvemotion Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
great image alex, way to change things up!
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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JakeSpain Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This is excellent too, good to see you doing something different, more of a cloudscape with an anchor point.
I cannot image you having so much fun that photography took a back seat, that's woman for you....
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Actually Emma and I regularly walk apart at different paces with me stopping every few minutes. I think we both enjoy doing that and taking in the views. I suppose this is really the first proper period where I have had fun hiking for the sake of it rather than because there was a photo at the end. It was great fun finding routes, crossing rivers and generally feeling like we were on an adventure.
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JakeSpain Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm jealous enough already....
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ancoben Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
Stunning
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Professional Photographer
Beautiful shot Alex!!
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks Drew
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alban-expressed Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
Great to be out in a great landscape like this and don't have to get every possible shot. :-)
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alexandre-deschaumes Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Professional Photographer
Lovely . I like the softness .
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glassreflections Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I like the simplicity of this shot.
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Vanyahani Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
oh wow...
so.... stunning *___*
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12GSuper Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
Dare I ask what altittude this is?

Looks like such an incredible place to go.
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
the peak is only 1500m and I was only at 600m although since I started at 0m it really felt quite high :P I guess that was all the hiking I had done previously catching up with me!
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12GSuper Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
600m is still a fair climb really! About how far did you walk on the trip?
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
about 100km. We never did more than 17km in a day though, this particular day being our longest. The thing that tires you out is have 20kg on your back!
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12GSuper Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
17km with that much weight is gonna be tough.

Bravo for completing such! Then again, I can imagine when you're in a place like that you're really spurred on by what you see.
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
yeah, and nice weather and good company always makes things easier. 17km on the flat would probably be alright to be honest but the extra weight seems twice as much uphill!
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12GSuper Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
Yeah, good conversation is always a winner :)

Any plans for any more trips?
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Well I'll probably get a few trips in around the UK over the coming months but I plan to go back to Iceland for 8 days next year to repeat the Laugavegurinn over a longer time period with a greater focus on photography.
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