It was a dark, foggy and windy day in the Westfjords area of Iceland. I was already driving for about 5 hours dipping in and out of the fog, following the winding road along the fjords. In Iceland, maps and roads can be very deceiving. You’ll think it’s a very short distance between two spots, but when you actually have to follow every nook and cranny of the fjords it all becomes quite long.
My main aim for the day was to make it to a hot pool at the end of the world which I’ve read about, but was not sure where exactly it was. So when I got to the village of DjÃºpavÃk and saw this wreck I thought there was no better opportunity than to stop and ask someone about the hot pool, while making sure I get a few shots of the decaying structure.
In terms of post-processing, I’m sure you’ve already guessed that this is an HDR (High Dynamic Range) photograph. A tone-mapped image made out of 7 different exposures, put together in Photomatix Pro and then taken into Photoshop for some contrast adjustments.