One of the things that will impress most people when going to Iceland is the long sunsets that during this time of year seem to last forever. Add to that some beautiful skies with big fluffy clouds and it’s a photographer’s dream place!
The best sunset I witnessed while I was there was when I was in the North-West of the country in a place called the Westfjords. I was driving back from Krossnes (where the previous shot I posted was taken) and as midnight approached the sky cleared up and the sky looked like it was onÂ fire. I pulled over when the sun went behind the mountains and spent about an hour just photographic the landscape.
I’ll probably post a couple more shots with this sunset, but I thought I’ll begin by posting a panorama of the place to give you a feel for how itÂ all looked.Â The panorama is made out of 3 shots stitched togetherÂ in Photoshop. I then used a few curves to bring out the colours in the sky and lighten the foreground just slightly.
One interesting fact about this photo is that to the right (where the snow covered mountain dips a bit) you can spotÂ DrangajÃ¶kull, Iceland’s northernmost glacier in the Hornstrandir Peninsula. As always when I post a panorama, I really recommend seeing the large version here.