Photographer's Note

My previous photos were of the volcanic rock stacks and black sand at Reynisdrangar. A few kilometres by road to the west, on the other side of a shallow bay, is Dyrhólaey. The view shown here is looking east from Dyrhólaey, along the black sand bar, towards Reynisdrangar.

At the southern tip of the headland, at the top right of the photo, are the Reynisdrangar stacks, and further to the left you can clearly see the sparse pattern of houses in the small village of Vik y Myrdal.

Dyrhólaey is a 120-metre high volcanically formed promontory, and got its name from an arch that was eroded by the sea from the headland. The name Dyrhólaey literally means "door-hole". Large boats can sail through it on a calm day, and apparently some maniac once flew a very small light plane through it! My next photo will show the arch as seen from Reynisdrangar.

Shutter: 1/160
F-Stop: f/9.0
ISO: 200
Focal Length: 24mm

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