Photographer's Note

Many visitors to Iceland will describe its landscapes as being like those imagined on another planet. Everywhere one goes there is evidence of the work of volcanoes, glaciers, the erosive effects of huge volumes of swiftly flowing water. One sees mountains rising suddenly from vast seemingly barren plains, strangely shaped and coloured rocks covered in bright green moss, an absence of trees, huge waterfalls, steaming geysers and massive glaciers.

This photo was taken from the Reynisdrangar stacks, looking west towards Dyrholaey, with its 'door hole' arch. The view is across the Reynisfjara black sand beach which stretches across the small bay separating Reynisdrangar from Dyrholaey to the west. It's worth looking at the higher resolution version and the WS to see the arch and the lighthouse. My previous photo was taken from a viewpoint just to the right of the lighthouse. Some good photos from the other (western) side of the arch can be seen HERE.

Shutter: 1/160
Aperture: f/8.0
ISO: 200
Focal Length: 24mm

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