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A glance at the glacier

A glance at the glacier
Photo Information
Copyright: Kristof Szekely (szekelykristof) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 983 W: 56 N: 2487] (12618)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-26
Categories: Nature
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Wonderful Iceland
Date Submitted: 2009-03-18 0:29
Viewed: 2052
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The place is the same as yesterday, but climbing up on the hill top of the hill. Over the green hills, we can take a look at one of the glaciers of Iceland, Mýrdalsjökull.

Mýrdalsjökull, IPA: ['mirtalsˌjœːkʏtl ], literally the ice cap in the marsh valley, is a glacier in the south of Iceland. It is situated to the north of Vík í Mýrdal and to the east of the smaller glacier Eyjafjallajökull. Its peak reaches 1,493 m in height and in 1980 it covered an area of 595 km².
The ice-cap of the glacier covers an active volcano called Katla. The crater of the volcano has a diameter of 10 km and the volcano erupts normally every 40 - 80 years. As the last eruption took place in 1918, scientists are monitoring the volcano very carefully. Since 930, 16 eruptions have been documented. The Laki craters and the Eldgjá being part of the same volcanic system, it can be regarded as one of the most powerful in the world.
Before the hringvegur (Iceland's road no.1) had been constructed, people feared traversing the plains in front of the volcano because of the frequent glacier runs and the deep rivers to be crossed. Especially dangerous was the glacier run after the eruption of 1918 when the coastline was extended by 5 km by laharic flood deposits.

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Amazing photo and a very nice perspective...
Nice composition, colors, Saturation...
Thanks for sharing


Hi Kristof, my neighbour today
Wonderful capture and perspective
Great light and colors
Take care

Good morning Kristof,

I must say that you have done really good work with this photo. Good composition and very lovely colours. Landscape on Iceland looks magnificent.

Have a wonderful day,


hello Kristof
how are you friend?
nice landscape
fine colours
good depth and nice horizon
fine sky at the back
good exposure

Manuj MEhta

Hi Kristof,
Lovely scne, well seen by you.
Excellent DOF and POV. Nice colors and good choice of framing.

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2009-03-18 3:52]

Hi Kristof

A good overview of the barren volcanic Icelandic landscape, with excellent sharpness & framing. I like the diffused light. Tfs!

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  • mbrito Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 117 N: 3017] (13240)
  • [2009-03-18 5:32]

Hello Kristof
Wonderful landscape, very well composed, with excelent colours and light, and an excelent focus is all the distances. Excellent my friend.

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2009-03-18 8:59]

Merhaba dear Kristof...
This is a great shot...
The composition is very nice, the detail in the dew drop is very cool.

Ciao Kristof, beautiful landscape, dgrea view of wonderful glacier on asplendid mountain, very well done, ciao Silvio

Beautiful landscape, good perspective, colors
and light. Great job, dear Kristof! TFS :o)


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  • KBE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 571 W: 132 N: 805] (3839)
  • [2009-03-18 11:17]

Hello Kristof
Very nice landscape, snowed covered mountain looks fantastic!
Nice frame :)


ciao kristof
che bel paesaggio e che bella natura

Ciao Kristof

Again another beautiful look from another angle!
Wonderful colors and composition very attractive!
The few elements work very well together and
white at the top of the mountain means a lot to the picture ...
Good foreground interest and a fine feeling of depth!



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