This image was taken at a place called Stokksnes on the east coast of Iceland, it’s a well photographed spot as the mountain range here has a real nice symmetry to it. I tried to photograph this spot last year on my 1st trip to Iceland but bad wether and high winds closed the main road so I was not able to reach it.
This trip was planned purely for this shot. I love the way the black sand beach contrasts with the colours in the mountains. I was actually wandering around in the dunes here looking for a composition and wandered onto the beach and when I turned around saw my footprints and thought it would make a good composition.
There is nothing like being outside with just your camera and the wilderness for company. A good tip if your going to visit this spot is to have €6 with you as they now charge you to drive down the road to get to the spot as it’s become so popular.
Destinations are supplied for information only and the information is used at your own risk. Always take proper precautions when out in the Mountains and make sure you are equipped for all weathers. It is wise to let someone know your route before you head out. Do you have a favourite photographic location, why not submit your own adventure.
About Richard Hurst
Richard is a landscape and travel photographer, he was a finalist in Travel Photographer of the Year and and an official Fujifilm X Photographer. In his own words “I love photography, it’s a science. There are so many things that have to come together to make an image, the composition, the weather etc, It’s not just a matter of point and click, though some professionals do make it seem that easy!”