South Iceland

© Christopher Budny

South Iceland

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 9/11/2012 4:08:47 AM

Wow, incredible scenery Chris. Your image captures it wonderfully. Gorgeous! #1485750

Katarina Mansson 9/11/2012 4:17:13 AM

Wonderful scenery and capture Chris! #10317923

Joy Rector 9/11/2012 4:23:48 AM

fantastic shot #10317930

R. J. Laudenbacher level-classic 9/11/2012 4:39:24 AM

What a beautiful landscape you have captured here, Chris. #10317954

Nikki McDonald level-classic 9/11/2012 5:49:55 AM

Starkly beautiful, Chris. #10318083

Michelle Alton level-classic 9/11/2012 6:34:26 AM

THIS time I had Nikki's words all ready to write, verbatim! Normally I just have to "ditto" her remarks. #10318162

Julianne Bradford level-classic 9/11/2012 7:11:46 AM

What a gorgeous dramatic landscape Chris! #10318217

Cathy Barrows 9/11/2012 4:14:32 PM

Beuatiful...on my places to go list..was it just fab #10318813

Leslie McLain level-classic 9/11/2012 4:57:49 PM

Terrific capture, Chris. #10318863

Leslie McLain level-classic 9/11/2012 4:59:51 PM

Terrific capture, Chris. #10318870

Alex T. Mizuno 9/11/2012 11:38:40 PM

Really breathtaking Chris! Your photographic skill and eye are doing justice to this beautiful country. Enjoy your trip! #10319203

Christopher Budny level-classic 9/12/2012 4:09:13 AM

Thank you very much, folks! (Yes, Cathy, it was truly fabulous... I whole-heartedly recommend Iceland as a destination!) #10319407

Marcy B. Reman 10/28/2012 10:44:42 PM

Congrats on your finalist. Beautiful setting and colors. But I want to know where the "ice" went to? (lol) #10388969

Ellen Hodges level-classic 10/29/2012 5:39:49 AM

Huge congrats on this and all your stunning finalists, Chris!!!! #10389785

Lindley Johnson level-classic 10/29/2012 8:02:46 AM

Congratulations on your starkly beautiful finalist, Chris! Love the mist! #10390303

Phyllis H. Burchett level-classic 10/29/2012 10:07:33 AM

Congrats on this and all your finalists Chris! #10390923

Peggy Pfister level-classic 10/29/2012 10:27:42 AM

Super photo, Chris! Congrats! #10391065

Michele Peterson level-classic 10/29/2012 11:16:09 AM

Amazing landscape, congratulations on yet another finalist!! #10391273

Nancy L. Green level-classic 10/29/2012 12:14:21 PM

CONGRATULATIONS Chris on your wonderful finalist, WTG #10391644

Errick L. Cameron level-classic 10/29/2012 2:23:31 PM

Well done. Congratuations on this superb fianlist! #10392226

Tammy Espino level-classic 10/29/2012 4:34:24 PM

Congrats on your awesome finalist :) #10392747

Gina M. Savage level-classic 10/29/2012 8:56:43 PM

Beautiful, makes me want to visit there. Congrats on the finalist. #10393579

Christopher Budny level-classic 10/30/2012 9:12:30 AM

Thanks, everyone!
Gina, you wouldn't regret it---truly spectacular landscape and geology; probably my best trip (from a nature perspective) ever! #10394460

Michael Kelly level-classic 11/5/2012 9:56:27 AM

This one also has a magical light, color, and clarity. I could look at it for hours. Congratulations. #10405369

Christopher Budny level-classic 11/5/2012 11:13:17 AM

Thanks, Michael! The countryside is truly amazing in Iceland! #10405512

Aimee C. Eisaman level-classic 11/5/2012 2:27:44 PM

Congrats on your finalist here Chris! I enjoy the layers in this image and even the little white dots that may be sheep? :~) #10405784

Christopher Budny level-classic 11/6/2012 4:39:18 AM

Thank you, Aimee! Yes, those 3 white specks up the hillside are in fact sheep! #10406608

Merna L. Nobile 11/8/2012 1:17:05 PM

Receiving an award from Better Photo is just like unwrapping a gift, the thrill is always the same! It is also exciting to be able to send my personal congratulations to each and every one of you and I look forward to seeing the gold though out the galleries. Merna

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The landscape (and the weather) is so variable in Iceland. Beautiful meadows abruptly meet serious slopes and rocky mountains at every turn.
Three tiny bright specks about halfway up the slope right of center are sheep; we continually saw them even higher up these hills and mountainsides.
Icelandic sheep are often found grazing in little clusters of three; typically two newborns and the mother.
9/12 Finalist - T&P

Exif: F Number: 13, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/160 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 200, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 70.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 7D

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