Uploaded: September 13, 2012 03:53:20


I loved the combination of mountainous landscape and streaks of clouds in a pretty blue sky. We had great weather during the days in the northwest
of Iceland; conveniently for my sister's outdoor wedding, as well as my birthday the next day, when I made this ultra-wide (EFS10mm) exposure.
Seen in the Westfjords, not long after leaving the car ferry terminal; I believe we were near the Brekkuvellir farmstead.

Exif: F Number: 16, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/125 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 250, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 10.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 7D


Jack Gaskin September 13, 2012

A beautiful Capture from an amazing land...
The mountain & clouds combine to give the appearance that they are rushing bye.

Jack #1486146

Joy Rector September 13, 2012

breathtaking #10320892

Michelle Alton September 13, 2012

This is a thrilling landscape capture, Chris. Happy belated birthday too! #10321051

Terry A. Stoa September 13, 2012

Belated HB, Chris! The colors are stunning and I like how the cloud streaks lead your eyes to the mountaintop. Thanks for sharing this one. #10321092

Richard B. Hallick September 13, 2012

The lighting on the land is striking, and the clouds erupting from the summit are the crowning glory. #10321093

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict September 13, 2012

Outstanding image here, Chris!

Dominick #10321192

Chris Budny level-deluxe September 14, 2012

Thanks... the weather on this part of the trip (northwest Iceland and into the Westfjords region) was simply spectacular, and I had to stop often for some ultra-wide-angle shots featuring great clouds. #10322343

Carol Quina level-classic September 14, 2012

Nice comp & I love that gorgeous sky! #10322842

Chris Budny level-deluxe September 14, 2012

Thank you, Carol! #10322860

Dayna Cain level-classic September 14, 2012

A breathtaking view you have beautifully captured. #10323271

Chris Budny level-deluxe September 14, 2012

Thank you Dayna...! Felt pretty weird to have just about only nature to photograph, after so much focus over the years on architecture ;) #10323275

David M. Montero September 14, 2012

Wonderful landscape Chris. Nice the clouds cooperated and being a pro you were ready to take advantage of it. #10323339

Chris Budny level-deluxe September 15, 2012

Thanks, Dave! The clouds on this portion of the trip seemed made for ultra-wide angle shooting! #10323688

Renee Doyle September 17, 2012

Very very pretty!!!!! The vastness and majesty is beautiful Chris! And happy belated birthday buddy :-) #10326955

Chris Budny level-deluxe September 17, 2012

Thanks so much, Renee! It was a marvelous way to spend a birthday! #10326965

Gail Vitikacs level-classic September 28, 2012

Your trip photos are amazing Chris...beautifully captured! Happy Belated Birthday! cha cha cha!

Chris Budny level-deluxe September 28, 2012

Thank you very much, Gail! #10345644

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