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Hotsprings | by Aron Hjalti Björnsson
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Camera: Nikon D80

Aperture: f/ 4.0

Exposure time: 1/30 sec

ISO speed: 100

Lens: Sigma 10-20mm @10mm


Last weekend I went to the geothermal area at Ölkelduháls, Iceland. It was a very cold, -9°C, and windy and the steam from the hot springs froze where it touched the ground.

Ölkelduháls is situated on Hellisheiði. It is a geothermal area and there are countless hot springs and mud pots (solfarata).

Ölkelduháls is one of my favourite places around Reykjavík, only 30-60 minute drive depending on which road is selected.

Last year environmentalists prevented this area from being used under a geothermal power plant.


This photo is taken on the exact same place in June:


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Taken on December 19, 2009