Ben By: Ben

Mountains Of Gold

Glacial streams run against colorful mountains of rhyolite, viewed from a perch high above the valley floor shortly before sunset. Taken at Landmannalaugar in the Southern Icelandic Highlands.

 

  • Luís C 7y

    The most beautiful place on Earth!
  • Doug Chinnery PRO 7y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Natural Landscapes, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • michael brush 7y

    How is it that every place you photograph doesn't look *quite* real? Is it something in your camera or a program in your brain? The descriptor, of course, is surreal. Thus you're a surrealist. This could be a Hollywood set, or a toy set, or a train set in somebody's basement. It couldn't be Iceland. There is just no way. Maybe it's a video game where the objective is to melt all the snow before the trolls arrive in jet skis on glacial streams color-coded to split pea soup. Whatever it is, and wherever it may be, this whole construct was definitely designed with fantasy in mind. Imposing on black.

    I am an Admin for *ABW* Gallery - one of the best kept secrets on Flickr, and we would be honored to display "Mountains Of Gold" with our collection of phenomenal photography. Please visit the *ABW* Gallery home page to see that your mecca for the mind will find excellent company.


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  • michael brush 6y

    Ben, last week I stumbled across an exciting new tool that allows you to show, and others to view, Flickr images on black or gray background in large or medium format. As a test I pasted the code here ...better view Your mountains look fabulous on gray or black.

    You can also view your entire photo stream (and those of contacts or anyone else) on gray by clicking 'More' in the upper left corner to access hivemind. That may be the most valuable part of the package. Eight people I know so far are linking Black Magic to their images now. Nathan Siemers (nosha) told me Flickr Hive Mind, which he also created, has been running more than a year. He said he plans to increase Black Magic's capacity tenfold as time goes on.

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  • Daniele 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called World of Landscapes , and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • michael brush 6y

    Had to see this again on gray as well as on black. Since my crusade began in March I've noticed 36 people so far are linking Black Magic to their images now. Two weeks ago nosha told me he boosted Black Magic's capacity 300% to handle increasing traffic.

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    Phenomenal Photography of our Amazingly Beautiful World
  • Ben 6y

    What sort of a commission are they giving you Michael? :)
  • michael brush 6y

    If only it were so. Very funny. It's just that I happen to love the tool. My eyes are ever so weary from all this blinding WHITE, and it's *such* a pleasure to see some pieces properly displayed ... on gray or black.
  • Israel Gutiérrez 6y

    The light is amazing.
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Taken on July 25, 2008
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