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Aging Ice - Svínafellsjökull in Skaftafell, Iceland.

This is a little more abstract landscape than I usually post. I shot those shots often but rarely post them on flickr. I dont know why, maybe because they get less attention than the grand scale ones. It is sometimes a little tricky to look away from the grand landscapes and shoot the smaller details, but it is something I am keen on doing more of.


I like this shot because it show the life-cycle of the ice. It starts as a snow fall a few centuries ago high in the mountains above, where it turns into ice a few year later by the pressure of the snow above. It then slowly flows down the mountain via the glacier and the icefall seen in the reflection. At last it ends up at the end of the glacier, maybe as a small iceberg before finally turning into water again.


This part of Skaftafell national park is one of my favorite places to shoot. It is because when I was younger I had a few hard but rewarding mountain adventures in these mountains and alot of good memories.

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Taken on September 11, 2010