Aging Ice - Svínafellsjökull in Skaftafell, Iceland.

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    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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    1. misankei [deleted] 54 months ago | reply


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    2. Photography By Tris 54 months ago | reply

      what a beutiful shot

    3. davide.refe 54 months ago | reply

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    4. ♥ Katie ann. Off more than on. 54 months ago | reply

      I really Love this Fantastic shot

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    5. lamisa noor 54 months ago | reply

      thedetail has mede the pic more meaningful !

    6. darrel giesbrecht 54 months ago | reply

      great take orv and good eye........we're looking forward to more of these semi-abstract landscapes!

    7. 54 months ago | reply

      Skemmtilega gert

    8. cedric_g 54 months ago | reply

      i like this Orvar, very nice composition, a but unsettling at first as it looks like an inverted image, but it works well. Many stories to be told in the image

    9. KuMike 54 months ago | reply

      it's insanely beautiful.
      (and very well composed)

    10. raffaphoto© 54 months ago | reply

      Un mondo capovolto.... magica!

    11. **klaracolor** 53 months ago | reply

      Great composition with a beautiful reflection!

    12. Patricia Kroger 53 months ago | reply

      Man, what a freaking awesome place to photograph!

    13. Claus Lau 52 months ago | reply

      Amazing gnizamA

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