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Snow Shower - Verstrahorn, Iceland | by orvaratli
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Snow Shower - Verstrahorn, Iceland

On our day of driving from Höfn to east Iceland we passed the maze of fjords of the Eastfjords. As we drove from the cloud-free south towards the stormy north the weather conditions changed each fjord we passed.


Conditions when good weather turns stormy and vise versa are often the ones with the most dramatic light. One of those magic moments appeared just east of Höfn. The sun was just setting and I knew there would be interesting conditions near the jagged mountains of Vestrahorn. We stopped at frozen river planes and waited for the sun to go down.


A dark snow shower passed over us as the sun approached the horizon. Just before the sky turned totally dark and the visibility disappeared the bright sun could just manage to shine through the dense falling snow flakes. The dark dramatic scene was enhanced by use of GND filters.

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Taken on January 11, 2011