2020-05-10

Reynisdrangar Basalt Sea stacks │ Iceland Landscape photography

Documenting Iceland (2017)

by: Rafn Sig,-

Sometimes the image call out to you “Make me Black and White!”.
Changing the image makes it sometimes more powerful and shows you the effect more clearly then colored ones.  The moment I looked at this photo in my computer I was in no doubt that I would not get what I was looking for if I would work it in color.

It was a windy day where the waves came with full blast hammering on the Basalt sea stacks and reminding us who is in charge.  Standing alone there with the camera and my tripod, I got the message.  

Reynisdrangar Sea Cliffs stand under the Reynisfjall Mountain, at the end of a dramatic stretch of black sand beach. They are towering, spiky basalt sea stacks jutting out from the ocean 66 meters (217 ft) into the air. The Reynisfjara beach, where the Reynisdrangar rock formations are located, was voted as one of the top ten beautiful non-tropical beaches in the world.

Legend says that the stacks originated when two trolls dragged a three-masted ship to land unsuccessfully and when daylight broke they became needles of rock.

Contemporary legends note the story of a husband who found his wife taken by the two trolls, frozen at night. The husband made the two trolls swear to never kill anyone ever again. His wife was the love of his life, whose free spirit he was unable to provide a home for; she found her fate out among the trolls, rocks, and sea at Reynisfjara.

Check out:  Jökulsárlón, Ice Lagoon or glacial river lagoon

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7 Comments

  1. This is outstanding photography

  2. Beautiful work my friend

  3. You really know what you are doing

  4. Geggjuð mynd

  5. Með fallegri skotum af dröngunum sem ég hef séð

  6. You really are a great photographer

  7. Beautiful as all your work

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