A Few Images From the Central Highlands of Iceland
After returning from Greenland in September, our workshop continued on into central Iceland and crossed central Iceland from the south central area of Iceland to the north Central area - this area is closed to vehicle traffic 7-9 month of the year, due to snow and ice.
The road is a maintained unpaved road with out any bridges over the volcanic gravel and rocks. Our vehicle had the typical 40-45 inch tires seen on Icelandic off road vehicles to allow for crossing rivers up to three feet deep. The road itself was fine for most 4WD SUVs but the river crossings really would not allow many stock vehicles to make the trip
We passed up on the western border of Vatnajokull National Park. The skies were cloudy, grey and frequently filled with mist or rain from the nearby glaciers up higher above us to the east. The skies changed hour by hour - what was densely overcast in the morning could turn sky blue with nice fluffy clouds by afternoon.
As we left the highway and turned north into the highlands we came across the scene of shepherds herding their sheep across the river with snow capped mountains all around.
As we continued on our way we came to a valley with mist and rainclouds with mountains in the distance
Lava rocks and gravel were everywhere
The colors from black to green to red ( yes, real red ) were other worldly and that is the title of this pano - Other Worldly Pano Red and Green
I call this next image - Three Sheep in the Lava Field - Can you find the three sheep?
We also shot some B&W images, geyser fields, some Icelandic horses, and several waterfalls. My final image is of a waterfall that is seldom seen by most tourists - Koluggufer waterfall - it was snowing as we were shooting, how fitting in Iceland
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