Monochromes – Fjallabak Nature Reserve #2

14th to 18th September 2013: From in and around Fjallabak Nature Reserve to Reykjavik, Iceland, #2 of 2

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These images are monochrome conversions of images from Iceland posts (#7 of 7).

Links go to posts where you may find information on the images and colour versions. For images without links, use the previous link. Likewise for descriptions.

Many of these images were close to monochrome in full colour, yet converting to mono usually makes a profound difference, even if the colours were subtle.

Other monochrome posts were for distinct regions. Fjallabak #1 and #2 simply have a dividing point halfway through the images.

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From Jökulheimaleið.

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From F208.

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From F235 to Langisjór.

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Langisjór.

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F235 from Langisjór.

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From F208 to Kirkjubæjarklaustur.

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Seljalandsfoss.

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Probably Hekla in the distance.

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Farms and clouds.

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Reykjavik.

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So this has been the last post on Iceland.   There have been over 50 posts, over 1,000 images and 17,500 words of description.  There were some pretty stunning views along the way, in a variety of weather conditions.

Altogether for the 2013 North Atlantic Trip there have been 190 posts, 3,000 images and over 67,000 words of description.

Next will be eight posts of monochrome conversions of lighthouse images from 1987.  I overlooked this much earlier after I posted the colour images.  After that I’ll get to the Madagascar/ South Georgia trip from last year.

 

Monochromes – Fjallabak Nature Reserve #1

12th to 14th September 2013: In and around Fjallabak Nature Reserve, Central Iceland, #1 of 2

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These images are monochrome conversions of images from Iceland posts (#6 of 7).

Links go to posts where you may find information on the images and colour versions. For images without links, use the previous link. Likewise for descriptions.

Many of these images were close to monochrome in full colour, yet converting to mono usually makes a profound difference, even if the colours were subtle.

Previous monochrome posts for Iceland were for distinct regions.  Fjallabak #1 and #2 simply have a dividing point halfway through the images.

Feel free to click on an image to see it in a larger size.

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Landmannalaugar.

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from Ljottipollur.

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Tungnaá river from Ljottipollur.

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from Ljottipollur.

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from Ljottipollur.

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Landmannahellir.

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Near Landmannahellir.

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From Landmannaleið or F225, between Landmannahellir and Landmannalaugar.

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Landmannalaugar.

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Between Landmannalaugar and Hrauneyfoss.

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From Jökulheimaleið.

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Monochromes – Kjölur, Central Iceland

8th to 11th September 2013: Kjölur, Central Iceland

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These images are monochrome conversions of images from Iceland posts (#5 of 7).

Links go to posts where you may find information on the images and colour versions. For images without links, use the previous link. Likewise for descriptions.

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Gýgjarfoss

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Joekulkvisi River.

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Near Kerlingarfjöll.

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þjófadalir (near Hveravellir).

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Heading for Kerlingarfjöll.

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Gýgjarfoss.

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Perhaps Snaekollur, from near Kerlingarfjöll.

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Hofsjökull icecap.

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Near Hvítá Bridge.

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Hvítá Bridge.

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Hvítá  River.

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Before the Storm

Day 77. 15th September. Langisjór to Kirkjubæjarklaustur, Highlands, Iceland.

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If you read the two previous posts, you will know I was stuck in the snow in my 4wd campervan in a remote highlands road.  About two-and-a-half to three hours after I got through on the emergency number, the rescue vehicle turned up.  I didn’t have time to take photographs then; this is later showing him pulling another vehicle out of the snow.

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Kirkjubæjarklaustur

He had considerable difficulty budging my vehicle.  After a while he got me to try pushing against the snow with the engine of my vehicle as well.  As far as I was concerned I was following his instructions.  Eventually we got free.  I took off back along the F235 with him following.  However not long after, I found I had no power.  I had actually managed to burn out the engine in the effort to get free.  So we left it there, at the top of a rise, on something of a plateau, with a view for some distance in all directions.  I climbed into my vehicle with my luggage and he took me to an hotel in Kirkjubæjarklaustur or “Church Farm Cloister” (OK, the locals usually call it Klaustar).

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First, though he had a couple of vehicles to pull out of the snow. He pulled about six out that day, mostly before mine though.  Thus on the map, the detour to pulling vehicles out of the snow.

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So on my way back to an outpost of civilisation, I took some photographs of enchanting landscapes of the highlands of Iceland in snow.  Most of these are through the front windscreen.  A few might be outside the vehicle. I had to aim through the bits of the windscreen that were clear.

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Waiting for Godot

Day 77. 15th September. Langisjór, Highlands, Iceland.

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So as at the end of the last post, here I was, on a remote Icelandic road, my vehicle stuck in the snow, a storm due that night and with no mobile phone reception.  I was also due to fly back to Australia in a couple of days and looking at having to buy new tickets.  That wasn’t a concern though.  No point worrying about things you can’t change.

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I went for a walk and at the top of a rise found I could see for kilometres.  I also had mobile phone reception.  So I rang the emergency number and found they had a vehicle out there, pulling other vehicles out of the snow.  They would come and help me get free.

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This image and the previous one show views that include the road that the rescue vehicle would be coming along.  If I had taken them from the same spot, I could have put them together for a panorama.

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So while I was waiting, what better than to admire the sparse beauty of the scenery and take a few photographs.

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Unlike the Beckett play, though, I had no companion and there were no stray people wandering in and out, and there was no-one with a rope around their neck.

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There were a couple of messenger boys, though.  In this case they were of the electronic kind, through the mobile phone.  I was asked for the GPS location and initially didn’t know because my camera GPS was not working.  But when I returned to the vehicle I found it on the car GPS, so I returned to the top of the hill and phoned the coordinates back.

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This is from beside where the car was, also showing a little of the road out.

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Snowbound

Day 77. 15th September. Langisjór, Highlands, Iceland.

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After surveying the lake, I headed off back towards civilisation.  This is a last glimpse of a corner of the lake.

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I was a little concerned because I had driven past the end of the F235 on a track to the house and the lake.  I thought that as long as I could get back to the F235 I would be alright.  The complicating factor that I had not anticipated was that though the snowfall was light, there was a fair amount of wind that had blown snow into some of the recesses of the road where there was a dip and a rise.  The snow in these places was up to about three feet deep.

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I came to such a place where I got bogged in a small incline, notwithstanding being in a 4wd in low range.  I backed up and got out and walked around to contemplate the situation.  It was possible to drive beside the road where there was little snow.  I did that successfully and was able to keep going.

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Now I was back on the F235 and the road conditions were better.  There were also some majestic views of the cool landscape.

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Visibility for driving was fine but distant visibility was intermittently constricted by clouds of snow driven before the wind.

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Somewhat later I got bogged again, and again found a route to drive around it and keep going.

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Another majestic vista.

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There was still some moss poking through the snow at some places on the side of the road.

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Fine patterns in the snow.

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I got bogged a third time going up a slope.  Again I backed up, got out, walked around and plotted an escape path.  This time I got it wrong.  I got too close to the road before I passed the part filled with snow and slipped in sideways.  There was no going forward or backing up.

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I was stuck and also I didn’t have a mobile phone signal.  There was a storm due that night.  I thought “Well at least I have shelter and food and also the rental car people know which road I was going to drive down and I’m due back in a couple of days.  I’ll just wait it out for three or four days until it clears and if necessary walk out.”

To be continued….

Langisjór

Day 77. 15th September. Langisjór, Highlands, Iceland.

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When I woke up early in the morning, before dawn, it had snowed.   I still had to drive back out but before that I took time to appreciate the serene beauty of this remote lake and its snowclad mountains.

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I had parked for the night beside the only building on the lake.  This is a house for rent.  There is sleeping bag accomodation for four on beds and two on a couch.  It has running water and a toilet and renting it comes with a licence to fish for trout in the lake.

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Langisjór is a deep glacial lake twenty kilometres long and up to two kilometres wide and 75 metres deep.  No mention of it is known before the late nineteenth century, which attests to its remoteness and was why I wanted to visit it.

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The lake’s name means Long Sea and because of the surrounding mountains, the lake can’t be seen until it is reached.

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Langisjór’s outlet is at the other end of the lake, near the glacier and about three kilometres from the inner edges of the lake.  It goes out through Útfall as a waterfall into Skaftá, which feeds into the lakes, rivers and marshes of Skaftárhreppur, in the next valley parallel south.

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A ridge caught in the light of dawn.

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There were plans five to ten years ago for Landsvirkjun, Iceland’s national electric company, to exploit this area for hydroelectric power.  After an intense national debate, those proposals were defeated and plans are underway to make Langisjór and its surrounding area a part of Vatnajökull National Park .

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Road to Langisjór

Day 76. 14th September. F208 and F235 to Langisjór, Highlands, Iceland.

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After leaving Jökulheimaleið,  I returned along the F228 to the F208, then drove south until taking the turnoff along the F235 to Langisjór, a long deep glacial lake.

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I think most or all of the earlier images are along the F208.

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This is definitely on the F208, south of Landmannalaugar.

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This is probably just after turning off on the F225.

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And this is definitely a view from the f225.

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It’s raining.  You can see the raindrops on the lens.

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And finally here we are, at Langisjór.

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Jökulheimaleið 2

Day 76. 14th September. Jökulheimaleið, Highlands, Iceland.

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It may change, but currently and for some time now, an extract from this image is the header of this blog, although this is a slightly different version using different source files.

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Here we have a wondrous landscape, almost entirely black and white, but with tantalising hints of colours.

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(Click on any image to see it larger).

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I was driving down Jökulheimaleið, towards Jökulheimar and the glacier view when I realised I was on a flat ridge and no longer on the road.

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This wasn’t a problem though.  I was in snow and could see my tyre tracks and turned around till I found the road again.

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At that stage I turned back and never did get to Jökulheimar .

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Jökulheimaleið 1

Day 76. 14th September. Jökulheimaleið, Highlands, Iceland.

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F229, Highlands, Hrauneyfoss, Iceland, Jökulheimaleiđ, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Snow, Travel, Veiðivötn, Wilderness

This is the first of two posts in a dramatic black and white landscape.  Snow on scoria.

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F229, Highlands, Hrauneyfoss, Iceland, Jökulheimaleiđ, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Snow, Travel, Veiðivötn, Wilderness

I spent the night at Veiðivötn but I was having trouble with my vehicle.  The roof wound up for sleeping and I could still get it up and down but the mechanism had partly broken.  I rang up JS Campers and they drove out from Reykjavik, met me at Hrauneyfoss and swapped for another vehicle.  Great service!  So while I was at Hrauneyfoss I had a restaurant meal and filled up with petrol.  Then I headed off back towards Veiðivötn but instead turned off along the Jökulheimaleið or F229.  That leads to some huts at Jökulheimar and a glacier view but I didn’t get that far.

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There were still a few living plants.

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The camper, red the previous day, had turned blue.  Not for long as it would turn out though.

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We might be in Egypt with pyramids covered in snow or looking at sand dunes, but no, neither of those.

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I think this lake must be Hraunvötn.

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Mysterious, elemental landscapes….

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