Geothermal Pipes In The Landscape Near Myvatn, Iceland

A large pipe transfers steam through the landscape near the Viki Crater not far from the town of Myvatn in northern Iceland.

I suppose it's fair to say that, proportionally, I post far too many pics of Iceland given the time I've spent there compared to all the other countries I've visited over the years.

But, for those of us who have had the good fortune to have journeyed to this most beautiful island, the notion that too much is never enough makes perfect sense.

Despite suffering from a very heavy cold throughout the 2 short weeks I had in the country I just loved my time there. I put in long hours chasing the light and was rewarded with fantastic photography opportunities. I can't wait to return. 

Life Affirming Images

This photo was made near the town of Myvatn in northern Iceland. Geothermal power is a big deal in this country and, as a consequence, there's no negative comment associated with the inclusion of the pipeline in this photo.

Light and Beauty

In fact I was drawn to the scene by the glow of light reflecting off the surface of the pipe as it traversed it's way across the landscape. And it's light that's central to what this photo is really about. That, and the somewhat surreal, other worldly feel associated with this scene.

Photography: The Dance Of Light

After rendering the original color file into black and white in Adobe Lightroom I applied a warm tone to emphasize the mood of this alien-like landscape. It's a good reminder that the success of a photo is only partly dependent upon the objects around which the composition is created. In photography beauty is largely dependent upon light, the way it illuminates and reveals objects within the scene and the connections and meaning that dance evokes within us.  

Glenn Guy, Travel Photography Guru