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Sunset o'er the Land of Fire by Jon-Snow Sunset o'er the Land of Fire by Jon-Snow
Iceland is the land of ice, fire, and water. I took this picture from among the lava (called hraun in Icelandic) by the active volcano Krafla in the island's Mývatn region. The sunset was spectacular and the setting, with its steam vents and lava, amplified the atmosphere. We had run down the boardwalk past the geothermic pools and further up a trail to find this view.

Photo taken with my wonderful Pentax K-x, short zoom lens, 0.5sec @ f6.3, 100 ISO. Used in-camera HDR processing, and did the usual contrast and color adjustments in Adobe Lightroom.

Thanks for looking. :D
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AloraKitten Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
Wicked cool! Looks so fantastical - awesome.
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Jon-Snow Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010
Thanks for faving! :D
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Snapshot89 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:wave: You have been featured in my weekly journal, take a look [link] or [link]

Love the color tone and the smoke coming off the rocks. Very very nice contrast and lighting. =D

Have a great day! =D
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Jon-Snow Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010
Awesome, thanks so much for featuring it! I'll definitely check that out. :D
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Snapshot89 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcomed! =D
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Nichofsky Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice! :)
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Jon-Snow Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010
Thanks for faving. :)
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Nichofsky Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome! :)
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Chasing-Dreams-350 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
this is absolutely beautiful. great shot!
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Jon-Snow Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
Thank you! :)
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ILackCreativity Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
That's an awesome shot!!

I couldn't believe this was a drawing, but you can take photos too eh? You're pretty much just Mr. Artwork.
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Jon-Snow Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
No, this is no drawing, lol. Thanks, though. I'm only learning to take photos, but you can't avoid taking good pictures in Iceland. :)
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ILackCreativity Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
Apparently not.
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waughtercolors Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
WOW! ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!!!! Looks like your standing on another planet!
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Jon-Snow Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
Thanks! It sure feels another planet. Often the lava and rocks create a moonscape, but this place was more like Mars!
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September 18, 2010
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Camera Data

Make
PENTAX
Model
PENTAX K-x
Shutter Speed
1/2 second
Aperture
F/6.3
Focal Length
21 mm
ISO Speed
100
Date Taken
Sep 2, 2010, 9:02:21 PM
Software
K-x Ver 1.00
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