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2008-07-08
1010. Farm in Iceland 10.



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1010. Iceland, August 15, 2006.
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2008-07-06
1009. Beach in Iceland 5.



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1009. Iceland, August 15, 2006.
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2008-07-04
1008. Beach in Iceland 4.



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1008. The beaches in Iceland usually have a darkbrown or black coulour (lava sand), but because the wet sand reflects the blue sky, it looks as if the sand is blue.
The "real" coulour can be seen in picture nr. 1006.

Iceland, August 15, 2006.
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2008-07-02
1007. Beach in Iceland 3.



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1007. Iceland, August 15, 2006.
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2008-06-30
1006. Beach in Iceland 2.



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1006. Iceland, August 15, 2006.
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2008-06-28
1005. Beach in Iceland 1.



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1005. Iceland, August 15, 2006.
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2008-06-26
1004. Landscape in Iceland 58.



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1004. Iceland, August 15, 2006.
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2008-06-24
1003. Old hospital 8.



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1003. Iceland, August 15, 2006.
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2008-06-22
1002. Old hospital 7.



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1002. Iceland, August 15, 2006.
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2008-06-20
1001. Old hospital 6.



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1001. Iceland, August 15, 2006.
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2008-06-18
1000. Old hospital 5.



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1000. The outside of the hospital is made of corrugated metal.

Iceland, August 15, 2006.
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2008-06-16
999. Old hospital 4.



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999. A small annex to the hospital.

Iceland, August 15, 2006.
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2008-06-14
998. Old hospital 3.



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998. With a lower viewpoint the picture gets a totally different atmosphere.

Iceland, August 15, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2008-06-12
997. Old hospital 2.



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997. The sign on the hospital reads:
Franskt Islenskt verkefni verndun spitalans.
Chantier Franco-Islandais sauvegarde de l'hopital.
French Icelandic project preservation of the hospital.
1996.

They are apparently not in a hurry, because the sign itself could do with a restauration.
Anyway, in this state the building is more interesting for photographs.

Iceland, August 15, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)



2008-06-10
996. Old hospital 1.



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996. Fáskrúðsfjörður was the main port for French fishermen in the 1900s in East Iceland both prior to and well after the turn of the century. At Fáskrúðsfjörður there was a French consul, a French hospital and a French chapel. The street names are still in Icelandic and in French:
http://www.cadip.org/volunteer-in-iceland.htm

Iceland, August 15, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)



2008-06-08
995. Village in Iceland 12.



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995. Iceland, August 15, 2006.
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2008-06-06
994. Village in Iceland 11.



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994. Iceland, August 15, 2006.
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2008-06-04
993. Village in Iceland 10.



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993. Iceland, August 15, 2006.
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2008-06-02
992. Aluminium plant 3.



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992. With a slightly different framing usually a very different atmosphere can be created.

Iceland, August 15, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2008-05-31
991. Aluminium plant 2.



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991. A small village was built especially for the construction workers of the plant.

Iceland, August 15, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2008-05-29
990. Aluminium plant 1.



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990. In Eastern Iceland a huge aluminium plant is being built. For the production of aluminium a lot of electricity is needed. Especially for this they are constructing a dam.

Iceland, August 15, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2008-05-27
989. Village in Iceland 9.



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989. Iceland, August 14, 2006.
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2008-05-25
988. Village in Iceland 8.



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988. Iceland, August 14, 2006.
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2008-05-23
987. Village in Iceland 7.



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987. Iceland, August 14, 2006.
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2008-05-21
986. Village in Iceland 6.



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986. Iceland, August 14, 2006.
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2008-05-19
985. Village in Iceland 5.



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985. Iceland, August 14, 2006.
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2008-05-17
984. Village in Iceland 4.



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984. Iceland, August 14, 2006.
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2008-05-15
983. Village in Iceland 3.



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983. Iceland, August 14, 2006.
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2008-05-09
980. Landscape in Iceland 57.



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980. See also picture nr. 312, follow this link:
http://zenzien.zoefzoek.nl/zenzien.php?lang=nl&page=archief&...
Seven years difference.

Iceland, August 14, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2008-05-07
979. Stones.



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979. Iceland, August 14, 2006.
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2008-05-05
978. Landscape in Iceland 56.



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978. Or should I call it a seascape?

Iceland, August 14, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2008-05-03
977. Landscape in Iceland 55.



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977. Iceland, August 14, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2008-05-01
976. Tunnel in Iceland 2.



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976. This tunnel descends steeply after the entrance. There are a few spots where it is wider, so you can pass oncoming traffic.

Iceland, August 14, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2008-04-29
975. Tunnel in Iceland 1.



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975. Or previous camper-van at the entrance of a tunnel.

Iceland, August 14, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2008-04-27
974. Moss 13.



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974. Moss along the road-side.

Iceland, August 14, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2008-04-25
973. Landscape in Iceland 54.



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973. The car at the bottom of the picture gives a good idea of the grandure of the Icelandic landscape.

Iceland, August 14, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2008-04-23
972. Landscape in Iceland 53.



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972. Iceland, August 14, 2006.
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2008-04-21
971. Landscape in Iceland 52.



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971. Iceland, August 14, 2006.
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2008-04-19
970. Landscape in Iceland 51.



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970. Iceland, August 14, 2006.
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2008-04-17
969. Landscape in Iceland 50.



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969. Iceland, August 14, 2006.
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2008-04-15
968. Landscape in Iceland 49.



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968. Iceland, August 14, 2006.
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2008-04-13
967. Road in Iceland 11.



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967. The road is wet after a shower and reflects almost all the light.

Iceland, August 14, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2008-04-11
966. Landscape in Iceland 48.



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966. Iceland, August 14, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)

Beautiful pictures of reflections:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/photochiel/sets/1142129/comment...


2008-04-09
965. Farm in Iceland 9.



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965. The same farm as in the previous picture.

Iceland, August 14, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2008-04-07
964. Farm in Iceland 8.



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964. Iceland, August 14, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)

Kinetic Art by Theo Jansen:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcR7U2tuNoY


2008-04-05
963. Farmyard in Iceland 15.



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963. Iceland, August 14, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2008-04-03
962. Farmyard in Iceland 14.



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962. I don't know if this ruin has been in use as a home or as a barn. Both is possible. In the background a small cimetary. On this kind of cimetaries you often see some small trees. Usually they don't get much bigger than this.

Iceland, August 14, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2008-04-01
961. Farmyard in Iceland 13.



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961. I don't know the brand. Anybody else?

Iceland, August 14, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)

Original idea, how many do you recognize? (don't crib)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/balakov/sets/72157602602191858/



2008-03-30
960. Farmyard in Iceland 12.



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960. Iceland, August 14, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker


2008-03-28
959. Farmyard in Iceland 11.



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959. The complementary coulours red and green enhance each other.

Iceland, August 14, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker


2008-03-26
958. Farmyard in Iceland 10.



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958. Cabin of the old GMC truck (or lorry as they say in Britain) It is the truck om the left in the previous picture.

Iceland, August 14, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker



2008-03-24
957. Farmyard in Iceland 9.



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957. Iceland, August 14, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker



2008-03-22
956. Farmyard in Iceland 8.



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956. Still from the time cars had real bumpers.

Iceland, August 14, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker



2008-03-20
955. Farmyard in Iceland 7.



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955. When I was taking this series, I was a little disgruntled. It had been raining all day. In hindsight this turned out to be a blessing, the coulours became nice and bright because of the rain.

Iceland, August 14, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker



2008-03-18
954. Farmyard in Iceland 6.



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954. The windshield from the outside.

Iceland, August 14, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker


2008-03-16
953. Farmyard in Iceland 5.



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953. Iceland, August 14, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker

Bizarre humour, especially the animations are sublime.
http://www.callahanonline.com/index.php




2008-03-14
952. Farmyard in Iceland 4.



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952. Actually this farmyard is a kind of unintentional
museum.

Iceland, August 14, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker


2008-03-12
951. Farmyard in Iceland 3.



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951. Iceland, August 14, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker


2008-03-10
950. Farmyard in Iceland 2.



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950. Iceland, August 14, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2008-03-08
949. Farmyard in Iceland 1.



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949. For me, taking pictures of rusty junk is always a very inspiring pass-time. Black is a very difficult coulour to capture in a photograph, but the rain gave the tractor tires a beautiful shine, which made them stand out more. As a photographer of "junk" you usually meet with a lot of misunderstanding from onlookers.

Iceland, August 14, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)

For those who like the music of Sigur Ros, the film Heima can now be watched on Youtube:
http://nl.youtube.com/watch?v=lr4s7KeCbV8



2008-03-06
948. Icelandic landscape 47.



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948. Iceland, August 13, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)

The zodiac in beautiful body painting:
http://freeaction34.googlepages.com/fotografiealgemeen


2008-03-04
947. Road in Iceland 10.



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947. Iceland, August 13, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2008-03-02
946. Reykjahlid 34.



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946. Iceland, August 13, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)



2008-02-29
945. Reykjahlid 33.



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945. The soil is hot enough to fry an egg. On the right side of the middle it looks like somebody did just that, but that is a freak of nature.

Iceland, August 13, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)

Optical illusions etc.
http://www.planetperplex.com/nl/




2008-02-27
944. Reykjahlid 32.



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944. Iceland, August 13, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)

Cats too can take pictures:
http://www.mr-lee-catcam.de/index.htm




2008-02-25
943. Reykjahlid 31.



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943. Evening light.
Iceland, August 13, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)



2008-02-23
942. Reykjahlid 30.



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942. Iceland, August 13, 2006.
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2008-02-21
941. Reykjahlid 29.



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941. Iceland, August 13, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)

Guestlink:
http://www.banksy.co.uk/







2007-12-23
911. Reykjahlid 28.



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911. Iceland, August 13, 2006.
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2007-12-21
910. Reykjahlid 27.



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910. Iceland, August 13, 2006.
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2007-12-19
909. Reykjahlid 26.



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909. Iceland, August 13, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)

Guestlink, especially the pictures 5 and 6 of Close Looks 1 are really magnificent:
http://www.carien.isgelukkig.nl:80/



2007-12-17
908. Reykjahlid 25.



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908. Our son Ranto testing Global Warming. The lake on the right contains very hot water and the soil is nice and warm.

Iceland, August 13, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-12-15
907. Reykjahlid 24.



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907. Iceland, August 13, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-12-13
906. Reykjahlid 23.



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906. Iceland, August 13, 2006.
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2007-12-11
905. Reykjahlid 22.



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905. Iceland, August 13, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-12-09
904. Reykjahlid 21.



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904. Iceland, August 13, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-12-07
903. Reykjahlid 20.



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903. Iceland, August 13, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-10-06
872. Reykjahlid 19.



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872. Iceland, August 13, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-10-04
871. Reykjahlid 18.



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871. Iceland, August 13, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-10-02
870. Reykjahlid 17.



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870. Iceland, August 13, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-09-30
869. Reykjahlid 16.



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869. Iceland, August 13, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-09-28
868. Reykjahlid 15.



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868. Iceland, August 13, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-09-26
867. Reykjahlid 14.



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867. Iceland, August 13, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-09-24
866. Reykjahlid 13.



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866. Iceland, August 13, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-09-22
865. Reykjahlid 12.



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865. Iceland, August 13, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)

Business as usual:
http://www.kvikmynd.is/video.asp?land=&offset=9&id=4223


2007-09-20
864. Reykjahlid 11.



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864. Iceland, August 13, 2006.
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2007-09-18
863. Reykjahlid 10.



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863. Iceland, August 13, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-09-16
862. Reykjahlid 9.



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862. Iceland, August 13, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-08-05
841. Reykjahlid 8.



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841. Iceland, August 13, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-08-03
840. Reykjahlid 7.



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840. Our old camper van.

Iceland, August 13, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-08-02
839. Road in Iceland 9.



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839. Iceland, August 13, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-07-30
838. Icelandic landscape 46.



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838. Iceland, August 13, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-07-28
837. Icelandic landscape 45.



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837. This soil is so hot, it's emitting steam.

Iceland, August 13, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-07-06
826. Lava field 4.



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826. Iceland, August 13, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-07-04
825. Rope lava 5.



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825. Iceland, August 13, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-07-02
824. Rope lava 4.



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824. Iceland, August 13, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-06-30
823. Road in Iceland 8.



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823. Iceland, August 12, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-06-28
822. Road in Iceland 7.



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822. Iceland, August 12, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)



2007-06-26
821. Road in Iceland 6.



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821. Iceland, August 12, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-06-24
820. Icelandic landscape 44.



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820. Iceland, August 12, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-06-22
819. Icelandic landscape 43.



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819. Iceland, August 12, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-06-20
818. Icelandic landscape 42.



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818. Iceland, August 12, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-06-18
817. Icelandic landscape 41.



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817. The colours in this Icelandic landscape are very similar to the rust colours in picture 814.

Iceland, August 12, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-06-02
809. House in Iceland 3.



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809. Iceland, August 11, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-05-31
808. House in Iceland 2.



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808. This house is not far from the sea, usually there is a strong, cold wind. The tree is exactly in the shelter of the house.

Iceland, August 11, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-05-29
807. Skies over Iceland 11.



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807. Iceland, August 11, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)



2007-05-27
806. Asbyrgi 10.



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806. Iceland, August 11, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-05-25
805. Asbyrgi 9.



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805. Iceland, August 11, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-05-23
804. Asbyrgi 8.



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804. Iceland, August 11, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-05-21
803. Asbyrgi 7.



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803. Iceland, August 11, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-05-19
802. Asbyrgi 6.



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802. Iceland, August 11, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-05-17
801. Asbyrgi 5.



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801. Iceland, August 11, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-05-15
800. Asbyrgi 4.



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800. Iceland, August 11, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-05-13
799. Asbyrgi 3.



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799. Iceland, August 11, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-05-11
798. Asbyrgi 2.



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798. Iceland, August 11, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-05-09
797. Asbyrgi 1.



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797. Asbyrgi is part of the area called Jökulsárgljúfur.
Personally I find this one of the most beautiful places in Iceland.

Iceland, August 11, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-05-07
796. Dettifoss 7.



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796. Iceland, August 11, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-05-05
795. Dettifoss 6.



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795. Iceland, August 11, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-05-03
794. Dettifoss 5.



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794. Iceland, August 11, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-05-01
793. Dettifoss 4.



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793. Iceland, August 11, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-04-29
792. Dettifoss 3.



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792. The interesting thing about Dettifoss is, that you can get very close to the raging water.

Iceland, August 11, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-04-27
791. Dettifoss 2.



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791. Iceland, August 11, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-04-25
790. Dettifoss 1.



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790.
The Dettofoss is a spectacular waterfall.
Foss= waterfall.
It was raining and a lot of spray from the waterfall was blowing over the visitors.

Iceland, August 11, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-04-23
789. Reykjahlid 6.



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789. Iceland, August 10, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-04-21
788. Reykjahlid 5.



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788. A hole with boiling hot mud. The mud is constantly moving and causes beautiful graphic shapes.

Iceland, August 10, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-04-19
787. Reykjahlid 4.



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787. Iceland, August 10, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-04-17
786. Reykjahlid 3.



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786. This soil is too hot to touch. The coulours are made by all kinds of sulphur compounds.

Iceland, August 10, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-04-15
785. Reykjahlid 2.



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785. Iceland, August 10, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-04-13
784. Reykjahlid 1.



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784. A bubbling hole with hot mud.
Reykjahlid is just east of Myvatn.
Reykjahlid= smoke hill and Myvatn= mosquito lake.
The mosquitoes or midges are very annoying but do not sting.

Iceland, August 10, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-04-11
783. Lichen 2.



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783. Iceland, August 10, 2006
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2007-04-09
782. Lichen 1.



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782. Iceland, August 10, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-04-07
781. Icelandic landscape 40.



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781. Iceland, August 10, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-04-05
780. Farm in Iceland 7.



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780. In Iceland the mailman also delivers tires.
Almost all farms have names.
Some of these farm names even have become names of towns.
Many of these names go back to viking times.
Gardur means: garden.
The fourth letter sounds like the th in the.

Iceland, August 10, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-04-03
779. Rope lava 3.



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779. Iceland, August 10, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-04-01
778. Lava field 3.



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778. Same spot as in the previous picture, only this one was taken straight down.

Iceland, August 10, 2006
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2007-03-30
777. Lava field 2.



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777. Iceland, August 10, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)



2007-03-28
776. Lava field 1.



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776. Iceland, August 10, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-03-26
775. Rope lava 2.



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775. A tree and some moss succeeded in making roots in this hostile environment.

Iceland, August 10, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-03-24
774. Rope lava 1.



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774. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lava#P.C4.81hoehoe

Iceland, August 10, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-03-23
773. Reflection of evening sky 2.



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773. Iceland, August 9, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-03-22
772. Village in Iceland 2.



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772. Iceland, August 9, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-03-21
771. Reflection of evening sky 1.



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771. Iceland, August 9, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-03-20
770. Moss 12.



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770. Iceland, August 9, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-03-19
769. Icelandic landscape 38.



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769. Iceland, August 9, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-03-18
768. Village in Iceland 1.



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768. Iceland, August 9, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-03-17
767. Icelandic landscape 37.



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767. Iceland, August 9, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-03-16
766. Road in Iceland 5.



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766. Iceland, August 9, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-03-15
765. Farm in Iceland 6.



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765. Iceland, August 9, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-03-14
764. Icelandic landscape 36.



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764. Iceland, August 9, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-03-13
763. Icelandic landscape 35.



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763. Iceland, August 9, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-03-12
762. Icelandic landscape 34.



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762. Iceland, August 9, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-03-11
761. Beeches.



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761. Iceland, August 9, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-03-10
760. Farm in Iceland 5.



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760. Iceland, August 6, 2006
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2007-03-09
759. Farm in Iceland 4.



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759. The lightspot moved very slowly through the landscape, unfortunately not in the direction of the farm.

Iceland, August 6, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-03-08
758. Farm in Iceland 3.



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758.
Iceland, August 6, 2006
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2007-03-07
757. Road in Iceland 4.



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757. A very passable unpaved road.

Iceland, August 6, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-03-06
756. Road in Iceland 3.



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756. Cycling in Iceland is predominantly done by tourists. Here you see a farmer on a bicycle.

Iceland, August 6, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-03-05
755. Moss 11.



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755.
Iceland, August 6, 2006
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2007-03-04
754. Icelandic landscape 34.



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754.
Iceland, August 6, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-03-03
753. Moss 10.



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753.
Iceland, August 6, 2006
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2007-03-02
752. Icelandic landscape 34.



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752. The angry troll-woman.

Iceland, August 6, 2006
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2007-03-01
751. Icelandic landscape 33.



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751.
Iceland, August 6, 2006
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2007-02-28
750. Icelandic landscape 32.



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750.
Iceland, August 6, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)

The Dutch Socialist Party: SP has a very original way of canvassing:
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2007-02-27
749. Icelandic landscape 31.



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749.
Iceland, August 6, 2006
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2007-02-26
748. Icelandic landscape 30.



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748. You get the nicest light in a landscape with a partly clouded sky. The variation of light and shadow makes for a lively landscape. The background looks very close, but in reality it's quite far away.

Iceland, August 6, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-02-25
747. Road in Iceland 2.



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747. This is an unpaved road. Roads like this can be very variable in quality. When the road has just been graded it has a perfect surface. Only a bit dusty when dry and muddy when wet. But after some time potholes and washboard will appear. Washboard is very annoying. You can either drive very slowly, and then you feel every ripple, or very fast, but then it is bad for the suspension.

Iceland, August 6, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-02-24
746. Icelandic landscape 29.



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746.
Iceland, August 6, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-02-23
745. Moss 9.



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745.
Iceland, August 6, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-02-22
744. Moss 8.



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744.
Iceland, August 6, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-02-21
743. Moss 7.



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743.
Iceland, August 6, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-02-20
742. Moss 6.



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742. The wetter the moss is, the lighter the colour green.

Iceland, August 6, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-02-19
741. Icelandic landscape 28.



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741.
Iceland, August 6, 2006
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2007-02-18
740. Farm in Iceland 2.



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740. This picture was taken through the wet car window during a shower. It looks a little bit like a painting.

Iceland, August 6, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-02-17
739. Icelandic landscape 27.



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739.
Iceland, August 6, 2006


2007-02-16
738. Church in Iceland 1.



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738. Only the front is wood, the rest is made of turf.

Iceland, August 6, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-02-15
737. Farm in Iceland 1.



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737. Farm on the edge of a fiord.

Iceland, August 4, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-02-14
736. Icelandic landscape 26.



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736. Icelandic horse and a ditch with hot water.

Iceland, August 4, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-02-13
735. Road in Iceland 1.



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735. Solution Enigmaphoto.
Grey mud on our white camper van. When it rains, unpaved roads in Iceland can become really muddy. Fortunately at all petrol stations you can wash your car free of charge.

Iceland, August 4, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-02-12
734. Enigmaphoto.



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734. What do you see in this picture?
If you think you know the answer you can post it in the guestbook.
To-morrow I will post the answer.

Iceland, August 4, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-02-11
733. Moss 5.



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733.
Iceland, August 4, 2006


2007-02-10
732. Moss 4.



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732.
Iceland, August 4, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-02-09
731. Icelandic landscape 25.



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731.
Iceland, August 4, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-02-08
730. Icelandic landscape 24.



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730.
Iceland, August 4, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-02-07
729. Icelandic landscape 23.



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729. The Icelandic landscape can be incredibly colourful.

Iceland, August 4, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-02-06
728. House in Iceland 1.



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728. This house was still made the "old fashioned" way. In the past houses in the countryside were often made like this. The material is readily available and the insulation is very good.

Iceland, August 4, 2006


2007-02-05
727. Skies over Iceland 10.



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727.
Iceland, August 4, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-02-04
726. Skies over Iceland 9.



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726.
Iceland, August 4, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-02-03
725. Skies over Iceland 8.



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725.
Iceland, August 4, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-02-02
724. Skies over Iceland 7.



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724.
Iceland, August 4, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-02-01
723. Skies over Iceland 6.



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723. Typical Icelandic sky.

Iceland, August 4, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-01-31
722. Snaefellsnes 12.



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722. We spent the night on one of those gravel fields you can find in many places in Iceland. In the morning we woke because our camper was shaking violently, my first thought was: an earthquake. There were some cows using our camper as a rubbing post, they also were licking the windows.

Iceland, August 4, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-01-30
721. Snaefellsnes 11.



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721. Green, green and green again.

Iceland, August 4, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-01-29
720. Snaefellsnes 10.



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720. Mud flats at the end of a fiord.
Iceland, August 4, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-01-28
719. Skies over Iceland 5.



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719. Some more evening light.

Iceland, August 4, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-01-27
718. Skies over Iceland 4.



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718. Soft light of a low sun.

Iceland, August 4, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-01-26
717. Skies over Iceland 3.



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717. The evening of a very fruitful day for photography.

Iceland, August 2, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)

Guestlink:
Beautiful video art and very funny on top of that.
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2007-01-25
716. Skies over Iceland 2.



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716. It's very difficult to estimate distances when there are no man-made objects to be seen.

Iceland, August 2, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-01-24
715. Skies over Iceland 1.



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715. Iceland is a country of spectacular panoramas. In the foreground two stripes of sunlight, one on the hay bales and one on the farm. Often it's just a matter of waiting for a few minutes to get just the light you want.

Iceland, August 2, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-01-23
714. Snaefellsnes 9.



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714. This is the reflection of the blue sky in the small pool of the previous picture.

Iceland, August 2, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-01-22
713. Snaefellsnes 8.



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713. Footpath on the north west side of Snaefellsjökull.

Iceland, August 2, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-01-21
712. Snaefellsnes 7.



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712. The vast desolation on the westcoast of Snaefellsnes.

Iceland, August 2, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-01-20
711. Snaefellsnes 6.



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711. Moss covered lava field.

Iceland, August 2, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-01-19
710. Snaefellsnes 5.



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710. Waterfall, taken with an exposure of 1/3 of a second, the advantage of a VR-lens is that you can still take pictures handheld with very long exposure times. The waterfall was completely in the shadow. On top right en bottom right there is just a little bit of sunshine to be seen.

Iceland, August 2, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-01-18
709. Snaefelsjökull 12.



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709. The glacier as seen from the west.

Iceland, August 2, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-01-17
708. Snaefellsnes 4.



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708. A small crater west of Snaefellsjökull. The road is just wide enough for a car, the path on the mountain is only for pedestrians. On the right side an enormous amount of gravel has been dug out in the past. Things like that are probably not allowed any more now.

Iceland, August 2, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-01-16
707. Snaefellsnes 3.



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707. The sun shining through a crack btween the rocks. In the background lava stone overgrown with moss.

Iceland, August 1, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-01-15
706. Rust 8.



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706. "Here's lookin' at you kid"

Iceland, August 1, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-01-14
705. Rust and stones 2.



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705. I made a few different compositions. I like this one more than the previous one. Here you have the feeling that the spiral is infinite, there might be more and bigger rocks outside of the frame.

Iceland, August 1, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-01-13
704. Rust and stones 1.



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704. It took me quite a while to make this picture.
First I looked for a piece of metal that was positioned in the right way to the incoming sunlight.
Then I looked for stones with a pleasing form and with different sizes.
I arranged the stones in a way to form a spiral and so that the shadows would not touch the other stones.
I wanted to make a balanced composition, the stones, the shadows and the spaces in between had to form a pleasing and balanced composition.

Iceland, August 1, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-01-12
703. Rust 7.



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703. It's fascinating to see that something as strong as steel slowly fails under the influence of salt moving sea water. It just returns to the earth.

Iceland, August 1, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-01-11
702. Rust 6.



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702. An old rivet slowly desolves into small pieces.

Iceland, August 1, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-01-10
701. Rust 5.



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701. Because of the shadows this is a somewhat mysterious picture. At first sight it's not quite clear what you see.

Iceland, August 1, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-01-09
700. Rust 4.



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700. Not all pieces of scrap are suitable for an interesting picture. It has to have a nice texture, the light has to be right, and it should be possible that a good composition can be made of it.

Iceland, August 1, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-01-08
699. Rust 3.



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699. Years ago on a small beach on the west coast of Snaefellsnes a ship ran ashore. The parts are scattered all over the beach as a kind of monument. There is even a sign with the request to leave everything as it is. The coming days a number of "rustic" photographs.

Iceland, August 1, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-01-07
698. Rust 2.



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698. An old tractor seat now being used as a seat on the quay.

Iceland, August 1, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-01-06
697. Rust 1.



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697. A rusty wheel in a harbour of Snaefellsnes. I'm always fascinated by the beautiful colours that are caused by rusting.

Iceland, August 1, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-01-05
696. Snaefellsjökull 11.



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696. The mountain as seen from the south west.

Iceland, August 1, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)

Guestlink:
http://www.dutchphotoday.nl/





2007-01-04
695. Snaefellsnes 2.



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695. Rock with sea birds.

Iceland, August 1, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-01-03
694. Snaefellsnes 1.



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694. Snaefellsnes, snae-fells-nes means snow-rock-peninsula, this is the peninsula on which the Snaefellsjökull is located. The water is crystal clear.

Iceland, August 1, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-01-02
693. Snaefellsjökull 10.



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693. As for the moss this could almost be a black-and-white photograph.

Iceland, August 1, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2007-01-01
692. Snaefellsjökull 9.



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************Best wishes for 2007***********

692. You can see moss in a lot of different shades of green. The wetter, the more intense is the colour. Dry moss usually looks kind of grey, but with one drop of water it turns green within seconds. The beautiful blue sky is reflected in the small stream.

Iceland, August 1, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2006-12-31
691. Snaefellsjökull 8.



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691. Water has been found on Mars.

Iceland, August 1, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2006-12-30
690. Snaefellsjökull 7.



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690. Mythical bird.
In situations like this you cannot trust your lightmeter. There is a lot of light coming from the snow and hardly any from the black rock material. The contrast between the snow and the mountain is very high. I took a spot metering from the snow with the diagonal shadow lines and I based my exposure on that. In Photoshop I lowered the contrast and raised the brightness.

Iceland, August 1, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2006-12-29
689. Snaefellsjökull 6.



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689. Two trolls having an argument.

Iceland, August 1, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2006-12-28
688. Snaefellsjökull 5.



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688. Sometimes it looks as if the snow has been painted on the rocks by Savador Dali.

Iceland, August 1, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2006-12-27
687. Snaefellsjökull 4.



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687. This is the road that passes on the east side of the glacier. Nowhere else we could feel the mystic atmosphere of Iceland more than here. There is only a 5 minute time difference with the previous picture.

Iceland, August 1, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2006-12-26
686. Snaefellsjökull 3.



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686. Fog alternating with a beautiful blue sky.

Iceland, August 1, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2006-12-25
685. Snaefellsjökull 2.



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*********MERRY CHRISTMAS*************************

685. A white Christmas after all.
In the distance the top of the Snaefellsjökull.
This was a beautiful day, wisps of fog alternating with full sunshine. This was the best day in Iceland regarding photography.

Iceland, August 1, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2006-12-24
684. Snaefellsjökull 1.



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684. The road going up to Snaefellsjökull.
Snae-fells-jökull, snow-rock-glacier is a small glacier in western Iceland. Because of the low-hanging clouds almost all colour has disappeared from the landscape.
We visited almost every country in Europe with our camper van.

Iceland, August 1, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)



2006-12-23
683. Icelandic landscape 22.



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683. Zoomed in version of picture 682. The previous picture is exposed in a way that fore- and background are still reasonably exposed. This photograph is only exposed for the background.

Iceland, August 1, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)



2006-12-22
682. Icelandic landscape 21.



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682. It was a rather gloomy day, all of a sudden we saw in the distance the sea and sunshine.

Iceland, August 1, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2006-12-21
681. Icelandic landscape 20.



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681. One could dedicate a whole series to the phenomenon of hay bales in plastic.

Iceland, July 31, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2006-12-20
680. Icelandic landscape 19.



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680. Another one of those typical Icelandic zen landscapes.

Iceland, July 31, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2006-12-19
679. Icelandic landscape 18.



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679. Icelandic horses usually are allowed to roam free. This picture is a good illustration of Icelandic weather. One moment beautiful clear weather with sunshine, but past the next hill rain and fog. The weather can sometimes change every 5 minutes.

Iceland, July 31, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2006-12-18
678. Concert Sigur Rós 10.



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678. Jón Birgisson playing his guitar with a bow.

Iceland, July 30, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2006-12-17
677. Concert Sigur Rós 9.



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677. Attention for a helicopter in the sky. The helicopter was probably used for tv-registration.

Iceland, July 30, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2006-12-16
676. Concert Sigur Rós 8.



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676. He had a good view on the shoulders of his father. It was a very mixed audience, parents with children, young and old, male and female.

Iceland, July 30, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2006-12-15
675. Concert Sigur Rós 7.



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675. A striking face between all the blonde Icelandic women. This is an enlargement of about 1/8 of the original frame. Here too I could not zoom in anymore nor get any closer.

Iceland, July 30, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2006-12-14
674. Concert Sigur Rós 6.



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674. They came to see and to be seen.

Iceland, July 30, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2006-12-13
673. Concert Sigur Rós 5.



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673. When you trust your light meter in a case like this, you'll get a bad result. The big spot shines straight into the lens. First I zoomed in and measured the light on the singer, and then I zoomed out again and took the picture.

Iceland, July 30, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)

Guestlink:
http://www.raymondrutting.com/



2006-12-12
672. Concert Sigur Rós 4.



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672. Here again attention was not focussed on the stage.

Iceland, July 30, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2006-12-11
671. Concert Sigur Rós 3.



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671. During the concert there was not only interest in the music but also for each other.

Iceland, July 30, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2006-12-10
670. Concert Sigur Rós 2.



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670. The concert of the Icelandic band Sigur Rós.
Sites:
http://www.sigur-ros.is/
http://www.sigur-ros.co.uk/

Iceland, July 30, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2006-12-09
669. Concert Sigur Rós 1.



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669. Lead singer and guitarist Jón Birgisson of the Icelandic band Sigur Rós.
The coming days pictures of the free concert of sunday night July 31, 2006 in Miklatún, a park in Reykjavik. The concert was also broadcast live on radio and tv. There was very little light, hardly enough for tv-registration. The band likes a mysterious atmosphere also regarding the lighting.

Technical data.
Camera: Nikon D50.
Lens: Nikon AFS DX VR 18-200mm 3.5-5.6G
ISO: 1600 (maximum)
Focal length: 200 mm (maximum)
Aperture: 5.6 (maximum opening with 200 mm)
Exposure time: 1/15 of a second.
With the ISO and the aperture I couln't go any further, so the only option was the lowering of the shutter speed.
Here the VR (Vibration Reduction) of the lens demonstrated itself. I was wobbling on my toes in order to be able to photograph a moving singer over the heads of the people in front of me. It was impossible to freeze the motion of the right hand with this shutter speed, but it adds to the dynamics of the picture. With a normal lens at 1/15 and 200mm (300mm in 35mm) a picture like this would have been impossible.
I cut away about half of the frame (left, right and top) in Photoshop, because I couldn't zoom in anymore or go closer when I took the picture. There was no further treatment with PS, except a little sharpening.

Iceland, July 30, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2006-12-08
668. Icelandic landscape 17.



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668. In Iceland in the summer you never know exactly if you are watching a sunset or a sunrise. The sun disappears behind the horizon for a certain time depending on the date, but the sky never turns completely dark.

Iceland, July 29, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2006-12-07
667. Icelandic landscape 16.



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667. The lighthouse of Reykjanes, the sun has set already, this light is reflected by the clouds and the sky. Because Iceland is very northerly, the sun sets very late in the summer. The sunset lasts very long too, because it sets very slowly, this in contrast with the areas around the equator where the sun sets vertically or almost vertically.
See also picture nr. 1 in Archives of May 2005:
http://www.zenzien.zoefzoek.com/zenzien.php?lang=uk&page=arc...

Iceland, July 29, 2006
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2006-12-06
666. Icelandic landscape 15.



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666. Just before sunset.
Near the lighthouse of Reykjanes.

Iceland, July 29, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2006-12-05
665. Icelandic landscape 14.



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665. This photograph was taken from the same position as picture 664, I zoomed in on the part in he middle. So it is possible to get a completely different feeling just by using a different focal length.

Iceland, July 29, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2006-12-04
664. Icelandic landscape 13.



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664. Close to the lighthouse of Reykjanes.
The point in the distance is where the southcoast and the westcoast of Iceland meet.

Iceland, July 29, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2006-12-03
663. Gunnahver 3.



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663. Hot earth.

Iceland, July 29, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2006-11-18
648. Gunnahver 2.



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648. With this photograph, as opposite to picture 647, I waited till the lighthouse was still just visible through the steam.
Gunna is an Icelandic name.
Hver means: steam or hot spring.
The geographical names in Iceland look very exotic on first sight, but they are a lot easier than you would think. I've got a list of about 120 words which enable you to understand most geographic names.
Reykjavik means smoke bay (Vik is bay)
Reykjanes means smoke peninsula.

Iceland, July 29, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)

Guestlink.
Beautiful photography and a graphically well designed site, it's a combination which is unfortunately not very common on internet:
http://www.juuldevries.com/



2006-11-17
647. Gunnahver 1.



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647. This area is in the most south-westerly point of Iceland. In the background the lighthouse of Reykjanes. It took some patience to get the steam exactly so that the view to the lighthouse was open.

Iceland, July 29, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2006-11-16
646. Blue Lagoon 2.



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646. The boiling hot water that comes out of the ground is first used for the turbines to generate electricity. Then it passes through a heat exchanger. That heat is used for the heating of the houses in Reykjavik, then it ends up in this lake. You can scoop up the white stuff yourself from between the rocks.

Iceland, July 29, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2006-11-15
645. Blue Lagoon 1.



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645. Blue Lagoon, Bláa Lónið in Icelandic is a swimming pool not far from the airport Kevlavik. Seawater is pumped into the ground and geothermically heated, then it is led through the electricity plant in the back. After that it is drained into this lake. The water still has a temperature of 39 degrees centigrade. It is rich in minerals and is supposed to be good for the skin. The man in the background covered his neck and shoulders with it.

Iceland, July 29, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2006-11-14
644. Icelandic landscape 13.



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644. Here I used the repeating shapes in the landscape. Because there is no sunlight on the hill in front a feeling of depth was created. In Iceland you usually only have to wait for a few minutes to get the light you want.

Iceland, July 29, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2006-11-13
643. Cairns 2.



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643. Same place, same time, but in silhouette. This picture was exposed in such a way to get much detail in the sky, that's why all the detail is gone from the rocks. Picture 462 on the other hand was exposed for the rocks and so all the detail is gone from the sky. The contrast range between rocks and sky is much too great to be captured in one photograph.

Iceland, July 29, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2006-11-12
642. Cairns 1.



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642. These stone piles were built by tourists. In earlier days they were made to mark the road, but now it has become a touristic pastime.

Iceland, July 29, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2006-11-11
641. Krysuvik. 4.



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641. Top left you can just see a part of Kleivarvatn. Vatn means lake or water in Icelandic. In Old Norse vatn means water, it is connected to the English word water.

Iceland, July 29, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2006-11-10
640. Krysuvik. 3.



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640. Duckboard through a hot area, your feet stay dry and cool and the vulnerable surroundings stay unspoiled.

Iceland, July 29, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2006-11-09
639. Krysuvik. 2.



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639. A small stream with hot water.
On the rocks all kinds of colourful mineral deposits.

Iceland, July 29, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2006-11-08
638. Krysuvik. 1.



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638. Solfatares and fumaroles south of Reykjavik.

Iceland, July 29, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2006-11-07
637. Icelandic landscape 12.



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637. A characteristic secundary road. Loose gravel and washboard.

Iceland, July 29, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2006-11-06
636. Gullfoss 4.



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636. The feeling you have when close to a large waterfall cannot be conveyed in a photograph.
Vertigo when you come too close to the edge.
Fear of sliding on the slippery stones and falling down into the churning water.
The overwhelming sound.
The constant fear you or your camera might get drenched by the spray.
The nice fresh air.

Iceland, July 28, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2006-11-05
635. Gullfoss 3.



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635. The waterfall during a shower.

Iceland, July 28, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2006-11-04
634. Gullfoss 2.



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634. In the background the waterfall.

Iceland, July 28, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2006-11-03
633. Gullfoss 1.



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633. Gullfoss means golden waterfall, because the water has sometimes a golden colour.

Iceland, July 28, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2006-11-02
632. Thermal spring 3.



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632. Under water there are beautiful mineral deposits. Because the water is boiling and therefore moving, there are all kinds of small distortions in the right part of the picture.

Iceland, July 28, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2006-11-01
631. Thermal spring 2.



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631. In the neighbourhood of Strokkur there are a lot of thermal springs. You can also find the Geyser there, all geysers in the world got their name from this gusher. The Geyser does not work anymore.
The Icelandic name is Geysir which has a connection with the Old Norse word gjósa (to gush)

Iceland, July 28, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2006-10-31
630. Thermal spring 1.



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630. The beautuiful mineral-rich water of a thermal spring close to Strokkur.

Iceland, July 28, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)



2006-10-30
629. Strokkur 3.



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629. Here I asked the impossible from a camera. The contrast is so high that the sun is bound to be overexposed, although the sky is actually still underexposed. I took a few more pictures with the sun exactly behind the geyser, but here it became a huge white area because the light of the sun was being dispersed by the water and the steam.

Iceland, July 28, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)

Guestlink:
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2006-10-29
628. Strokkur 2.



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628. These children get a hot shower from Strokkur. The water from the geyser is boiling hot when it comes out, but it cools down quite rapidly in the air.

Iceland, July 28, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)

This picture was also posted on:
http://www.photosig.com/go/photos/view?id=1860963


2006-10-28
627. Strokkur 1.



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627. Strokkur is the best known geyser of Iceland.

Iceland, July 28, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2006-10-27
626. Seljalandsfoss 2.



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626. Seljalandsfoss.
This waterfall is not only special because of its height, but also because of the fact that you can walk behind it. You need a raincoat though, because there are the occasional wind gusts.

Iceland, July 27, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2006-10-26
625. Seljalandsfoss 1.



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625. The top of the Seljalandsfoss.
Foss means waterfall.
This waterfall is 65 meters high and is fed with melting water from the glacier Eyjafjallajökull.

Iceland, July 27, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)

Webcam of the Katla:
http://www.ruv.is/katla/
The volcano the Katla is at the moment very restless.
The Katla lies under a glacier.
An eruption can have desastrous consequences for the peaceful town of Vik.
(Picture nr. 612 in Archives of October 2006)



2006-10-25
624. Puffin 2.



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624. Puffin on the rocks near Vik.

Iceland, July 26, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2006-10-24
623. Puffin 1.



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623. Puffin on the rocks near Vik.

Iceland, July 26, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2006-10-15
614. Icelandic landscape 11.



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614. Here you can see very well the extreem steepness of the rocks in this area. Near the beach there is a parking-lot. The beach consists of black lava sand.

Iceland, July 26, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)

On some Icelandic roads in the interior, there are no bridges, you have to drive through the river. That is not always succesful:
http://dagskra.ruv.is/streaming/sjonvarpid/?file=4284347/2

Guestlink:
http://www.2discover.net



2006-10-14
613. Icelandic landscape 10.



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613. This area is a nesting ground for seabirds, the puffin can be seen here too. Later I will show some pictures of this fascinating bird. Of course these places attract a lot of egg robbers.

Iceland, July 26, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2006-10-13
612. Icelandic landscape 9.



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612. The town of Vik.
This picture was taken towards the east from about the same location as picture nr. 611.
It doesn't look very big, but for Icelandic measures this is a reasonably sized town. The white building second from the left is the hostel from picture nr. 609. In the middle on a hill you can see the church of picture nr. 608. In the village a swimming pool and a track for athletics.

Iceland, July 26, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)

Guestlink:
http://markreep.blogspot.com/



2006-10-12
611. Icelandic landscape 8.



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611. Our son Ranto looking out over the Atlantic Ocean towards the west. In the distance the Dyrhólaey peninsula, a rock in the shape of a roman bridge. Dyr-hól-aey means door-hole-island.

Iceland, July 26, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)

Guestlink:
Pictures of a photography contest in Iceland
http://www.visir.is/apps/pbcs.dll/section?Category=Vedur&tem...


2006-10-11
610. Icelandic landscape 7a.



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610. I enlarged part of picture 609 and turned it upside-down. The strange thing is that it looks more natural than the original photograph. Here you can see the same effect as in the photographs 400, 401 and 402.
(See Archives September 2005)

Iceland, July 26, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2006-10-10
609. Icelandic landscape 7.



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609. The shape of this erosion looks rather surrealistic.
In the foreground the hostel of vik.

Iceland, July 26, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2006-10-09
608. UFO near the church of Vik.



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608. Finally I succeeded in photographing a UFO ;-)
When I looked at the picture on my screen I didn't understand at first what it was.
A possible explanation: It just so happened that an Arctic tern flew past when I made the exposure. With the zoomlens on 200 mm (300 mm when compared to 35 mm) and a shutter speed of 1/15 of a second this fighter jet among the seabirds became a strechted-out mark.

This picture was also posted on:
http://vakantiefotos.web-log.nl/
(on October 9, 2006)

Iceland, July 25, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2006-10-08
607. Rocks 2a.



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607. This is picture 606 mirrored.
By making a mirror image the feeling of a photograph can sometimes change drastically. When your eye is ushered in from bottom left by the lines in a picture it usually gives a more pleasant composition than when this happens from the bottom right.

Iceland, July 25, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2006-10-07
606. Rocks 2.



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606. These forms developed because the lava cooled down very rapidly.

Iceland, July 25, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2006-10-06
605. Rocks 1.



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605. Basalt formation on the beach near Vik.
In the foreground the black beach of lava sand.

Iceland, July 25, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2006-10-05
604. Moss 3.



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604. Trolls really exist in Iceland.

Iceland, July 24, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2006-10-04
603. Icelandic landscape 6.



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603. Gorge near Kirkjubaerklauster.
Kirkju-baer-klauster means something like church-farm-monastery. Originally baer means farm, but now it often means village. In Iceland farms have sometimes grown into small villages, and in some cases even into towns.

Iceland, July 24, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2006-10-03
602. Moss 2.



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602. Some birchtrees managed to get a foothold on this mossfield, they are about 4 inches high. These trees are masters in adapting to the circumstances. They stay, if need be, close to the ground and spread out like a strawberry-plant. Bonsai before the term existed.

Iceland, July 24, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2006-10-02
601. Moss 2.



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601. The colour of moss changes with the degree of humidity. When dry it's almost grey, but as soon as a drop of water falls on it, it changes to a beautiful green. Here you can see that the moss doesn't have the same humidity everywhere.

Iceland, July 24, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)

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http://www.northpolegallery.com/galleries_photos.aspx?galler...


2006-10-01
600. Icelandic landscape 5.



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600. A farm with the roof in the complementary colour of the surrounding area, that's very common in Iceland. In the foreground a lava-field overgrown with moss. It looks very soft, and that's what it is, but underneath there are razor-sharp pieces of solidified lava.

Iceland, July 24, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2006-09-30
599. Icelandic landscape 4.



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599. The breast of mother Earth.
In the foreground lava chunks overgrown with moss.

Iceland, July 23, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2006-09-29
598. Icelandic landscape 3.



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598. Beautiful man-made patterns with green tints and shades.

Iceland, July 23, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2006-09-28
597. Icelandic landscape.2.



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597. You can see these plastic-covered hay-bales everywhere in the summer. They came in black, white and green.
Iceland, July 23, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)

Guestlink for the fans of the Icelandic band: Sigur Ros:
http://www.sigur-ros.co.uk/media/dldvideo.php


2006-09-27
596. Birches.



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596. Iceland doesn't have many trees, although they are really trying to change that. Birches are reasonably well equipped against the cold climate, But they stay small and often have crooked trunks.
Iceland, July 23, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2006-09-26
595. Farmstead with cold runnig water.



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595. An old farmstead. The beautiful rust colours make a nice contrast with the green surroundings, although the farmer probably doesn't see the beauty of rust. The waterfall gets its water from the Vatnajökull.
Iceland, July 23, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2006-09-25
592. Vatnajökull 22.



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594. The blue shadowy parts give depth to this picture.
Iceland, July 23, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2006-09-22
591. Vatnajökull 21.



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591. The difference between the thumbnail and the enlarged picture shows the feeling one has in reality. From a distance the glacier looks reasonably flat, but when you come closer you see how dangerous the surface is. It's not advisable to walk on it without a guide and the right equipment.
Iceland, July 23, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)



2006-09-21
590. Vatnajökull 20. (9:42 p.m.)



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590. At this lakeside we spent the night in our camper as we did in 1999. We were all alone from 7:00 p.m. till 10:00 a.m. The peace was only disturbed by the crying of seals and the occasional loud bang followed by a splash when a piece of ice would break from the glacier.
Iceland, July 21, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)

Guestlink:
Well, it's still there in these digital times: black-and-white photography:
http://www.sachadeboer.com/



2006-09-20
589. Vatnajökull 19. (9:27 p.m.)



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589. It's amazing how many subtle colour shades you can see in the glacier ice. With this evening light you can see a lot more shades than in daylight. You can see this even better in picture 585. Due to the skimming light from the back the texture is clearly visible.
Iceland, July 21, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2006-09-19
588. Vatnajökull 18. (9:26 p.m.)



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588. In Iceland you can see steam coming from the ground sometimes, but these are clouds.
Iceland, July 21, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2006-09-18
587. Vatnajökull 17. (9:22 p.m.)



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587. Because the fog and the clouds were moving fast, the light on the glacier changed almost every second.
Iceland, July 21, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)

Guestlink:
The BBC programme Countryfile has a yearly photo contest, here you can see the 12 finalists:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sn/tvradio/programmes/countryfile/photo...


2006-09-17
586. Vatnajökull 16. (9:21 p.m.)



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586. I called this glacier the Vatnajökull, but actually this branch of Europe's largest glacier is called Breidamerkurjökull.
July 21, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2006-09-16
585. Vatnajökull 15. (9:19 p.m.)



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585. This picture was taken just before the previous one, but a little more to the right.
In this picture you can see that a glacier is a very slow moving ice river.
July 21, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2006-09-15
584. Vatnajökull 14. (9:19 p.m.)



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584. Above the glacier fog will easily form when the sun and thus the heat is gone. One ray of sun can cause a fantastic effect.
( July 21, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2006-09-14
583. Vatnajökull 13.



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583. History twisted.
This piece of ice was upright first, it toppled over under its own weight. The black layers are volcanic ashes of many centuries old.

This will be the last picture of the ice sculpture series for the time being, tomorrow I will start a new series: evening light above the glacier.
( July 22, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2006-09-13
582. Vatnajökull 12.



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582. This picture too was taken with backlight, the ice gets a nice light rim this way. Don't trust your lightmeter with scenes like this. A lightmeter is no more than a stupid little machine that measures the light in one or more spots, then it makes an avarage of that. The sky gives a lot of light so you shouldn't measure that. I only measured the light in the bottom right, that's why the people became silhouettes.
The picture was taken from a moving "boat", I waited for exactly the moment that the dark hill made little dark lines between the sky and the ice.
The "boat":
http://www.hornafjordur.is/jokulsarlon/myndasafn//album/137/...
July 22, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)

Guestlink:
http://blog.eljee.nl/index.php?x=browse




2006-09-12
581. Vatnajökull 11.



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581. And what does this make you think of?
When Napoleon saw the pyramids and the sphinx he allegedly said to his soldiers: "Forty centuries look down upon you". The ice of this "sphinx" is probably a lot older than forty centuries.
July 22, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2006-09-11
580. Vatnajökull 10.



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580. With a little imagination you can see a couple of animals in this picture, and top right some buttocks. This phenomenon is called pareidolia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pareidolia
July 22, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2006-09-10
579. Vatnajökull 9.



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579. The next morning.
Sunlight contains all the colours of the spectrum. When the glacier ice is still very compact, without cracks and/or air bubbles, it absorbs all colours except blue, that's why the ice has a blue colour. In the previous picture the ice has become a lot more porous, then it looks white or glasslike.
July 22, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2006-09-09
578. Vatnajökull 8. (9:35 p.m.)



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578. This ice scuplture is as opposed to the ones in the previous pictures very small, about 1 foot wide. It was taken in backlight. I chose my position in such a way that the sunlight gives an optimum effect. Very small movements with the camera up or down or to the left or the right gave a big difference in the amount of light shining through the ice. Because the water reflects hardly any light the contrast is even larger. A bigger difference in light between this picture and picture nr. 576 is hardly possible, still they were both taken on the same night with only 45 minutes between.
July 21, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2006-09-08
577. Vatnajökull 7. (9:45 p.m.)



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577. This is a zoomed version of picture 574.
The photograph was taken at 9:45 p.m. on the same evening as the 5 previous ones. In summer the days are long and the nights are short in Iceland.
July 21, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)

Guestlink:
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2006-09-07
576. Vatnajökull 6. (8:50 p.m.)



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576. This picture was taken when the sky was overcast.
At 8:50 p.m. I didn't expect the sun to come out again, but it still happened: the previous picture was taken at 9:30 p.m.
Later there was really beautiful light just over the glacier.
These pictures will be posted later.
I chose a position where the reflection of the top still falls within a dark patch of water.
The black stripes in the ice are layers of ashes from various volcano eruptions.
July 21, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2006-09-06
575. Vatnajökull 5. (9:30 p.m.)



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575. In this picture the same light as in yesterday's.
In Iceland the weather, and hence the light, can change by the minute. It's always fascinating to see how the same place can look totally different with different light.
July 21, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2006-09-05
574. Vatnajökull 4.



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574. This picture is dominated by the two round ice shapes and their reflection in the water, the reflection of the two mountain tops give a nice "echo"
Ice is very difficult to photograph. Especially when the sun is shining it reflects a lot more light than the surroundings. The contrast is then much too high. Of course you can expose so that the ice is exactly right, but then the surroundings will be too dark.
With an overcast sky the contrast is a lot lower. Yesterday's picture is an example of this. In today's picture the sun is shining but the light comes from the back left, that gives a nice rim to the ice so that it stands out more clearly against the dark background.
July 21, 2006.
(Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2006-09-04
573. Vatnajökull 3.



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573. The coming days a series of ice sculptures in the Jökullsarlon.
July 21, 2006.
(Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2006-09-03
572. Vatnajökull 2.



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572. Jökullsarlon. This means something like glacier lake. A glacier is actually a slow moving ice river. The Vatnajökull slowly crumbles away into this lake. The big pieces of ice melt under the influence of the sun. It makes for beautiful ice sculptures.
July 21, 2006.
(Copyright: Henk Bakker)

Pictures of trips in 1999 en 2000 in archives:
http://www.zenzien.zoefzoek.com/zenzien.php?lang=eng&page=ar...
(Picture 454)


2006-09-02
571. Icelandic landscape 1.



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571. You can find this kind of small lake everywhere, icy cold and the water is crystal-clear.
The light in Iceland can change by the minute.
Top right you can see the beginning of 5 minutes of sun, followed by 5 minutes of rain.
The advice in Iceland: If you don't like the weather wait for 5 minutes.
July 21, 2006.
(Copyright: Henk Bakker)

Pictures of trips in 1999 en 2000 in archives:
http://www.zenzien.zoefzoek.com/zenzien.php?lang=eng&page=ar...
(Picture 327)


2006-09-01
570. Vatnajökull 1.



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570. The Icelandic glacier the Vatnajökull is the largest of Europe.
When I took this picture it was heavily clouded and it drizzled, that's why it has such an eerie atmosphere. Colours are always at their best with this kind of light.
July 21, 2006.
(Copyright: Henk Bakker)

Pictures of trips in 1999 en 2000 in archives:
http://www.zenzien.zoefzoek.com/zenzien.php?lang=eng&page=ar...



2006-03-20
Dans om de vulkaan.



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A book by a friend of mine. I met her for the first time on a winter trip to Iceland. She got the inspiration for this book while on this trip. There is a small part for me in the book as "the cameraman" Unfortunately this book has not yet been translated into English.

http://www.erikaveld.nl
http://www.boekenarena.nl/result-auteur.asp?Auteur=Erika%20V...



2005-12-25
454. Iceland, August 1999.



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MERRY CHRISTMAS

454. Jökullsarlon.
(copyright: Henk Bakker)
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Repeat of archive photographs:
http://www.zenzien.zoefzoek.com/zenzien.php?lang=uk&page=arc...
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Guestlink:
http://www.ronoden.com/


2005-04-01
327. Iceland, winter 2000..



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327. Landscape in Iceland nr. 21.
(copyright: Henk Bakker)



2005-03-30
326. Iceland, winter 2000..



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326. Landscape in Iceland nr. 20.
(copyright: Henk Bakker)
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2005-03-28
325. Iceland, winter 2000..



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325. Landscape in Iceland nr. 19.
(copyright: Henk Bakker)
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2005-03-26
324. Iceland, winter 2000..



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324. Landscape in Iceland nr. 18.
"Two gigantic toads fight over a farm"
(copyright: Henk Bakker)
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You can upload your own photographs to this site:
http://www.flickr.com



2005-03-24
323. Iceland, August 1999.



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323. Landscape in Iceland nr. 17.
"Two gigantic toads fight over a farm"
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http://www.contemporaryart1.com/briantayloruk.htm







2005-03-22
322. Iceland, August 1999.



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322. Landscape in Iceland nr. 16.
(copyright: Henk Bakker)
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http://www.bestnetart.com/acatalog/Kondoh.html




2005-03-20
321. Iceland, August 1999.



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321. Landscape in Iceland nr. 15.
(copyright: Henk Bakker)
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http://www.davidlachapelle.com/portraits/




2005-03-18
320. Iceland, August 1999.



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320. Landscape in Iceland nr. 14.
(copyright: Henk Bakker)
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http://www.goldglas.de/



2005-03-16
319. Iceland, August 1999.



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319. Landscape in Iceland nr. 13.
(copyright: Henk Bakker)
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http://www.bestnetart.com/acatalog/Tala.html




2005-03-14
318. Iceland, August 1999.



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318. Landscape in Iceland nr. 12.
(copyright: Henk Bakker)
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http://www.vladimirvojvodic.com/


2005-03-12
317. Iceland, August 1999.



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317. Landscape in Iceland nr. 11.
(copyright: Henk Bakker)
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http://www.amiegonser.com/





2005-03-10
316. Iceland, August 1999.



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316. Landscape in Iceland nr. 10.
(copyright: Henk Bakker)
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http://www.sassogatto.com/English.htm



2005-03-08
315. Iceland, August 1999.



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315. Landscape in Iceland nr. 9.
(copyright: Henk Bakker)
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http://www.tonhendriks.nl/



2005-03-06
314. Iceland, August 1999.



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314. Landscape in Iceland nr. 8.
The Gullfoss waterfall, gullfoss means Golden Waterfall.
(copyright: Henk Bakker)
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http://members.home.nl/tebo/




2005-03-04
313. Iceland, August 1999.



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313. Landscape in Iceland nr. 7.
(copyright: Henk Bakker)
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http://www.maynardsart.com/



2005-03-02
312. Iceland, August 1999.



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312. Landscape in Iceland nr. 6.
(copyright: Henk Bakker)




2005-02-28
311. Iceland, August 1999.



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311. Landscape in Iceland nr. 5.
(copyright: Henk Bakker)
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http://www.bestnetart.com/acatalog/Krallis.html




2005-02-26
310. Iceland, August 1999.



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310. Landscape in Iceland nr. 4.
(copyright: Henk Bakker)
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http://www.dikovsky.com



2005-02-24
309. Iceland, August 1999.



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309. Landscape in Iceland nr. 3.
(copyright: Henk Bakker)
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http://www.khatchatrian.ru/



2005-02-22
308. Iceland, August 1999.



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308. Landscape in Iceland nr. 2.
(copyright: Henk Bakker)
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http://www.bestnetart.com/acatalog/Seto.html





2005-02-20
307. Iceland, August 1999.



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307. Landscape in Iceland nr. 1.
(copyright: Henk Bakker)
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http://www.franschiavo.com/



2005-02-18
306. Iceland, August 1999.



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306. The Dettifoss waterfall in eastern Iceland. (copyright: Henk Bakker)
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Photography from India by Gautam Narang:
http://www.flipeye.com/





2004-07-14
206. Iceland, summer 1999.



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206. "Green with Red nr. 9"
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Guestlink:
You shouldn't miss this site, beautiful nudes by Jimini Hignett:
http://www.fijnevleeswaren.nl/Templates/index.html


2004-07-12
205. Iceland, summer 1999.



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205. "Green with Red nr. 8"
Tired of flying.
This photograph was taken at the same location as the previous one. The blur in fore- and background was caused by taking a very low viewpoint and the use of a telephoto lens with a large aperture. Green and red are complementary colours and enhance each other, the yellow cap is mirrorred in the yellow dandelions.
(copyright: Henk Bakker)
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http://www.creyghton.com


2004-07-10
204. Iceland, summer 1999.



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204. "Green and Red nr. 7"
(copyright: Henk Bakker)
I'm so happy, I could fly.
Our son Ranto when he was about seven and a half years old.
Talking about flying, have a look at Jeroen Schokker's site:
http://freeflightsite.nl/1327337.htm
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Stained glass art by Paul Leur:
http://www.atelier-leur.nl/index.html


2004-07-08
203. Iceland, summer 1999.



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203. "Green with Red nr. 6"
(copyright: Henk Bakker)
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The paintings by Kim Nelson:
http://www.kimnelson.com.au/


2004-06-28
198. Iceland, summer 1999.



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198. "Green nr. 13"
(copyright: Henk Bakker)
Iceland is a country with beautiful light. That makes it a valhalla for photographers. Note the farm at the bottom right.
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The site of Edward Herbeck. Beautiful compositions:
http://www.herbeckart.com/


2004-06-26
197. Iceland, summer 1999.



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197. "Green nr. 12"
(copyright: Henk Bakker)
We travelled with our camper by ferry from Denmark to Iceland. One night we accidentally ended up on a road that was only suitable for off-the-road-vehicles. After a few hours of bumping along we decided to camp along the roadside. The next morning we woke up with this view.
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The beautiful pencil drawings of Takeshi Kobayashi:
http://homepage1.nifty.com/takesi/
lang=uk&page=archief&sel...




2004-06-12
190. Iceland, summer 1999.



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190. "Green nr. 5"
The freakish lavashapes are overgrown by a centimeters thick coating of moss.
(copyright: Henk Bakker)
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Photography from Brasil by Dirceu Maués:
http://geocities.yahoo.com.br/dmaues/
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Simon Donikian does not only expose his artwork but also the seducer (and rest of the family) of his once wife:
http://www.donikian.com/index.html





2004-06-10
189. Iceland, summer 1999.



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189. "Green nr. 4"
Seljalandsfoss.
You can walk behind the waterfall of Seljaland. A raincoat is no luxury item, with a sudden gust of wind you can get drenched.
(copyright: Henk Bakker)
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Photography from Sweden by Anna Yu:
http://www.pbase.com/annayu2/root


2004-06-08
188. Iceland, summer 1999.



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188. "Green nr. 3"
Iceland is green and Greenland is ice.
The shapes of the bottom snowshape is echoed in the shapes of the moss.
(copyright: Henk Bakker)
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Paintings and photography by Jojo Darski, very interesting work with original titles:
http://www.darski.com/



2004-06-06
187. Iceland, summer 1999.



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187. "Green nr. 2"
Moss on lavasoil. These plants are very delicate. Damage caused by cars like that in the foreground can remain visible for decades. It is absolutely forbidden to drive off the tracks.
(copyright: Henk Bakker)


2004-04-05
156. Iceland, summer 1999.



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156. "Stone nr. 24"
Because waves are actually curved watersurfaces the sunlight is bent the same way as it would by a lens. This has caused the pattern on the rocks. You can see the same effect in the previous photograph and also in the water picture at the top of this page. (That picture was taken in a swimming pool)
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Follow this link for the work of the Dutch painter Henk Helmantel. By looking at paintings like this a photographer can learn a lot about composition and use of colour and light:
http://www.artrevisited.com/nederlands/index.html?page=kunst...


2004-01-14
115. Iceland, Winter 2000.



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115. "Snow and ice nr. 16"



2004-01-10
113. Jökullsarlon, Iceland, Summer 1999.



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113. "Snow and ice nr. 14"



2004-01-08
112. Jökullsarlon, Iceland, Summer 1999.



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112. "Snow and ice nr. 13"
The ice of the Vatnajökull, Europe's largest glacier, slowly crumbles away into a lake called Jökullsarlon. This form reminded me of the "Floating Sculpture" by the artist Marta Pan in the Dutch Kröller-Müller Museum. This sculpture also slowly revolves in the water because of the wind. See this link (click on bottom picture)
http://live.avro.nl/beeldenstorm/afleveringen/24_sokkels.asp




2004-01-02
109. Gullfoss, Iceland, February 2000.



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109. "Snow and ice nr. 10"
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2003-12-31
108. Gullfoss, Iceland, February 2000.



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108. "Snow and ice nr. 9"
The Gullfoss (golden waterfall) is beautiful in summer, but in winter it's really spectacular. The small dots in the righthand top corner are people.




2003-12-13
99. Jökullsarlon, Iceland, 1999.



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99. "Sun nr. 12" and "Snow and ice nr. 4"
A piece of ice of the Vatnajökull. This is the biggest glacier of Europe. The ice slowly crumbles away into a lake called Jökullsarlon. The piece of ice is about 5 cm. thick.



2003-11-29
92. Iceland, summer 1999.



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92. "Water nr. 14"
I used a long shutterspeed and of course a tripod. In reality the waterfall is about 50 cm. high.


2003-11-25
90 Dettifoss, Iceland, 1999.



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90. "Water nr. 12"
Dettifoss is Europe's most powerfull waterfall. The grey colour is caused by the glacial debri that is taken along. I used a shutterspeed of 1/8 of a second. (tripod)


2003-11-21
88. Iceland, 1999.



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88. "Water nr. 10"
The crystal-clear water of an Icelandic fiord. Note the farm on the right and you get an idea of the vast solitude of this beautiful country.




2003-11-19
87. Iceland, February 2000.



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87. "Water nr. 9"
Most of the eruptions were a lot smaller than this one. So I have a couple of pictures with the complete water plume. Still I chose this one, although it is a pity that the point is not showing, but after all this is the most spectacular one.
Note the change in hue of the blue sky from top to bottom. Due to the crisp freezing weather and the absence of airpolution in Iceland you can see beautiful blue skies there.




2003-11-18
86. Iceland, February 2000.



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86. "Water nr. 8"
The geyser Strokkur a fraction of a second before the eruption. A geyser is a kind of shaft in the ground filled with water. That water is heated by volcanic action. Water reaches its boiling point at 100 degrees centigrade if the pressure is 1 atmosphere. At the bottom of the shaft the pressure is a lot higher because of the water column above it. So the water is heated well above 100 degrees. Because hot water is lighter than cold water it slowly rises. More to the top the pressure is getting lower and lower because the water column is getting less high. At a given moment the overheated water reaches an area where the pressure is so low that the water abruptly changes into steam. Steam takes up a lot more space than water, it can only escape upwards. So the water column is pushed up into the air with an enormous force. In the picture you can clearly see the ball of steam that causes the water surface to take a round shape. After that the cooled-off water slowly flows back into the shaft and the whole process starts all over again. It's a fascinating spectacle.

The word geyser is related to the English word gusher and comes from Old Norse.


2003-10-12
65. Aurora Borealis, Iceland, February, 2000.



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65. Northern Lights in Iceland in February 2000, this picture was taken from a tripod with a 1600 ISO film. Picture nr. 2 in ARCHIVES (May) was taken in August 1999 with a 100 ISO film. A 1600 ISO film shows a lot more grain, but is a lot faster (needs a lot less light) For instance if you need a shutterspeed of 1/30 of a second with 100 ISO you can use 1/500 of a second with 1600 ISO. Or if you need a diafragm of f2,8 with 100 ISO you can use f11 with 1600 ISO.




2003-06-13
17. Halo around the sun, Iceland, 1999.



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17. "Sun nr. 4"
This phenomenon is called halo. To improve the colours, this picture was very much underexposed. The following text is by courtesy of Erwin Kroll (Dutch tv weatherman): "The rainbow as well as the halo are caused by breaking and reflecting of light, but in the case of rainbows it happens inside falling drops, with halo's it is caused by ice crystals of which clouds are consisting. In case of the rainbow it is returning light, with the halo it is translucent light, according to the laws of physics something completely different, but both phenomena are very beautiful to see. I think that halo phenomena are just as frequent as rainbows, unfortunately we spend more time staring at the ground than looking at the sky"


2003-05-18
2. Aurora Borealis, Iceland 1999.



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2.
This picture was taken end of August 1999.
At night too the radiation of the sun can be seen.
Here in the shape of the Northern Lights on Iceland.
This was a time exposure from a tripod.
The small white dots are the stars, and a star is a sun too.


2003-05-17
1. Suns, Iceland 1999



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1. "Sun nr. 1"
Without light there is no photography.
The light on our planet comes directly or indirectly from the sun.
This picture (or actually pictures) was taken from a tripod.
With three minute intervals an exposure of the setting sun was made on the same piece of film.