Chillbrook has landed..

I have arrived in Iceland once more!  So good to be back.  It was a positively balmy -8°C today but it doesn’t feel nearly as cold as Cornwall does at +8°C but that is down to the very dry cold.  It makes all the difference to how the air feels when it’s free of moisture.  That said, it was a bit breezy today so my trusty fingerless gloves to allow me to control my camera and mittens for in between shots were an absolute must.

We were back at the Snaefellsnes Penisular today and a place some of you might recognise from my last trip when I photographed this location at night, under the northern lights.

Kirjusfellsfoss is a much photographed location but it’s easy to see why.  I was unable this time to photograph the waterfalls from below because of the depth of the snow between the rock edge and the water so no path down but I was just as happy with these shots of the frozen waterfalls from above.  I hope you enjoy them.. :-)

Kirkjufellsfoss – Upper falls

Kirkjufellsfoss by Adrian Theze14mm f/11 1/40 sec. ISO-100

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Kirkjufellsfoss by Adrian Theze14mm f/11 1/40 sec. ISO-100

 

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221 responses

  1. I see you photographed your namesake . . . nice.

    February 1, 2016 at 8:31 pm

    • Thank you Emilio!

      February 1, 2016 at 8:56 pm

    • So so so so Beautiful! I can’t wait to visit!! #morepicsplease :)

      February 5, 2016 at 5:21 pm

      • Thank you Navi! I have lots more pictures to follow.. :-)

        February 7, 2016 at 5:53 pm

  2. Absolutely stunning! :)

    February 1, 2016 at 8:34 pm

    • Thank you very much Joanne! :-)

      February 1, 2016 at 8:56 pm

  3. Oh my, what lovely photos!

    February 1, 2016 at 8:35 pm

  4. Wow! Kirkjufell in winter is just awesome! Amazing photographs!!

    February 1, 2016 at 8:41 pm

  5. Magnificent! ;)

    February 1, 2016 at 8:52 pm

    • Thank you very much Cynthia! :-)

      February 1, 2016 at 9:07 pm

  6. Just magnificent! It must be amazing!

    February 1, 2016 at 8:56 pm

    • Thank you Trees, Iceland is an amazing country!

      February 2, 2016 at 6:34 am

  7. Beautiful location captured beautifully.

    February 1, 2016 at 9:29 pm

  8. We love your enthusiasm and genuine love for Iceland, Adrian. And your wonderful photos, of course!
    Wishing you the best of times, enjoy and take good care. Dina & co Xx :-)

    February 1, 2016 at 9:48 pm

    • Thank you Dina, Klausbernd, Siri and Selma. My love of Iceland is always very much heightened in the winter months. Yes it’s cold but I have warm clothes. Iceland is beautiful in all seasons I know but there is something about Iceland in winter. The wild, beauty of the winter landscape moves me beyond words and quite frequently to tears. :-)

      February 4, 2016 at 9:22 pm

      • Oh, I know the feeling. Adrian. Snow and ice can move me to tears too and Klausbernd and the girls feel the same, I know. Enjoy the heartwarming cold nature! Dina Xx

        February 5, 2016 at 3:22 pm

      • Thank you so much Dina. It may be very cold here but the beauty does indeed, warm my heart!

        February 7, 2016 at 5:51 pm

  9. beautiful shots. Good to see you’re having another adventure.

    February 1, 2016 at 9:50 pm

    • Thank you Shimon! It is such a pleasure to be back in Iceland. I love this wild and very beautiful winter landscape!

      February 4, 2016 at 9:14 pm

  10. truly stunning

    February 1, 2016 at 9:56 pm

  11. Rich Proctor

    Absolutely beautiful!!

    February 1, 2016 at 10:00 pm

  12. Brilliant photografie

    February 1, 2016 at 10:30 pm

  13. Wish I was there!!! I’ve had enough of the weather here and would much prefer the crisp cold of Iceland. Not only that but it just really is the most glorious landscape!! Great photos as always :-)

    February 1, 2016 at 11:55 pm

    • Thank you Sarah. I’m not surprised you’ve had enough of the weather in the UK. I was so grateful to leave a cold, wet and persistently grey Cornwall behind. What happened to our seasons I wonder. We have a warm, grey wet winter followed by a cold, wet and grey summer. Not much fun is it? :-( Iceland on the other hand is just beautiful at the moment! :-)

      February 2, 2016 at 7:11 pm

      • It’s been playing havoc with my health too :-( So fatigued! Do you get the same? Seasons don’t seem to exist at all now and it’s causing all sorts of problems for the wildlife too :-( It was brighter today but blowing a gale!

        February 2, 2016 at 7:24 pm

      • Sorry for the late reply to this comment Sarah. The weather certainly doesn’t help me either. I get incredibly tired too, despite sleeping on average 13 or 14 hours a night.

        February 8, 2016 at 6:12 pm

  14. Wonderful! You seem to be lucky not having the wind we had. And I loved the northern light link – we did not get any…Looking forward to more of you!

    February 2, 2016 at 12:04 am

    • It has been very windy Ann Christine. Today we were unable to travel east because of the severity of the predicted storm which is raging as I type. The days have been very bright up until today though but no northern lights so far. I’ll be sure to post if we’re lucky enough with the weather and the solar winds are favourable also! :-)

      February 4, 2016 at 9:12 pm

      • Looking forward to it – stay safe in the storm.

        February 4, 2016 at 10:00 pm

      • Thank you Ann Christine. The storm has now passed thankfully but the roads a treacherous at the moment. I’m taking things very steady! :-)

        February 7, 2016 at 5:50 pm

  15. I love beautiful mother nature.

    February 2, 2016 at 2:16 am

  16. Very very nice. Have a great stay, Adrian.

    February 2, 2016 at 2:39 am

  17. Such beauty…nicely done, Adrian. :)

    February 2, 2016 at 3:03 am

    • The beauty of this winter landscape just takes my breath away. Thank you Scott! :-)

      February 4, 2016 at 9:09 pm

      • Most welcome, Adrian. :)

        February 13, 2016 at 1:34 am

  18. Wonderful images, Adrian. Frozen waterfalls are so fascinating to see. Have fun with your camera there in Iceland. :)

    February 2, 2016 at 3:29 am

    • Thank you Sylvia! I think Iceland is one of those places I don’t think you can fail to have fun with your camera! I’ll certainly not have to try too hard. :-)

      February 4, 2016 at 9:08 pm

  19. Fabulous! Safe travels.

    February 2, 2016 at 4:57 am

  20. Stunning view :)

    February 2, 2016 at 6:19 am

  21. breathtaking pictures there, almost makes me want to hop out and right onto a plane to Iceland now!

    February 2, 2016 at 7:43 am

    • I can highly recommend it! Thanks for your comment! :-)

      February 4, 2016 at 9:07 pm

  22. Very good; enjoy; looking forward to your shots.

    February 2, 2016 at 8:25 am

    • Thank you very much Harrie. I will do my best to keep posting! :-)

      February 2, 2016 at 7:04 pm

  23. love this!!!

    February 2, 2016 at 9:56 am

  24. Beautiful scenery, looking forward to more of your trip.

    February 2, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    • Thank you so much Mary. I will do my best to keep posting whilst I’m here. :-)

      February 2, 2016 at 7:02 pm

  25. This is so pretty ! I love the contrast between the turquoise and the white. How much did you have to walk to reach the falls ?

    February 2, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    • There is a small car park and a short walk Gin, just off the main road. Glad you liked the pictures. :-)

      February 2, 2016 at 7:02 pm

      • It seems difficult to walk in this snow, glad you didn’t have to walk for too long !

        February 4, 2016 at 11:04 am

      • Thankfully not Gin as I can only manage very short distances! :-)

        February 4, 2016 at 9:49 pm

  26. I’m glad you’re back there too. It’s great to get a glimpse of that beautiful land

    February 2, 2016 at 5:06 pm

  27. wspaniałe !

    February 2, 2016 at 6:10 pm

  28. Fantastic images!! LOVE!

    February 2, 2016 at 6:59 pm

    • Thank you Laura! Glad you enjoyed the images! :-)

      February 4, 2016 at 9:06 pm

  29. Gorgeous – no wonder you can’t stay away!

    February 2, 2016 at 7:15 pm

  30. Karen

    Beautiful! Great shots.

    February 2, 2016 at 11:57 pm

  31. Wow, another world!

    February 3, 2016 at 12:30 am

    • Thank you Bente, Iceland is indeed a world apart! :-)

      February 8, 2016 at 6:09 pm

  32. amazingly gorgeous :)

    February 3, 2016 at 6:35 am

    • It is indeed Joshi! Thank you!

      February 4, 2016 at 9:05 pm

  33. Gorgeous location indeed. Love the different shades of blue, green, yellow in the water and sky.

    February 3, 2016 at 12:12 pm

  34. It is great place…and photos too…

    February 3, 2016 at 2:01 pm

  35. Indeed looks like a fantastic place. And you got some fantastic photos. Enjoy yet another trip to Iceland, Adrian!

    February 3, 2016 at 2:31 pm

    • Thank you very much Otto! I have been very fortunate to get to visit again so soon! :-)

      February 4, 2016 at 9:52 pm

  36. Fabulous as ever…..I’m not sure I’ve seen a waterfall of that size frozen before. Looking forward to seeing more images from your latest trip to Iceland.

    February 3, 2016 at 6:39 pm

    • Thank you Mark! You wouldn’t think waterfalls of this size would freeze though the water is still running somewhere amongst all the ice but even falls as large as Gulfoss (watch this space) freeze to some extent. :-)

      February 4, 2016 at 9:52 pm

  37. Lovely shots

    February 4, 2016 at 11:38 am

    • Thank you Lignum! Much appreciated!

      February 4, 2016 at 9:47 pm

  38. Certainly looks a bit different to the UK! Hope you have another great trip.

    February 5, 2016 at 10:49 am

    • I am indeed Noeline thank you. Iceland certainly feels a world away from the UK at the moment.

      February 7, 2016 at 5:50 pm

  39. Stunning! Way to capture such a stoic and serene scene. Now I want a nice glass of ice water! I want to close my eyes and take a deep, cool breath, and open them to such a beautiful sight. Thanks for sharing!

    February 5, 2016 at 5:07 pm

    • Thank you very much Wayne! :-)

      February 7, 2016 at 5:52 pm

  40. gracerobert

    Oh wow, how wonderful. I will be going to Norway this year, and I’m hoping there will still be some snow to be seen up in the far north so I can see some similar scenery!

    February 5, 2016 at 5:18 pm

    • Thank you Grace. I hope you find the snow! :-)

      February 7, 2016 at 5:52 pm

  41. This was worth the effort, and work. What a, beautiful, scene!

    February 5, 2016 at 5:20 pm

    • It really is very beautiful indeed! Thank you Rubie! :-)

      February 7, 2016 at 5:53 pm

  42. So so so beautiful!! I can’t wait to visit!! #morepicsplease.. Have fun on your adventure and stay warm!!

    February 5, 2016 at 5:29 pm

  43. I am obsessed with going to Iceland. These pictures are not tampering my insane longing! Gorgeous.

    February 5, 2016 at 5:30 pm

    • Thank you very much Mama J. I hope you get to visit Iceland soon! :-)

      February 7, 2016 at 5:54 pm

  44. Love, love this. Breathtaking!

    February 5, 2016 at 5:39 pm

  45. Amazing shots!

    February 5, 2016 at 6:03 pm

  46. lfish64

    Simply beautiful.

    February 5, 2016 at 6:13 pm

  47. Absolutely amazing and a breathtaking view, compliments :) It’s a paradise on Earth..

    February 5, 2016 at 6:42 pm

    • Thank you Davide! Iceland is an amazing island! :-)

      February 7, 2016 at 5:56 pm

  48. Beautiful! I have been to Iceland twice and words don’t do it justice. Your photos do, however.

    February 5, 2016 at 6:46 pm

    • That’s very kind of you to say Barb, thank you so much! :-)

      February 7, 2016 at 5:56 pm

  49. Absolutely amazing and a breathtaking view, compliments :) It’s a paradise on Earth

    February 5, 2016 at 6:52 pm

  50. It’s so beautiful! Amazing shot! :)

    February 5, 2016 at 7:06 pm

  51. I’ve never understood how a large waterfall can freeze up. Seems like the weight of the falling water would keep it from happening.

    February 5, 2016 at 7:28 pm

    • The water is still falling behind the ice Karl. What you see when you look at a frozen waterfall is just a whole lot of icycles that form very slowly and but build up, little by little!

      February 8, 2016 at 6:03 pm

  52. Beautiful! Will be there soon.

    February 5, 2016 at 7:29 pm

    • Thank you John. I’m sure you’re going to enjoy your visit to Iceland very much!

      February 8, 2016 at 6:01 pm

  53. Wow, yes I agree with everyone. Beautiful!

    February 5, 2016 at 7:30 pm

  54. sumbul Jabbar

    beautiful

    February 5, 2016 at 7:38 pm

  55. This is amazing. The water is so pretty. The way it looks frozen is so neat.

    February 5, 2016 at 8:33 pm

    • Thank you very much Kaitlynn!

      February 8, 2016 at 6:00 pm

  56. Beautiful photos!

    February 5, 2016 at 9:59 pm

    • Thank you very much Nicole! :-)

      February 8, 2016 at 5:59 pm

  57. Absolutely gorgeous. Evokes memories of lost dreams.
    Thank you so much for sharing! My mind shall treasure it. :)

    February 5, 2016 at 10:31 pm

    • Thank you very much! It’s a pleasure to share these images of Iceland. I’m so glad you enjoyed them!

      February 8, 2016 at 5:58 pm

      • You’re quite welcome! :)

        February 8, 2016 at 7:25 pm

  58. Amazing photography!

    February 5, 2016 at 10:33 pm

  59. beautiful! Quite different from the spring/summer shot of Kirkjufellsfoss. Wish i can visit iceland someday :)

    February 6, 2016 at 4:12 am

    • Thank you very much Jacky. I do hope you get to visit one day and see this beautiful island for yourself! :-)

      February 7, 2016 at 6:01 pm

  60. It seems difficult to walk in this snow, glad you didn’t have to walk for too long !

    February 6, 2016 at 4:23 am

    • Thank you, no it was a very short distance on a good path cleared of snow!

      February 7, 2016 at 6:00 pm

  61. Mike Czar

    Wow! That looks amazing. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful image and the experience…

    February 6, 2016 at 6:14 am

    • It’s a pleasure Mike! Thank you for your compliment and for your visit! :-)

      February 7, 2016 at 5:59 pm

  62. youswimm

    Very beautiful

    February 6, 2016 at 9:48 am

  63. Amazing photography

    February 6, 2016 at 10:10 am

    • Thank you Franchesca! I’m glad you enjoyed the pictures! :-)

      February 7, 2016 at 5:59 pm

  64. Awesome images!

    February 6, 2016 at 11:02 am

  65. If I could just stand there for awhile my day would be bliss even having done nothing else. Beautiful.

    February 6, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    • Thank you very much indeed PJ! :-)

      February 7, 2016 at 5:58 pm

  66. Loving the picture

    February 6, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    • Thank you David! I’m gland you enjoyed these photographs of Iceland!

      February 8, 2016 at 5:57 pm

  67. These are really good shots!

    February 6, 2016 at 2:31 pm

    • Thank you very much Tristan!

      February 8, 2016 at 5:56 pm

  68. Wonderful shots. Would love to visit Iceland.

    February 6, 2016 at 3:39 pm

    • Thank you Greg! I hope you get to visit Iceland one day. It is a wonderful place to visit.

      February 8, 2016 at 5:56 pm

  69. Wonderful scenery and great images. Nice work.

    February 6, 2016 at 4:32 pm

    • Thank you very much Jim. There is no doubt that Iceland is a superb location for landscape photography!

      February 8, 2016 at 5:54 pm

  70. amazing

    February 6, 2016 at 7:20 pm

  71. I understand what you said above in a comment about being moved to tears by the wild beauty – it heals. Glad you’re in your element and able to send some inspiration abroad!

    February 6, 2016 at 8:25 pm

    • Thank you very much Lynne. This is a raw, savage and very unforgiving environment in winter but I absolutely love it. It touches me somewhere deep inside and yes, I really do think it heals. :-)

      February 8, 2016 at 5:53 pm

  72. Thank you for liking these wonderful capture, Adrian.

    February 6, 2016 at 9:45 pm

  73. oaukism

    So pretty!!! I really wanna go to Iceland someday!

    February 6, 2016 at 11:38 pm

    • Thank you! I hope you get to visit Iceland, it’s a very beautiful place.

      February 8, 2016 at 5:51 pm

  74. I know a photo is exceptional when I look at it, and I am there, even if shivering. Beautiful~

    February 7, 2016 at 12:18 am

    • That quite a compliment. Thank you very much indeed! :-)

      February 8, 2016 at 5:50 pm

  75. Breathtaking!

    February 7, 2016 at 3:46 am

  76. Awesome photographs

    February 7, 2016 at 3:51 am

  77. Wonderful!

    February 7, 2016 at 5:02 am

  78. Utterly beautiful. There’s something magical about a frozen waterfall. Will look forward to seeing more!

    February 7, 2016 at 12:05 pm

    • Thank you again William! :-)

      February 8, 2016 at 10:57 am

  79. 4SpaceVash

    Beautiful! I live in Canada and snow is mostly a hinderence to me. But I’ll be honest. Your photos really captured the true beauty of snow. Truely amazing. 😊
    Spacevash.com

    February 7, 2016 at 3:01 pm

    • Thank you Nidhi! I can understand when one has to work and get to the store and all the other everyday activities we all have to do, snow could indeed be a real nuisance but as you say, you can’t deny its beauty! :-)

      February 8, 2016 at 10:57 am

  80. Great shots Adrian – that is such an iconic mountain standing there in splendid isolation.

    February 7, 2016 at 5:37 pm

    • Thank you Andy! I’m not sure of the geology behind this wonderful mountain but with the waterfall for some foreground interest, it provides the perfect backdrop for an interesting landscape photograph!

      February 8, 2016 at 10:55 am

  81. That looks stunning! I honestly have always avoided areas with ice I just don’t like the cold but after those pics I think I’m having second thoughts! Thnx for sharing!

    February 7, 2016 at 7:01 pm

    • Thank you Noor! The ice is very beautiful. Yes, it’s cold of course but if you’re properly dressed you can enjoy this frozen winter wonderland!

      February 8, 2016 at 10:53 am

  82. Please be safe and Thank you from BottomHeart for this photo walk of Natures beauty

    February 7, 2016 at 8:33 pm

    • Thank you very much for your comment! :-)

      February 8, 2016 at 10:53 am

  83. Nice!!

    February 7, 2016 at 11:06 pm

  84. So beautiful! This is breathtaking.

    February 8, 2016 at 4:24 am

  85. jyotikashyap7869

    beautiful

    February 8, 2016 at 7:13 am

  86. jyotikashyap7869

    beautiful and touching

    February 8, 2016 at 7:38 am

  87. Its cold. Wonderful pic!

    February 8, 2016 at 7:38 am

  88. Such talent. These are just breath-taking photographs. I can’t wait to see more!

    February 8, 2016 at 8:10 am

    • Thank you very much! You’re too kind!

      February 8, 2016 at 10:20 am

  89. This is so heavenly! You’ve captured it in a way that I feel like it’s so real and I’m right there.

    February 8, 2016 at 4:59 pm

  90. I know those mitten feelings,geez.That one second when your hands refuse to leave the mitts because they’re warm and it’s so chilly outside too.

    February 8, 2016 at 5:00 pm

    • It is very cold Arushi but worth a little discomfort to see and be able to capture scenes like these in Iceland! :-)

      February 8, 2016 at 5:48 pm

      • It truly is.I’ve been to places with -10 degrees.It’s chilly but oh so beautiful !

        February 8, 2016 at 5:53 pm

      • :-)

        February 8, 2016 at 6:16 pm

  91. Chris Gale

    Nice!

    February 9, 2016 at 4:57 am

  92. Love your work!

    February 10, 2016 at 3:36 am

  93. Nice!!!
    Cannot wait to come back…

    February 10, 2016 at 3:07 pm

    • I hope the wait isn’t too long. Iceland is so very beautiful as you know Jeanne! :-)

      February 12, 2016 at 5:06 pm

  94. Now I really want to visit Iceland!

    February 10, 2016 at 6:14 pm

    • Thank you! I hope that you do! :-)

      February 12, 2016 at 5:06 pm

      • it looks beautiful! :D

        February 17, 2016 at 10:31 pm

      • It is! Thank you very much. :-)

        February 19, 2016 at 7:34 am

      • its a very cool post! :P

        February 25, 2016 at 3:03 pm

      • Thank you! :-)

        February 25, 2016 at 5:20 pm

  95. Nice :)

    February 12, 2016 at 1:38 am

  96. These shots are lovely! :D

    February 13, 2016 at 11:21 am

  97. Simply stunning, Adrian! Iceland is on my bucket list, but until that day, I have your gorgeous photos to enjoy!

    February 15, 2016 at 5:00 pm

    • Thank you Stacey! I hope you make it to Iceland one day. You won’t be disappointed! :-)

      February 15, 2016 at 6:12 pm

  98. So amazing!!.. will be on my list now. love your page!

    February 16, 2016 at 4:52 am

    • Thank you brendan, much appreciated!

      February 16, 2016 at 8:49 am

  99. Very Beautiful! I’ve been all over Europe but never in Iceland. I’d love to go! How long did it take you to capture the “right” picture?

    February 16, 2016 at 4:32 pm

    • Thank you Mike! I guess I was at this location for about an hour. I always like to take my time, experience the landscape before I start taking pictures. Sometimes however, traveling around, it’s a case of jumping out of the car and setting up in seconds as the light can be so fleeting.

      February 16, 2016 at 8:36 pm

      • This photo of yours is amazing!!! i hope i can visit Iceland sometime soon. If i do i will try to take a photo as cool as this! [but i don’t know if that is possible]! :D

        February 25, 2016 at 6:50 pm

      • Just take lots of photos. It’s all about practice! :-)

        February 25, 2016 at 8:47 pm

  100. i love the imagery of this post, two thumbs up

    March 9, 2016 at 7:45 pm

    • Thank you very much Indeed! :-)

      March 12, 2016 at 5:10 pm

  101. Simply out of this world!

    September 7, 2016 at 8:01 pm

    • Thank you very much indeed! :-)

      September 8, 2016 at 4:26 pm

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