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A Blizzard at the Beach

Reynisdrangar, Vik, Iceland by Adrian Theze

Having just returned from enjoying some lovely warm sunshine in Fuerteventura, here are some pictures I took when I was in Iceland in February.  Quite a contrast.

When traveling through Vik (pronounced Vig) in Iceland, you can’t fail to notice the rock stacks that extend from the cliff into the sea.  These rocks are known as Reynisdrangar.

The black beach at Vik can get very busy as can the beach at Reynisfjara just to the west of Vik with people wanting to view the rocks but a short drive east, just out of town and by negotiating a very rutted and decidedly icy and snowy track, I found myself on the beach with not another soul in sight.  Just how I like it.

This blizzard had been following us along the coast all day, it was finally making landfall and as ever, the road conditions got interesting thereafter..

Vik and Reynisdrangar by Adrian Theze 24mm ff/11 1/60 sec. ISO-100

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70mm f/11 1/200 sec. ISO-100

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..And as always seems to happen whenever I get near a beach, even a beach at -10ºC or 14ºf with a fearsome windchill, I got wet.  Whilst focusing on the rocks, literally, a wave curled around and snuck up behind me…

Reynisdrangar, Vik, Iceland by Adrian Theze70mm f/11 1/60 sec. ISO-100

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