The black sand beaches from the headland near Vik

The black lava plains have weathered to give black sand beaches - they were so different to our Aussie beaches! This area is where the volcano erupted a few years ago and disrupted flights for several days. You could see huge boulders strewn around paddocks and embedded in the lava plains - pretty scary!.
Beautiful capture. Great burnt colors and how the white waves contrasts with the black sand.
posted October 1st, 2018  
Beautiful pov!
posted October 1st, 2018  
such a great landscape photo! fav
posted October 1st, 2018  
Great composition
posted October 1st, 2018  
Interesting composition with the beach going away from you and the foreground with the figure. Beautiful colours. I remember that volcanic eruption, we had to fetch a friend's car from an airport because they couldn't get a flight back to UK!
posted October 1st, 2018  
Lovely composition, amazing scene
posted October 1st, 2018  
I can well remember that eruption Rob, even learned to pronounce the name of the offending volcano. Love this shot, your pov is spot-on.
posted October 2nd, 2018  
The volcano gave problems in parts of Europe if i remember right... no flights from Schiphol Amsterdam that time...
posted October 2nd, 2018  
@lenanau @lenanau Thanks Lena - I was intrigued by them too - not at all like our beaches!
posted October 2nd, 2018  
@caterina Than you Caterina - thanks for the fav also. :)
posted October 2nd, 2018  
@sarahlth Hi Sarah - I think Iceland probably gets the credit for this one - it was just so naturally beautiful. :) I'm still 2 behind for the 52 week challenge - the "focus stacking" and the new one - the "classical novel" idea. Have you been able to keep up?
posted October 2nd, 2018  
@rosie00 Hi Lesley - you could see huge boulders strewn around paddocks etc as if they had just plummeted from the sky. I don't know it that was during the last eruption or not - but boy were they impressive.
posted October 2nd, 2018  
@suzanne234 I loved the black beaches - just so different!
posted October 2nd, 2018  
@golftragic Thank you Marnie - it was a wonderful viewpoint and the landscape was amazing so I probably can't take too much credit for the end result. LOL But I did love those black beaches - and the fact that huge glaciers were just behind the shore front! The girls were laughing about that name - apparently there were lots of Facebook videos of TV commentators trying to pronounce it! :)
posted October 2nd, 2018  
@madeinnl Yes - it was a real nuisance - must have been scary to live here - so near to it!
posted October 2nd, 2018  
Beautiful landscape shot - great composition with the figure looking into the distance and admiring that lovely view
posted October 2nd, 2018  
Great shot of an amazing landscape. We have no black sand beaches here either- so that would be so interesting to see. Was it actually the consistency of sand or a bit grittier?
posted October 2nd, 2018  
@4rky LOL - love your comment 4rky - I actually thought about it before clicking and tried to get the rule of thirds working both horizontally and vertically - so thanks so much for noticing!! :)
posted October 2nd, 2018  
@olivetreeann Hi Ann - it wasn't really like sand - it was much coarser - more like granulated basalt - little tiny pebbles. It did look amazing though.
posted October 2nd, 2018  
@robz Yeah, I remember that well Rob. ABC RN managed to find someone who actually knew how to pronounce it properly.
posted October 3rd, 2018  
Fabulous shot. Fav.
posted October 23rd, 2018  
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