Rainbow over Landmannalaugar, Iceland, July 2011
On my first evening in Iceland (well, second if you count in a night in Reykjavik) I was treated with some spectacular weather conditions. Dense storm clouds, rainbow and gorgeous light. All at the same time and in Landmannalaugar, a landscape that is almost surreal. Early in the afternoon I decided to head out for a short scouting walk to get a grip of the surroundings as this was my first time here. I came back just before midnight. Tired, hungry and thirsty, but with a big smile on my face. I was overwhelmed with what I had seen. The landscape itself is stunning and in these conditions it was almost to much.
This image is my favorite from the evening. I enjoy the complex shapes of the rhyolite ridges and the way the light interacts with them. The rainbow, of course, was a bonus.