Námafjall

Námafjall

In August 2015 I spent a week touring around Iceland. My favourite area was the North East. A living volcanic landscape full of sulphur steam and fantastic colours. Námafjall is a mountain near Mývatn. At the base of the mountain is a hot-spring area with a collection of steam fumaroles and bubbling mud pots. Solfatares or furnaroles are openings in the earth's crust through which steam and sulphurous vapours rise up. The ground is a mix of crystals and salts and for this picture I photographed the textures and colours around the site. Here I have used sections of the silver/grey salts which merged beautifully with the yellow sulphur crystals. Already planning my return trip.
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Námafjall

In August 2015 I spent a week touring around Iceland. My favourite area was the North East. A living volcanic landscape full of sulphur steam and fantastic colours. Námafjall is a mountain near Mývatn. At the base of the mountain is a hot-spring area with a collection of steam fumaroles and bubbling mud pots. Solfatares or furnaroles are openings in the earth's crust through which steam and sulphurous vapours rise up. The ground is a mix of crystals and salts and for this picture I photographed the textures and colours around the site. Here I have used sections of the silver/grey salts which merged beautifully with the yellow sulphur crystals. Already planning my return trip.
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