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Journal: Trip in Iceland with Photoresk, Day 5

I have already mentioned how much I enjoyed the Autumn colours, and I may do it again. But that day, Black & White reigned over our main stops and it was for the best. We first stopped to see the Solheimajokull glacier. Due to its movement, the glacier has taken over mud from the moraine, giving its ice a dirty black and white look, with just a bit of azur blue here and there. While some group membres wanted to climb over it, I prefered to keep my distance and spend time taking photographies. Then we sent to the Reynisfjara black-sand beach. And our last stop was at the Fjadrargljufur canyon, a lovely discovery along the way, but please don’t ask me to pronounce its name.
I particularly enjoyed the Reynisfjara beach. The weather was rather bad again, which happened to be more interesting, grey sky and sea, black sand, rocks and basalt columns. This colourless atmosphere made it a good place to breathe, wander and reflect. Nature shows all its strength there, in the formation of the basalt columns, in the force of the volcanic eruptions force that brought the black sand up to the beach, in the power of the waves that can take people to the depth of the sea in an instant.
The diversity of landscapes, from volcanoes to ice caps, from white ice to black sand with a multitude of variant colours, makes it a must for nature and pictures lovers…

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