Basalt Columns & Yellow Lichen

Posted by dj.tigersprout (New York City, United States) on 19 October 2008 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

just 3 hours north of Reykjavik on an amazing road that crosses long, pristine and green valleys, wide smooth blue deltas, never ending blackish lava fields and craggy fjords of icy white, lies the small and charming seaside fishing town of Stykkisholmur. i counted some 200 quaint and colorful houses, from memory -- but quite possibly there were less! down at the town harbor lies this massive bluff of basalt column -- something quite commonly seen in Iceland due to a large and ubiquitous amount of volcanic activity on the island. however the magical thing here in Stykkisholmur is that the entire cliff is covered in yellow mosses and lichen!! simply glorious and other worldly to see! i spent a good deal of time in front of this wall captivated by the cracked rock, the hard rough shapes and the smooth bright covering of mossy growth!! it was beautiful and fascinating!!

though amazingly true to form of the original photograph, this is a 'sponge' print -- a new creative excursion for me as i work my way through the expansive menus of photoshop!! so far i am really enjoying the color toning possibilities as well as the b/w conversion tool -- and of course the panoramic photo-merge tool!! more to come -- and much more to learn and experiment with!! :D

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NEW AM3 PHOTO THEME -- S E L F -- P O R T R A I T S -- D A Y -- OCTOBER 29TH, 2008!!!!

IN THE SPIRIT OF GETTING TO KNOW EACH OTHER HERE ON AM3, I THINK IT IS HIGH TIME FOR AN AUTUMN / SPRING AIRING OF OUR PERSONS!!! MANY OF YOU HAVE ALREADY POSTED BEAUTIFULLY EXPRESSIVE AND WONDERFULLY CREATIVE SHOTS OF YOURSELVES-- NOW, IF YOU ARE WILLING AND ABLE, WE AS A COLLECTIVE FAMILY HERE ON AM3 INVITE EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU TO PARTICIPATE ONCE AGAIN ON A SITE-WIDE (PERSONALLY HOSTED BLOG SITES MEMBERS & AFFILIATES ARE WELCOME TOO!!) SELF PORTRAIT 'SHOWING' ON THE 29TH OF OCTOBER!!!

NOW FOR THE RULES: THERE ARE NONE!!! :D

HOWEVER, I WILL MENTION THAT THERE ARE GOING TO BE A FEW SUB-THEMES FOR THOSE THAT WANT SOME INSPIRATION OR DIRECTION -- FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT WANT TO BE FREE TO DO WHATEVER STRIKES YOUR FANCY, TAKE IT AWAY!! AND SHOW US YOUR LIBERALLY CREATIVE SELVES!!!

SUB-THEMES:

1. PROPOSED BY ISAO: MY REFLECTION IN A MISTY MIRROR!!!
2. HALLOWEEN SELF PORTRAITS -- FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO MAY BE SHY OR ENJOY A BIT OF MYSTERY AND INTRIGUE ALA COSTUME 'MASQUERADE'
3. CLASSICAL SELF PORTRAIT -- FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO DON'T DRESS UP IN FANCY COSTUME (SUCH AS MYSELF!!) ;)
4. CREATIVE FREESTYLE -- FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT DON'T WANT TO BE HELD BACK BY CREATIVE DIRECTION OR SUGGESTION!!!

SO THERE SHOULD BE SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!!! IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS JUST DROP ME A LINE!!! dj.tigersprout [AT] gmail [DOT] com SPREAD THE WORD!!!!

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Nikon COOLPIX L11
1/30 second
F/5.2
ISO 87
112 mm (35mm equiv.)

iceland
columnar-basalt
stykkisholmur
yellow-lichen

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