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Hvitserkur
Iceland

This location is in the Northwest of Iceland - the Vatsnes Peninsula which is a short detour off the main ring road. There is a hostelling international hostel located very near to this location whose owner seems bemused that people like to photograph this rock. We stayed overnight in the Osar youth hostel which gave us one sunrise and one sunset only. There was no blazing sky but murky overcast skies instead.
By sheer coincidence, I bumped into a flick contact (Jordan Lye) here and we photographed Hvitserkur together in the morning.

Legend has it that this volcanic rock once once a nocturnal troll who was caught by the rising sun and turned to stone. Given how slow the Icelandic sun rises and sets, I have to presume it must have been a slow troll destined to extinction !
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Merytsetesh Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
I've always wanted to visit Iceland and this only makes me want to go more! I love the colors here, lots of red and purples. The rock formation really does look like a big, lumbering troll walking on it's knuckles like a gorilla.
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IHaveAPlank Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Love it. I work really hard on my pictures as well!
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dario4108 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011
Nice...
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Funtoon Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Professional Artist
wow .. ;)
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forestflame Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
stunning
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voyo09 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Wonderful work ..
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YoYosGames Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
It's beatiful. It looks like a magic place.
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PondDreamer Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous :love:
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JessR-Photography Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Student Photographer
Amazing as always Dylan!
I love the colours!
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dimkatm Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011
nice..
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dwth Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Student Artist
This photo has been featured on Thumbs of the Week 161st.:wave:
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011   General Artist
fantastic!
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Rykardo Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
Fantastic ;)
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PRibeiro Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing amazing
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Bojkovski Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful colors
great shot
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wiebestavast Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011
:)It is really beautiful, well captured!
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libra-dreamer Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011
Lovely capture ! :+fav:
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Rajneet Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing :aww:
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pirateladyinmaine Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011
How beautiful and peaceful!~
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benas1971 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011
beautiful
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TaGiRoCkS Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
love the colours!!!
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akikochan97 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
trololololol
lol
i had to.
but this is great.
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Dee-T Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
I am sometimes known to be a forum troll too :P
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akikochan97 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
sorry. i couldnt resist the temptation.
lol
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Lerocque Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
Stunning image!
Great story as well. I can see the troll :D
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OutlawNinja Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
Breath taking capture, all looks so surreal.
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Dee-T Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
thanks - the whole country is like that :P
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DennisChunga Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Professional Photographer
amazing rock formation!! love this my friend.
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Dee-T Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
thanks again dennis
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PP2RL Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
If I ever travel somewhere one of those days, it will be Iceland. Every pic i've seen from there is a voyage in another world....


Really great capture :clap:
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Dee-T Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
It truly is another world :)
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JirugaOfSmilez Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
whoa, it does kinda lok like a troll!:lol: and the sky looks really cool - mostly a light purple with bright red and orange around the edges. great shot!
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