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A Troll Rises by Dee-T A Troll Rises by Dee-T
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 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 Aug 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Love it. I work really hard on my pictures as well!
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Funtoon May 16, 2011  Professional Artist
wow .. ;)
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voyo09 Mar 24, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Wonderful work ..
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YoYosGames Mar 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
It's beatiful. It looks like a magic place.
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PondDreamer Mar 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous :love:
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JessR-Photography Feb 28, 2011  Student Photographer
Amazing as always Dylan!
I love the colours!
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