Coastal Iceland

On a trip to Reynisdrangar in Iceland, David Hay embraced an unexpected magenta cast produced by his new filter, whilst photographing the majestic sea stacks

A few months ago, I ticked off another country from my photographic bucket list when I paid a visit to Iceland. One of my favourite locations there is the view of the sea stacks at Reynisdrangar, near Vik. The most popular view is from the beach near the town of Vik, where a walkway directs the many tourists to take their selfies with the sea stacks in the background. From this angle, the stacks look like a continuous row of jagged teeth, jutting out from the headland. However, when you drive round the headland to the west, you can walk along a black beach below the cliffs, and photograph the sea stacks from the opposite side.

Our first visit was aborted due to high winds and rain, which makes long exposure photography with filters almost impossible. The next visit was overcast but dry, so I immediately headed off to the far end of the beach, closest to the sea stacks. It was like walking on …

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David Hay

I took up photography at the age of eleven and have been passionate about it ever since. As a retired biologist I still marvel at the beauty of the natural world and try and capture the colours and forms of natural things around me.

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