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    On a cloudy day we traveled to the west end of the Vatnajokull Glacier in Iceland, when the clouds opened it showed us this amazing valley with Eyjafjallajokull and Katla standing over a river floor layered with black ash, sand and lava from years of furious eruptions and flooding.
    WHAT MAKES THIS PHOTO GREAT?
    Composition 16
    Lighting 14
    Creativity 9
    Story 11

    Working from a high vantage point, Adam captured the immense scale, as well as the mood that permeates Iceland. The rivers trail from the foreground to the background, allowing us to imagine the journey.

    Sarah Polger
    Senior Photo Editor
    38 comments
    Lee Jones
    Lee Jones

    Fantastic Photo, well captured Adam.

    Chance Boyd
    Chance Boyd

    Truly love the leading composition of this shot! May i ask do you have any tips to offer?

    Adam Henning
    Adam Henning

    Thank You very much everyone!!!! If you ever get the opportunity to visit Iceland please do, I promise your cameras will be full of fantastic photos.

    Hansraj Shah
    Hansraj Shah

    well composed shot with saturated olive green  shade with trails of river made it a great shot...

    Rick H.
    Rick H.

    Amazing image Adam.  I feel like I'm flying over the valley.

    carol worrell
    carol worrell

    This is how a bird must feel soaring over the beauty you captured. Beautiful!

    Chris Manuel
    Chris Manuel

    Absolutely Stuinning. I love how the rivers coming from the back of the picture make you wonder what is over the horizon or around the mountain... just what a picture should do. 

    Jon Jacob
    Jon Jacob

    very nice image..congratulations

    Adam Henning
    Adam Henning

    Thanks Chance, I think the biggest benefit I had was the clouds; with the sunlight in the horizon it allowed for the colours to be a bit more vivid rather than washed out in the forefront.

    Photo Details
    Date Taken: Jun 19, 2013
    Date Uploaded: Jul 9, 2013
    Camera: NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D7100
    Focal Length: 18 mm
    Shutter Speed: 1/200 sec
    Aperture: f/7.1
    ISO: 400
    Copyright: © Adam Henning
    Categories: Adventure, Landscapes, Travel
    Assignments: Spontaneous Adventure, Explore Our Changing World, Travelogue