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2006-10-31
630. Thermal spring 1.



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630. The beautuiful mineral-rich water of a thermal spring close to Strokkur.

Iceland, July 28, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)



2006-10-30
629. Strokkur 3.



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629. Here I asked the impossible from a camera. The contrast is so high that the sun is bound to be overexposed, although the sky is actually still underexposed. I took a few more pictures with the sun exactly behind the geyser, but here it became a huge white area because the light of the sun was being dispersed by the water and the steam.

Iceland, July 28, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)

Guestlink:
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2006-10-29
628. Strokkur 2.



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628. These children get a hot shower from Strokkur. The water from the geyser is boiling hot when it comes out, but it cools down quite rapidly in the air.

Iceland, July 28, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)

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2006-10-28
627. Strokkur 1.



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627. Strokkur is the best known geyser of Iceland.

Iceland, July 28, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2006-10-27
626. Seljalandsfoss 2.



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626. Seljalandsfoss.
This waterfall is not only special because of its height, but also because of the fact that you can walk behind it. You need a raincoat though, because there are the occasional wind gusts.

Iceland, July 27, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2006-10-26
625. Seljalandsfoss 1.



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625. The top of the Seljalandsfoss.
Foss means waterfall.
This waterfall is 65 meters high and is fed with melting water from the glacier Eyjafjallajökull.

Iceland, July 27, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)

Webcam of the Katla:
http://www.ruv.is/katla/
The volcano the Katla is at the moment very restless.
The Katla lies under a glacier.
An eruption can have desastrous consequences for the peaceful town of Vik.
(Picture nr. 612 in Archives of October 2006)



2006-10-25
624. Puffin 2.



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624. Puffin on the rocks near Vik.

Iceland, July 26, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2006-10-24
623. Puffin 1.



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623. Puffin on the rocks near Vik.

Iceland, July 26, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2006-10-23
622. eadow in Loosdrecht 2.



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622. The same tree again, but now from a different angle.

The Netherlands, October 15, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2006-10-22
621. Meadow in Loosdrecht 1.



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621. The same tree as in picture nr. 479.
(Archives February 2006)
http://www.zenzien.zoefzoek.com/fotos/06-01-31-lo-dijk.jpg

The Netherlands, October 15, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2006-10-21
620. Park in Loosdrecht 4.



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620. Sunday afternoon in a park in Loosdrecht.
This is the zoomed out version pf picture nr. 619.

The Netherlands, October 15, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)



2006-10-20
619. Park in Loosdrecht 3.



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619. Sunday afternoon in a park in Loosdrecht.

The Netherlands, October 15, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2006-10-19
618. Park in Loosdrecht 2.



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618. Sunday afternoon in a park in Loosdrecht.

The Netherlands, October 15, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2006-10-18
617. Park in Loosdrecht 1.



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617. Sunday afternoon in a park in Loosdrecht.

The Netherlands, October 15, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2006-10-17
616. Lake IJssel.



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616. Lake IJssel in the Netherlands.

The Netherlands, October 14, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2006-10-16
615. Reclaimed land in the north of the Netherlands.



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615. Footpath in a nature reserve in the north of our country. This area has been reclaimed land from the sea.

The Netherlands, October 14, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2006-10-15
614. Icelandic landscape 11.



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614. Here you can see very well the extreem steepness of the rocks in this area. Near the beach there is a parking-lot. The beach consists of black lava sand.

Iceland, July 26, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)

On some Icelandic roads in the interior, there are no bridges, you have to drive through the river. That is not always succesful:
http://dagskra.ruv.is/streaming/sjonvarpid/?file=4284347/2

Guestlink:
http://www.2discover.net



2006-10-14
613. Icelandic landscape 10.



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613. This area is a nesting ground for seabirds, the puffin can be seen here too. Later I will show some pictures of this fascinating bird. Of course these places attract a lot of egg robbers.

Iceland, July 26, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2006-10-13
612. Icelandic landscape 9.



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612. The town of Vik.
This picture was taken towards the east from about the same location as picture nr. 611.
It doesn't look very big, but for Icelandic measures this is a reasonably sized town. The white building second from the left is the hostel from picture nr. 609. In the middle on a hill you can see the church of picture nr. 608. In the village a swimming pool and a track for athletics.

Iceland, July 26, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)

Guestlink:
http://markreep.blogspot.com/



2006-10-12
611. Icelandic landscape 8.



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611. Our son Ranto looking out over the Atlantic Ocean towards the west. In the distance the Dyrhólaey peninsula, a rock in the shape of a roman bridge. Dyr-hól-aey means door-hole-island.

Iceland, July 26, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)

Guestlink:
Pictures of a photography contest in Iceland
http://www.visir.is/apps/pbcs.dll/section?Category=Vedur&tem...


2006-10-11
610. Icelandic landscape 7a.



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610. I enlarged part of picture 609 and turned it upside-down. The strange thing is that it looks more natural than the original photograph. Here you can see the same effect as in the photographs 400, 401 and 402.
(See Archives September 2005)

Iceland, July 26, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2006-10-10
609. Icelandic landscape 7.



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609. The shape of this erosion looks rather surrealistic.
In the foreground the hostel of vik.

Iceland, July 26, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2006-10-09
608. UFO near the church of Vik.



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608. Finally I succeeded in photographing a UFO ;-)
When I looked at the picture on my screen I didn't understand at first what it was.
A possible explanation: It just so happened that an Arctic tern flew past when I made the exposure. With the zoomlens on 200 mm (300 mm when compared to 35 mm) and a shutter speed of 1/15 of a second this fighter jet among the seabirds became a strechted-out mark.

This picture was also posted on:
http://vakantiefotos.web-log.nl/
(on October 9, 2006)

Iceland, July 25, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2006-10-08
607. Rocks 2a.



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607. This is picture 606 mirrored.
By making a mirror image the feeling of a photograph can sometimes change drastically. When your eye is ushered in from bottom left by the lines in a picture it usually gives a more pleasant composition than when this happens from the bottom right.

Iceland, July 25, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2006-10-07
606. Rocks 2.



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606. These forms developed because the lava cooled down very rapidly.

Iceland, July 25, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2006-10-06
605. Rocks 1.



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605. Basalt formation on the beach near Vik.
In the foreground the black beach of lava sand.

Iceland, July 25, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2006-10-05
604. Moss 3.



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604. Trolls really exist in Iceland.

Iceland, July 24, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2006-10-04
603. Icelandic landscape 6.



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603. Gorge near Kirkjubaerklauster.
Kirkju-baer-klauster means something like church-farm-monastery. Originally baer means farm, but now it often means village. In Iceland farms have sometimes grown into small villages, and in some cases even into towns.

Iceland, July 24, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2006-10-03
602. Moss 2.



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602. Some birchtrees managed to get a foothold on this mossfield, they are about 4 inches high. These trees are masters in adapting to the circumstances. They stay, if need be, close to the ground and spread out like a strawberry-plant. Bonsai before the term existed.

Iceland, July 24, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2006-10-02
601. Moss 2.



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601. The colour of moss changes with the degree of humidity. When dry it's almost grey, but as soon as a drop of water falls on it, it changes to a beautiful green. Here you can see that the moss doesn't have the same humidity everywhere.

Iceland, July 24, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)

Guestlink:
http://www.northpolegallery.com/galleries_photos.aspx?galler...


2006-10-01
600. Icelandic landscape 5.



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600. A farm with the roof in the complementary colour of the surrounding area, that's very common in Iceland. In the foreground a lava-field overgrown with moss. It looks very soft, and that's what it is, but underneath there are razor-sharp pieces of solidified lava.

Iceland, July 24, 2006.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)