Photographer Henry Jun Wah Lee has revealed that Iceland is a country filled with sunset colors and heavenly landscapes. “The light during midnight sun is a surreal and unforgettable experience,” Lee mentions.
“Hues of pinks, purples, reds and oranges that you may be lucky to see for a few minutes during a normal sunrise/sunset can explode for hours in an epic display of nature’s masterful artistry.
The photographer did encounter some difficulties during his creative process.
“Shot over two weeks from late June through early July in Iceland, finding the best spots to experience these conditions was not easy,” he explains. “We had to navigate Iceland’s fickle weather.
The southern half of the island was storming most of the time. Knowledge of the island’s various micro climates and scenic locations were important in figuring out where to go for any given night
It looks like a scene from the acclaimed TV drama Lost or a post-apocalyptic movie.
This abandoned C-47 Skytrain, also known as a Dakota, is Iceland’s most photographed plane wreck. Once operated by the United States Navy, its abandoned shell has sat virtually untouched on the eerie black sand of Sólheimasandur for 40 years.
The story began on November 24, 1973 when the C-47 ran out of fuel and was forced to make an emergency landing at Sólheimasandur in Southern Iceland. The crew survived the incident but the plane was abandoned to the elements.
A salvage operation, which may account for the aircraft’s missing outer wings and tail, was later attempted.
But after a fatal helicopter crash, the military decided to leave the wrecked Skytrain where it had crash landed.
Beautiful shot of the Northern Lights from the perspective of a drone by Oli Haukur Myrdal based in Keflavik, Iceland.
Using a high-end camera (Sony a7S II) that can handle low-light settings and strapping it to a drone, Myrdal was able to capture stunning views of the Reykjanes Peninsula with just enough moonlight to light up the scenes.
The motion of the drone and the different perspectives gives the film a real dimensionality.