Vestrahorn mountain taught me one great lesson - patience can be one of the landscape photographers better virtues, unless you also count the ability to drag your sleepy and weary body out of a cosy bed and into the pre-dawn chilly darkness, all on the chance of capturing that elusive perfect image.
Visiting the infamous Vestrahorn mountains in Iceland has for many years maintained the number one position on my list of most desirable landscape photography locations. The unique mountain shape combined with the shallow lagoon and the black sandy grass topped dunes make for a highly photogenic sight.
I spent 48 hours at Vestrahorn, enjoyed some great light, saw the northern lights over the mountains and captured this shot. Taken at 5am in near total darkness, perfectly still and the water of the lagoon mirror flat. The image was entered in the Amateur Photographer of the Year 2017 competition run by Amateur Photographer magazine and achieved place 22.
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Robert Rhead is a English landscape photographer, UX/UI designer, web developer and graphic designer. He currently holds the LRPS certificate from the Royal Photographic Society, has won English and international photography awards and has featured in various high-profile photography and lifestyle magazines.