Kirkjufell Mountain in Iceland

Kirkjufell Mountain in Iceland – Photograph by Laura Lecce

This particular mountain in Iceland has become famous due to it’s use as an impressive back drop in the Game of Thrones television series. Usually it is photographed as a formidable snowy mountain or a luscious grass-green temple with waterfalls in the foreground. Since these two scenarios are hugely overdone, I thought I’d share a spring time photo. A photo that marks the end of the snow melting away but before the grass has had a chance to spring back to life and regain its green complexion. It showcases the orange/brown grass which contrasts the blue of the sky and it’s reflection in the water below. The cute little house that also features in this photo is typical of almost all the houses and buildings you see in Iceland – they are all uniformly white with adorable red roofs. One thing this photo cannot convey to the observer is the extreme wind that is blowing through here in this moment. I took this photo from the car because going outside was almost unbearable.

4 thoughts on “Kirkjufell Mountain in Iceland

  1. It was windy in Iceland? Didn’t know

    On Fri, Jan 4, 2019, 3:57 PM Laura Lecce’s art and photography laura lecce posted: ” This particular mountain in Iceland has become > famous due to it’s use as an impressive back drop in the Game of Thrones > television series. Usually it is photographed as a formidable snowy > mountain or a luscious grass-green temple with waterfalls in th” >

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  2. A great ‘alternative’ view of Kirkjufell. I really like the inclusion of the building.
    It seems the wind and cold rarely get conveyed in our photos. I too experienced winds, the likes of which I have rarely experienced. We had to take great care in opening car doors, since they are not (surprise) covered in the rental insurance. I can imagine why! 🙂

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