Eroded, the highlands of Iceland in black & white

A fine art mountain landscape photograph in B&W, featuring a dark, moody sky above the eroded mountains of Landmannalaugar in the highlands of Iceland.

Landmannalaugar, Iceland
October, 2015
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Camera & lens

Nikon PC-E Nikkor 45mm f/2.8D ED

Camera settings

ƒ/11, 1/5s, ISO 64 and 45mm

Size original

4912 x 7360 pixels


A substantial part of the surface of these mountains, found in the highlands of Iceland, has a vivid green colour. This creates a fascinating contrast with the black lava sand in the foreground. The black & white conversion resulted in a great mix of shades of grey because of that. Furthermore, the difference in texture between the black sand in the foreground, the mountains themselves and the moody sky, adds depth.

The mountains in this landscape photograph are located in the Landmannalaugar region in the Highlands of Iceland. Landmannalaugar is part of the Fjallabak Nature Reserve. The mountains and hills there do not have trees on them. As a result, you can see very well how Mother Nature eroded them over time. There are a lot of interesting shapes, contrasts and textures to play with there. That, in combination with the changing weather, makes for an excellent photography location. Seeing Landmannalaugar is a must whenever you visit Iceland. The landscape there is breathtaking. Besides that, it is a great place to hike as well.

This photograph of the highlands of Iceland is part of our Nordic landscape Photography portfolio. You will find some more photos taken in Iceland there. Alternatively, visit our Black & White Photography portfolio to see more photographs in black & white.

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1 comment for Eroded, the highlands of Iceland in black & white

  1. Stuart Jones

    A dark beauty! Love those tiny lines in the mountain side.

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