The Hvítserkur sea stack is a famous and iconic landmark in the Húnaflói fjord in the northwest of Iceland. It lies at the eastern shores of the Vatnsnes peninsula. The Hvítserkur sea stack is renowned because of its unique shape, as it looks like a rhino drinking from the seawater. However, the legend goes that it is a troll that turned to stone because it did not make it home in time before sunrise.
Usually, photographs show the Hvítserkur sea stack from the side, to illustrate its unique shape. This coastal landscape is different. It includes the black sand beach near the sea stack and a rock subtly lit by soft sunset light. A longer exposure smoothened the water of the fjord. The black & white presentation creates a more minimal look and feel. Also, the sea stack stands out nicely against the moody sky as a result.
Want to see another photograph of a black sand beach with sea stacks in Iceland? Have a look at a B&W landscape photograph titled “Curved“!
Please visit our Black & White Photography portfolio to see more fine art photographs like this one. Alternatively, check out our Nordic Landscape Photography portfolio to see more landscape photos taken in the Nordics, including more photographs from Iceland.
Roger Timmermans –
Super comp! Love the light on the rock in the black sand. Nice to see a different perspective on “The Troll” as well!