Thank you very much all for the wonderful feedback
Josh, As you've probably gathered from my postings I'm not a landscape guy, but this one grabs me. Doesn't happen very often, but when it does, wow! I have to ask a question though: did you boost the color saturation or is this actually what the color was?
Thanks Russ - greatly appreciated.
In terms of 'post production' - I have not done much to the image at all. The white balance is 'as shot' and the colour is most definitely real. The palette of colour available at Landmannalaugar is nothing short of 'alien' - there really is no other words to describe it. What is really special about this photograph for me is that Dmitry (my shooting companion) and I spent more than 3 hours shivering on the exposed summit of one of Landmannalaugar's highest peaks in cold grey light and freezing arctic winds in the hope we would get some good light. As the sun began setting around 10:30pm the wind just totally died, and the light turned magical. The prior high winds are responsible for the beautifully soft swept clouds and unusual atmospheric conditions. It was one of those incredibly rare instances when sticking it out to the bitter end was worth the discomfort.
A question - how much editing did you do to color in post production?
In terms of colour editing - all this image has had done in post is a small saturation correction in Lightroom to restore the saturation lost in the RAW file capture.
Other than that - the only real post work was merging the shots in CS5, sharpening etc. I did not apply any lens corrections.