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Re: Sumarnætur: Summer Nights in Iceland – 2
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2021, 06:36:19 am »

Just the photo I need to lift my spirits while sitting inside watching a cold rain start my morning. Well done, Rajan.
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Re: Sumarnætur: Summer Nights in Iceland – 2
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2021, 05:45:47 am »

Just the photo I need to lift my spirits while sitting inside watching a cold rain start my morning. Well done, Rajan.

Thanks much, Bob.

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Re: Sumarnætur: Summer Nights in Iceland – 2
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2021, 06:53:08 am »

I don't know how you do it, you got the pony and the whole landscape to pose for you in the golden light ;D Excellent! I am confused, however, I thought you lived in Goa and travelled to Iceland. But it seems you live there.

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Re: Sumarnætur: Summer Nights in Iceland – 2
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2021, 09:44:26 am »

Late light is so sweet and perfect for that superb scene.
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Re: Sumarnætur: Summer Nights in Iceland – 2
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2021, 11:00:28 am »

Another beauty.

We did encounter a small herd of ponies somewhere in Northern Iceland.

June is a great time to be there, as long as you don't need to sleep at night.
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Re: Sumarnætur: Summer Nights in Iceland – 2
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2021, 11:42:31 am »

I don't know how you do it, you got the pony and the whole landscape to pose for you in the golden light ;D Excellent! I am confused, however, I thought you lived in Goa and travelled to Iceland. But it seems you live there.

JR

It is the other way around - I live in Iceland and travel to Goa. The Icelanders are rather sensitive about their horses being called ponies. The Icelandic Horse is a very special breed. By the way, someone asked me if the horse in the image was real or a dummy 😀.

Eric and Francois - thanks.  Eric, yes, the nights in June are long (and often magnificent).

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Re: Sumarnætur: Summer Nights in Iceland – 2
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2021, 05:19:55 pm »

...By the way, someone asked me if the horse in the image was real or a dummy 😀.

I could have asked that!- looks like 2d !
Beautiful start of the summer night serial; and it is still spring!
When I was in Iceland I was told that before the round way was closed they used these horses to jump in the water and swim to the other side. ( where now the big bridges are at the delta of the glacier)
Some animals! As tough as the population!
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Re: Sumarnætur: Summer Nights in Iceland – 2
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2021, 08:57:26 am »

I could have asked that!- looks like 2d !
Beautiful start of the summer night serial; and it is still spring!
When I was in Iceland I was told that before the round way was closed they used these horses to jump in the water and swim to the other side. ( where now the big bridges are at the delta of the glacier)
Some animals! As tough as the population!

Yes, many of the routes today are ancient horse trails. The famous Sprengisandsur route through the Highlands interior takes it name from horses being worked until their lungs burst.

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Re: Sumarnætur: Summer Nights in Iceland – 2
« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2021, 11:37:42 am »

Magnificent. Well done!

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Re: Sumarnætur: Summer Nights in Iceland – 2
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2021, 05:36:10 am »

Well done. Love the reddish brown colour of the lava.

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Re: Sumarnætur: Summer Nights in Iceland – 2
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2021, 05:38:57 am »

Well done. Love the reddish brown colour of the lava.

Thanks, Paulo. There's no visible lava in this photo. The red colour is the light of the sun close to the horizon illuminating the hillside.
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Re: Sumarnætur: Summer Nights in Iceland – 2
« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2021, 04:32:26 am »

Rajan,

The power lines move slowly upwards, and our Icelandic horse is looking downwards towards some fence gates,.. but I wonder what lies upwards and to the left. Is it as high as I now imagine?
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Re: Sumarnætur: Summer Nights in Iceland – 2
« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2021, 06:31:36 am »

Rajan,

The power lines move slowly upwards, and our Icelandic horse is looking downwards towards some fence gates,.. but I wonder what lies upwards and to the left. Is it as high as I now imagine?

Hello Leszek,

Those are fence posts, typical on Icelandic farms to keep animals in (or out). The farm is set by a large mountain which is seen only partly in the photo.

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Re: Sumarnætur: Summer Nights in Iceland – 2
« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2021, 12:24:09 pm »

It is the other way around - I live in Iceland and travel to Goa. The Icelanders are rather sensitive about their horses being called ponies. The Icelandic Horse is a very special breed. By the way, someone asked me if the horse in the image was real or a dummy 😀.

Eric and Francois - thanks.  Eric, yes, the nights in June are long (and often magnificent).

Did you administer an IQ test to find out? Beautiful image!
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