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Moonrise at Vik, Iceland

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 21 December 2012 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

A waning crescent moon photographed at dawn from the clifftops near Vik on the south coast of Iceland in October 2012.

The bright star to the left of the moon is the planet Venus.


I'm going to have a break from Aminus3 over the Christmas holiday period but I'll be back posting new photos in early January 2013.

Thank you for your comments on my photos in 2012.

Merry Christmas and a happy New Year to all of you!

NIKON D800 607/10 second F/7.1 ISO 100 20 mm (35mm equiv.)

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JacklineG from Béarn, France

Ces courbes et ces contrastes sont une merveille ! Très bonnes fêtes de fin d'année Ian, à bientôt !

21 Dec 2012 6:16am

@JacklineG: Thanks Jackline!

Hans ter Horst from Luxembourg

Fabulous, I stood on this same beach a few years ago, you make it look absolutely gorgeous!

21 Dec 2012 6:23am

@Hans ter Horst: Thanks Hans!

Anita from Redon, France

5 stars ! superbe B&W

21 Dec 2012 6:43am

@Anita: Thanks Anita!

Akbar&Armaghan from Gorgan, Iran

Fantastic capture,very beautiful landscape,Bravo!

21 Dec 2012 7:41am

@Akbar&Armaghan: Thanks very much!

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

Magnificent ! Have a good break and Christmas holidays ! and Happy New Year too !

21 Dec 2012 8:18am

Focales from Rhône-Alpes, France

It is always a pleasure to discover your pictures Ian. Your choice of bulb are always excellent and beautifully presented your pictures.
Happy holiday season to you and I hope Santa will be generous with you!

21 Dec 2012 8:46am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Great !
Captured on October 30th ? I've done that day in the morning, some pictures of a full moon disappearing behind a hill.

21 Dec 2012 8:54am

@Gérard Beullac: Hi Gérard!, actually this was photographed on the 12th and it was a crescent moon, although the rest of the circle of the moon's shape is still visible so it looks rather like the full moon in your shot!

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

And ... have a great Christmas time !

21 Dec 2012 8:55am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Another superbly emotive black and white Ian, I look forward to your return next year. Have a great Christmas!

21 Dec 2012 8:59am

k@ from Paris, France

Love the smooth feel and your always perfect monos, have a wonderful Xmas period and thanks for your visit, always appreciated Ian*

21 Dec 2012 10:01am

Annierita & Annisabelle from New Delhi & Belle Ile, India

great !perfect B/W peacefull atmosphere as usual in your pictures .Ireally like your work. Have a ggod chrismas Ian . Annisab

21 Dec 2012 10:15am

Romina from tehran, Iran

Wowwwwwwww thats so fantstic abstract shot and nice landscape ..
Well done ,your so artist ;)

21 Dec 2012 10:34am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal


21 Dec 2012 10:35am

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Cracking shot, Ian! Have a good one!

21 Dec 2012 11:23am

Basile Pesso from Paris, France

That's a wonderful long pose.

21 Dec 2012 12:11pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Mystery, drama and enchantment! Another masterful work Ian! Have a most enjoyable holiday my friend! See you in 2013!:-)

21 Dec 2012 4:49pm

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Great shot Ian & merry christmas !

21 Dec 2012 5:30pm

jean pierre from paris, France

un excellent noir et blanc pour un beau paysage!!! amitiés

21 Dec 2012 5:30pm

tom from Germany

Fantastic capture.

Wish you a merry christmas!

21 Dec 2012 6:32pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!
very nice & wonderful!

21 Dec 2012 7:55pm

Basile Pesso from Paris, France

Congrats on the spotlight !

23 Dec 2012 12:24am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


23 Dec 2012 3:53am

Learning Soul from Bangalore, India

Exquisite piece of art ! Congratulations !

23 Dec 2012 4:22am

Jerry York from Aberdeen, United States

You're on a roll Ian, nice shot and congratulations.

23 Dec 2012 4:32am

omid from mashhad, Iran

Congratulations! :)

23 Dec 2012 5:29am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Congratulations on the spotlight

23 Dec 2012 7:56am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

Congratulations on the Spotlight Ian !

23 Dec 2012 8:05am

Ryan Hammond from Tucson, United States

Another stunning shot, Ian! Congratulations on another well deserved spotlight!

23 Dec 2012 8:19am

Enzo from Lausanne, Switzerland

Absolutely gorgeous, congratulations on the spotlight!

23 Dec 2012 8:58am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Félicitations pour le Spotlight. Bonne journée.

23 Dec 2012 9:40am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful ! Congratulations on the spotlight !

23 Dec 2012 9:51am

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

Congratulations Ian..great photo!

23 Dec 2012 1:27pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

fantastic transition of light and tone through this frame that makes for a magical mood!excellent composition and exposure!

23 Dec 2012 2:37pm

farideh from rasht, Iran

Wow very beautiful .

23 Dec 2012 6:00pm

farideh from rasht, Iran


23 Dec 2012 6:00pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Congratulations on your SPOTLIGHT!

23 Dec 2012 8:05pm

Denise from granby, québec, Canada

Once again, a wonderful B&W! Congratulations on this well deserved Spotlight!

23 Dec 2012 10:10pm

Kevin from Caen, France

Tout simplement sublime !

23 Dec 2012 10:47pm

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria


24 Dec 2012 7:36am

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24 Dec 2012 3:54pm

Adrian from Wakefield, United Kingdom

what can I say? stunning work Ian, its perfection. wishing you and yours a very happy christmas

24 Dec 2012 4:16pm

Mehdi Monadi from Tehran, Iran

Congratulations on the spotlight :)

24 Dec 2012 5:40pm

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

congrats Ian & merry christmas !

24 Dec 2012 5:52pm

Kate from EXETER, United Kingdom

Merry♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Christmas♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪
and Congratulations this is Stunning!!

24 Dec 2012 6:35pm

Jeff from Honolulu, United States

The inclusion of the moon in this image provides a nice counterpoint to the dark shoreline. Another fine image, Ian.

24 Dec 2012 7:19pm

David from Ellemford, United Kingdom

So full of mood and atmosphere.

25 Dec 2012 5:26pm

Moein from Bandar-e-Anzali, Iran

nice shot

27 Dec 2012 11:21pm

rafafotografia from Madrid, Spain

I love the treatment and processing.

28 Dec 2012 7:13am

Abena from Illinois, United States

wooooww! Bravo! This is excellent. absolutely lovely to look at, I love the silhouettes, the moon and intense sky. Congrats on the spotlight!

28 Dec 2012 11:42pm

yvan from Lake Bled, Slovenia

Great shot! Happy New Year and congratulations for the Photoblogs Award 2012!

1 Jan 2013 10:48am

Kevin from Caen, France

Happy new year ! All the best for you for 2013 !

3 Jan 2013 9:50pm

awil from france, France

je ne suis pas un grand fan du format carré mais là je reconnais que tu l'utilise à merveille ! bravo

31 Jan 2013 7:04pm

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607/10 second
ISO 100
20 mm (35mm equiv.)