Inspiring Photography Locations

Kirkjufell and Kirkjufellsfoss

Kirkjufell on Snæfellsnes in West Iceland

Kirkjufell mountain in the west of Iceland was already said to be the most photographed landmark in Iceland - I'd say that's certainly undoubtedly the case now, since it made a cameo in Game of Thrones. While the mountain is easy to reach by car, there are few things to know beforehand in order to capture the true majesty of the mountain.
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SS Maheno Shipwreck on Fraser Island

This is the SS Maheno was an ocean liner that was later used as a hospital ship in World War I. A cyclone caused the shipwreck, as it washed ashore on 75 Mile Beach on the east coast of Fraser Island.

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Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Islands

Whitehaven Beach is located on the Whitsunday Islands off the coast of Queensland. The clear turquoise water and pure white silica sand make the beach stand out in a country full of beautiful beaches.
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Mona Vale Rock Pool, Sydney

Mona Vale Beach and Ocean Pool has two distinct advantages: Firstly, it is a gorgeous spot and; second, it is quite a ways outside of Sydney and is one of the quieter beaches to visit.

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Lofoten Islands, Norway

In April 2018 I spent two weeks more or less by myself photographing the Lofoten Islands in Norway. Granted, Spring is an odd time to visit.
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Kvalvika Beach

Like most hotspots on the Lofoten, Kvalvika Beach is not exactly a breeze to get to, having said that the double beach is arguably the most spectacular, so it's worth the hike - check out a short video and a photographs of Kvalvika Beach.
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Mannen Mountain, Lofoten Islands

Nestled between Haukland and Uttakleiv Beaches, Mannen is a challenging climb with great reward: click the link to check out some more views from Mannen Mountain.
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Hoven Summit, Lofoten Islands

Don't let the comparative ease of this hike fool you, Hoven offers one of the best panoramas on all of the Lofoten Islands. Click to watch a 360° view of the Hoven summit.

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Bunes Beach, Lofoten

Bunes Beach, Lofoten Islands, Norway

Bunes Beach, along with Kvalvika and Horseid Beaches, belong to the main attractions on the Lofoten Islands. Bunes Beach is harder to reach and will require taking a ferry from Reine to Vindstad, from there it is a manageable trek along the fjord.

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Hamnøy Fishing Village

The small fishing village on the island of Moskenesøya, Hamnøy is the quintessential Lofoten spot replete with Rorbuer, mirror-like water and a beautiful mountain backdrop. Follow the link to see more of Hamnøy.

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Lost in Amsterdam

The 'Lost in Amsterdam' title image is somewhat fitting, as I often got a bit turned around in a light, slightly-panicked jog, trying to catch what colour the faint sunlight could provide. I needn't have worried, it's not as if Amsterdam shuts up shop and goes dark in the evening. 

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Snæfellsnes in West Iceland

The Snæfellsnes peninsula is on the western part of the island of Iceland, and boasts Kirkjufell (literally Church Mountain) and some lesser known gems like Skarðsvík Beach.
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The Colourful Streets of Reykjavik

Reykjavik is northernmost capital in the world, however due to its "sub-polar oceanic climate" it is only the fifth coldest capital, on average. Walking around the city you wouldn't guess you're so far north, the city is colorful and the people are so warm you might think you're closer to the equator than the arctic. 

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gjain waterfall

Gjáin Valley and Hjálparfoss

The Gjáin valley is like many other attractions in Iceland, things look quite barren and uninteresting and as seemingly out of nowhere a spectacular canyon or valley appears. 

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sigoldufoss

Sigöldufoss Waterfall, Iceland

Sigöldufoss is a small waterfall, by Icelandic standards, however the desolate landscape contrasted against the almost pure turquoise makes it a sight worth seeing.

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landmannalaugar iceland

Highlands of Iceland

Before heading to the South Coast of Iceland, we spent a few days in the Highlands. There are plenty of highlights in the south but the Highlands were so spectacular, we wanted to stay longer. Hiking in Landmannalaugar is like being on another planet.

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South Coast of Iceland Highlights

The south coast boasts many of Iceland's highlights, but as a result it is also one of the most popular destinations for tourists. Fortunately there are some hidden gems and some lesser known spots close to the main attractions so you can enjoy some spectacular nature without the chattering masses and buzzing of drones. 

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Peoples Palace Glasgow

People Make Glasgow

Anyone who has visited Glasgow already knows that "People Make Glasgow". It's nearly impossible to order a round at the bar, without striking up a conversation with someone. Just reading the slogan you might think it's catchphrase to compensate for less than picturesque cityscape. On the contrary, the city has plenty of beautiful spots. 

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