Mount Esja 914 meters

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© Johannes F Johannesson
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UploadedMarch 14, 2009
TakenMarch 13, 2009
MakeNikon Corporation
Exposure20 sec at f/25
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length24 mm
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The saga entitled "Kjalnesingasaga" tells of an Irish widow named Esja. Esja was very wealthy and lived on a farm. Much doubt has been cast on the historical veracity of this saga and the true origin of the name remains obscure. Esja is, in fact, a mountainous mass near Reykjavik covering an area so large that each side of the mountain has it's own particular characteristics. The residents of Reykjavik consider Mt. Esja their own. Interest in outdoor activities on and near Esja has been increasing markedly, including ice climbing up frozen waterfalls! Well-marked trails lead up to Thverfellshorn, a trek that takes between one and three hours.

37 responses

  • Phil Kneen

    Phil Kneen said (14 Mar 2009):

    That is a SUPERB shot!

  • Charles Gossett

    Charles Gossett (Deleted) gave props (14 Mar 2009):

    So beautiful! Great job!

  • JGal

    JGal said (14 Mar 2009):


  • Laurie Search

    Laurie Search gave props (14 Mar 2009):

    This is just amazingly beautiful!!! I love your composition, and the tones and contrast are perfection!

  • willyvend

    willyvend gave props (14 Mar 2009):

    Very well done !

  • Lemily

    Lemily gave props (14 Mar 2009):

    I am normally not a fan of b&w landscape shots, but this really works well in b&w. Great shot.

  • Eric Sayah

    Eric Sayah gave props (14 Mar 2009):


  • Kevin Madson

    Kevin Madson gave props (14 Mar 2009):

    great shot!

  • Bermi Shutter

    Bermi Shutter gave props (15 Mar 2009):

    love this!

  • Craig Bortmas

    Craig Bortmas gave props (22 Mar 2009):

    Wow! I wish I had a mountain in my backyard.

  • Cricket Jones

    Cricket Jones gave props (9 Apr 2009):

    Amazing !

  • Fred Everett

    Fred Everett (Deleted) gave props (10 Apr 2009):

    Excellent image - very well thought out, great light and post work.

  • David Logan

    David Logan (Deleted) gave props (25 Apr 2009):

    really like the full image here, the slow shutter effect on the water gives a nice mythical atmostphere

  • Amber Gregory

    Amber Gregory gave props (9 May 2009):


  • Gary Rittermeyer

    Gary Rittermeyer (Deleted) gave props (20 Jun 2009):

    magnificent capture...loved viewing your port, very inspiring of luck

  • Jack Ketcham

    Jack Ketcham gave props (5 Jul 2009):

    I love the compisition, and I think b&w is the only way to go with this photo!

  • Hayley Faulkner

    Hayley Faulkner gave props (5 Aug 2009):

    WOW this is superb!

  • Stephane Suisse

    Stephane Suisse (Deleted) said (30 Aug 2009):

    Magic !!

  • Catherine Hadler

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  • Ted Opderbeck

    Ted Opderbeck gave props (14 Jan 2010):

    Takes my breath away - amazing photo

  • Tony Grossenburg

    Tony Grossenburg gave props (15 Jan 2010):

    lovely black and white!!!!

  • Laura Boston-Thek

    Laura Boston-Thek gave props (3 Feb 2010):

    HOLY WOW!! Epic image!! My vote absolutely!

  • Wallace Jones

    Wallace Jones gave props (5 Feb 2010):

    wow! amazing capture! I really could look at this for hours!

  • Desiree Adams

    Desiree Adams gave props (6 Feb 2010):

    Fantastic BandW you get my Vote Brava!

  • Oriel Banne

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  • Aaron Blum

    Aaron Blum gave props (20 Feb 2010):

    Simply wonderful! My vote!

  • Babul Bhatt

    Babul Bhatt gave props (20 Feb 2010):

    wowie! this is superbe

  • jontelle naquin

    jontelle naquin gave props (21 Feb 2010):

    captivating shot!!

  • Aaron Schwartz

    Aaron Schwartz gave props (22 Feb 2010):

    Came back to vote for this wonderful image!

  • Tone Fotland

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  • Heaven Man

    Heaven Man gave props (7 Mar 2010):

    Thats majestic!!! my vote!

  • Todd Chonody

    Todd Chonody gave props (14 Apr 2010):

    Beautiful photo!

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  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) gave props (21 Jan 2014):

    So beautiful!

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