The Aftermath

The Aftermath. Eyjafjallajökull glacier & volcano… One year later. Iceland.

All around the area of the now-infamous-yet-still-unpronounceable Eyjafjallajökull glacier and volcano you are reminded of what happened here one year ago. Abandoned, often burnt, houses and barns line the perimeter around the massive volcano. We learnt that the black rocks you see on the hills here are from the eruption that landed here from the volcano and they are aptly called ‘bombs.’ It was pretty scary just to witness this aftermath, I can’t imagine how it must have been for the people that lived around the volcano last year.

TAGS: [Iceland, B&W]

April 26, 2011 | 22 comments
B&W Iceland

EXIF: Aperture: ƒ/5 | Exposure bias: -2/6EV | Focal length: 32mm | ISO: 320 | Shutter speed: 1/200s |


  • The Ninja on 26.04.2011 @ 10:20

    Beautiful. Looks like a completely forgotten part of the earth.

  • PhotographyCourses on 26.04.2011 @ 11:30

    Photography captured with emotional resonance, precision and control. Striking use of scale as the landscape highlights the vunerability of man made structures.

  • Claus Petersen on 26.04.2011 @ 15:17

    Cool place but your black and white treatment actually makes it feel a little flat, was that on purpose?

  • Otto K. on 26.04.2011 @ 15:26

    well done. the B&W helps to accentuate the desolate feel.

  • faisal on 26.04.2011 @ 15:29

    @Claus Petersen: I get what you mean. If by "flat" you mean was I going for a photojournalistic shot rather than a "photoblog" shot then yes - thats exactly what I was going for here.

    I wanted to document what I saw and showcase it photojournalistically here, if that makes sense. :-)

  • yz on 26.04.2011 @ 15:43

    really dramatic scene

  • Oscar on 26.04.2011 @ 15:48

    Wow, one year! The time is very quickcly... Nice tones

  • sherri on 26.04.2011 @ 18:06

    I like your toning of this. Makes it feel so desolate.

  • Christopher on 26.04.2011 @ 18:56

    Excellent shot--very aptly conveys the unthinkable devastation of a significant eruption. Great overall composition too.

  • Laszlo on 27.04.2011 @ 01:21

    Awesome! B&W works very well here, with our without the descriptive text.

  • Ben on 27.04.2011 @ 05:44

    Well composed. The B&W processing is top notch!

  • Arjan - PlasticDaisy on 27.04.2011 @ 09:14

    Ah, so this is the bastard that kept me from flying home last year! ;-) Really cool picture! And nice to actually see the volcano up close after only hearing about it for weeks.

  • george on 27.04.2011 @ 17:19

    A desolate image that reflects the region's wilderness and grandeur.

  • rian on 28.04.2011 @ 20:33

    i never got to learn how to pronounce that.. ;P great shot though.. lucky of you to have been there and shoot this place..

  • crash on 28.04.2011 @ 20:39

    my goodness! its so desolate!

  • aiGi.boGa on 30.04.2011 @ 08:11

    Una toma fantástica, me encantan esos detalles!!

  • joshi daniel on 01.05.2011 @ 07:06

    beautiful and looks excellent in black and white!

  • Andrey Samolinov on 03.05.2011 @ 11:50

    Emotional and expressive shot, really like it
    Great job

  • A.Barlow on 09.05.2011 @ 13:43

    Great shot I like it.

  • minimodi on 10.05.2011 @ 12:51

    remember the photos of the volcano on the news... an unbelievable sight. aside from the horrible event last year I like the post apocalyptic feeling in this shot.

  • Markus on 17.05.2011 @ 13:23

    Great, I like the photo very much!

  • kyungmee on 05.06.2011 @ 22:16

    All so wonderful! Just exceptional images:))