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821 miles | Nick Frank
Nick Frank Photography
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821 miles

The Challenge

Iceland is one of the most impressive places for me. Especially on a trip via Route 1 you can explore the island wonderfully. The imposing landscape was in first place in my documentation. In addition, a serial representation was important to me, from always the same perspective. Quasi from the view of the driver out. So the viewer can, at least for a short moment, experience the journey.

Client

Free project

Period

2013

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Route 1 or the Ring Road (in Icelandic: Þjóðvegur 1 or Hringvegur) is the national road that goes around Iceland and connects most of the inhabited parts of the country. The length of this road is 1,322 kilometers or 821 miles.

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The pictures were taken in 2013, when all gravel roads were freshly asphalted. A great chance for unique shots.

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In Iceland there is a saying: "When it rains, wait a little, then it rains some more". But you will be rewarded with spectacular spectacle in the sky.

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The lunar landscape of Landmannalaugar. Driving as if on a cushion.

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All pictures were taken with a Canon 5D Mark II in combination with a TS-E 17mm lens. Iceland is always a feast for every landscape photographer.

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The series was licensed by Chevrolet in 2016 and used for backplates in automotive photography.

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