Stargazer95050's photos


  • Streaks in the night

    Out to watch the Perseid Meteor shower, I was treated to other streaks. Every once in a while one fence pole was taller than the others and the reason were owls using the poles as lookouts. Once in the spotlight, they quickly turned away and flew off. At…

  • Very much like Home

    You're on vacation and want to escape the daily and dreaded traffic jam during the commute. Here on Iceland (close to Reykjavik), they are so modern, they also have traffic jams. Only two lane wide instead of 4 or more as you approach San Francisco but ju…

  • Reminds me of weather at home in San Fogcisco

    The (relatively) warm weather during the day draws in the moisture from the ocean and you get afternoon fog over the fjord. Just like it does in San Francisco -- only there it is 10C warmer at the coast than right now in Iceland . see more videos in my y…


  • Respect Nature

    Sad but true -- tourist often are damaging or even destroying the beauty they've come to see. sometimes it is accidental, other times it is ignorance. . see more videos in my youtube-channel : youtube.com/user/Stargazer95050 . G7x_IMG_2893_bib © Copy…

  • Bunk Beds for icelandic Trolls ?

    In that area of Iceland, they have tales of "Yule Lads", 12 trolls that are most active during the winter nights, especially Christmas. In summer they sleep in their caves. Maybe those were some of their beds. See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yule_Lads . see mo…

  • Beat the summer heat

    The snow-covered mountains and fjords on the coast of Greenland (not to confuse with Iceland) . see more videos in my youtube-channel : youtube.com/user/Stargazer95050 . G7x_IMG_2468_bib © Copyright 2018, All rights reserved - Post a link, do not cop…


  • This is one magnificient Wall !!

    Scientist have several theories -- but I like the legend best. In it, Odin's horse touched the ground and left behind this giant horseshoe-shaped imprint. At ~100m height, this wall is an impressive sight. . see more videos in my youtube-channel : youtu…

  • "Best view here" -- Dettifoss Waterfall

    Park service here is very helpful -- and they were right. This was the best spot. It also is a bit self-serving because they want people to stay here instead of trampling over the fragile vegetation. . see more videos in my youtube-channel : youtube.com/…

  • Downstream of Detifoss

    On this "vista point", I was alone -- don't know why. The road leading there was a dirt- & pothole road, typical for Iceland. On the other side of the gorge, there were a handful of cars close to the rim. . see more videos in my youtube-channel : youtube…


  • Shower with running hot water

    Nice and warm shower at a parking lot alongside a road. Heated by the geothermal energy of the earth below. . see more videos in my youtube-channel : youtube.com/user/Stargazer95050 . G7x IMG 2929 bib © Copyright 2018, All rights reserved - Post a li…

  • Enjoy the view -- while it lasts

    "Mývatn" in Iceland is a large lake surrounded by lava fields and a big cinder cone. Not far away are several hot springs, some of which even emit the famous, stinky sulfuric gasses. The area is surrounded by higher mountains and that gives a small reliev…

  • En route to the mountains

    The beauty of driving through Iceland during spring is the opportunity to still see snow-capped mountains all along the way while temps are ver comfortable. Of course that also means you will see waterfalls everywhere and some trails are very muddy & wet…


  • Fences -- to keep tourists out, not sheep in

    Sheep don't seem to have a problem escaping their pastures. So I wonder why all the fences. While composing a photo to get rid of the fence, an angry honking tractor drove by and later turned left towards these buildings. It seems the owner was concerned…

  • Tough and Pink

    Along a coastal trail, I found these flowers. conditions are rough there and these flowers were the only colorful spot I had seen during that hike. . see more videos in my youtube-channel : youtube.com/user/Stargazer95050 . G7x IMG 2493 bib © Copyrig…

  • The "Race Track"

    At the southern end, the highland road "35" (it should be called "F-35") lulled drivers into a false sense of security. This surface was no challenge -- not even for a casual 2WD car. Things would change ... This scraper as the tool to clear & improve th…


  • Not Allowed -- or is it ?

    This sign must have been made before SUV's became popular :-(( Many cars now fall in a category between the "Jeep" and "Passenger Car". When asked about it, "my" rental company confirmed that the Subaru is fit to drive all "F-roads" except F-210, F-88 an…

  • Continental Divide

    Mountains and tectonics plates cracking is what Iceland does best -- and here you can touch two plates and hike a trail between them. Is that a "No Man's Land" ? And while the continental plates are separating here, this location has a great, unifying as…

  • My Home is my Castle

    This house struck me as odd as I was driving by -- it is to small to be a castle but the architect sure wanted it to give it such an impression. Collapsed sheds and graffiti are not uncommon -- but the windows appear to be new and in good condition. Maybe…


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