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Dimensions4256 x 2832
Original file size4.38 MB
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Date taken7-Sep-14 08:49
Date modified11-Sep-14 12:14
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Camera makeNIKON CORPORATION
Camera modelNIKON D3S
Focal length72 mm
Focal length (35mm)72 mm
Max lens aperturef/4.9
Exposure1/400 at f/18
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias-1 1/3 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 2500
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
The Trolls

The Trolls

REYNISFJARA, VIK
Just outside of the tiny town of Vik, whose population hovers just above 300, lies the famed black pebble beach called Reynisfjara. Towering, hexagonal basalt columns rise from the dark sand at the base of Reynisfjell Mountain, and 216-foot rock pillars called Reynisdrangar jut out of the turbulent North Atlantic Ocean just off the coast.
According to Icelandic folklore, these pillars actually used to be trolls. While dragging a three-mast ship towards land, the trolls were taking too long to reach the shore, and at the break of dawn were instantly turned to stone. Even today, it is believed that if you drive near by the cliffs you can hear their wails and moans, as they long for their home in the mountains.