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Return to Shore

Posted by
Darkelf Photography (Perth, Australia) on 3 February 2016 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.


Breiðamerkursandur - that is the Icelandic name for the black sand beach near Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon where many of the icebergs return to shore after being pushed out to sea by the receding waters of outgoing tide.

It was a bit tricky shooting the icebergs because of the incoming waves and the imminent danger of one of the icy bits crashing into my legs or my tripod. I have purchased a pair of wellington boots in Reykjavik and they came in very handy that morning. In addition, the icebergs were pushed around all the time and timing the shutter button was crucial to capturing as many of the as still as possible.

It was a glorious morning, may be without too much sunrise colour, but the ice show on the black beach more than made up for that. Despite seeing numerous photos in the past, I could never quite envision what it was going to be like in real life. Spectacular - that is what it was!

Canon EOS 5D Mark III 1 second F/11.0 ISO 100 27 mm

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