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Ice Crystal

Posted by
Darkelf Photography (Perth, Australia) on 5 March 2016 in Landscape & Rural.

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The smaller, clear icebergs that float onto Breiðamerkursandur are just so beautiful. They look like polished pieces of crystal and they come in so many different shapes and sizes.

On our last morning there, I concentrated on some of them to try and capture a more "intimate" shot. For me it was all about catching the iceberg in focus, reasonably still and about the flow of water around it. I brought my wellington boots and that helped greatly as I was able to get into the water and did not have to worry about getting wet unless a larger wave came along. I wanted to get as close and as low over the iceberg as possible.

This ice crystal was of a smaller size and I had to wait for a gentler wave to sweep through so that it remained still for the shot. If you are ever in Iceland, I recommend spending some time at Breiðamerkursandur to explore the black beach. It never quite looks the same on a different day and its beauty is immense.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III 4/5 seconds F/16.0 ISO 100 55 mm

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Iceland by Darkelf Photography by Darkelf Photography

Canon EOS 5D Mark III
4/5 seconds
F/16.0
ISO 100
55 mm

iceland
europe
landscape
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breiðamerkursandur
16-35mm