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Blue World

Posted by
Darkelf Photography (Perth, Australia) on 1 August 2017 in Landscape & Rural.


Jokulsarlon looks beautiful almost no matter what time of the day or night it is. The moments I liked best were the calm times between the tides, if one was lucky for the wind to die down. This is when the water and icebergs were at their most still and silent. You could only here the loud crunch of icebergs melting down and separating or when a new sheet of ice broke off the glacier face. It was a kind of anticipation game to predict and spot where the next break would happen.

We all know that the golden hours of the day are magical and this is the time when most landscape photographers are out and about. I did like the daylight hours in Iceland as well, tough. On a day like this one, you would get the most pristine clean air, light and tones, especially the wonderful blue sky and its reflection if you were near a body of water.

With almost all of the previous day written off due to persistent rain, it was great to head out again in beautiful sunshine and Jokulsarlon did not disappoint. More icebergs arrived in the lagoon overnight and tides were just shifting as we arrived, which allowed for clear reflections in the cold water. The clouds also provided an interesting element for added symmetry and balance with the long cloud hovering over the mountains and framing the main scene.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV 30 seconds F/16.0 ISO 100 31 mm

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