Here on the banks of the Jökulsarlon Ice Lake in South East Iceland, we were suddenly surprised with some colour in the sky. After a fairly grey day, we acted quickly to find some compositions among the shore ice. I chose this piece because it was grounded and still, but mostly because it allowed reflections of the sky colours in interesting places. It is not a waste to shoot on grey days or drizzly days (so long as you look after yourself and equipment), that is the most serious practice you can do and prepares you for when the interesting light occurs.

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    Glacier Ice Photography

    Here are some more pictures of ice in Iceland.

    Blue Anchor

    This colourful scene on the beach at Jökulsarlon is the result of careful observation. The waves moving around these big chunks were causing grooves in the black sand. With the right angle, the reflected sky colours enhanced the groove textures. This was reciprocal because the grooves enhanced the reflected colours. Magic Cloth Technique Canon 5D3 […]

    Sweet as a nut

    This gem of ice on the smooth black sand of Breiðarmerkasandur was beautiful in the morning light. The window in the sky was prefect to be able to balance the composition in a very simple but effective way. Using the Magic Cloth, I was able to balance the exposure and take advantage of the wave […]

    Jokulsarlon Ripples

    In February the ice on the glacier lagoon at Jökulsarlon can be packed together tightly. The main reason is that over the Winter, the ice hasn’t melted and instead has built up on the glacier lagoon. When the ice on Jökulsarlon is fully loaded, the surface of the ice becomes sculpted by the strong winds. […]

    Ice beach lobster

    The Ice Beach at Jökulsarlon offers so many opportunities for unique photographs. I frame can look completely different a few seconds later. The Ice beach is called Breiðamerkursandur which means “The squirrel’s nutsack” although the translation has been lost over 1000 years. This shot was a mixture of the right timing and composition, al that […]

    Mono Ice

    The lagoon at Jökulsarlon is the deepest lake in Iceland, some parts go as deep as 200m, quite impressive considering the lake was formed in 1923. Jökulsarlon means “the lake of strange mushrooms”. This shot was taken on a very misty Summer night. What I love about fog or mist is that sometimes you see […]