Tony’s Magic Cloth Technique – Long Exposure Photography

The Magic Cloth Technique involves controlling the amount of exposure to different parts of a scene during a slow shutter. The technique involves dodging and burning over a long exposure.
Using a dark cloth (or card) you can reduce the exposure to the sky (or highlights) by covering the front of the lens for part of the exposure time

Pink Pearls at Jökulsarlon Ice beach – Long Exposure Photography

I was trying to triangulate the 3 main subjects.  The middle iceberg was a bit too close to the center but getting closer to the nearest piece of ice allowed me to form a triangle.  It was important to be a few meters from the ice, so that I could include more sky with them.

Vestrahorn Lights – Northern Lights at Vestrahorn

We found ourselves in East Iceland looking at a northern Lights forecast. Not to be defeated, we decided to head back to Vestrahorn mountain with a view to doing star trails or some form of night photography.