PLAYING FAVOURITES : ICEBERGS

Without a doubt my favourite two subjects for landscape photography are Icebergs and Glaciers; and this photograph from the Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon in Iceland last year has both. Icebergs have a magical ethereal quality that I find extremely appealing and photogenic. I made a special effort whilst in Iceland to spend extra time at the lagoon so that I could photograph the many icebergs that have carved off the Vatnajokull glacier. There is great beauty in icebergs – each one a unique sculpture by nature and I am very much looking forward to more iceberg photography later this year in Antarctica.

The combination of Ice and fog is truly magical and I was lucky enough to experience this wonderful combination on a couple of occasions during my visit. A fog was building on the glacier in the distance and began it’s slow roll down to the lagoon as I took this photograph shortly before sunset at 10:30pm. By sunset conditions had deteriorated and I headed back to my accommodation to grab a couple of hours sleep before sunrise.

Blue Ice Fog

2 Comments

  1. Posted February 27, 2011 at 8:43 am | Permalink | Reply

    Hi, I found your blog while surfing the photography tags. I just wanted to drop by and say that I think your photograph came out great. The combination of the ice and fog truly creates an interesting contrast for a photo. I’m actually traveling to Iceland in 3 weeks time. I’ll have to keep an eye out for this lagoon. Thanks for sharing!
    – Nate

  2. Posted February 26, 2011 at 11:09 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Fantastic photo: color, reflection

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