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roxanefrenettefaulkner December 23, 2015
Absolutely Amazing!
 
EverydayLivingMoments January 22, 2016
Remarkable!
 
LoveLifeandPets January 30, 2016
Wow this is a wonderful photo...thank you for sharing it
 
Glonadus February 04, 2016
Perfect :)
 
noexcuseg February 05, 2016
ice on the beach, love this kind of photos.
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macnutart December 16, 2016
wow
 
dinabasarab March 29, 2017
Stunning!

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This was taken in Iceland at the famous Black Sand Beach at Jökulsárlón. When I arrived this place I got a bit confused as the numerous icebergs along the wh...
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This was taken in Iceland at the famous Black Sand Beach at Jökulsárlón. When I arrived this place I got a bit confused as the numerous icebergs along the whole coast can easily trick the photographer when it comes to composition. After about 30 mins of walking up and down I found mine.
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Behind The Lens

Location
The photo was taken on Black Sand Beach at Jökulsárlón, Iceland.
Time
It was taken on a quiet and cloudy afternoon about one hour before sunset.
Lighting
I read many things about the lighting in Iceland before my actually visit. People say, you cannot really go wrong no matter what time of the day you shoot there, lighting is awesome anyway. Yet, while I was driving towards Jökulsárlón, I was still hoping the sunshine would break through the massive cloud layer that afternoon. Well, it didn't happen. But when I finally arrived to the shore I realised I could actually take advantage of the dark, moody sky at this extraordinary location so there was no need of dramatic sunset anymore.
Equipment
I shot it on a Canon 6D with the Canon 17-40mm lens, and of course I used a tripod as well. AND without my water resistance boots this shot would not have been possible. Trust me, you cannot avoid getting wet here, dry feet are important! :)
Inspiration
The black sand beach at Jökulsárlón was on my bucket list for quite a long time. It's true there are already thousands of photos online of this location, but actually none of them are the same thank to the unique iceberg formations.
Editing
I used two separate images to create this photo. Believe it or not the sky was replaced with another sky that was taken at the same location about 30 minutes later. The clouds were continuously changing and I thought more dramatic upper third would help the image. Basic adjustments in Lightroom and foreground sharpening were also applied.
In my camera bag
When I go out to shoot I usually bring all my landscape gear along. This includes a Canon 6D camera, a Canon 17-40mm 4L, a Canon 24mm 3.5 TS, a Canon 70-200mm 4L lens. I also have a Canon 100mm 2.8L with me basically all the time which I don't really use often, but when I need that about 100mm reach I rather take this lens than the 70-200mm because its super built quality and performance. On top of these I carry Lee filters, a camera remote, extra batteries and cleaning tools, etc.
Feedback
Neutral density filters are always good friends of photographers when it comes to long exposure. Depending on the amount of light, you need to decide whether you use one or not. Keep in mind for a shot like this one it's important not to go over 1-2 seconds to preserve the moving feel. A tripod is also highly recommended to achieve a sharp image (where it has to be sharp). As always, composition is essential! When you visit this location take your time and explore the area before shooting anything. Finding a good composition here can be quite challenging.

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