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busyginakate March 11, 2016
Great work!
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madspeteriversen May 14, 2016
Thanks alot!
 
ianthomas_0997 March 20, 2016
Looks like Vik stacks in Iceland which has been photographed thousands of times. Shutter speed is not so slow as to completely flatten the water. This is just great and the highlights are well controlled. It gets my vote
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madspeteriversen May 14, 2016
Thanks! Much appriciated! :D
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kirkmills April 19, 2016
Beautiful! Voted!!
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madspeteriversen May 14, 2016
Thanks so much :)
 
rchrd25 May 13, 2016
Beautiful!!
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madspeteriversen May 14, 2016
Thanks, appriciate it!
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overthehillfan2004 May 13, 2016
Congratulations on Winning the Long Exposure contest. I can easily see why..that is a masterpiece!
 
Discover_Abruzzo May 14, 2016
game of thrones: iron islands :D
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madspeteriversen May 15, 2016
Hehe yeah totally! :D
 
A combination of solid with liquid.
 
miracledwigg August 22, 2016
wow, i love this
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madspeteriversen August 22, 2016
Thank you very much :)
 
BrianaK October 04, 2016
Fantastic mood and movement of the water. I love this shot!
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rubensantos October 14, 2016
Brilliant work!
 
wyatthumphreys October 17, 2016
Magnificent. Soooooo good.
 
Pinguru February 25, 2017
Love this
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karensommerslohre June 18, 2017
Beautiful!
 
Nice one !
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JackieBB Jul 09
This is a beautiful image

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Location
Reynisdrangar cliffs at Vik in Myrdal, Iceland. Reynisdrangar is a very popular tourist destination, but if you want to capture Reynisdrangar from this angle you have to get a bit away from the tourists. You have to get in from the west and cross some big rocks along the beach. When I was there the waters was very dramatic and big waves kept clashing against the rocks. I actually had to time crossing the rocks not to get crushed by the waves - be VERY careful if you try yourself! Be observant and don't take any risks! Two other photographers gave up crossing the rocks, but I had comfort in my parkour / climbing skills to be sure I could make it. When you've crossed the rocks you'll find a little cove and it's from that position you can photograph Reynisdrangar.
Time
It was around 16 in the afternoon.
Lighting
I came for a longer exposure, but really felt it didn't work for me. Lots of color from my ND filter, the dull weather, the fact I used my 24-70mm and had to take three vertical pictures to combine into one horizontal (instead of bringing my 16-35mm and shooting it all in one take) all added to a rather depressed feeling that I didn't really manage to get anything useable from this location - I even returned the day after to get some other shots but they weren't that great either.
Equipment
Manfrotto tripod mt190xpro4. Canon EOS 5DmIII and Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8.
Inspiration
Because of the above it was a picture I came up with at the location. I came for something else which I couldn't get, so I had to improvise. The long exposures didn't really work, so I tried to make it more dramatic with a shorter shutterspeed, where I still had some black beach visible. It seemed to work so I tried a bit more, but I wasn't very sure of what I got from this beautiful scene. All in all I came up with the idea on location.
Editing
Oh yes - lots! Going through all the pictures I felt like... "waste of time", but still did give it a go. First: Lens correction and adjusting highlights and shadows. Then take the three vertical pictures and let photoshop stitch them together - I adjusted a little on the masking, to make the seemless waves. The picture had this sepia tone because of the ND filter and I didn't really like it, so I kinda put the picture aside for some time. When I found it again I just tried to make a B&W conversion and boom! There it was! I used Niks software to extract some details and then it was basically finished.
In my camera bag
5dmIII, EF 16-35mm f/2.8L, Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8, EF 135mm f/2L and EF 70-200mm f/2.8L m1.
Feedback
Bring a good ultrawide lens! And be careful! VERY careful - the waves can suddenly get dangerous!

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