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Sunset through the window of ice



Watching the sun go down from a keyhole opening in an iceberg that had fractured off from the glacier at Jokulsarlon lagoon and settled on the beach. This plac...
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Watching the sun go down from a keyhole opening in an iceberg that had fractured off from the glacier at Jokulsarlon lagoon and settled on the beach. This place is a photographers dream because you have hundreds of new compositions every day as the ice comes and goes with the tides.
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46 Comments | Report
RenardRouge PRO
 
RenardRouge January 31, 2016
This is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!
jamiemacisaac
jamiemacisaac September 01, 2016
Thank you Renard
WildSeascapes
 
WildSeascapes February 07, 2016
Generally I am not a big fan of framed shots, personally I think they rarely work. This does work really well, good photo Jamie.
angelafrance
 
angelafrance February 09, 2016
Stunning, wish I could buy it..
CWphotos5
 
CWphotos5 April 04, 2016
Amazingly beautiful capture!!!
jamiemacisaac
jamiemacisaac January 21, 2017
Thank you
14renren
 
14renren April 12, 2016
Beautiful work
jamiemacisaac
jamiemacisaac January 21, 2017
Thank you
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots April 13, 2016
Awesome capture! Congrats.
jamiemacisaac
jamiemacisaac January 21, 2017
Thank you
nina050
 
nina050 May 02, 2016
Stunning!!
jamiemacisaac
jamiemacisaac January 21, 2017
Thank you
pdlstudios PRO+
 
pdlstudios May 02, 2016
Great Capture. Looking forward to getting to Iceland soon for these opportunities.
jamiemacisaac
jamiemacisaac January 21, 2017
thank you, you will love it
TwoFires
 
TwoFires May 03, 2016
Wow, very pretty. I really like this shot, the sunset gives it the little bit of color it needs. Great job!
jamiemacisaac
jamiemacisaac January 21, 2017
Thank you, i appreciate it
kathymuhle PRO+
 
kathymuhle May 21, 2016
Stunning shot and congrats on all your wins!
jamiemacisaac
jamiemacisaac January 21, 2017
Thank you Kathy
Adam_Pritchard75 PRO+
 
Adam_Pritchard75 July 28, 2016
Wow gorgeous!!
jamiemacisaac
jamiemacisaac January 21, 2017
Thank you adam
td3h
 
td3h August 22, 2016
makes me so thirsty
Merbert
 
Merbert August 22, 2016
Fantastic photo!!!
Thanks
Norbert
jamiemacisaac
jamiemacisaac September 01, 2016
Thank you so much Norbert
Beegirl
 
Beegirl August 31, 2016
Really beautiful capture
jamiemacisaac
jamiemacisaac September 01, 2016
Thank you for the kind words
marcinlaskarzewski
 
marcinlaskarzewski September 10, 2016
This is magnificient.
jamiemacisaac
jamiemacisaac January 21, 2017
Thank you
barrygrahame
 
barrygrahame September 15, 2016
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
Byronfairphotography PRO+
 
Byronfairphotography September 19, 2016
Outstanding
jamiemacisaac
jamiemacisaac January 21, 2017
Thank you
Impressionsbyperry
 
Impressionsbyperry September 29, 2016
Absolutely Beautiful!!! Wow Factor!
jamiemacisaac
jamiemacisaac January 21, 2017
Thank you so much
Sdonion Ultimate
 
Sdonion November 26, 2016
Unbelievable shot. I am in awe.
jamiemacisaac
jamiemacisaac January 21, 2017
Thank you so much, that is really nice
michellelupolilong
 
michellelupolilong November 28, 2016
One of my all time favorite shots! Absolutely beautiful!
jamiemacisaac
jamiemacisaac January 21, 2017
Wow, i don't know what to say, thank you, i am glad you like it
pilarcambayalabandero
 
pilarcambayalabandero December 17, 2016
I love it!!
jamiemacisaac
jamiemacisaac January 21, 2017
Thank you
kurtkurtis
 
kurtkurtis December 28, 2016
Nicely done.
jamiemacisaac
jamiemacisaac January 21, 2017
Thank you
aka_kellybuck
 
aka_kellybuck December 30, 2016
This is so beautiful! ????
jamiemacisaac
jamiemacisaac January 21, 2017
Thank you
adavies
 
adavies February 16, 2017
Fantastic! Incredible light! Did you use some kind of fill light in the cave? Just beautiful! :)
jamiemacisaac
jamiemacisaac February 24, 2017
Thank you, No, it was natural light, i just boosted the ice light in photoshop
bathsalt
 
bathsalt February 24, 2017
Amazing photo!!
jamiemacisaac
jamiemacisaac November 10, 2017
Thank you
johnboywalton196 Premium
 
johnboywalton196 June 21, 2017
Beautiful colours and textures. Well captured.
jamiemacisaac
jamiemacisaac November 10, 2017
Thank you so much
test-ad
 
test-ad June 26, 2017
Tag
Kaysmiley7
 
Kaysmiley7 October 03, 2017
Wow! Gorgeous!
jamiemacisaac
jamiemacisaac November 10, 2017
Thank you!!!
PhotosbyJLR Platinum
 
PhotosbyJLR November 20, 2017
I was just here! Every morning was different! But I didn not get any holes in the ice like this! How neat!
soultrauma
 
soultrauma December 02, 2017
Does anyone else see a face with this photo???
BessieV
 
BessieV January 25, 2018
Exquisite composition!
CameraGirl1991
 
CameraGirl1991 February 13, 2018
This is just beautiful
NancyFlemingPhotography
 
NancyFlemingPhotography March 02, 2018
Great Shot....awesome composer
rahuldutta_4046
 
rahuldutta_4046 March 20, 2018
So beautiful AwSome
ArabellaYieldingtoprayer
 
Just Magnificent !
RamyDelariarte
 
RamyDelariarte June 12, 2018
Awesome
crbiondi
 
crbiondi August 30, 2018
Wow
susanzurick PRO
 
susanzurick January 08, 2019
What a beauty
FergalBrady
 
FergalBrady February 02, 2019
Tidy effort another winner well done
margitulstrup PRO
 
margitulstrup March 23, 2019
Fantastic shot congratulations
BRYNPhotography
 
BRYNPhotography March 24, 2019
Beautiful Winter scene, love the sunburst
brandyparr
 
brandyparr March 28, 2019
verry good
Nouha9 PRO
 
Nouha9 August 15, 2019
Awesome shot.... I really love this photo! I 😍😍 I want to go there
Happy_Hippy
 
Happy_Hippy October 22, 2019
beautiful shot
monikasigrist Platinum
 
monikasigrist December 13, 2021
Great and marvelous. viewbug.com/challenge/winterwonderland-photo-challenge-by-monikasigrist - would be an honor if you could participate πŸ™πŸ»β„οΈβ˜ƒοΈ πŸ˜πŸ‘‹πŸ» - thank you very much πŸš‚
victoriaobrien
 
victoriaobrien March 12, 2022
Absolutely Gorgeous shot!
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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken at jokulsarlon beach , across the bridge from the lagoon in Iceland
Time
We had spent the day driving from Vik, stopping along the way and ending up at Jokulsarlon for sunset. We had arrived 3 hours before sunset to check out the area for compositions. When i first stepped on the beach, it was a bit of overload to my photography senses. Every which way you look there is a different composition thanks to the ice. I got set up and started shooting. 5 minutes later i look to my right, rush over there start shooting there. This went on for quite awhile. I had found what i thought was a great shot for sunset, the only problem is that it was an hour away still. In this environment the tide comes up and throws the ice around and suddenly that great piece of ice is gone. With about 45 minutes left until sundown I looked across to the beach on the other side of the bridge and realized that literally tons of ice had just bent spit out over there. We hopped in the camper van and headed over. As i walked up i saw this gorgeous piece of ice that had a key hole opening in it. I couldn't believe no one else was shooting it. I got down on my knees, set up my tripod and started shooting. Over the next 20 minutes i went with this piece of ice as the tides played with it. I only had about 20 second to get this shot before the waves hit it again. I snapped a few shots at different focal points for focus stacking and there you have it. It was anything but easy but those are always my favorites.
Lighting
The light was good a bit harsh shooting into the sun but i am use to that at this point. I did the finger covering the sun trick for better dynamic range.
Equipment
On this one I was using a back-up canon t6? i think. My 5d2 had died during a rainstorm in Ireland the week before. I was using a 2stop nd filter and a gitzo tripod
Inspiration
I had seen this place a ton of times online as i am sure most have. It is just one of those places you know you have to go. It is an incredible spot. You could spend the day getting 100 different compostions and do it again the next day and so on. I am always looking for arches in nature, so when i saw the ice chamber I got really excited.
Editing
Took out some purple tint in the water, dodged the pebbles, water and ice a bit. Burned the sand, curve adjustments and slight orton effect.
In my camera bag
When i took this i was using canon. Now i use a nikon d810, nikon 16-35 (I am not a fanboy from any one brand) I like Canon, I like Nikon and Sony. \Whatever works for you USE IT!!! rokinon 14mm 2.8 for astro. I always have a circular polarizer, a few different nd filters, 2stop, 4 stop, 6 stop and 10stop. I don't use grad nd's much anymore. I manually blend now.
Feedback
If you make it to jokulsarlon, take a deep breath or 5 and try not to pee yourself. Get there early to explore and always look at both beaches. We took this trip in late september. We were there for 7 days, we had phenomenal weather every day except one. Don't rely on that statement for weather predicting but it was way better weather than i thought it would be.

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