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Shot on a trip to one of the ice caves of Iceland. 14 hours back and forth but so worth it. We had search and rescue with us to check for fissures and crevasses...
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Shot on a trip to one of the ice caves of Iceland. 14 hours back and forth but so worth it. We had search and rescue with us to check for fissures and crevasses in the fresh snow and a good thing we did because with their long poles testing the snow they found one right infront of the entrance to the ice cave. Coming into it just fills you with wonder and awe as the sheer size was just incredible. Deep inside it there was a geothermal area which made it unsafe to stay in for long due to the gases but still an amazing cave. =)
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52 Comments |
irishrose1958
 
irishrose1958 January 29, 2018
This is an amazing capture
SiggiPhoto
 
SiggiPhoto January 30, 2018
Thank you... =)
Bob5253 PRO+
 
Bob5253 February 15, 2018
One of the most beautiful capture I have ever seen.
6798_7587
 
6798_7587 March 19, 2018
Beautiful
jenspiegel Platinum
 
jenspiegel March 20, 2018
Where is this?
carolyns
 
carolyns March 23, 2018
Stunning! Perfect composition!
Safetygal
 
Safetygal March 27, 2018
Beautiful capture!
eleazarparedes PRO+
 
eleazarparedes March 29, 2018
Excellent!
teresacentricbennett
 
teresacentricbennett March 29, 2018
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
helenafagan
 
helenafagan April 03, 2018
WOW !! Incredible photograph !!
RobynC
 
RobynC May 11, 2018
Wow words can’t do it justice!!
Nostroboy PRO+
 
Nostroboy July 12, 2018
Just outstanding frame !
sarahking_4772
 
sarahking_4772 August 21, 2018
What lens did you use?
Danielvphotography
 
Danielvphotography September 24, 2018
@sarahking_4772 probably a 16-35 f2.8 L lens. Looks like my old baby hehe wide and crisp. I’m wondering where this was taken... British Colombia ?
Danielvphotography
 
Danielvphotography September 24, 2018
Never mind saw it was Iceland
tmlakshmi PRO
 
tmlakshmi December 08, 2018
congratulations. great composition
robergarci PRO
 
robergarci December 08, 2018
Excelente imagen (Bien compuesta y equilibrada) con el mensaje de la pequeñez del hombre frente a la Naturaleza.
simonparry
 
simonparry December 09, 2018
Awesome capture...
svebar
 
svebar December 10, 2018
Breathtaking!
BenjaminHornePhotography PRO
 
BenjaminHornePhotography December 20, 2018
Stunning capture
tmlakshmi PRO
 
tmlakshmi March 02, 2019
stunning
CarlAage
 
CarlAage March 02, 2019
Really like this picture. Great composition!
leonidaspapakosmas
 
leonidaspapakosmas March 02, 2019
Amazing shot !!!!
maibrittolsen
 
maibrittolsen March 02, 2019
WOW... just WOW!
SiggiPhoto
 
SiggiPhoto March 03, 2019
Thanks guys... =)
amysutton_9704
 
amysutton_9704 March 06, 2019
Cool follow me please
aimeeevoli
 
aimeeevoli March 08, 2019
Just an awesome shot, I believe. You are rewarded. So beautiful. Congratulations. Watching from Pennsylvania, U.S.A..
rudybacani
 
rudybacani March 08, 2019
Utterly beautiful image.
agwinney
 
agwinney March 08, 2019
Wow, now that's breathtaking and it looks like the underside of a glacier. That is a beautiful shot, congratulations!!
Csal04
 
Csal04 March 09, 2019
Beautiful!
DRAGONFLY59
 
DRAGONFLY59 March 13, 2019
you must enter a contest, lol
BarbGarwood PRO+
 
BarbGarwood March 16, 2019
Incredible perspective
Lisetta3
 
Lisetta3 March 19, 2019
Magical
DustinPenman
 
DustinPenman May 06, 2019
Love!
catherinethompson PRO+
 
catherinethompson September 02, 2019
Stunning capture. Congratulations.
harflu Platinum
 
harflu December 24, 2019
Absolutely spectacular!
runcietta_marghe_4300
 
runcietta_marghe_4300 December 26, 2019
WOW.. MY GOD YOU ARE A LUKY MAN... I WANTO TO SEE THIS WONDERFUL PLACE LIKE YOU..CONGRATULATIONS
jennstc7 Platinum
 
jennstc7 December 26, 2019
Absolutely brilliant!!! Bravo!!! Congratulations!!! Well deserved!!!🤗🤗💕💕💕💕
marzenego PRO+
 
marzenego December 30, 2019
Wow. Amazing capture. Intelligent choice for its title.
Alinaphotos
 
Alinaphotos February 12, 2020
That picture is amazing! I also went for ice caves in iceland but didnt found one that looked that nice! Can you tell me the name of the cave or where you find yours? :-)
sanjaybhatt
 
sanjaybhatt June 05, 2020
Congratulations
hollywoodleon
 
hollywoodleon July 30, 2020
I’d be afraid to stand in here. Fabulous photo
hollywoodleon
 
hollywoodleon July 30, 2020
I’d be afraid of standing in here! Fabulous photo
hollywoodleon
 
hollywoodleon July 30, 2020
Oops didn’t see it go through
LindaTaylorPhotography
 
LindaTaylorPhotography October 21, 2020
this looks other worldly.... outstanding
tonjamills
 
tonjamills December 18, 2020
Incredible! Somewhere on Earth that Looks like a New Planet! Exploring The Universe on Earth... (((❤)))
tysonator
 
tysonator August 23, 2021
stunning
trofimov-photo
 
trofimov-photo April 23, 2022
Awesome
Johanna.b
 
Johanna.b July 29, 2022
Svakaleg mynd! 😍
amandamccolloughmccollough
 
amandamccolloughmccollough August 16, 2022
Absolutely gorgeous love your perspective
diannechapman_5606 Ultimate
 
diannechapman_5606 November 01, 2022
this is stunning
karinmcfarlane Platinum
 
karinmcfarlane February 03, 2023
What a stunning image!!! If I ever got the chance to photograph one of these ice caves in Iceland I'd be thrilled, another place to add to my bucket list, 😊
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Behind The Lens

Location

This shot was taken in a massive ice cave that was discovered a week earlier in Hofsjokull glacier in Iceland.

Time

I woke up bright and early and met up with friends for this trip from Reykjavik. Guided only by GPS coordinates it took us 17 hours over rough snow covered terrain to get to the ice cave, hitting it around noon for a couple of hours of exploring before heading back.

Lighting

It was a clear sunny day which is perfect for ice caves as the sun lights up the ancient ice with this crazy blue color.

Equipment

This is a selfie shot with a Canon 16-35mm MkII lens at 16mm on a Canon 5D MkIV body. Mounted on a tripod and connected to a remote so I could pose in the shot.

Inspiration

When I first got to the ice cave I was immediately drawn to this chamber. The sheer size of the cave was like nothing I´ve ever seen (and I´ve been to a lot of ice caves). After looking around I decided on the position and then walked into the composition, creating a nice leading line in the process.

Editing

There was not much that needed to be done in terms of post-processing and the little I did I did in Lightroom like pulling out the shadows and fixing the highlights. Along with that I added a vignette in Exposure X.

In my camera bag

My bag today consists of a Sony A7R4 body. 12mm Laowa lens. 24-105mm & 200-600mm Sony lenses. 1.4 Sony Extender. Nisi filters. And then all the small stuff like cloths, shower caps for when shooting in rain, extra batteries, remote, flashlights, gaffers tape.

Feedback

The thing I love about ice caves is that they are a living thing. Constantly melting and ever changing. So whatever shot you take is unique to you as the cave will have changed or may be gone a week or two later. I recommend using a wide angle lens and a tripod as you may have to do a long exposure to get that blue color to seep through. Travel with someone who knows ice caves as they can be unstable and you dont want any accidents (this one for example had a crevice infront of the entrance so we had SAR with us to map it out).

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