Day 2 in Iceland

Day 2 in Iceland

By |2018-07-03T10:47:40+00:00Feb 28th, 2015|

My second day in Iceland was filled with all sorts of new experiences even beyond those that I had on my first day. I got to experience a beautiful sunrise from within a beautiful ice cave and shoot sunset on a black sand beach riddled with giant icebergs.

In between both of these experiences, we were lucky to catch Jökulsárlón when there was minimal wind blowing. Despite the little wind, it was a bit of a challenge to get 2″ exposure when the bergs themselves weren’t moving. It is pretty trippy to see these gigantic pieces of ice float right on by you. Fortunately, I was able to get one sharp photo that I really like.

Fingers crossed for this evening. Forecasts are reporting crazy Level 5 Auroras for tonight. Being able to see that for the first time would really round out my stay in Iceland so far!

Camera: Sony​ a7R with the Sony FE 16-35mm f/4
Filter: Formatt Hitech Filters​ ProIRND 6-Stop ND Filter + 3-Stop Soft Grad ND + 105mm Firecrest CPL
Tripod: Really Right Stuff​ TVC-34L/BH-55
Stylization: Adobe Lightroom 5.7

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  1. GeoKs February 28, 2015 at 8:10 am - Reply

    Brian, we’re headed to iceland for a couple of weeks this summer and I’m really enjoying your daily snapshots describing your experiences photographing iceland for the first time. Based on what you’ve posted so far, I’m definitely packing my wodest lens!

    Hope the skies are clear for you tonight.

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