Here, a chunk of ice from an iceberg at the Jökusárlón Glacier Lagoon near Skaftafell National Park in Iceland rests on the beach, washed ashore by the ocean surf. As the sun rises, the fire-like light reflects beautifully through the clear, pure ice.
This photograph was fun to make. After setting my tripod at the lowest setting and realizing that it still wasn’t low enough, I actually dug the tripod legs into the sand a bit to lower it even more. Then, laying on the ground on my stomach, I watched and waited for the sun to rise just enough to shine straight through the tiny hole in the ice. It was still rather dark at this time, so this photograph is a blend of three exposures: one for the foreground, one for the sky, and the other to combine the foreground and the sun in the ice, essentially creating an HDR.
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