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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Well, tomorrow is the big day! I’ll be on a plane heading to Iceland with my girlfriend where we’ll be renting a small camper van and driving around the country is a large loop with many many stop along the way. The above screenshot from my computer is a rough map of our route via Google Maps.
Every ounce of camera equipment that I own is coming along on this one, including my GoPro. Believe it or not, research shows that there should be some wifi hotspots along the way– thus, with any wifi that I find a photograph will be posted. It MAY be hard for me to have the time while I’m on the road to post both here and on Facebook. Since Facebook is faster please click-through to my Facebook Page in order to guarantee that you see my photographs posted live if you’re interested in following along for the journey. I will do my best to post in both locations though!
I couldn’t be more excited to hit the road in Iceland! Its going to be a great journey, and I cannot wait to document the entire trip with photographs from the many vastly different landscapes around the country.
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Four Humpback whales form a perfect line and reach the water’s surface simultaneously. What happened next was stunning, as each whale exhaled at the same time, releasing their blow-holes in a mist of water together in perfect unison. It was almost as if it was planned in a form of synchronized swimming.
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The creation of an Iceberg at South Sawyer Glacier, Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska. A sudden crack and what sounds like rolling thunder leads to massive house-sized pieces of ice calving from the front of the glacier, exploding into the water below. The waves created by such an event are large enough that you wouldn’t wan’t to be broad-sided in a small to medium sized boat by them.
I’ve spent time at different glaciers, waiting for a calving event to happen. It’s never a guarantee, and I’ve waited for hours before with no result. This time, I had to wait about 15 minutes for the first event to take place. Then, it happened again within another 20 minutes. Overall, 6 calving events at two different glaciers in about 1.5 hours. There was constant cracking noises the entire time– It was quite the experience.
If you ever make it to South Eastern Alaska, I highly recommend the trip to Tracy Arm Fjord. If you’re lucky enough to witness a calving event, it will be worth the trip for sure.
This black and white photograph was taken at the Nags Head Fishing Pier, Outer Banks, North Carolina. The 5″ exposure captured the motion in the water while bringing out the detail in the sand and the pylons holding up the pier. By making this image black and white, it added greatly to the sense of depth and overall tone of the photograph.
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