The highlight of our 12 day tour around Iceland was definitely the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon area. The weather was cold, crisp and windy with beautiful light the whole time. The lagoon was frozen solid so we could walk onto the ice and wonder around in a maze of ice structures of every imaginable and unimaginable shapes, forms and colors. We spend hours each day just wondering around finding new structures and angles.
And the colors of the ice where just unbelievable, specially during blue hour. I did fiddle with the saturation on this one but I did not increase it. I decreased it.
The centuries old ice has almost all of its air pressed out of it. And during mid winter the surface of the ice does not get destroyed by the ultra violet rays of the sun. These colors and structures can only been seen in summer when an iceberg reveals it bottom side when it has recently rolled over. In summer the sun destroys it in a day, in mid winter this takes weeks. Here some sand blown by the strong northern wind has enhanced the shape of the ice.
I have said it before and I say it again, mid winter is the time of year to photograph near the arctic circle. It is not the most comfortable time of year to photograph but it will give the best results.