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Moonlight Serenade - Iceland

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Technical: Nikon D3x, CPL, 0.45x GND, 20s at f16, 31mm

 

So I spent most of my second trip to Iceland in the West Fjords, a place of many promises and many a challenge, be it the light, the weather, the road or simply scouting a good location (for the right time).

 

My feeling is that I have witnessed scenes I am not ready to forget, whether I have always done justice to the spectacle at hand is another question. Suffice to say I have come back with images I am happy with and have left some behind.

 

On the penultimate night of my adventure, thick sea mist started penetrating this fjord, dark and gloomy, in shades of gray, blue and green. I noticed a small sand beach. The entire beach was nesting ground to very noisy and inquisitive arctic sterns. Sorry for the annoyance.

 

The sinuous mist was rapidly moving as I spoted this black lava rock. Good fortune and a full moon did the rest of this shot.

 

I guess one could argue this is a color minimal, but really this is also a cocktail of what makes Iceland / the West Fjords a special place. Certainly a place for the Sirens.

 

I have had my dose of arctic mist, but that is another story.

 

Please take the time to leave a comment, an impression, a thought, always appreciated.

 

Check out the set as it grows:

 

- Iceland Set

 

- The Edge of the World

 

What do you think?

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Taken on July 31, 2010