Milky Way - Jökulsárlón, Iceland

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From my September trip to Jökulsárlón. This is a location where you can shoot different shots every time you are there. It changes greatly from season to season, day by day and hour by hour so it always comes up with something new every time I am there.

This time the air was clear and cold with no moon light. The clarity of the air was exceptional and I have never in my life seen so many stars here in Iceland. This is the first time I could see the end of the Milky way here in Iceland as it is not that easily visible at this high latitude (64°N).

Having a 5D MK II also meant I could shoot at really high iso to capture it. At iso 6400 it still produces acceptable image if the are correctly exposed.

We fished a couple of iceberg out of the lagoon and placed them on the beach. I then used a flash light to light it up for part of the exposure.

Shooting Information:
Aperture: f3.5
Shutter: 30 sec
ISO: 6400
Focal len: 16mm

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  1. Mustekala5 39 months ago | reply

    wow! that is awesome......love the ice in the foreground

  2. vytko1.618 [deleted] 38 months ago | reply

    cool!

  3. Caz 71♥ 38 months ago | reply

    Hi, im an Admin for `Howards Gallery` and would be very honoured if you would consider posting your stunning photo into the Gallery.
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  4. karinhardorff 37 months ago | reply


    I saw this beautiful photo in
    Beautiful Earth

  5.  Indigo Skies Photography  35 months ago | reply

    Stunning! I love this part of the Milky Way, which crosses the Scorpio constellation.

  6. joka2000 33 months ago | reply

    So beautiful!

  7. Orsetta Cavallari 32 months ago | reply

    Stunning! You're so lucky to live in such a beautiful place, I'd like to go back to Iceland during autumn/winter!

  8. Ababeo 32 months ago | reply

    excellent and impressive
    thanks a lot for sharing this.

  9. pekka.nikula 31 months ago | reply

    Stunning image!

    I saw this beautiful photo in
    Beautiful Earth

  10. thedaner 31 months ago | reply

    Absolutely incredible!!!

  11. "Gray"scale2016 27 months ago | reply

    This is the best sky I have ever seen.

  12. Dirk Desmet 17 months ago | reply

    stunning shot !

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