Mirror at Jokulsarlon (II)

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Jokulsarlon is the best known and the largest of a number of glacial lakes in Iceland. Appearing first only in 1934-1935, the lake grew from 7.9 km² in 1975 to at least 18 km² today because of heavy melting of the Icelandic glaciers.

When it is cloudy and the water is calmed, the image of the icebergs are mirrored on the lake's surface. The possibilities for photography thanks to symmetries are infinite with this conditions. There are small different water currents, which draw lines on that surface, visible like scratches on the mirror. 15 seconds of exposition did the rest.

Jokulsarlon, Iceland, 2010.
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El lago Jokulsarlon es, probablemente, el más famoso y grande de todos los lagos glaciares
de Islandia. Creado artificialmente en 1934-1935, el lago ha aumentado en un área de 7,9 km ² en 1975 a 18 km ² hoy día, debido al deshielo producido por el calentamiento global.

Cuando está nublado y las aguas tranquilas, la imagen de los icebergs se refleja en la superficie del lago. Es entonces cuando las posibilidades para hacer buenas fotografías se disparan gracias a las simetrías.
Además, hay pequeñas corrientes de agua a distintas velocidades, que dibujan líneas en la superficie, visibles como arañazos en "el espejo". 15 segundos de exposicion hicieron el resto.

Jokulsarlon, Islandia, 2010.

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  1. dame ags 54 months ago | reply

    So very beautiful.......love this!

  2. Cecilia Gilabert 54 months ago | reply

    Incredible... an incredible place

  3. ACNegri 54 months ago | reply


  4. Sarah C* 53 months ago | reply

    Fantastic shot!!!
    I love the mood and composition in here.

  5. Fiona * lunasdal 53 months ago | reply

    Beautiful landscape.

  6. ccalvare 51 months ago | reply

    Excelente foto.

  7. ^^AodhagáinArt ^^ 47 months ago | reply

    I love this photo, you have more absolutely stunning shots, but I love this one!

  8. mjagannatha 45 months ago | reply

    Thanks for posting this on Flickr. Awesome!

  9. Dawnrstevens1983 45 months ago | reply

    wow this is amazing

  10. valentino * 45 months ago | reply

    bella fotografia

  11. austeller 45 months ago | reply

    The reflection looks like some animal. This is awesome!

  12. TWINZZo_O 45 months ago | reply

    amzing shot!! :D

  13. bysleightofhand1 45 months ago | reply

    This is absolutely gorgeous. What clear water.

  14. R&D Photos NYC 36 months ago | reply

    This is awesome!

  15. HariRaj Ji 1 week ago | reply

    and simply wow

  16. Lucie Maru 2 hours ago | reply

    beautiful pic

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