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Melancholy at Fjallsárlón, Iceland | by Xindaan
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Melancholy at Fjallsárlón, Iceland

A different composition than the first overview of Fjallsárlón. Instead of a diagonal line, I wanted to have two matching points, the person's silhouette in the lower left and the same-coloured black iceberg in the upper right quarter of the picture as counterpoints. The person by being dwarfed puts the whole lake, as well as the icebergs, into perspective. It's nature, not humankind, what's dominating here. Add to that that above Fjallsárlón is actually the volcano Öræfajökull, the glacier you see coming down its flank, and you get some nice (right now virtual...) contrasts of fire and ice.

 

I took this picture using my Sigma 70-200/2.8 at 98mm focal length.

 

If you are interested, feel free to check out my whole Iceland set at my homepage, or rather the current state it is in. My favorites from there will get here onto flickr. Yes, I take proposals. :)

 

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Taken on June 7, 2009