Our photo pick of the week nº2

Written by David/Photos by Michelle & David

Driving along the Ring Road in Iceland is one of the most fulfilling and at the same time demanding adventures we have ever had. The south of Road 1 is especially full of jewels like this week’s “pick of the week”.

The featured photo this week is an example of minimalist photography (also known as less is more) amongst the thousands of pictures we took in October 2014 in Iceland.

Stranded ice in the glacier lake of Jökulsárlón

Stranded ice in the glacier lake of Jökulsárlón

Nikon D7100 | AF-S NIKKOR 18-105mm 1:3.5-5.6G ED | ISO4000 | 18mm | ƒ/20 | 1/250s

For those of us not used to the beauty of colder lands, the contrast between blue and transparent ice blocks can be striking to say the least. In Jökulsárlón the capricious shape of this ice chunk and the contrast with the dark lake shore accentuates this fact.

In order to capture both foreground and background in focus, 20 ƒ-stops and a shutter speed of 1/250 seemed appropriate. Also, as it was a dark day, an ISO of 4000 was necessary for good exposure in such a high aperture. Of course, Adobe Lightroom did a good job reducing the noise at this high ISO.

Enjoy! And don’t forget to comment if you like it!

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