Making A Splash

Equipment Info
NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D600
State/Province/Region
OT
Country
IS
Nearest Area
Jokulsarlon
Notes

ISO 100, f/13, 1/4 sec @ 28mm

Description

Sterile pre-dawn skies finally produced some drifting clouds, lit aglow with color just as sunrise was imminent on the southern Iceland coastline. I had noticed this beautiful blue iceberg, positioned in the surf where it was occasionally getting crashed hard enough to produce dramatic splashes. I set my shutter speed to hopefully capture an artistic blur, while still maintaining water detail. In order to work my way in and out of the surf (the tripod would have just sank if I left it in the wet sand too long waiting for the next wave opportunity), I kept live view on, with the built-in level activated. This way, I could quickly reposition and recompose when the water retreated, making sure I had a level horizon. My 3-stop reverse grad remained attached via the filter holder throughout, but I had to adjust it after each attempt. Timing was everything, and after several incoming waves, this shot produced exactly the effect I had envisioned.

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Date Added
March 11, 2014
Date Taken
March 11, 2014

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