Viewing of icebergs is a very special experience. But once again, the sky was dull and gray, but I photographed anyway.
“Jökulsárlón is a large glacial lagoon in southeast Iceland, on the borders of Vatnajökull National Park. Situated at the head of Breiðamerkurjökull, it evolved into a lagoon after the glacier started receding from the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. The lake has grown since then at varying rates because of melting of the Icelandic glaciers. The lagoon now stands 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi) away from the ocean's edge and covers an area of about 18 km2 (6.9 sq mi). It recently became the deepest lake in Iceland at over 248 metres (814 ft) depth as glacial retreat extended its boundaries. The size of the lagoon has increased fourfold since the 1970s. It is considered as one of the natural wonders of Iceland.
The lagoon can be seen along Route 1 between Höfn and Skaftafell. It presents a picturesque parade termed as “A ghostly procession of luminous blue ice-bergs through the 17 km2 (6.6 sq mi) (18 km2 (6.9 sq mi) as reported in other sources) Jokulsarlon Lagoon”
Jökulsárlón has been a setting for four Hollywood movies -- A View to a Kill, Die Another Day, Tomb Raider and Batman Begins -- in addition to the reality-TV series Amazing Race. A postage stamp depicting Jökulsárlón was issued in 1991 with a face value of 26 krónur.
The tongue of the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier is a major attraction for tourists. Tour operators conduct snowmobiles and jeep tours to visit the glacier along the winding iceberg studded Jökulsárlón Lagoon. The base station for visits to the area is at Joklasel, which is approached from Hofn. It is termed as Tourist Conveyor belt….” (Wikipedia)
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Zolive (5935) 2013-08-14 1:55
wonderful picture of the ice lagoon. Great depth of field and colors. GoOd frame. Congratulations.
daddo (26788) 2013-08-14 1:59
Hi Wolfgang. This is a top quality presentation- the photo, frame, lettering. Professional result. The photo is exceptional in its clarity, the exposure perfect, colours as natural as it is possible and the POV and composition perfect. I must add that you have become one of the most accomplished photographers on TE. Regards. Klaudio.
SnapRJW (31629) 2013-08-14 2:25
Hello Wolfgang - A beautiful shot where, to my mind, the sky adds to the mood and works very harmoniously with the colour palette. The cool tones and clarity of the image have tremendous appeal. Warm regards Rosemary
dkmurphys (58687) 2013-08-14 3:14
Very attractive detail of the icy world. Hope it will last for more years, despite the global warming.
Have a fine day.
Sergiom (79633) 2013-08-14 5:11
Une photo qui ferait un superbe agrandissement, premièrement à cause de la beauté intemporelle du paysage et pour la qualité technique de la composition.Bravo.
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2013-08-14 5:56
Namaste, a beautiful place. You got a nice image from it... Those iceberges are worth seeing against the darker water. Great depth and sharpness. Love the glow out from the ice. Excellent one. Tfs.
holmertz (52722) 2013-08-14 10:45
No unexpected encounters in this photo but a magnificent array of pieces of ice. In spite of the dull weather they have a fascinating colour, especially one piece at the back, in the middle, shining like a turquoise gem.
For someone who has never been here it's a little hard to estimate the dimensions but I guess these pieces are quite small.
cornejo (42307) 2013-08-14 12:25
Hello Wolfgang, excellent photography of this beautiful and refreshing image (especially for me that I'm looking at 30 degrees to 21.20 hours), very well captured in this beautiful image with good sharpness, lovely light and quality. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and happy rest of week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
rbassin (22811) 2013-08-14 12:37
une très belle prise de vue, d'une nature très particulière.
J'aime beaucoup la lumière et les teintes dans le bleu -vert -blanc- gris, absolument magnifique.
carlo62 (48265) 2013-08-14 14:59
una distesa di ghiaccio splendida, di eccellente qualità fotografica.
Vedere un pò di ghiaccio mi porta un minimo di refrigerio, qui fa molto caldo.
bukitgolfb301 (41840) 2013-08-14 18:51
Hi dear Wolfgang
Wow so impressive image at all! I am surpriosed taht this was taken in May. Great icy and cool image, just fit with this hottest season (36℃ in tyokyo now). Wide and low angle mekes so wonderful perspective.
Thanks a lot and have a good day! Takero
adidas5nb (5743) 2013-08-14 19:19
what an amazing pov.great great shot.love the color tone..with the blueish ice and grey overall feel.thanks for sharing.
macjake (67760) 2013-08-14 19:26
love seeing your photos from Iceland, brings back alot of fun memories for me :)
in your shot, I can feel the coldness because of all the blue tones and hues.
excellent depth and clarity of the photo, well done
kabel (1926) 2013-08-14 22:53
Hello, nice image of a blue and white world. Good composition,
siudzi (34141) 2013-08-14 23:10
Really outstanding shot executed with a perfect technique and beautiful composition. The cold tonality of the scene makes it so unique and beautiful! Like it a lot! TFS.
yquem46 (38752) 2013-08-15 2:14
Back from vacation
I like this one among all those that I missed meanwhile. Beautiful !
Another TEian to go to Iceland. One of these days I'll have to add myself to the list
Have a nice day
jhm (152902) 2013-08-16 3:05
Iceland a wonderful country, maybe a little bit cold but a wonderful panoramic view about these ice sheet.
You chose a nice moment very close, with all details.
But your picture is wonderful and very pleasant to look at.
Colours and sharpness are attractive.
Excellent composition, nice presentation too.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
cjmm (4479) 2013-08-16 13:23
I like very much the sense of depth, with that blue iceberg in the upper part of the image. I think the overcast sky did not play against the quality of the image, since it gave the ice a different character.
Kind regards and have a nice weekend!
saxo042 (37880) 2013-08-17 7:15
This is indeed a picture with very ice-cold colours. The ice provide a fine pattern, a quite pleasant view, however cold...
Angshu (56758) 2013-08-27 2:10
Would look fwd to see more of your pics from Iceland...a place which offers fine photo opportunities. This is a technically fine shot with the details on the ice crips & clear and with good depth!
adores (45337) 2013-09-02 15:35
Never mind about the gray sky - it's a good quality shot and the landscape is fabulous. Just hope the climate changes don't destroy it. Colours, light and sharpness are great!
COSTANTINO (65236) 2013-09-03 8:53
I agree that this spectacular view to
the icebergs is unique,no comments
worthseeing view indeed,top quality
presentation,great work with excellent
have a nice evening
InasiaJones (31566) 2013-12-20 11:49
Stunning icescape, amazing colours and great framing.
I really like the fine details in the block of ice, the monochromatic tones and the moody light. Remarkable photo.