Another day with low clouds over Iceland, this time at Jökulsarlon, which is the place where the glacier Vatnajökull reaches the sea. The glacier issues big chunks of ice which then melt in the warmer (that's relative) sea. The blackness that can be spotted in some ice floes consists of lava sand from the vulcano that sits underneath Vatnajökul. Actually, it erupted some 10 years ago and the enourmous heat caused a part of the glacier to melt resulting in a deluge of water and ice floes large as houses, that wreaked havoc on the southern coast.
When I shot this picture a saw this small ice floe that was almost all black and shaped like the dorsal fin of a shark. It was kind of funny to imagine a shark swimming around in these areas.
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Mireille (2604) 2004-08-24 14:22
This is a good shot with wonderful colors. I really like the blue of the ice and the contrast with the clouds. Well done !
Hanssie (10429) 2004-08-24 14:31
Fantastic landscape of Iceland and a beautiful bright light. The low clouds are a very good combination with the land and ice.
Nice shot, Joakim !
Bos (626) 2004-08-24 14:35
Nice compo, and nicely framed by the clouds and their reflection.
If you would upload it in a better quality, you only used 85k of 200k, it would have even looked better.
CDez (1415) 2004-08-24 14:37
Le ciel bas renforce l'effet panorama et concentre le regard sur la glace qui possède de suberbe contraste.
alainh (35583) 2004-08-24 14:53
superbe accumulations de plans horizontaux.
nous sommes ecrases par ces nuages.
belle ambiance, bien vu Joakim
Djib (426) 2004-08-24 14:54
I like the different planes in the shot: the dark water in the foreground, the bluish ice that seems to resist melting, the flat ground covered with shiny ice, the rocky mountains partly covered with snow, the light sky over the peaks, and the dark brooding sky. All of these planes evoke coldness.
djenno (0) 2004-08-24 15:06
This is such a beatiful photo...
The colors are perfect, and that stormy looking sky...bravo!
centurion (0) 2004-08-24 16:26
Wonderful arctic landscape.
pridel (233) 2004-08-24 17:08
It is a superb landscape which you show us.
I like much this various shades of grey.
Good compo and DOF.
Perhaps that I would have to shift the centered gray triangle.
hdl (6995) 2004-08-24 17:14
waaw, this is really something special. Impressive sky and landscape. It's one of those rare pictures you would just like to look at in silence for a long time. Nice work!
deud (1920) 2004-08-25 1:36
A beautiful photo of severe land.
MyriamVillert (3223) 2004-08-25 3:54
On dirait un panorama pris entre deux ciels :o) Magnifique luminosité à la fois douce et dure. Il se dégage beaucoup de sérénité de cette image.
Félicitations Joakim !
jemaflor (87415) 2004-08-26 5:14
Grandiose ! L'arrière plan très lumineux éclaire cette photo parfaitement équilibrée. Les reflets sont magnifiques et le bleu des icebergs bien présent malgré l'absence de soleil. Et puis la note est amusante avec l'évocation de la ressemblance avec l'aileron de requin. Bravo !
cmartos (242) 2004-08-31 18:22
Th same mystery as in your other shot, with the same wonderful low angle. Very well composed, this blue/purple combination is splendid and rare. Very well cought and rendered Joakim, and thanks for sharing!
danbachmann (1746) 2004-09-07 16:30
I've been looking at your pictures and you've got some great ones. This is one of the ones that really takes me away though! The vastness, the glacier ice, the melting - photographically there are the subtle hues of purple with the gray, black and white. It is another world.
kaychambers (1198) 2004-09-14 19:57
Outstanding imagery here Joakim. The dark cloud and its reflection in the water direct the viewers eye beautifully towards the middle of the photograph where we see the irregular shapes of melting ice beyond which one sees the rolling glacier moving seaward.
Very well done.
desman (2220) 2004-09-16 9:43
jolies bandes !
yesterday (9833) 2004-09-17 9:14
You may say another great day:-) Another great picture, beautiful landscape, splendid light, good colour and contrast in photo.
regards Kaj Nielsen
danielswalsh (13599) 2004-09-19 5:21
Beautiful shot Joakim;
I like the composition of the low clouds reflecting off the water. It works to almost crop the image into panoramic- cool.
vapours (8264) 2004-09-22 15:26
Such a good crisp shot. I can feel the chill in the air.
France (125) 2004-10-10 7:26
I like this peaceful picture. The violet color gives an unreal atmosphere and a natural framework to your shot. Nice reflection.
quino (693) 2005-02-08 13:12
Imprerssive. Peaceful view... Well done...
nickthegreek82 (1708) 2007-10-09 0:38
Very nice landscape shot. I love the different colors and tones of grey in this shot!Thanks for sharing!
- Copyright: Joakim Walldius (jocke71) (566)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2001-08-00
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Minolta Maxxum 7000
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Sky and Clouds I, Icebergs [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-08-24 14:18
- Favorites: 1 [view]