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It was overcast and steadily raining when we first arrived at Jökulsárlón. From memory, this image was taken while it was overcast and raining. However, when I was uploading this image I was surprised to see the shutter speed was 1/1000 sec at ISO 200, f6.3.
We took a trip across the lake to the glacier while it was still raining. I didn't take my camera on the boat. That was a mistake. In Iceland the weather can change in 5 to 10 minutes. The sun came out when we arrived at the face of the glacier.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J%C3%B6kuls%C3%A1rl%C3%B3n
"Jökulsárlón (literally "glacial river lagoon") is a large glacial lake in southeast Iceland, on the edge of Vatnajökull National Park. Situated at the head of the Breiđamerkurjökull glacier, it developed into a lake 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 glaciers. It is now 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), as glacial retreat extended its boundaries. The size of the lake has increased fourfold since the 1970s. It is considered as one of the natural wonders of Iceland."
"The lake can be seen from Highway 1 between Höfn and Skaftafell. It appears as "a ghostly procession of luminous blue icebergs".
Jökulsárlón has been a setting for four Hollywood movies: A View to a Kill, Die Another Day, Tomb Raider and Batman Begins, as well as the "reality TV" series Amazing Race."

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