Landscapes in Iceland


On the edge. An evening sky over the lagoon at Fjallsarlon.

Conjured onto my sensor with the Magic Cloth Technique.

Posted by Iceland Aurora Photo Tours on 2015-08-22 11:41:34

Tagged: , Iceland , ice , ice lagoon , Fjallsárlón , Magic cloth

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The Magic Cloth Photography Trick


What you do:


Begin with a filter or low light for a to acheive a long exposure, then over expose the photograph by two to three stops.

Shutter speed

It is preferable to work with a long Shutter speed. 2-5 sec requires a quick, but controlled action to cover the sky within a reflex time. 5-10 sec allows for a extra exposure of the middleground.

Magic Cloth Movement

Normally, I use very fast downward motion and slow, controlled upward actions.

Alternative ways

Vary the Movement to allow a dozen short exposures of the clouds, instead of a single medium exposure (30 sec + exposures only).

Spot meter for the highlights and then x 4 to get the total exposure time.

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