Dramatic Landscapes from Iceland

Icy Blue Flats

An icy blue foreground greeted us before we reached the canyon, beyond that a fast river and a 20 ft drop.

Conjured onto my sensor with magic cloth long exposure… the Magic Cloth on an Iceland Winter Workshop.

Posted by Iceland Aurora Photo Tours on 2015-05-21 11:55:48

Tagged: , Iceland , ice , blue , Magic cloth

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Maybe you want to avoid burning the highlights in the sky like a average sunset scene, the The Magic Cloth Photography Technique is a good gadget to carry.

Long Exposure hints…


What to do:


Start with a filter or low light for a to acheive a long exposure, then over expose the photo by 2 – 3 stops.

Exposure time

It is easier to set a long Exposure time. 2-5 sec requires a fast, but smooth action to cover the sky within a split second. 5-10 sec allows for a controlled exposure of the foreground.

Magic Cloth Action

In most cases I bring the cloth down with a fast movement and up slowly.


Change the Action to capture several short exposures of the sky, instead of a single medium exposure (30 seconds & over exposures only).

Use your spot meter for the sky and

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