Ice Beach Art


No use crying over spilt Orange Squash. An Ice Beach shot from our January workshop. Aiming to enhance the reflected colours in the surf with a long exposure. The delicate interaction of the wave against the pebbles and that lone ice chunk contrasting against the black beach.

Posted by Iceland Aurora Photo Tours on 2015-07-14 11:28:50

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Open Edition.


60cm x 40cm

Signed Open edition $90 USD

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“A portrait is not a likeness. The moment an emotion or fact is transformed into a photograph it is no longer a fact but an opinion. There is no such thing as inaccuracy in a photograph. All photographs are accurate. None of them is the truth. ” ― Richard Avedon

When you want to give more exposure to the shadows like a average aurora display, the Magic Cloth Photography is a good tool for your camera bag.


Dark Filter: (only if you are shooting during the day)

I recommend circular filters for wet weather.

strong Tripod:

A sturdy tripod is great for long exposure work.

Some more Long Exposure tips…

Long Exposure Photography: 15 Stunning Examples

Black cloth:

Pick a big cloth like a large sock, or the same size black card. Should be able to completely cover the whole surface of the lens. Better to be Black. A dark colour is best. Use a straight edge of any shaped cloth.

What you do:


Start with a filter or darkness for a for a slower shutter speed, then over expose the picture by two to three stops.

Shutter speed

There are benefits to using a long Shutter speed. 2-5 seconds requires a fast, but smooth action to burn the sky within a split second. 5-10 seconds allows for a extra exposure of the middle-ground.

Check out some more Ice and Auroras on our Photo Tours.

Thanks for popping by

“Once you learn to care, you can record images with your mind or on film. There is no difference between the two.”
— Anonymous

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