Dramatic Sea-scapes from the land of ice and fire
This was incredibly difficult conditions. We stopped on the ice beach in storm conditions with sand blasting our backs. I was determined that our customer got at least one shot. I set up for this shot with a 10 sec exposure, but a huge wave came crashing into the shore. I covered up the lens and retreated. I though I messed up the shot, but was pleasantly surprised.
Taken on Valentine’s day and deidicated to anyone who has been in love.
Magic Cloth on an 3 day tour to Jökulsarlon.
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The Magic Cloth Photography Trick is a an exciting way to record a high dynamic range scene.
What to do:
Start with a filter or low light for a for a slower shutter speed, then over expose the scene by 2 – 3 stops.
It is easier to set a long Shutter speed. 2-5 seconds requires a quick, but controlled movement to burn the sky within a reflex time. 5-10 seconds allows for a controlled exposure of the middleground.
Magic Cloth Movement
Normally, I use very fast downward motion and slow, careful upward motions.
Change the Movement to capture several short exposures of the clouds, rather than one initial exposure (30 sec or more exposures only).
Meter for the highlights and multiply that shutter speed by 3 or 4
Check out some Auroras on our Photo Tours.
Many thanks for visiting!
Check out more photography Pages:
Photographing Northern Lights
Check out some other articles – on my photo tutorial blog
Photo Blog – People at Goðafoss
The “Althingi”, the Icelandic parliament, dates back to the early tenth century.
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