This image was shot on the famous black beach near Jökulsarlón. Almost all the images I had seen of this place had no reference for scale, so it was quite a surprise to see the actual size of the ice chunks - some of them were man-sized on one day, and broken into thousands of smaller bits the next.
For this shot I decided to include my wife Daniella (who also shot the amazing video above) in the frame as both an interesting focal point and a scale reference. It was cold and windy that morning, but the soft light and muted colors were wonderful. I chose a relatively slow shutter speed to create the streaky effect of the incoming tide.
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