Jokusarlon, Iceland

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Jökulsárlón in Iceland is a breathtaking place. On one side of the road is a beautiful blue, glacial lagoon. On the other side is a black sand beach where giant icebergs lie scattered along the shore. This beauty come with its own peril – I found out the hard way. Right after I took this shot, a rogue wave knocked my off my feet and pushed me underwater. I managed to hold on to my Canon 5D MKII and tripod, but both the camera and lens were destroyed. Thank goodness for my backup camera! And the memory card was not damaged… so I didn’t lose any photographs. Thank goodness! (For more about that singularly disastrous day in Iceland, see Iceland: Day 5.)

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  1. Victoria
    Victoria says:

    So sorry to hear about you losing your camera in an effort to create this wonderful image. However, as painful as it must have been to you…I must admit it has helped me,(an amatuer)to know that even the professionals have problem such as this because I had a similar incident I’m still not quite over. Thank you for sharing.

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    • Varina Patel
      Varina Patel says:

      I’m glad that reading about our experiences was helpful to you, Victoria. I hope that your own experience won’t keep you from appreciating the beauty and power of nature. :) I wish you the best of luck with your photography!

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