Jokulsarlon, Iceland

Jökulsárlón, Iceland

Jökulsárlón, Iceland

Map: Jökulsárlón, Iceland

Jökulsárlón is one of the most well-known and accessible locations in Southern Iceland.  You can drive right up to this beautiful glacial lagoon. Trails along the edge of the lagoon allow you to get away from daytime crowds and shoot in different directions. I took this shot as the sun was rising. The glowing snow on the Vatnajökull glacier was a beautiful counterpoint to the rich blue of the ice.

I used a 2-stop, soft Graduated Neutral Density filter to reduce the brightness of the top half of the shot so I could capture the entire scene with a single shot. The image required minor local contrast highlight adjustments in post processing.

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