Majestic Iceland

Vik, Iceland

It rained while we were in Iceland the first time – and then it rained some more. It was windy and foggy pretty much all of the seven days we spent there last fall. The top of the Glacier was covered in such a thick fog, that for first 3 or 4 days, we had no idea that there was even a mountain just beyond those clouds.

I  used a circular polarizer filter to help bring out the rich colors in the terrain. It worked particularly well because everything was very wet. The filter also removed the glare from the surface of the water – darkening the river, and making it stand out from the rest of the lush, green background. I bracketed the shot and used our iHDR manual blending workflow to bring out the textures in the clouds on top of the mountains.

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