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Jökulsarlón, Iceland

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 12 November 2012 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

A glacial lagoon on the coast in south Iceland where ice breaking off the glacier floats out to sea.


Edit - 5th Feb 2013 - I've just heard that this photo was commended in the 2013 Sony World Photography Awards, Open Category:

NIKON D800 1/30 second F/8.0 ISO 160 180 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Andrew Atkinson from Hartlepool, United Kingdom

Great shot Ian, even though its calour it still has a mono tonal feel to it

12 Nov 2012 6:08am

JacklineG from Béarn, France

Cette petite touche bleue au milieu de tout ce gris, c'est absolument fabuleux !

12 Nov 2012 6:08am

VisuElle Photography from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Merveilleux !

12 Nov 2012 6:18am

Soheil from Tehran, Iran

fantastic shot
nice framing

have a nice day

12 Nov 2012 7:06am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

A perfect composition.
Has been your choice of selective desaturation dictated by a range of colour of the picture you didn't feel comfortable with?

12 Nov 2012 7:30am

@Gérard Beullac: Hi Gérard - This is a full colour photo rather than something that I've destaurated. My post processing involved darkening it and adding quite a bit of contrast which had the effect of deepening the blue but essentially it's the colours that were there in the original scene.

Hans ter Horst from Schouweiler, Luxembourg

Love the leading lines in the morene in the background

12 Nov 2012 7:42am

Richard from Ellemford, United Kingdom


12 Nov 2012 7:42am

Babzy from Besançon, France

i loved this place, so peacefull :)

12 Nov 2012 8:20am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

5* !
Have a nice day.

12 Nov 2012 8:42am

Adrian from Wakefield, United Kingdom

this is awesome, love the blue tone that radiates out from the bottom of the frame, beautiful work

12 Nov 2012 9:08am

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

There's something very primeval about this shot Ian. Nicely done!

12 Nov 2012 9:22am

Annierita & Annisabelle from New Delhi & Belle Ile, India

stunning. I always admire your photos even if I don't comment. Annierita

12 Nov 2012 9:24am

KriKridesign from Suisse, Switzerland

just fabulous!

12 Nov 2012 10:18am

Akbar&Armaghan from Gorgan, Iran


12 Nov 2012 10:54am

Veronique from France-and-, Switzerland

The icy blue and the wave underneath the mountain are gorgeous

12 Nov 2012 12:01pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

That blue just makes you sit up and take notice!

12 Nov 2012 12:43pm

Denise from granby, québec, Canada


12 Nov 2012 2:02pm

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

excellent photo Ian, well done!!!

12 Nov 2012 3:56pm

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Great blue Ian & picture !

12 Nov 2012 4:10pm

Albert Manso from barcelona, Spain

Fantastic capture! Great shot.

12 Nov 2012 5:27pm

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Isa from Vaucluse, France

Magnifique, j'adore !

12 Nov 2012 6:36pm

Marc L. from Auvergne, France

Superbe !

12 Nov 2012 7:16pm

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Gallery work, beautiful!

12 Nov 2012 7:56pm

shooter from United Kingdom


12 Nov 2012 8:11pm

Raj from London, United Kingdom

Love the blue accent in a seemingly BW scene.

12 Nov 2012 11:05pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

excellent composition with great positioning of the blue ice against the mountain in the distance!

13 Nov 2012 2:43am

Wolfgang from Germany

Wonderful! I love this blue :)

15 Nov 2012 10:40am

Georges Pignet from Martigues, France

Le format carré se prête admirablement à ta photo

15 Nov 2012 10:40am

tom from Germany

The blue tone in the front is a real eye catcher. Absolutely amazing.

16 Nov 2012 9:05pm

APP from Nevers, France

Excellent ... Beautiful light and colors

19 Nov 2012 8:37pm

k@ from Paris, France

Just love the 2-storeys compo & hues.

20 Nov 2012 9:43am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & wonderful!
so beautiful colors & lights!

20 Nov 2012 12:47pm

Richard Geven from Montferland, Netherlands

The blue of the ice works so strong in this photo!!!
Well seen and captured!

17 Dec 2012 4:52pm

1/30 second
ISO 160
180 mm (35mm equiv.)