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Black and White Beach

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 17 December 2012 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

This is another photo from Jökulsarlón in the south of Iceland where lumps of ice breaking off the nearby glacier are washed up on the beach with it's black volcanic sand and white Atlantic surf.

NIKON D800 1/50 second F/8.0 ISO 2000 26 mm (35mm equiv.)

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JacklineG from Béarn, France

Magnifique ! comme des pierres précieuses dans un bel écrin ! Bonne journée Ian

17 Dec 2012 5:51am

@JacklineG: Thanks Jackline!

Hans ter Horst from Dippach, Luxembourg

Great composition, lots of greytones while that beach is so incredibly black!

17 Dec 2012 6:15am

@Hans ter Horst: Thanks Hans!

k@ from Paris, France

Like 2 oysters of monochrome in motion, real nice.

17 Dec 2012 8:10am

Veronique from France-and-, Switzerland

Very abstract for me.

17 Dec 2012 11:08am

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Washed up jewels of the arctic. Good shot!

17 Dec 2012 11:25am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

You found the biggest diamonds ever discovered !
Impressive image !

17 Dec 2012 12:00pm

Mariana Maoduš from Waterloo, Canada

Excellent !

17 Dec 2012 12:03pm

Denise from granby, québec, Canada

Great composition! It's true: the ice blocks look like giant diamonds!

17 Dec 2012 2:34pm

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Super framing Ian !

17 Dec 2012 5:31pm

Daryl Johnson from Worcester Park, United Kingdom

Beautiful forms, as if they are hanging in space...

17 Dec 2012 6:44pm

tom from Germany

The contrast is awesome.

17 Dec 2012 7:08pm

Jeff from Honolulu, United States

I love the composition and the translucense of the ice. I also appreciate the explanation because I was a bit disoriented when first looking at the image (not expecting a black sandy beach, even though we have them where I live).

17 Dec 2012 10:44pm

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

great image Ian, i like it!

17 Dec 2012 11:52pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

great find and superb contrast that gives the icy shapes almost a 3d feel! wonderful photo!

18 Dec 2012 1:40am

Jerry York from Aberdeen, United States

very artistic this high contrast photograph

18 Dec 2012 7:39am

Wolfgang from Germany

Wonderful composition and contrast!

19 Dec 2012 9:02am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

excellent composition, angle of view and great mono well contrasted !

19 Dec 2012 9:27am

Ryan Hammond from Tucson, United States

Love your film-like detail and contrast!

19 Dec 2012 7:02pm

1/50 second
ISO 2000
26 mm (35mm equiv.)