Winter in Iceland is a fantastic time to visit. The snow laced mountains throughout the Country are simply stunning to see, and the opportunity to capture the Aurora is a life-long bonus. Getting from point A to point B can be somewhat problematic; icy roads, incredible winds and whiteouts are just a few of the hazards. Forget the high-country unless you have special transportation. We met up with Skarpi Thrainsson a native Icelander and exceptional photographer who knows of unique areas even most locals don’t know. Since camping was out of the question we would stay with locals as we moved around the Island, most spoke English and all were excellent cooks, plus it’s a great opportunity to get to know some of the locals.
I’ve not spent much time on ice especially being from the West Coast so the occasional sound of ice cracking or settling under me feet were my cues to get some quick shots then return to the land. I was fortunate to capture this fantastic scene. This was shot at f2.8, for 25 seconds and 320 iso, focus stacked 3 images.
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