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Pho­tog­ra­pher Matt Munro on cap­tur­ing Jökul­sár­lón la­goon ‘The day before I took this shot, we’d ar­rived at the la­goon only to find the fog so thick that we could barely see our hands in front of our faces. But the fore­cast promised an im­mi­nent win­dow in the weather, so we got up early the next day and headed to the south­ern side of the la­goon, walked up and along a rise and looked back – to see this beau­ti­ful, wild view. There wasn’t a breath of wind, so the re­flec­tion of the moun­tains and ice­bergs in the la­goons was per­fect and I was struck by the enor­mity of it all. I love the land­scape’s sym­me­try, the tri­an­gles go­ing off at dif­fer­ent an­gles, and the sense of scale pro­vided by the fig­ure by the wa­ter­side.’ Shot on a Canon EOS 5D Mark II // 70–200mm lens // ISO 100 // aper­ture f/8 //shut­ter speed 1/250

Black sands, craggy moun­tain­sides and huge, hulk­ing ice­bergs: Jökul­sár­lón la­goon de­liv­ers an eerie, oth­er­worldly beauty


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