Time and Ice Abstract II

I have spent 14 days on the black sand beach at the outlet of the Jokalsarlon glacier lagoon in Iceland.  The ice calves from the glaciers and spends up to two years in the lagoon and then drifts out to sea through a narrow channel.  Depending on the weather, time of year, winds, and currents some of it is washed up on the black sand beach.  The results are an infinite variety of shapes and colors.

I have spend much time shooting pieces of ice in the ocean near the shore with 2-6 second time exposures, a series I call Time and Ice.  This is one of my favorites. I shot this at sunset so the light was low, illuminating only one side of the ice. I like the contrast between the hard, glittering ice and the soft, mysterious pebbles under the smoothed flowing water.

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