Blue Lava Lakes
Blue Lagoon Bridge

Blue Lava Lakes

Blue Lagoon Bridge

For those who visited Iceland it’s obvious: The location of this image is the Blue Lagoon / Bláa Lónið. While most tourists head for the Lagoon for a swim, preferably on rainy days, I visited this spot for long exposure photography.

The light blue color of the water is a product of the high concentration of silicic acid. The fact that the bottom of the lake is white colored by the natural chemical debris adds an even lighter appearance.

Of course it was rainy that day, and of course the wind was more than light. These conditions limited creativity a bit. I decided to shoot low angles in order to rise the tripod not too much. As the windy rain went reliably into one direction with only little variation, I was stuck to shoot this single direction to avoid rain drops on my filters. However, I was surprised of the still resulting overall sharpness of the images. Additionally, I made a little experiment: I left VR switched on for one image and turned it off for the next. The VR worked surprisingly well as it compensated the micro movement of the set up caused by the wind.

How was your experience, did you try to shoot a LE with VR turned on (on purpose ;-))?

Hope you like my image!


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  1. Beautifully done! Thanks for explaining how you got the shot!

  2. Wonderful image Wilfried! But please, dare to tell us that you don't know how to swim hahaha 😉

  3. What a wonderful photo and those blues are quite unique and very appealing to the eyes my friend!! Thanks for sharing this beauty!!

  4. I love this long exposure photo. I like this wonderful result about the colours, the beautiful contrast between the light blue colour of the water (acid), the metallic grey of the sky and the tonic green of the grass. Great photo and work my friend !  🙂

  5. fantastic photo of beautiful Iceland! Thank you very much for sharing this photo with Turquoise Thursday!!!

  6. +jany viala – Hi Jany, I hope in April I will be able to catch up posting. Lots of work in the past months, but images are waiting :-)! Thanks a lot dear Jany, hope you're well!

  7. +Wilfried Haferland Yes, I'm fine! thank you Wilfried!
    The sun is back walks a will accumulate rust is its going to go 
    strongly in April that we can see your work wonders 
    Take care of you!

  8. Sehr schöne Aufnahme, lieber +Wilfried Haferland!
    Dein Foto wurde auf der +Photo Mania Schweiz Seite geteilt!
    Dort findest du eine Auswahl der schönsten Fotos Schweizer Fotografen. Schau doch mal vorbei – wir freuen uns auf Deinen Besuch!
    Herzlichen Glückwunsch und einen schönen vierten Advent! :-)))

    +Jakob S. 

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