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!