Andy Phillips Photography: Blog http://andyphillipsphotography.co.uk/blog en-us (C) Andy Phillips Photography (Andy Phillips Photography) Mon, 13 Mar 2017 12:26:00 GMT Mon, 13 Mar 2017 12:26:00 GMT http://andyphillipsphotography.co.uk/img/s/v-5/u270332644-o88016451-50.jpg Andy Phillips Photography: Blog http://andyphillipsphotography.co.uk/blog 120 120 JOKULSARLON GLACIER LAGOON http://andyphillipsphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/3/jokulsarlon-glacier-lagoon This area is part of the tributary to the Glacier beach. Care must be taken as all the Icebergs are moving. These massive ice sculptures are still there in the summer!

 

 

 

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(Andy Phillips Photography) Jokulsaron andy phillips photography aspect2i ethereal glacial icebergs iceland lagoon light photography water movement workshop http://andyphillipsphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/3/jokulsarlon-glacier-lagoon Mon, 13 Mar 2017 12:24:01 GMT
FENCE STUDY http://andyphillipsphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/3/fence-study This image may seem cold to you but not as cold as I was! It was shot shortly after a small drama! Walking across pure white snow en route to this fence I found a large chasm with a running brook at its base. I had fallen in about 7 feet. I was unhurt but soaked in snow. To get out I had to cut steps in the snow with my tripod. I got the shot though! Hope you like it! 

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(Andy Phillips Photography) andy phillips photography aspect2i ethereal fence iceland light mono photography snow wire workshop http://andyphillipsphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/3/fence-study Mon, 13 Mar 2017 08:57:30 GMT
SUNSET ON ICEBERGS http://andyphillipsphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/3/sunset-on-icebergs  

Here's an interesting juxtaposition between the setting sun lighting the clouds up in a warm haze and reflected in the black volcanic sand. The image is held tight by the cool block of Ice in the opposite corner.

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(Andy Phillips Photography) Jokulsaron andy phillips photography aspect2i black sands ethereal iceland light photography stormy volcanic water movement workshop http://andyphillipsphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/3/sunset-on-icebergs Sat, 11 Mar 2017 07:20:52 GMT
BLACK VOLCANIC BEACH PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS http://andyphillipsphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/3/black-volcanic-beach-photography  

Here's how I went about getting the image of the 3 Icebergs:

 

A stormy layered sky and black volcanic sand give you so many options. If you combine that with a nearby Glacier calving mini-Icebergs down to the beach then photography heaven is yours!! You often find "tourist overload" at Iconic locations but not to worry there is always a workaround. Tip: Be prepared to walk along the location as the tourists won't stray far from the coaches.

Landscape photographers are often tempted to shoot the "Big Vista" but as you grow more discerning you learn to observe and pick the parts of the scene you find most interesting. This video shows a black Icelandic beach that is typical of the South Coast. To achieve the photograph of the Icebergs I walked 500 meters along the Jokulsarlon Beach until I was able to shoot "People free." I had already observed a couple of backdrops that were suitable, a dark sky and also a brighter sky rapidly moving in.

 

Running out of time I scanned the beach for an appropriate foreground. I chose the trio of bergs shown because they were relatively heavy and wouldn't move too much. I waited for a wave to recede so the bubbles of white froth were shot over several seconds to create long lead-in lines that pull you into the image.

 

This image works because of how the bergs link with each other. Firstly they are an odd number, this always sits well. Secondly, the bergs are connected by white lines and I have allowed one berg to break the wave line to connect with the sea. Last of all, a nice diagonal has been created by the bergs to the approaching different sky.

The finished edit

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(Andy Phillips Photography) Jokulsaron andy phillips photography aspect2i black sands ethereal iceland light photography stormy volcanic water movement workshop http://andyphillipsphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/3/black-volcanic-beach-photography Sun, 05 Mar 2017 11:08:44 GMT
THE LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHER http://andyphillipsphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/3/the-landscape-photographer  

 A minimalist panorama. It's first light and the night skies are gradually giving way to the creeping dawn revealing a lone figure eagerly anticipating the light! Location: Skeioararsandur flatlands near the Skeidioararjokull Glacier South Iceland with Michael Pilkington of  aspect2i 

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(Andy Phillips Photography) andy phillips photography aspect2i ethereal iceland light photography workshop http://andyphillipsphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/3/the-landscape-photographer Sat, 04 Mar 2017 09:37:55 GMT
ICELANDIC VOLCANIC BEACH STUDY http://andyphillipsphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/3/icelandic-volcanic-beach-study  

A lightning slash of Jet black volcanic sands twinned with a threatening sky helped me to produce this powerful image. This was shot on the south coast of Iceland just prior to one of their worst storms in years...more to come about that!

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(Andy Phillips Photography) andy phillips photography aspect2i black sands ethereal iceland light photography stormy volcanic workshop http://andyphillipsphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/3/icelandic-volcanic-beach-study Fri, 03 Mar 2017 10:01:37 GMT
ANDY'S GONE TO ICELAND http://andyphillipsphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/2/andys-gone-to-iceland

 

This will be the quickest blog in the history of quick blogs. I'm in Iceland at the moment on a business/pleasure trip. Here is a rather short video of some beautiful light as we were driving. Fabulous place, stunning scenery, and photographic heaven!

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(Andy Phillips Photography) andy phillips photography aspect2i ethereal iceland light photography workshop http://andyphillipsphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/2/andys-gone-to-iceland Wed, 22 Feb 2017 23:08:31 GMT