Iceland is undoubtedly one of those countries that is blessed with gorgeous landscapes. The beautiful mountains, the majestic waterfalls, and the stunning landscapes all come together to make Iceland an exceptionally picturesque place. When photographer Jay took the following image, he did something more. He not only composed with Iceland’s landscapes in the frame, but also included a body that’s common to everyone – the moon, and made it the focal point of this image. The result is outstanding:
Jay took the image with his Nikon D810 and 28-300mm lens at 300mm. And since the image was shot at 300mm, the compression has beautifully pulled the moon closer making it look enormous. Since the moon looks way bigger than it appears to the eye, it leaves the viewers totally awestruck.
The lighting on the glacier is another interesting aspect of this beautiful image. Since it was early morning when Jay took the image, the golden light from the low lying sun has created interesting patterns of light and shadows on the surface of the glacier. This has added beautiful textures on the image and made it more appealing.
If you think that this was a well planned shot, you’d be so wrong. In fact Jay had to run to grab his camera when he witnessed the potential in the scene that was in front of him. Talk about luck in photography.
“When I took this, I had actually stepped out to go for breakfast and was caught being amazed. I then had to go grab the camera.”
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