Breiðamerkursandur. That’s what they call it. But since I can’t say that, I think of it as the Black Sand Beach which is just across from the famous Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon in Iceland.
On my first visit there, I got one of my favourite shots from my whole trip. But it was the only one for that visit because of the sideways rain and gusting wind!
On the second visit, I had more opportunities to play with the natural ice sculptures that are scattered on the black sand beach.
But photographing the ice turned out to be much more challenging than I anticipated!
I thought I was well prepared having photographed my share of coastlines, rocks on beaches, and the motion of waves. I knew how to get the blurred water rushing away as the ocean pulls each wave back into its fold.
But what I wasn’t prepared for was the fact that the ice moves with each incoming and outgoing wave. And they move a lot!! They go tumbling by! So getting the stationary ice and the motion in the sea at the same time was indeed challenging.
I only ended up with a few photos that I’m happy with.
I often have expectations that everything I do will be better than what I’ve done before. But it doesn’t work that way.
The important thing is that I continue to create, discover and live passionately – and if I do that, hopefully I’ll create masterpieces along the way.