Shot for the Day (22 September 2016)

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A few years ago, I was out in Iceland just before Christmas, in search of the aurora borealis.  Iceland sits just beneath the Arctic Circle but still enjoys some spectacular natural winter light shows.  However, on this occasion, I was not fortunate enough to see one.

Instead, I journeyed to Vatnajökull, the largest and most voluminous ice cap in Iceland in this pimped out LandRover. We were high on the glacier when I took this shot and in the midst of total whiteout.  Our driver recommended that we did not venture more than 5m from the truck else we might be lost forever in the Icelandic winter wilderness.  It was well below zero and short term exposure would be enough to cause anyone serious issues.

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The following day, I headed to the famous Blue Lagoon.  You can see the sun creeping over the mountain in the background.  It was close to midday when I took this shot to put the daylight hours in perspective.

Shot for the Day (11 September 2016)

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A few years ago, I was in the Canadian Rockies, travelling around Banff and Jasper National Parks.  The shot for today was taken from an observation platform above Peyto Lake. It was not a great time of day to be shooting as it was close to midday but this really made the turquoise colour of the lake stand out all the more against the lush green of the surround forest, greyness of the mountain face and deep blue of the sky.

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This was taken a few miles away, along the river bank above a raging torrent below.  You can make out a young girl relaxing by the river, wearing red, to give you a size perspective of the scene.