Elia Locardi's picture

Winter's Grasp

We live in a beautiful world that’s just waiting to be explored, and for me, Iceland most definitely tops the charts with some of the most extraordinary landscapes on the planet. I know its been a long while since I’ve shared a new image from Iceland but believe me, I’ve been shooting and processing many since my last visit with Fstoppers in December.

Out of 10 days of icy winter exploration, this was one of my favorite locations we filmed while I taught a lesson on manual exposure blending and how to use a solid neutral density filter to create soft tendrils of streaky water. Since it was winter time, we had to use crampons to safely hike in and approach the edge of the cliff but that just added to the uniqueness of the experience. It also meant that there were beautiful patches of snow and ice that mixed perfectly with the composition.


16mm · f/11.0 · 1/1s · ISO 64
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Pranam Gurung's picture

Love the texture in the landscape and the drama in the sky. Beautiful shot Elia!

Rodrigo Luft's picture

Impressive; very beautiful. Loved the movement.

Andrea Santamaria's picture

Awesome shot! Congrats

Felix Inden's picture

definitly one of the best shots of this spot ever!

Steve Pope's picture

Taking the photo in winter means you didn't have to get up at some ungodly hour to catch great lighting too!

Tony Ciccone's picture

Love how you captured the focal point of the stream of water then it's grabs you and takes you with it's expanding motion.

Guðmundur Árnason's picture

The sky is fantastic, the water flow is to dead

Janusz Ciechowski's picture

Wow so beautiful