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Photographing Icelandic Ice

Ice is a great subject for landscape photographers, and where in the world is better to shoot it than in Iceland? Kirk Norbury is a regular visitor and in this article describes his first trip

Photographing ice has been a passion of mine for some time now. Waiting every winter for those cold nights to slip in and physically change the water around me to solid, filled with patterns that nature herself has crafted. Watching the early morning light as it dances along the ice has always fascinated me. I didn’t realise how much I enjoyed photographing ice until I made my first visit to Iceland back in 2013. Iceland is, quite obviously, known for its vast amounts of ice. So it is understandable that my excitement levels rocketed when I was to photograph ice at a completely new level for the very first time.

The Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon is one of the first places most people visit when venturing over to Iceland due to the sheer amount of ice that comes off the Breidamerkurjokull glacier and makes its way around the lagoon, eventually heading out to sea. Photographers have been flooding Iceland in the last few years so trying to photograph all this ice and put your own twist to it is becoming significantly challenging. To be honest, I don’t find this an issue as…

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Kirk Norbury

Kirk is a landscape photographer based in Ayrshire, Scotland. His interest in photography began at college and it was there that he was able to combine his two passions; nature & photography.

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