Earlier this year, I was lucky enough to be able to travel to Iceland on a photography tour led by David Ward, Joe Cornish, and Daniel Bergman. I'll be posting more pictures from the trip as I finish processing them and find time to write them up, but I thought I'd start with one of my favourite pictures from the trip.
This is a small iceberg at Jökulsárlón, a large glacial lake on Iceland's South coast. I saw this image towards the end of the afternoon, and by this point I was feeling ready to call it a day. I was exhausted and feeling a bit down about my inability to see interesting pictures when everyone else on the tour seemed to be having enormous fun photographing lumps of ice, so I took myself off for a bit of a walk along the lake shore and eventually found the inspiration I so desperately needed in this wonderful specimen.
I love the contrast between the sharp, glowing edges of the ice and the softness of the water, which has been turned into a haze by a combination of rain and a a long exposure. More importantly, it perfectly captures the mood for me, which was all about finding beauty in a melancholy moment.