Behind The Shot

Location:  Vík í Mýrdal, South Coast of Iceland

Camera:  Canon 5D

Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Lens

Settings: 1.6 Seconds F13 200 ISO

Filters: Lee 2 Stop ND Grad Filter Medium Blend

The Shot: Reynisdrangar are world famous basalt sea stacks situated under the mountain Reynisfjall near the small fishing village of  Vík í Mýrdal – set against black sand beaches these striking features are located in some of the most dangerous coastline in Iceland. Winds often whip up on the beach and lift the coarse basalt sand along the beach often resulting in people being blown off their feet – on the day this was taken, a gale force wind was blowing and there was driving rain mixed with sand  – I had to drive my tripod legs nearly 18 inches into the sand to get it steady enough to create a the semi long exposure and the rain and wind held off just long enough to allow me to capture this scene.

Vik Iceland - Black Beach Sea Stacks