The Glow: 2/2

For those that may be tuning in for the first time, I am Joe shutter: a blogger, photographer and photo guide based in Reykjavik, Iceland. I always go the extra mile to get the shots and get off the beaten track to my special off the map spots.  If you are interested in a photo workshop/tutorial whilst in Iceland, get in touch!

Ice cream comes as standard in all photo tours. 

This is the second half of my "glow series of posts, two in total. They were shots on the some day, about six hours apart from another. 

It was a light of majesterial quality and duration. It never got dark. The. "midnight sun" in all its glory

Often used as a marketing ploy by Icelandic companies, people get a little bit confused about the midnight sun in Iceland.  The sun does always set; that is to say, go below the horizon. Always. Except for five minutes on June 21st where it is visible as the "midnight sun".

My definition of the midnight is not "soft daylight all night from the sun which is just below the horizon" my definition is "sun shining continuously all night", and this is only possible within the arctic circle, below which Iceland sits by about 1.5 degrees north.

Technicalties aside, it is a site to behold indeed. There are also very few of these nights due to bad weather, the curse that comes with the blessing. Although it has to be said we have had a marvellous summer in Reykjavik this year.

Here are the shots from one such an evening.

Photography bf Joe Shutter

For your enjoyment,

Joe Shutter



Crossing Over

Crossing over from crystal is the source of the "crystals" from said beach: Jökulsarlon, or the glacial lagoon.  It doesnt matter how many times one goes there. its never the same lagoon. The sun rises behind you as you face the lagoon, and as it sets from the west, the low sun refracts through the blacks of Ice to spectacular effect.

You will have to imagine all of that for right now, beacause Frank and I were not so luckcy when we arrived. after our spectacular sunrise on crystal beach, the clouds came over and that was that. Here are results of our endeavours.

Photography by Joe Shutter and Rock Scissors Taper

For your enjoyment, 

Joe Shutter