Monochrome Awards 2018 (I)


Canon EOS 5D Mark III, EOS EF24-70mm f/2.8L, Cokin ND and graduated filters.

Vik beach is one of the most famous in Iceland. It combines dramatic black volcanic sands, with a view out to sea towards its famous sea stacks. I tried in this shot to use long exposure to create a layered effect as well as silhouetting the stacks themselves in the composition.

I used a number of neutral density and graduated filters to balance the sky and land tonalities and provide a long enough exposure to create the silky effect of the sea.

With the sea taking on a ghost like silvery appearance it provided strong contrast to the black sand in the foreground, adding to the drama of the shot.