We’ve never seen icebergs before our Greenland trip. My impression of Icebergs was simple – white and icy cones. However, after one of our boat trips in Greenland, my impression changed.
The main purpose of the boat trip was to go to see glaciers. After we arrived at our destination – a very big glacier, the boat dropped us off there and gave us a couple of hours to look around. After we all disembarked the boat, the captain left us and drove the boat away. At that time I was really wondering where he was going to (as it’d be too far for him to return to Tasiilaq).
I knew the answer after a couple of hours when he came back to pick us up. He had actually moved around to look for interesting icebergs and for me, they were actually more interesting than the glaciers. There were different shapes and sizes of icebergs around and instead of just pure white colour, they were different shades of blue. There were so many icebergs that I just kept on looking around and took lots of pictures.
The picture in this post is one of the most interesting ones. Having the Sun as the backdrop with a tall beacon like structure made it like a secret base hiding in the sea of icebergs. As you can expect the contrast of the Sun light and the icebergs posed a great challenge on the exposure but it’s also a very good subject for doing some HDR experiment. I intentionally used a very dramatic HDR setting because it was really a very dramatic scene.