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Glacier Aurora
3rd PlaceGlacier Aurora
orvaratli


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Challenge: Free Study 2010-04 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Iceland
Date: Apr 4, 2010
Aperture: f2.8
ISO: 3200
Shutter: 30 sek
Date Uploaded: Apr 30, 2010

Jökulsárlón, Iceland
Finally I got shots of Aurora at Jökulsárlón that I allways wanted. This glacier lagoon is one of my favourite places to photograph in Iceland and getting a shot here with Aurora has been on the top of my "things to photograph" list for a long time. I didn´t however get the shot until the last day of our 5 day Easter trip.

Jökulsárlón was formed when the large Breiđarmerkurjökull glacier retreated in the later part of the 20th century revealing a deep valley filled with water it had carved in over the centuries. When Iceland first was inhabited in the 9th and 10th century the glacier was much smaller than it is now. It wasn´t until during the "little ice age" starting in the 14th or 15th century that the glacier began advancing again. It advanced far enough to even engulfed farms that are first now 500 years later coming from under the ice again.

The glacier reached it peak length in the start of the 20th century where it was only 200-300 meters from the coast. It has since retreated more than 10km forming a huge lake, in fact the deepest lake in Iceland more than 200m deep. It is predicted that in not so far future the lake will also become Iceland's biggest lake.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 394
Avg (all users): 7.2333
Avg (commenters): 8.9286
Avg (participants): 7.2321
Avg (non-participants): 7.2368
Views since voting: 4907
Views during voting: 298
Votes: 150
Comments: 39
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05/12/2010 11:41:38 PM
SWEET! A Truly Worthy Capture! Congratulations! :)
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05/11/2010 02:02:31 PM
Absolutely breathtaking! Can't stop looking at it.... Congrats Örvar, amazing work.
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05/10/2010 08:59:34 PM
Congratulations! Fabulous photo. Your notes are very interesting.
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05/09/2010 10:37:00 PM
Very lovely! Congratulations!
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05/09/2010 07:56:46 PM
NICE JOB! CONGRATS!
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05/09/2010 08:05:02 AM
Fantastic photo.
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05/09/2010 01:56:57 AM
Congrats on the ribbon! Amazing image.
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05/09/2010 01:41:47 AM
I don't know when I'll can come in iceland but I'll come in iceland
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05/08/2010 09:46:28 PM
if only i was from iceland..
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05/08/2010 09:37:47 PM
Frábær mynd Örvar Atli! Til hamingju með borðann;-)

Message edited by author 2010-05-08 21:38:04.
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05/08/2010 02:48:34 PM
Glæsilegt, Örvar Atli! Til hamingju með borðann.
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05/08/2010 10:03:49 AM
BEAUTIFUL! I would love to see this in person some day. Congratulations on your ribbon - very well deserved!
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05/08/2010 09:33:49 AM
Stunning - Congratulations on your ribbon!
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05/08/2010 09:22:41 AM
FANTASTIC !!!!!!! Congrats on the ribbon, just brilliant !
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05/08/2010 08:13:31 AM
Til hamingju.
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05/08/2010 07:29:09 AM
Congrats on your 3rd place, Örvar! You have taken some amazing photos this month!! I am enjoying the ones you've put up on Flickr too!
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05/08/2010 06:28:06 AM
Congrats on a ribbon!
Til hamingju, þú ert snillingur!
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05/08/2010 05:15:29 AM
Beautifull image. Congrats on the ribbon and thanks for sharing info on this. One day maybe I would be fortunate enough to visit and see all this
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05/08/2010 04:36:20 AM
Spectacular. One of the nicest Northern Lights shots that I've seen.
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05/08/2010 03:41:58 AM
Congrats on a ribbon! Beautiful image!
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05/08/2010 01:25:03 AM
congrats on the ribbon! magical capture!
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05/08/2010 12:31:13 AM
Spectacular image! Congratulations!
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05/08/2010 12:24:37 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon!!
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05/08/2010 12:15:35 AM
WOW !! incredible shot. Congratulations on the ribbon.
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05/08/2010 12:13:03 AM
Beautiful image, congratulations!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/07/2010 07:21:17 PM
Geez... this is really something.
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05/06/2010 11:19:38 PM
Nice "magical" quality! 8
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05/06/2010 08:34:49 PM
WOW One of my faves of the challenge.
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05/06/2010 10:05:16 AM
Breathtaking! I wouldn't change anything, 10/10!
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05/06/2010 07:54:30 AM
Seen a lot of these here at DPC but I never tire of them, excellent image and bumping the score up. :-)
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05/05/2010 03:37:31 PM
Love it wish I couls see that!
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05/04/2010 09:40:27 PM
Gorgeous!
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05/04/2010 08:40:29 PM
Awesome shot!
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05/03/2010 06:11:03 AM
Oh, to be there and see that with your own eyes. - fabulous
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05/02/2010 09:16:39 PM
Did you use a green gel on your flash behind the rocks? :)
05/01/2010 10:16:07 PM
I know we have seen a lot of these sorts of images - but this is nonetheless superb.
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05/01/2010 02:52:12 PM
Absolutely gorgeous!!!
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05/01/2010 03:58:18 AM
Awe inspiring and simply stunning capture. 9
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05/01/2010 01:58:33 AM
That is a 10 if there ever was one. Impressive, Flott Mynd.
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