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Landmannamossy

This was a rainy trip through Iceland’s Southern Highlands in July 2016. The rain was on and off and mostly mist like drizzle. This is one of many lava fields dotted between the mountains near Landmannalaugar.

 

  • ƒ/14
  • 50 mm
  • 30 sec
  • 400

 

Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Zeiss Planar T* 1.4/50 ZE

Medium weight Gitzo
6 stop B&W ND filter
Magic Cloth = Black sleeve of my fleece.

LandmannaMossy

Magic Cloth

The scene is not a high dynamic range scene, so it was never going to be a heavy cloth action. I could have easily retained what little detail there was in the sky and got enough shadow detail for a decent shot. My use of the Magic Cloth here was very slight and subtle and just allowed me to expose the moss on lava a little more. During my 30 second exposure, I allowed the whole scene about 1 seconds exposure before moving the cloth down over the whole scene and lifting all the way up. I repeated this about 4 times over the 30 seconds. The intention was to get some cloud movement, although this is very minimal.

Unprocessed image

The unprocessed RAW file is quite flat and colourless. It is low contrast and it has a blue cast.

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