Londrangar View Point, Take Two: True Colors*

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Inspiration / Photo Log / Photography / Seascapes


January 24, 2020 — Londrangar View Point, Snaefellsjökull Peninsula, Iceland

Taken a few minutes earlier than the one in the post before last, this shows the unaltered colors that the camera recorded. I had previously thought the color was a distortion of reality and blamed it on a brand of filter I’d never used before, but no — the water really is that color.*

The next post will move us forward.

(Nikon D850, Tamron SP 24–70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2. ISO 64, 30 sec at f/16; 6-stop neutral density filter. RAW processing in DxO PhotoLab 3.1; Editing in Adobe Photoshop.)

* At least it’s as close as WordPress will allow, because the color I see here is a bit more muted than what I see in DxO and Photoshop. Sigh.

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California based fine-art photographer featuring abstract, impressionist, and minimalist seascapes — near and distant — and floral-based images. Fine-art photography can be seen at www.amagaphoto.com All original images on this blog are copyright 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 Michael Scandling. All rights reserved. No images on this site may be copied, duplicated, reused, published, or re-purposed in any way without express permission from the copyright owner, Michael Scandling.


  1. Yes, I understand your slight dismay about the discrepancy in tone on various platforms…it drives me round the bend! Lovely photo though, nevertheless…oh to be in Iceland!

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  2. Very striking nonetheless, Michael – perhaps, as you say, the sea’s colour has to do with the high latitude and the angle of the sun’s rays in the atmosphere; very impressive. A 🙂

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    • The horizontal shot was specifically for the blog. I think it works better in this vertical orientation. The rock is volcanic basalt, so it’s charred alright!


  3. Julia Muench says

    This is a gorgeous and unusual shot! The icy blues and the black rocks forms cutting through….my eye unconsciously searches for “red” or even brown…and there is a slight hint of that ……

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  4. I just mentioned being out of it to Melissa and here I can say so again as I read “Loneranger”. I’ve often complained about WordPress’ lack of color management and used to try several versions before posting. I finally gave up as you never know if someone is looking with a calibrated screen anyway.

    I like this color and it says stormy to me. Love the long exposure’s effect on the surf.


    • Interestingly since it was a 20 second exposure, that is definitely the color of the water under cloudy skies. I’ve been looking at a lot of photographs of Iceland, northern Norway northern Canada and northern Alaska and the color shades are similar to this in those photographs. it’s like blue hour is REALLY blue in northern latitudes in the winter.

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