January 26, 2020 — Jökulsárlón, South Coast, Iceland
Iceland’s south coast has lots of berms. The ones parallel to the beach are breakwaters and, presumably, the ones perpendicular to the beach are for flood control.
Iceland also has lots of clouds — at least in the winter.
This photograph has both.
Iceland also has powerlines, which — much to my annoyance — clutter what would otherwise be many great shots.
I normally do all I can, including post-processing work, to be sure that my images don’t have human-made objects. Yet this one has powerlines shamelessly marching along the horizon. I have another version sans lines and towers, courtesy of careful use of content-aware fill in Photoshop, but after spending time with both versions I prefer this one.
It’s the exception that proves the rule. The towers and lines provide scale and just a bit of dissonance, supplying the image with needed tension and a hint of texture.
(Nikon D850, Nikon 24-120mm f/4G VR. RAW processing in DxO PhotoLab 3.1; Editing in Adobe Photoshop.)