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Behind the Shot - Iceland Super Moon


As we found out on our recent trip to Iceland - the weather is completely unpredictable and so is nature in general. 

The land-mass that is Iceland is full of movement - sometimes imperceptible as in the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates that drift apart at about 2 centimetres per year,.

On our 2nd day in Iceland, we had been driving up a mountain leaving behind a snow storm as we ascended we hit what we thought was an almost whiteout situation. It was coming down in thick white patches, what we thought was snow - we later realized was actually ash. We had traveled through an ash cloud, not from a volcanic eruption but from a small fissure in the earth. 

As we cleared the ash - we saw the magnificent Super Moon, I took this shot as soon as the storm cleared and the moon appeared.

TECHNICAL INFO: Nikon D800 / 17-35 F4 Lens @25mm / ISO 800 / F4 at 10 Sec
November 15th, 2016 @ 6:36pm

This post is part of my regular Behind the Shot series where I tell the story behind recent images and dissect the techniques and gear that was used to make it. - Thanks!