When I grow up, I want to be Ben Grunow! It's that simple - he's traveled and captured some stunning landscape images, and he just sent me an IM that he's headed to Patagonia next month. Another place in the world on my bucket list, and I'm betting a lot of you have many of the same places on your list that I've got on mine.
Ben was in Iceland when he captured the image above with a LUMIX G9 and the Leica 8-18mm lens. I shared a few of Ben's images of the Northern Lights from this same trip to Iceland in an earlier post. With the photograph above he wrote:
...We had not planned to see this site. Earlier in the day we had longed to follow a road out to the receding glacier. We basically had gone as far as our smaller SUV rental car could take in the rivers. We made a wise decisions and decided to stay and camp to assure we made it to the airport the following morning with only minor river crossings on the way back.
Knowing we only had a hour before sunset, and being down in the flood plane from the melting glaciers we had to get higher and see if we could find some better ground. This was just before sundown as the last light hit the top glacier and moss covered volcanic peaks.
He added one short comment about post processing:
I combined two images that had been shot as auto bracketed exposures...I picked a dark and neutral image and hand blended them in photo shop - real quick post processing! (5 min)
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