Diamond in the Sand
I created this photograph earlier this year while I was in Iceland. It was taken at Jökulsárlón, where the icebergs that calve from the nearby glacier are washed up on shore. The beach is black sand from volcanic rocks and very unusual looking. I’ve only every encountered black sand before in Montserrat, an island in the Caribbean, also from volcanic rocks in the area.
I love how the black sand to creates such a contract with the specular ice.
I’ve always been told that you should live with the photographs you like for awhile before completely judging them. This is one of those photographs that survived the editing process but didn’t stand out for me until several months after returning. I’ve recently bumped into it again and like it more than when I saw it last.
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