The Photographer of the Month Award for May 2018 goes to Angelika Nachtrab-Hüttner from Stuttgart in Germany for this beautiful photo from Iceland.
On the Iceland 2017 workshop Angelika Nachtrab-Hüttner particularly enjoyed the opportunity to try aerial photography from a helicopter. This photo was, however, taken at groundlevel at Djúpalónssandur – a beach and now uninhabited bay at the foot of the mountain Snæfellsjökull on the westernmost tip of Iceland.
“Although the overall weather in the area was sunny and bright, at this part of the cost it was cloudy and drizzling. We went down to the beach with our rain coats and rubber boots on. The photo was taken with a long exposure time using a stopper filter. But despite the unpleasant weather, it was a great location for photography,” says Angelika Nachtrab-Hüttner.
“This area is famous from the ancient Icelandic Sagas and even serves as the entrance to the subterranean world in Jules Verne’s classic novel, Journey to the Center of the Earth. And this photo clearly illustrates why. The roiling water captured in long exposure, the heavy skies and the rugged cliffs convey perfectly that mysterious, alluring, dangerous, fairytale quality associated with Iceland. It is a rare, evocative image that captures the imagination,” says National Geographic editor, Karen Gunn.
To see a further selection of Angelika Nachtrab-Hüttner’s photography from Iceland, click here.