Friday, 17 February 2012

Dutch arctic

Today I went to the little town Stavoren (± 1000 inhabitants; it was granted city rights back in 1118, making it the oldest city in Friesland!) to enjoy the drifting ice on the “IJsselmeer” lake. After a cold period, the ice shelf breaks up and fueled by the western winds it piles up on the eastern shores of this lake. I missed this impressive end-of-winter phenomenon the last 2 years, so I was very eager to go!

* Canon EOS 5D Mark II with 17-40mm/f4 @ 17mm; ISO-200, f16, 1/10s; +0.7 stop; polarization filter; from tripod.
* Canon EOS 5D Mark II with 17-40mm/f4 @ 26mm; ISO-200, f16, 1/2s; +1 stop; polarization filter and 2 stop ND gradient filter; from tripod.

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