I was circumnavigating Iceland on the National Geographic Explorer ship as we entered the harbor of Heimaey Island, Vestmannaeyjar. Out of the corner of my eye I noticed the light outside changing rapidly. A quick look out the window showed the morning’s thick fog was beginning to lift. I grabbed my camera and raced out onto the deck to capture this image just as we sailed through the stunning cliffs at the entrance to the harbor. A few minutes later the low clouds cleared a little more and, although the scene was very green and picturesque, I really liked the fleeting view of the promontory plowing its way through the fog.
This scene is just a reminder to always have your camera within arm’s reach. Camera metering was straightforward because the heavy weather meant the scene was evenly illuminated from an exposure standpoint. Another plus to the overcast lighting was the result of the water having a dark, rich blue color.
Photographed with a Fujifilm X-Pro1 and 18-55 mm zoom lens at 18mm. Exposure setting 1/320 sec, f/4, ISO 400.