Ice and Sea No. 3
This is one of the few photographs I took on Iceland, during my second trip in summer 2010, where luck played bigger role than precise preparation. There is very special thing about long exposures, you never know what the result will look like until you really see the final photograph. In this case the exposure time was 140 seconds and the ice formation was facing the incoming tide very bravely without being moved too much, so even on the big print both pieces of ice are still reasonably sharp.
I also wanted to take another photograph with the same ice formation, but slightly different composition, which I did previsualize during the first exposure. Unfortunately, just before I got everything ready for the second photograph, very big wave splashed both pieces of ice into the ocean. So at the end I was really lucky to have at least this one and knowing that in case I would make the first exposure longer I would have nothing to show you today:) It is obvious that we cannot predict and control everything and to have some luck is always very necessary to successfully accomplish the pantographs we are dreaming about.