Aerial photography is inherently different from how we perceive the world day-to-day — which makes for great abstract possibilities.
A key to successful abstract photography is for the viewer to be able to recognize the subject after careful consideration. Not all photographers employ such a technique — Bruce Barnbaum comes to mind — but many abstract images are stronger when they are grounded in reality.
In this image, the subject is immediately recognizable as ice, but the specifics of the photo are hard to fathom. In fact, this image was shot facing straight-down, and these massive icebergs are floating in the dark waters of Jökulsárlón lagoon.
Supposedly, just 10% of an iceberg is above the surface of the water. Although that is impossible to verify with this image, you can see parts of the icebergs (in particular, the one at the bottom-center of the image) that are completely underwater.
If you wish to order a print of "Ice Block," you have four purchasing options:
8x12, ready-to-hang foam backing
12x18, ready-to-hang foam backing
16x24, matted, framed, signed
Archival Hot-Press Rag Paper, Matte finish
To order any of these sizes, just contact me through the "Purchase" button at the bottom of this page. For the subject of your message, type "Ice Block." For the body of the message, copy and paste the option that you choose. If you would like a custom-made print, please describe your specific requirements in the body of the message. Payment is through PayPal or check. International shipping is billed at cost — I will pay for shipping within the continental United States.
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