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Landscape Photography – Abandoned Plane in Iceland

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Landscape Photography – Abandoned Plane in Iceland

Abandoned Plane in Iceland – This is a photo that I took in Iceland! On Nov 24, 1973, this U.S Navy Plane (Douglas Super DC-3) crashed on Sólheimasandur Beach in Iceland. Apparently, it ran out of fuel and the pilot and crew miraculously survived. The wreckage has been sitting there for the past 40 plus years and has taken a beating from the harsh arctic wind and rain. I would’ve loved to see the old engines and propellers but the story goes that some local farmers made off with them as souvenirs. For the shot, I set up a Firecrest 10 stop filter and kept the shutter open for 53 seconds, this created the smooth look in the clouds and added a little more drama to the image. Plus with the long exposure, I could eliminate anyone that was walking around the wreckage. I’m going to be sharing a behind the scenes post about this shot tomorrow, so look out for it on the blog and social media! View high-quality version of this image here!

Post Processing “Abandoned Plane in Iceland” –  I blended a couple of my exposures together using luminosity masks in Photoshop, basically to create my own HDR image. Next, I went into Lightroom with my balanced exposures and used the Creative Flow Lightroom Presets and Brushes to come up with a detailed version of the photo. Finally, I merged bother versions in Photoshop to get the final image.

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