Based in Dubai. Traveling everywhere. All photographs by Catalin Marin.

Floating icebergs #1November 24th, 2014

As you’ve probably noticed, I’ve been a bit out of touch with the blog for the last couple of weeks – I think this is the most time without a blog post for the last 5-6 years. There are a lot of things happening at the moment and I haven’t had much time to post any new shots.

I’ll break this silence with one of my favourite photographs I took in the summer in Greenland – a shot of three moving icebergs for which I waited almost an hour to move into the right spot. Because of the moving tide in the bay, the icebergs kept moving back and forth, never quite in the right place, until finally they all aligned just as I wanted.

And since we’re talking about cold places, things are really starting to fall in place for my Iceland Northern Lights adventure early 2015. If you’re interested in photographing the Aurora Borealis, stay tuned!

Shot with NIKON D800 | 29mm | ƒ/16

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