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Iceland: my photography guide of Blue Lagoon + FAQs

Today i’ll talk about some photography tips and suggestions to use inside the Blue Lagoon to take great pictures.

This place is one of the most appreciated of this country, and although a little bit crowded, it still presents a pleasant and surreal atmosphere

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People filling the emptyness of the pool.

People filling the emptiness of the pool.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Firstly, Blue Lagoon personnel allow people to take pictures as reported on their website, as long as other customers are not disturbed

IS THE BLUE COLOR A PHOTOSHOP EFFECT?

If you have already seen some pictures, you could have noticed how milky blue is the water…it’s easy to think to a photoretouch, however, the water of this place is milky blue for real….. The reason? a complex mix of algaes, silica and other minerals which, combined, produce this effect….

the fumarole inside the pool with fog effect and people, taken directly from inside the water

the fumarole inside the pool with fog effect and people, taken directly from inside the water

FOG, THE SPECIAL INGREDIENT OF LANDSCAPE PICTURES

Usually people are satisfied with just the shot of the main bridge at the entrance, but for those hunting for something more alternative, the fog effect can be the answer. It is highly present everywhere, either around and inside the pool, thanks to the temperature of the water and the presence in the middle of a real active fumarole. I had the opportunity to play with it at sunset, and I must say, this time of day is great…I can’t forget the sun shining through the fog, with people suddenly appearing everywhere like ghosts….Anyway, the same is true for cloudy days. The combination of the fog and the clouds in the sky makes it surreal

WHAT IF THE WEATHER IS BAD??

Well, it’s gonna be even more exciting! with bad weather this place becomes so gloomy! and it’s still open! Just pay more attention to camera if it’s raining by protecting it for example with a transparent bag like the Cuki Gelo

one of the bridges taken from water, with bottom alternative perspective

one of the bridges taken from water, with bottom alternative perspective

GETTING INTO THE WATER

Getting into the water with the camera is not that dangerous, since it is very calm. Inside the pool it is possible to get a more immersive perspective. 

Possibly, just bring a little towel, keep it around the neck or on top of your head, and use it when you need to dry your hands

typical blue color, fog and behind even the strong vapour of the huge fumarole

typical blue color, fog and behind even the strong vapour of the huge fumarole

USE PEOPLE TO FILL YOUR PICTURES

If you think to people as a “disturbing” factor, i suggest to change your mind…I consider their presence important….They can fill the excessive emptiness of the pool and make the fog effect more special by appearing from it with a nice ghost effect…..Moreover, the pool includes some huge silica dispensers with which they make some silver facial masks while they are enjoying the bath, an extra point of interest to take a nice and funny shot!

CONCLUSION

In conclusion, I think Blue Lagoon seriously offers some nice opportunities to take good shots…I hope you won’t miss it!

Thanks for reading!

Moyan

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Discussion

3 thoughts on “Iceland: my photography guide of Blue Lagoon + FAQs

  1. Would I be comfortable going in the Blue Lagoon in Feb or March? Or is it just to cold to do anything but look? Are there changing rooms, etc?

    Posted by jeanbrandenburg | July 31, 2015, 8:34 pm
    • Hi Jean! yes there is a very comfortable infrastructure with all you need..they can give you a cupboard a towel and so on….well, in september it was already enough cold…i suppose in february and march will be even colder, but i think the funny thing is just that, snowing outside, and you having a bath in the lagoon….you will feel cold just while entering in the water…however, i suggest you to write a mail to them to ask for more info if you are particularly worried

      Posted by moyanbrenn | August 3, 2015, 9:11 am

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