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