Full Frame: The Story Behind the Image


© Jackie Tran

Another World
This breathtaking photo by Jackie Tran may look like it was captured on another planet but it was actually taken from the northern shore of Iceland’s Snæfellsnes peninsula.

“It’s about two miles from Grundarfjörður town,” Tran told Shutterbug. “And the main mountain in the background of the photo is called Kirkjufell.”

You can see a larger version of this magnificent image here.

He shot it with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III and an EF 24-105mm f/4L lens at 24mm. It was captured as a 20-second exposure at f/13, ISO 100. “I always use Adobe Lightroom for importing the pictures, it is a place where I primarily do lens correction, such as chromatic aberration, camera calibration, also white balance and minor tone curve adjustments,” he explained. “Then I export the images and open them in Photoshop for the final touches.”

And what was the biggest challenge behind creating such a stunning image in such an exotic locale? “The biggest challenge I faced on this one was definitely the weather. Like always, it could be your best friend or worst enemy for landscape photography.”

You can see more of Tran’s work at his website (jackietrananh.com), Instagram feed (@jackietrananh), and 500px page (500px.com/tat_jackietrananh).