(Photo credit: Michael Schlegel, Blue – Iceland, 2009; Honorable Mention)

Winter beaches have an allure far removed from their summer ice cream and toddler filled counterparts. There is a respite to be had in their blank canvas expanses and a sculptural quality given to all that remains. Photographer Michael Schlegel documents Iceland’s moody vistas in tonal black and white.

More of Michael’s work can be seen at www.michaelschlegel.com