ViewBug member Blionbg is a professional video maker and photographer from Italy who loves nature and has receivd over 3K peer awards.

Here is something we can learn from Blionbg about the techniques and story behind this awarded photo that won Grand Jury Selection in the People and Waterfalls photo contest.

Blionbg, where did you take this photo?

I took this photo in one of the most popular places in the world. Try to guess... Iceland! This is the Skogafoss waterfall. I think this waterfall is literally amazing, and epic!

Give me the power by Blionbg

At what time of day did you take the shot?

I took this photo before leaving this place. I remember me and my friends meeting early because we didn't want a lot of people around.  It was so cold outside, we met at 7AM if I remember well and split up for a few hours to shoot all over the area. I didn't picture this photo until the last second; so I put my tripod with a Nikon D810 and a Nikkor 80-400, and, with a timelapse tool I shoot myself under this epic waterfall.

Anything worth sharing about lighting?

I wanted this image look joyful and bright. I didn't edit the shot a lot because the scene was already amazing.

What equipment did you use?

This was shot with a Nikon D810, a Nikkor 80-400 and a Benro Tripod.

What inspired you to take this photo?

As soon as I saw this scene I recognized the amazing show that nature offers us every time that we decide to open our heart. After my trip in Iceland I saw a lot of photos a little bit similar to this one. The only thing that inspire me every time is our mother earth.

Did you do any post-processing? If yes, tell us about it!

As I mentioned above, I didn't edit a lot because the scene was already amazing, I only made some basic edits like adjustment of lights and shadows, and some color correction. The only thing that I changed is the color of my jacket. The original color was blue, but I didn't like the way it looked on the frame, so I decided to make it yellow.

Escape from the darkness by Blionbg

What equipment do you normally have in your bag?

I have a lot of cameras bodies, I have one Canon 6D that I use for nightscapes, a nikon D810 to make largest images for printing, and a sony a7r2 for videos.

Escape from the darkness by Blionbg

Any advice for others trying to capture something similar?

I want to only give you a simply advice "Feel your heart, relax your mind, and let the inspiration rapture you. With Love. Gianluca."