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Perched alone on this edge, in the dark afterglow, standing in the water, with it flowing all around me was a surreal experience I will never forget and a perso...
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Perched alone on this edge, in the dark afterglow, standing in the water, with it flowing all around me was a surreal experience I will never forget and a personal highlight for me on my trip. I felt like this composition in combination with the sky light captured the magic of this amazing place and brings you into the scene. And I feel the longer you stare at it the more details come out and the tones balance out more. Aside from trying not to fall in, the main difficulties here were getting the right shutter speed, focal length and dealing with no light really hitting the falls at all. In post, balancing out the warm tones with the cool tones and the ferociously blue water and intensely warm sky was rough.

This was taken on Saturday, June 21—summer solstice—when the sun bounces off the horizon, never setting. Was taken after midnight and the glow in the sky was just gorgeous—like I had never seen before. Had been raining all day and I came back at night for some long exposure action. All the moisture and mist in the air allowed for the most interesting, vibrant glow across the sky.

Check out my drone video from Iceland here:
http://exposurescape.com/aerial-iceland-flight-of-the-drone/
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rhiannyn
 
rhiannyn October 01, 2015
This puts in mind of something out of a fantasy book... Middle Earth... it's lovely!
ryanbuchanan PRO
ryanbuchanan October 01, 2015
Thanks so much! I tend to go for that look these days ;)
Capture-Life
 
Capture-Life October 01, 2015
My goodness.... this is breathtakin' !!!
How can't someone look at this and not be speechless! ❤ :):) You nailed it, Ryan!
ellenellen PRO+
 
ellenellen October 01, 2015
wow. This was stunning. I loves this shot. Great job,
nina050 PRO+
 
nina050 October 01, 2015
This is a masterpiece! It does transport one to a fantasy world. Just awesome.
Mother_Nature
 
Mother_Nature October 01, 2015
Very Dramatic and Moving Image, After reading your image points, I could hear and see the Beauty and Love Mother Nature offers us in her Beauty and elegance, Iceland, is a place I would love to see, but Know it would be impossible to find that much Money, for now, I get to view through your eye at the world I will miss in this life
I thank you for sharing your images
DebbieKMiller81 PRO+
 
DebbieKMiller81 October 01, 2015
Absolutely beautiful shot. I love how many waterfalls are in this shot. Well done on the composition as well.
KatieMcKinneyPhotography
 
KatieMcKinneyPhotography October 02, 2015
Beautiful!
chrisjarvis PRO
 
chrisjarvis October 04, 2015
very nice :) great capture and edit :)
cjtphotography
 
cjtphotography October 15, 2015
Stunning image
ryanbuchanan PRO
ryanbuchanan October 15, 2015
Thank you!
KatieMcKinneyPhotography
 
KatieMcKinneyPhotography October 17, 2015
Voted! :)
joycealicesmith
 
joycealicesmith October 31, 2015
Amazing! congratulations on winning the long exposure Challenge!
ryanbuchanan PRO
ryanbuchanan November 02, 2015
Thank you so much Joyce!
pegleg PRO+
 
pegleg December 01, 2015
how u got the water so silk like and the color of the sky is magical love it
Arkapal
 
Arkapal December 27, 2015
lovely shot
Capture-Life
 
Capture-Life December 27, 2015
Congrats, Ryan !!! :):) WOW!!
ryanbuchanan PRO
ryanbuchanan January 04, 2016
Thank you!
Azmedaj
 
Azmedaj December 29, 2015
Amazing shot!
ryanbuchanan PRO
ryanbuchanan January 04, 2016
Thank you!
StefanOlafsson
 
StefanOlafsson January 03, 2016
Well done!
BPZJr
 
BPZJr January 14, 2016
This looks like something from the Movie PROMETHEUS!
It is Magnificent & Breathtaking!
Truly EXQUISITE SHOT!
ScottRoyal
 
ScottRoyal February 09, 2016
Absolutely Magical! :)
NarrowGatePhotography
 
NarrowGatePhotography June 19, 2016
Truly mesmerizing. Definitely on my bucket list to visit.
ykippenberg
 
ykippenberg August 08, 2016
Great photo, love the shot !
JenniferDawn19 PRO+
 
Breathtaking