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grantcollier

Gullfoss Falls, Iceland

I captured this shot of Gullfoss Falls in Iceland on a day when there were sustained 50 mph winds, with gusts around 100 mph. There's normally a lot of mis...
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I captured this shot of Gullfoss Falls in Iceland on a day when there were sustained 50 mph winds, with gusts around 100 mph. There's normally a lot of mist coming up from the falls but on this day it was more like waves of water being pushed back up over the opposite cliff face.

I got drenched while making my way down to this spot, which was somewhat protected from the mist and water. I had to hold my backpack down with my foot to keep it from blowing away, then I'd clean the mist off the lens, put the lens cap on, compose the shot blind, take off the lens cap and immediately take a shot, while holding down the tripod with my other hand hoping to keep it stable. I repeated this for about an hour, since I didn't know how many shots would actually be in focus with the 1 second exposures I was trying to do to get a little blur in the water. Fortunately, my favorite shot of the bunch was in sharp focus.
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RuwanFonseka PRO
 
RuwanFonseka April 02, 2016
Excellent blend of technique and artistry. Your effort has given us an excellent image to sit back and enjoy.
Pamelabole PRO+
 
Pamelabole April 07, 2016
Wow.....that was true dedication to getting the shot!!!......and it is obvious that this shot made all the effort worth it! Love it!! : )
sollajoh
 
sollajoh June 23, 2016
wow ! cool
CURUTCHET
 
CURUTCHET September 02, 2016
great shot thanks a lot
sharilee Premium
 
sharilee September 18, 2016
Extraordinary photo and gallery!
pulsemako
 
pulsemako September 18, 2016
Shutter speed 1/1?
Damn I've never been able to shoot the water like that, especially during the day. This picture is a real tutorial for me !

Thanks a lot !
nicholasrogers_3048
 
nicholasrogers_3048 March 03, 2017
Very nice shot!
lancellotti
 
lancellotti June 26, 2017
Magnific
kathyk_abq
 
kathyk_abq January 03, 2018
Fabulous capture! Wow! No place beats Iceland for sheer natural beauty!
Harbi PRO
 
Harbi January 24, 2018
Beautiful shot!