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Goðafoss by winter



Goðafoss (Icelandic: waterfall of the gods or waterfall of the goði) is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Iceland. It is located in the Mývatn ...
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Goðafoss (Icelandic: waterfall of the gods or waterfall of the goði) is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Iceland. It is located in the Mývatn district of North-Central Iceland at the beginning of the Sprengisandur highland road. The water of the river Skjálfandafljót falls from a height of 12 meters over a width of 30 metershe
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smshaffer PRO+
 
smshaffer February 19, 2014
awesome!!!
traceprinslooreppin
 
traceprinslooreppin February 19, 2014
...fabulous image, superb :-)
kathleenweetman PRO+
 
kathleenweetman February 21, 2014
Makes me wish to jump on the first sailing to Iceland... I also love your descriptive words...they add to the wonderful pictures
Capture-Life
 
Capture-Life March 11, 2014
amazing !! :):)
RhondaWright30
 
RhondaWright30 April 11, 2014
Breath taking :)
HelenRea PRO+
 
HelenRea April 11, 2014
Amazing...congratulations! :)))
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta April 11, 2014
Wonderful time exposure taken from a great perspective. Congratulations.
akhtarkhan
 
akhtarkhan April 11, 2014
Fantastic silky smooth effect in the waterfalls, awesome view and excellent capture. Congrats on the feature.
najia
 
najia April 11, 2014
Very nice, love the shot as well as the spot
ybuhac
 
ybuhac April 11, 2014
Great shot, congrats on your feature
AshThomson PRO+
 
AshThomson April 11, 2014
Brilliant shot!
drakkardarkblade
 
drakkardarkblade April 11, 2014
congrats, fantastic, please check out my works
iceman2
 
iceman2 April 11, 2014
Beautiful shot.Congrats!
maureenrueffer
 
maureenrueffer April 11, 2014
Beautiful!
heathermcfw PRO+
 
heathermcfw April 11, 2014
beautiful work and well worth the award.
sweetpea72 PRO
 
sweetpea72 April 11, 2014
Absolutely stunning...Congrats! :)
MarcoPoveda
 
MarcoPoveda April 11, 2014
HERMOSA TOMA, FELICITACIONES
enzocrispinofotografie
 
enzocrispinofotografie April 11, 2014
Una immagine assolutamente spettacolare!!
robjac85 PRO+
 
robjac85 April 11, 2014
Outstanding, I was over there September last year, just wasn't enough time to cram it all in. Congrats.
SteveCorcoran
 
SteveCorcoran April 11, 2014
A stunning image...I visited Godafoss in February a few years ago while in the Lake Myvatn area. Sadly the visibility was dreadful (falling snow) but I will be returning in an attempt to capture better images!
catini
 
catini April 11, 2014
Great! Congrats on your feature!
JeffreyA PRO
 
JeffreyA April 11, 2014
awesome congrats
patrick9x9 PRO
 
patrick9x9 April 11, 2014
Absolutely stunning shot, Congrats
debhall PRO+
 
debhall April 11, 2014
Wow! What a stunning shot! Congrats on your feature...well deserved!
senka
 
senka April 13, 2014
WOW... this is insane love it!!!!
Chrissimpson01
 
Chrissimpson01 April 13, 2014
Wonderful unusual capture.
huch5150
 
huch5150 April 13, 2014
That's spectacular!
fotogalmexican PRO
 
fotogalmexican April 14, 2014
powerful image
susansidorski
 
susansidorski April 15, 2014
Amazing Capture
Redcow
 
Redcow April 16, 2014
Stunning image!
KrakenWaker
 
KrakenWaker April 16, 2014
Fantastic shot, the long exposure here is brilliant.
danielmartin
 
danielmartin April 16, 2014
Wow! This is fantastic!!! Bravo! ♫
rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 April 17, 2014
Stunning capture! Congrats!
slagtersven Premium
 
slagtersven April 18, 2014
Great colors
BrianBasson
 
BrianBasson April 25, 2014
Congrats with your feature. Brian
WijnandLoven PRO
 
WijnandLoven March 05, 2015
Wonderful image, makes me want to go back to Iceland!
jenniferkrieble_5126
 
jenniferkrieble_5126 April 12, 2015
Beautiful
Cacciacarro
 
Cacciacarro April 29, 2015
Stunning!
michaeltillman PRO+
 
michaeltillman May 13, 2015
I hope you kept your camera dry while taking this shot. It really came out beautifully. The milky look of the falls, the ice sickles, and snow shot with a long focal length. Very nicely done.
Chillbrook PRO
 
Chillbrook June 09, 2015
I've been there many times. I love this shot. The colour is superb! :)
BrianB4
 
BrianB4 June 22, 2015
Stunning image!
AliAlzuhair
 
AliAlzuhair July 17, 2015
Stunning!
gunners42
 
gunners42 July 17, 2015
Excellent......wonderful Capture
alisongeorge
 
alisongeorge December 31, 2016
wow beutifull
bathsalt PRO
 
bathsalt February 24, 2017
Amazing photo!!
ManxieB
 
ManxieB March 14, 2017
superb
KristinHannah
 
KristinHannah July 12, 2017
Stunning!

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Location
The photo is taken in the north of Iceland at the waterfall "Goðafoss". The Goðafoss (waterfall of the gods or the waterfall of the goði) is one of the most spectacular waterfall of Iceland. It is located in the "Bárðardalur" district of North-Central Iceland at the beginning of the "Sprengisandur" highland road. The water of the river "Skjálfandafljót" falls from the height of 12 meters over a width of 30 meters.
Time
It was taken at 15:14 (03:14 pm) April the 20th 2013.
Lighting
The light was diffused by thin light skies. The sun is at the right rather low above the hills. ISO 100, Exposure 4.0 sec at f/22.
Equipment
Camera used was Canon EOS 7D with the Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM, tripod and a B+W ND 6BL filter. Focal lenght 15mm (24mm if referred to full frame).
Inspiration
I always wanted to capture this waterfall during the winter or in the spring with ice and snow surrounding it. Also at that time the river is rather clear compared to it is muddy during the summer.
Editing
Captured in RAW. Post processed in Lightroom. Exposure 0, contrast +30, highlights and whites -60, shadows and blacks + 60, clarity +56, vibrance +26, saturation +10. Tone curve highlights and lights +20, darks -10 and shadows -20. Sharpening amounth 70, radius 1.0, detail 30and masking 70. No noise reduction.
In my camera bag
Canon EOS 6D camera, Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L iIS USM, Sigma 24-70 f/2.8 IF EX DG HSM and Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 APO EX DG HSM OS LENSES. LEE filters BIG STOPPER (10BL) and LITTLE STOPPER (6BL). Canon SPEEDLITE 430 EX II flash. Sometimes in addition Canon 7D camera. Sets of ND filters hard and graduate, polarisers etc.
Feedback
The lightning is the critical point and the long exposure. Do not use too long exposure times. I usually try to use 1.5 to 4sec. ND FILTERS 3, 6 or 10BL. In my case I had to use f/22 as I did only have 6BL FILTER.

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