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Contest Finalist in Secret Canyons Photo Contest
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People's Choice in Take My Breath Away Photo Challenge
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People's Choice in Waterfalls Photo Contest
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Iceland The Beautiful Photo ContestTop 20 class
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17 Comments | Report
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta January 27, 2015
Beautiful shot. Congratulations on being the People's Choice Winner.
janland PRO+
 
janland January 31, 2015
Wonderful capture! Beautiful composition, light ,color and detail! Congrats!
Travelint
 
Travelint February 02, 2015
Wow! Beautiful!
Rl1956
 
Rl1956 February 06, 2015
great shot, congrats on peoples choice
cclaude PRO
 
cclaude February 27, 2015
Gorgeous scenery, so well captured! Congrats!
brianwhite_0722
 
brianwhite_0722 May 23, 2015
Powerful photo. !
nina050 PRO+
 
nina050 July 03, 2015
Fantastic! Congrats!
mickeyherd
 
mickeyherd July 05, 2015
Beautiful. The phototure draws you in.
FilippoEsmaily
 
FilippoEsmaily July 22, 2015
Wooo ..wonderful shot!!
carolcardillo PRO
 
carolcardillo July 26, 2015
Incredible scene! Congrats on all your Awards!
karensommerslohre PRO+
 
karensommerslohre August 05, 2015
AWESOME!
ovosphotography
 
ovosphotography February 15, 2016
cool!
barbaramillesrobinson PRO+
 
barbaramillesrobinson April 05, 2016
Lovely landscape and waterfalls. Voted Adventure Land. Good Luck!
davestokes PRO+
 
davestokes April 08, 2016
Stunning shot
Adam_Pritchard75
 
Adam_Pritchard75 August 23, 2016
Wow great shot!
BPGrossPhotography PRO
 
BPGrossPhotography October 24, 2016
Awesome landscape, nice work
Bold4birds
 
Bold4birds December 21, 2017
Breathtaking!

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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was captured at Háifoss. The waterfall Háifoss is situated near the volcano Hekla in the south of Iceland. The river Fossá, a tributary of Þjórsá, drops here from a height of 122 m. This is the second highest waterfall within Iceland.
Time
To capture this photo we left base at 06:30am and due to the time of year sunrise wasn't expected until 10:00am, after a 3 hour drive we finally reached the off road track which stretched 5km up to the waterfall itself, we had hired a 4x4 which managed this climb with ease. When we got out of the car the sun was then rising creating some beautiful pinky colours in the Sky, so out came all the camera gear, this was actually my first location that morning whilst the sky was at its prettiest. By 11am the pink had gone out of the sky but it was still an incredibly remote and amazing place to be.
Lighting
The light during November in Iceland never really becomes to harsh its a soft light all day which only lasts around 5 hours so you have to have a plan as to where you are headed and make sure you get there for first light it you want to capture the spectacular tones just like here in Háifoss.
Equipment
To ensure I did the location proud I used the Canon 17-40mm L series wide angle lens on my Canon 5D MarkII. The tripod was used along with the shutter remote. Nice and simple really.
Inspiration
The inspiration for this photo is simply in the location itself, without doubt this place was the most spectacular location I have ever seen. At one point I decided to stop shooting and just sit next the the river prior to it going over the edge and just take in the magical view. We hadn't seen any other people for hours, the thunderous noise of the crashing waterfall coupled with the beautiful Sky meant it could have been easy to keep on shooting but I felt I needed a few minutes to just sit and be in awe.
Editing
Processing wise I used lightroom 5 to touch up the highlights and shadows then used lightroom enfuse to blend three exposures together to ensure enough of the photo was correctly exposed to do it justice. Finally I used photoshop to remove a couple of electric pilons which were spoiling the landscape in the distant background.
In my camera bag
My camera bag is ever expanding and currently holds two bodies, a Canon 500D and a Canon 5D Mark II. Lens wise my favourite is 17-40mm L series but I also carry a 100-400mm L Series and a 100mm macro lens. My stock of Lee filters however are probably my favourite pieces of kit, I have the Big Stopper 10ND filter along with a 0.9 grad and a landscape polariser.
Feedback
The best piece of advice I could give to anyone would be, get out there shoot shoot shoot, I learned a lot of youtube tutorials and following top photographers on the likes of here and instagram, following them alone should inspire anyone!

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