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35 Comments | Report
ellenellen PRO+
 
ellenellen August 21, 2015
Lovely scene, Welcome to VB.
ovi_craciun
ovi_craciun September 06, 2015
thanks so much Ellen. Good to be here!
JohnWaldronImages
 
JohnWaldronImages August 21, 2015
Beautiful photo, the sheer scale gave me chills.
ovi_craciun
ovi_craciun September 06, 2015
Thanks John! Appreciate your comment!
KaranPhotography
 
KaranPhotography September 04, 2015
Brilliant!
ovi_craciun
ovi_craciun September 06, 2015
Thanks Karan!
Bannekh
 
Bannekh September 18, 2015
Great shot
ovi_craciun
ovi_craciun September 18, 2015
thank you!
nandicmb PRO+
 
nandicmb September 21, 2015
Congratulations on both your Contest Finalist wins!!
ovi_craciun
ovi_craciun September 21, 2015
thanks so much!
aghoward
 
aghoward September 29, 2015
Beautiful..
ovi_craciun
ovi_craciun October 04, 2015
thank you!
carolcardillo PRO+
 
carolcardillo October 07, 2015
Excellent. Congrats on being a Finalist!
nandicmb PRO+
 
nandicmb October 08, 2015
Congratulations on both your Contest Finalist wins!!
dennisrathbun Platinum
 
dennisrathbun November 02, 2015
Beautiful, the scale gives this shot a lot of power.
ovi_craciun
ovi_craciun December 30, 2015
thank you!
camilzahner
 
camilzahner February 21, 2016
Ca din poveste... Un vis!!
ovi_craciun
ovi_craciun February 22, 2016
Multumesc mult Camil!
Peterduck
 
Peterduck April 16, 2016
Just a great capture
mzeePhotography
 
mzeePhotography May 03, 2016
nicely done! is that you standing in the photo?
ovi_craciun
ovi_craciun May 26, 2016
not me, it's my friend
tanharr
 
tanharr May 10, 2016
amazing
tanharr
 
tanharr May 10, 2016
amazing
antoinettebiehlmeier PRO+
 
antoinettebiehlmeier June 18, 2016
This is such a stunning photo. The roughness of the mountain, the soft vail of the waterfall, the mood, the proportions - really awesome
ovi_craciun
ovi_craciun May 26, 2017
Thank you!
alexeybever
 
alexeybever August 09, 2016
absolutely amazing!
RubenB
 
RubenB August 23, 2016
Love it... one of the best I've seen in a while now. Great work!
nycdeke
 
nycdeke August 23, 2016
Sublime majesty. Captured.
nycdeke
 
nycdeke September 10, 2016
So many wonderful photos entered into this contest. Yours is still my favorite.
ovi_craciun
ovi_craciun May 26, 2017
Thank you! Appreciate your comments :)
darlenepollard PRO+
 
darlenepollard September 11, 2016
Love the scale the person in the picture gives...majestic!
Zulu
 
Zulu November 20, 2016
Wow!!!!!!!!! Impressive setting and location!
Byronfairphotography PRO+
 
Byronfairphotography December 07, 2016
Beautiful scene.
acqualuna
 
acqualuna February 14, 2017
wow, simply beautiful!
bathsalt
 
bathsalt February 24, 2017
Amazing photo!!
bathsalt
 
bathsalt February 24, 2017
Amazing photo!!
thomasthon
 
thomasthon March 11, 2017
Wow!
antbandarez
 
antbandarez June 17, 2017
Where is this!? This photo is glorious!!!
kyleschweitzer
 
kyleschweitzer September 04, 2017
Amazing photo!
chucklove
 
chucklove December 26, 2017
That’s pure Awesomeness!!!
bobtoye Platinum
 
bobtoye March 18, 2018
Outstanding! One hardly misses the near-constant rainbow! The
anz200
 
anz200 March 30, 2018
So beautiful
JulesQ
 
JulesQ April 07, 2018
Wow! I love how to me, it seems you have captured that humans are a mere speck in the depth of the universe. It is an incredible shot!
beam915
 
beam915 April 18, 2018
Wow! This has to be a finalist for sure.
RamonZabala PRO+
 
RamonZabala September 16, 2018
Great
dragon3 Platinum
 
dragon3 January 14, 2020
grand

Behind The Lens

Location
The subject in the photograph is my friend, we were touring Iceland and here he’s in front of the famous Skogafoss.
Time
I was around 9.00 in the evening, late July which is usually pretty bright in Iceland that time of the year.
Lighting
It was an overcast, grey evening - however it was not my intention to include the sky in this photograph - I zoomed in from the distance to frame only the waterfall and to have my friend dwarfed by this juxtaposition. Most of the light is reflected in the fall itself during the exposure time, with some softness coming from the top right corner (where the gap in the cliff is). The main idea was to balance the exposure time needed to get the desired flow in the water and to capture the mist rising against the rocky walls.
Equipment
Nikon D7000, 18-200 telephoto zoom lens and tripod. A 4 stop ND filter was used to enable a 2 seconds exposure.
Inspiration
I had this photograph in my mind while I was touring Iceland with my friend that I hadn’t seen in almost 4 years prior to this trip. The main idea was to compress the perspective and capture the sheer scale of this scene. Wanted to be simple, honest, yet powerful. I believe that the story of this photograph lies in the rapport that is established between the subject and the raw nature in front of him.
Editing
Conversion to black and white and corrective cropping for a better framing. To get the desired angle I had to lay low and was quite difficult to get the intended framing in camera. Some contrast adjustments and a slight selenium tone have been added with Silver Effects Pro via Lightroom.
In my camera bag
D7000, Sigma 120-400, Nikon10-24, Nikon18-200, Nikon 105 Macro, lee filters, B+W polarizer. Various ND filters. Vanguard tripod with a BBH200 Ball head. Remote, dry bag, oversized lens cloths, plenty of SD cards and spare battery.
Feedback
Pre-visualise. Spend more time walking around the place until you “see it” first, rather than taking a lot of photographs and hoping for the best. I hope this image will inspire others to go off the beaten track and maybe discover a bit of themselves while doing it. It certainly worked for me in my journeys.

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