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Struttmann PRO+
 
Struttmann February 25, 2016
Love the colors and the long exposure effect.. Amazing location ...
MR_Photo_Ire
 
MR_Photo_Ire February 27, 2016
Fantastic shot. Hoping to visit this location when I visit Iceland in May
14renren
 
14renren February 28, 2016
Superb work and presentaion
emmalarkan
 
emmalarkan March 02, 2016
simply stunning! a great long exposure shot!
julie_cavell
 
julie_cavell March 03, 2016
Beautiful image so well shot
naomiw
 
naomiw April 24, 2016
Wow amazing photo thanks for sharing
alarsen
 
alarsen April 24, 2016
wonderful view!
photosue50 Premium
 
photosue50 April 24, 2016
Gorgeous shot!!
fabs
 
fabs August 10, 2016
breathtaking
theresavar
 
theresavar September 09, 2016
Congrats, gorgeous!
Arsenicum
 
Arsenicum September 09, 2016
Epic!
jackiebrangard
 
jackiebrangard September 10, 2016
Stunning...Congratulations
PhotosbyJLR PRO+
 
PhotosbyJLR September 10, 2016
Absolutely Magnificent!
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johnstevens_0979 September 10, 2016
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
LucBaekelandt PRO+
 
LucBaekelandt January 08, 2017
Stunning
Pblais
 
Pblais January 16, 2017
Gitsy on the long exposure. Sometimes the magic works! Great shot!
Iceland PRO+
 
Iceland January 18, 2017
Great picture! I have some photos of Aldeyjarfoss taken few days before or after this one. I grew up on a farm nearby and I take photographers very often to this location ( kip.is)
lizamaridupreez
 
lizamaridupreez February 09, 2017
Amazing capture
bathsalt
 
bathsalt February 24, 2017
Amazing photo!!
RhinoReign
 
RhinoReign February 25, 2017
Beautiful Work! Stunning!
VincentWhitehead
 
VincentWhitehead December 26, 2017
Love this
saramaggie
 
saramaggie January 16, 2018
This. Is insanity. I love this!
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Flinforth January 20, 2018
Wow absolutely stunning!!
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BabsB January 31, 2018
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rob3rt April 16, 2018
On point
anstef PRO
 
anstef September 09, 2019
Wonderful winter composition!
Poohbearshotz
 
Poohbearshotz January 15, 2020
So beautifully creative...the appearance of an explosion of water spreading outward at bottom of falls...superb framing and capture. Where is this located?
Poohbearshotz
 
Poohbearshotz January 15, 2020
Write a commentapologies- hadn't realized a whole other description an in-depth description below comments. Absolutely beautiful.

Behind The Lens

Location
This shot was taken in Northern Iceland at Aldeyarfoss. The falls during the winter is only accessible by super jeep and it was a little walk down the hill in knee deep snow to the falls.
Time
This was taken just after sunrise.
Lighting
Because the day light hours are so short in Iceland during the winter the sun stays very low on the horizon creating beautiful soft light most of the day.When the weather is clear and the clouds come out to play you can get some very nice shots.The weather changes so frequently in Iceland so you have to be prepared for anything.
Equipment
This was taken with a Canon 5d mark iii and a Canon 16-35. I also used a 8 stop neutral density filter to help get a longer exposure.
Inspiration
This waterfall was very impressive and powerful.I wanted to nice soft image to show the movement of the falls.It was like a winter wonderland, the fresh snow and untouched landscape made for a great picture!And even better I had the whole scene to myself!
Editing
Not much processing was done, some contrast and highlight adjustments and a little saturation but not much. The place is a natural beauty.
In my camera bag
Usually I carry my super wide 16-35, a 24-105 for overall purposes and just in case I carry around my 100-400 should some wildlife show up on my travels.
Feedback
Just make sure you get out there in a super jeep, we had to stop and pull a car out of the snow because he got stuck. There's no one out there so if you get stuck by yourself it could be a very long time before anyone passes by and the nearest town is quite a far walk away.

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