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The sun sets through a dramatic waterfall inside a volcanicly created cave, Iceland

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11 Comments |
Rafaphoto Platinum
 
Rafaphoto January 18, 2019
Glorious
Pete_Rowbottom
Pete_Rowbottom January 19, 2019
Thanks
Claudia_Lawyer
 
Claudia_Lawyer March 05, 2019
Absolutely breathtaking & if you look closely it looks like an outline of a man's face
Pete_Rowbottom
Pete_Rowbottom March 05, 2019
It does yes, very uncanny !
margitulstrup PRO
 
margitulstrup March 09, 2019
Amazing shot
Vitaliy_SN
 
Vitaliy_SN April 01, 2019
???????? ??????!
Pete_Rowbottom
Pete_Rowbottom April 02, 2019
not sure what this means ??
DarrollWright
 
DarrollWright April 05, 2019
Fabulous shot. Excellent lighting and composition. I really love this one. 👍
Pete_Rowbottom
Pete_Rowbottom April 05, 2019
Thanks very much!
Jonhay
 
Jonhay April 06, 2019
Amazing shot!!!
Pamelabole PRO
 
Pamelabole June 04, 2019
Beautiful! Congrats on being a contest finalist! Good Luck! : )
Pete_Rowbottom
Pete_Rowbottom June 06, 2019
Thanks :-)
shanewheelphoto PRO
 
shanewheelphoto June 11, 2019
That light is so good, nice work!
Pete_Rowbottom
Pete_Rowbottom June 12, 2019
Thanks very much :-)
CHazlett
 
CHazlett March 25, 2020
Great shot!
FergalBrady
 
FergalBrady February 12, 2021
Outstanding shot 👏
codyperez108
 
codyperez108 July 31, 2021
Magnificent
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Behind The Lens

Location

Kavernufoss, Iceland

Time

Shot at Sunset

Lighting

I think has to be one of my favourite locations I've shot, for a couple of reasons, 1. there's hardly anyone there as they all go to the much bigger waterfall nearby. 2. It's stunning and a lot more picturesque than the bigger waterfall nearby. 3. Like Seljalandsfoss (but in my view a lot nicer) you can actually get behind the falls here and shoot outward along the valley towards the sea. But my god does this place make you work to get an image!!. The water spray in the cave here was just non stop, tried allsorts but to no avail, you are constantly cleaning your lens every few seconds only for it to be completely soaked again, and again.... and again. I lost count of the amount of shots I binned on the day, and also once at home there's absolutely loads completely ruined by water spots, I was convinced I'd managed a couple of water free images so it was just a case of trawling the files and (thankfully) finding some, I think I've finally come away with 3 water free compositions from literally 100's of binned shots, not a place you can turn up to for 20 minutes and expect to get something!! We hadn't intended to shoot sunset here but the amount of time taken trying to get a shot here meant we wouldn't have time to get anywhere else so we decided to stay here and so glad we did as the light was just phenomenal down the valley lighting up the jagged rocks of the cavern walls and the waterfalls beyond, absolutely beautiful, but an absolute ordeal to shoot, But if you put the time in.... I didn't notice until reviewing the files on the camera but from this angle where the land comes together creating the area of sky looks just like a face / head

Equipment

Nikon D810, Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8, NiSi S5 150mm filter system, fotopro tripod

Inspiration

The sheer beauty of the location, also I waited till sunset to get the light illuminating the valley and rocks

Editing

5 images blended with luminosity masking, contrast adjustments

In my camera bag

2 camera bodies, Nikon D750 / Nikon D810. Nikon 14-24 F/2.8, Nikon 24-120 F/4, Nikon 70-200 f/4, NiSi v5 filter system, NiSi S5 filter system

Feedback

Be patient, you will get soaked as will your camera gear, you just have to keep going again, and again, and again until you get your shot, don't expect to just turn up and nail it in 10 minutes, it won't happen.

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