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This is one of three waterfalls in BrĂșarĂĄ when hiking up to BrĂșarĂĄrfoss. I always take a moment to say hi when passing by....
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This is one of three waterfalls in BrĂșarĂĄ when hiking up to BrĂșarĂĄrfoss. I always take a moment to say hi when passing by.
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teresacharcosmora November 06, 2020
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JoEldred November 11, 2020
Beautiful! Great capture. Love your photos!
FergalBrady December 19, 2020
Great work it is like a couple of photos stitched together so well

Behind The Lens

I took this image when hiking to Bruarfoss which is in a area called Brekkuskogur at South Iceland.
I planned to be there when the light was best which was at noon but the clouds where constantly changing the light so I had to wait for the right light. I took this image around 01:00 PM
The light was very variable and difficult, sometimes the mountains in the backround where lighted up by the sun but not the river and the other time it was vise versa, but I choosed to shoot when the light was better at the river because I wanted the mountain to be more dramatic in the backround. To much light on the river is not good.
I used my Canon 5D Mrk II, with Canon 25-105 f4 lens and Manfrotto tripod
I have been on my way to shoot there for a long time, but the timing due to light is very important. I know there was extra high water in the river because of the early snow in the mountains which melted over the day and when there is sun the color of the rivers gets turkish blue in BrĂșarfoss. This particular composition was chosen because of the snow in the mountains to further emphasize the autumn.
This is a long exposure picture, just one shot, and there is very little post-processing done, only dodge and burns to even out the over exposure and under exposure areas.
In my camera bag
I guess I have in my bag just the basic tools. My camera is Canon 5D Mrk II, which I have had for a long time and I have three Canon f4 lenses which are Wide angle 17-35mm, my most used 24-105mm, and my new 70-200 Mrk II telefoto lens. I have also Manfrotto tripod, LEE filters, polarized, ND 2, 6 and 10 stop and 2 stop graduated.
When taking long exposure of waterfalls it is not good to have to much sun and actually better to have more flat light. To much light might cause the river to be to bright, causing that the surroundings get to much under exposed. I was lucky to have a kind of cloud mist as a filter to the sun to even out the light. It is also important not to be in a hurry, just calm down, find your composition, get your gear ready and take a good time to think your shots. What aperture time is best for the exposure depends on what texture you want to get in the river. Timing 0,8 to 0,2 sec is what I find nice but of course it depends also on how fast the river is running.

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