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Glacial Glow

Posted by
Darkelf Photography (Perth, Australia) on 16 January 2016 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.


This is one of the more interesting and may be one of the more intimate waterfalls in Iceland - Bruarfoss. It is located in the Golden Circle region, however, it is largely unmarked and there are no signs pointing to it from the main road. Therefore, it remains hidden to most of the tourists traversing the area.

It takes a little bit of finding, even with the numerous directions now available on the internet, but it is absolutely worth it. We wished that the weather was a little bit less gloomy on the day we made our trek to the waterfall. Sometimes, though, you just have to deal with what you get.

The highlights of this waterfall are the numerous smaller falls/streams that you can see further up and also the beautiful blue/turquoise glacial waters of the river Bruar in the foreground. In this photo I decided to concentrate on that glacial glow as it contrasted nicely with the gloomy surroundings. There was just enough happening in the clouds to keep the sky interesting and I kept the shutter speed in check for this shot because I did not want the water to become too blurry but I did not want the water to appear too rough either.

I do have some close up photos of the waterfall coming up later on so stay tuned in for those ones. We managed to spend around two hours at Bruarfoss shooting various angles and compositions and just enjoying the amazing view.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III 5 seconds F/16.0 ISO 50 24 mm

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