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Oasis of Dreams

Posted by
Darkelf Photography (Perth, Australia) on 27 February 2016 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.


One of the hidden gems of Iceland - the Gjain Gorge in the Þjórsárdalur Valley.

A place where dreams truly come to life with lush vegetation, where Rauðá River (Red River) flows through numerous streams and small waterfall in every direction possible. Once you find this spot, the entrance does not suggest anything special, however, once you step down into the valley it becomes magic.

I could sped there hours just listening to the wind and the flowing water, looking at the beautiful plants, examining strange rocks and caverns. An added bonus was that it was Autumn when we visited and some early fall colours were visible around us.

It is a place that allows for wide captures as well as more intimate compositions. You can get really close to each stream, rock and tree and they can form many different layers around you. This is what I tried to show in this photo and I hope you can feel at least a little bit of that magic too.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III 25 seconds F/16.0 ISO 100 32 mm

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