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Emotional Flow

Posted by
Darkelf Photography (Perth, Australia) on 13 March 2016 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.


Seljalandsfoss is one of the better known and easily accessible waterfalls in Iceland. It sure is a touristy spot but then again what is not touristy these days, and who am I to begrudge other people the same opportunity as myself to see and capture the beauty of the world that surrounds us.

With the above in mind, I climbed a muddy and slippery path and joined a few other fellow photographers perched on a steep hill next to the waterfall, waiting for some late evening light to shine. I can tell you this - I might have been there with many people around me but I was in my own world, absorbing the sight before my eyes, and I bet every other photographer felt the same way. There was an unspoken understanding of sorts that we all shared, that despite of shooting the same scene each of us would still come up with their own version of it.

I called this photo "Emotional Flow" because when I was sitting there, trying to keep the mud off the tripod and water spray off the filter, it felt kind of magical to watch the waterfall come alive with the glow of the sunset light. The warm light hitting the cliff and fields was also fantastic and, as always, it faded just a blink of an eye too soon. It shall stay in my memory for a long time, however, and as I made my way down the precarious path, I was glad I could share it with other photographers in a silent bond that brings us together to such places.

A word of thanks also to my partner, Paulina, who has plenty of patience and understanding to enable me to be free in my photographer's "zone" during our travels together.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III 25 seconds F/11.0 ISO 50 22 mm

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