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Skogafoss Reflection

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


Another well known and easily accessible waterfall in southern Iceland - Skogafoss. Only a little further up the road from Seljalandsfoss when travelling from the west.

I took this photo on the morning of the same day as the previous one. I was pretty much travelling up and down all day. Morning to Skogafoss than back to Vik, then to the Dakota plane wreck, then to Seljalandsfoss and then back to Vik again. Iceland is just like New Zealand in the way that there is something new and exciting behind just about every corner of the road.

It was hard to come up with a new composition at such a popular location, as most of the angles have been covered already. However, it was one of the waterfalls that fascinated me the most from previous photos I have seen and I was very keen to photograph my take on this spot.

In the end, I enlisted the help of a big puddle of water to hopefully capture something at least a little different (although I am sure it has been done before too). I worked the angle and composition to have the Skogafoss reflected in the still surface of the water. The conditions were quite bleak and misty so I had a mono conversion in mind for this particular shot. Converting to monochrome usually brings out quite a lot of hidden detail and extra contrast as well.

I hope you like my effort at Skogafoss and thank you for your comments on my previous photo. I am totally humbled to receive another spotlight.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III 30 seconds F/16.0 ISO 200 24 mm

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