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Hengifoss

Posted by
Darkelf Photography (Perth, Australia) on 23 March 2016 in Landscape & Rural.

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Both fjord areas in Iceland, the Westfjords and the East Fjords, kept most of their treasures hidden away from us under the thick blanket of clouds and persisting rain.

When visiting the eastern region, we did manage however, to make a couple of hikes, including the popular hike to Hengifoss (passing Litlanesfoss on the way). The weather cleared enough but it was still very windy and cold. I had to wear a balaclava to keep my face warm during the hike but it was all worth it.

Hengifoss is a very rewarding tall waterfall right at the end of the hike. It is the third highest waterfall in Iceland with a drop of 128 meters. Due to heavy rains, the stream was rather rapid and deep in places, which prevented me from getting closer to the fall.

I think that the rocks would look stunning in the sunshine because of red layers of clay sitting between the layers of basaltic rock. The horizontal lines that you can see are the red clay that I mentioned.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III 25 seconds F/16.0 ISO 100 24 mm

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

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