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Hjalparfoss

Posted by
Darkelf Photography (Perth, Australia) on 9 October 2016 in Landscape & Rural.

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Keeping in tune with recent Autumn scenery this is another photo from Iceland. Hjalparfoss is one of several waterfalls in Thjorsardalur valley, north of the volcano Hekla. It is possibly one of the less known waterfalls in Iceland but well worth a visit if you are ever in the area.

This is a two-stepped waterfall, located not far away from where the rivers Fossa and Thjorsa join each other. It is one of the many waterfalls in Iceland that are framed by basalt formations. They provide for a nice contrast to the white water stream.

In this scene I wanted to include a small tree glowing with beautiful orange Autumn leaves. My vision was to get the balance right between the foreground and background lighting therefore I waited for the sun to illuminate the tree before pressing the shutter button. My aim was to have the fiery colours attract attention in the foreground before moving further into the scene towards the waterfall.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III 8/5 seconds F/16.0 ISO 50 28 mm

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