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Gullfoss

Posted by
Darkelf Photography (Perth, Australia) on 3 December 2016 in Landscape & Rural.

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I have not processed any other photos from New Zealand just yet so today's photo comes from one of the most popular places in Iceland - Gullfoss waterfall. Its Icelandic name can be translated to "Golden Falls" and the fall is located in the canyon of the Hvítá river in the Golden Circle region, not far to the east of Reykjavik.

This is the sideways view at the second (lower) step of the waterfall. Both steps present great opportunities for various compositions. It was this angle, however, that caught my attention for longer. It was also to do with the fact that I could avoid people here more than at the other vantage points.

Form the front on view from a distance it seems like the water is just disappearing into the earth. It is only when you get closer to it that you realise that the water drops into a ravine and the escape canyon runs perpendicular to the flow of the water.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III 3/10 second F/11.0 ISO 100 35 mm

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