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Raw Energy

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Darkelf Photography (Perth, Australia) on 11 August 2017 in Abstract & Conceptual.


A little abstract from Dettifoss in Iceland. Given that we have photographed this waterfall in wide angle from many a perspective, I had my 70-200mm lens ready when we went for a walk there during daytime hours. I was not especially committed to taking photos but after previous visits I had a vision to catch the power of the falling water in a possible close up shot.

We could never tire of sitting right on the edge of Dettifoss, watching the massive amounts of water falling down and hearing the thunderous noise accompanying the flow. The western side is more popular with the tourists because it is easier to access via a paved road. However, I feel that the eastern side is the one that provides a better experience. You can sit right at the pivot point of the waterfall, where the water swirls around before falling into the abyss. You can almost reach out and touch the water and just being so close to the raw energy of the fast flowing river is mesmerising and almost surreal.

The road to the eastern side is also longer but it provided me with one of the more exhilarating feelings when I was driving along and I could see the rising mist from Selfoss and Dettifoss waterfalls far in the distance ahead. That filled me with excitement, anticipation and made me bounce up with positive energy. When we went there first time, I was completely in awe of the raw and then unknown to me rugged beauty of this area. That feeling has not diminished one bit during our last trip. It remains one of our favourite spots in Iceland.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III 1/500 second F/8.0 ISO 200 200 mm

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