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Slowmotion

Posted by
Darkelf Photography (Perth, Australia) on 8 September 2017 in Landscape & Rural.

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This was a scene along route F570 on Snaefellsnes Peninsula in Iceland that I knew I just had to photograph as soon as it came into my view. The twin waterfalls, the brightly coloured ridge separating them, the quietness and the movement of the clouds all appealed to me instantly. It was also the kind of scene that in my mind had to be done in a long exposure. The smoothness of the water and the clouds just fitted with the mood perfectly on the day. Another aspect of this composition that I liked is the balance between the two falls. Combined with the ridge they almost look like well balanced set of scales.

The road was only opened a day or two earlier as a lot of snow and icy conditions still prevailed in the upper parts. This route takes you right past the glacier - Snaefellsjokul - and it was an interesting experience driving between walls of snow and through broken ice and tonnes of mud. I could not take too many photos as we drove further because the glacier was covered in clouds and visibility was very poor.

Extra care was required while driving as there were still trucks clearing parts of the road and it was not easy to see cars coming from opposite direction. At least a couple of times we had to reverse out into a clearing to allow other vehicles to pass through the narrow path between snow. That made us even happier that we stopped by this view earlier on and took time to enjoy and photograph it.

A lot of people complain about how there is nothing new to discover in this world and that everyone has been in all places before. To me it is about our own private little discoveries of places that we have not seen previously (and sometimes about re-discovering places that we have already seen). If we look at the world in that way we realise how much there is to see and experience. The proof is in the photos that people post everyday. There is always something new that I see to stir my interest and to start exploring travel possibilities.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV 30 seconds F/16.0 ISO 50 29 mm

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Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
30 seconds
F/16.0
ISO 50
29 mm

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