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Return to Kirkjufell

Posted by
Darkelf Photography (Perth, Australia) on 16 September 2017 in Landscape & Rural.


Another place I was very much looking forward to return to was Kirkjufell mountains on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula. This is one of the first places that made me completely aware that I was indeed in Iceland during our first trip in 2015. I still remember that feeling of actually being at the place that I have seen on many magical photographs. It was even better than I expected.

This year it was definitely in our plans to return to this majestic location. Armed with endless summer light and all the new photography skills that I have learned since the first visit, I spent two nights out there photographing and just enjoying the company of the waterfall and the mountain.

Once again, the sun was teasing me all night but this is as close to any colours in the sky that I got to. The next night was very cloudy and the one after even cloudier so I was glad that at least the first outing provided me with some good conditions. In this photo I was looking to get in as close to the waterfall as possible to use the flow in the immediate fore ground. I also wanted to go wide to catch the fleeting colours in the clouds.

I have previously posted a photo from a sunrise at Kirkjufell. I love the colours and the mood but technically it was not a great image. In larger version there is plenty of noise and it is not really printable in large dimensions. This time I bracketed exposures and blended them together later to maximise the dynamic range. I wish this one had the same light but I am still very happy with this composition and the final result.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV 1 second F/8.0 ISO 200 16 mm

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