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Fragmented Reality

Posted by
Darkelf Photography (Perth, Australia) on 2 March 2021 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.


Today I present a classic straight on view of Aldeyjarfoss waterfall in Iceland. It is a very obvious composition this one but still I wanted to take an image like this anyway. I was fascinated by the basalt columns lining up on each side of the fall akin to church organs and there was a wonderful symmetry in their arrangement. The scene just seemed like it was pre-designed and built by someone to have such order about it and who knows if some higher forces of nature were not at play here.

I have gone into more detail about this location when I posted this image and you may already know of my love for this landscape. I followed much the same steps in approach on location and in post processing, other than deciding on a black and white version here that for me felt like it had more character and strength. It brought out the fine detail very well and in my vision made the cliffs look almost organic and flowing in nature, similarly to the water. Thirty second exposure gave a touch of surreal feeling to the clouds and I think that also enhanced the fluid feel of this scene.

If we ever visit Aldeyjarfoss again, I will definitely look to find different compositions and angles but the classic view is still hard to pass on and I was very glad to take this photo.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV 30 seconds F/16.0 ISO 50 19 mm

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