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Blue River | by Jerry Fryer
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Blue River

I love this place - it's probably my favourite waterfall anywhere.

 

It isn't the longest, nor widest or biggest, but it may be the most beautiful & perfectly formed.

You know when you're getting close to this place because you find loads of photographers driving round & round in circles looking lost.

It doesn't get much easier once you've found a place to park either - bit reminiscent of the Sherrif of Nottingham trying to find Robin Hood's hideout.

 

But so beguiling is its beauty, that people flock here from all over Iceland & queue up on the bridge to see it.

& unlike those supermodels that won't get out of bed for less than £20k it doesn't even need to get up - it just lies there looking beautiful.

The reason for its beauty, is that wonderful shade of turquoise blue - like the most exquisite opal, even bluer than Michelle Pfeiffer's eyes, which runs through the river beneath the delicate waterfall.

There are so many possibilities to be exhausted here & needless to say I've tried every position & focal length but wanted to post something a bit different.

This is a pano taken from in the river, under the bridge, up close & personal, to capture as much of that wonderful blueness & swirling water movement as possible. (No photograph can really do it justice however)

 

If you're one of those people that likes "fine art mono-conversions" - there could perhaps be a place for them - but this just isn't it, so please don't waste time trying to convince me to change it.

Doing that would be like going to the French Riviera, taking the cabriolet for a spin along the scenic Basse Corniche from Cap Ferrat to Monte Carlo, pulling over at Cap d'Ail for a moment to take in the breathtaking beauty, & instead of gazing down into the most beautiful azure water, just gawping instead into dull greyness.

And wouldn’t that just be being very very silly??? :))

 

Or as they'd say on the Côte d'Azur "est ce que tu es fou??? :((

 

Thanks to Everyone who took the trouble to view, comment or fave :)

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Taken on March 6, 2017