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The Skógafoss is one of the biggest waterfalls of the country with a width of 25 meters and a drop of 60 meters. Due to the amount of spray the waterfall consistently produces, a single or double rainbow is normally visible on sunny days. According to legend, the first Viking settler in the area, Þrasi Þórólfsson, buried a treasure in a cave behind the waterfall. A local boy found the chest years later, but was only able to grasp the ring on the side of the chest before it disappeared again.

This waterfall is just under the "now well-known" Eyjafjallajökull volcano, and it is very close the sea, in the South shore of Iceland.

I got really close to the ground and the water, and I shot a really long exposition keeping a low key, to enhance the mood in the waterfall surroundings.

Skógar, Iceland, 2010.

La de Skógafoss es una de las cascadas más grandes del país, con una anchura de 25 metros y un desnivel de 60 metros. Debido a la cantidad de agua la cascada produce siempre, un arco iris simple o doble cuando hay sol. Según la leyenda, el primer colono vikingo en la zona, Þrasi Þórólfsson, enterró un tesoro en una cueva detrás de la cascada. Un chico lo encontró años más tarde, pero sólo fue capaz de coger el anillo antes de que volviera a desaparecer.

Esta cascada está justo debajo del famoso (también fuera de Islandia) volcán Eyjafjallajökull, y se encuentra en la costa sur de Islandia, muy cerca del mar.

Me puse muy cerca de la tierra y el agua, y disparé una exposición muy larga manteniendo una clave baja, para resaltar la atmósfera en el entorno de la cascada.

Skógar, Islandia, 2010.

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  1. coach48 50 months ago | reply


  2. jamesafarren 49 months ago | reply

    Mesmerizing, out of this world! A superb shot!

  3. Garter Blue 49 months ago | reply

    Foreground, foreground, foreground! I keep telling people - good to see that you don't need telling for this is a hugely sympathetic treatment of the subject.

  4. Painted by light 48 months ago | reply

    Beautiful. I love the reflection of the waterfall in the water on the ground. Great exposure.

  5. Thierry B 48 months ago | reply

    Hello new contact !!! Very very nice… ;-)

  6. rodΔmΔ ! 48 months ago | reply

    Great composition and details, top Skogafoss!

  7. rohaberl 48 months ago | reply

    well captured

  8. Christophe Pfeilstücker 46 months ago | reply

    Amazing, as all of your pictures.

  9. JRVANDELLEN 43 months ago | reply

    WOW!!! Just awesome!!!

  10. aubrey_54 43 months ago | reply

    gorgeous exposure!!!!

  11. TheRealPhoto 40 months ago | reply

    The perspective is fantastic.
    The colors are well calibrated, this photo is very well managed.

    Via items tagged with 'waterfall' on Fluidr

  12. JorunnSjofn 36 months ago | reply

    beautiful Skogafoss, amazing shot

  13. smokejumping 22 months ago | reply

    Beautiful exposition, it is very nice also to see the rainbow light in the mist.

  14. arnthorr 13 months ago | reply

    Nice waterfall, help us pls to let this one have water, there is a risk of energy company take almost all water of it,

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