Girl staring at Skogafoss

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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.

In photography, it is difficult to get an idea of the dimensions of a place without a reference, something that we already know, like a person. This person, in this image, is the beautiful girl who was travelling with me, driving through Iceland. She enjoyed a lot this waterfall, running from the outside to the inside, getting surrounded by a double rainbow and getting totally wet.

This is another view of this place

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.

En una fotografía es difícil hacerse una idea de las dimensiones de un lugar sin una referencia, algo que ya conozcamos, como una persona. En esta fotografía, esa persona es la preciosa chica que viajaba conmigo, conduciendo a través de Islandia. Disfrutó mucho de esta cascada, corriendo desdee el exterior al interior, para rodearse de un arco iris doble y salir totalmente mojada de la catarata.

Esta es otra vista de esta imagen sin una referencia

Skógar, Islandia, 2010.

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  1. Max Hendel 55 months ago | reply

    Great capture !!!

  2. Your own, personal, Jesus. [deleted] 55 months ago | reply

  3. eaglexl 54 months ago | reply

    beautiful place!

  4. zyker - no more 54 months ago | reply

    This is super awesome!!

  5. d S s l v d 54 months ago | reply

    ...what a beautiful landscape!
    Love your gallery

  6. ~DebbieDee~Expressions~ [deleted] 54 months ago | reply

    Wow!! I want to go there :) never seen anything like this!!

  7. hOps_INc [deleted] 53 months ago | reply

    Simply fantastic! :)

  8. Hoyuela 53 months ago | reply

    Precioso lugar.

  9. Sarah C* 53 months ago | reply

    Fantastic shot!!!
    I love the mood and composition in here.

  10. Tobi Roaming Africa 50 months ago | reply

    Incredibly beautiful!!! Love the colours!!! Great that one can imagine the size!!!

  11. victor0508 49 months ago | reply

    I totally love this picture!

  12. fisherbray 47 months ago | reply

    absolutely amazing!

  13. Rudy Sempur 46 months ago | reply

    Amazingly beautiful!!

  14. ferpectshotz 41 months ago | reply

    Awesome capture!!
    Really well done congrats!!

    If you can please visit my latest...
    Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished... Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made and forgot to put a soul into...

  15. Creative Days 35 months ago | reply

    Gorgeous! Wish I could go back there.

  16. HereIsTom 15 months ago | reply

    Wonderful capture!

  17. arnthorr 14 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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