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“There is a waterfall in every dream. Cool and crystal clear, it falls gently on the sleeper, cleansing the mind and soothing the soul.” ― Virginia Alison | by Christian_from_Berlin
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“There is a waterfall in every dream. Cool and crystal clear, it falls gently on the sleeper, cleansing the mind and soothing the soul.” ― Virginia Alison

Skogafoss Waterfall, Iceland

 

Iceland in September 2017 - one of the best vacation trips of my life! Skogafoss is certainly the most impressive waterfalls I've ever had the fortune of visiting, the sheer scale of this waterfall is hard to comprehend at first!

 

Skogafoss is a must visit in Iceland to see the sheer size of this waterfall and its power.

 

The Skogafoss Waterfall is one of the biggest waterfalls in the country with a width of 25 meters (82 ft) and a drop of 60 meters (200 ft).

This majestic looking Waterfall is situated on the Skoga River in the south of Iceland.

 

The south coast of Iceland is a truly magical area; you can see glaciers, geysirs, volcanoes as well as black sand beaches, ice caps and riverbeds.

 

It was very challenging to be close to the waterfall, shoot long exposures and avoid getting soaked with all the intense mist. I had to move, block, do whatever I could – wipe the camera and lens after every try… definitely worth it though! Next time, I will block one whole day for this waterfall.

 

Wikipedia:

 

The Skógafoss is one of the biggest waterfalls in the country with a width of 25 metres (82 feet) and a drop of 60 m (200 ft). 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. The legend continues that locals found the chest years later, but were only able to grasp the ring on the side of the chest before it disappeared again. The ring was allegedly given to the local church. The old church door ring is now in a museum, though whether it gives any credence to the folklore is debatable."Þrasi’s chest of gold".

 

This is a single shot at ISO 200 , 13 sec - Sony Alpha 6000 and a Samyang 12 mm wide lens) on a tripod, edited in Snapseed (free) on a tablet.

 

I do get a lot of questions regarding my processing with snapseed. I typically go to “tune image”, adjust the “ambiance” and then play around with the “brush” feature eg. “dodge and burn”. After these adjustments I typically add some tonal contrast.

 

I must say I love snapseed´s ability to smartly select areas for selective retouching; its Ambience tool provides a wonderful combination of brightness, shadow opening, warmth, and even incredible highlight protection all at once.

 

Thank you very much for taking the time to look. Hope you enjoy and potentially learn something! Big thanks to the amazing Flickr family out there!

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Taken on September 21, 2017