Sunset over Iguazu

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    The great thing about the Brazilian side of Iguazu is that there are no limits on taking pictures at any time of day....(unlike the Argentinian side).

    So I went out at sunset to watch the colours appear. A truly stunning sight and a waterfall like no other I have seen.

    Simply magic!!

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    Many people have been debating on how this picture was taken and apologize for not posting this information before. Life gets pretty busy. But here you are:

    - Canon 30D
    - Fisheye 15mm Lens
    - Slik Tripod and Cable release
    - I took three exposures at f/13 (1/4 sec, 1.3 sec, 4 sec)
    - I used Photomatix Pro to combine the three pics into an HDR pic. (I use some of the Trey Ratcliff tips.... I like his work a lot!)
    - Saved as a JPG and brought back into Lightroom
    - Auto tone and a little sharpening.
    - Thats it!

    Only 4 people were there. My wife, myself and two other Brazilians. And my wife and I think this final result is a pretty accurate reflection of the scene....ohh except for the whispy don't look like that through your eye ;).

    I could have probably yielded similar results with a graduated density filter, but I don't have one for my fish eye...doh!

    billunder, Suspicion, and 203 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Chris Mullins 41 months ago | reply

      I was going to ask - when I was here, the park itself closes before sunset and they kicked me out.

      I guess if you stay at the hotel inside the park, things are very different.

      If I ever go back (and I hope I will), I'll be 100% sure to stay inside the park.

    2. SF Brit 41 months ago | reply

      Yep....thats right Chris. You HAVE to stay in the park to have any chance of watching a sunrise or sunset. be more specific you HAVE to stay at Hotel Das Cataratas. It keeps you in the park and right on the edge of the falls. You can walk out ANY time of day and night. On Argentina side even at the Sheraton they do NOT let you near the fall unless you jump the fence illegally like I did one morning ;)

    3. Louise Denton 38 months ago | reply

      If I could fave this ten times, I would. Love it!

    4. digicamhelp 35 months ago | reply

      Your very lovely photo is being featured on the home page of Digicamhelp. It will remain there for a week.

    5. citrum 32 months ago | reply


    6. hzeta 31 months ago | reply

      The colors, atmosphere and colors in this shot are increible. Great job !

    7. OGQ Backgrounds HD App 31 months ago | reply

      Greate work and Awesome image!!.
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    8. zegloff 30 months ago | reply


      Thanks for posting your photographs on flikr Creative Commons. I loved this picture of the sunset, and I used it in a blog post entitled, How Ben Kingsley Changed My Life.

      The link to the post with your photo is here:

      Thanks again. I really appreciate you sharing your work!

      Cheers, Z Egloff

    9. spanishhelpnow 29 months ago | reply

      Thanks for sharing this photo via creative commons. I have used this photo in my blog here:

    10. catutah 26 months ago | reply

      Hi! i used your image on my website,

      thank you for sharing your beautiful work!

    11. Lars Mathisen 25 months ago | reply

      Stunning view!
      Excellent capture :)

    12. Jarmi7d 18 months ago | reply

      Ooh, rich and beautiful colour; what a stunning view! Well done!Have a nice weekend my friend,ciao :-)

    13. MiikkaIlmari 15 months ago | reply

      Very beautiful! Thanks for sharing this.

    14. Tripify 15 months ago | reply


      Your photo has been featured in an artice with a link back to your Flickr page.

      Article title: See Nature’s Most Impressive Spectacles at the World’s Best Waterfall Destinations

      Thanks and have a nice day,

    15. Hélène B 14 months ago | reply

      Excellent cliche un endroit que je connais les couleurs sont superbes et ces cascades prises en vitesse lente sublimes bravo

    16. iJulianPerry 11 months ago | reply

      Saw this as the background on congratz to photographer!

    17. perrychrispy 9 months ago | reply

      Out of thousands of photo's considered, yours was chosen for our Argentina app called Travel Costs ( ) Thank you for making it Creative Commons :)

    18. Oziel Reichelt 2 months ago | reply

      Unfortunately people use a picture without indicating the author.

    19. Beta.Tester 2 weeks ago | reply

      First I wish to congratulate you for the astonishing photos you have in gallery!!!
      I've featured this one on
      Sunset over Iguazu Waterfalls
      Thank you for sharing under Creative Commons. (your name and link back to your portfolio are in the post)
      Best regards,
      Lukas B.

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