Gullfoss waterfall - Iceland

Gullfoss ("Golden Falls") waterfall is one of Iceland's numerous beautiful waterfalls.


This image was selected to illustrate an article on Iceland's top-rated environmental performance on See the article here:





  • O Palsson 6y

    Thank you so much for visiting and your kind comments, everybody: Bill Gracey, Floydian, Scott, Aðalheiður and scusiq8.
  • Tuomas A. Lehtinen Photography 6y

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  • Kristjana Björk 6y

    Frábær mynd!
    flottir litirnir :)
  • O Palsson 6y

    Kærar þakkir, Kristjana!
  • Jónína Harpa Njálsdóttir 6y

    Ein af flottustu gullfossmyndum sem ég hef séð... glæsileg:)
  • O Palsson 6y

    Þakka þér fyrir, Jónína.
  • Daniele Oberti 5y

    Wow, wonderful place!
  • O Palsson 5y

    deadstar - thank you for stopping by and commenting. Yes, Gullfoss is a beautiful place to visit.
  • Tomislav Kovacevic 5y

    I do like landscape, but I must admit you over-edited photo :( and I was reading comments and nobody mentioned it, I find it strange ..

    Water lost shadows it looks to bright and white. Grass looks like cartoon too much color, and clouds are too blue (as we all know they are in nature more white) ..

    Well I don't want to give bad critics as I do like picture, but I would like to see it in its natural version.

    Overall you have AMAZING photos, keep it up.
  • O Palsson 5y

    KovaZg: Thank you for your feedback. Yes, perhaps I overadjusted this one (although I will admit I kind of like it this way) - it was a difficult shot because it was taken on a dark and cloudy day with only the central part that enjoyed sunshine from a break in the clouds was bright, everything else dark. I therefore had to tune the contrast and saturation some to let all parts of the image come out, not just those spotlighted by the sun. However, the photo is not processed as much as you seem to think based on your comments: When you say the water is too white, this is actually the way it looks in real life, not a side effect of image processing; this river is famous for it - the water is gray-white, not blue - sometimes almost looking like milk -because it is a a glacial river carrying a lot of silt from glacier run-off: In fact that is why the name of this river is Hvítá, which is Icelandic for White River.
  • Tomislav Kovacevic 5y

    Yup this photo is born to be HDR :) In those hard conditions, I don't brag:

    (but this orange, blue, .. picture of mine) is in DARK condition where middle part is under direct sunlight ...

    This is noobish, but also I like it, little bit cartoonish :)

    Cool, sorry about water, I didn't think about surface it self, I thought about falls. Where bubbles are, there are no shadows of bubbles, and that means that your contrast is too big :) It doesn't look sharp cause of it. Aldo I know about silky part, cause of f-stop, but I just don't think that is reason to be so linear.

    I do like place, I really do, and I saw your other photos you know how to take pictures, but this one should be at my opinion - HDR or maybe little little smaller contrast, otherwise, if you like it, that is most important thing !

    Keep up great work.
  • Eleanor Milligan 5y

    Not suprised it's nick named the golden waterfall! this is beautiful and the colours are amazing! :D x.
  • O Palsson 5y

    Thank you, Milli!
  • Hrund Thorsdottir 5y

    Svei mér þá ... "the ulitmate" póstkort frá Íslandi :D
  • O Palsson 5y

    Þakka þér fyrir það, rainbowgirl/Hrund. Jú, hún er svoldið mikið týpísk íslensk þessi.

    Ciao, sono amministratore di un gruppo chiamato WISE SOCIETY. Ci farebbe piacere aggiungere le tuo foto al gruppo.
  • lacko6928 5y

    Gyönyörü csoda szép!
  • bogarcsiko 3y

    Wow, b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l!!
    Used as a background in a layout. Link:
    Hope you don't mind.
    Keep up the good work!
  • O Palsson 3y

    bogarcsiko - you are welcome to use my image, as you have used it as specified under the Creative Common licens, and I'm glad you found good use for it. Looks good!
  • Michael & Laura Dubois 3y

    truly amazing, beautiful photo!
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Taken on July 7, 2009
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