Gullfoss waterfall - Iceland

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    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 treehugger.com. See the article here:
    www.treehugger.com/files/2010/01/iceland-leads-world-envi...

    Erin*Renee, Hrefna Björg, denny.lyon, and 23 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. o palsson 56 months ago | reply

      Thank you so much for visiting and your kind comments, everybody: Bill Gracey, Floydian, Scott, Aðalheiður and scusiq8.

    2. Tuomas_Lehtinen 56 months ago | reply

      Thank you for sharing you memory with us at:

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    3. Kristjana Björk [deleted] 56 months ago | reply

      Frábær mynd!
      flottir litirnir :)

    4. o palsson 56 months ago | reply

      Kærar þakkir, Kristjana!

    5. Jónína Harpa Njálsdóttir 54 months ago | reply

      Ein af flottustu gullfossmyndum sem ég hef séð... glæsileg:)

    6. o palsson 54 months ago | reply

      Þakka þér fyrir, Jónína.

    7. deadstar 2.1 53 months ago | reply

      Wow, wonderful place!

    8. o palsson 53 months ago | reply

      deadstar - thank you for stopping by and commenting. Yes, Gullfoss is a beautiful place to visit.

    9. KovaZg 52 months ago | reply

      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.

    10. o palsson 52 months ago | reply

      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.

    11. KovaZg 52 months ago | reply

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

      www.flickr.com/photos/kovazg/sets/72157622571878688/

      (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.

    12. Milli. 52 months ago | reply

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

    13. o palsson 52 months ago | reply

      Thank you, Milli!

    14. *rainbowgirl* 50 months ago | reply

      Svei mér þá ... "the ulitmate" póstkort frá Íslandi :D

    15. o palsson 50 months ago | reply

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

    16. MADEINPHOTOS 46 months ago | reply

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

    17. lacko6928 42 months ago | reply

      Gyönyörü csoda szép!

    18. bogarcsiko 28 months ago | reply

      Wow, b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l!!
      Used as a background in a layout. Link: i39.tinypic.com/rh7b46.jpg
      Hope you don't mind.
      Keep up the good work!

    19. o palsson 28 months ago | reply

      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!

    20. Oxiourus 26 months ago | reply

      truly amazing, beautiful photo!

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