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Cold River - Húsafell in Borgafjörður, Iceland | by orvaratli
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Cold River - Húsafell in Borgafjörður, Iceland

Finally the weather was fairly good on a weekend. I got a chance to go shooting. Teamed up with Skarpi and my wife and we went to the Borgarfjörður area. Out objective was to shoot mountain scapes near Skarðsheiði but cloudy weather covered all the peaks. We drove further inland to a beautiful area near Húsfell. Instead of stopping at the popular Hraunfossar waterfall (would have stopped there 2-3 weeks ago when the foliage colors where at peak) we drove even further to a river that I had previously spotted while driving over Kaldidalur mountain pass.


The cold weather of fall has changed the usual brown color of the glacier rivers to a much nicer blue color. The narrow gorge recently cut through a lava field was really interesting as was the color contrast between the cold water and the warm colors of the sky.


Here decided on a average exposure length of 2 seconds which created a sense of motion while still keeping the nice structures in the water visible.

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Taken on October 23, 2011