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Gullfoss, Iceland

Continuing my cross-section of Iceland, this time, it's a waterfall's turn.

 

Shown is the Gullfoss, or rather, the first of its two cascades, being 11 m high. See the people on the left side for a size reference. While being there, we were blessed with sunshine, and a great rainbow.

 

The second part of the cascades will be shown later, it's quite impressive as well, as you can see with numerous pictures on flickr.

 

Gullfoss is part of the Golden Circle (like Þingvellir and Geysir) and as such easily accessible even from Reykjavik.

 

This picture was taken with the Nikkor 16-85/3.5-5.6 on my D300, mounted on a tripod. This way, I could take medium times without shaking, while long exposure times in conjunction with powerful waterfalls often takes away the, well, power of it. :) So, what you see here is 1/15 s.

 

If you are interested, feel free to check out my whole Iceland set at my homepage, or rather the current state it is in. My favorites from there will get here onto flickr. Yes, I take proposals. :)

 

#344 on Explore on 2009-07-06. Thank you very much.

 

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Taken on June 11, 2009