Dettifoss

Dettifoss, located within Jökulsárgljúfur National Park in north Iceland, is said to be the most powerful waterfall in Europe. At 44 metres high, 100 metres wide, and a volume discharge that averages over 200 cubic metres/s, it is a tremendous sight. There are far more beautiful waterfalls elsewhere in Iceland but none as earth-shaking.

On this morning at Dettifoss, the lighting conditions were terrible for landscape photography (think sun, glare, scattered high clouds), at variance with the type of photograph I had envisioned. But you learn quickly in Iceland that the only certainty as regards weather is that it won’t be what you want it to be. I had to work with the hand dealt to me. What I finally did manage to capture conveys well the character of this thundering behemoth.

Dettifoss

Dettifoss
5D Mark II, TS-E 24L II + Singh-Ray Vari-ND filter

 
Close encounters

Close encounters
5D Mark II, 24-105L

 
Dettifoss

Feeling the power
5D Mark II, 24-105L

 
 
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  • Premanand - November 11, 2014 - 1:27 pm

    Do you see the tiny yellow flower in the foreground in the last photo? :-)ReplyCancel

  • gisli - July 16, 2011 - 12:57 am

    Nice!
    if You need a help or information in Iceland then contact to GILDO ehfReplyCancel

  • Arun - December 15, 2010 - 4:04 am

    #1 is awesome, as in fear-inspiring.ReplyCancel

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