A view of the Goðafoss waterfall in Iceland (North/North-East).
This is where one of the local chieftains threw Pan (a God previously worshipped) as a symbol of his conversion to Christianity... a LONG time ago. I used to remember the story well, but by now it has escaped my mind. I hope you'll forgive me :P
It is a magical waterfall that lies right by the 'ring-road' or road number 1 that travels all around Iceland (excluding the West Fjords). You'll catch a glimpse of it even from your car if you are driving to/from Mývatn to/from Akureyri.
Unfortunately many tourists only stop at the major waterfalls in Iceland (and in other places around the world) and completely forget to look around the corner. The river leading down to Goðafoss is home to other magnificent waterfalls and the wonderfully rugged and dangerous highlands.
I took this shot as the day was setting and hoped for the best. I'm quite amazed that the deep green in the water is visible. The river leading up to the waterfall is a junction of a clear-water one and a glacier (grey/brown) one. This makes for some amazing colors changes within the fall itself all around the year.
I had the opportunity to take this picture as I spent two months touring Iceland in the summer of 2005.
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mrcrow (3993) 2006-05-03 10:23
clear shot of this waterfall and not too much sky which keeps us focussed.
the composition is good as all the movement is downwards with no upper details to distract...so we read down on this one
jone (3231) 2006-05-03 10:45
Very impresive photo,
Excuse me about my English...
Sterne (2975) 2006-05-03 10:47
Binvenue sur TE. Belle compostion en arc de cercle. Dommage que la cascade ne soit pas mieux exposée au soleil. Bon couple vitesse ouverture.
Surement un beau souvenir.
kensimage (8557) 2006-05-03 11:00
Good choice of framing, Julia, keeping all the attention on the power of the water. Your fast shutter speed to "freeze" the water is a good choice--leave the blur for those little rock-filled creeks. Well done! Regards, Ken.
paura (47166) 2006-05-03 11:01
Excellent shot for a wonderful fall.
Floydian (30970) 2006-05-03 11:14
Yes...i know for sure, i have to go to Iceland..!!
Wonderful taken in a great view. Really impressive place to be.
Great detail on the right were you can count almost every drop.
Very nice picture..!!!
guillaumejm (0) 2006-05-03 16:09
Very nice composition. POV is good. The distance is good enough to feel the power of water from behind computer screen!. The colours of water evocates some cold temperature somewhere around.
I like the light as well.
asanak (1972) 2006-05-05 17:48
This one is particularly beautiful!Congratulations, this one is MARVELOUS !
mammad (3553) 2006-05-06 14:35
Mighty capture,I could easily feel the harsh cold weather and the power of the magnificent fall.You have captured every detail very sharp and the colors are very true.The accompanying note was so useful.
I think life would be better and the world would be heaven If everybody had your POV in life .Travel the world and send us great pictures.Hug,Mammad.
shirgold (2479) 2006-06-09 5:43
Powerful shot, very good view of the fall.
I like the low sun on the top area - and the water with this angree look.
Iceland for 2 months! - sounds great.
TFS - Shir
arnoud1976 (1191) 2006-06-27 17:21
hey Julia, wonderful image. well captured. great comp and dof. really captured the colors well and the still water. Only thing missing, when being overly critical, is the fact that i do net get an impression of the actual size of the waterfall. but sometimes that is just impossible.
well done and tfs arnoud
cobraphil8 (82) 2006-09-28 8:52
en revenant un peu en arrière dans ta galerie, moi qui pensait avoir commenté chacune de tes photos, je me suis trompé :)
Il restait celle-ci
La chute d'eau est superbe, elle me rappelle celle du Niagara avec sa petite chute secondaire, le seul point légèrement négatif est le manque de repère.
Rien ne nous permet de donner une échelle à celle-ci.
Autrement un petit manque de lumière sur la chute comme l'avait indiqué Stéphane.
bizzz du Jura :)
PS: sympa ta photo sur ta page d'intro :)
- Copyright: Julia Leijola (leiju) (1697)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-09-07
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D 70, Nikkor 18-70mm f3.5-4.5G (kit lens)
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/250 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2006-05-03 10:20