Gullfoss (The Golden waterfall) is Iceland's most famous waterfall, and one of the natural wonders of the world.Gullfoss is also by far Europe’s most powerful waterfall.
Gullfoss is actually two separate waterfalls, the upper one has a drop of 11 metres and the lower one 21 metres. The rock of the river bed was formed during an interglacial period.
Water flows over Gullfoss at an average rate of 109 cubic metres per second. The heaviest floods jökulhlaup (glacial outbursts) have recorded a flow of 2000 cubic metres per second. During the summer the flow is 130 cubic metres per second.
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Update: Thank you Julia for the information on the correct state! :-)
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paulw (2016) 2006-06-13 10:26
Very beautiful image. I love the swirling clouds. Much better than my image of the falls. Lovely crisp image. Brings back some memories.
danyy (0) 2006-06-13 10:34
beaucoup de choses interessantes sur cette photo, la puissance des eaux et de ses chutes, un ciel tout à fait particulier avec ces nuages très spéciaux, la glace qui se forme sur les rochers.
Un spectacle hallucinant.
Bien vu et excellente qualité de photo.
nadia_elena (33) 2006-06-13 10:43
It looks like the clouds are drawn into the fall. Realy realy nice.
kasica (14) 2006-06-13 10:45
Very nice photo. Wonderful landscape!
nels (2621) 2006-06-13 11:28
hi jonas super photo like the ice forming on the rocks great clouds
samrat_roy1 (697) 2006-06-13 11:37
wow. thats mind blowing. i love the way you captured the scene. good POV and excellent composition.
sdavidr (48) 2006-06-13 11:37
Wow! Simply awesome, that's why I love travel and photography.
pboehringer (770) 2006-06-13 13:34
Very impressive shot of this powerful waterfalls. If it wouldn't be for you note I would have some difficulties to have a scale. The only other thing that gives an idea of the magnitude is the fence at the very right side of your picture. Placing somewhere in your picture could help to understand the scale better.
Prisley (1485) 2006-06-13 14:55
Geez that's beautiful! The fish eye really enhance the pic'. Excellent sharpness and luminosity. The glow over the fall accentuate the feeling of water power. Well done!
Keep posting ;o)
Jeronimo (1382) 2006-06-13 16:17
Who, this is an incredible shoot Jonas. I enjoy the efect of the wide angle. Well done.
mdetay (4865) 2006-06-13 18:17
Nice shot. Quite unusuall to see the snow.Nice POV, composition and colors. TFS. Cheers.
leiju (1697) 2006-06-14 4:33
Absolutely stunning shot! Woah!
The correct state is Arnessysla.
The fisheye works absolute wonders here! I know the place and know how hard it is to capture the whole view, and you definitely managed it amazingly well! Congratulations!
An impressive shot. Truly.
The sky is wonderful and the clouds have those amazing half circles in them.
I Love the golden color in the FG and the silver color in the rest of the image.
The POV and composition are flawless.
Thank You more than much for sharing this absolutely wonderful sight!
startacked (1355) 2006-06-17 8:04
Incredible ultra wide view! Very sharp! TFS, Gilbert
genem (303) 2006-06-20 2:43
Stunning picture, fish eye worked perfectly. The lines in the sky and mountains are creating a crazy rithm. TFS
capthaddock (28790) 2006-06-23 10:51
Hi Jonas - wow, this is amazing, one of the most photographed sights in Iceland, but the super wide angle and the off season snow makes it completely original, spectacular work.
- Copyright: Jonas Eriksson (JonasEriksson) (70)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-03-05
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D200, Nikkor 10.5mm Fish Eye, SanDisk Extreme III, Polarizing Filter
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2006-06-13 10:25