Small Waterfall in Eastern Iceland!
Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 10:36PM
Marc Koegel in Iceland, New Work

Hello everyone,

it's time to share a new image! I know it has been quiet here on the blog as of late, but I plan on changing that in the weeks and months to come.

The image I want to share today was photographed in the summer while I was on a 2 week trip in Iceland.

This image was photographed with my D800e and 35mm lens. Exposure was 90 seconds at F5.6, using 13 stops of neutral density.

This has to be one of my favorite images from my entire trip. Among the reason are the fact that in a country so seemingly 'overloaded' with amazing landscape images and majestic waterfalls, this small waterfall is very often missed, paling in comparison to the major attractions.

I had been driving for a long time that day, so when I pulled off the main road to head towards this waterfall, I did it as much for the fact that I 'just wanted a break' as for photography. I parked, packed my gear, and started hiking towards the waterfall. I decided to walk up a hill in hopes of getting a nice elevated view overlooking the falls, and was rewarded with exactly what I had been looking for.

The scene was simply amazing. No people were around, all that the eye could see was endless landscapes and mountains. The weather was changing and clouds kept getting thicker, adding to the overall atmosphere.

In this panorama above, shot with my iphone, you can see the 'big picture' and how well this small waterfall blends into the surrounding landscape.

It was an unforgettable day. No expectations, so it was easy to beat them -))

I felt like a true photographer, in the sense that I feel that I was able to make a photograph that conveyed my feelings standing in those beautiful surroundings, enjoying the space, quiet, and beauty of Iceland. And the fact that this is 'far off the beaten path' from the major attractions only adds to this satisfaction.

I will be back in Iceland for 2 trips in 2015. I cannot wait ...

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