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Tiny men, huge nature

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Look at the tiny men walking down the path from the parking ground. Look at the enormous spray above the cataract. Believe me, you’ll get wet when walking there.

This is the lower cataract of Gullfoss, one of the huge waterfalls of Iceland.

FX, 16mm, f16, 1/100s, ISO 100

More of my images can be seen at my own blog.

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endless streams of water …

pouring down Gullfoss waterfall on Iceland. FX, 24mm, f16, ISO 100, 1.2 sec More of my images can be seen at my own blog.

Source: endless streams of water …

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pouring down Gullfoss waterfall on Iceland.

FX, 24mm, f16, ISO 100, 1.2 sec

More of my images can be seen at my own blog.

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Monochrome Madness 4-11

First week of a month means Monochrome Madness with a theme. This week it’s “wild”

Here we have Gullfoss again. See, how the water jumps over the cliff. Watch the wild energy inside of it. How tiny the men are, beside the enormous power of the running water.

This is my contribution to Monochrome Madness organized by Leanne Cole. Look at here site on Thursday (Australian time), to see many more monochrome images created by many other talented photographers from all over the world.

I’d also encourage you to participate. The conditions are  published in each of her Monochrome Madness posts.

Take care!

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This is my contribution to Monochrome Madness organized by Leanne Cole. Look at here site, to see many more monochrome images created by many other talented photographers.

As this is the first week of a month, we have a theme. This week it is “movement”.

It’s a long exposure of the upper cataract of the Gullfoss waterfall in southern Iceland.

24mm FX, f/16, 0.8 sec, ISO 100, EV -1/3
raw development with CaptureNX2; monochrome conversion with Tonality Pro.

Take care!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Forces of Nature

600_1025-et_wThis weeks photo challenge at The Daily Post is called “Forces of Nature”.

Water ist one of the 3 forces, which are able to form the surface of our planet. The others are wind and fire (and of course men 🙂 ).

Take care!

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Monochrome Madness 49

Today I picked another photo from Gullfoss for you. This also wasn’t included in my original post on Gullfoss.

Look at the tiny people and the toy busses on the parking ground in the upper right corner. Now, bow to the creator of these impressive landscape!

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This is my contribution to Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness.

Take care!

(as always: click on the photo to see them in a bigger size)

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Weekly Photo Challenge: scale

This weeks photo challenge at The Daily Post is called “scale”.

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This photo is also taken from my current Iceland series.

You can see the waterfall Gullfoss. Look at the tiny busses, cars and people. Do you see them? There is a parking ground on the upper right corner and people are walking along the path down to the edge, where the water falls into the canyon and further to the other (bigger) cascade.

More on the fantastic landscapes of Iceland every Thursday.

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Monochrome Madness 48

On Thursday I introduced you to Gullfoss, a very mighty waterfall in Iceland and a real tourist magnet. This photo wasn’t included in my other post. I like the structures in the water coming from the rocks below the surface.

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This is my contribution to Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness.

Take care!

(as always: click on the photo to see them in a bigger size)

 

 

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Water, Go!

600_0992-e_wBeside volcanos, what do you think of next, when it comes to Iceland?

As I mentioned in my last post on Iceland, you can certainly find lots of ice in the form of glaciers. These amounts of ice are a result of the huge amounts of water, that rain down on Iceland because of its location as I explained in my last post. But, what is another result of rain and ice? Rivers! Many big rivers bring the water back to the ocean.

Because of the rugged landscape as a result of the volcanic eruptions and the constant and heavy upfoldings, that happened during the millenniums, you can find many, many waterfalls. Many of them are very impressive. I’ll introduce you to some of them here with separate posts.

Today I want to start with one of the best known waterfalls: Gullfoss, part of the river Hvítá. Luckily it still exists. There were plans to build a hydroelectric power station. But, thanks to Sigríður Tómasdóttir, the plan was declined. Since 1979 this waterfall is protected by law.

The average water throughput is, according to wikipedia, approximately 109 m³/s, during summer approximately 130 m³/s because of snow melting. This largest throughput was 2,000 m³/s while glacial outburst floods, called Jökulhlaup.

The waterfall consists of two cascades of 11m and 21m height. At the second, bigger cascade the river falls in a long and small canyon.

Take care!

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