December 15, 2013

Skógafoss, Iceland

Photograph by Jorunn Sjofn Gudlaugsdottir

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Skógafoss, one of the largest waterfalls in Iceland

(This photo and caption were submitted to the 2013 National Geographic Photo Contest.)


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40 comments
Sandra Hickman
Sandra Hickman

Oh wow.. Joy you'r not the only one that missed this one. Absolutely stunning.

Rujia Sun
Rujia Sun

Is it something on earth?! Definitely!

Joy Saldanha
Joy Saldanha

Stupid me!  Just how did I miss this one?  j.e.s.

Ramdhan Kurniawan
Ramdhan Kurniawan

It's a good position to take a good shot !!! It's a quitely dark but actually bright focus !!!

m. gremminger
m. gremminger

I love how you first look at the waterfall and see how big it is and then as you look at the whole picture your eyes draw focus on the people and the bottom and you realize actually how big the water fall really is....love it!

Sandip Dey
Sandip Dey

Making this image in B/W, makes it stand-out. I am not sure, whether it would have the same effect if it was done in color. The silver white waterfall (great use of motion blur) stands out against the adjoining darker areas (hills). Couple of persons standing at the base of the waterfall, also gives the scene a scale and a context. However, looking at the image, I am not able to assert the time of the day when it was captured. If the photographer would be kind enough to let us know, when it was shot along with the settings etc., It would be great. In all, a nice photograph ! Congratulations !!

Ruth Aguiar
Ruth Aguiar

Beautiful, but I don't see the point to use strict b/w here...

ciaran payne
ciaran payne

Very atmospheric and I think the light hazing really adds to the shot.

Janice H.
Janice H.

Majestic, powerful image.       Striking photo!

Once again
Once again

Now i am sure after all the photos of Iceland that it is a piece of heaven and i don't care if i can't read the names  

pawan kumar
pawan kumar

might be shot with telephoto lens making less perspective effect .nice shot

Ben Guido
Ben Guido

I just returned from a trip to Iceland and although I never saw this waterfall, Gullfoss, another waterfall there was one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen.

dena harrington
dena harrington

This is one of the many reason I want to visit Iceland. Beautiful photo!


nann kam
nann kam

very beautiful . thank you.

John Kennedy
John Kennedy

Great photo love the bw. Thanks for the inspiration

anil siwach
anil siwach

purity....thats how it felt to me. Good Image.Thanks

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