Skógafoss Down Low

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Impressionism / Inspiration / Landscape / Photo Log / Photography / Waterfall


January 30, 2019 — Skógafoss, South Coast, Iceland

This is a dramatic sixty-meter waterfall (foss), so naturally I show just a bit of the river and the bottom of the falls.

I did put on my wellies for this one.

(Nikon D850, Nikon 24-120mm f/4G VR. RAW processing in DxO PhotoLab 3.1; Editing in Adobe Photoshop.)

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    • Thank you very much. It actually bowled me over too. This was one of those days where I felt there wasn’t a single decent shot all day long. When I was reviewing the images and this came up, I was shocked.


  1. When I first glanced at the photo, I wondered what was creating that curtain-like effect. Now I know. The effect is rather like a scrim, making the image as a whole look like a stage set. Clearly, it’s for a dramatic production.

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    • Thanks very much. That is exactly what I saw: a stage set. As I mentioned in another comment, this is a crop of a larger frame. I’m going to post the larger frame tonight for comparison.


    • Thank you. As you might see from my other replies, at the end of that day I was convinced that there was not one single decent shot all day long. Imagine my surprise when this came through in my image review. This is a crop of a larger frame. Tonight I’ll post the larger frame. Then we can all debate about which is better.


  2. Oh, this is nice, Mike. I like that you have presented just the bottom of the waterfall where it melds with the river and that you’ve selected a composition that uses a channel to lead us in to the image or brings the image to us. I like the steely blue-grey as well. Very nice.

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  3. I wasn’t sure what I was looking at so I appreciate that you explained. It’s odd but I get a sense of warmth, of steaminess from this. There is something a bit Dante’s Inferno about it. 🙂

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