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Seljalandsfoss, Iceland

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 2 November 2012 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Seljalandsfoss is a spectacular waterfall in the south of Iceland. The water drops 60m (200ft) from the the top of the cliff and it's possible to walk behind the falls which is where I took this photo from looking back toward the coastal plain and the setting sun.

I used a circular B+W 6 stop neutral density filter to get a slow shutter speed (1.6 seconds) so I could slightly blur the water but it was almost impossible to keep the lens free of water droplets as the falls created a fine mist of water that filled the air - by the time I'd finished both me and all my camera equipment was soaked.


7th November, 2012 - Chapel Camera Club

On Wednesday 7th November 2012 I'll be giving a talk about my black and white fine art photography at Chapel Camera Club, Derbyshire. The talk is between 8pm and 10pm and I'll be showing lots of images using a digital projector. For venue details follow this link

NIKON D800 8/5 seconds F/5.6 ISO 100 16 mm (35mm equiv.)

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JacklineG from Béarn, France

Une fois de plus, l'effet est somptueux !

2 Nov 2012 6:26am

@JacklineG: Thanks Jackline!

GJC from Kyoto, Japan

Absolutely magnificent.

2 Nov 2012 6:52am

@GJC: Thanks GJC!

Lai Chan See from Singapore, Singapore

Wonderful. The glow at the bottom is marvelous.

2 Nov 2012 6:54am

@Lai Chan See: Thanks for that!

Richard from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Wow! My shot of the day, without doubt. I love it! I should be a spotlight!

2 Nov 2012 7:19am

@Richard: :-) cheers Richard!

KriKridesign from Suisse, Switzerland

Make me want to go there!... :-)

2 Nov 2012 7:20am

@KriKridesign: Thanks Christine! (You should go - Iceland is truly a beautiful place and heaven for photographers!)

Hans ter Horst from Ruislip, United Kingdom

So beautiful, Ian! Iceland is #1 for photographers! Did you get a change to driver around the island?

2 Nov 2012 7:43am

@Hans ter Horst: Thanks Hans! - we were there for 4 days. The 3 of us shared the driving and we saw most of the south coast from the glaciers and ice lagoon at Jökulsarlón in the SE right through to the golden circle area around Reykjavik and the Snæfellsnes peninsula north of the capital.

KriKridesign from Suisse, Switzerland

Perhaps, next year, who knows?.... :-)

2 Nov 2012 7:43am

@KriKridesign: I hope so!

Veronique from France, Switzerland

3/4 down are to beautiful ! The subtile yellow adds so much

2 Nov 2012 7:53am

@Veronique: Thanks Veronique!

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Very lovely frame... great colors and tones.

2 Nov 2012 8:09am

@Nazzareno: Thanks Nazzareno!

Andrew Atkinson from Hartlepool, United Kingdom

Stunning work Ian, with every shot you share of your trip to Iceland it makes me want to book a ticket. Would have loved to have come to your talk, unfortunately Im in Glasgow with work.

2 Nov 2012 8:45am

@Andrew Atkinson: Thanks Andrew! (It's a shame you can't make it to the talk next week but Chapel is a long way from Hartlepool!)

Grandoude from Saint Quentin en Yvelines, France

Iceland, so beautiful. Nice point of view. I did not have this light when I was front this great and splendid waterfalls.
Nice shot!

2 Nov 2012 10:50am

Adrian from Wakefield, United Kingdom

beautiful the kind of photograph that got me interested in photography in the first place. Gallery work, simply awesome.

2 Nov 2012 11:13am

Mariana Maoduš from Waterloo, Canada

Wonderful, so mysterious atmospheric image !

2 Nov 2012 12:02pm

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Ouch! (My jaw just hit the table!)
This is truly amazing Ian - like some kind of fantasy movie set. I can imagine one of those semi-naked, sword-weilding, barbarian women wandering through here... ;-)
Well done!

2 Nov 2012 1:33pm

Denise from granby, québec, Canada

A dream capture! 5*

2 Nov 2012 2:27pm

Babzy from Besançon, France

Very nice , it was worth it to be soaked ;)

2 Nov 2012 5:22pm

VisuElle Photography from Entre Bretagne et montagnes, France

As a bridal veil. Superb ! absolutely superb

2 Nov 2012 6:54pm

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

This is my photo of the day by a mile, Adrian is right, this is gallery stuff, well above the standard most people can aspire to.

2 Nov 2012 8:45pm

Lluís from Canet de Mar, Spain

wonderful picture. Love the contrast cold/warm lights and the movement blur. You made a great job!

2 Nov 2012 11:16pm

Aly from Annen, Netherlands


2 Nov 2012 11:30pm

John Leech from Grange-over-Sands, United Kingdom

Your best from the trip Ian. The one where everything came together.

3 Nov 2012 9:11am

Sergei Z from Türi, Estonia

Simply beautiful!

3 Nov 2012 5:13pm

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Great light & framing !

3 Nov 2012 6:13pm

Mike from California, United States

Beautiful shot !

3 Nov 2012 7:27pm

Kevin from Caen, France

Great shot ! Very beautiful composition ! Great work as always my friend !

3 Nov 2012 9:57pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

outstanding work! superb composition and point of view with the burst of golden light just over the horizon a fantastic highlight!

4 Nov 2012 2:23pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Majestic result Ian, worth the effort without a doubt.

6 Nov 2012 2:47pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!
very nice & amazing!
so beautiful colors & lights!

6 Nov 2012 4:07pm

Ryan Hammond from Tucson, United States

Every time I look at your photos I'm in awe. And then I wonder I why I'm sitting at my desk instead of out shooting. :) Another incredible Bramham shot!

9 Nov 2012 1:32am

Jeff from Honolulu, United States

Wonderful p.o.v. You are really working your images well - not the usual view of a water fall. Excellent.

5 Dec 2012 4:30pm

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece


7 Dec 2012 12:43pm

Mehdi Monadi from Tehran, Iran

Great shot

8 Dec 2012 4:01pm

This image has been featured in 2 Remix collections.


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8/5 seconds
ISO 100
16 mm (35mm equiv.)