Fjaðrárgljúfur – long exposure

Fjaðrárgljúfur – long exposure

Iceland’s River gorge

Fjaðrárgljúfur River Gorge, Iceland

For my long lost son, Noí Þor 151209

Fjaðrárgljúfur is a river gorge in South Iceland. The incredible shapes of the gorge walls were formed over millions of years of glacier floods from the huge Vatnjokull Glacier some 50 miles behind the gorge. The result is an open zipper shape in the Icelandic landscape. Unfortunately, the area is now closed to the public. The last 8 years of heavy tourism in Iceland has taken its toll on Fjaðrárgljúfur and the surrounding area. Wh knows when photographers will again be allowed to venture down to the river to create beautiful landscape photographs.

Long exposure Photography

If you are near water such as a river, beach or waterfall, then a long exposure can help to communicate movement in the water. The flowing water creates lines that often complement a landscape photograph and the motion blur can be contrasted with the fine detail of a stationary rock, for example.. A slow shutter can be achieved with a dark filter (often called an ND filter), or by taking the photograph in low light, such as evening or night time.

Maybe you like to avoid burning the highlights in the sky like a average sunset scene, the Magic Cloth Photography is a good tool to have in your pocket and flexible for your needs. Magic Cloth Photography is a fantastic technique to record a high dynamic range scene.

Long exposure Equipment:

Neutral Density Filter: (only if you are shooting during the day). I suggest screw-on filters for rainy weather or waterfall work where there is a lot of spray. Variable NDs can be terrible in damp conditions.

sturdy Tripod:
Sometimes I like to get as low as possible for foreground intimacy so not having a centre column is something to think about when you are choosing your tripod. Stabilize your tripod so it is heavy, this is important for fine art long exposure photography.

Kirkjufell Light

Kirkjufell Light

We checked out the Kirkjufellsfoss waterfall earlier in the day and there were 6 – 10 tourists walking through the scene at any one time.

Godafoss Red

Godafoss Red

The one thing we agreed on was to leave our tents erect and stay another night at the falls.

Moss on red

Moss on red

This is a strange volcanic lake. It goes very deep in places and used to be the deepest lake in Iceland.

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