Long exposure waterfalls
This photo was taken on a Winter tour to North Iceland. The journey was eventful with a minor fender bender on one of the Northern moors during a blizzard with very slippery roads. We managed to stay just 10 minutes drive from Goðafoss waterfall so it was easy to head out when the sky was interesting. Godafoss is an incredible Icelandic waterfall!! And certainly worth the trip up to the North. The exposure was controlled with my magic cloth to reduce the highights in the sky and enhance the details in the rocks. Because the land had snow, there is no need for a heavy cloth technique and I would suggest a 2:1 ratio.
The Magic Cloth Photography Gear
ND Filter: (not at night, only in daylight) I suggest round filters for damp weather or near waterfalls, beaches etc.
Heavy Tripod: Magic Cloth movements can cause vibrations. A sturdy tripod is necessary for top quality long exposure photography.
The grass anchors itself in the black sand forming tussocks from the drifting sand. Small pools form after heavy rain or melting snow.
From this position, I had several challenges. It took 17 shots to get to this one and I already knew my composition!
We checked out the Kirkjufellsfoss waterfall earlier in the day and there were 6 – 10 tourists walking through the scene at any one time.