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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.

VestraBluePool

The grass anchors itself in the black sand forming tussocks from the drifting sand. Small pools form after heavy rain or melting snow.

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.

My prime lenses

The photographs on Iceland Aurora were taken with these 3 prime lenses. 90% were taken with the 24mm Prime.
Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM
Zeiss 50mm f/1.4
Canon EF 135mm f/2L

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