Selfoss on Mid-Sommer night

Karen Scrimes

Sydney, Australia

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I photographed this scene around 12:30AM. As for my “Lunar landscape” shot the sun was sitting just above the horizon lighting the tops of the boulders. A super moon hung low in the sky, almost in competition with the sun to see which could cast more light. I had walked up here alone, away from my group who were busy shooting Dettifoss and the gorge below those falls. It was a surreal view and a strange feeling being here all alone just taking in the most magnificent view.
There was a degree of technical difficulty with this shot. I did not have my tripod with me as I had gone on an optional whale watching tour during the day and left it back at the hotel. I sat down on the cliff edge and balanced the camera on my lap with my jacket padding and cradling the camera for support. My bum was freezing but it was worth it I think!

Selfoss is a waterfall in the river Jökulsá á Fjöllum in the north of Iceland. The river drops over a number of waterfalls for about 30 km before flowing into Öxarfjörður, a bay of the Arctic Sea.

A few hundred meters downstream of the Selfoss waterfall (11 m high), the Dettifoss waterfall is situated, the most powerful waterfall of Europe. The river originates as melt water from the glacier Vatnajökull and therefore the water flow varies depending on the season, the weather and volcanic activity. Below the falls, the river passes through a gorge which is part of the Jökulsárgljúfur National Park.(Wikipedia)

Canon 5DMkII with Canon 24-105mm

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