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Roman Kurywczak
08-08-2013, 12:13 PM
Found some time to post (per capt. James suggestion) before I head off to Tanzania for 2&1/2 weeks. This was from my exploratory trip to Iceland this past June. (I have 3 spots left for 2014 tour). It was a magical landscape location in every sense. Gullfoss is a "tourist" trap falls at any time of day except sunset and sunrise....and that is probably because sunset happens after midnight and the sun rises around 2:30 am! Sleep during the day!

Manual 2 exposure blend ISO 100 at f/22 for 20 seconds on the FG and about 2.5 seconds on the sky. I tried to keep it as natural as possible. All tripod mounted.

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Keep shooting and see you when I get back!!!

Cheryl Slechta
08-08-2013, 12:32 PM
Wow, Roman, this looks like a dramatic place to visit. I especially like the pink light reflected in the pools of water. Have a great trip to Tanzania:S3:

08-08-2013, 02:07 PM
Surreal looking Roman.
The sky is spectacular and the water has surprizing detail for a 20 sec. exposure.

Valerio Tarone
08-09-2013, 02:29 PM
Roman, I think (althought i never been) Iceland as nature haven! The image:first :rut, dramatic sky, good the diagonal line of the waterfall. Enjoy yourself!!!!

John Ippolito
08-10-2013, 02:47 PM
Hi Roman,

Nice job on the composition - the eye follows the canyon up to the drama of the big water with the multitude of falls. The sky is sublime, and a nice touch with that sky color reflected in the pools. Lovely work as always. Enjoy Tanzania!

Morkel Erasmus
08-11-2013, 08:49 AM
Hey Roman - yes you should post more! :cheers:

Lovely mood and colours and a grand composition. Tonally if feels a bit "flat", just a smidge. This RP may be too much but dodge FG midtones and highlights just a tad and added back some 15 points midtone contrast.

Andrew McLachlan
08-13-2013, 08:03 PM
Hi Roman, another beauty...was this with the 12-24mm again? I like Morkel's repost a little more due to the added contrast. I love the rugged terrain surrounding the falls and river...hope to get there someday!

Mark Dumbleton
08-14-2013, 11:22 AM
Great image! Like the light and composition. Morkels repost adds a bit more punch to an already great image!

Vivaldo Damilano
08-14-2013, 12:40 PM
Stunning scene Roman, love the sky and composition. I do like the extra contrast Morkel added, it's slight but works nicely.