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Dettifoss - Europe's most powerful waterfall. Standing beside this monster, at 5am, under blood red skies, is to be witness to the true violence and might of creation. I have never felt so small or fragile...! I composed the shot to show off the surroundings, the broken rock, the pillars of basalt, the canyon that the river has carved, and the giant deluge itself. I'd been disappointed with the previous sunrise, but this was the full-blooded effect in the clouds I was after.

30 seconds of exposure, reverse hand-held three stop ND grad checking the sky, and a serious amount of humility before such a beast.

Iceland continues to amaze...!

www.jamesappleton.co.uk - Weddings, Landscapes, Architecture

Camera:Canon EOS 5D
Lens:Canon 17-40 f/4 L
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Violent Creation
Username:JamesAppleton JamesAppleton
Uploaded:8 Sep 2008 - 10:15 PM
Tags:Canyon, Colour, Dettifoss, Drama, Earth, Exposure, Fire, Iceland, Jokulsjagjulfur, Landscape, Landscape / travel, Nature, Power, Red, Rock, Sunrise, Waterfall
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alifink
alifink e2 Member 8alifink vcard United Kingdom
8 Sep 2008 - 10:24 PM

Wish my shots of dettifoss looked like that. Superb!

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NEWMANP
NEWMANP e2 Member 61587 forum postsNEWMANP vcard United Kingdom574 Constructive Critique Points
8 Sep 2008 - 10:27 PM

awesome, breathtaking shot
pHIL

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8 Sep 2008 - 10:27 PM

I'm green with envy, Iceland is the one place I would love to visit in all of the world. Great image. Well done!

Regards

Chris C

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JamesAppleton
JamesAppleton e2 Member 638 forum postsJamesAppleton vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
8 Sep 2008 - 10:27 PM

Alan, Phil, Chris - thanks!

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Tonyd3
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8 Sep 2008 - 10:54 PM

Love the power of this image

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sandyd
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8 Sep 2008 - 11:06 PM

Wow stunning shot gets my vote

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philwells
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8 Sep 2008 - 11:59 PM

Stunning image, superb shot

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jimthistle73
jimthistle73 e2 Member 102428 forum postsjimthistle73 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Sep 2008 - 2:25 AM

Wow. And again, Wow!

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HuHuLin
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9 Sep 2008 - 3:07 AM

wow, i love it

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CherryMartin
CherryMartin e2 Member 6CherryMartin vcard United States
9 Sep 2008 - 5:51 AM

a wow shot.

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pmorgan
pmorgan e2 Member 8217 forum postspmorgan vcard England13 Constructive Critique Points
9 Sep 2008 - 8:37 AM

Very powerful image!

Rgds
Paul

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dawnmichelle
dawnmichelle e2 Member 7dawnmichelle vcard United States
9 Sep 2008 - 9:44 AM

stunning shot

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Diana
Diana e2 Member 82011 forum postsDiana vcard Netherlands19 Constructive Critique Points
9 Sep 2008 - 9:52 AM

the humility worked well Smile

stuning shot

Dianna

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Ridgeway
Ridgeway  8222 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Sep 2008 - 10:22 AM

Iceland sounds fantastic to start with but this shot of yours,gives me the urge to visit.
Glad you got the sky u were after,fantastic shot.
Not a place to be in a strong wind !!!

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conrad
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9 Sep 2008 - 10:22 PM

Very impressive! Would love to go there some day.
Shortlisted...

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BrokenAir
BrokenAir e2 Member 6BrokenAir vcard United Kingdom
9 Sep 2008 - 10:37 PM

Thats so stunning ^_^

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johnjrp
johnjrp e2 Member 10431 forum postsjohnjrp vcard Australia5 Constructive Critique Points
10 Sep 2008 - 2:09 PM

Stunning detail. John

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JamesAppleton
JamesAppleton e2 Member 638 forum postsJamesAppleton vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
10 Sep 2008 - 9:09 PM

Thanks for the feedback + votes all, much appreciated Grin

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cassiecat
cassiecat e2 Member 639 forum postscassiecat vcard England46 Constructive Critique Points
12 Sep 2008 - 12:03 PM

stunning

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SimPick
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22 Sep 2008 - 10:31 PM

WOW. Nothing more to say.
Simon.

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viscostatic
viscostatic e2 Member 8viscostatic vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2009 - 6:27 PM

Stunning scenery so well captured.

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