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Violent Creation

By JamesAppleton  
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.

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Tags: Landscape Colour Red Exposure Nature Fire Sunrise Waterfall Canyon Rock Power Iceland Earth Drama Landscape and travel Dettifoss Jokulsjagjulfur

Voters: KBan, alifink, Alan_Baseley and 81 more

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alifink 9 6 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2008 10:24PM
Wish my shots of dettifoss looked like that. Superb!

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8 1.6k 574 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2008 10:27PM
awesome, breathtaking shot
User_Removed 9 11 11 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2008 10:27PM
I'm green with envy, Iceland is the one place I would love to visit in all of the world. Great image. Well done!


Chris C
JamesAppleton 8 38 6 England
8 Sep 2008 10:27PM
Alan, Phil, Chris - thanks!
Tonyd3 12 1.0k 15 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2008 10:54PM
Love the power of this image
sandyd 9 Scotland
8 Sep 2008 11:06PM
Wow stunning shot gets my vote

8 Sep 2008 11:59PM
Stunning image, superb shot
jimthistle73 12 2.4k 1 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2008 2:25AM
Wow. And again, Wow!
9 Sep 2008 3:07AM
wow, i love it
9 Sep 2008 5:51AM
a wow shot.
pmorgan 9 217 13 England
9 Sep 2008 8:37AM
Very powerful image!

9 Sep 2008 9:44AM
stunning shot
Diana 9 2.0k 19 Netherlands
9 Sep 2008 9:52AM
the humility worked well Smile

stuning shot

Ridgeway 9 222 2 Ireland
9 Sep 2008 10:22AM
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 !!!
conrad 12 10.9k 116
9 Sep 2008 10:22PM
Very impressive! Would love to go there some day.
BrokenAir 8 20 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2008 10:37PM
Thats so stunning ^_^
johnjrp 12 432 5 Australia
10 Sep 2008 2:09PM
Stunning detail. John
JamesAppleton 8 38 6 England
10 Sep 2008 9:09PM
Thanks for the feedback + votes all, much appreciated Grin
cassiecat 8 39 46 England
12 Sep 2008 12:03PM
SimPick 10 545 2 Azerbaijan
22 Sep 2008 10:31PM
WOW. Nothing more to say.
viscostatic 10 35 5 United Kingdom
11 Jan 2009 6:27PM
Stunning scenery so well captured.


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