Photographer's Note

Seljalandsfoss, on the river Seljalandsá about 30 km west from Skógar, drops 60 metres (200 ft) over the cliffs of the former coastline. It is possible to go behind the waterfall. A unique waterfall with a thin cascade. It is the only known waterfall of its kind (in Iceland), where it is possible to walk behind it. Located about 30 seconds off the Ring Road, about an hour and a half from Reykjavik, it is very easy to find.

I am not used to slow speed photography. Iceland was the first place that I had tried it with a tripod and filters. I am not sure what combination of filters I used here but I do know that I had inadvertently left a damaged polarizing filter on my lens. Two days worth of images were mucked up by light reflecting off stress cracks in the filter. Some images were recoverable but many were not. The filters also caused very heavy vignetting in the corners of the images. The images that I took of the full height of the falls required so much cropping to remove the artefacts that not many of them were any good. It pays to closely check your images as you go to avoid a mistake being carried over days.

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