“Perpetual Motion” | Seljalandfoss, Iceland
The gorgeous Seljalandfoss waterfall in Iceland. Another difficult photographic challenge. This is a single long exposure, with a 3 stop ND Grad soft filter. I had to rotate the filter 45 degrees to the left, so that I could control exposure in the sky and avoid underexposing the rock. Afterward, the amazing RAW dynamic range of the base file allowed me to adjust exposure in Adobe Camera Raw, fine tuned with dodge/burn in Photoshop.
Shot made during an overcast afternoon, on the 6th day of the Iceland trip, after spending half day shooting Skogafoss. Another incredible waterfall, unique because you can actually view it from behind. The rain kept falling and the unstable strong winds made it difficult to shoot. In Portugal I would have probably refrained from shooting under these conditions, but all of a sudden it just became “normal” in Iceland…
I’m looking forward to post some different angles of this waterfall, specially one photo made right at the bottom, where the water falls, also called as “water-hell zone”!
José Ramos ©
Sony a77 + Sigma 10-20mm
Exposure: 15 seconds
Wireless remote shutter
Filters: Formatt Hitech 4 stop soft ND Grad, 7 stop ProStop IRND
Manfrotto 055XPRO3 tripod, Manfrotto ballhead