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Copyright: Kristof Szekely (szekelykristof) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 983 W: 56 N: 2487] (12618)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-26
Categories: Nature
Exposure: f/4, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Wonderful Iceland
Date Submitted: 2009-03-17 1:52
Viewed: 1999
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The wondeful green hills near the southern shores of Iceland at Skógafoss waterfall.

The waterfall Skógafoss, IPA: ['skou.aˌfos], is situated in the south of Iceland at the cliffs of the former coastline. After the coastline had receded into the sea (it is now at a distance of about 5 km from Skógar), the cliffs stayed behind parallel to the coast over hundreds of kilometers, creating together with some mountains a clear border between the Lowlands and the Highlands of Iceland.
The Skógafoss is one of the biggest and most beautiful waterfalls of the country with a width of 25 meters and a drop of 60 meters. Due to the amount of spray the waterfall consistently produces, a single or double rainbow is normally visible on sunny days. According to legend, the first Viking settler in the area, Ţrasi Ţórólfsson, buried a treasure in a cave behind the waterfall. A local boy found the chest years later, but was only able to grasp the ring on the side of the chest before it disappeared again.
At the eastern side of the waterfall, a hiking and trekking trail leads up to the pass Fimmvörđuháls between the glaciers Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull. It goes down to Ţórsmörk on the other side and continues as the famous Laugavegur to Landmannalaugar.

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Hi Kristof,

you have shown that Iceland has amazing landscape to show to the world. Very well captured with such a wonderful scenic view. The colour and scenery is stunning, a very good work.

Good informative note.

Have a nice day,


Amazing photo and a very nice perspective...
Nice composition, colors, Saturation...
Thanks for sharing


hello Kristof
how are you?
another beauty from you
nice greens
good sky and wonderful length
beautiful composition and good light
fine shot

Manuj MEhta

Bom dia Kristof

Amazing place.Wonderful capture.Beautiful colours aand great sharpness.Well done!Thanks for the note.

Friendly greetings

José Diogo

Hi Kristof,
A fine landscape very well captured and presented. The green hills look almost like New Zealand. Excellent how you managed the light, showing an impressive cloudscape without OE. A fine posting my friend!

Hi Kristof
Wonderful capture and perspective
Great green hills
Have a nice days

Hi Kristof,
What a superb landscape vith great colours, light and excellent sky.TFS.


Ciao Kristof, beautiful mountain landscape with fantastic light and wonderful colors, superb sky, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2009-03-17 8:20]


Quel beau veru sur ces deux collines, avec de la roche parmi la verdue, trčs beau cadrage et constrates, le végétation fait comme des dessins, superbe.

Bravo et amitié


Hello Kristof,
What a perfect clarity, contrast and composition.
Excellent diagonal lines and cloudy sky...
Selahattin E

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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2009-03-17 11:10]

Hello Kristof!

Beautiful scenery, green carpets and beautiful sky, to this light and sharpness.

I congratulate formulation and realization and I greet warmly.

Hello Kristof.

Excellent picture, nice composition and colors.


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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2009-03-17 14:29]

HI Kristoff
Rugged, yet appealing with all that luscious green
Love the compo giving good lines and results.

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  • jazrr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 330 W: 77 N: 98] (2228)
  • [2009-03-17 17:22]

Hi Kristof:

What a beautiful scene.
Amazing green hills and beautiful sky.
Very nice composition. I am curious to see the waterfall.


Bonsoir Kristof,
Belle prise de vue et détails,
Jolie paysage et composition,
Belles couleurs et lumičre,

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2009-03-18 4:00]

Hi Kristof

A simple but effective composition of the overlapping spurs of the 2 hills. I like the diffused lighting. Excellent sharpness & saturation. Tfs!

Hi Michel
really wonderful green power
a wonderful view of a wonderful place

Ciao Kristof

An effective point of view to show this fine scene,
rich colors and sharp details!
Amazing colors in the palette and thin veil of clouds is great!
The landscape has a great charm and elegance.
Greetings my friend ..


So very beautiful landscape.I would love to see it one day by my own eyes :))
Until that I have your wonderful pic,..I love it

warm regards

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  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2009-03-20 7:59]

Hi Kristof...

Great shot and nice colors of "Spring mood"..!
Well captured and presented, sky in b/g is lovely.
Best Regards,

Rugged scenery in such lighting is truly lovely. There are parts of the Uk just as lovely but the weather is often dull and cloudy. Im not sure whether your horizon is straight. Lovely sky. Good job
warm regards

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