From the Archives – Skógafoss
One of the true joys of being in Iceland was getting to see the enormous number of waterfalls that dotted the landscape. Of all of the waterfalls we saw, this one is my second favorite but the one I made the most images of.
This is Skógafoss, a waterfall near the village of Skógar in southern Iceland. It is among my favorites because it makes a really good image and once in a while you can get a rocking rainbow off of it (and a moonbow if you are really lucky). I normally don’t like to include people into my images, but without it the enormity of the falls could not be demonstrated.
This image was made with my Canon 10D with EF 35mm f/2.0 attached. I shot this at f/8 at 1/500th of a second. I did other shots at the same location with a slower shutter speed, but it just didn’t have the same feel (and I started to lose the rainbow). When I go back in a couple of years I imagine I will spend the better part of an afternoon with Skógafoss to make sure I get it right and then probably another day upstream from it to make images of the half-dozen image-worthy waterfalls that are the precursor to its final drop.