The famous Gullfoss waterfall in Iceland – the largest waterfall in all of Europe, and partially frozen for winter. It is a two-tiered lava-rock waterfall that flows straight down into a rift between the North American and Eurasian Continental plates.
I was standing along the edge of the North American continental plate, balancing myself in blizzard conditions. 60 – 70 mile per hour winds, blowing horizontal snow, almost no visibility, and a drop-off into what seems like an abyss no more than ten feet from the place my feet were attempting to brace myself. So what did I do? I knew very well that a picture probably wouldn’t come out, that it was probably a complete waste of exposing my fingers to the biting cold, not to mention exposing my camera to the snow and ice blowing all around me– but I decided to risk a photograph. Afterall, who goes to Gullfoss in a blizzard anyways?
Upon my return, I took this picture out, uploaded it to my computer and had to edited it a little. White balance, darkening the water, etc, in order to make it semi-comprehensible as far as what it is you’re looking at. Given the conditions that I was dealing with, I think the photograph came out pretty darn cool– and hey, at least it’s a decent story to tell!
Hope you enjoy it,