Weekly Photo Challenge: Grand

As a visitor to Iceland, it almost seems like there’s a waterfall around every bend. Dramatic cascading falls, beautiful ribbon-like streams, rainbow trimmed sheets of water, and thundering cataracts.  But the grandest of all Icelandic waterfalls is Dettifoss, where the Jökulsá á Fjöllum river drops 45m into the Jökulsárgljúfur canyon.  Fed by the Vatnajökull glacier, and frequent rain and snow, the falls are the most powerful waterfall in Europe.

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Dettifoss, Iceland

Here’s the link to the weekly photo challenge.

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10 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Grand

  1. Tiare Meegan December 11, 2013 / 01:48

    WOW. Is your photo in black&white or is the color of the water??? The turbulence in the water is amazing. Thank you for sharing.

    • vickyinglis December 12, 2013 / 17:15

      Thanks. The photo is colour and I adjusted the curves and levels to increase the contrast a little, but the landscape was a range of greys, black and white. The river itself is milky grey, filled with rock flour from the glacier at its source.

      • Tiare Meegan December 14, 2013 / 19:52

        Thank you for sharing your tips-I am new to photography and am in awe with how much you can do with a good photo. Have a great weekend.

  2. Jaye December 11, 2013 / 07:51

    this is just beautiful!

    • vickyinglis December 12, 2013 / 17:17

      Thank you! It’s not the most picturesque waterfall I visited in Iceland, but it certainly was impressive.

  3. wisemonkeysabroad December 11, 2013 / 09:11

    Just from looking at that photograph, we can almost picture the sound of the water thundering down!

    • vickyinglis December 12, 2013 / 17:18

      Thanks. It was possible to hear the falls well before I could see the spray rising out the top of the gorge.

  4. bluebee December 15, 2013 / 03:43

    I can hear it! 🙂

  5. Jaspa December 28, 2013 / 18:56

    Fantastic shot! I think Iceland is top of my list of places I’d like to visit again.

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