Black & White III

Waterfalls, I found, can be tricky to shoot. As Iceland is often cloudy, it can be hard to get a crisp contrast with the flowing water and grey sky in the background. Here, as with the previous two posts, I opted for HDR and black and white, which I hope showcases the motion and power of the water.


Cascade 1


Cascade 2


Next up: a return to color.


7 responses

  1. absolutely marvelous

    July 2, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    • tabularasa88

      Thank you! Always nice to get good feedback.

      July 2, 2013 at 7:44 pm

  2. Breathtaking, I love these!

    July 2, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    • tabularasa88

      Thanks! I hope I captured a fraction of the awe I felt when I was there.

      July 2, 2013 at 7:46 pm

  3. I think I prefer the composition of the first one, but they are both excellent shots. The second has great flow from right to left and good tonal range, but the first one is more emotionally evocative as you are standing under the fall. I also think you should have backed up a little for the second shot, you’ve cut off the top of the waterfall and cropped out part of the pool at the base, so the image feels a little crowded.

    July 2, 2013 at 10:24 pm

  4. tabularasa88

    I agree about the crowded second shot, but backing up was not an option, and I opened my 10mm up on it, too. And I prefer the first, too, because the curve of the ridge gives it a little extra something. I thought they were both decent, so I posted them both.

    July 2, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    • backing up a couple of steps is always an option, as is plummeting to your death (or severe mangling) because you weren’t looking where you were going. The important thing is. did you get the shot? Personal well being is secondary to that.

      July 2, 2013 at 11:29 pm

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