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Behind the Lens: The Power of Gullfoss

The Gullfoss waterfall in Iceland is one of those iconic locations that you kind of have to see for yourself. It is almost like visiting India and not taking a few minutes to stop by Agra and see the Taj Mahal. The sheer magnitude of the amount of water flowing through Gullfoss is astounding...and something you can hear and literally feel when standing on one of the ledges.

This photo was taken with my Galaxy Nexus cell phone as +Ken Kaminesky +Patrick Di Fruscia and myself arrived at the waterfall in mid day and in generally poor light. We ended up shooting sunset in the general area, which offered an array of photographic opportunities as light danced across the sky.

If you look closely you can see people lining up along one of the ridges, giving you a sense of perspective for how massive this waterfall truly is.

While not all of the behind the scenes images from my adventures make it to Google+, Facebook or Twitter, you can check out my Tumblr page which will contain them all: http://bit.ly/JGp1sd
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That's is so amazing where did you learn that from and guess what i'm getting a camera from target and taking photo's of people
 
Beautiful!!! I've never seen pics from Iceland with blue skies. Lol
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great shot! what a magnificent waterfall!
 
Iceland is so beatifull! I hope to see the amazing landscape for myself sometime.
 
Try Dettifloss as well...BIG waterfall!
 
I would love to go back! it was very cold, dark and wet when was last there. Amazing
 
What a coincident: I'll go there next week.
Now I even got a picture I can try to copy :-)
 
Probably flows to the middle of the earth
 
I am adding this place to my bucket list. Thank you for sharing the picture--I love how you have framed it, the visual contrast between the water and the land is very spiff.
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so beautiful
 
I was last year during the fall! It was a beautiful scenic view, absolute breathtaking :)
 
beautiful.... it looks amazing,stunning,magical!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
...and to think that this beautiful Earth feature grew from a tiny ditch. Thanks for sharing.
 
And it's also spectacular in the dead of winter.
 
YTHISONMAHSTREAMIDKWHOUAREWHYDIDYAPOOOOOOSTTHIOIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIISSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!1
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I would love to swim in it, but i would probably die because it looks hot, and i cant swim!
 
WOW how magnificent. There a lot of places in Iceland that are on my bucket list and this is one of them
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Awesome place. Was there a few years ago. Got plenty of shots of me and my wife on that outcrop just to the side of the main fall
 
I recognized this immediately. Definitely a one-of-a-kind network of falls.....and breathtaking
 
awesome shot for a beautiful picture.
 
i want to go there someday!!!!!!
 
You "kind of" have to see it for yourself. Or you "have" to see it for yourself?

Do you mean you do not really have to see it for your self or you only sort of mean it? The phrase "kind of" implies the opposite of the imperative of having to do something.

Certainly, as a writer of non-6th grader content you can do better.
 
I think it's beautiful! Michelle Suffian that's kind of mean!
 
If you can't say anything nice than don't say anything at all.
My mom says that's important!
 
That is beautiful!
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beauitfullll !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)
 
COLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:):-)
 
amazing capture .. wat a beautiful place in iceland!!!!!!
 
The nature made it .but U find it...........
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