The name of this waterfall (Godafoss in Icelandic) suggests a more epic story then there acutally is. It is said that after Christianity became the official religion of Iceland at around year 1000, lawspeaker Þorgeir Ljósvetningagoði threw all his statues of the Norse gods into the waterfall when he returned from his duties in the national parlament of Iceland. At least I was hoping for a more dramatic story 😉
The lonely Iceberg
I think this glacier lagoon called Jökulsárlón was one of the most impressive scenes I’ve witnessed in Iceland. It’s so surreal and it always changes its look, only a few hours are enough and you get a completely different arrangement of icebergs, because there is a small channel which runs into the sea constantly drawing the icebergs into the sea. Especially during the quiet nights this place can be quite mysterious because of the cracking noise when icebergs break apart or when they run ashore.
This was one of these places we visited during the night just to be in time for the sunrise the next norming, little did we know how cool this place looks while arriving at around 11pm.
We were really surprised the next morning how cool these sanddunes and those gigantic mountains in the background looked like.
We were also surprised that this place was the only one we found in Iceland where we were supposed to pay 600kr just to drive on a sand road to get to the beach and the local lighthouse. The reasoning behind this “fee” was nature preservation, which I personally really doubted.
Last week I also went to the Paehler Gorge (Pähler Schlucht) and tried to get some autumnal impressions on my memory card. I think I was successful, just have a look and tell me what you think.For sure I will upload more picture in the next days /weeks.
Silent Stream 2
I found this beautiful scene in a little gorge close to my home (Pähler Schlucht). Although we already have autumn and autumn colors all over, a lot of scenes along that small river look really lush as if we already had spring.
Yes, autumn is here! Everything is becoming really colourful again. So I decided to visit some places in South-Bavaria (Berchtesgaden) to get my first autumn shots this year with a befriended photographer. As it turned out we spend so much time in one location (Weißbachschlucht) that we didn’t have enough time to visit the other spots. We weren’t disappointed at all, because we took our time to find some really nice compositions and also a very cosy place where we spend some time during lunch 😉
Here are the first three pictures in this series, enjoy 😉
A short break from the previous fashion portraits, here is a shot from the last devMeet in Kassel, Germany. I did a long exposure to get rid of the people who walked up the stairs, to at least make them appear as ghosts.
A really nice effect I did not account for before the exposure were the ghost-hands on the rails, this finally gave the picture a spooky flair I was aiming for.