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Selfoss waterfall

Sunset by Selfoss waterfall. The falls are in the river Jökulsá á Fjöllum in Northeast Iceland. (Christopher Lund/©2010 Christopher Lund)

Selfoss waterfall (11 metres (36 ft) high) in river Jökulsá á Fjöllum in the north of Iceland. This glacial river originates as melt water from the Vatnajökull glacier. A few hundred meters downstream of the Selfoss, the Dettifoss waterfall is situated which is the most powerful waterfall in Europe. There the river falls 44 metres (144 ft) over a width of 100 metres (330 ft). Below the falls, the river passes through Jökulsárgljúfur gorge which is part of the Jökulsárgljúfur National Park.

This image was shot on August 14th 2010, just after sunset at 21:20 hours. I was using the Nikon D3x with Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G lens. Exposure time was 2 seconds which gives a pleasing flow to the water, but not too long to remove the effect of the rushing water in the rapids below the fall.

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