Peter Cheung  

Skógafoss, Iceland by Peter Cheung

May 2020 - Skógafoss, Iceland

About the Image(s)

The picture was taken in Iceland on Sept, 2018. Skógafoss is a famous waterfall in Iceland so there were quite a lot of people in front of the waterfall. The camera settings are Nikon D810, Nikon 24-70mm, 24mm, f/13, 2.5 sec, iso-31. In post-processing, I need to remove several people in front of the waterfall and only kept one person who didn't seem to move. I also cropped the image, increased the contrast, and decreased the color temperature so the waterfall looks blue and cooler.

6 comments posted

Larry Treadwell   Larry Treadwell
(Groups 36 & 67)
I usually find myself to be a purist and do not like people in my nature landscapes. However in this case i find the lone human really adds to the impact of the image. The use of the blue pallet adds an extremely moody feel to the image and the sheer size of the falls (as compared to the human is stunning.
I have seen numerous images of this falls, but none better.

This is well done.   Posted: 05/13/2020 08:15:18

Howard Frank   Howard Frank
What a magnificent image Peter. It really makes one feel small to see the awesome power this picture portrays. I really like the color palate and silky flow of the water. I would like to see the little patch of sky on top a little darker blue to stop my eye from going to the very top.   Posted: 05/17/2020 18:21:24

Gunter Haibach   Gunter Haibach
What a "WOW" picture - love the silky-look waterfall, the colours overall, and the composition with the person. The exposure, in a difficult lighting condition is also 'spot-on'. Not sure what the large band of out-of-focus water on the right is, but for my eyes, I think I would be tempted to crop out about 1/2 of it.   Posted: 05/18/2020 10:26:41

Subhash Sapru   Subhash Sapru
Nice image, very pleasing to the eyes and its worth the effort made.I am comfortable with the large out of focus band to the right as it occurs when water falls in huge quantity and from a considerable height. Thats a part of the situation and enables me to better understand the impact of water fall.
well done.   Posted: 05/19/2020 01:29:57

Grace Bryant   Grace Bryant
What an outstanding landscape with the one person giving it perspective. With the long exposure I feel you have created an artistic image and the blue colour cast adds to your vision. I guess I am a purist and would love to see this waterfall in its natural magnificient glory.   Posted: 05/26/2020 21:15:53

Helen Sweet   Helen Sweet
This is beautiful, Peter! You have really captured the power of the falls enhanced by the presence of the single, small individual. I've been there and got nothing close to this. I agree with all that's been said about the blue color, and the silkiness achieved by your perfects shutter speed.   Posted: 05/26/2020 23:35:49


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