Charles Walker  

Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon by Charles Walker

May 2022 - Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon

May 2022 - Charles Walker


About the Image(s)

This is an image of Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon made world famous by Justin Bieber’s MTV video. Soon after it was released, swarms of his fans plagued the canyon causing the Park Service of Iceland to close it. It was reopened when I visited last summer, however, tourists were not permitted to hike inside the canyon. In post processing I did little to render the final image other than to increase the exposure, deepen the saturation, increase clarity and replace the sky. Camera data: Nikon Z7ii, f/10, 35mm, 1/30th, ISO=200.

5 comments posted

Trey Foerster   Trey Foerster
Charles, I like the life you brought out in the colors and the river takes us on a path to the sunset. I can understand where the tops of the mountains are lightened by the sky replacement you chose, but with that sky replacement would the foreground facing mountain sides really be that light? The lighter upside down "V" just above middle does a nice job in directing the eye through the scene. I guess you need to judge where the light source was when you took this shot and then make sure your replacement sky has the sun/light coming from a similar direction. What a thrill to be able to be in this location!   Posted: 05/13/2022 18:57:39
Charles Walker   Charles Walker
You have the eye of an eagle. Although it was cloudy and the light was flat, it did have a slight west side bias. I will make changes in the sky replacement   Posted: 05/16/2022 19:00:36

John Kelly   John Kelly
Hi Charles,
Your editing certainly brought the photo out of the darkness and into the light, excellent job. The sky is fine as it really doesn't interfere with the aspects of viewing the photo or cause any distraction. The composition of the river is excellent. You added just enough enhancement and saturation. Would a wider view make the photo any better? My wife and I will be traveling to Iceland next June. Can you give me any tips on photo locations not to miss?   Posted: 05/15/2022 06:13:46

Rich James   Rich James
Charles, an editing masterpiece! Very beautiful. Enough said.   Posted: 05/15/2022 14:11:45

Quang Phan   Quang Phan
Charles, It is nice image with composition and color balance after post processing. About light, I would suggest the light should not make it even on everywhere on the image. When post processing, I would think the light is real, because the mountain light should be darker that the water that has light reflected from sky.
Overall, I like very much the place you this picture and you show all the beauty through your image.
Thanks   Posted: 05/22/2022 00:19:30


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