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    I love these falls and as my family can attest I could happily spend hours here. This was my 2nd time visiting them and I had this shot in mind before hand so was pleased when the opportunity presented itself with a gap in the crowds. I normally shoot landscapes at a narrow aperture but instead opened it up to f/4.5 to get the optimum shutter speed required to get the water silky but keep the person sharp. Thankfully this young lad stayed perfectly still for all 3.2 seconds of this exposure.
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    This is a beautiful frame Matt - Great job capturing the EPIC sense of scale. I love how mighty the waterfall looks enhanced by using one single figure in the frame, wearing such a contrasting coloured garment. The slow shutter speed adds such a tranquil yet frighteningly powerful feel to this picture too. I particularly like how we can't see how high the waterfall is. Well done in not showing us this. My imagination makes me believe that it's huge. The largest of all waterfalls!

    Robbie Shone
    National Geographic photographer
    Photo Details
    Date Taken: Mar 30, 2016
    Date Uploaded: Jun 12, 2016
    Location: Eyvindarhólar, South, Iceland
    Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
    Focal Length: 105 mm
    Shutter Speed: 32/10 sec
    Aperture: f/4.5
    ISO: 100
    Copyright: © Matt Parry
    Categories: Landscapes, Nature, Travel
    Assignments: Epic