Mighty Öxarárfoss on Flickr.
Okay, one more upload for today. In a land of 10,000 -fosses (waterfalls), Öxarárfoss was the first major -foss I saw in Iceland. It certainly can’t compete with the larger waterfalls I saw later, but it didn’t disappoint for a first look. I’m not so fond of my shutter speed here, but my traveling friends and I didn’t realize this was the main visitor spot for Þingvellir National Park and I didn’t bring my camera backpack, only my camera and tripod. By the time we realized how much there was to explore, no one wanted to trudge back to the rental car! So I was stuck without ND filters to help with the long exposure and got a nasty slightly-too-fast water trail here (1/13 to not get blown out). The reflection is pretty, though, so we’ll call it good. Nice -foss, very rushing, wow.
(Two exposures, manually blended using luminance masks, thanks to Jimmy McIntyre’s free mask-creation action. I was already doing a similar blending technique using Photoshop’s Color Selection tool to isolate blown highlights and paint in a darker exposure, but these masks are so much better. Give it a try if you’re looking for advanced blending techniques and kind of over the HDR look like I am.)