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NIKON CORPORATION
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NIKON D3
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1/2000 second
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80 mm
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Aug 29, 2012, 6:20:33 PM
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Detifoss Abstract by AndyMumford Detifoss Abstract by AndyMumford
Dettifoss in north eastern Iceland. It's been photographed a lot, but seeing it up close...hearing it, feeling it, is a truly awesome and humbling experience.

I took a number of different compositions of this place...it's possibly the hardest location I've ever shot. First of all it was hailing and windy, then the amount of spray produced by these falls (the largest by volume of water in Europe) is incredible. The air feels like liquid, and when you're shooting, it means that every time the lens is uncovered, it gets covered in drops of water. So after every exposure, there was a couple of minutes cleaning the lens and making sure there were no smears or drops of water.
Oh, and doing all this whilst standing less than a meter away from the drop with the incredible noise and power of the water just dominating everything.
I shot some longer, wider exposures, but the fast shutter abstracts are my favorites better capture the immensity of the water, and how hypnotic it is. Standing there on the edge, staring at the water, you start to see shapes emerge and it feels almost as though it's pulling you towards it....
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Professional Photographer
Mr Mumford you are still producing some of the finest work to date. Good stuff!!
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bhalstead Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013   Photographer
This is truly awesome! Great work.
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KristenSpork Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013   General Artist
Amazing shot. So powerful.
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ReachingFlames Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Professional Photographer
love this image, Andy, great work
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ChristineKalliri Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
.............................Respect...
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6-Nedward Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
Almost as savage as the puddle down the road.

:+fav:
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sassaputzin Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
great power conveyed here andy.....
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
Cheers Steve....it's a location that's been done loads, but nothing I've ever seen from there really communicates the sheer size of the place. It fills every sense when you're this close to it, the noise, the spray turning the air liquid, and the ground shaking. It's just an epic place.
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sassaputzin Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
i can imagine...i guess im gonna have to go really!
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foureyes Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
I'm loving the detail :love:....fantastic :+fav: !!!!!!!!
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