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Dettifoss - entire height

Dettifoss - entire height
Copyright ©2005, Jens Birch
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This is Dettifoss, Europes largest waterfall. It is remotely located in Northern Iceland. As you can see, from the muddy colour, the water comes from a glacier, in this case Vattnaj?kull, also Europes largest.

To give an impression of the majestic size of this fall, you may notice my son and my wife walking around on top of the cliff.

I'd like to know which kind of picture you like best: This kind with a bit of overview (although still taken with a short tele lens) or one like this, taken with a supertelephoto lens which compress the perspective?

Cheers, Jens.

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Photographer: Jens Birch
Folder: Jens' Nature
Uploaded: 20-Sep-2005 12:26 CEST
Model release available:
Camera: Olympus E1
Exposure time: 1/400 sec
Aperture: f/5.0
Focal length: 200 (400mm)
Lens: Zuiko ED 50-200/2.8-3.5
Focusing method: Spot
ISO: 200
White balance: Clouds
Flash: no
Image format: SHQ
Processing applied:
Image resized to: 800x600

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Overview my favorite

Jens, Very well done as always. Both very powerful images giving a feel for the magnitude of the water. I prefer the overview for establishing the setting and also the feeling of scale provided by your family.

Peter Betts at 16:21 CEST on 20-Sep-2005 [Reply]


Like this total overview.....
How many tons of water come down every minute, they should get a turbine in there and get some energie out of it...


Fonzy - at 19:37 CEST on 21-Sep-2005 [Reply]