October 29, 2014

Of the Gods







As photographers, we often have "the shot" we want to get in our mind's eye before we get to a location. When we arrive, we discover we have so little control over so many factors. The only rational response is to be humbled by nature and to put aside expectations. I photographed Godafoss in Iceland in June of 2013 and there had been a lot of snow over the winter. It, of course, was all melting at this point and there were near-record amounts of water flowing over the falls, so they looked quite different from what I was expecting. The water level in the basin was so high that it was impossible to stand where needed to get "that shot".  In such moments, a few deep breaths are always helpful in clearing our noggins of preconceived notions and allowing our eyes and our hearts to take over.

9 comments:

Titta said...

Great pictures and wonderful place! We are going to Iceland in November and now I am quite sure we will visit also GoĆ°afoss waterfall.

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Prakash Ghai said...

Wonderful Work, Your photos are like Poetry.

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Ellen said...

Your photos are so inspiring! Love your photography style!

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