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DettifossBlackoutFrom Dettifoss,
North Iceland

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This image is from Dettifoss, the most powerful waterfall in Europe.


I visited this massive waterfall at about 3AM, directly following the most grueling hike of my life. I was in no mood to explore the falls, but I did muster enough energy to photograph this beautiful, fine-art scene.


A telephoto lens compresses a landscape, pushing each layer closer together and removing an element of distance. In some scenes — truly huge scenes like this one — a telephoto can turn a landscape into a piece of semi-abstract art.


Here, as the mist from Dettifoss fades, powerful rapids consume everything in their path. The one rock that remains, though, grounds the composition; without it, this image would not have the same power and scale.


It is worth noting that this is not even the main side of Dettifoss. A bit farther upstream is the grand waterfall itself, blowing mist downstream and high in the air — a spectacle visible for miles. I used this mist, in combination with a lone rock, to show the massive scale of this beautiful scene.


If you wish to order a print of "Blackout," you have four purchasing options:


Option One:


Metallic paper



Option Two:

8x12, ready-to-hang foam backing

Metallic paper



Option Three:

12x18, ready-to-hang foam backing

Metallic paper



Option Four:

16x24, matted, framed, signed

Archival Hot-Press Rag Paper, Matte finish


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To order any of these sizes, just contact me through the "Purchase" button at the bottom of this page. For the subject of your message, type "Blackout." For the body of the message, copy and paste the option that you choose. If you would like a custom-made print, please describe your specific requirements in the body of the message. Payment is through PayPal or check. International shipping is billed at cost — I will pay for shipping within the continental United States.


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