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17-NOV-2012

The Skógafoss is one of the biggest waterfalls in the country with a width of 25 metres (82 feet) and a drop of 60 m (200 ft). Due to the amount of spray the waterfall consistently produces, a single or double rai
nbow is normally visible on sunny days. According to legend, the first Viking settler in the area, Ţrasi Ţórólfsson, buried a treasure in a cave behind the waterfall. The legend continues that locals found the chest years later, but were only able to grasp the ring on the side of the chest before it disappeared again. The ring was allegedly given to the local church. The old church door ring is now in a museum, though whether it gives any credence to the folklore is debatable. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3QTQBKAt2U

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Ton T.31-Dec-2012 10:41
Fantastic image with excellent light!
Bill Klein18-Dec-2012 20:46
Fantastic image! BV!
Andrys Basten17-Dec-2012 01:29
Thanks for bringing this to us. Love the added info you give. I can feel the depth of the
scene, and that red-garbed person helps. The waterfall area is awesome.
Aivar Mikko10-Dec-2012 16:28
Beautiful composition!
Mark Chambers07-Dec-2012 20:41
Great light. What a real great place, very well taken. V
Chris Morton07-Dec-2012 11:50
a fantastic scene & maybe the red figure makes up for lack of rainbows. Treasure probably corrupts you anyway.
MarcViskens04-Dec-2012 20:00
very nice
marc
janescottcumming04-Dec-2012 01:54
A great feeling of depth to this fine image. V
Frank Brault04-Dec-2012 01:39
Gorgeous colors and a terrific point of view. V
lou_rozensteins04-Dec-2012 00:50
Wonderful light and composition!
peterjay4504-Dec-2012 00:50
A very beautiful image indeed.
Mildred Alpern04-Dec-2012 00:23
Extraordinary image. Spectacular view of the falls with the sky so blue and the perspective so engaging.
Bill Robinson03-Dec-2012 23:38
Lovely shadows and lines Yiannis.
Stephanie03-Dec-2012 22:46
An amazingly gorgeous wide-angle image Yiannis!!! V
tinkerb03-Dec-2012 22:40
I would love to be here in winter, just a super place, everywhere you look is a photo opportunity. A lovely shot. We never saw a rainbow there and that was a sunny day. I prefer snow anyway!
goelsamuel03-Dec-2012 20:19
Impressive composition of this extraordinary landscape! V!
Anitta Vuorisola03-Dec-2012 20:18
Wonderful shot, Yiannis! The composition is fabulous! You have THE eye!! V++
Jim Coffman03-Dec-2012 19:51
Wow, what a great waterfall! Nice capture,Yiannis!
Sam Rua03-Dec-2012 19:49
Super perspective, Yiannis.
joseantonio03-Dec-2012 19:47
What a great composition with all that snow..V