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2012 NATURE’S BEST PHOTOGRAPHY. Landscape – WINNER

NatureBest-2012-LanscapeWinner

Windland Smith Rice International Awards

Seljalandsfoss Waterfall

Getting in touch with the natural wonders of Iceland can be a very enlightening experience. Located along the south coast is one of its most breathtaking waterfalls. To take a panoramic capture of the Seljalandsfoss, a photographer must be prepared for intense mist and huge dynamic range.
Dropping from a 200-foot-high cliff to a deep pool below, this waterfall of the Seljalandsá River has a unique indentation in the rock face, allowing visitors to hike on a path behind the picturesque falls.

Seljalands, Iceland

Nature Best Photography | 2012 Winners

 

Nature’s Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Awards Exhibition opens at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. Washington, DC.
The Category Winners and a selection of the Highly Honored photos from the competitionare showcased as large-format prints with accompanying HD video in the Awards Exhibitions.

Seljalandsfoss Waterfall Seljalands, Iceland By Mike Reyfman Illinois, USA
Seljalandsfoss is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Iceland. Dropping from a 200-foot-high cliff to a deep pool below, this unusual waterfall of the Seljalandsá River has a unique indentation in the rock face that allows visitors to hike behind the picturesque falls. Lush greenery and a wide variety of colorful wildflowers surround the falls.
Getting in touch with the natural wonders of Iceland can be a very exhilarating and enlightening experience. Located along the south coast is one of its most breathtaking waterfalls. To take a panoramic capture of the Seljalandsfoss, a photographer must be prepared for the intense mist and huge dynamic range.”
— Mike Reyfman
Nikon D3X; 17-35mm f/2.8D lens at 17mm; 1/640 sec at f/13; ISO 200; Benro C2580F tripod; Acratech leveling base; Really Right Stuff B-55 ball head; MPR-CL II nodal slide; 5 vertical frames stitched; PTGui software.
SPONSORS:
This exhibition is made possible through the support of The Smithsonian Windland Smith Rice Nature’s Best Photography Fund MR. and Mrs. Frederick W. Smith and family in honor of Windland Smith Rice Charles and Beverly Veatch, Nature’s Best Photography Japan, Brook Morrow, Linda Grisham, The Drogin and Lee Families, in Honor of Steve Drogin, Howard G. Buffett Foundation, African Wildlife Foundation, The Neel Foundation, Howard Ruby, Anonymous Donors The Official Printing & Paper Partner Epson America, Inc.
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