Epic, the Skógafoss waterfall in black & white

A landscape photograph featuring the magnificent Icelandic Skógafoss waterfall in black & white, with people standing in the spray created by the waterfall.

Rangárþing eystra, Iceland
October, 2015
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Camera & lens

Nikon PC-E Nikkor 45mm f/2.8D ED

Camera settings

ƒ/10, 139s, ISO 64 and 45mm

Size original

7062 x 4708 pixels


Skógafoss is an iconic waterfall located on the Skógá River in the south of Iceland. It is one of Iceland’s biggest and most stunning waterfalls. Unfortunately, it is also one of the most visited waterfalls in Iceland. So make sure to visit early or at the end of the day to avoid the crowds. It was very early in the morning when this photograph of the Skógafoss waterfall in black & white was taken. A longer exposure time smoothened the falling water and the spray created by the waterfall.

This photograph of the Skógafoss waterfall is in black & white, to create a bit of a darker and bolder look and feel. Also, the photo includes the silhouette of a group of people standing at the foot of the waterfall. They look like ghosts because of the use of a longer exposure time. Furthermore, they are there to show the scale of the waterfall better. Note that the Skógafoss waterfall is approximately 25 metres (82 ft) wide and 60 metres (197 ft) high.

This fine art photograph of the Skógafoss waterfall in black & white is part of our Black & White Photography portfolio. Alternatively, check out our Nordic Landscape Photography portfolio to see more landscape photographs taken in the Nordics. To close, the Waterfalls & River Rapids photography theme might be of interest.

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1 comment for Epic, the Skógafoss waterfall in black & white

  1. Ayden McKinnan

    You caught it at a less busy time 🙂 I like how the dark tones contrast with the white of the Skógafoss waterfall. The people under the waterfall are a nice touch as well.

    • Johan Peijnenburg

      Thanks for the feedback Ayden!

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