Waterfall of Certain Doom

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Daily Photo – Waterfall of Certain Doom

This has become one of my favorite remote waterfalls in the world! Whenever I am taking photos of these places, I spend a lot of time there. I often imagine what it would be like to tumble over the edge… wondering various ways I could survive… if I’d get caught in a whirlpool underwater… or if I would just pop up like in the movies.

If you are ever near Akureyri, I suggest you visit this spot… if you are feeling bold, clamber down the side of the waterfall like I did here to get this shot…

Waterfall of Certain Doom

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-01-04 16:22:45
  • Camera
  • Camera Make
  • Exposure Time
  • Aperturef/22
  • ISO50
  • Focal Length14mm (14mm in 35mm)
  • Flashflash did not fire
  • Exposure Programaperture priority
  • Exposure Bias

  • Beautiful – so powerful is that waterfall – great!

  • Casper van Zyl

    This is still the better shot than your black and white version. So much detail in the forground and colour.I like

  • Casper van Zyl

    Food for thought Trey, the other night showed me that just because your in NZ and not many may be commenting they are all there ready to pounce and protect what belongs to all and thats Photography.Which way you do it ,is what one enjoys.
    There is a saying:: Do not argue with an idiot.He will drag you down to his level and beat you with EXPERIANCE. hehe!!!

  • SharonDeHayes

    This is one of my favorite images. Your photographs of Iceland make me want to travel there someday.

  • Trey Ratcliff


  • JulieWillson

    The clouds look like they are ready to roll off the edge of the falls too. This photo looks so real I am wondering where the volume went.

  • Shea Goff

    wow. I could have never dreamed. thank you for bringing the waterfalls here, Trey.

  • Rasekh Fatmi

    Awesome shot Trey! I just got back from Iceland and I stood in this exact spot! 🙂 The climb down wasnt too bad – maybe you had slippery ground and not-so-good weather??

  • Wow! Awesome!
    How did you get the falls looking so silky without over exposure? Do you use filters?
    I’ve always wanted to be able to capture water like this, but thus far have never managed….

  • Trey Ratcliff


  • Trey Ratcliff

    Ahhh – a high F stop will make the shutter speed quite long.

  • Trey Ratcliff

    Not tooooo slippery!

  • Beautiful photo @google-c1ec23de8292d904dc213eba8bf1d17d:disqus . I sure hope to make it to Iceland at some point. It’s definitely on my bucket list of things to do.

  • Rasekh Fatmi

    actually now that I remember it, there was this one rock wedge sticking up so awkwardly on the path down that I could have easily split my shin in two..

  • andrewhyde

    Love this picture as it tells a few stories.

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  • Amazing picture Trey! I’m a big fan of your work. Thanks for sharing with us.

    I’ve featured this as the picture of the week on my site.

    Have a great weekend!

  • Dave Morgan

    This appears to be Godafoss waterfall. Great shot of it!!

  • I was in this exact spot about 3 days ago!!! Great vantage point on the falls. Was trying to decide which of my Icealnd photos to post first. Now, I think it’ll be this one.

  • That would be punk rock to slip over the edge. Or just dangling on a secure rope. I’m sure there’s a way. Great photo

  • This is a great photography art which you share above. I like this photo gallery and i also read this story, its really interesting. So this is a best photography.

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