I like how Gullfoss is framed by the rock from the left and the canyon from right and bottom.
Photo tips: Normal lens, in the 35-50 mm range, works well here to capture the waterfall framed by the landscape around.
Getting there: Walk about 200 meters from the main/top parking. Or, just about 30 meters from the smaller lower parking.
For more information about Gullfoss check out its guide.
I found Gullfoss very difficult to photograph as this consists of multiple stages of zillions of falls. When I shot this, wind was blowing at over 40 mph and the temperature was about 28 deg F.
Another view of the ever present rainbow visible over the series of waterfalls at Gulfoss, in southern Iceland....
The singular most impressive and dramatic waterfall I've had to pleasure to see, Gullfoss in South West Iceland. The sheer power of this falls is hard to take in, you can hear it a long time before you actually see it, definitely a 'wow' moment when it does come into view, something like 140 cubic meters per second falls down into the crevice below!
We were really lucky with the weather here as it had been raining off and on that morning and heavy cloud, luckily it held off here and had some nice golden light, along with the rainbow which appeared and the disappeared again, the one big bonus of these falls opposed to the others we visited on the trip is that there is hardly any spray to contend with as you are a lot higher up allowing me to use filters without wiping the lens every few seconds, a polarizer was just about impossible anywhere else but ideal here with the sun in the right place at this time of day allowing a much more pleasing exposure time.
Roadtrip in Iceland summer 2015 - Roadtrip en Islande été 2015