•stormy sky at gullfoss waterfall• oltre ad essere una delle cascate più belle d’islanda, si racconta che all’inizio del xx secolo una società inglese era intenzionata all’acquisto della cascata per costruirvi una diga per alimentare una centrale idroelettrica. una contadina del posto, la signora sigríður tómasdóttir della fattoria brattholt, alla quale apparteneva la cascata, si oppose con successo a tale operazione industriale. per far capire quanto è piccola l’islanda: a tale causa lavorò l’allora giovane avvocato sveinn björnsson che poi nel 1944 diventò il primo presidente della repubblica islandese. sigríður pur di difenderla, minacciò di buttarsi nella cascata nel caso il governo islandese approvasse il progetto della diga. alla fine la diga non venne mai costruita e le gullfoss possono così essere ammirate da tutti nella loro maestosità. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
during the first half of the 20th century and some years into the late 20th century, there was much speculation about using gullfoss to generate electricity. during this period, the waterfall was rented indirectly by its owners, tómas tómasson and halldór halldórsson, to foreign investors. however, the investors' attempts were unsuccessful, partly due to lack of money. the waterfall was later sold to the state of iceland, and is now protected. sigríður tómasdóttir, the daughter of tómas tómasson, was determined to preserve the waterfall's condition and even threatened to throw herself down. although it is widely believed, the very popular story that sigríður saved the waterfall from exploitation is untrue. a stone memorial to sigriður, located above the falls, depicts her profile
iceland has been on my mind more and more lately, something about it keeps drawing me back. last night i went through my photos from when i was there before and was pretty excited to see that some of them had potential. i wasn't very good at editing 2 years ago, and honestly i'm still learning a lot, so expect some new edits over the next few days.
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on my first day travelling iceland we had to travel in possibly one of the worse snow storms i have ever witnessed! though we don't experience much snow in the uk so maybe it wasn’t all that bad?
after a whole days worth of snow the storm finally calmed down and we reached gullfoss a stunning waterfall and one of iceland’s natural treasures.
after the storm some fantastic cloud formations appeared that resembled lenticular clouds that usually appear over mountains.
does anyone have ideas on how these would of formed?
this photo was taken with my canon 550d and a sigma 12-24mm lens
sorry for being so inactive! i have exams so i didn’t have time to edit or post... i wanted to share these pictures with you guys because this waterfall is really impressing but it was snowing really hard so the pictures aren’t great :( #gullfoss #gullfosswaterfall #snow #nature #naturephotography#waterfall #iceland #visiticeland #folkiceland #artistfound #viewbug #nikond3200 #nikonphotography #nikon #landscape #landscapephotography #europe #spring2018 #2018
@nicolaharger is someone every photographer should aspire to be like; her photojournalism background has given her an amazing skill in telling others’ stories through her images. she also has what it takes to be a world changer and that’s her heart—to speak for those who do not have a voice. as a photographer it has become common to create images with “meaning” but do we/i have the heart to use these talents to change the world?
this is gullfoss waterfall. i only have 3 days in iceland, and i wanted to see as much as possible, so today i took an excellent golden circle tour with @bustraveliceland. the weather was grey & misty the entire day, but everything we saw was still beautiful