This is our final day in Iceland, so I hope you've enjoyed this imaginary trip.
Once again, I'm joining Yvonne at Meggy's Way, this month's host at Art Journal Journey with her theme of Out and About.
Although I created this two page spread over two days, I decided to show both at the same time.
Skogafoss Waterfall is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Iceland.
One of the reasons it is so popular, is because it is readily accessible and quite photogenic. I found a business card that reminded me of the falls
and also found a brad from K & Co. with a camera in it.
According to Iceland Aurora:
Skogafoss is one of the most popular waterfalls in Iceland and is in the top 5 largest in the country.Further:
It is an impressive curtain of glacier melt water. Skogafoss is unique because the waterfall comes directly from two glaciers.
as well as another camera brad. I had totally forgotten I bought two of these K & Co brad sets on clearance one year (several years ago, in fact).
Adding to Skogafoss Waterfall's allure is the high volume of water making it thunder and produce rainbow-yielding mist that often makes this falls a photographer's dream under sunny skies.
Iceland Aurora gives photo hints for those wishing to take impressive shots:
Skogafoss works well during the winter because it is south facing. The sun hits the full face of the falls after 2PM, but the spray from the waterfall can catch the sunlight a few hours earlier.Although it might be difficult to take your camera under and behind the falls, there are paths where you can see images like this one. If you are adventurous, you can camp in the area below the falls, too.
Experiment with shutter speed. Try using a tripod and vary shutter speeds from 1/4 to 1/125. Your success will depend on the amount of available light.
For these two spreads, I began with two used file folders, one of which I dribbled some of my shimmering mist on for a background.
For the first side, I allowed the image I found in a travel magazine to take center stage. To that, I added washi tape, a business card, a brad, and computer generated text.
For the second side, I included an image from a travel magazine, a brad, and computer generated text.
Thanks for visiting this Island, and of course, Skogafoss Waterfall, because your visits mean so much to me. And please visit Art Journal Journey where others are out and about, real or imagined, in their journals, too.