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Rebirth by JoelBelessa Rebirth by JoelBelessa
I've seen another world. Sometimes i think it was just my imagination.


Iceland suffered from the longest winter since 30 years in 2013 and when i arrived there in May most of the usually green landscape was still full of oranges and yellows. Nevertheless the beautiful waterfalls of Iceland acted as a herald of spring, providing shelter from wind and a warmer climate and from there on the rich greens were taking back the countryside. This is the rebirth of icelands flora after a cold and long winter and you can clearly see the progression of colors to the horizon where it is still mostly dead grass and moss.

Seljalandsfoss in South Iceland
Nikon D800, 14-24mm 2.8 @ 15mm, ISO 100, F16, 5 Exposure Blending and finishing touches in Photoshop.
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Given 2013-08-06
Rebirth by *JoelBelessa is refreshing, beautiful and almost unbelievable in the sense of calmness and tranquility that it portrays. Also suggested by *sbyrnes ( Suggested by x-xSpitFirex-x and Featured by Kaz-D )
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How can I write a critique of something that I find to be nearly perfect? The photograph is painted with nearly every color of the spectrum, from deep blue to bright yellow, with greys of the backside of the clouds to the fuzzy white of the water spray. Look at the scale that fades to the west, of the bridge in the middle of the frame to the reflections upon the water surface so many kilometers away as the water snakes to the left of the frame. There is so much green that grows upon the rocky crags in the foreground, and russet shades of iron within the rocky cliff face. There is presence, and closeness within the waterfall which blends with the expanse of the plains beyond. If I were to change this photograph at ALL, it would be to add one lonely figure upon the shore of the pool to bring home the scale of this waterfall. Someone that looks definitively Icelandic. That's it, and it's purely an afterthought.
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:iconlukemunnell:
LukeMunnell Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Professional Photographer
Awesome photo. Very, very nice scene. <3
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EmeraldEternity Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014
Wow teleport me there right now I wanna stare at it all day hehe
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Hieifireshadow Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow! Beautiful shot. :+favlove: 
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my-shots Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
:thumbsup:

btw... please, d't forget about our Nature Photo Contest - photo-contest.deviantart.com/ :)
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FanArtistik Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
This is like a dream, like a place that only exist in our imagination. Nice job.
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Zlata-Petal Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
AbsolutelyClap Heart Clap  stunning capture :) (Smile)This art work is featured  in my latest Journal entry " The most beautiful waterfalls"Heart
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SaraPereiraArt Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful
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creativemikey Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Professional Photographer
Congrats! This has been featured here - creativemikey.deviantart.com/j…
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Brandonbmb Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
GREAT PHOTO!
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DebasishPhotos Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Here nature at its full glory. I like it very much.
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:iconzesly:
ZeSly Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
It's hard to shoot Seljalandsfoss from this point of view but you had the good light and did it very well. Also, nice to see it without all the tourists.
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BlackHeresy Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing!!
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Amjad-Miandad Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing
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loreleft27 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow totally amazing capture so very jealous....
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MissPulcher Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
NO WORDS ! this is a show of nature! fantastic shot! it conveys a lot of emotions :) I like this
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tolustar Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is so wonderful.....
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Villimey Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is by far the most beautiful photo i have seen of this waterfall. As an Icelander, this is one of my favorite waterfalls! Astonishing and calming photo! Would look great up on wall in a frame!!!
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JoelBelessa Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
you are an icelander? iam so jealous ... concerning the picture on the wall ... i could arrange that if you really want it :)
Cheers
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Villimey Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This photo is stuck in my mind! I guess it means I really want it! :) love it!! Also, I have become a great fan of your photographs! They all look amazing!
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JoelBelessa Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
haha thanks ... and i really want to go back to iceland again ... only had few weeks and bad luck with the weather ... either clear blue sky or overcasts skys ... not the usual dramatic lighting situation ... also the long winter killed so many motives :( missed alot of opportunities sadly ... next time i have to go there during the summer i guess
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Villimey Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
this summer was actually pretty bad, raining a lot and even started to snow in august! hopefully the next summer will be better! :)
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ToaDJacara Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
Pretty :)
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Xepheraito Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
It's a beautiful scenario
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thanksthatisenough Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
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StefanEffenhauser Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013   Photographer
Breathtaking Shot!
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LASKANWLF Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Professional Photographer
Nice shot!!  :clap:
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Vincenzo-Ganci Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Professional Photographer
Great work.
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DJMadameNoir Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
that is awesome! You're so lucky to have seen that!
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ChristianAllen4484 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
Beautiful, WoW !
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Nela23235 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
wow! amazing shot! :)
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Kirinarra Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
That is an awesome quote... your first line in the description.
I like it.
The photo too :)

And I think your photo captures at least enough of what you saw to make us feel it too. That other world.
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
What a stunning photo!  You've captured the beauty and colors of the landscape and also inspired so many watchers to think "Wow, I wish that I was there!"  Congratulations on your DD! :clap:
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OddFacade Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
A marvelous capture, for sure! n.n
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Moogiesgirl77 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
Woohoo, that is so beautiful, thank you! :D
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PORSCHER Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Heaven on earth. Congrats on the DD.
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gizemlianilar Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
great work+fav
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victronjosepe Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
In this moment, I only can think of one word: "Beautiful!"
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OneShotTwoShot Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing shot.
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Sweet-Gwendoline Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
I don't know what exactly to say, just: Wow! I :heart: this!
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sirlauncelot007 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Simply Gorgeous :-) Never seen anything like it....I wish one day to be able to see in person :-)
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meganmew Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
very beautiful! love it :)
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Maemi-Sedai Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't even know what to say. It's otherworldly beautiful. Amazingly well done capturing such a magnificent setting. 
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NekoNekoGirl04 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful! Gorgeous shot! :D
Congrats on the DD! :meow:
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AineCallan Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Simply amazing!
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c00LpicS Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is stunning! :heart:
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mydesertflowerr Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
It's amazing.
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vanilladreamzz Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutely fantastic. Great work! 
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Finnyanne Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutly fantastic and amazing.
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D4N13l3 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW iceland! I have been in this place. I have the same shot ;-) but was a raining day...
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DancingInTwilight Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Student General Artist
dont slip!
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