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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 )
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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LukeMunnell Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Professional Photographer
Awesome photo. Very, very nice scene. <3
EmeraldEternity Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014
Wow teleport me there right now I wanna stare at it all day hehe
Hieifireshadow Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow! Beautiful shot. :+favlove: 
my-shots Featured By Owner May 1, 2014

btw... please, d't forget about our Nature Photo Contest - :)
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.
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
SaraPereiraArt Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
creativemikey Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Professional Photographer
Congrats! This has been featured here -…
Brandonbmb Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
DebasishPhotos Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Here nature at its full glory. I like it very much.
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