Top of the Gulfoss in Iceland

Ah yes, the golden hour. Sometimes it can seem like the golden moment however. I clearly remember exploring the coast of Oregon during one of these windows of photographic opportunities when it seemed as if the sun was dropping from the sky like a bowling ball! Another chapter in “chasing the light” for sure.

As a photographer, you become quite intimate with this special time of the day……those precious moments of pristine light that seem to paint just about any subject with a quality of luminance that seems to vanish just as fast as it appears.

While visiting Iceland in May, I noticed that these golden moments seemed to last quite a bit longer, making those evenings a little less stressful. After all, this is supposed to be a fun pursuit, isn’t it?

Well, I can only imagine the hours of light that the fortunate few photographers are being treated to about now over there. If I am not mistaken, there are about 20 hours of sunlight a day, making that golden hour a really long one at that!

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  • Ryan Eng - July 11, 2009 - 4:09 am

    Very nice warmth of color from the sun and that waterfall was just asking to be photographed.ReplyCancel

  • Bill Baldridge - July 11, 2009 - 4:48 am

    The World Through My EyesReplyCancel

  • Toni_V - July 11, 2009 - 5:19 am

    Fantastic place and light.ReplyCancel

  • Xiao Eng - July 11, 2009 - 5:34 am

    ~: Award Of Excellence :~ReplyCancel

  • Rober1000x - July 11, 2009 - 5:42 am


  • Boscopix - July 11, 2009 - 11:06 am

    Gorgeous shot Mike…love that time of day :o)ReplyCancel

  • jade2k - July 11, 2009 - 11:07 am

    This is absolutely gorgeous, Mike!!!!ReplyCancel

  • *~Tammy~* - July 11, 2009 - 2:46 pm

    I love the colors and the clouds are awesome. I would love to visit Gulfoss. Gorgeous capture~ Have a great weekend. :0)ReplyCancel

  • *~Tammy~* - July 11, 2009 - 2:46 pm

    Hi, I’m an admin for a group called The Favorite–Post 1, Comment 1, and we’d love to have this added to the group!ReplyCancel

  • YELLOW★CLOUD - July 11, 2009 - 4:40 pm

    ~: Award Of Excellence :~ReplyCancel

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  • gnasheruk - July 11, 2009 - 6:32 pm

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  • Anna.Andres (off) - July 11, 2009 - 8:07 pm

    Beautiful angle. I have never seen this angle before. Congrats.

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  • Francisco Aragão - July 12, 2009 - 4:20 am

    Bravo …ReplyCancel

  • clay.wells - July 12, 2009 - 5:28 am

    Ahh yes that sun moves fast the closer it gets to the horizon. And when the camera … um photographer … isn’t ready for it!ReplyCancel

  • zecchinon - July 24, 2009 - 5:20 am

    great colors and processing!ReplyCancel

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