After 7 straight days of being wet I cant even begin to describe how great a feeling it was to arrive at Godafoss and to be dry. Even getting this close to the waterfall didnt get me wet like many of the other falls I visited in Iceland. The rain had finally stopped earlier in the evening when Andy exclaimed Im going to Godafoss while its dry who wants to come I think we left our campsite sometime around 11pm and spent almost 2 hours at the waterfall.

Iceland doesnt believe in installing railings like we do in the United States. Perhaps they just dont care if people die, or because theres no railings, people arent as dumb. Perhaps people in the US just really are more dumb Theres nothing preventing you from going right to the edge of the waterfall, as you can see in the upper left and most of us did exactly that I decided, however, that I would stay below the falls and shoot it from down below. I loved the way that Godafoss curves around in a bowl shape.

Nikon D800 w/Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8 ED-IF AF-S:
17mm, f/14, 30 sec, ISO 100

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Aaron Meyers is a landscape and wedding photographer living in Silicon Valley, CA. His love of the outdoors makes for frequent forays into the Californian wilds, where he delights in the stunning vistas of Yosemite National Park, Lake Tahoe, Big Sur, and the Pacific Coast.