Seljalandsfoss Area

by Reba Baskett

Driving the Ring Road

After leaving the airport I headed straight to 1. I did not want to spend much time in Reykjavik since I knew I would be there for a few days at the end of the trip. The first day of the trip was very wet. The kind of wet you could stand outside for less than a minute and get drenched wet.

It was almost impossible to keep the front element of my lens dry for long enough to get a shot. The landscape was non-existent in large part because it was raining so heavy. Small breaks in the rain would offer glimpses of a hazy but beautiful landscape. I kept hoping the rest of the trip would not be quite so wet.


A glimpse of the landscape during a break in the rain.


This waterfall was the first “big” feature we came to. It was raining so hard that it was hard to see driving up. It’s hard to imagine a waterfall this massive being hidden in the rain. Seljalandsfoss is a stunning waterfall with a 200-foot drop. One of the things that make this waterfall so amazing is the fact you can walk behind it. By the time I got around the waterfall I was soaked – my clothes were dripping and I was shivering because it was hovering right above the freezing mark.

Iceland Horses

After leaving the area I made my way back to the hotel. I was going on almost 48 hours of being awake and I wanted to get a good nights sleep so I could be ready for the next 8 days. On the way back to the hotel I ran into these beauties. They were the first horses I saw! They even lined up for me to take their picture. Then on down the road, I saw the mama and her sweet baby

Blue Skies and New Days

The next morning I woke up and the sun was starting to shine and blue skies poked through the clouds. I decided to stop by Seljalandsfoss one last time since the previous day had been so dreary and I got the shot I wanted. It was quite early so myself and three other photographers had the whole place to ourselves.


All shots were taken on the Olympus Em1mkii with the Olympus 12-100 PRO lens.

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