01 Apr 20 Today we take a walk further up the trail to a location where you can see all of the Godafoss Falls. At the time we were visiting we were in a snowstorm that was definitely getting our attention. The wind was in the neighborhood of 35mph driving the bits of snow into us like thousands of tiny darts while making it quite difficult to hold the camera steady either hand held or on a tripod. Tripods on ice in high wind conditions make for a challenge all on their own! But it was worth it!!! To get a feel of what we were experiencing play the above video and then come back. You'll want your speakers on to get the full effect; the sound is mostly the wind. The horizontal streaking you see in the video is the wind driven snow. That blowing snow is, as you might expect, affecting the quality of both the video and today's submission. The curved "horizon" line near the top is the main road. The amount of water flowing over this falls is a bit illusionary. Not to minimize what you see, but keep in mind that what flows in - the river feeding these falls - must flow out - the water you saw in the river in Monday's image. The height is 36 feet and the diameter of that large section in the middle is approaching 95 feet. The water at the bottom is very shallow as that basin is in the area of 150 feet in diameter. What I shared yesterday is roughly the right 2/3 of this image. We spent perhaps 45 minutes shooting Godafoss before the weather simply drove us out. It was however an experience I shan't soon forget.
This is a 5 frame pano in which I've added a very small amount of contrast enhancement and a fair amount amount of color fringing removal. Viewed in a Blizzard Nikon D500; 18 - 200; Aperture Priority; ISO 1000; 1/320 sec @ f / 9.