Photographer's Note

Gullfoss is a spectacular, tiered waterfall, with a total height of 32m, located in southern Iceland. Born from the Hvita River, the crevice is hidden from sight at close range, making it appear as though the river simply vanishes into the earth. From the corner viewpoint, it is impossible to see the bottom of the canyon due to the immense spray.
There’s a famous story about a girl who threatened to throw herself into the falls , and then walked barefoot from Reykjavik to Gullfoss in order to protest the use of the falls for the purpose of generating hydroelectric energy. She is said to have kept the falls safe from inference, and as such, a stone memorial has been erected in her honour near the falls. More about Sigridur Tomasdottir HERE.
The Gullfoss waterfall is also known as the "Golden Falls" since on a sunny day, the water takes a golden-brown colour. This is due to the fact that it is glacial water, and carries lots of sediments that glacial ice has carved off the Earth over the years.

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Additional Photos by Jean Sindera (janjan1897) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 200 W: 13 N: 455] (2301)
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