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MATERIALS USED

Chromogenic print from negative.

DESCRIPTION

This is a long exposure at night of Goðafoss in Northeastern Iceland. The curve of this waterfall gives the falls its beauty and name, waterfall of the gods. It was an eerie and cold place at night, echoing one of the mythology of the falls. The blue light ebbing from the darkness.

... In the year 999 or 1000 the lawspeaker Þorgeir Ljósvetningagoði made Christianity the official religion of Iceland. According to a modern myth, it is said that upon returning from the Alþingi, Þorgeir threw his statues of the Norse gods into the waterfall.

TAGS

iceland, rural, landscape, arctic, light, mountain, hills, medium format, film, cliffs, nature, water, waterfall, long exposure, black and white, medium format, river, mist, night, myth, mythology, nordic, scandanavia, norse