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Dimensions5497 x 3664
Original file size3.56 MB
Image typeJPEG
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Date taken1-Oct-10 12:58
Date modified29-May-13 21:08
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Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 5D Mark II
Focal length20 mm
Max lens aperturef/4
Exposure2s at f/16
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 50
Metering modePattern
Waterfall Goðafoss - northern Iceland

Waterfall Goðafoss - northern Iceland

The Goðafoss (Icelandic: waterfall of the gods or waterfall of the goði) is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Iceland. It is located in the Mývatn district of North-Central Iceland at the beginning of the Sprengisandur highland road. The water of the river Skjálfandafljót falls from a height of 12 meters over a width of 30 meters.
In the year 999 or 1000 the Lawspeaker Þorgeir Ljósvetningagoði made Christianity the official religion of Iceland. After his conversion it is said that upon returning from the Alþingi, Þorgeir threw his statues of the Norse gods into the waterfall. Þorgeir's story is preserved in Ari Þorgilsson's Íslendingabók.
A window in the Cathedral of Akureyri (Akureyrarkirkja) illustrates this story.
This image is fit for both fine art prints and Canvas print.