According to Icelandic saga, in the year 1000 the law speaker Þorgeir Ljósvetningagoði upon returning from the Alþingi, threw his statues of the Norse gods into the waterfall as a sign of Iceland becoming a Christian nation. Hence the name, waterfall of the gods.
📸Nikon D810, Irix 11mm #iceland#nikon#irix
The goal for each storm chase is to not capture the most violent of storms, but yet to capture one image that shows the captivating beauty of our sky and world we live in. This storm in particular was not threatening in any way, but on the backside of the anvil, it was covered in some of the most beautiful mammatus clouds I have ever seen. And to add to their beauty, they arrived right at sunset and became illuminated in a fiery orange.
I’ve been infatuated with the sky ever since I was a little kid and I’m pretty sure that I can call mammatus clouds one of my favorite kinds of cloud. They are an indication of sinking air and do not indicate a tornado is coming, in fact they are usually most visible after a storm has gone by.
This was taken with a @nikonusa D800 and Nikon 14-24mm Lens. Camera settings: ISO 200 - F8 - 1/50s __________________________________________
2 minutes montre en main ⚡️ La vérité derrière cette photo c’est que j’étais en scoot, puis je suis passé au bord de la grande plage à Biarritz quand j’ai vu les couleurs au loin, j’ai coupé le contact et je suis descendu l’appareil en main et j’ai commencé à shooter avec le casque sur la tête puis je suis reparti tel un voleur 😂