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A remarkable moment, filled with blossoming elements all over this icelandic landscape, from the midnight warm 
clouds to the endless stream of water and resilient vegetation.

Location: Seljalandfoss, Iceland 2016

José Ramos ©

This image was made right after I arrived to the Seljalandfoss parking space, during the June 2016 trip. The clouds were warming up before midnight, and I got the usual impulse of going straight to the waterfall base and shoot from there. All of a sudden this purplish red cloud starts coming right from behind the waterfall and so I instinctively decided I had to capture it, trying a new visual approach for this iconic spot. Using a vibrant plant in the foreground, the river stream as guiding line and mirroring the cloud in the water, this is the final result.

Technical info:

This image wouldn't have been possible without going ultra-uber-wide with the Sony 10-18mm APS-C lens at 13mm on a 
full frame!

Sony a7R + Sony 10-18mm f4 at 13mm
Exposure: 2 seconds
Aperture: f/13
ISO: 50
Vanguard Tripod (Alta 283 CT + BBH-300 ballhead)
4 stops soft ND Grad (Nisi) + 4 stops full ND (Nisi)
Wireless remote shutter
Manual focus

The Death Falls
"Death Falls"

Massive amounts of extremely turbulent waters suddenly meet the endless abyss of Dettifoss, with liquid chaos ensuing right after the fall. The Universe seems to have its strange ways of always creating order out of chaos, and witnessing such water apocalypse giving birth to a steady and serene undulating river, makes me wonder if we, as humans, are right now steady streams or rather turbulent waters, headed to somewhere less chaotic.

Even though I constantly look for it, I do not have an answer, but at least this majestic monument of Nature shows me that there can be hope in the end.

Location: Dettifoss, Iceland


After spending an incredible day at Seyðisfjörður, where we witnessed the best weather ever in Iceland, with the sun shining and 20ºC temperatures, we decided to head to the East side of the famous most powerful waterfall of Iceland (and Europe) - Dettifoss - with brief stops along the way to capture the landscapes. We arrived to the Detifoss parking lot at night, and were greeted by extremely strong winds, that made the simple task of keeping a car door open seem like a gym session. We planned to shoot the Dettifoss west side by sunrise, so we didn't want to be caught unprepared next morning, and did a terrain recognition during the night, to get a feel of how long it would take to arrive to the waterfall. After walking for 15 minutes we finally hear that familiar dense rumble, and there she was, waiting for us the next day. We returned to car and managed to eat some sandwiches and the essential Pringles, and went to "bed". The car was constantly balancing due to the wind, which made sleep not as comforting.

The phone alarm set off at 5h30 am, and then I had to go through the usual ritual of trying to do a caffeine-CPR to my comatose morning body, with massive amounts of awful soluble coffee. We got dressed in a hurry and there we went. Contrary to our predictions, the sun took much longer than expected to rise above the east side, so we had to wait about 1.5 hours under extreme wind and cold, where only the incredible vision of the waterfall would soothe the negative  body sensations. Finally the sun showed up, and here is one of images captured in that morning.

Technical details:

Sony a7R + Zeiss 16-35mm f4
Exposure: 1 second for the foreground; 10 seconds for the waterfall and sky
Aperture: f/14
ISO: 100
Formatt Hitech Firecrest 4 stops full ND; Formatt Hitech Prostop IRND 4 stops soft ND Grad
Manfrotto 055XPRO3 tripod
Wireless remote shutter
Terrascape filter bag

José Ramos ©


José Ramos
Artist | Professional | Photography
My name is José Ramos and I'm a nature/landscape photographer.

I've developed an increasing interest in photography over the last years, and the passion grew so strong that this is the art I've chosen to express myself, as well as pay hommage to the beauty and power of the world which surrounds us.

In the end, what matters to me is to be able to depict and create my own interpretation of what surrounds us, sharing my vision in the form of photography.

Official online portfolio/site -


Current Residence: Portugal
I miss having a simple message center filled with great photos from people I used to know

I miss submitting a photo in a gigantic interesting world made of art of all kinds

I miss the vibrant community

I miss the emotion of getting tons of favorites and fantastic comments

I miss the thrill of the popular page, 'will it make it there?'

I miss the honor of Daily Deviations, and I can still remember the shivers I felt when someone told me by sms that I had been awarded a DD

I miss the provocative journals

I miss the perfect mix between maturity and innovation

I miss having a place here

I miss you.
  • Watching: Life unfolding...
  • Playing: The always strange being-an-adult game
  • Eating: Vegetarian always
  • Drinking: Oporto wine


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jyacini Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2016  New Deviant Student Traditional Artist
You are amazing;
Whimsical-Dreams Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2016  Professional Photographer
Rose This is an official invite from MajesticMasterpieces Rose

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KrisVlad Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015   Photographer
You've got some incredibly landscape photos! 

Nebelelfe-Art Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015
 Hi ! Your very beautiful and awesome works featured here  ->  Art Feature : Landscape Photography part 2.
RedNosE2 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
So many nice photos. Very nice gallery!
Aro79 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015
Beautiful photos!
xNETTAx Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014   General Artist
Hey there!
I was captivated by your photos of Iceland!
I was there myself and was blinded by the sceneries.

More than that, your gallery is absolutely breathtaking!

Good luck, well done, and have a lovely week! :)
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RationalParadox Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your gallery is absolutely incredible!  Excellent work!  
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palmbook Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful gallery. I see that you use Hitech 1.2 ND filter. May I ask your opinion regarding this filter? I am interested in purchasing one; but I heard that it causes a color cast, especially when stacked with a GND filter.
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Shadoisk Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing gallery! I love iot all
InterloperUX Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Just letting you know I featured your work in my journal :)…
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Lichtweanderer Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014   Digital Artist
Wunderschöne Bilder zeigen sie ! 
XxParanoidAndroidxX Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your gallery is inhuman! I love it!!!
hummbuzz Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
Your photography is magnificent, vibrant and full of soul...transporting the viewer to worlds of color and light.
RHearons Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
My goodness I wish I could favourite everything In your gallery! Your photographs are so beautiful it hurts!! I love the effects you use on your images. Just perfect!!
Laura-Skeff Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Your picture has been featured on :icondivine-photography: monthly article. Very nice! :) divine-photography.deviantart.…
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