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How I Got the Shot: Waterfalls in Iceland

Editor's Note: Our "How I Got the Shot" feature talks with today's leading outdoor photographers to get the story behind their most captivating photos. This article features photographer Jared Weintraub.



"Heaven" – a title that perfectly encapsulates the intangible beauty of that moment behind a waterfall in Iceland.


Chasing the elusive midnight sun, I found myself standing in awe amidst the roaring cascade, the last light of the sun casting a golden glow through the veil of water.

It was an experience like no other, one that left me feeling both humbled and exhilarated by the sheer magnificence of nature.


As the clock struck 12:30 am in June 2022, I knew I had stumbled upon something truly special. With each passing moment, the sky painted in hues of pink and orange, I watched as the sunlight danced through the falls, creating a mesmerizing display of light and shadow.


With my camera set on my tripod, I framed the shot, capturing the sheer majesty of "Heaven"

unfolding before my eyes.


Standing there in that moment, with the roar of the waterfall drowning out all other sounds, I felt as though


I had been transported to another world – like I was in heaven. And as I gazed upon the photograph later,


I couldn't help but feel a sense of gratitude for the opportunity to witness such a breathtaking scene, and

to immortalize it forever through the lens of my camera.


For more of Jared's photography, visit his website.

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