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Panoramic photo by Henry Graffmann EXPERT Taken 12:04, 24/05/2013 - Views loading...

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Iceland - Selfoss

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The great Waterfall Selfoss in Iceland. End of may, a truly black and white landscape with snow all around and rain during the whole day. So sorry for all the water-drops on the lense. I could not eliminate them all in photoshop.

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