The Lawrence Anthony Earth Organization is creating an extraordinary short video about water and the vital necessity of keeping it pristine for our children’s future. This is a part of our campaign to make full and effective cleanup of the waters of the world not an idealistic dream, but a reality.
We have just sent our cameraman, Kevin Garrison, off on a 7-week, 13 country, around the world tour to film the most beautiful water locations on the planet.
As he travels from place to place and films these amazing locations, we invite you to track his progress. We will post still images he sends back as he makes his way across the planet. We want to share some of his photos and our excitement about this project with you.
First stop was Iceland and this photo is of the Gullfoss waterfall. This location has a fascinating history in that a farmer’s daughter threatened to throw herself off the precipice if a proposed dam was built that would have destroyed the falls. That story is contested, claiming the investors pulled out due to finance, but nevertheless a stone memorial to Sigriður Tómasdóttir is located above the falls.
Here is a word from our cameraman:
“I drove from Reykjavik to Gullfoss through the surprisingly bright Icelandic night, hoping I’d be able to start filming just before sunrise, at four in the morning. I arrived just ten minutes before sunrise and got the camera setup under a rain cover. I ran towards the falls and looked over the ledge of the cliff at Gullfoss. I was awe-struck by the sheer power and unrelenting force of the falls. I’ve heard people talk about the thunder and gravitas of waterfalls before, but I’d really never experienced it up until this point. There’s no way to quite explain the feeling of mist showering over you, as millions of gallons of water plummet over a precipice a couple hundred feet away. It’s something to behold.” Kevin.