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"I remember the mist of our ancient past" - Iceland

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Technical: Nikon D3x, CPL, 0.45x GND, 25s at f16, 36mm

 

This is a very special place tucked deep in the interior of Iceland and taken at "sunset", or midnight. I spent the night here and although the area is quite barren it is photographically speaking one of tremendous reward.

 

The subterranean activity of this thermal haven allows for wonderful long exposures as thermal mist seamlessly blends with the clouds leaving an impression of timelessness. At least that is my perception.

 

A relic of our primeval past, this geothermal blue pool is also the future in Iceland. Iceland's remote highlands are only accessible in the summer months, preserving the surrounding nature and nurturing countless tales. Such landscapes easily transport us to an unearthly time and place, possibly an inspiration to Tolkien's Middle Earth.

  

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Check out the set as it grows:

 

- Iceland Set

 

- Tropical Ice

 

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Taken on June 11, 2010