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    I took this on perhaps one of my best days in Iceland.

    I woke up around 5 PM at Hotel Edda Laugar in Saelingsdal. Many of you already know I was sleeping days and staying up all night to take photos. This was my last day/night cycle in Iceland, so I wanted to make the most of it.

    Anyway, after waking up, I went out to the natural hot springs for a dip. It was a perfect little rocky spring filled with steaming-hot sulfur-smelling water. As usual, I was totally alone and didn't see another soul. I stayed there, looking at the afternoon mountains for about 30 minutes until I reached a dangerous dream-state. And then dragged myself out and walked back to the hotel. I had one of those post-hot-tub shells of heat around me to protect from the cold. I didn't even feel it.

    I got back inside, put on some warm clothes, and then went down to get dinner (breakfast). Actually, I got two of them. The second one was to-go because I would eat it around 1 or 2 AM, when there is absolutely nothing open. Besides, I knew I would be way out in the boonies where there was not even an option for anything to be open!

    Around 3 AM, I started driving back to Reykjavik. As I was going down one of the fjords in the northwest, the sign lined up in my view, so I pulled over to take a shot to share with you.

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    1. snc145 55 months ago | reply

      Thank you for sharing your photo
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    2. Walt K 55 months ago | reply

      Superb composition and shot!!

    3. brandonhuang 52 months ago | reply

      oh god, this is just perfect. This can't get any better : )

    4. Mathews Photography 52 months ago | reply

      Beautiful colours and control of light

    5. naseeh ♥ naspoc 51 months ago | reply

      ♥♥♥♥♥♥ love it

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      Your image is wonderful!!!
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    9. Ostseetroll 46 months ago | reply

      This is one of the best images ever!
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    12. haikus* 46 months ago | reply



      I've seen and admire your beautiful photo in : "Picture Lovers - invited images only "

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    16. Nienke N 38 months ago | reply

      Maybe you'd like to know this photo is being used on someones blog right here:
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      I don't know if you are bothered by this, but I thought you should know :)

    17. Ready Set Startup 31 months ago | reply

      I love everything about this photo. Thanks for making it available through Creative Commons. I used it in a blog post about focusing and not getting distracted.

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