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The way You perceive the world around You reflects who You are deep within.

Jökulsárlón was the only place that corresponded to my uninformed image of Iceland. Two years ago I still thought that most of the island was only covered in ice and lava.
As I had already crossed the island once I finally caught a glimpse of these huge icebergs, I remember shouting out "STOP" on the top of my lungs to the person who drove with me around, two years ago in the late summer. It was the most mind-blowing thing I had ever seen.
I spent hours taking pictures and simply whispering "this is so cool!".

A year ago, after our 2 month log ride across the island, my parents joined in and we took them to this famous icy lagoon on our last day together. It was cold and windy eventhough it was early August.
We spread across, some walking further down and my parents kind of checking out the place, yet with a touristy bounce in their feet: they were prepared to already leave after the first ten minutes.
As we insisted upon staying a bit longer, I ventured out to take pictures around of the grass and the small mushrooms hidden between.
I lifted my sight to see my father standing there, looking out to this magnificent ice castle of sorts. Like a knee-jerk reaction, my camera caught the moment in a split second.

As I later looked for pictures for the current exhibition, going through some 5 thousand shots of Iceland, I rediscovered this one, realizing that it fit more than perfectly to the theme of The Orange Man Visits Iceland.
So, although it is not the same orange man as in every other shot, I believe it still has it's own right to be part of the collection.

An advance Thank You to all those amongst You who take the time to criticize and/or leave a comment!

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