Photographer's Note

Follow the signs the world gives you, and you shall never be lost.

Upstream from Goðafoss are some small waterfalls you can come very close to. So close that, like in so many other places in Iceland, you could put your hand into them. We sat there, contemplating the water run past us, past our feet, past our hands.

I located a little part a few meters deeper where I could come to the height of the most tumultuous parts of these falls and then climbed down. I snapped a few pictures of the water jumping up to me and then looked up to where my orange companion lay. And there was this sky.

It took me a few seconds to react to what I was seeing as I simply could not come to grasp what was there: this humongous face, and this cloud-being's hand pointed in the same direction as where my fellow traveler was looking. The halo above this head and further up the brilliant power of the sun piercing through the veil. It looked as if this being was leaning onto the rock with one of his arms and pointing into this far away distance with the other.

How could I not take this picture?
How could I not take a picture of this apparent cloud-being?

Although this shot does not teach you about the world in terms of apparently immobile and tangible landscapes, I hope you will see perhaps a little bit of a different approach to what the world has to offer.
My experience of traveling through Iceland became a very spiritual one, throughout which I learned to look at the signs my surroundings were giving me. Signs that, when followed, took me to the most unexpected and amazing places that even most locals didn't know about.

I hope that this shot is not too misplaced on TE.
I haven't played around with it, except for readjusting colors before saving it for web (which always robs them of light and color...), and for cropping a bit off from the left.
It continues my series on The Orange Man Visits Iceland... a theme that won't see itself enlarged by any pictures in the following few days as I take off for Germany for a little while :)

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

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