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True Passion is a matter of Clarity

This is the picture I was busy taking just before I snapped this shot. It is also the one that definitely anchored my Love for details, small things and worlds we usually don't pay any attention to.

We were on our way to the top of a hill above Bolungarvik as suggested by a local friend, even though the sign below clearly told us to keep away. As on so many other occasions in Iceland I spotted interesting colours along a completely bare road and then pleaded my companion for a little pause.

Here in particular you are looking at a little stream, no wider than 15 centimetres, created thanks to the water that was running down and through the entire hill, except on the road. The red colour you may see underneath is that strange soft rock-of-sorts that can be found in most of the West Fjord waterfalls. I haven't a clue as to what it is and wouldn't even know where to start to look for answers.

The intriguing part about this rock is that even though it is shaped as any other wherever, it literally melts as soon as you rub your fingers around/on it... and then to think it is one of the main components of what keeps some of the most majestic waterfalls in Iceland as high as they are...

Concerning the colours. This is truly and really how it was. I spent a little eternity on PS to get the save for web version to be true to the real colours of the picture. Unfortunately I had to compress the shot quite a bit, which means that the overall quality suffered somewhat.

A big Thank You in advance to those amongst You who take the time to comment and/or criticise!

Nikon D70
2005/07/23 16:35:13.1
Image Size: Large (2000 x 3008)
Focal Length: 70mm
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/250 sec - F/10
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV

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