We live in an amazing world that is filled with wonderful things. Sadly, we rarely notice the wonder that surrounds us because it has become common place. That is one of the things I love about travel. It takes us out of what’s normal and presents us with something completely different. When I had the opportunity to spend a week in Iceland, I made it a priority to get up into the Highlands to experience the area’s incredible geology. This volcanic area filled with lava, rhyolite, sulfur, iron and so many other rocks and minerals creates a kaleidoscope of color.
I created this image while standing on top of a mountain looking down at this section of land with a long lens. To give you a sense of perspective, the dark rock sticking up near the middle is approximately 25 feet high. In the upper left you’ll see snow melting into a stream. The almost neon green color is moss which grows in the most unexpected of places in Iceland.
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