Iceland - one more visit, part six

I will never get enough adventures on Iceland

Camera: Canon EOS 1Ds MKIII
Lens: Canon EF 16-35 mm. f/4.0L IS, Canon EF 70-200 mm. f/2.8L II IS

After the satisfaction of finalizing a great shoot at the waterfall Go­afoss earlier today, I had appetite for more, and wanted to put some more wear on the polariser filter. So I headed further west towards Akureyri in order to climb to the interior highlands. From the fjord the road leads to a steep climb in the bottom of the valley to the highlands.

One of my favorite mountains-roads is actually the F821, - that will take you further south and elevate you up into the interior plateau. I made good use of the polariser framing pictures of the fast-flowing river cutting a deep scar into the base of the valley.

In a never-ending event, the river relentless cuts ever deeper into the river-bed. Furiously during the spring, as summer arrives it gets more content with being a fast-flowing stream and settels down a bit, - but even during the fall it still caries quite a significant pace. A lively mass of clean icy-cold water, never in rest, always on the go.
Always in transit from the high-lands to the ocean, meeting and blending with it at the birth of the fjord. A grand-finale of yet another cycle from vapor escaping from the sea, catalyzed by the heat from the sun, then the dropping in the form of snow, transforming in spring into melt-fresh-water, and later at sea-level, diluted into the salty ocean.

It seems like the river will never die from old age, always being reborn. Only a cataclysms event will likely kill it and end it's days. I hope that this will not be.


Location: Iceland