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We're on the road to nowhere...
That's the feeling I got many times while driving around in Iceland.

They were long and curvy, going up and down and all around, never really seeming to arrive to any distinctive place. Only paved in a few places (besides for the ring road) and taking you through long and wide valleys, along fjords and across high mountains.

My tribute to the roads that took us to the most amazing sights, through the most amazing passages and across that most amazing island, without ever loosing their humility and earthy quality.

This picture of a typical icelandic road was hard to format for online viewing as it is quite light in its original version. It shouldn't be a problem as such but since I'm viewing it on a laptop as soon as I change my position by a mere centimeter it becomes completely different. Very frustrating.
I've tried to play around with a number of versions and hope that this one does not seem too boring on your screen. I welcome any WS ideas :D

We were coming down from a 676m high mountain, descending into the valley, onto our way to the beach of S熲鏊 by the 琄undarfj顤繠r (fjord) in the West fjords.
As we pierced through the low clouds and as the late night sun managed to still shine atop the mountains, the road below us shone in soft golden tones while the valley across turned blue with the evening shadow descending upon it.
A short moment, a quick picture and a deep sigh.

Thank You for passing by.

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

Nikon D70
2005/07/27 23:07:28.8
JPEG (8-bit) Fine
Image Size: Large (2000 x 3008)
Lens: 18-70mm F/3.5-4.5 G
Focal Length: 70mm
Digital Vari-Program: Landscape
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/60 sec - F/7.1
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 200
Optimize Image:
White Balance: Auto
AF Mode: AF-S
Flash Sync Mode: Not Attached
Color Mode: Mode IIIa (sRGB)
Tone Comp.: Auto
Hue Adjustment: 0
Saturation: Normal
Sharpening: Auto
Long Exposure NR: Off

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