Wrong Turn

All wrong turns don't end into a scene from a horror movie, some leads you to unseen beauty!

After spending the morning photographing the areas around Kleifarvatn on Iceland, it was time to head back to Reykjavik where we were meeting family. Even tho it's hard to get lost on these roads, as there are very few exits, I decided to plot the address into our GPS. After less then 10 minutes driving, the GPS told me to make a right turn. I was certain that this was wrong, as it made no sense at all to turn this early, when I knew the main road was at least another 15 minutes away. However we decided to take this road and see where it would take us. We didn't come far before we met a roadblock and had to turn around.

After turning around I noticed this river leading straight up to the mountain. Even tho we already were late, it was never an option to drive away from a place like this. I parked the car in the middle of the road, it's not like anyone will drive there anyway, and ran straight down to the river. Just like earlier, the weather was still changing fast and light was gone as fast as it came. We were lucky to get some descent light, and also a couple different compositions

The river bends in front of Thrihnukagigur

The river bends in front of Thrihnukagigur

This remains one of my highlights from Iceland, and I'm proud to have gotten some more unique shots from Iceland. Yes, I did go to some of the "touristic" places and get the classic shots, but we also visited many unknown locations. Creating something different is one of the things I love with photography, finding those places or angles that aren't seen before. It is not easy, but when it works out it is a great feeling!

River leading to Thrihnukagigur Vulcano

River leading to Thrihnukagigur Vulcano