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  • On #diamondbeach, there are many things.⠀
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There is black sand that stretches as far as the eye can see,⠀
There are diamonds forged of ice, so, so pretty,⠀
There are giant frozen boulders, larger than you or me,⠀
This is a fantastical, magical, wonderful place...wouldn't you agree?⠀
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And if you were to count just the sand, ice and boulders on this beach, you wouldn't even come close to the number of stars in the sky.⠀
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Standing on this beach makes a person feel oh so very small.  But the interesting part doesn't stop there.  Digging a little deeper than this cliche' comparison, I found something new and interesting.⠀
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Within just ten drops of water...should a person stop to count...you would find enough individual molecules that equal the estimated number of stars in the sky.⠀
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Alone on this beach a person can now be confuddled.  Simultaneously feeling like the smallest part of the universe and infinitely larger than the tiniest building blocks of life, we exist in a unique balance.  And while I may not understand it all, knowing all of this does make me feel a little better.⠀
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#livealittle #findyourspurtrail #iceland #besafe #travel #todayruled #nikond750 #liveauthentic #wanderlust #explore #photography #itsamazingoutthere #traveldeeper #wearealladventurers #isthisreallife #roadtripping #notjustatourist #carliving #travelgram #instatraveling #serendipitystrikesagain
  • “It is not the answer that enlightens, but the question.” – Eugene Ionesco⠀
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In the land of Iceland, and now continuing into the land of Minnesota, I find myself questioning everything.  Everyday I seek answers but find only more questions.  All wise people seem to point to that as the source of enlightenment that is sought...yet somehow I do not see it.⠀
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Do you ever feel like you have all the answers?  Or would you agree you really just have more questions?⠀
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#livealittle #travel #todayruled #nikond850 #nikond750 #x100s #liveauthentic #wanderlust #explore #photography #itsamazingoutthere #traveldeeper #wearealladventurers #isthisreallife #roadtripping #notjustatourist #carliving #travelgram #instatraveling #serendipitystrikesagain
  • “In Venice even cold blooded hearts become melting colors in the beginning night.” -  Alex Hai?⠀
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Not only in Venice, but also on the beaches of Iceland.⠀
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I awoke as many mornings as possible to peruse the landscape and take advantage of the glorious morning light, which I never manage while I'm at home.  Here I was at Diamond Beach, a fantastically beautiful black sand beach that is littered with an ever changing collection of ice diamonds.⠀
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However, their beauty is not without its perils.  Just last night on NPR I heard a story of a grandmother that got washed out to sea while sitting on a throne like chunk.  The saying, "A diamond is a girl's best friend..." might be one she would disagree with now.  She was rescued thank goodness, and now has a great albeit scary story to share.⠀
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#livealittle #findyourspurtrail #diamondbeach #iceland #besafe #travel #todayruled #nikond750 #liveauthentic #wanderlust #explore #photography #itsamazingoutthere #traveldeeper #wearealladventurers #isthisreallife #roadtripping #notjustatourist #carliving #travelgram #instatraveling #serendipitystrikesagain
  • “Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there’s love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.” -  Ella Jane Fitzgerald⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I really wanted to see the Northern Lights.  I had just taken my pants off and settled in for bed...when the stirring of the crowd outside and excitement of the arrival of the lights gave me extreme #FOMO and I dressed to go out and see them.  Watching the lights is not a high intensity endeavor, for the long bout of standing I was very appreciative for my long underwear and snow pants.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#myiceland #lifeofadventure #findyourspurtrail #stokksnes #photographersinthewild #natgeo #behindthescenes #northernlights #auroraborealis #landscapephotography #wandering #wearewildness #escapenow #theglobewanderer #livelovetravel #findyourpassion #sharestories #beinspired #leavinghome #earthishome #takechances #nikond750
  • “It’s your place in the world; it’s your life. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live.” -  Mae Jemison⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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In Iceland, as in many places, the best time to be awake is sunrise and sunset.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I am not a morning person.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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But I made myself a morning person almost every day.  From seeking out hidden hot springs on misty dawns to photographing the ocean on awesome daybreak's, I was out there.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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So was everyone else.  This morning in particular had me racing to catch the sun, every spot I drove by was worthy of stopping to photograph.  I was quite literally running up and down small hills to catch something here, something there.  Eventually I settled on a cliff edge full of nesting birds.  There was also a French led photo-tour group, and I couldn't help but think the real story here was the people that come out to see this beauty every day.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#myiceland #lifeofadventure #findyourspurtrail #dyrholaey #photographersinthewild #natgeo #behindthescenes #sunrise #landscapephotography #wandering #wearewildness #escapenow #theglobewanderer #livelovetravel #findyourpassion #sharestories #beinspired #leavinghome #earthishome #takechances #nikond750
  • “I have to face life with a newly found passion. I must rediscover the irresistible will to learn, to live and to love.” -  Andrea Bocelli⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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A couple years ago I followed through on a dream to take myself to a photographer's paradise.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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On this trip I drove hard and fast to see as much as I could in the eight days my layover allowed.  Largely I didn't stop or stay in cities, aiming for remote day spots and car camping nights.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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However I was never alone.  Like here at Stokkksnes during sunset.  The people I saw the most often in the most places were photographers.  So I decided every now and again to turn the camera around and capture a few of them as well.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Maybe one day when there are enough images you'll find a book by me titled, "Photographers Photographing Things".⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#myiceland #lifeofadventure #findyourspurtrail #stokksnes #photographersinthewild #natgeo #behindthescenes #sunset #wandering #wearewildness #escapenow #theglobewanderer #livelovetravel #findyourpassion #sharestories #beinspired #leavinghome #earthishome #takechances #nikond750

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