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Pictures taken on 06/09/18

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So many tourists
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This is the tour to see all the tourists
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This flat area is where the two tectonic plates meet. It's slowly expanding
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Looks nice
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I forget what that little house is. Something about the prime minister having meetings there
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A lot of people think these big cliffs are the divide. They're not
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Lakes and stuff!
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Panorama at the divide
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Is this the divide?
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I really dug the clouds and lighting in Iceland. While the occasional sunlight was nice, I found the extremely low clouds and lack of trees to be really interesting
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It was a little drizzly, hence all the umbrellas
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Clouds and rocks
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Rocks and moss
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It's tough to get shots without tourists in them. But I guess I'm part of the problem
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So is Topaz
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Rocks and grass!
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And tourists!
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Check out this goose!
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Let's all check out this goose
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It's such an interesting landscape
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Getting closer to that house
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The mountains are in the clouds now
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More of the flat landscape
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Grass and rocks
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Grass and moss
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And water!
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So picturesque
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Don't throw money in here
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Can we throw money at this?
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Perhaps lichen?
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The water looked cold
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So much grass
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The cliffs are cool
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Little bridge
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Hey guess what. It's rocks
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Little waterfalls!
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Maybe I should just stop captioning these
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Got it
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I want to see someone try to import of all Iceland into a video game
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Tour bus POV
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No drones!
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Risky place
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There was weird-smelling hot steam everywhere
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Sulfury steam!
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Hot water!
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This place is so strange even when you know how it works. It must have blown ye olde people's minds
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Steamy pond!
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Don't fall in
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Little geyser
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The original geyser! The word is based on the name for this particular natural formation
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Steamy water falls away
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Topaz touches the water in this very flattering photo that definitely won't cause him to delete this photo off of our server
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Hot rocks
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Sand and steam
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Steam and sand
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Red dirt. Looks like on Mars
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You can see one of the attempts at making wind-breaking tree lines in the background
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Mars in a few hundred years?
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Steam pond
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The blue water in the center was neat
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So blue!
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This is what it looked like when the wind changed direction. That shadow on the right is Topaz
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Steamy landscape
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Silt and stuff
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That's an intense tour bus
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What do you want for lunch?
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I hate sykur
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Did Bryce write this?
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A horse!
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Hello horse
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Topaz likes horses
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Looking down the road
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"Horse candy?" "It's literally just hay"
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Salt block?
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I don't know what it is about this bleak landscape that I find so appealing
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Wandering into the distance
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I want this to be my house
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When I first saw this I thought that the water fell off away from me too. But no, that's the wall
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It's gorgeous
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Cliffs and water
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I think it's cooler than Niagara Falls
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The path gets a little wet
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Gullfoss panorama
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Don't get too close to the edge
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Hang in there, rocks
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Tourist pen
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Another angle on Gullfoss
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People for scale
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I didn't go down there. We didn't have a ton of time
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Waves of mist buffeting the shore
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Looking back at Gullfoss. The tourist pen is on the right
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So misty
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Nice looking waterfalll
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Bye, Gullfoss
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yatpay took this to demonstrate the risks of integer overflows in camera UIs.
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The area around our hotel. It was this bright and this cloudy regardless of the time of day.
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View from our tour van.
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This is what the landscape looks like forever in every direction. It's like a barely-terraformed Mars.
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Continental divide. Very touristy.
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Incredible view, though.
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This boardwalk is great because the rocks are sharp and slippery.
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Geyser water; it comes out at 100C, so even here downstream it's extremely hot.
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I love these foggy alien landscapes.
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Surprisingly, the path and the boiling water are not very far apart.
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yatpay waiting to catch the geyser erupt.
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This pool was constantly steaming and fogging up the camera. Getting this shot required a lot of patience, just the right wind direction, and luck.
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Such a cool color!
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Meanwhile, over in the boiling pools of doom...
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This is why yatpay has no fingerprints any more.
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We were slightly ahead of schedule so we got to visit the tiny horses!
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Nobody doesn't love the tiny horses.
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Like I said, this is the landscape everywhere, forever in every direction. This path leads to Gullfoss, a huge waterfall!
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Gullfoss! I went all the way down to the lower area; it was worth the hike.
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The river disappears into a super pretty ravine; this is one of the places you can't easily capture in pictures.
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yatpay demonstrates proper technique.
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This volcano is also a lake! A lakeano! I went all the way down to the viewing area at the surface.
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Nearby cinder cones that aren't lakes.
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The view from the lake; you can also walk all the way around the ridge.
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The walk around the ridge; yatpay is taking it all in.
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That is a really distinctive lake
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Poor Topaz. The wind blew right as I took this picture and sort of inflated his jacket. The hood is his fault though
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I, however, am clearly a cool guy
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Looking down into the crater
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I wonder how many tourists roll into this every year
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Neat red soil
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Peeking over the edge
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Rocks and mud
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I had fun playing with the focal plane here
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The lake! It's pretty small. Sort of a giant pool. You can tell by the spots on the picture that it was lightly raining
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Looking away from the crater
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People for scale on the right
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Hang in there, plants
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Peeking over another edge
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Trees! A rare sight in Iceland. They're trying!
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Not many trees outside of the spots that they're specifically trying to grow them
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continuing to make my way around the edge
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There was a path down to the water but I didn't want to take away from picture time up on the rim
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Rocks and moss
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Those wide angle shots earlier were taken from where those two people on the left are standing
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Rocks and grass!
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180 degrees around the crater from the wide angle shots
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Topaz makes his way back up from the water. If you check his photo batch there's a shot from water level
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Elevators are fun
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Topaz was into this gross yogurt-like stuff
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Stocking up for the night. It took me a while to put my finger on what was strange about this store.. no music playing! It was just dead silent
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Even in Iceland there are scams
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