Oct 28, 2015 – [Wednesday] Travel Favs: Sun’s escape

Strokkur, Iceland, taken on January 27, 2014

Looking at this photo, I imagined the sun as a jewel that had just been spit out of Strokkur (a famous geyser in Iceland), rising higher and higher as it escapes from its trap. Indeed, this is what Strokkur looked like right after an eruption, when water drops rapidly into the hole in the centre and the cycle starts over again. Seems like the geyser goes back to its calm sleep until it is awaken again, just in another few minutes.

January 27, 2014 – Geyser

Strokkur is a geyser in Iceland that erupts regular every 4 minutes on average. It is part of the “Golden Circle” route and a must-see for visitors to Iceland. I was lucky to have captured a reasonably tall eruption against the sun this afternoon, a fabulous sight indeed. The wait time felt much, much longer than 4 minutes though (I guess time passes by more slowly when you’re consciously waiting for something to happen) that I almost believed that it wasn’t going to erupt. Yeah right, as if Mother Nature was going to change just for me… 😛