Alive - Mark Iandolo
Alive

The rising sun begins to crest over volcanic rock and, like the eye of Sauron, peer out at the iconic waterfall below.

What makes you feel truly alive? What fills your soul and satiates the hunger within you? What is your passion? For me, it’s capturing moments like the one seen here.

Dettifoss is reputedly the most powerful waterfall in Europe. 500 cubic meters of water per second plunge over the edge, 45 meters down to the river below. The water comes from Vatnajökull, the largest glacier in Europe by volume. Everything about the area screams “majesty.” And when you add a sunrise that paints every inch of the sky crimson and gold, you have something special.

I spent a morning here all alone, racing to capture the fleeting colors, my heart beating a million times per second. I was in a trance. Never thinking, but always feeling. Feeling truly alive.

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