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Shyama Prasad Mishra's picture

*** Pursuit Of Happiness ***

August 16, 2015

Bruarfoss is the most beautiful waterfall in Iceland, in my view. I had done extensive research before flying to Iceland, knowing the elusive nature of this true beauty.

In spite of all the research, I still ended up taking the wrong turn. Luckily I found the correct slip road after an hour of searching. As suggested, this was a totally hidden gem and I kept driving into the wilderness only to find dead ends everywhere.

After 45 minutes of frenzy, I got off where the trail to the waterfall was predicted on various blogs. I kept walking in the muddy slimy wilderness with day light diminishing.

It was an eerie feeling as I could hear the water gurgling somewhere in the distance but couldn’t see any clearing to get to it. After some bruises from the thorny shrubs and a free fall in the slippery mud, I reached Brúarfoss!!!

True to its tales, majestic yet humble, calm yet intriguing, persistent yet elusive…….It was a breath taking moment. All the perils to reach this beauty seem completely worth the view!

10mm · f/14.0 · 1/2s · ISO 100
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14 Comments

Patrick Hall's picture

Wow, I haven't heard of this one yet, very cool image! Iceland rocks

Shyama Prasad Mishra's picture

What a pleasant surprise. Thanks for the appreciation Patrick!

Iceland rockz for sure :) Can not wait to go back again.

Gabriel SAP's picture

Amazing! Is that ok if I use it as my phone's wallpaper?

Shyama Prasad Mishra's picture

Hi Gabriel,

I am happy for you to use my photo as your phone wallpaper.
Please do not distribute the image for any personal and commercial use.

Thanks for your appreciation!

Tyler Newcomb's picture

Excellent photo! Really appreciate the color, mood, and composition of it. Beautiful

Mads Peter Iversen's picture

I gave up finding this waterfall, but it was also a very cloudy and rainy day. This is an excellent picture though! :D

Shyama Prasad Mishra's picture

It took me 2-3 hours to find it. Even then I feel i was lucky.

Glad you loved my shot. Thank you!

Michael Moon's picture

Absolutely gorgeous!

EUGENE CAASI's picture

UNBELIEVABLE. 5 STARS. DESERVING OF POTD