In a slight departure from my usual fare I give you "Vík Curls", a single missed frame from a slow pano series that jumped into the spotlight last night while editing my Icelandic expedition.

This shot is particularly important because it was taken only minutes before a gust took down my entire rig, splitting this brand new lens clean in half (behind the scenes shots are up on facebook). As if that weren't enough, this beach, only the night before, had sent a monster rogue wave crashing high up its shores and rolled me in the surf (my brother David was able to able to brace and save the camera), soaking me through my waterproofs from head to foot.

Apparently waterproof clothes only work when not completely underwater... who would have thought?

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