In 2014 I took a trip to Iceland that I'll never forget. It was amazing, and as a new photographer I found lots of stunning locations to photograph. I processed the photos that seemed nice and didn't think much of the rest, but I kept all of them, as reminders of the trip.

Revisiting the photos in 2019, I found a few true gems that I had overlooked. Now, with a few more years of experience, I processed the photos again and this is the one that speaks to me the most. I love the colors and the composition of the road leading away to the vast plains.

This photo also has something that has become somewhat of a signature of mine: The grain in the clouds. I know most people hate it because it means you pushed the pixels too far, but I love it. I don't like too much of it, but I think this photo has exactly the right amount.

The moral of the story: Don't delete your photos unless there's something very wrong with them.