The church by the shores of the Atlantic
This little place on the Faroe Islands out there in the North Atlantic is called Kirkjebour. A personal and 'wild' transaction of the name (the language is close to old Norwegian) could mean: "The place where you find a church.."
In fact you find 2. This old stone church from around 1300, while there also is ruins of a small older catholic church close by.
Again the typical Faroe setting. Some few houses and farms, maybe population of 20-30 people in the tiny village - still of course their own church. This one, as I understand it, is still in use.. To be found only some 20 minutes outside the small capital of the islands: Torshavn.
oh. yes.. regard the little tree there - a rare thing thing to see on these islands with as good as none trees anywhere..
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fayeulle (27827) 2008-10-17 6:22
Nice picture in spite the bad weather. Strange roofs covered with grass.
jalab_temen (2193) 2008-10-17 7:08
Jack, I love this image, its colours, its composition and especially the atmosphere. Many thanks for sharing, Jalab
Gessle (70) 2008-10-17 7:31
It is incredibly ...northern...
Great light - so cold and hard...
The composition is fabulous and the shown roofs are stunning!
Muse (34938) 2008-10-17 7:33
Les couleurs et la lumière sont superbes.
Un endroit qui a beaucoup de charme et que tu as bien cadré.
BennyV (13566) 2008-10-17 7:40
An impressive scene, good PP to get the colours out. I love the grass on the roofs. Rare to see a picture of the Faroer Islands here. Thanks for posting this one.
darek1978 (13361) 2008-10-17 7:45
Swietny kadr i kolorki- uwielbiam te glebokie, ciemne zielenie. Gratuluje i pozdrawiam,
Buin (42268) 2008-10-17 8:56
Another wonderful photo of your series about these magnificent islands. The view over these grass covered roofs gives a very special atmosphere into the picture. A somehow touching scenery ... and at the same time a great one!
Greetings from autumnal Germany - have a nice wekend!
Gustaw (21670) 2008-10-17 9:13
Hi, my friend!
I very like your photo. It is very interesting composition. Specialy I like your beautiful colours. Mountain, see, architecture. Very good photo.
Cricri (104293) 2008-10-17 12:02
Ce qui me frappe en premier c'est le contraste des couleurs super bien rendue sur l'avant sauf l'église qui prend la teinte de tout l'arriré plan
intéressant aussi la construction des maisons avec les portes rouges et les toits en "chaume"!!
Have a nice weekend for you
cbrman (21645) 2008-10-17 12:02
Un village étonnant. Les toits couvert de verdure donne un aspect vraiment très particulier à ces habitations. Un village qui a presque les pieds dans l'eau. Impressionnant endroit très bien saisi dans une très belle ambiance.
batalay (35129) 2008-10-17 13:16
I can feel the bone chilling cold (maybe no yet, but it's going to visit this site). What rough conditions the old Vikings, then their descendants put up with! You've captured a timeless scene, and the succinct but informative note gives it historic dimensions.
danyy (0) 2008-10-17 13:22
je retrouve ici tes compostions très denses en couleurs et en contrastes, ce jeu HDR très réussi qui s'applique bien à tel paysage.
gilou530 (34) 2008-10-17 13:31
hello jack a superb corner of norvége with these roofs covered with typical grass with roofs, in spite of this gray sky the image with a good contrast well in your style, beautiful work
emka (76255) 2008-10-17 14:45
Hi Jack, splendid view of the houses. I like so much these roofs with the grass. Nice small bird on the chemin. The sea looks rather gloomy but the houses have nice red elements. fantastic atmosphere. Regards
maltese (22853) 2008-10-17 23:55
Des paysages que tu me donnes envie de découvrir!!
Cette vue est superbe, on croirait être au début du XX siècle avec ces maisons de bois et ces toits végétaux.
J'aime beaucoup cette ambiance humide et cette faible lumière...
Très bon travail!!
Bluejeans (64247) 2008-10-18 2:38
Oi Jack ,
Que aldeia fantástica com estes telhados cobertos de erva o verde e uma cor bem presente estas ilhas devem ser um lugar maravilhoso para tirar fotos ,gostei muito dos detalhes, belo ponto de visão , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
danos (85085) 2008-10-18 7:52
nice shot of the church near the shores of Atlantic.I like the roofs of the houses that are covered with sheet of grass if i don't make a mistake.The moody atmosphere make the scene more attractive.Well done.
Have a nice weekend,Danos
KateinDenmark (1634) 2008-10-21 10:27
I have a fondness for church photos and this one is near perfect. I love the way you have left it in context as a member of the community, rather than a stand alone feature. great POV and lighting. The color is also superb.
jemaflor (82888) 2008-10-21 10:48
Nice view with all these green roofs as in Iceland ... well framed with a fg and sea. Good light even the weather is in part cloudy.
Burberry1 (6041) 2008-10-22 4:36
Wonderful, moody and full of great atmosphere photo.
The compo is just right and colors juicy.
donluicu (24722) 2008-11-11 9:22
this is a great capture, a really good subtil pp that gives all the best of the scene.
- Copyright: Jack R Johanson (jrj) (34841)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-09-30
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Architecture, Ruins
- Camera: Nikon D70, Nikkor AFS DX 18-70 ED
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Faroe Islands
- Date Submitted: 2008-10-17 6:19