Turf houses with their excellent insulation were suitable for living in harsh icelandic climate for the last 1000 years.
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dta (72007) 2013-09-10 12:51
hello Maria ,
These huts covered by grass are so stunning ! A splendid capture , with a great contrast between the sunny green grass , and the darker Bg of lava field .
KristinsCamera (2373) 2013-09-10 14:30
hello maria ~
it looks like you have good weather for your visit to iceland, which i was also lucky to have when i was there two years ago. we spent a day hiking in skaftafell national park, but did not see these charming homes ~ lucky you, and a great capture on your part.
i hope you are having a good time there, iceland blew me away.
daddo (26072) 2013-09-10 16:24
Hi Maria. Fascinating housing so exposed on this clifftop, yet so snug and protected by the turf. Wonderful light and POV which contrasts the steely grey behind the houses and the soft green in front (including the wildflowers). Regards. Klaudio.
rigoletto (34279) 2013-09-10 17:34
i guess i shouldn't be the only one remembering the hobbit villages upon seeing this! the color cast and the light are amazing. thanks for sharing.
Periko (3890) 2013-09-10 18:31
Strange roof for a house.
Beautiful bright green color with grey in background.
jadesgran (5369) 2013-09-10 21:33
This is a fantastic picture very nicely composed.I have not seen the like before.Added interest in the tiny blue flowers and dead flower heads.T.F.S.
papon (1487) 2013-09-10 22:10
Indid an eco fiendly image..
I have never seen such inovative structured house.Good color and well composed shot.
dkmurphys (53455) 2013-09-10 22:15
Lovely traditional houses, what a charming appearance on the field. Well spotted image, have a good day.
baclama (18555) 2013-09-10 23:13
typique et tres beau
un cadrage parfait avec une incroyable lumiere!!
carlo62 (39591) 2013-09-10 23:47
delle abitazioni veramente originali.
La luce è molto bella e l'inquadratura è ottima, una bella foto e una bella condivisione che suscita curiosità.
taypejka (1645) 2013-09-11 2:14
Piekne miejsce, szkoda ze tak daleko od nazsego ladu:).Fajny kontrast kolorow szczegolnie niesamowity jest odcien morza.
macondo (18623) 2013-09-11 6:18
A superb shot showing so clearly the nature of these interesting houses. They make a great pattern against the dark seawater behind. In fact, your composition is really good because it includes the row of plants as a foreground interest.
What a sensible idea for a house's insulation. But I do wonder what they do when the timber beneath the turf begins to rot away, as it must do eventually.
pyffepa (625) 2013-09-11 7:58
It's an interesting subject. You catched the particularity of that twin houses and you rendered it with bright colors and brilliant light.
Zolive (5935) 2013-09-11 9:39
great picture of the illuminated Sel farm. The desert of sand into background contrast very well with the grass roofs. Congratualtions.
Romano46 (18472) 2013-09-11 13:39
il tuo viaggio in Islanda è stata sicuramente una esperienza straordinaria, ma le tue foto sono state un bel mezzo per trasmettere a noi le tue impressioni che hai avuto dalla visione di questo mondo fatato.
Hai colto molto bene l'essenza di questa magica terra e l'hai saputa inserire molto bene in composiziome di grande valore artistico come questa nella quale composizione, colore, soggetto e luminosità conocrrono a disegnare un angolo di questa pregevole terra ricca di contrasti.
Uno scatto molto ben riuscito per il quale ti faccio i miei complimenti
Ciao e buona serata
siudzi (34141) 2013-09-15 12:22
Super fotografia pełna fantastycznych detali oraz intensywnych kolorów. Wykonana z bardzo dobrze wybranego punktu widzenia, aby wspaniale zbudować kompozycję. Bardzo mi się podoba. Brawo!
avigur_11 (22087) 2013-10-04 23:44
Stunning color contrast. I wonder if the roots do not break cracks into the roof.
mcmtanyel (17143) 2013-10-19 20:49
You have captured a very interesting architectural style. After i finish my Fallingwater series, I should find and post a photo of Vancouver Convention Centre, which has a grass roof! I see where its architect got the idea.
Those two wood-colored triangles sticking out of the green have put their magic touch into your frame.
- Copyright: Maria Wyszomirska (mariposa) (788)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-08-31
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D 70s
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Homes [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-09-10 12:48