At the end of our whale watching cruise we are back in Húsavík port flooded by the end of day sun. This small town has a population of 2,200, which is very important in this area of Iceland. It lives from fishing and more and more from tourism, in particular whale watching. The most known landmark of the city is its 1907 wooden church (Húsavíkurkirkja) that you can see on the photo. You can also see blue flowers covering the hills over the city : this is Alaska blue lupine. This is not a local plant, it was imported from North America and helped to fix and fertilize eroded soil. But it is also a threat for local species.
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COSTANTINO (46432) 2014-02-25 13:30
Hello dear friend
you are the first in the gallery now
with a very impressive postcard from
the fantastic green forest in the background
creates a particular fresh atmosphere
Noel_Byrne (16143) 2014-02-25 14:28
As Costantino says, the sense of freshness in this is really fantastic, I sit here looking at this and I can almost smell those blue flowers. Superb composition to show this wondful place in a really great postcard format. Blue sky, blue sea, blue flowers, the blue runs all the way through but is not overpowering as it is balanced so well by the greens and the bursting whites of the man made elements. Really fine image, thanks for sharing.
All the best.
Corry (3348) 2014-02-25 19:45
Beau cadrage vertical de cette église en bois au pied de la montagne recouverte de lupins d'Alaska. Bon point de vue avec de belles couleurs. Bien fait.
jjcordier (69539) 2014-02-25 22:31
Très belle vue sur l'église et ces étonnants champs de lupins. On se serait bien passé de cette tour métallique jaune mais, bon, elle est là!
- Copyright: Olivier THIERRY (chawax) (17282)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-06-23
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 60D, Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L USM, Hoya 67mm PL-CIR
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Iceland / Islande 2013
- Date Submitted: 2014-02-25 13:01