View to the northwest over Skjálfandi Bay with Kinnarfjöll moutains (up to 1200 m high) in the background. A small house south of Kaldbakur gives a sense of isolation and of primeval undisturbed nature.
This place is just a few km south of Húsavík on the north coast of Iceland. Húsavík was in the past an important whale hunting centre, but now it has fortunately re-oriented towards whale watching (for tourists). There is also an awe-inspiring Whale Centre in the town. River Laxá (flowing from Mývatn), famous for its salmon, empties into the sea at Skjálfandi Bay.
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macondo (18623) 2006-06-03 7:19
You're right about the sense of isolation and primeval nature. I love shots of Iceland. Those mountains look so barren, empty and remote. I think the composition would be better with the house off to one side a little, Kristof.
gunbud (34066) 2006-11-13 18:02
Beautiful soft green color go well with the blue and gray of the background.