When choosing the category for this one, I was torn between "nature" and "daily life" ;)
Sometimes in Iceland, glaciers begin to melt and roads & bridges suddenly disappear. If you have been to Iceland, you know this is a problem, as there are very few roads to begin with. In this case, this was actually part of the "Ring Road" that was suddenly washed away, leaving us with the conundrum of how to navigate the southern coastal part of the country.
You can read more about the destruction of this particular bridge @ http://www.icenews.is/2011/07/12/ring-road-repairs-in-south-iceland-underway-following-katla-flood/
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Pietrow (270) 2013-06-21 6:06
Sad end, coupled with resignation. Very emotional picture.
lousat (68585) 2013-06-21 8:25
Hi Kristin,a very interesting scoop from Iceland,i like the perfect choice of point of view to see what happens and the sad people on the right,dark atmosphere and very good details and colors despite the very difficult light.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
ikeharel (48368) 2013-06-21 8:50
You may apply the link as a dynamic-link like the follows, ingore only the repeating 3 dots series I added, because otherwise would not shown you the way:
...< ... a href... ="...http://www.icenews.is/2011/07/12/ring-road-repairs-in-south-iceland-underway-following-katla-flood/..."...>... title or text... < ... /a ... > , now here it's how looks the result: Iceland flood.
Fine the taken the chaos result by the flood.
Nature doe's rule, and move steel and concrete structures like toys.
Nice added people on side.
Have a nice weekend,
EstudioChispa (1846) 2013-06-21 14:41
Yow! A perfect composition, sez me. The road is obviously ruined, the landscape beyond is desolate, nearly featureless, and the man and boys are well-placed in the frame and appear properly dejected, not to mention turned back.
Also, the caption is perfect, as we know there is a lot of geological activity in Iceland. I expected to hear this damage came from an earthquake or volcano, but a flood is just the same for these purposes, huh?
My mouse hand is twitching, though, wanting to see if there's any detail to be burned-in at the horizon and in the sky. I'd like to balance the muddy bottom third with some color in the top third. "YMMV," as they say.
Best regards for a great weekend,
macjake (49328) 2013-07-18 14:34
having been to Iceland in March 2013 i remember pretty much everything about this fabulous country!
I chose this one from your gallery because usually we see the 'beauty' of the country, with majestic landscapes and such...not here!!!! :)
but this is reality right! the glaciers melt and produce alot of sludge!
good idea to have the people inside the frame too.
I like it
mkamionka (28422) 2013-07-19 2:44
the reason I keep coming back to your photos from Iceland is because I am more into landscape and architecture photography than into people :)
I do "know" Iceland already from recent chawax and macjacke photos so I would love to visit it someday, however it may never happen. Even if I get time and money I would probably pick a destination with sun and warmth which I miss on dailybasis (not in last two weeks though).
That is an extraordinary view here. The road leads to nowhere. Very surprising and demonstrates how weak we still are against the forces of nature.
So where does the man with children returns from? The middle of the Earth?
- Copyright: kristin fellows (KristinsCamera) (2373)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-07-17
- Categories: Daily Life
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/1250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): this is Iceland! [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-06-21 4:59