20th of June still seemed a bit early to cross the Siglufjardarskard pass, but at least we (that's Cédric to the right) knew why we've rented an expensive 4WD for touring Iceland. Before being stopped by this snow drift (we're still positive, that this was the last bend before the pass), we've managed to drive around lots of rocks lying on and creeks running through the not-yet-spring-cleaned road. Oh, and there was that mud clinging on our SUV from driving miles and miles of dirt road shortcuts (and detours) all the way from Dalvik where we've rented a nice little flat for a few days.
Our actual goal for that day was a visit to the town Siglufjörður (we reached it by backtracking to the coastal road and sticking to boring tarmac for the rest of the trip). Its main attraction, ignoring the fog covered spectacular nature, is the Herring Era Museum. The town in the first half of last century had a gold-rush like boom fueled by Herring fishing and processing. The museum revives the old times with old machinery, shops and dwellings. Exploring the old houses on creaking wood floors with fog and shrieking seagulls outside beams you back in time - highly recommended!
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crhieatt (5347) 2006-08-21 16:08
Informative note Adrian, thanks.
The photo, very much a travelouge shot, but also notable for the sharpness of the Suzuki - which is admirable!
euryan (8440) 2006-08-21 18:10
This is a great shot. I can't believe this is my first time seeing your gallery. With a moniker like "chicken" I didn't know what to expect, but your gallery is very nice. I like this shot because of the atmosphere and the sharp details of mud on the back of the Suzuki. It really looks nice, and it tells a story. Great post.
photosettle (1554) 2006-09-12 13:41
I can't pinpoint what it exactly is about this shot that i like, but there is something quite pleasing about it. Maybe it is the photojournalistic approach here that really tells a story. I like that the person looks onward and the road seems to fall away as to say, "i'm not sure if we can really make it any futher." The fog adds to the element of suprise and mystery.
- Copyright: Adrian Studer (chicken) (1557)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-06-20
- Categories: Transportation
- Camera: Canon EOS 10D, Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM, @ ISO 100
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/250 seconds
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Iceland 2005
- Date Submitted: 2006-08-20 5:25