Midnight in Reykjavik, along the shoreline, looking over the water at the lavender and apricot mountains, with only a small detail of the "Solfar" (Sun Voyager) pointing the way.
The sculpture, by Jón Gunnar Árnason, is a dreamboat ode to the sun, and so perfect for the summer solstice. According to Árnason, the sculpture represents the promise of undiscovered territory, a dream of hope, progress and freedom.
Solfar is located by Sæbraut, by the sea in the centre of Reykjavík.
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rogerl (1544) 2013-06-22 6:28
Kristin, this is a really lovely sky at midnight, with the sculpture in front to anchor the shot. Thanks.
daddo (24416) 2013-06-22 6:30
Hi Kristin. Stunning colours, enchanting scene.Enigmatic sculpture nicely presented. Regards. Klaudio.
jemaflor (85536) 2013-06-22 8:32
Nice warm light well captured, I like these colors in the sky, well comosed too with this FG, tfs.
EstudioChispa (2006) 2013-06-22 14:57
Oh, holy sh*t. :-)
Among us cognoscenti (TE members!), a great sunset sky (I recognize this isn't sunset as the sun is not setting, just moving laterally) is NOT enough to carry a foto. It has to have another element, and your placement of Jón Gunnar Árnason's sculpture raises the hair on my arms. I am on board a viking ship and we are sailing into our harbor; after months of hardship, the comforts of home are at hand.
I could go on and on but I better stop before I reference Led Zeppelin's Immigrant Song. ;-) Ooops, too late!
ACL1978 (7491) 2013-06-25 17:08
Hi Kristin - I remember this sculpture well from my own Reykjavik trip, but I didn't give it this creative an approach. Nicely done, especially with the midnight sunset/sunrise behind it. Thanks!
Miguel82 (24285) 2013-06-29 11:33
Good report Kristin, you show here a feature of sub polar climate, should be an amazing experience
Superb colors and pov
Have a nice evening
goodfella (247) 2013-08-21 14:21
Wow! What a view. When I first saw this, I immediately thought of the crayola 64-color crayon box and the color "Purple Mountain Majesty." Excellent shot with a unique sculpture in the foreground.
- Copyright: kristin fellows (KristinsCamera) (2373)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-07-15
- Categories: Nature
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/60 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): this is Iceland! [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-06-22 6:13