Image of Yachts at Brokey Marina with the glass wall of the Harpa Concert Hall as a backdrop.
"The first permanent settlement in Iceland by Norsemen is believed to have been established in Reykjavík by Ingólfur Arnarson from Norway around AD 870; this is described in Landnámabók, or the Book of Settlement."
Brokey Yacht Club:
"The best berthing for visiting cruisers is at the Brokey Yacht Club, which is to port on entering the harbour. The YC is under the large glass Harpa Building."
"Harpa is a concert hall and conference centre in Reykjavík, Iceland.
Harpa was designed by the Danish firm Henning Larsen Architects in co-operation with Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson. The structure consists of a steel framework clad with geometric shaped glass panels of different colours. The building was originally part of a redevelopment of the Austurhöfn area dubbed World Trade Center Reykjavík, which was partially abandoned when the financial crisis took hold. The development was intended to include a 400-room hotel, luxury apartments, retail units, restaurants, a car park and the new headquarters of Icelandic bank Landsbanki.
The completion of the structure was uncertain until the government decided in 2008 to fully fund the rest of the construction costs for the half-built concert hall. The building was given its name on the Day of Icelandic Music on 11 December 2009, prior to which it was called The Reykjavík Concert Hall and Conference Centre (Icelandic: Tónlistar- og ráðstefnuhúsið í Reykjavík). The building is the first purpose-built concert hall in Reykjavík. It houses the Iceland Symphony Orchestra and The Icelandic Opera."
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jhm (140110) 2014-06-15 4:37
This is an extraordinarily picture with the boats before the big glass wall .
Sharpness and clarity make these picture very attractive.
Very well composition, pleasant presentation. TFS.
Have a nice Sunday,
SnapRJW (31531) 2014-06-15 8:05
Hi Trevor - I cannot understand why, after 83 views this shot has had one critique only. It makes no sense to me. The subject is a familiar one but never have a seen a shot of boats with such a fascinating backdrop. Not only that but the colour coordination is brilliant. Well realised this is a shot to enjoy.
Didi (57264) 2014-06-15 9:56
Very nice blue composition a good frame quality
Interesting scene on the harbour
chrislo (4155) 2014-06-15 14:16
The blue stained glass of the building makes a wonderful backdrop to the high-masted boats. I like how the splash of blue on each boat holds the whole image together perfectly. The sharpness and bright colours are perfect. Well framed and composed scene.
carlo62 (33861) 2014-06-15 15:43
non sembra che questa foto abbia avuto molti consensi, peccato, a me piace molto. Mi piace lo sfondo e di come hai composto la foto con le barche e la presenza delle persone.
siudzi (33973) 2014-06-18 12:53
Wow! What a place you have visited! The modern construction in the background looks superb interesting in my opinion and beautifully filled the scene. Excellent framing! Bravo!
mjw364 (7512) 2014-06-23 11:09
Nice shot. Like the backdrop of the building and reflections and the way the boats masts increase in size form left to right. The human element adds scale as well as a point of visual interest.
macjake (57074) 2014-06-26 0:38
When I was here in March, they didnt' have any yachts!
what a super shot this is!
love the play of white and blues against each other.
this is a unique scene because of your choice of composition. well done
- Copyright: Trevor Moffiet (trevormoffiet) (3112)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-06-22
- Categories: Transportation, Architecture
- Camera: Olympus OMD EM5, Olympus M Zuiko 12-50mm 1:3.5-6.3
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/500 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Iceland
- Theme(s): Reykjavik [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-06-15 4:20