This statue is near the harbour in Reykjavik.
“Horft til hafs” (“Looking out to Sea”) by Ingi Þ. Gíslason The sculpture portrays two fishermen standing next to each other. One of them is pointing at something out at sea and the other is following his gaze, shielding his eyes with his hand against the sun.
It is supposedly a reminder that the fishing industry contributed much to the founding of Reykjavik.
However, near this stature a number of information boards have been erected which map the locations of the numerous shipwrecks, many of them fishing boats, around Iceland from 1890 to 2009. I imagine that there might be a connection between this statue and the lives lost at sea.
The photo was quickly composed when I thought that I might be able to capture the plane flying into the line of sight of the fishermen. I was a little late but that shot would have included other paraphernalia.
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snunney (105503) 2014-08-03 4:54
Good capture of this opportune moment with the aircraft flying overhead. Very well composed and perfect conversion to black and white which helps create the right mood.
Royaldevon (42533) 2014-08-03 5:45
A very well timed shot, getting the plane so well positioned in frame. With regard to the statues, they remind me of a youngster who lives near me who loves planes and helicopters and when they can be heard in the air, always looks at the wrong height to actually see them!
It is a delightful shot and with a bit of a story.
Have a good Sunday,
holmertz (58256) 2014-08-03 7:56
Även om du var lite sen skapade du en fin komposition med flygplanet snett ovanför den uttycksfulla statyn. Det är en grafiskt ren och vacker bild, perfekt överförd till svartvitt.
berek (50506) 2014-08-03 20:32
For these photographs, black and white color choice is very correct. a creative composition and superb timing.
Have a nice week.
jhm (158904) 2014-08-04 3:46
You choose a perfectly moment for take of these picture.
The rock in the left corner and the airplane above in the right corner
Sharpness and clarity are perfectly made.
Excellent composition an nice presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice week,
timecapturer (49288) 2014-08-04 4:35
a clever image and so creatively composed. It works sublimely in B&W too! Wonderful and original imagery!
Enjoy the week ahead - B.
Noel_Byrne (33424) 2014-11-30 10:24
I like this composition a lot, I love sculptural photography and here you have made a unique and eye catching image in blak and white with two simple straight forward elements, ach of which play well against each other. It almost seems that the statue is reaching out to swat the plane like an annoying insect, the fame is beautiful.
- Copyright: Trevor Moffiet (trevormoffiet) (3112)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2013-06-22
- Categories: Transportation, Artwork, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Olympus OMD EM5, Olympus M Zuiko 12-50mm 1:3.5-6.3
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/800 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Iceland
- Theme(s): Black & White, Reykjavik [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-08-03 4:16