If you know anything about me, you'll know that I have a strong passion for Abandoned subjects.
Abandoned subjects are wonderful to photograph, but I understand it's not everyone's cup of tea.
I have posted this red roofed shack before, but from a different angle. Today its in a more acute angle and perspective, with sharper and more dramatic lines.
Before going to Iceland I actually hunted Online for abandoned ships, boats, homes, hospitals, cars, trucks...its amazing what you can find.
So I had a Vague idea where this large Red Roofed shack was, but it was still incredibly difficult to locate. We tried to hunt it down on our first day in Iceland but gave up, it was not going well.
But on our last day, with only 2 hours to kill before needing to be at the airport, we decided to give it another try. We found it!!!
There it sat in the middle of a lava field, right by the ocean!!! How beautiful is that!! So hard to find, but it was worth every effort.
Inside were old clothes hanging from the wooden beams, and many painters brushes, canvases...perhaps this used to belong to someone who would escape the real world and sit here to simply paint! One could only imagine.
I'll post 2 more in the WS of other subjects. One of a truck, and one of an old crane.
I also added the MAP VIEW, but its not exact, its approximate - too hard to find.
thanks for looking
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emka (104216) 2013-11-13 23:52
hi Craig, I know your passion very well :) Amazing view of this red hut. Not my cup of tea but but it looks very attractive, specially through your lenses and pp.
Warm regrads Malgo
dkmurphys (62855) 2013-11-13 23:59
This pov of yours is quite perfect! Amazing lines, I admire the technique. And you are right about loving abandoned structures or cars, they have more life inside than some regular modern ones.
Enjoy a good day.
papagolf21 (106811) 2013-11-14 0:42
Bonjour, cher Craig,
Très intéressante note d'accompagnement ainsi que les photos publiées en atelier.
Une maison contemporaine avant l'heure.
Une maison au milieu de nulle part !
willperrett (11664) 2013-11-14 2:32
I'm trying to work out how much of this building's distortion is down to tent-shaped construction and how much down to your wide-angle! Of course it doesn't really matter: the effect is great, and the wide open spaces beyond are really emphasized by the lens. Good colour contrast as well. Good work.
lgir (7363) 2013-11-14 3:22
The colors and graphics are fantastic effect on your image composition with excellent sharpness, this is a great success.
williewhistler (16412) 2013-11-14 4:43
imaginative use of the faithful Sigma and some appropriate PP has resulted in an eye popping shot.
Love the composition and the colours,in fact I love everything about it.
Romano46 (18472) 2013-11-14 4:46
le tue dell'Islanda per sono incredibili perchè in esse hai espresso tutta la tua creatività.
In un mondo rarefatto che non sembra nemmeno appartenere alla Terra, ma a chissò quale altro pianeta questa costruzione potrebbe essere simile ad una piccola stazione planetaria che si staglia contro l'azzurro dell'atmosfera con il suo colore vivace.
Ciao e buona giornata
ChrisJ (117199) 2013-11-14 4:47
I love the pyramid shape of this abandoned farmhouse. Good exaggerated perspective from the wide angled lens with impeccable sharpness and a superb warm cold color contrast between the blue sky and red sides of the A framed structure. The distant snowcapped peaks add depth. Tfs!
Sergiom (86039) 2013-11-14 5:21
J'aime particulièrement le point de vue sur la maison et la contre plongée qui lui donne cette forme particulière accentuée par la lentille utilisée. J'aime aussi le ciel polarisé et la belle saturation des couleurs.
Noel_Byrne (33060) 2013-11-14 5:23
I am in full agreement on the subject of abandonment, its the reason I took up photography, so not only is it my cup of tea, but its also my chocolate biscuit, ham sandwhich and more.
And what a cool find this place is. Not alone the subject itself, which is a brilliant and most unusual building, but for the place its in, and your note to describe it. Your composition of the scene is perfect, and the colors are such a compliment to each other, Brilliant!
adidas5nb (5743) 2013-11-14 5:50
well you seem to find incredible shapes and space and places.and this one is no different.just an aesthetically attractive shot.yet its so simple.
timecapturer (49288) 2013-11-14 5:51
I share your passion for abandoned subject matter as it has a poignancy about it that hopefully you can bring out in the image you take. This shot does just that. A powerful POV and of course, mix of strong colours, shapes and textures that when set against a blue sky will always look amazing. And that is what this shot is - amazing and original, oh and also tragically beautiful. Yep! I love it!
Royaldevon (41819) 2013-11-14 6:56
I suppose what your story says is, 'Perseverance pays!'
With the time and trouble that you had taken to find this building, there was no way it could possibly be a poor shot!
It is, in fact, a great shot. It is sharp and well saturated and beautifully composed. On the emotional side, it has a very dramatic appearance, standing defiant in a landscape which appears very inhospitable.
My warm regards,
Kielia (24077) 2013-11-14 7:39
it was with great amusement that I read the interesting note that is accompanying this wonderful photo. (I share your love for abandoned and decaying things). The Image is very well composed and the Nordic light creates beautiful colors. The perspective is excellent. My compliments!
rigoletto (34279) 2013-11-14 8:34
hi craig. ships, boats, homes, hospitals, cars, trucks, and what about abandoned people? :))
it was worth the risk, searching the place 2 hours before your flight, someone up there should have had pity on you. quite understandable that someone took there as a hermitage, i still need time for getting lost in nowhere... and it was quite creepy that you even found some old clothes hanging. did you also hear some haunting howls coming from deep within? goosebumps...
holmertz (57389) 2013-11-14 9:13
I remember this strange building and your description of it, and how you found it. I don't remember what I said in my critique that time, but in case I said it looked like an installation at an outdoor art show, I'll just say it again. The POV and the very saturated colors make it look quite fabulous. It's a work of art (I'm refering to your photo as much as to the building itself, in the latter case maybe it was unintentional).
dta (81084) 2013-11-14 9:47
Hello Craig ,
I love this one . So simple , but so attractive . The abandoned hut is a striking subject . Superb angle of view and contrast with the blue sky .
PS : I've found some abandonned subjects in Sicily , too . I'll post some of them .
pajaran (64410) 2013-11-14 10:07
Vrlo intertesantan i dobar tekst, sa datim podacima ...
Dobra kompozicija i perspektiva, lepo pokazana koliba i planine u daljini sa snegom, lepe boje.
lepa koliba od drveta i boje.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje.
Intertesantan and very good text, with the given data ...
Good composition and perspective, nicely demonstrated hut and mountains in the distance with snow, beautiful colors.
beautiful huts of wood and color.
Have a great and successful day, all the best.
PaulVDV (31177) 2013-11-14 10:30
I agree that it has a very dramatic appearance in that desolate landscape.
It's odd to see how it looks like 'placed on those rocks'.
I like the saturation of the colours creating such a strong contrast.
Best regards, Paul
Fis2 (103954) 2013-11-14 10:32
A very curious building.
Interesting frame and perspective.
Excellent colors and sharpness.
I like it.
Have a nice afternoon
Cricri (123740) 2013-11-14 10:49
Curieux endroit ou est construite cette maison en bois sur ces terres rocheuses!! j'aime l'effet que donne le contre plongé, l'angle de prise, c'est spectaculaire aussi le contraste des couleurs sont splendides, j'aime l'image 2 en WS :-)) je voit que tu reste un grand enfant...et c'est très bien :-)
m (0) 2013-11-14 11:09
a piece of art in the middle of nowhere.. yes, I do like the lines. It's everything you say - acute, dramatic and sharp. Super contrast too.. dark brown lava field, dark red and perfect royal blue - just great.. with an artistic touch of clouds to finish it off.
kiks (12757) 2013-11-14 11:19
Hi Craig, you make abandones thigs look beautiful. I love the pov giving a very dramatic and imposant look to this hut.
cornejo (45432) 2013-11-14 12:00
Hi Craig, I like this interesting picture of this abandoned house deformed by interesting pov, very well captured in this interesting picture with good sharpness, light and color. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good afternoon and happy weekend.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
krzychu30 (15512) 2013-11-14 13:42
not everyone's cup of tea?who could resist this view!Even if not everyone share our liking for abandoned subjects-here we have again excellent combination of your wide-angle perspective and vivid and strong contrasting colors,which make the graphical effect of the image so stunning for those,who´re not fans of abandoned subjects.
I love it!and I´m glad you did not give up looking for these huts.
Have a nice day
Kugart (1778) 2013-11-14 15:37
This abandoned building has very strong angular lines and from your low POV they are made even more appealing against the beautiful blue Icelandic sky. Great colour,clarity and sharpness in the shot. I admire your determination Craig in searching out this building. Well worth the effort.
jjcordier (79297) 2013-11-14 22:42
Ta quête d'objets abandonnés a été fructueuse en Islande comme le prouvent encore tes trois photos d'aujourd'hui. Celle du post principal est vraiment très bien réalisée avec un excellent cadrage et un fort contraste de couleurs.
SnapRJW (31629) 2013-11-14 22:49
Hi Craig - It's not just the brilliant distortion brought about by your WA lens that attracts me here, or the richly saturated and contrasting colours, or the finely composed and balanced look.... I am amazed by the landscape too. The little hut is built on a rough volcanic lava deposit which really tells the story of Iceland. Superb! Warm regards Rosemary
delpeoples (59434) 2013-11-14 23:52
I was just thinking (before reading the rest of your note), "hmmm I'm sure I've seen this before", and sure enough, I haven't been hallucinating. But hey, if you like a subject (and this one IS pretty cool) why not shoot the hell out of it? I do like the extreme angle and rich colours and textures. It's a weird little place, so isolated and desolate, but that's what I love about it. It's almost like the scenes in Mad Max (despite the fact they were shot in Australia). The land just seems to unforgiving and endless where you'd question the sanity of anyone who wanted to live there.
Great shot, keep em coming, I haven't seen enough of Iceland!
Didi (60590) 2013-11-15 4:21
Very strange and original cabin
Very good angle of POV
Good lights ambiance
It's an awesome picture
resat1972 (7576) 2013-11-15 13:41
very successful bottom-up
as if the figure of the computer game
a very successful
fabbs99 (17175) 2013-11-15 20:16
Superb shot of this shack or maybe loghouse.The light, the colors, the neatness, the depth are exceptional. Very well done,TFS.
thebest (4276) 2013-11-15 23:10
Excellent shot Craig - I also love anything old & quirky - The overall content - the clarity / colours - your POV & PP have really paid off - I think it is sensational image.
CLODO (35362) 2013-11-16 2:15
"Architecture and City Scapes are my thing!", but where is the city?
Good use of the ultra wide angle to emphasis the lonely hut in the lava flow, well lit to reveal the rusty wall, contrasting with the deep blue sky.
have a nice WE, looking for some more abandonned subjects.
annjackman (21901) 2013-11-16 2:25
I admire the lengths that you go to find your photographic subjects. This was well worth it. I love the subject accentuated by your wide angle lens. The red paint is weathered still stands out wonderfully against the lava and the blue sky. Fabulous viewpoint and processing.
Kind Regards, Ann
gus72 (3719) 2013-11-16 22:00
Hi Craig !!
this is avery attractive image well worth the effort to go and find it.
Great contrast between the red and the blue........ and also the angles add an interesting effect to the photo.
I like it a lot.
mayjayne (6618) 2013-11-17 4:39
Fantastic pic with an excellent POV and technique. I love it.
tyro (26142) 2013-11-17 6:53
Very well done you for hunting out this wonderful little treasure in the middle of nowhere! A wonderful trio of photographs you have presented and a very fine note too.
I love the one of you sitting in the remains of that abandoned truck but this main picture really is the bee's knees. The light here is divine and the colours on the roof of this little shed are spectacular as also are the wonderful textures on it. And, of course, the wonderful way it stands out so proudly against the deep blue sky and the dark ground beneath it.
mcmtanyel (26960) 2013-11-17 16:40
Granted this is not the Taj Mahal, but you have done a marvelous job of rendering it. Your unique POV shows pleasant geometrical patterns, your color management brings out the contrast between the warm earth tones of the shack and the deep blue sky. As I have written in many comments (I should put this in my intro), anyone can take a nice photo of the Taj Mahal but it takes a real photographer to present the ordinary things pleasantly. Of that, you have done a most admirable job here. Congratulations and TFS.
siudzi (34141) 2013-11-18 11:46
What an interesting place you have found! It looks really unique and eye-catching due to the strong and vivid tones taken under the bright light. Superb cool composition achieved! Like it!
mesutilgim (96744) 2013-11-18 13:16
Very nice capture of this interesting architecture !
Almost a modern artwork.
TFS and best regards
jcpix (13930) 2013-11-20 16:25
I remember this hut, house, shop...or whatever it may be exactly...but who cares, this is fantastic! Boy, did it immediately catch my attention from your gallery page! That red on blue scheme just pops, especially against the darkened, earthy tones.
I'm with you all the way...the old abandoned, rotted, rusted, left for scrap kind of material has got to be some of the best to photograph. I mean, the colors and textures are amazing, and then when you can get big and bold shapes like this...well color me happy to photograph it! :)
The close up and skewed perspective from the wide angle works like a charm here, and I love the ever so faint band of snow covered mountains way off in the distance. Impact and precision, this turned out perfect. Simply cool!
Cheers from the down South,
Hansaphotos (8471) 2013-11-28 13:52
Well, this is exactly my cup of tea. Again a very good use of your ultra wide angle lens. Lovely texture along the rusty old corrugated iron roof, and a great contrast against the blue sky. Great work my friend:)
Angshu (56760) 2013-11-28 21:32
I keep drooling over the wide lens effect that you so wonderfully show in many of your pictures...
This is so simple, yet the art of moving close with a wide lens has created the beauty.
What a fascinating landscape as well...the lava, the sea in the BG & the glaciers as well.
Have a great WE
dbar (100) 2014-09-17 5:54
Excellent shot. Simple, with great composition and colors.
Karolina999 (0) 2015-08-21 3:32
fantastic house, amazing slky, superb landscape in the background, beautiful colors.
Thanx for sharing.
- Copyright: craig macintosh (macjake) (71059)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-03-20
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Pentax K7, SIGMA 8-16mm
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2013-11-13 23:48
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