Hnjótur Farm West Fjords Iceland
Two boats side by side. Left boat cropped out of image. I was taken by the appearance of the boat crossing a sea of grass with the hills in the background providing the impression of a large swell.
"At the farm Hnjotur, en route to Breidavik, there is an unique, privately operated aeronautical and folk museum."
" The late farmer of the farm Hnjotur, Egill Olafsson († October 25th 1999) spent a large portion of his life collecting various items and articles of local and national historical importance for his museum. His interest and emphasis was for many reasons oriented towards the aviation history of the country. This museum is among the most interesting in the country and well worth visiting. The museum also has very interesting setups from local history. "http://www.hnjoturtravel.is/attraction.html
Unfortunately we were passing this museum at a time where it was not open so could only admire some of the artefacts surrounding the buildings.
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willperrett (6220) 2013-11-18 1:14
This is fine work. Impeccable composition, natural-looking colours, excellent framing, and the sky adds another element of interest. This fishing boat will never go to sea again, so this is a sort of graveyard. I like the low viewpoint as well: it makes the boat look proud and a memorial to a vanished time. The slight under-exposure is also a bonus, emphasizing the elegiac mood.
dta (63470) 2013-11-18 1:54
Hello Trevor ,
A gorgeous composition , with a strong atmosphere , increased by the cloudy sky . You've very well managed the poor light .
Romano46 (16580) 2013-11-18 2:13
non ci sono parole che possano descrivere a sufficienza la bellezza di questo scatto incredibilmente bello sia per la composizione che per la cura della luce e dei colori.
Spettacolare anche la nitidezza supportata da un eccellente contrasto.
Complimenti. Un lavoro perfetto!
Ciao e buon inizio di settimana
SnapRJW (29338) 2013-11-18 2:25
Hello Trevor - The overcast sky give this shot the mood that works so well with the old beached boat. I like the wildness in the FG grasses and they make a fine FG detail.... the boat is sailing on a sea of green. Nice one! Warm regards Rosemary
InasiaJones (31442) 2013-11-18 2:50
A splendid atmospheric shot you have captured here, full of melancholy, suiting your subject perfectly.
I like your low angle, the muted tones that have enhanced in post-processing and the way you have placed this boat in your composition. I also like your note and the title, for the story they suggest.
HimalAnda (8646) 2013-11-18 3:08
Congratulatiosn for this beautiful picture with nice colors and a perfect composition.
timecapturer (45633) 2013-11-18 3:52
like this! Boats out of their natural environment always make good subjects and this one is riding a sea of grass! I love your POV and the real sense of atmosphere that pervades this scene. Execution and presentation are perfect.
Have a great week - B.
chawax (18621) 2013-11-18 4:57
I didn't visit yet this area of Iceland but I hope to go there one day ! Very nice subject and good composition, very well balanced. The light conditions were not fantastic but you could create a nice atmosphere. Thanks for sharing.
holmertz (37663) 2013-11-18 7:59
This is a fascinating and a very well balanced composition. I love the subdued, darkish colours of grey, brown and green and the fine contrasts.
dpinho (37) 2013-11-18 8:23
Trés belle capture!
J'adore les couleurs!
Wanda1 (14978) 2013-11-18 21:59
It does look like it is crossing a sea of grass. What a lovely and photogenic stranded boat and the dramatic stormy sky makes for a great background and adds a nice atmosphere to the image. Well composed off centre and I like the detail of the bird coming in to land.
tyro (18884) 2013-11-20 3:46
What a pity that museum was closed - but it gave you time to seek out this wonderful treasure!
This is a wonderfully detailed picture, seen so much better at its full-size on "beta" TE and with lovely rich colours and fine soft light. Those distant hills do indeed give a strong impression of a strong sea swell.
Very well seen and very well taken. The colours and contrasts make me think that this might even be an HDR image, but I'm not sure. Whatever, it is a wonderful photograph!
krzychu30 (15344) 2013-11-20 10:52
The old boat as a subject,than the way you composed the scene and finally how you processed the image make this shot unforgettable!
I don´t know if I´m right,but for me it looks like HDR-superb dynamic range and lovely,vivid colors!
Even the dark,cloudy sky works for you and helps you to create th ewhole mood of the scene.
Have a nice day
macjake (52920) 2013-11-21 5:20
there's nothing quite like getting photos of old boats left to die! especially when in Iceland :)
I have a couple of these in my personal gallery too :)
in my opinion, its great that the Museum is closed, it allowed you to focus in on this!!!!!!!!!!!
love the low stance, and the long tall grass complimenting the scene.
well done all around!
Kielia (22913) 2013-11-21 9:35
decaying boats are rewarding subjects for the photographer and this one is no exception. YOu are presenting an excellently composed impression of this poor boat with a fantastic mood. My compliments!
Angshu (54909) 2013-11-26 22:53
The composition is well done & from your low POV, the boat looks even more imposing. The dark sky makes this shot moody...in tune with the boat which has reached the end of its use..The crop to the pano format works well and the accompanying note is good. Good work!
patpatch (1383) 2013-12-09 8:33
You're right,this picture looks like a boat floating on a sea of grass.I hope it wasn't its last travel.
I like the frame (really perfect)with the boat on the left,the grass looks like a lot of spray from a plant sea.
And i like the seagulf on the boat too.
- Copyright: Trevor Moffiet (trevormoffiet) (2596)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-07-05
- Categories: Nature, Transportation, Ruins
- Camera: Olympus OMD EM5, Olympus M Zuiko 12-50mm 1:3.5-6.3
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Iceland
- Date Submitted: 2013-11-18 0:47