This image was taken from the ferry after leaving Vigur Island on the way back to Isafjodur. The mountains in the back ground are not part of the island. They are on the opposite side of the fjord
The island Vigur is located in in the fjord Ísafjarđardjúp in the West Fjords about 1/2 hour by boat from Ísafjörđur. It is the second largest island in the fjord . It has an area of 0.59 km ˛, with a length of about 2.0 km and a width of up to 400 m.
A single farm is located on the island. It has been farmed for 170 years by the same family.
The down from eider ducks is processed here.
On the island nest, many other birds, including especially the Arctic Tern , Puffin and Black Guillemot . Young puffins in the colony here are culled each year.
On the island is a small windmill (1840) which was in operation until 1917. It is the only surviving windmill on Iceland and is a listed building. A rowing boat from the beginning of the 19th Century, the eight-oar Vigur-Breiđur , is still used to bring sheep from the mainland.
66 ° 3 '20 " N , 22 ° 49 '43 " W
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jhm (142884) 2013-12-12 3:59
You shows us a very nice panorama view with all these houses along water, excellent pnorame view.
A lovely picture taken with a very high quality.
Colours and sharpness be superb.
Excellent composition, nice presentation
Very well done, TFS.
snunney (88391) 2013-12-12 4:29
The panoramic format was the right choice for capturing this village spread out under the snowcapped hills. I like the lighting and colour contrasts. The image has very good sharpness.
Subhogen (4067) 2013-12-12 6:29
Nice shot of this beautiful island.
I like the row of brightly colored houses and the strange shaped snow capped hill behind them.
Good composition, light and colors. Well seen and taken.
timecapturer (49288) 2013-12-13 5:15
this is wonderful. Love the panorama presentation it works so beautifully, being full of wonderful colours and detailing, and set against such an unusual and amazing backdrop. Superb!
Have a great weekend - B.
dkmurphys (51509) 2013-12-13 9:56
Very attractive horizontal lines. The houses and the background mountain are quite beautiful. Well composed, have a good weekend.
chrislo (4155) 2013-12-13 10:37
Beautiful panorama view of this coastal line. I like the way the landcsape is divided into four distinct layers with varied textures and colours. I also like how the horizontal layers of snow on the montains enhance the panoramic effect. A very good shot.
- Copyright: Trevor Moffiet (trevormoffiet) (3112)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-07-03
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Transportation
- Camera: Olympus OMD EM5, Olympus M Zuiko 12-50mm 1:3.5-6.3
- Exposure: f/13.0, 1/400 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Iceland
- Date Submitted: 2013-12-12 3:48