Hellnar Church, Snæfellsnes peninsula, Iceland
I positioned the camera so that the sun appeared as high as possible behind the steeple without creating lens flare.
"Hellnar is an ancient fishing village, a cluster of old houses and buildings situated close to Arnarstapi on the westernmost part of the Snæfellsnes peninsula, Iceland.
Although Hellnar village used to be a major port of call for fishing vessels and the largest and busiest centre of fishing and fishing vessels in Snæfellsnes, there were also a few farms in and around Hellnar village along with quite a few semi-permanent and short-stay living quarters for seamen and the migrating workforce. Hellnar village can in all probability trace its function as a major port of call back to the Middle Ages, and the oldest written source of it being describes as a fishing port dates back to 1560."
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Subhogen (3200) 2014-01-11 1:00
What a lovely shot in B&W. The church, its shadow, the clouds and the sun have all come out very well in monochrome. Good composition from perfect POV to keep the strong sun hidden behind the cross, it has helped the light as well as created a heavenly effect. Excellent photography. Thanks for sharing.
wolf38 (29666) 2014-01-11 1:14
Hi Trevor. A truly interesting black & white photo from Iceland. Strong contrasts. Fine nuances between black and white. Above all, the light is presented masterfully. The light of the sun is captured excellent.
Best rgds, Wolfgang.
SnapRJW (26088) 2014-01-11 1:48
Hello Trevor - This is a shot very much to my liking. Your B&W conversion is attractive with a good contrast between the brilliant white clouds and the rest of the tonal range. I like the way you have positioned the low sun behind the steeple and the shot takes full advantage of the strong shadow cast by the church. Perfectly composed and managed this is one I would like in my gallery. Have a great weekend.
carlo62 (22341) 2014-01-11 1:48
splendido b&w, sfruttando al meglio il controluce, con l'alone del sole che crea un tocco mistico intorno alla croce.
Bello il paesaggio circostante.
snunney (75072) 2014-01-11 1:49
A perfectly composed image with a wonderful atmosphere to it. Great choice of black and white. I like it very much.
baclama (16689) 2014-01-11 2:33
Magnifique noir et blanc avec une belle lumiere juste où il faut!!
CLODO (27498) 2014-01-11 3:05
excellent place for the sun, super light management for this lonely chapel!
Nicou (109695) 2014-01-11 3:18
Merveilleuse iamge le soleil qui point juste au sommet du clocher quel rendu dans les tons et vue avec ces montagnes ce gros nuage en bande et cette architecture grandiose vue.
Bravo et amitié
npecanhuk (58210) 2014-01-11 3:18
Very beautiful and attractive picture!
The choice for black & white, exposure, level of sharpness, black & white borders, horizontal format and composition are all excellent photo qualities that truly pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
Enjoy your week-end,
TheMC20 (40) 2014-01-11 3:35
Je suis impressioné par ce noir et blanc et ces nuages au loin.
Le soleil est vraiment bien placé.
BennyV (13354) 2014-01-11 4:17
Great play with light and shadow here, Trevor, exploiting the given pov for maximum effect. A difficult act to pull off, but this one succeeded really well. Thumbs up from me.
jhm (130642) 2014-01-11 7:37
I like the way you have positioned the low sun behind the steeple and the shot takes full advantage of the strong shadow cast by the church.
You chose a very well angle for make these picture.
Nice depth and perspective.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
Romano46 (14496) 2014-01-11 10:45
un bianco e nero di altissimo livello sia per la scelta del soggetto che ti aiuta a creare una bella composizione che per la gestione ottimale della luce e del contrasto.
Una bella serie di bianchi, neri e grigi che si succedono gradevolmente nello spazio del fotogramma.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
willperrett (4847) 2014-01-12 3:41
A veritable classic! The little church looks like a toy made from a shoe-box, but of course it's the light and your inspired choice of contre-jour shooting that makes this shot so good. The "halo" round the little tower, the dramatic low cloud, the apparent isolation, are all part of the effect; not by any means least, your decision to go monochrome adds drama and "class" (what's a better word??)
saxo042 (35196) 2014-01-13 8:29
The black and white format is perfect here. A very well planned and performed capture with the sun exactly behind the spire and the shadows spreading. An excellent landscape picture behind.
chrislo (3351) 2014-01-14 11:54
A powerful shot showing meticulous planning for position and black and white vision. The church is really beautiful against the mountain backdrop and the surrounding field, and there is almost a heavenly glow from the spire. The clouds add much visual interest to your composition. Great work.
yquem46 (37494) 2014-01-14 12:01
me again trevor
nice minimalist b&w picture
Quite in conformity with how I imagine Iceland
A good picture
subhendu_bagchi (23613) 2014-01-17 0:10
it is a superb catch. Great composition. I like the light management. Like how you hide the sun behind the tower. I enjoyed the view in black and white version. It's amazing... Excellent work. Tfs.
macjake (48349) 2014-01-17 4:03
I can sit back and view these photos of Iceland ALL day long and never get tired or bored.
its fantastic how the light is 'heavenly' striking the cross, i'm sure you did that on purpose :)
the end result is pretty cool looking indeed.
the dim light on the church walls is also very sweet, excellent all around atmosphere on this one.
Didi (52429) 2014-01-17 4:09
Very good contrast in this nice B&W
Very good frame quality and good use of the gray scale
kiks (11743) 2014-01-27 7:17
Beautiful composition. I love the peacful look of it and all the grey tones.
- Copyright: Trevor Moffiet (trevormoffiet) (1796)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2013-07-06
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Olympus OMD EM5, Olympus M Zuiko 12-50mm 1:3.5-6.3
- Exposure: f/20.0, 1/200 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Iceland and Sweden
- Date Submitted: 2014-01-11 0:51