We've all heard about the importance of Location when it comes to real estate, but I think this one is a bit ridiculous!
I can't remeber exactly what city this is located, simply because there was no city or town! I do know we were driving on the far west coast of Iceland, literally in the middle of nowhere.
We spotted this hut, or little house, or cabin? It truly is in no-man's-land. I'll post a WS photo to show you what I mean about its isolated location.
It just intrigues me as to what this building is...perhaps its the governments? For storage of some kind, for repair-men out on the road fixing Hydro or electricity lines and there's equipment inside????
Of course I tried to get inside but I couldn't, and I couldn't see in the windows - that and the fact there was severe winds blowing ice cold snow and freezing rain in my face!! Didn't exactly want to stick around outside for too long.
Take a look at the WS photo to see the surrounding landscape and you'll see what I mean.
Iceland surely has alot of isolated locations!
Can't wait to go back and re-visit this country in the summer.
Thanks for looking
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danos (102490) 2014-03-04 23:23
what a nice scenery,with the specific house or what other it is to be in the frame.Its red roof contrast perfect with the snow of the surroundings.I like its excellent placement in the frame as the beauty of the scene.
BennyV (20231) 2014-03-05 0:00
This series of shots combine with your note to create a great post here. Yes, the location is impressive. The only thing missing in the main shot (which is the best of the seriees) is a howling snow storm, sleets of ice slashing through through...brrrr...
Splendid isolation? Naah...not for this fair weather friend!
Thanks for this great post.
tyro (26142) 2014-03-05 0:39
No wonder this quaint building was locked - to keep out curious Canadians like you no doubt!
But, Geez, what a place and what subleak surroundings too. Like yourself, I just wonder what is the purpose of this little building: it's surely not someone's home but probably some sort of storage facility.
Whatever the purpose of this little triangular building (actually, it's not triangular, it's pentahedral), it stands out fabulously against the bleak snow covered landscape, the only patch of real colour as far as the horizon.
A well composed photograph with lovely light and colours, perfect exposure (the snow is pure white and not dirty grey) and srunning details and sharpness.
photographer_sg (4414) 2014-03-05 1:07
that's a fine shot of the something or the other in the middle of nowhere! Yes the composition is great and you put the available elements to best use to present an engaging picture. The note makes really enjoyable reading. Thanks for sharing and have a nice evening.
SnapRJW (31629) 2014-03-05 1:23
What a place for a weekend getaway Craig! You'd just have to make sure that you took all necessary supplies with you as it looks like a long trek to the shops. The trio of shots gives a comprehensive idea of the location and I must say that I really love the landscape pic. Beautiful and wild. The main image is attractive too, the way the red roof acts as a bright beacon in the snowy conditions.
This makes me think of hot chocolate with a shot of rum!
Warm regards Rosemary
dip (23890) 2014-03-05 1:26
it could be a beautiful painting as well...
excellent seen captured and composed!
lousat (96700) 2014-03-05 1:49
Hi Craig,your note are very funny..ehehe..yes,this isn't in the center of a big town,but it's what i like..ehehe...far from all,in a perfect silence and with a white carpet around as a magnificent scenery,3 beautiful pics to show us this home,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
krzychu30 (15512) 2014-03-05 1:52
good location if you look for silence and peace.
These little huts are so "iconic"for Iceland landscapes,that we would recognize them even if you didn´t give the location of it.
But what I like here the most is this strong contrast between its red roof and almost complete white surrounding.
Have a good day
Royaldevon (42501) 2014-03-05 2:06
Headlines ... Canadian Intruder Causes Diplomatic Incident!
Ha! Ha! I just have a picture of you tip-toeing around this building, camera in hand, rattling doors and windows, trying to find a point of entry, as the wind whistles around!
In our part of the country, you would find little, isolated huts that were intended for shepherds, but I can't imagine many sheep in this landscape!
In the Alps, there are isolated huts for people to shelter from snow storms but if this is locked, that doesn't work either.
I have looked on You Tube, where you there is usually the answer to everything and couldn't find an answer, though there are some amazing videos of Iceland like this.
Love your photograph.
The red roof, with its distinctive triangular shape, stands out really well against the surrounding b/g of white. The building is strongly placed and texturally interesting.
It appears , because of the snowy conditions, to have a white vignetting. I think it was worth the finger numbing experience to get this shot.
Have a great day,
Sergiom (87135) 2014-03-05 6:03
J'aime beaucoup cette composition. Le toit rouge ressort grandement dans ce monde tout en blancheur.Les contrastes sont très difficiles. J'aime beaucoup la texture de l'ensemble.
holmertz (58250) 2014-03-05 8:13
Was this before or after you were chased by a madman living in an another house in the middle of nowhere? You should have learned by now to stay away from strange buildings in Iceland. Judging from the shape this could be quite cosy inside, and there would no problems with noisy neighbours. Still, maybe a bit too far from the nearest supermarket. But I like the red roof surrounded by grey sky and white ground.
rychem (41596) 2014-03-05 8:48
It can be a bungalow for .... Whom? This house in the wilderness is a riddle. Beautiful shot with contrasting colors, this house with red roof can be seen from afar
PaulVDV (31871) 2014-03-05 9:22
This is like I've always imagined that Iceland looks like. At least in wintertime.
During a snowstorm or with foggy weather that red roof must make the hut visible from on a distance.
Now, the hut looks like it's floating in an almost complete white surrounding. It's really a great shot!
Best regards, Paul
jemaflor (102213) 2014-03-05 11:10
Interesting composition with the contrast of tones between this red roof and the white snow, well captured with a difficult foggy time, tfs.
saxo042 (37966) 2014-03-05 12:40
A very good way to build a house, I like this kind of architecture. Is the red on the roof a paint or just rust. Whatever, it looks very good against the white snow and the white sky. Iceland must be a very interesting country but I would not go there in winter. The summers are supposed to be quite pleasant.
boa (7543) 2014-03-05 13:04
interesting story about this house..and no snow around the house indicates that it is warm. Promise us to solve the mystery next time you going back:)
Excellent exposure and the red roof is a good eye-catcher!
mkamionka (39803) 2014-03-05 13:38
very funny presentation with fantastic title. It reminds me a postcard which I have seen in Ireland, it presented a quite damaged old house, wooden and appearing as if a second before collapse. Here I have to mention that the prices of houses in Ireland became ridiculously high, beating California, regardless the location. So the comment under that photograph said something like: "500 more payments and the house will be finally ours".
Great idea here, very well done,
COSTANTINO (68874) 2014-03-05 13:43
I am suprised about your notes indeed
but I liked as picture this little
house with the red roof in nowhere
ACL1978 (7511) 2014-03-05 16:47
Similar, I think, to a couple other buildings you've posted shots from in Iceland... you must be quite a traveling companion, just seeking out isolated and abandoned buildings all the time!
Great shot and subject; the house really pops out given the snowy surroundings. It makes me want to go back to Iceland - we were there for only a couple days of a layover and didn't really leave Reykjavik (which I really liked as a city, but there's a lot more to see). Hopefully someday!
jcpix (13930) 2014-03-05 17:26
I bet someones real estate agent was promptly fired after this one! :) If you want to get away from it all though, this looks like the place to be...just like you say, no-mans land! What in the world would anyone be doing out in the middle of nowhere anyway...were there bodies inside, I wonder?? Knowing your sense of adventure, I'm surprised you didn't build a quickie snow ramp to get a better look through the windows. lol
What a strong sense of isolation, you've done a great job conveying that feeling. How cool is that red roof against the blinding backdrop and surrounding snow covered landscape...I'll tell you, it's freakin' awesome! Without any distraction, this makes a vivid impact on the appearance. Thanks for spending time were most people obviously don't, it's made for a super opportunity! Enjoy the rest of your evening. Take care.
Cheers from the desert,
jjcordier (79297) 2014-03-05 21:42
Comme on dit en France, ici "Il n'y a pas âme qui vive", même si la neige fondue est plutôt le signe d'un habitat récent. Tu as, en tout cas, remarquablement exploité cette maison au toit rouge au milieu de cet environnement blanc.
worldcitizen (9286) 2014-03-06 14:50
Cute little house, with interesting shapes. It almost looks like some sort of wooden mushroom popping out of the white landscape. Maybe it's better you didn't find out what was inside...there may have been some strange experiments going on, and they would have grabbed you and Tosca like in some bad horror film!!! (I recently saw a movie about tourists who disappeared, so you'll have to excuse me on this one!) LOL!
omid266 (6750) 2014-03-06 20:29
** Salam, Hi Craig,
A new image for me , I think there are few images
and you captured this home with interesting story of
your travel here,
very nice captured , well done and Thanks for sharing,
Good Luck friend ***
Regards , Omid
fabbs99 (17175) 2014-03-06 23:03
Great shot of the colorful house in the white blizzard.Very well done,TFS.
Silvio1953 (151589) 2014-03-07 7:58
Ciao Craig, lovely composition with beautiful woden house, nice location, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
annjackman (21903) 2014-03-07 9:15
I love the whiteness surrounding this isolated little cabin so I am glad that you didn't crop too closely. The red roof is a real bonus.
A super image of a place that I haven't visited but want to.
Kind Regards, Ann
Waylim (25436) 2014-03-07 11:40
Really good shot and I love how it really give you the feeling like this is somewhere so remote and the far end of hte world. Funny how short the wall it, as if the house has sink halfway down the ground.
Excellent shot with good quality and you depict the weather condition so well.
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2014-03-08 3:40
really an interesting location where we can see a hut surrounded by snow covered land. You composed the the view superbly with fine depth and sharpness. Nice minimal photo walk. Excellent shot. Tfs.
mesutilgim (97162) 2014-03-08 7:29
Interesting capture of thise lonesome house mid'st of snowy wilderness !
Good layout and of course a perfect title.
TFS and have a nice weekend
Robert1969 (7160) 2014-03-13 2:27
I like it that you use the open space in
the picture: it fits very well with the
surrounding and with te weather at that
moment. Point of view, composition and
the light management are great.
adores (46357) 2014-04-01 16:06
I see that your lived many adventures there:)! Curious that there is a kind of a circle around it without snow but it's really an impressive place, probably even more in winter. I like the photos and I can't even imagine how could it was there. But you took several good photos, the red roof really stands out in this white landscape.
- Copyright: craig macintosh (macjake) (71729)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-03-12
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Pentax K7, Pentax DA 16-50mm f2.8
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- Date Submitted: 2014-03-04 23:16