This is one of the worlds most beautiful beaches according to national geographic. The only non tropical beach on the list. Black volcanic sands make it look weird!
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KUAN (1502) 2004-12-14 3:57
good composition and very funny photo ;)
bharat (474) 2004-12-14 4:12
Good composition.Good framing.Bunch of sheep is just coming out of the frame.Thanks,
clodreno (0) 2004-12-14 4:16
I really like this kind of landscpae.. very well done Oscar
Rhiannon (1728) 2004-12-14 4:54
Wow! This is a great capture of the beach in Vík, Oscar!
The sheep in the foreground are perfectly crisp and sharp and the black beach and green surroundings make a beautful background.
Very well composed with nice colours and details.
Very well seen and captured.
paguru (1056) 2004-12-14 5:10
A very well composed image, Oscar! I like the graphical look of the beach in the background, its deep black is almost unreal. Would have been a little dull without the sheep. The colors are very nice and natural.
jafadabret (56501) 2004-12-14 5:34
L'opposition entre le vert de l'herbe et le bleu de la mer, l'insolite présence des moutons, et l'impression d'équilibre tout cela donne un très beau cliché. Bravo
alainh (35579) 2004-12-14 5:42
de tres beaux contrastes dans les couleurs ainsi que dans la grande netteté des moutons sur ce flou agréablement flou.
RGatward (20052) 2004-12-14 6:14
Excellent PoV and excellent shot all round. It looks as though their standing on something too steep for a foot hold. Really good expression of the local characteristics.
jasmis (57824) 2004-12-14 6:24
Sheep are very clever actors, I see. Landscape is really weird and beautiful. Fine photo. Nice colors.
Galeota (10338) 2004-12-14 7:50
Amazing POV. There's something bothering me regarding the chosen depth of field, that is due top the fact there'an abyss just behind the sheeps. We would say they're posing for you, and they're surely beautiful models...
The black volcanic stones seem like smooth silk and contribute to the success of this photograph.
danyy (0) 2004-12-14 8:51
Agréable composition; deux sujets, la plage volcanique et les moutons, le tout dans des couleurs agréables et avec beaucoup de netteté.
Carma (2440) 2004-12-14 9:11
How cute sheeps:-)
Very sharp and you have right, the upper part looks like a dream in this blure mode.
Also nice colours and good composition.
Hanssie (10325) 2004-12-14 9:44
Such a beautiful "softness" in this rough landscape, it is beautiful, I like the depth in this picture, good one, Oscar !
TheG1 (1509) 2004-12-14 10:09
Surrealistic view! Very good composition, the strong contrast between the sheep and the black beach create a special effect.
Never heard about black beaches before...
ninadev (5377) 2004-12-14 11:17
I see the beach, yes it is bizarre to see such black sand... but what I particularly like is these sheeps, how they are posing, and their whool seem to be so soft, like stuffed animals.
I do find the angle of the beach shore a little akward, probably due to this dark color... I would have cropped just above the green patch on the left, I do find that there is too much of dark beach, or too much of sheeps, it would make two different nice pics.
scalerman (26900) 2004-12-14 13:14
sooo sharp and excellent sheepscape; great color and detail.
jbweasle (9373) 2004-12-14 17:07
An interesting composition. The colours work well together and the use of DOF to slightly blur the sea and beach is a good effect.
tomaszmarcinek (1507) 2005-01-13 8:44
In spite of your note the lower part of the photo is much more interesting and... 'interested' :-). Anyway, a lovely one, deserving appraisal. Tom
camilabessa (114) 2005-02-01 12:21
I can't believe in what I am seeing...
Really, was you there???
Maru (0) 2005-02-01 12:57
Great POV and very nice shot! I like the faces of the sheeps, they're so funny..
The volcanic beach in the background works quite well here, good texture and waves ..
jpages (1670) 2005-03-01 18:53
Casi me quedo mudo!
que impresionante foto la que nos brindas aquí. Es la primera vez que la veo y realmente la encuentro perfecta, en composición, en definición, unos colores y una luz que refleja perfectamente el tiempo que debía hacer, casi lluvioso. Directa a mis favotitas!
Que suerte tener a estas 4 ovejitas posando para ti solo! Cobraron propina?
Un saludo Oscar.
Ulises (1026) 2005-03-03 19:25
oscar, me facina tu foto, la profundidad de campo es perfecta, personalmente me gustan las ovejas, me quede mudo, no tengo que decir.
Vagabond (5848) 2005-03-19 11:53
A dream of picture. Amazing landscape and colours, Congratulations ..
jstewart (1150) 2005-03-19 12:11
Superb balance of colours and perspective. The sheep alone are worthy of a picture, but then you have added in a most dramatic landscape taken from a dramatic perspective. Great!
capthaddock (28790) 2005-03-21 11:21
How could I have missed this before. Perfect in every way, added to favourites.
Clochette (8076) 2005-03-22 17:32
Wow !! Fantastic !
Without the sheeps, it would have been just unreal. (By the way, they are nice fellows, and seem to be happy to pose for the photo ;-)
A great one !
KevRyan (22952) 2005-03-24 13:53
Here after my first encounter with you in India I now come to Iceland - apart from jumping versions this has to be one of the best sheep pictures I've encountered - it carries a bizarre beauty and is wonderfully seen and captured! I'm going to spend some happy times discovering your pictures!
fiedziu (1764) 2005-07-22 5:33
very very good picture
Svillegas (1169) 2006-01-19 5:46
Guau!!!! qué bonita! Exquisita composición.
rbcy1974 (20758) 2006-02-09 11:48
Nunca llegue a comentar esta fantastica foto
me encantan los dos planos diferentes y la vista impresionante sobre la playa
cherryripe (21033) 2006-03-02 17:01
Que bonito, esas ovejas tan extranjas. Me gustan las dos juntitas en el medio. Ademas, la ovejas y el cesped se destacen muy bien del resto del imagen. Es verdad que la playa es preciosa y el negro hace contraste muy bien con el verde.
rozy975 (3047) 2006-03-23 10:20
This is really funny and interesting. I have never heard about black sand.
quillo (11850) 2006-05-12 10:42
Bonito posado de la prensa del corazón. ;))
Una foto preciosa por los colores, la luz y la composición en si misma.
vandana2923 (479) 2006-08-05 19:12
Hello Oscar...beautiful beach and wonderful colors. Those sheeps look amazing ...TFS, Vandana.
BTW saw your picture...Bengal Tiger Grrrr
Xen (572) 2007-10-28 7:17
What a great photo! there is so many things i like about this photo. I like the contrast of colours, the sheep and the way the small river ends up in the sea.
Great composition - well done!
Jaggoz (62) 2007-10-28 7:59
Execelente fotografia. Enquadramento perfeito. Boa definição e cores magnificas
aralda (1240) 2007-10-28 8:01
What an interesting view, Oscar! I was about to ask why the sands are dark blue when I saw the answer in your note.
Great contrast between the fleece of the sheep and the water and sand.
yang_yt (803) 2011-06-16 7:34
Nice! color and composition! Dolly's dream...I like the name very much!Imaginative!
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