Late evening in a magical place.

The historic farm of Hlíðarendi in south Iceland is associated with Njáls Saga. In the first image below, the glacial volcano Eyjafjallajökull, that erupted last in 2010, is seen in the background.

See my post from 2010 here.

Hlíðarendi Church, late evening, Iceland

Hlíðarendi, late evening
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Hlíðarendi Church, late evening, Iceland

The church at Hlíðarendi
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Hlíðarendi, late evening, Iceland

Evening mellow
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Hlíðarendi, late evening, Iceland

Final kiss of light
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  • Mervyn - May 9, 2017 - 6:45 pm

    Rajan, this is a picture. It will always remain subjective to the eye of the beholder. There is some merit to being hatched, matched and dispatched at the same spot – but that is not for me. Others are fully content in the spot they were born. Each person has his own story or poem to write/record.ReplyCancel

  • Mervyn - May 6, 2017 - 3:27 pm

    Four different perspectives ob a single subject. The last one was the most cruel (to me). People are baptised, live and then buried a few feet from where it all started. This landscape can be a womb protecting you – or a prison.ReplyCancel

    • Rajan Parrikar - May 9, 2017 - 6:23 am

      Mervyn-bab: Good to hear from you. Why cruel? Isn’t there poetry in this circle of life?ReplyCancel

Winter crisp in the fjord.

Powered by the herring boom at the beginning of the 20th C, the village of Siglufjörður, named after its spectacular fjord, became the wealthiest settlement in Iceland. Then suddenly in 1969, the herring took their lot elsewhere devastating Siglufjörður and sinking its economy almost overnight. See this link for the story.

In Siglufjörður, Iceland

Siglo blues
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In Siglufjörður, Iceland

Blue meets Yellow in Siglufjörður
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In Siglufjörður, Iceland

Kaffi Rauðka and Hannes Boy
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A tough life.

Whooper swans ride out a ferocious blizzard in Lónsfjörður, East Fjords of Iceland.

Whooper swans in blizzard in Lónsfjörður, Iceland Whooper swans in blizzard in Lónsfjörður, Iceland Whooper swans in blizzard in Lónsfjörður, Iceland

Whooper swans in blizzard in Lónsfjörður, Iceland

Whooper swans in a blizzard in Lónsfjörður
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I wouldn’t have been out making images if not for Börkur Hrólfsson who expertly negotiated the hazardous conditions (see video below).

Börkur Hrólfsson at Hvalnes, Iceland

Börkur Hrólfsson at Hvalnes
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The video is also available on YouTube.

 
 
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  • Premanand - April 28, 2017 - 3:07 pm

    What the…!!! Most of us would have been out in such a weather only and only in a life and death situation…and probably that is the reason why most of us do not make photographs like you. 🙂ReplyCancel

    • Rajan Parrikar - April 28, 2017 - 4:06 pm

      Premanand-bab, it was my friend Börkur whose skill in driving in these hazardous conditions allowed me to be out shooting. Knowledge of where to stop/park and orient the car (into the wind and away from incoming) is crucial, none of which I could have managed on my own.ReplyCancel

A lazy afternoon.

Seen today in the valley Deildardalur in Skagafjörður, North Iceland. The pyramid-shaped mountain in the distance is Tungufjall.

Börkur Hrólfsson in Deildardalur, Skagafjörður, Iceland

Börkur Hrólfsson in Deildardalur
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