Saturday, 26 November 2016

Akranes


Iceland holiday - That first day, during the late afternoon, the weather started to clear. We stopped at a fishing port called Akranes. There has been a settlement here since the 9th century. Fishing and boat building has been foundational for the town but it is only in recent years, since the 1950s, that industry, such as a cement works and aluminium smelting, has developed the town into the relatively large (for Iceland) commercial centre that it is today. 

The boatyard was a rich source of inspiration to all of us photographers, offering both conventional shots and some of the close-ups and abstracts that I enjoy taking. 


8 comments:

  1. Hi Jenny, just to let you know you have brightened up my day immensely! I've been feeling very sorry for myself ☺ have the change of season flu and it's a 37C day here in Perth. Just decided to open up my pad and see what's going on in CDP and first up are your fabulouso shots in Iceland, they are brilliant, sounds like you are having the best time with like-minded photographers. Looking back I loved your 'painterly' dog training in the park shot, I know you took that one with your phone but the others oh la! You really know how to use that camera of yours! Thanks again for cheering up and inspiring my day 😊

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  2. Great shots. What a wonderful opportunity you have to visit Iceland. Some of my friends from here have been but its too far for me now that I'm slowing down.

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  3. A couple of great shots. Has that boat been there since the 9th century?

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  4. Beautiful!
    I could sit and look at that boat all day. Its a great photograph for super big wall art.

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  5. The boat needs a bit of work, Jenny!

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  6. That boat's been in service a long while!

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  7. Two wonderful shots -- I'll bet y0u have more . . .

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  8. Two wonderful images. Must have been fun to be in the company of photographers who are not pulling you to leave for somewhere else.

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