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Chapel of Thingvellir

Chapel of Thingvellir
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Copyright: Kristof Szekely (szekelykristof) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 983 W: 56 N: 2487] (12618)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-25
Categories: Architecture
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Wonderful Iceland
Theme(s): Chapels of Iceland [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-01-10 3:56
Viewed: 3882
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Thingvellir is a spiritual place in Iceland, probably the most interesting place in the region both geologically and historically.
This small chapel is an organic part of the little 'village' there.
No PP work, only crop, resize and frame.

Ţingvellir (Icelandic: Ţing: 'parliament', vellir: 'meadows')(sometimes transliterated Thingvellir), is a place in Bláskógarbyggđ in southwestern Iceland, near the peninsula of Reykjanes and the Hengill volcanic area. Ţingvellir is a site of historical, cultural and geological importance and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Iceland. Ţingvellir National Park was founded in 1930 to protect the remains of the parliament site and was later expanded to protect natural phenomena in the surrounding area. Ţingvellir National Park was the first national park in Iceland and was decreed "a protected national shrine for all Icelanders, the perpetual property of the Icelandic nation under the preservation of parliament, never to be sold or mortgaged."
Parliament or Alţingi was established at Ţingvellir in 930 and remained there until 1789. Ţingvellir is the site of a rift valley and home to Ţingvallavatn, the largest natural lake in Iceland.

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Hello Kristof!
Beautiful chapel and very fine image!
Nice perspective and lovely colours!
Best regards!

Olá Kristof,
Great and "irreprochable" shot, clear, sharp, excellent POV.
Superb presentation.

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  • lele Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 796 W: 48 N: 1708] (11179)
  • [2009-01-10 4:12]

ciao kristof...composizione molto affascinante,suggestiva e molto ben ripresa
lavoro interessante

Hi dear friend.

This is one of your best latest shots to me. Great composition, great, lovely colors, and I even love the format 3:4 you choosed. Great work!

All the best!

Hi Kristof,

I like this shot! :):):):) Nicely composed, good perspective and great colours. Wonderful note.

Well done!

Have a nice day,


Hi Kristof
another wonderful chapel
beautiful landscape and very clear image
one question
Is this chapel made in all wood or other materials?

hi kristof

good shot of this chapel the color is well fine

good perspective



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  • Nushy Gold Star Critiquer [C: 145 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2009-01-10 5:24]

Hi Kristof,

amazing shot; great composition, wonderful colours and great details.

Best regards,


Hi Kristof
a lovely little chapel.
good shot. clear and sharp details
good pov and well composed high in the sky.


Very,very sharp photo you have here, superb POV,i like your compo.


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  • ade71 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 241 W: 35 N: 211] (2850)
  • [2009-01-10 7:46]

Hi K., Another interesting picture with a good POV and details. Compliments, Adele

Hi Kristof,
I always wonder where you have been already.
This place is fantastic, I love the shot, the wonderful sky, this chapel, it's beautiful, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi Kristof,
it seems we both went for a photo with a chapel. Although mine is much smaller. Your POV with the gate as an entrance to the chapel is great. You kept the perspective of the chapel in pretty good condition. I only feel that a CP filter would have given you more details in the slight burned clouds.

Great sharp picture with great POV! TFS

Bonjour Kristof,
Belle prise de vue de cette petite chapelle,
Excellent cliché et composition,
jolie architecture et détails.
Belle note et présentation,

Nice, crisp, simple. I like the low POV and the balanced between subject and sky in terms of composition and exposure is well managed.

Hello Kristof,
You have started your series of icelandic churches with one of the most popular ones , what a great day you had, again you handled the light professionally as i know how difficult the white walls are tough to meter in such a sunny scene, interesting to look at, well i for one crave for churches and particularly the wooden ones !

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  • mbrito Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 117 N: 3017] (13240)
  • [2009-01-10 11:29]

Hello Kristof
Great sharpness and light, and a composition very elegant, I love the marks of stone, superb sharp colours and contrast. Great mood and a wonderful photo.
Cpngrats, mb

Hi Kristof....great shot...wonderful angle of view...great job.


Hello Kristof,
What a clean image in every way! The atmosphere, the color, the paint, and the PoV and depth you chose all working in unison allows a perfect scene to unfold. The placement of the Chapel is perfect and I like your including the stone posts in the foreground entrance.
Great work...

Hi Kristof,
1. Well captured stunning cloudy sky,
3. Good use of light
Selahattin E

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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2009-01-11 4:30]

Extremely clear and clean picture Kris,but I would have taken some steps back,now the church is a bit too much in the composition.
The green fields and the sky also deserves attention.;]]


hey Kristof
beautiful view , great architecture and excellent BG
besty regards

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  • wilth Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 43 N: 520] (2028)
  • [2009-01-11 19:52]

Hello Kristof,
A very effective and interesting point of view on this as well as good light, sharpness and color.
Good job and great presentation.

The colours, pov, light and comp are great choosen and captured. Iceland must be superb.

regards, willemien

Szia Kristóf,
Jól sikerült kép, jó szerkesztéssel,élességgel. A felhők csak emelnek a kép értékén. Tetszik!
Gratulálok Laci.

ciao kristof
bella questa chiesa e foto
un bel cielo

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