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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: 2008-07-26
Categories: Nature
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Wonderful Iceland
Date Submitted: 2008-08-24 6:01
Viewed: 2122
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is Reynisdragnar at the small town of Vík in South-Iceland. Get to know more about the place below! (From Wikipedia)

Reynisdrangar are basalt sea stacks situated under the mountain Reynisfjall near the village Vík í Mýrdal.

The village Vík in the south of Iceland is indicated on road signs from a long distance (about 180 km from Reykjavík), despite its small size (about 300 inhabitants). It is an important service center for the inhabitants and tourists around the Mýrdalsjökull glacier.

A remarkable feature is the beautiful black beach with the Reynisdrangar, black basalt columns sculpted by the sea. A folk tale says that they are former trolls which were caught outside at dawn. The sea around them is rather wild and stormy, so travelers will not be surprised to discover a monument to the memory of drowned seamen at the beach. The American journal Islands Magazine counted this beach as one of the ten most beautiful beaches on Earth in 1991. The town is the wettest place in Iceland.

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  • Emma Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1397 W: 6 N: 1920] (10153)
  • [2008-08-24 7:32]
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Hello Kristof,
Beautiful perspective, contrast and detail. Composition and the colors B& W are excellent I like such pictures.
Thanks. Have a good Day.

Nice greytones of terrific seascape. Little too much foreground. Jancsi

One off my pefferd beach in Iceland, i allways the feeling there is more to discoverd than what you see.

regards ,Lucky

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2008-08-24 9:41]
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superbe image, cette mer, ces belles vagues, fantastique, avec le rocher au lion qui se découpe, cette falaise, de toute beauté.

Bravo et amitié


Hello Kristof

Very clean image ,but there is not a lot off subjects on this beach that you can incorporate in your picture I would say.Pretty emphty beach.


Hi kristof
great work and effect in your shot
very well composed and pov
may be the horizon line .... but good


Hello Kristof,
Beautiful shot,Beautiful perspective and

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  • berek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 680 W: 60 N: 8] (86)
  • [2008-09-27 22:41]

Hi Kristof,
i like darkness and light control. simple impressive vcomposition. greetings from istanbul.

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