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Viking architecture
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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
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Wonderful Iceland
Date Submitted: 2009-04-19 0:27
Viewed: 6664
Points: 58
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is Viking Village, a popular tourist attraction of this Icelandic town. There are festivals, performances, exhibitions about viking culture.

You can read more about the town here:

Hafnarfjrur or Hafnarfjordur ['hapnarˌfjrr̥] is a port city located on the south-west coast of Iceland, about 10 km south of Reykjavk. It is the third most populous city in Iceland, after Reykjavk and Kpavogur, with a population of 25,434. The population of Hafnarfjrur reached 25,000 in February 29, 2008.
As the third largest city, Hafnarfjrur has established local industry and a variety of urban activities, with annual festival events.
The town is the site of an annual Viking festival, where Viking culture enthusiasts from around the world display reconstructions of Viking garb, handicraft, sword-fighting, etc.
Tourists with a New Age mindset enjoy a guided tour of the habitats of elves and other hidden people in the town area.
Hafnarfjrur is now arguably considered to be the rock n' roll capital of Iceland (a title that once belonged to Keflavk). Popular Icelandic bands such as Botnleja, Jet Black Joe, HAM, Sign, lpa, Vicky, Lada Sport and Jakobnarna all trace their origins to the town of Hafnarfjrur.

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Hello Kristof! Very interesting house, interesting architecture. Nice light and colours. Very good note. Well done!

A nice clear and very sharp shot Kristof, well composed too with the rule of 1/3rds..


Ciao Kristof, splendid view of wonderful architecture, great composition with splendid light and colors, excellent sharpness, very well done, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

Terrific composition and POV Kristof, you've captured it well. Very nice colours and sharp details, an impressive piece of architecture.


Helo Kristof
The Iceland have what to give to tourists
Excellent photo and excellent architecture

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2009-04-19 2:22]

Hello Kristof

Good colour, sharpness, contrast & saturation in this superb shot of the Viking architecture in Iceland. Tfs!

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  • lele Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 796 W: 48 N: 1708] (11179)
  • [2009-04-19 2:50]

ciao kristof
lavoro superlativo
composizione gradevole
ottimo soggetto
buona prospettiva

Hello Kristof!
Yes, very interesting architecture and beautiful colours in your picture!
Nice point of view and perfect sharpness!
Best regards!

Hi Kristof,

I like this Viking architecture, it is interesting and really beautiful. Well chosen POV and good simple composition. Adequate sharpness and correct exposure. Well done.

Have a nice Sunday,


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  • ade71 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 241 W: 35 N: 211] (2850)
  • [2009-04-19 6:51]

Hi Kristof, excellent picture of this characteristic construction. Very good the light and the details. Compliments, Adele

Bonjour Kristof,
Very interesting architecture and lovely details,
Excellent POV.and light, good colors and very sharp picture ... very well done.
Tous mes compliments ..bon dimanche..

Bonjour Kristof,

Tu nous offres une jolie part de rve de cet ancien peuple viking si joliment rhabilit dans cet endroit touristique!!!
Couleurs nobles et ciel purement bleu, jolis dtails architecturaux on baigne dans l'ambiance...

Hello Dear Kristof,
thank you for sharing such an interesting architecture
sharp and clear image, nice colours
thanks for the note.
have a great Sunday my friend
Um abrao
Jos Diogo

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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2009-04-19 9:04]

Witaj Kristof!

Beautiful formulation, colours, sharpness and light.
Very curious architecture and her formulation.

Congratulations and greeting.

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  • Fons Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1165 W: 2 N: 215] (16615)
  • [2009-04-19 9:32]

a really sharp picture and a wondrous house

Hi Kristof
I like this one, specialy because of great blue sky, U have here excellent light, composition is good U shown us typical details of viking's architecture, good photo

Hello Kristof,
A very nice picture of this special building, well positioned and so creating a nice composition.Best regards Siegfried

Hello Kristof,
Excellent composition and selection of lighting in this scene of this ornamental home representing the Viking tradition.
Well caught...

The Vikings.!
Think it was the first reall Action movie I saw in like, very long time ago.!
Very well captured with this blue sky above, Kristof.
Best regards from Jan

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  • dareco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
  • [2009-04-19 15:49]

Interesting architecture! I like the pov and nice sharp detail. Good color. Great job! TFS

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2009-04-19 16:19]

HI Kristof
The decorations on the roof are very similar to what they used to have on their boats.
Very interesting architecture that is well captured
The last time I saw grass on a roof was in Alaska, it is an interesting shot.

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  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1995 W: 141 N: 3390] (13665)
  • [2009-04-19 16:58]

hi Kristof

This is very interesting! I thought it was Thailand! Good to see your sharing of such kind of architecture from Iceland because the roof artwork is really quite unusual and very well placed in position of your composition to the bright blue sky. The black and white of the wall contrasts well with blue sky. Very clean POV.

tfs, bill

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  • Tomek Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1264 W: 44 N: 3160] (18766)
  • [2009-04-19 19:07]

Very nice post Kris:):):) - we know mostly Viking's boats but just a little about their buildings, good to see this one example.
Nicely composed and presented.
Cheers - Tom:)

Hi Kristof,
Very beautiful and interesting architecture.Good POV and perspective.TFS.


Hi Kristof,
Excellent picture with a superb, blue, Spring sky. Good sharpness & colour...
Best regards!

Hi Kristof...beautiful details and sharpness in this shot...nice work.


Ciao Kristof

Beautiful look!
The Viking always attracted me by
your achievements and your culture!
I like the look of beautiful place and the details
the incredible architecture!
Excellent image definition and color!
Congratulations, beautiful close!


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  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2009-04-21 8:38]

Hi Kristof...

It's really a beautiful shot and lovely view of "Viking Village attraction..!
Absolutely a great - I like the fantastic sharpness, details and colors.
Excellently done - With my compliment,

Nice architectural shot. Good pov and composition. Nice colours and details. TFS
warm regards

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