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From the Archives – Church at Saurbær

March 27, 2012

© - Saurbæjarkirkja

This 14th installment of this series is another trip back to Iceland and Saurbærjarkirkja, or the Church at Saurbær.  Because this is a G-rated blog, I cannot give you the direct translation of what Saurbær means in English.  But suffice it to say that in days past when other fuel sources were scarce the Icelanders still had to stay warm, and certain biological materials form nicely into bricks.  Bær means farm.  Use your imagination on the rest.

This church is located south of Akureyri in a very pretty valley.  Unfortunately on this day the sun was in the wrong place and I was there at the wrong time.  When I really figure out some advanced darkroom skills I will figure out how best to darken the sky yet keep the foreground good.  I’m not there, yet.  Regardless of my failure to get it perfect, this is still a gorgeous church and it was a privilege to be able to see it in person.

Technical Details:  Canon 10D, EF 24mm f/2.0 lens, f/4.5 @ 1/350th, ISO 100.



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