Iceland Westfjords - Abandoned


thingsthatihaveseen

Link Posted 28/09/2017 - 13:22
Hi All

A collection from some of the abandoned places we went to in the Westfjords. Matt had arranged a meeting with a group of architects in Reykjavik at the start of our trip, who were very helpul in sharing some info on a number of abandoned farmhouses etc in the area that they were aware of. The Westfjords itself is a pretty isolated area, and has a consequentially high number of abandonments, partly due to the the climate, the terrain, and also the various economic issues that Iceland has faced over the last few years. Not a genre I've had the pleasure of tackling before, but one that I've admired from afar (I have a history degree, and a strong interest in the subject matter), so was delighted to be let loose in such atmospheric locations. All K1, KP, various lenses.

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All thoughts, comments, observations gratefully received as ever...

Best
Bill

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Last Edited by thingsthatihaveseen on 28/09/2017 - 13:24

stosser01

Link Posted 28/09/2017 - 13:37
most excellent series of shots

alfpics

Link Posted 28/09/2017 - 15:39
Great set Bill, and the bleak weather really gives it atmosphere.
Andy

ilovesaabs

Link Posted 28/09/2017 - 15:51
fabulous..... makes me want to go now...
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davidtrout

Link Posted 28/09/2017 - 18:07
Lovely set. The detail is superb throughout.
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Daronl

Link Posted 28/09/2017 - 18:34
Superb and evocative set Bill, as good as it gets for me; photo-craft and photo art at it's very best.

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Daronl

1stEverPentax

Link Posted 28/09/2017 - 22:00
Great images Bill...all those little touches really add to each image.

Almost looks like various residents left in a hurry...

regards

Karlo

cardiffgareth

Link Posted 28/09/2017 - 23:15
So I'm going through this excellent set and thinking number 5, 8 and 10 are really nice and then I get to the last image
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thingsthatihaveseen

Link Posted 29/09/2017 - 11:52
Thanks Stosser, Andy, Peter, David, Daron, Karlo and Gareth... much appreciated... a real window on a world for me, and something I enjoyed enormously... do have a look at Matt's Facebook Page if you have a mo... very much his specialist subject - he's got some great stuff from the trip...

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Bill

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PeterKR

Link Posted 29/09/2017 - 12:04
A great, evocative, set Bill, well preserved for future generations.
When you see places like these the mind goes into overdrive trying to imagine what they were like when the people lived there ?
With all those artifacts still there these places are more involving than the deserted places you see in Snowdonia etc.

Many thanks for sharing.
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Peter

pschlute

Link Posted 29/09/2017 - 14:31
5/8/10/12 work very well for me. Certainly captured the isolation.
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stub

Link Posted 29/09/2017 - 18:40
Lovely images as usual Bill.. Bit desolate.. Cant say I'd want to spend a Friday night out there...lol
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Last Edited by stub on 29/09/2017 - 18:42

Jonathan-Mac

Link Posted 30/09/2017 - 12:17
I love taking photos of abandoned places. Urban or rural decay.

These are very nice shots, though I'd say there's maybe a little too much contrast in some of these and I suspect some would also be excellent in black & white.
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AndrewA

Link Posted 30/09/2017 - 12:46
Superb set of images.
Andrew

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davidstorm

Link Posted 01/10/2017 - 10:58
These are great, probably in style quite similar to the sort of shots I try to take, so they instantly appeal to me.

Three favourites for me:

The old door with peeling grey paint revealing yellow beneath

The pot on the shelf

The rusty tin can

Thanks for posting Bill, as every your shots are inspiring.

Regards
David
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