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Challenge: Abandoned Buildings II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: Iceland
Date: Jan 12, 2008
Aperture: f/18
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/8 sec.
Galleries: Landscape, Rural
Date Uploaded: Jan 15, 2008

This is one of my favorite abandoned buildings, and when this challenge came up, I decided to go there, even though I had to drive 1000 km. I traveled for two days and got a great weather and took about 1000 shots, among them my blue ribbon shot „Frosty Flow“ in Rivers & Streams, so as you can see, I´m quite happy.
Here is another shot I took
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And two older ones
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Statistics
Place: 1 out of 257
Avg (all users): 7.1801
Avg (commenters): 7.9500
Avg (participants): 6.9239
Avg (non-participants): 7.3195
Views since voting: 7966
Views during voting: 430
Votes: 261
Comments: 65
Favorites: 7 (view)


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11/09/2008 12:00:33 PM
Gorgeous view and shot.
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01/29/2008 07:57:06 PM
1000 km... 1000 shots... !!! amazing
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01/27/2008 07:18:16 PM
Interesting geology there. Well worth the trip. Is that a basalt sill outcrop along the top of the scree? There are so many fascinating views in your country.
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01/27/2008 12:58:30 PM
Definitely a beautiful shot! Congratulations!
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01/26/2008 09:25:33 PM
djöfull ertu klikkaður, fórstu alla leið vestur á Horn fyrir þessa keppni. Ég myndi segja að það væri afar hressandi
Eru nú allar góðar þarna hjá þér, finnst eiginlega þessi síst, en góð er hún. Til lukku
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01/26/2008 12:50:51 PM
Congrats on your blue. Wonderful shot!
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01/25/2008 09:36:19 AM
Congratulations on your blue ribbon. What a stunning image!
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01/25/2008 12:41:04 AM
OK...Iceland AGAIN! well done AGAIN!!! congratulations
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01/24/2008 03:29:49 PM
Congratulations !
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01/24/2008 07:41:40 AM
Congratulations! Excellent work!
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01/24/2008 05:47:26 AM
Congrats on a double blue. Good work.
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01/23/2008 11:38:12 PM
Love the depth and beauty of this shot. So much effort that I hope you receive more than just a virtual blue ribbon for this great series! The location is scenic, yes - but your skill in photographing it is wonderful. I like all the shots you took there.
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01/23/2008 02:06:21 PM
Mikið lagt á sig, vá :o) Til hamingju með báða borðana, fallegar myndir báðar tvær.
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01/23/2008 11:59:52 AM
Book-end blues on the front page, eh? Lovely shot.
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01/23/2008 11:39:26 AM
Excellent !

þú ert bara on fire þessa daganna !
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01/23/2008 08:58:18 AM
Gorgeous! Congrats on the ribbon (again!)
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01/23/2008 08:14:00 AM
Well done/congratulations on the blue, where was this taken?
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01/23/2008 07:42:55 AM
Vá tveir bláir á sama tíma
Innirlega tilhamingju með þetta!!
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01/23/2008 07:28:35 AM
I had NO doubt that one of the rich old abandoned buildings in Iceland would take the podium in this challenge. I'm happy it was yours. This is absolutely stunning as always! CONGRATULATIONS!

I love it when so much effort pays off big time -- and this did, didn't it :)



Message edited by author 2008-01-23 07:29:36.
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01/23/2008 07:24:55 AM
Congratulations on the Blue!
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01/23/2008 06:25:20 AM
Wow - that was a trip worthwhile. Beautiful photo - congrats on the Blue!
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01/23/2008 05:53:44 AM
Awesome stuff! Congrats on the Blue! It was tough competition and this surely deserves a ribbon.
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01/23/2008 05:38:34 AM
Wow way to go!! Another blue!! =D
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01/23/2008 05:17:40 AM
Surreal! Congrats on a very well deserved ribbon!
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01/23/2008 04:31:09 AM
Hey you're on a roll! This is great. Congrats!
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01/23/2008 03:43:09 AM
Holy Moly, Þorsteinn!! Two Blues in two days! Marvelous! This is great. Big Congrats!
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01/23/2008 03:39:15 AM
This is truly a spectacular image. Your long trip was certainly worth it. Congrats on your well deserved blue.
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01/23/2008 03:28:09 AM
Congrats on your well deserved blue ribbon!
Your geting a nice ribbon collection.
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01/23/2008 02:55:22 AM
Way to start out 2008! Congrats and excellent job. -Brandon
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01/23/2008 02:28:12 AM
way to go! you deserved it!
remarkable setting too
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01/23/2008 01:18:26 AM
1000km?!? I thought driving 250 miles round trip was extreme. Congrats on double dipping this week!

165919.jpg Then... ;)

Message edited by author 2008-01-25 02:16:31.
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01/23/2008 01:01:05 AM
I predicted the winner would be from Iceland ;-). Congratulations on another Blue.
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01/23/2008 01:00:54 AM
A beautiful shot/congratulations
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01/23/2008 12:44:44 AM
Well done sir, my fave in the challenge!!! Congrats!!!
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01/23/2008 12:35:31 AM
I guess it would be pretty hard to fail as a "Postcard Photographer" in Iceland? Great shot and congrats on the blue.
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01/23/2008 12:30:04 AM
Traveled over 1000km, stayed there two days, took over a thousand pics - might as well have phoned it in. Next time try and earn the ribbon. :P

Congrats! Truly a spectacular image and I always love it when that amount of effort pays off.
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01/23/2008 12:24:39 AM
Beautiful shot. You have a subtle, yet distinctive, style of processing that I really like. Congratulations on the ribbon.
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01/23/2008 12:17:45 AM
Congratulations on two blues!
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01/23/2008 12:09:09 AM
congratulations on this outstanding week!! 2 excellent images : 2 blues!!
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01/23/2008 12:05:59 AM
Ah, just yesterday I was going through your portfolio.. love this place.. and Congrats!!

Message edited by author 2008-01-23 00:06:16.
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01/23/2008 12:03:18 AM
Two in a row, congratulations. Fantastic image desrving of a ribbon.
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01/23/2008 12:02:48 AM
You need to start leaving some details on your shots... :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/22/2008 09:01:57 PM
Awesome landscape, though I almost overlooked the abandoned buildings, they blend in so well.
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01/22/2008 01:47:07 PM
Nice composition. lead in of smal water course adds to the picture
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01/21/2008 11:57:29 AM
Very nice! 10!
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01/20/2008 11:12:58 PM
Beautiful shot. The little creek pushes the eye further into the frame. Well done
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01/19/2008 11:34:00 PM
great colors and good perspective, the stream in the foreground works really well with leading to the building
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01/18/2008 05:28:39 PM
Wow, where was this taken? Consider it faved.
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01/18/2008 04:22:17 PM
Cool location! The bright blue sky makes the photo.
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01/18/2008 12:04:57 PM
This is truly a spectacular shot. While not having symmetry, you've done a great job of balancing the elements drawing attention to your subject.
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01/17/2008 07:19:59 PM
Structor? I've seen this house before... Not quite as grand as the last iteration but ties better to this challenge. Nicely done. found it!(actuall yfound a couple) ;) 451625.jpg
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01/17/2008 02:23:19 PM
Can only be Iceland. Beautiful scenery. The buildings get lost in the hills, as if nature is reclaiming them.
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01/17/2008 10:09:55 AM
Wow! what a cool looking place.
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01/17/2008 07:11:40 AM
beautiful. i'd like to see this taken about 50ft closer and slightly to the left. 9
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01/17/2008 01:50:35 AM
crisp, brilliant
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01/16/2008 11:53:49 PM
Great composition & color, appears a bit noisy & posterized.
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01/16/2008 02:58:35 PM
Very nice. Love the snow line against the blue sky.
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01/16/2008 11:42:30 AM
GREAT!!!! the mountains, the sky & houses! 9
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01/16/2008 11:33:27 AM
excellent photo, i like it a lot
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01/16/2008 11:10:34 AM
amazing landscape around this building ... the lead in line created by the river makes the shot dynamic... a really good entry!
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01/16/2008 10:53:01 AM
Wow! Great shot. I would like to see the buildings a bit closer if you are still able to fit in the mountains, sky, and stream. I guess the widest lens possible makes or breaks the photo. And maybe a bit more noise reduction. These are just small points that may or may not help. Great shot. Highest rating so far.
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01/16/2008 06:00:42 AM
I like it but here (IMHO) i find the water on the bottom part a bit distracting, perhaps a 2:1 pano would be more effective.
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01/16/2008 05:36:11 AM
Amazing place and great photo. Nice sky, nice light and very good composition.
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01/16/2008 03:07:28 AM
A really stunning scene!
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01/16/2008 02:19:30 AM
wow...stunning place 8
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