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Vik Church

Posted by
Darkelf Photography (Perth, Australia) on 20 July 2017 in Landscape & Rural.

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We drove through the town of Vik I Myrdal on the way to Jokulsarlon during the beginning of the trip and then we stayed there again right towards the end. It was at the second time that we ventured up the Reynisfjall mountain in search of puffins, when I took this photo.

We were going up the steep road on the side of the mountain when we looked back towards the other side with the white church perched on a hill overlooking the town. Low evening light was just illuminating the church and a rainbow appeared in the remnants of a passing shower above. Combined they made for a rather fantastic scene.

It was an unexpected little bonus and I have learned to be always on a lookout for such opportunities when travelling or even when venturing out close to home. I was also a little lucky here that it was rather quiet and not many people were walking around the church, as usually during the day the place was very busy with visitors. This is not surprising as the church and town are set in a wonderful location and it was also perfect time of the year to find lupine flowers blooming in the fields all around.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV 1/200 second F/8.0 ISO 100 115 mm

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Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
1/200 second
F/8.0
ISO 100
115 mm

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