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Icelands autumn -texture-

5exp-F/16-ISO100-11-16mm tokina @15mm

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This was on the way from Stykkishólmur to Hyrningstaðir the wonderful summerhouse in the west in Berufjörður.


Well on the way driving through storms, sun and even some snow we drove passed the road that leads to Haukadal and Eríksstaðir where the one of first settlers Eirikur Rauði or Erik the Red, who was shot tempered and vengeful. He was outlowed from Haukadalur and again from the island of Öxney. In his exile he sailed west and explored the country he found there and gave the attractive name "Greenland" -one of the first PR exercises in recorded history. He returned to West Iceland to lead the first party of settlers there. Eirik remained a pagan all his live but his wife Þjóðhildur or Thjodhild became Christian and had the first church build in Greenland.

Eiríkur Rauði was also the son of Leifur Heppni who is said to have found the new world..a.k.a America.


The dale had thick clouds touching the floor and you couldn't see a thing as we were also running late we could´t go all the way and I got to take a few shots.


I did two versions of this one, with texture and a clean version.

It would be lovely to get to know which one you like better :)


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Taken on October 9, 2011