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From Kolgrafafjörður in W-Iceland. A beautiful day with a clear view, but the whole fjord stinks at the moment after some 30,000 tons of herring died there in a freak natural event a little more than a month ago. A decaying fish slush covers much of the coastline, and the local farmers need to hold their noses and clean their windows of herring scales after a windy day.

Eiði is a large village located on the north-west tip of Eysturoy, Faroe Islands.

Its name means isthmus in the Faroese language. The town has a population of 669 inhabitants. Eiði was settled by Vikings in the 9th century AD. In the center of the village there is a large stone church from 1881.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ei%C3%B0i

Eid al-Fitr (Arabic: عيد الفطر‎ ) "festival of breaking of the fast"), also called Feast of Breaking the Fast, the Sugar Feast, the Sweet Festival and the Lesser Eid, is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting (sawm). The religious Eid is a single day during which Muslims are not permitted to fast. The holiday celebrates the conclusion of the 29 or 30 days of dawn-to-sunset fasting during the entire month of Ramadan. The day of Eid, therefore, falls on the first day of the month of Shawwal. The date for the start of any lunar Hijri month varies based on the observation of new moon by local religious authorities, so the exact day of celebration varies by locality.

In Pakistan on the day of Eid al-Fitr, people wear new clothes to get ready for Eid prayer. People are supposed to give obligatory charity on behalf of each of their family member to the needy or poor before Eid day or at least before Eid prayer. This will allow everybody to share the joy of Eid and won’t feel depressed.

Eid is mainly enjoyed by the kids, as they mostly receive money in cash called "Eidi" as gift by every elder in the family and relatives when they visit their places. On Eid day kids are allowed to spend their gift money (Eidi) as they want. Media also covers Eid festivities all day and airs various special programs on TV for all age groups.....

Eidi #3

 

Earlier this year I visited the Faroe Islands and this is from a series of photographs taken at Eidi, a village located on the north-west tip of Eysturoy.

 

The coastline at Eidi is simply stunning and somewhere I could happily spend hour after hour photographing the waves battering off the rocky coastline with waterfall dropping into the ocean in the background.

 

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Risin og Kellingin (Risin and Kellingin) are two sea stacks just off the northern coast of the island of Eysturoy in the Faroe Islands close to the town of Eiði. The name Risin og Kellingin means The Giant and the Witch (or Hag) and relates to an old legend about their origins. The Giant (Risin) is the 71m stack further from the coast, and the witch (Kellingin) is the 68m pointed stack nearer land, standing with her legs apart.

Eid al-Fitr (Arabic: عيد الفطر‎ ʻĪd al-Fiṭr, IPA: [ʕiːd al fitˤr], "festival of breaking of the fast"), also called Feast of Breaking the Fast, the Sugar Feast, Bayram (Bajram), the Sweet Festival[3] and the Lesser Eid, is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting (sawm). The religious Eid is a single day during which Muslims are not permitted to fast. The holiday celebrates the conclusion of the 29 or 30 days of dawn-to-sunset fasting during the entire month of Ramadan. The day of Eid, therefore, falls on the first day of the month of Shawwal. This is a day when Muslims around the world show a common goal of unity.

 

Eid al-Fitr was originated by the Islamic prophet Muhammad. It is observed on the first of the month of Shawwal at the end of the month of Ramadan, during which Muslims undergo a period of fasting.[7]

 

According to certain traditions, these festivals were initiated in Madinah after the migration of Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon Him) from Mecca. Anas reports:

 

When the Prophet arrived in Madinah, he found people celebrating two specific days in which they used to entertain themselves with recreation and merriment. He asked them about the nature of these festivities at which they replied that these days were occasions of fun and recreation. At this, the Prophet remarked that the Almighty has fixed two days [of festivity] instead of these for you which are better than these: Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha[8]

For Muslims, both the festivals of Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha are occasions for showing gratitude to God and remembering Him, and are an occasion of entertainment. ‘Aishah narrates that when on an Eid day her father Abu Bakr stopped young girls from singing, Muhammad said: Abu Bakr! [Let them sing]; every nation has an ‘id and [this day] is our Eid.

In Pakistan on the day of Eid al-Fitr, people wear new clothes to get ready for Eid prayer. People are supposed to give obligatory charity on behalf of each of their family member to the needy or poor before Eid day or at least before Eid prayer. This will allow everybody to share the joy of Eid and won’t feel depressed. There is three days national holiday for Eid celebration, while festivities and greetings tradition usually continues for the whole month. There is also a tradition that has developed in the recent past of people sending Eid greeting cards to distant family members, relatives and friends.

 

For Eid prayer, people gather at large open areas like sports grounds, parks or large open area. After Eid Salat people meet and greet each other with traditional hug of friendship. Before going home people give charity to needy and the poor, to further make it possible to have everybody be able to enjoy the day. On their way home, people buy sweets, gas balloons for kids, and gifts for the family. At home family members enjoy special Eid breakfast with various types of sweets and desserts, including traditional dessert sheer khurma, which is made of vermicelli, milk, butter, dry fruits and dates, etc.

Eid is mainly enjoyed by the kids, as they mostly receive money in cash called "Eidi" as gift by every elder in the family and relatives when they visit their places. On Eid day kids are allowed to spend their gift money (Eidi) as they want. Media also covers Eid festivities all day and airs various special programs on TV for all age groups.

 

Games and outdoor amusements such as fair ground rides are enjoyed all day. People visit their elders relatives first then others and friends all day and share the joy of the day. Some go to parks, seas side, rivers or lake fronts to enjoy and relax. Family get together in the evening to enjoy Eid dinner, and plan how to celebrate second and third day of Eid.

 

Taken with Nikon D100 fitted with a Sigma 105mm f2.8 macro lens, Handheld.

A moody long exposure shot near the village of Eiði on the Faroe Islands.

 

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Risin og Kellingin are two sea stacks just off the northern coast of the island of Eysturoy in the Faroe Islands close to the town of Eiði. The name Risin og Kellingin means The Giant and the Witch and relates to an old legend about their origins.

Eiði, Faroe Islands 2010

ND110, 179 sec. exposure

  

Sheeps are used to weather change at Feroe Islands and they don't stop doing their regular life for a bit of snow :-)

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Risin and Kellingin (Risin og Kellingin) are two sea stacks on the northern coast of Eysturoy in the Faroe Islands close to Eiði. The name also means The Giant and the Witch and they stand at a height of 71 and 68m tall respectively. Compare them to the enormous vertical cliffs beside them to get a feel for how majestic the Faroe Islands are.

 

Legend tells us that giants in Iceland wanted the Faroes, as they struggled to pull the island Eiðiskollur mountain split. They continued to struggle throughout the night unaware of the passing of time. As sunrise came a shaft of sunlight caught the giants and turned them to stone.

Risin og Kellingin (Risin and Kellingin) are two sea stacks just off the northern coast of the island of Eysturoy in the Faroe Islands close to the town of Eiði. The name Risin og Kellingin means The Giant and the Witch (or Hag) and relates to an old legend about their origins. The Giant (Risin) is the 71m stack further from the coast, and the witch (Kellingin) is the 68m pointed stack nearer land, standing with her legs apart.

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Eiði, Faroe Islands

& The title says it all.... something Traditional yet Colorful..... :)

 

These r all my favorite... & here my focus was on Maeeyon Bangles [yellow one]...

 

Wish u all a vry Happy & peaceful Eid..... عید مُبارک ...!!! :)

Within seconds the weather changed. Wind came up and massive clouds released rain, hail & snow upon the ground. The surf lashed against the cliffs. Darkness fell over the island. Harbinger of the storm.

Press "L". Near Slættaratindur peak, Eiði and Eiðisvatn lake and North Atlantic Ocean below.

 

Horizon 202, Kodak Gold 200 self-developed in Fuji Hunt X-Press C41 kit, wet-mounted drumscan (through PhotoMultiplier Tubes - PMTs - no CCD nor CMOS involved in the light detection process), no cropping.

 

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Alien Skin Exposure 6

Exposure wet plate damaged

 

Eysturoy (Danish: Østerø) means East island (pronounced ['estroi]) and is the second-largest of the Faroe Islands in the North Atlantic, both in size and population.

Description

Eysturoy is separated by a narrow sound from the main island of Streymoy. Eysturoy is extremely rugged, with some 66 separate mountain peaks, including Slættaratindur, the highest peak in the archipelago. Important towns on Eysturoy are Fuglafjørður in the north and the densely populated area of the municipalities of Runavík and Nes in the south.

Eysturoy is connected with Streymoy via a road bridge over the sound. This bridge is humorously referred to by islanders as the only bridge over the Atlantic (the natives of the Scottish island of Seil make the same claim, as do the people of Great Bernera located in Na h-Eileanan Siar. Leirvík on the east coast of the island is the gateway for transport connections to the north-eastern islands, particularly Klaksvík on the island of Borðoy, which is the Faroes' second-largest town.

Sites of interest on Eysturoy include the villages of Eiði and Gjógv, the latter having a small natural port in a rock column; the Blásastova historical museum in the village of Gøta; and the varmakelda (thermal springs) of Fuglafjørður, which indicate the volcanic origin of the archipelago. Off the northern tip of the island are the basalt sea stacks Risin og Kellingin.

Important Bird Area

The north, north-east, and south-east coasts of the island have been identified as an Important Bird Area by BirdLife International because of their significance as seabird breeding sites, especially for Manx Shearwaters (2500 pairs), European Storm Petrels (500 pairs) and Black Guillemots (300 pairs).

  

Eysturoy (Deens: Østerø) is het op een na grootste eiland van de Faeröer, zowel naar grootte (286,3 km²) als naar bevolking (10.586).

Op het zeer bergachtige eiland ligt de Slættaratindur, het hoogste punt van de Faeröer. De belangrijkste plaatsen op het eiland zijn Fuglafjørður, Runavík, Gjógv en Nes.

Eysturoy wordt door een nauwe zeestraat gescheiden van Streymoy, het grootste eiland van de archipel. Een brug over deze straat verbindt de beide eilanden. Deze brug wordt schertsend de enige brug over de Atlantische Oceaan genoemd, hoewel de bewoners van het Schotse eiland Seil hetzelfde beweren. Vanuit het relatief dichtbevolkte zuiden van Eysturoy is Tórshavn op Streymoy per veerboot sneller te bereiken dan via deze brug.

 

Eiði is a large village located on the north-west tip of Eysturoy, Faroe Islands.

Its name means isthmus in the Faroese language. The town has a population of 669 inhabitants. Eiði was settled by Vikings in the 9th century AD. In the center of the village there is a large stone church from 1881.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ei%C3%B0i

Eysturoy - Faroe Islands

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