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Wharf buildings on the tiny island of Flatey in Breiðafjordur bay. As near as I can tell, the painted "Bryggjubúðin" means "wharf shops",
yet I'm not sure exactly what is sold here; perhaps a lot of rope or hose, judging by the bins outside? I wanted to play up the gritty, commercial feel
without a texture layer, so I explored several Nik filters exaggerating detail and contrast.

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Joy Rector
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    love it and awesome detail

1/15/2013 4:17:09 AM

Jack Gaskin
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Think you did quite well in you attempt to play up the gritty. NICE WORK As for the Sign I don't think it's meant for any TOURIST TRADE ;o)


1/15/2013 4:35:17 AM

Jane Holestine
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Very nice capture, Chris. The "L" shape of the building works well with the square crop

1/15/2013 7:25:37 AM

Bob Cournoyer
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Well seen grittiness... :-)

Happy Theme Day

1/15/2013 7:58:14 AM

Mitch Spence
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Junk, rust, and grit can be beautiful, as least to those of us who photograph it, and it is here, Chris. Did you learn to pronounce any of these words while you were there?

1/15/2013 10:14:42 AM

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Nice one! HTD!

1/15/2013 11:17:31 AM

Carol L. Quina
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The grittiness really comes through! Nice job. HTD!

1/15/2013 1:25:16 PM

Lindley Johnson
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You did a great job with the gritty feel in this scene, Chris. Great find and image.

1/15/2013 2:08:47 PM

David Phalen
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Excellent work at bring out the grittiness of this scene!!


1/15/2013 5:46:21 PM

Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Super story telling and travel photography!

1/15/2013 7:05:02 PM

Christopher J. Budny
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Thanks, everyone!
Mitch; we got started on pronunciation while there---but it was pretty laughable, especially on longer words.

1/16/2013 5:37:04 AM

Amanda D. Austwick
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Love the rustic feeling of this wharf image, with great detail!

1/16/2013 9:31:12 AM

Nikki McDonald
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My goodness but I like the jumble and tumble not only of objects but also of colors, shapes, and textures here, Chris. I also like the square crop which, I suspect, "contains" all that clutter better than another would. Not over processed at all, imo.

1/16/2013 10:05:54 AM

Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you both! The island is so small (about 1 x 2 miles) with just a handful of buildings and only about 5 full time residents, that it was a little surprising to find this dense cluster of buildings and materials right at the tiny dock.

1/17/2013 5:15:30 AM

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