Búðir & Snæfellsjökull

Uploaded: October 13, 2012 06:58:46


The old church at Búðir, with a glacier-capped volcano in the distance, at the end of the Snæfellsnes penninsula.
The volcano became the entrance to the underground journey in Jules Vernes' "A Journey to the Center of the Earth."
6/13 Finalist - T&P

Exif: F Number: 16, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/200 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 200, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 32.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 7D


Michelle Alton October 13, 2012

Wow...Your Icelandic shots are an amazing collection. I hope you make "the BOOK!"

This looks like the dawn of life after catastrophe. It's so starkly beautiful. #1492014

Stan Kwasniowski October 13, 2012

Christopher, excellent #10367665

Mitch Spence level-classic October 13, 2012

Speaks of both isolation and beauty, Chris. I will not try to pronounce the title, and I congratulation you on accomplishing all those accent marks. #10367837

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe October 13, 2012

This is Outstanding!! #10367993

Michele Peterson level-classic October 13, 2012

Hm, I think this my favorite Iceland image of yours (so far!). I'd love to hear you pronounce the title, and neat to see the infamous volcano, too! #10368201

Joy Rector October 14, 2012

breathtaking #10368556

Chris Budny level-deluxe October 14, 2012

Thank you all very much!
Michele; the pronunciations are definitely a challenge, and I certainly didn't become a pro while there.
Búðir would be sort of like "boo-dtheer" with barely a hint of the d in the 'th' sound.
Snæfellsjökull would be sort of like "sny-fells-yo-kool" That one is trickier, because the "ll" at the end of the word involves a strange, t-l kind of clicking sound that ends the word. #10368661

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic October 14, 2012

Breathtakingly beautiful capture, Chris. We should see this one again!

UB. #10368869

Nikki McDonald level-classic October 14, 2012

I have to agree with Usman and Michele - the color and clarity plus the always excellent composition make this an easy favorite. #10368906

Richard B. Hallick October 15, 2012

Beautiful colors. Captivating scene. Great image. #10370450

Chris Budny level-deluxe October 15, 2012

Thank you all very much! #10371064

Rona L. Schwarz October 25, 2012

I have really been enjoying all your Icelandic shots, Chris - both here and on your pro gallery. They are all exquisitely beautiful. In terms of this month's offerings, this one caught my eye right away. Love the clean, stark beauty,the amazing clarity and clear, pure colors. It is hauntingly beautiful. #10384512

Chris Budny level-deluxe October 26, 2012

Thank you very much, Rona; I'm glad you're enjoying the series! (I've taken it down to Mon-Fri entries now, with weekends for other subject matter.) I love "reliving" the trip with my daily posts---and I so badly want to go back! #10384950

Donna La Mattino Pagakis June 27, 2013

Simply beautiful, I really like the way you composed this scenic! #10746156

Chris Budny level-deluxe June 27, 2013

Thanks so much! #10746276

Lindley Johnson level-classic July 30, 2013

Congratulations on another terrific finalist, Chris! #10787661

Nancy L. Green level-classic July 30, 2013

CONGRATULATIONS Chris on this OUTSTANDING finalist, WTG!!!! <>< #10788170

Tammy Espino July 30, 2013

Congrats!!!!!! :) #10788450

Julianne Bradford July 30, 2013

Another beauty Chris! Many congrats! #10788871

Chris Budny level-deluxe July 31, 2013

Thank you all very much! This little church would have been the "indoor venue" for my sister's wedding, if bad weather arose. As it turned out, weather was gorgeous for her evening beach wedding, about 300 yards from the church. #10790278

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