Stokksnes and Horn
Last Saturday, I met up with a good friend Runólfur Hauksson aka Ronnie, and spent a couple of days taking photographs and getting to know the area around Höfn (pronounced Hup as in up) a great deal better. I visited Stokksness and Horn back at the beginning of March and you can see my post from that time here. It was great to be visiting again and meeting up with such good friends.
A little local knowledge is a wonderful thing and Ronnie took me to the well hidden site of a wrecked fishing boat that has lain in this spot for the past 100 years. The boat made a fabulous subject for a photograph and added that little something extra to my photos of this very dramatic piece of coastline so, thank you once again my friend, for this and many more photographs I have yet to process. It was a great couple of days!
As you can see, I was struggling to choose between these the images so decided to post them all. Please click on the images for a clearer, sharper view. Perhaps you have a favourite..
You’re almost convincing me of the benefits of having friends . . . almost.
May 22, 2015 at 7:01 pm
You always make me smile Emilio! Thank you for that, and for your comment of course! :-)
May 22, 2015 at 7:23 pm
:D Now both you you make me smile! :-)
May 22, 2015 at 7:54 pm
Me too :-D
May 22, 2015 at 10:02 pm
Oh dear, they all look fabulous, but my favorites are number 2, 4, 1, 3 and five. Great perspectives, lights, colours, depths of field and they all look like a postcard I’d like to send to my best friends. Lovely work, Adrian!
Wishing you a great weekend, Dina & co x
May 22, 2015 at 8:00 pm
Thank you so much Dina, that’s a lovely compliment and means a lot. I wish you all a great weekend also! :-)
May 22, 2015 at 8:28 pm
Very good textures and colours. And the landscape!
May 22, 2015 at 9:51 pm
Fabulous dramatic shots, who doesn’t love an abandoned boat and rope and rocks. The last one does it for me! What a sky!
May 22, 2015 at 10:04 pm
Thank you Jude. The weather was perfect for this kind of shot. Lots of drama in the sky and the rope and the boat such great subjects. :-)
May 23, 2015 at 8:20 am
Incredible stuff! Where you using a graduated density filter on the sky?
May 22, 2015 at 11:26 pm
Hi Frank, thank you. I wasn’t using a filter on this occasion.
May 23, 2015 at 8:21 am
Wonderful set, Adrian…..they all have fantastic depth of field, great light and atmosphere. As Dina said, like postcards you would send to your best friends! I particularly love the leading line of that rope in image 1, the side view of the hull in 2, and the last image of the interior of the boat.
May 23, 2015 at 8:04 am
Thank you Sue! I had a lot of fun with these subjects. A great opportunity for pictures. I’m always on the lookout for similar in Cornwall but I’ve never come across it. :-)
May 23, 2015 at 8:26 am
Have all the broken boats been tidied away?
May 23, 2015 at 9:48 am
There are a lot of old boats in the harbours but no old wrecks on the beaches, just litter sadly.. The sort of stuff washed up on the beaches in Cornwall is not quite so photogenic in my experience. :-)
May 23, 2015 at 9:51 am
I can imagine :(
May 23, 2015 at 9:53 am
It’s the mood created by the muted colour, the mist/sea spray and the jagged mountain in the distance that makes these images so magnificent for me. A truly great find extremely well executed, thank you Adrian for showing us how to “work a subject” beautifully.
May 23, 2015 at 9:02 am
Thank you for your lovely comment Lee. It was a great subject to work with! :-)
May 23, 2015 at 9:34 am
These are just incredible Adrian. It’s hard to pick a favorite…I love them all.
May 23, 2015 at 2:07 pm
Thank you very much Edith. Very much appreciated!
May 23, 2015 at 3:45 pm
Such great perspectives and lovely subdued colours. Great travel shots Adrian because now I’d reeeaaalllly like to see this.
May 23, 2015 at 2:59 pm
Thank you Lynne! I’m so glad you like these!
May 23, 2015 at 3:45 pm
Such dramatic and moody photos, Adrian. I love them all, but #2 is my favourite. :)
May 23, 2015 at 7:41 pm
Thank you Sylvia! Glad you liked these. It was such a pleasure taking them! :-)
May 23, 2015 at 8:15 pm
The pictures are gorgeous, and stunning ! Difficult to pick up a favourite, but the sky in the last picture is really dramatic and the composition of picture #3 is really pleasant to my eyes !! So well done !
May 23, 2015 at 8:48 pm
Thank you very much Gin. This was a gift of a shoot! :-)
May 24, 2015 at 7:32 am
A magnificent set !!!
May 23, 2015 at 9:11 pm
Thank you very much Elena!
May 24, 2015 at 7:31 am
I can’t work out how the word ‘Höfn’ is pronounced ‘Hup’. I struggle with Welsh but Icelandic…unfathomable. This was an extraordinary find for you, Adrian and you’ve captured some top-class images. That background peak makes a wonderful mountain-scape and as the backdrop to a wreck it adds an new dimension, capturing the wildness and savageness of this coastline.
May 24, 2015 at 2:48 pm
It is a strange one Andy. I can’t work it out either but for obvious reasons, it’s one that trips up most visitors to Höfn. The wrecked fishing boat was the most perfect prop, placed perfectly for any photographer lucky enough to get the opportunity to photograph it. It’s cetainly not easy to find.
May 24, 2015 at 6:15 pm
If you hadn’t already convinced me to go back to Iceland, you’d done it now. :) I love all of them but my favorite is #3. Well done, Adrian! As always!
May 24, 2015 at 4:38 pm
Thank you very much Camilla! I’ll be back again in October. Missing it already and can’t wait to be back..! :-)
May 24, 2015 at 7:08 pm
Each image adds to the story of that rugged coastline.
May 26, 2015 at 4:41 pm
This wrecked boat was such a gift, lending a narrative that matched the conditions perfectly. Thank you Karen! :-)
May 26, 2015 at 5:13 pm
so much drama and loved the color less look :)
May 28, 2015 at 10:01 am
Thank you very much Joshi!
May 28, 2015 at 2:48 pm
Fabulous location! I can see why you struggled to choose between them – and I can’t either!
May 31, 2015 at 11:17 am
Thank you Noeline. This really was a great location and being hidden as it is made it all the more special.
May 31, 2015 at 4:13 pm
Wow, Adrian. Hard to pick a favorite. Hope you’re making prints of some of these!
May 31, 2015 at 3:12 pm
Thank you John! I am indeed making prints. This whole scene just begged to be photographed.
May 31, 2015 at 4:12 pm