Austurkot 1 Farm at Vatnsleysuströnd │ Iceland Winter Landscape

Documenting Iceland (2020)

by: Rafn Sig,-

The weather today was crazy enough for me to go out and take some pictures.
Sometimes I didn’t see the road or where I was going, but it didn’t matter. I didn’t care as I was in no hurry. When I came across the farm Austurkot 1 I suddenly saw a little bit around me so I shot one photo of the farm. It was a beautiful snowy stormy crazy day.

On the beach were many farms, which usually were several in rural areas near the best landings. Powerful rowing was from many farms for centuries, as the fishing grounds were closed by. During the winter season, the fhishermans from other settlements were in addition to locals. In addition to the extinction, farmers owned cows and sheep and had their livestock in the summer in the seals at Strandarheiði. In the 19th century, the number of people on the shore increased, but when the catch declined, mainly due to British trawlers, the number of people decreased again. However, it changed again when the Motorboat period began and the fish could be retrieved further out.


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  1. I look at you as my Idol in Photography. This shot is beautiful

  2. Insanely beautiful picture

  3. Snilldar skot

  4. Vá hvað þetta er fallega tekin og vel unnin mynd.

  5. Very well taken picture

  6. It could not be more elegant

  7. You really are pro

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