Here comes the eleventh mystery location post of this year….
This one is from one of my trips over the years, when I got a bit of time to explore the surrounding country. As you can imagine, I was struck by the vivid colors and found the fog that was hanging just above the town a nice bit of contrast.
Where is this?
It’s not hard to figure out the country…but can you also figure out the town, where I took this photo?
Ann-Christine was correct in recognizing the Icelandic writing on the building, which is part of the Herring Era Museum in Siglufjörður, Iceland. This is on the northern part of the island, not too far from Akureyri.
A Fresh Perspective
Photography is more than just a vehicle for capturing the world around me; it provides me with a palette and a set of brushes, with which I paint not only what I see, but also look to express the emotions that are evoked by the scene in front of me in that moment.
Growing up in the Netherlands exposed me to a wide cross-section of visual arts that laid the foundation of my photographic view of all that surrounds me. Early influences were the Dutch Masters of the 17th century, to whom I was introduced by my grandfather during museum explorations; favorites among them are the scenes of quotidian life depicted by Jan Steen and Frans Hals and the vivid landscapes of Jacob van Ruisdael.
My classical high school education was supplemented by the Boijmans Van Beuningen museum, where I spent many a lunch hour exploring its great collection. Here I was introduced to surrealism with a particular love for the approach taken by Salvador Dali; Dali also rekindled my appreciation for the work of Hieronymus Bosch, who often showed the folly of us mortals.
My approach to any photographic subject is to look for understanding first; in this I look to establish either a connection between the viewer and the subject or capture the connection of the subject with its surroundings. The captured image then aims to portray this connection from a perspective that is part of my personal interpretation.
This interpretation is often a form of externalized introspection, which may alternately display the connection of isolated beings and items with their environment or highlight the whimsy of the profound world, in which we find ourselves. The universe is full of connections, many of which are waiting to be discovered; part of my journey as a photographer is to document these connections.
Any assignment, be it an event, a product shoot or a portrait session is always approached through communication with the client; this is where the first connection is established. Ideas are exchanged and a collaborative plan of action forms, ultimately resulting in a set of images that aim to exceed the expectations of each client.
And, lest we forget, it is important to have fun while practicing the serious business of photography!
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16 thoughts on “Friday Mystery Location – 2019 #011 – Solution”
The contrast between the fog and bright colours is awesome. I cannot come up with a location.
somewhere in Scandinavia? yes, the cintrast is really cool.
Not exactly. Good guess, though.
Germany? No clue as to the town or village.
Icelandic writing – but where?
Your on the right island!! Well done.
Thanks – but where on this island?
If nobody guesses today, I’ll add it to the post.
In added the exact location, Siglufjörður, where this building is part of the Herring Era Museum.
Ah – I haven’t been there! Thank you!
I like the colours and lighting Frank. If A-C doesn’t know where about in Iceland, what hope has the rest of us got 🙂
That part wasn’t easy, but I think doable, as it’s part of the Herring Era Museum in Siglufjörður.
Hi very nive