Church at Vopnafjörður BL04-07-03

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Church at Vopnafjordur BL04-07-03


A massive eruption at Askja in 1875 poisoned much of the farmland in the North East. Many decided to leave Iceland at this time for the USA and Canada and Vopnafjörður r was a major departure point for this emigration. No doubt the church provided a source of comfort and hope for those who set out on this journey into the unknown.

Camera: Nikon D2X | Lens: 17-55mm | Exposure: 1/400s | Aperture: F/12 | ISO 200

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