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In the small settlement close by the famous black-sand beach, Reynisfjara (see a couple of my recent photos) is this very typical Icelandic church and graveyard, Reyniskirkja, built in 1929. I was able to get more details out of the grey sky by converting to black and white. The tilt in the flag-pole is not optical distortion, just a tilt in the pole! The church is not located in the main village of Vik (the most southern in Iceland, population about 300), but around the 'corner' made by the basalt stacks called Reynisdrangar (see my recent photos). It seems a fellow called Reyni was one of the very earliest Viking settlers in the area.

Exposure Time: 1/160
F-Stop: f/8.0
ISO: 200
Focal Length: 24 mm

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