This is another shot from the wonderful, remote village of Djúpavík in the the Westfjords region of Iceland. As I mentioned in an earlier shot we spent a good part of a day driving along coast hugging dirt track roads to reach this remote location. What greeted us was literally something out of a film set, (Warner Bros had been filming scenes for the yet to be released Justice League here). I could have spent days photographing this place such was its uniqueness.
Formerly a cargo and passenger ship the rusting hulk of the SS Suðurland now sits on the Djúpavík shoreline. We were told that it was beached there to provide accommodation for the workers who built the now abandoned herring factory which is a sight in itself. The factory, was built in 1934 and was the biggest concrete structure in Iceland and one of the largest in Europe for that matter. Despite the harsh conditions, the construction was completed within the span of just one year. Initial worries that the catches would not meet requirements proved unfounded and during its early years the enterprise boomed, bringing improved financial status and living standards to the whole region.
Herring catches started to decline after 1944, with a sharp drop in 1948 when there were almost no catches for two years. Despite attempts to keep the enterprise running by processing other fish besides herring, the factory closed in 1954. The town is now a tourist destination and a great place to 'get away from it all'. Tripod mounted 5 exposure hdr taken using a Fuji X-T2 with 14 f2.8; aperture f10, exposure 1/160 - 1/10 sec, ISO 200. Post processing in adobe camera raw, photoshop and photomatix