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1 Snæfellsjökull 1446 m, 115 km
2 Snæfellsnes, 106 km
3 Þormóðssker lighthouse, 37 km
4 Grímsjall, 97 km
5 Akranes, 21 km
6 Rauðamelsfjall 956 m, 91 km
7 Fagraskógafjall, 71 km
8 Akrafjall 572 m, 20 km
9 Engey, 3 km
10 Kjalarnes, 10 km
11 Skarðsheiði 1054 m, 37 km
12 Vesturey, 4 km
13 Lundey, 6 km
14 Esja 909 m, 14 km
15 Viðey, 4 km
16 Skalafjall 754 m, 25 km
17 Hrafnabjörg 763 m, 50 km
18 Gjábakkahellir 824 m, 52 km
19 Mosfellsheiði, 18 km
20 Hengil 803 m, 30 km
21 Bláfjöll 655 m, 22 km
22 Langahlíð 621 m, 21 km
23 Trölladyngja, 23 km
24 Fagradalsfjall, 33 km
25 Keflavík Airport, 37 km


Location: Hallgrímskirkja (100 m)      by: Jan Lindgaard Rasmussen
Area: Iceland      Date: 2018-07-26, 14:51
Hallgrímskirkjan is the most obvious viewpoint in Reykjavík. For a fee one gets to the tower in an elevator, and from there the view is spectacular, though not that easy to panoramize, since the wall is thick, and the windows are small.

Most prominent view is the Snæfellsjökull, 115 km across the Faxafloí bay, although a bit hazy...

I made a series with my 50mm in HF, but I actually like this tele better, though the city itself sort of gets away...Maybe I will show the 50mm version later.

Pano made from 75 pics (RAW), 70-200mm@200mm, iso-200, f/7,1, 1/800 sec, developed in DPP (daylight, neutral, moderate sharpness), stitched in PTGui pro, scaling and sharpness in Irfanview.


Well done!
Cheers, Danko.
2021/07/20 18:04 , Danko Rihter
Superb display of the contrast between wilderness and civilization. Looking forward to the 50mm. Great result given the challenges you describe, which are visible only when looking really close. Cheers, Martin
2021/07/20 20:12 , Martin Kraus
I don't know, whether the city itself is worth seeing, but the mountains are.
2021/07/20 23:29 , Jörg Braukmann
Wow, landscape & city in good Martin wrote.
2021/07/21 18:10 , Steffen Minack
Sehr sorgfältige Arbeit. Aber warum hast du uns drei Jahre darauf warten lassen.
Das Perlan, von dem Jörg E. uns die Stadt zeigte, zieht den Blick genauso an, wie die Kirche, auf der du hier stehst, in Jörgs Pano ein Hingucker ist.

2021/07/22 12:41 , Dieter Leimkötter
Honestly, Jan, I don't like the shape too much.

On both ends houses are a bit lonesome without the earth beneath them.
2021/07/22 22:50 , Arne Rönsch
I really appreciate the interest, thank you!

@Dieter: I simply work too slow to put out panos at a fast pace. In this case, the pictures had to be taken quite random, since the windows are quite small, and the crowd was big. That meant I had to go through a lot of pictures to find a useful batch, which was very time-consuming. Also, the Snæfellsjökull, to me, was the most important clou, and I wasn't sure if it was clear and evident enough to "excuse" the pano.

@Arne & Martin: I understand. The last part of the pano could be said to be expendable, but I still will keep the first part, since it shows a far view. Therefore, I go all in, and keep the whole thing. At your hints I will however upload the 50 mm version also.
2021/07/29 18:48 , Jan Lindgaard Rasmussen
I am also very excited, a fatastic panorama and a very nice reminder of my stay in Reykjavik ... !!! You have animated me, to compare the change in the cityscape with my archive shots from 2008 ;-) ...

Cheers, Hans-Jörg
2021/08/01 16:18 , Hans-Jörg Bäuerle

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