#45 The Faroe Islands Part 1

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A typical landscape in the Faroes – Fujifilm X-T2 and 55-200 zoom

For me, the Faroe Islands have always been a place far away in the Atlantic – not for me to visit. Not until I suddenly realized that it is only a two hour flight from Copenhagen. It was a Danish photographer – Mads Peter Iversen – that opened my eys for these beautiful islands. Mads have made about 15 great videos about photographing the Faroes. I only had to see one or two to understand that I just had to go there.

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Kastrup – Leica M240 and Zeiss 35/2,8

We booked the flight, a hotel (that we later changed to a very nice small apartment instead) and a rental car about six months prior to our visit. In the six months that followed I had time to make some research about where to go and what to see. The trip in it self was short – only three whole days on location. It is a good thing to know what to do ahead, so the time is not spend trying to find out there…

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The Air Traffic Control Tower at Vágar Airport – Fujifilm X-T2 and 55-200 zoom

Mads Peter Iversens videos were my bible. Of course we were going to do more than just take pictures. Photography was more a thing I did as we visited places we wanted to see – not the other way around. The thing is – the islands are so beautiful, that almost everything is worth taking pictures of. I started taking pictures as we landed on the airport. I managed to send pictures to our kids and some friends before the plane had stopped by the gate. Unfortunatley the Faroes is outside of the EU and as a Swede I had to pay about 5 Euros (about the same in US $) per MB as I sent the pictures. That ment that I spent about 50 Euros before the plane had come to a halt. Thats when I got the message that showed the price of calling, surfing and so on…

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Gasadalur – Fujifilm X-T2 and 10-24 zoom

The first stop after the airport was the small village of Gasadalur, just north of the airport. Wow – what a beautiful place!! Here I took my version of perhaps the most famous picture from the Faroes. The waterfall with the village in the background – of course with a longer shutter speed, to get that dreamy look on the water. The small village is only accessible by a single lane tunnel, which was built in 2004. Before that the route was over the mountains. We got us a good cup of coffee and a shrimp sandwich in the small café in the village. A perfect start of this journey.

2 thoughts on “#45 The Faroe Islands Part 1

    1. Thank you, Lane. I wish I could say that all was on me, but the composition is one of the most famous on the Faroes, the Fuji X-T2 got me the colors and the lighting was…as it was. But it is my version of Gásadslur.

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