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This is the church in Saksun, a very picturesque place on Stremoy in the Faroe Islands.

My picture does not come close to making justice to the real beauty of this place, but it is one of the best I could do.

Cheers, Jens.
Photographer: Jens Birch
Folder: Jens' - Man and Her Activity
Uploaded: 31-Jul-2005 09:50 CEST
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Camera: Olympus E1
Exposure time: 1/60 s
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal length: 22 mm (44)
Lens: Digital Zuiko 14-54mm/2.8-3.5
Focusing method: Spot
ISO: 100
White balance: Clouds
Flash: no
Image format: SHQ
Processing applied: Extensive level and curve type of adjustments in PSP8
Image resized to: 768x576

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This church in Saksun looks very isolated, is the vilage right arround the corner from the picture? People have to make a good hike to get there I supose...

Best regards,

Fonzy - at 16:46 CEST on 31-Jul-2005 [Reply]


I thought the same thing when I posted this. There is only two farms close to the church and this photo is taken from one of them. However, there are several farms and houses further in in the valley along a beautiful creek. My guess is that the lowland in the bottom of the valley is/was very important to the inhabitants and since there is no core village, they could just as well place the church here in one of the most wonderful sceneries on the Faroes. I'll post another view of the place soon so that you can get an impression of how it is.

Cheers, Jens

Jens Birch at 18:48 CEST on 31-Jul-2005 [Reply]