Iceland is the most surreal and majestic place you can imagine and quite unlike anywhere else that I've ever visited - absolutely wonderful!
This was photographed at night in the small coastal town of Vik in Iceland and shows the town's lovely church which is perched on a beautiful spot high up on a hill overlooking the Atlantic ocean.
Like many towns in Iceland Vik is located very close to a volcano and a glacier. The volcano in Vik hasn't erupted since 1918 and is long overdue. The worry for the inhabitants is that when it does eventually erupt again it may melt enough ice from the glacier that the town will be washed away. This church up on the hill is the safest place so the town's inhabitants practice regular evacuation drills with the church as the rally point.
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195 mm (35mm equiv.)