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Sunset in Tórshavn by sorstrommen

Captured on the hill of Skansin in Tórshavn.

Skansin is located on a hill beside the port of Tórshavn. The fort was built in 1580 by Magnus Heinason to protect against pirate raids of the town, after he himself was nearly caught up in one such raid. The fort was expanded considerably in 1780 and went through a series of rebuilds for many years afterwards. During the Second World War the fort served Britain as a military base. Two guns date from the British occupation, standing along with many older Danish cannons.

One of the Faroese lighthouses, the Skansin Lighthouse, towers over the fortress, pointing the way to the capital. The strategic location of the fort offers tourists picturesque views of Tórshavn port, surrounding landscape and views out towards Nólsoy island.

Tórshavn is the capital and largest city of the Faroe Islands, a country situated between Scotland and Iceland. Tórshavn is located in the southern part on the east coast of Streymoy. To the northwest of the city lies the 347-meter high mountain Húsareyn, and to the southwest, the 350-meter high Kirkjubøreyn. The town proper has a population of around 15,000.

The Vikings established their parliament on the Tinganes peninsula in 850 CE.Tórshavn thus became the capital of the Faroe Islands and has remained so ever since. All through the Middle Ages the narrow peninsula jutting out into the sea made up the main part of Tórshavn. Early on, Tórshavn became the centre of the islands’ trade monopoly, thereby being the only legal place for the islanders to sell and buy goods. In 1856, the trade monopoly was abolished and the islands were left open to free trade.

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14mm Single Frame by Linz550

14mm single frame (cropped slightly) shot at precisely the same position I composed the panorama of my previous image for comparison purposes. The distortion is still apparent at 14mm even when utilising lens correction for the 14-24mm lens in Lightroom.

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Super Fisheye Panorama by Linz550

D800 | 14mm | 30s | F/8.0 | ISO 50. A 4Gb TIFF file (compressed to 8Mb jpg) panorama stitched from 24 frames, 8 by 3 rows. It is fisheye because the panoramic head was rotated 180º. The curvature of the submerged foreground steps gives this away.

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Light Speed Vivid by Linz550

Was out to catch light trails with the Vivid lights on the buildings and was fortuitous enough to have a bus run down the Cahill Expressway.

I have not corrected for lens distortion here as would lose some detail.

8s for trails and f/13 for starburst effect of the street lamp 🙂

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