Dark clouds of the past
I'm quite grateful for all the comments, folks ... and I'm of course jumping with joy that I managed to win a ribbon - my first one at that!
I'd like to mention that it is quite funny that the house on my photo is the exact same as the one on the terrific picture that placed 4th
in the challenge. Strange, eh?
I also want to address some questions and comments from from people who took the time to comment on my picture:
was curious about the location of this shot. Well, this house can be seen while driving from Keflavik airport to Reykjavik, shortly after driving past a small town called 'Vogar'. The picture in 4th place represents the view from the road in case anyone will be traveling to Iceland and is curious about the house.
2) I believe the picture is quite level. On the original photograph (this is a crop as I didn't have long enough lens) there is a house and flagpole to the left and these seem to perfectly level.
commented that he'd like to see the picture either a bit darker or in hard tone B&W. I did play with converting the picture to B&W but ultimately I felt subdued color suited it better.
noted that the clouds weren't really dark. This is true but the title refers to the single dark cloud hovering above the house (I felt 'clouds' instead of 'cloud' sounded better so I chose the plural form).
wrote that " wish I had landscapes like this... well, maybe it is good that I don't... I would never go to work!"
Well to answer this, we Icelanders seem to never have time to appreciate our country as we work longer hours than people in most, if not all, 'civilized' countries. ;-)
I also have an outtake for the challenge that some people seem to like better.