November 12, 2014

Kallur Lighthouse

Photograph by Grégoire Sieuw, National Geographic Your Shot

From a northern promontory on the Faroe island of Kalsoy, the Kallur lighthouse boasts a panoramic view of the sea and neighboring islands. About a hundred people inhabit four villages on remote Kalsoy, one of 18 islands making up the North Atlantic archipelago.

Sieuw’s picture recently appeared in Your Shot's Daily Dozen.

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44 comments
R. Meena
R. Meena

wonder full color harmony.... 

Bardur Eklund
Bardur Eklund

Amazing photo of an amazing unspoiled and unbelievable country located far out in the North Atlantic Ocean.


Go to the Faroe Islands tourism site to get further inspiration: www.visitfaroeislands.com



jonathan sokolowski
jonathan sokolowski

A very nice shot. but the right bottom corner looks a bit strange.

Is it from one single photo?

Grégoire Sieuw
Grégoire Sieuw

@jonathan sokolowski Yes it is, it's a fish-eye view. Though I also wondered about this corner when I started editing the picture. It's a sea stack probably with a strange perspective due to the fish-eye deformation.

Megan Kasten
Megan Kasten

@jonathan sokolowski You're seeing both the rocks and their reflection in the water, but the water is so clear, it's hard to tell where the rocks end and the reflection begins...it gives them the appearance of just floating there in the water. At least I think that's the part you're referring to!

Sadik Khan
Sadik Khan

does the hill behind block the light from the lighthouse. Isnt that a failing the purpose of the lighthouse partially. Must be there is some engineering decision behind.

Richard Hyde
Richard Hyde

Wow, perched on this hill, that's the highest lighthouse I've ever seen.  What a dramatic photo.

Davor D.
Davor D.

very interesting &wonderful

Ellie Waldron
Ellie Waldron

I have forgotten my password so until I can go through my papers, I cannot sign into my favorite show.

I watch Nat'l Geo whenever  is on.  So interesting.

CB Dahal
CB Dahal

salute to the person(s) who man this lighthouse.. 

Ben Dibrani
Ben Dibrani

Kallur - Ka llur (ka lur) - Has colours, that's what this name means in Albanian Language. When I see this photo, I can't think else but how beautifully this hill has been painted in green.

TOM MARTIN
TOM MARTIN

Like Jim Richardson says "If you want to take more interesting photos, stand in front of more interesting stuff" and you did.  Wonderful, dramatic shot!

Backy Tokoid
Backy Tokoid

@TOM MARTIN this picture deserves some moment of your life where you just stand and keep looking to it


Mathew Thomas
Mathew Thomas

When you think of heaven , its probably here

Bev Hennager
Bev Hennager

Gorgeous.  The tuft of grass in the left foreground leading onto the ridge across to lighthouse makes me feel like I am there contemplating walking on that path.  

Agata Mleczko
Agata Mleczko

Amazing view! Lighthouses are one of my favorite spots on earth. So inspiring!  

Lei Han
Lei Han

Oh my~   What a stunning photo!

Abigail Ayla Messer
Abigail Ayla Messer

that light house looks very small with that hill behind it liike that. 


Frank Hook
Frank Hook

@K. Messer Mans endeavors  will always look small compared to natures awesome achievements  

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