Picture taken by Finnur Thorgeirsson in the Westman Islands, Iceland, during the June 17 earthquake in the year 2000. The quakes magnitude was an impressive 6.5 on the Richter scale. I felt the ground go up and down but the only thing I could think of was to take my Nikon FE (Film) camera with a Nikkor 28 mm lens and try to capture the moment. The wide angle lens makes it look like I am far away from the hills, but I am actually very close. The valley was full of people celebrating the national day but they all started to run away from the stones coming down the hills. The battery in the camera was dead, i had to swich over to a fixed shutter speed (1/90 sec) and choose what I thought would be a fitting aperture.
Finnur Thorgeirsson
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