Got my new drone yesterday and made this video of Hafnarfjordur Church. For more than a century photography has been around. In the last five to ten years it has seen greater technological change than in the previous 100 years. One new technique is Drone videography and photography. Click for my first point-of-interest video taken with a Phantom 4 drone. The church is in my home town of Hafnarfjordur, Iceland. For a video like this that circles a building you need calm weather.
Hafnarfjordur is one of the oldest communities in Iceland. Merchants have been peddling their wares and fishermen landing their catches here continuously since the 14th century. The harbour is the main reason for the community’s prosperity. The sea provides its commercial and cultural lifeline. Foreign merchant established the town. They found the secluded harbour conveniently located near the royal estate at Bessastaðir (now the residence of the president of Iceland).
Englishmen began trading in Hafnarfjörður in the 15th century, although Dutch and German merchants also traded with Icelanders. Over the centuries, various European nations competed for trade supremacy in the community, and by the 18th century, Hafnarfjordur had become Iceland’s major trading centre. Fishing, commerce and services have long been the prominent business sectors in Hafnarfjordur.