The Black Church of Budir has in recent years become a very popular object for photographers and with good reason. The small distinct church is a beautiful and minimalistic object placed in the rough nature of Iceland, where the black color makes a beautiful contrast to the often cloudy mountains in the background.
The church is located on the southern side of the Snaefellsness peninsula. The church can be seen from far away, so it’s rather easy to find. From road 54 you drive into the road 578 towards Hellnar and Arnarstarpi. After a few hundred meters there’s a road towards Budir, which you just follow all the way to the end.
The black church of Budir is a surprime location for catching minimalistic photographs, but there are graves, a stonewall, tall grass and other stuff which can be used as foreground interest in your composition if you so desire. I got one of my favorite pictures of all time at this location which is a straight-on picture with a wide angle.
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