Minimalistic Painting For This Week’s #GVPics Instagram Competition - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Minimalistic Painting For This Week’s #GVPics Instagram Competition

Minimalistic Painting For This Week’s #GVPics Instagram Competition

Published August 24, 2016

Iceland has a lot going on right now; kids are starting school, some are preparing for winter and painting their houses, while others are enjoying the last days of summer by taking walks by the harbour. Of course, it wouldn’t be Iceland without tourists taking pictures of anything and everything that strikes their attention.

Check out the winner and runners-up for this weeks Instagram competition and remember to keep tagging your pictures with #gvpics for a chance at becoming next week’s champion!

Some kids would rather just work instead of starting school.

Child labour is alive and well in Iceland! #Menningarnott #reykjavik #gvpics #childlabour #pickaxe #shovels

A video posted by Jessica Bowe (@jrbowe) on

Fireworks ended the culture night that was held this weekend.

Awesome day topped off by some awesome fireworks – happy anniversary Reykjavík ?? . . . #VSCOcam #vsco #vscoiceland #iceland #exploreiceland #inspiredbyiceland #visiticeland #bestplacestogo #exploremore #neverstopexploring #igscandinavia #everydayiceland #ísland #reykjavík #ig_iceland #igersiceland #fireworks #harpa #gvpics #reykjavikculturenight #menningarnótt

A photo posted by Elizabeth Ellis (@izziewhizzie) on

Keeping each other warm in the snowy mountains.

Don't be sad, someone else will bring us treats later on. #iceland #islande #absoluteiceland #aroundiceland #discovericeland #everydayiceland #godoiceland #gvpics #happyiceland #icelandair #icelandexplored #icelandtravel #icelandsecret #igersiceland #ig_iceland #iloveiceland #inspiredbyiceland #loves_iceland #mystopover #passporticeland #topiceland #traveliceland #wheniniceland #whyiceland #icelandtourist #icelandichorse

A photo posted by Hali Sowle (@has_cameras_will_travel) on

Matching your shoes with the colour of your cat.

#vsco #vscocam #vscojournal #vscotravel #vsconature #vscogreen #artisick #atmosphere #photography #scandinaviaclub #iceland #ig_iceland #livefolk #gvpics #icelandtrip #icelandair #wheniniceland #icelandsecret #icelandadventure #mystopover #igersiceland #whatsonrvk #Ísland #everydayiceland #wildernessculture #passionpassport #greatnorthco #liveauthentic

A photo posted by Ira Zaslavskaya (@irihisss) on

What some colour can’t do to a house.

The blue and yellow crew can't be associated with team grayscale #gvpics #reykjavik #painter

A photo posted by bjorndori (@bjorndori) on

Fishing can’t get any better than this.

Fishing in Reykjavik #sunset #see #fishing #fish #midnight #Reykjavík #montain #sun #summer #nature #landscape #iceland #islande #southiceland #everydayiceland #exploreiceland #visiticeland #whyiceland #bestoficeland #wheniniceland #absoluteiceland #inspiredbyislande #topiceland #icelandexplored #loves_iceland #traveliceland #gotoiceland #icelandair #godoiceland #gvpics

A photo posted by Toinou (@toinou_marsu) on

So close yet so far.

A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at. ?: Sony a7s

A photo posted by George Liu (@gczliu) on

Lighthouse remains visible during the misty days in Iceland.

#vsco #vscocam #vscojournal #vscotravel #vsconature #vscogreen #artisick #atmosphere #photography #scandinaviaclub #iceland #ig_iceland #livefolk #gvpics #icelandtrip #icelandair #wheniniceland #icelandsecret #icelandadventure #mystopover #igersiceland #whatsonrvk #Ísland #everydayiceland #wildernessculture #passionpassport #greatnorthco #liveauthentic

A photo posted by Ira Zaslavskaya (@irihisss) on

And so does this boat in sight.

I went for a walk down by the harbour, in the mist that smothered the town and tried to look across to the other side of the fjord and got this instead. It's straight from the camera and unprocessed but I felt it too good not to share. #nofilter #nofilterneeded #iceland #westfjords #itssummeripromise #mist #mistymorning #harbour #boat #mirror #ísland #vestfirðir #fujifilm #fujix100t #x100t #gvpics

A photo posted by Alexander (@astaraldin) on

Congrats, Alexander. Your picture could be mistaken for a painting. How you captured your walk by the harbour makes even the mistiest of days beautiful. There’s a T-shirt and Grapevine goodie bag waiting for you at our office (or coming to you in the mail).

Thanks to all the Instagrammers who participated in this week’s contest! Keep on finding creative ways to capture Iceland’s beauty on your phone, and make sure to follow @RVKgrapevine and use the hashtag #GVpics to compete in next week’s competition.

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