Carelia is a rich and fertile region in eastern Finland and across the border in neighboring Russia. It is a region that has inspired much of the Finnish national Epos of the Kalevala and thus has a great meaning to a lot of Finns. A great part of the province has been lost to Russia in the winter war of 1941 an has left over 1/8 of the Finnish population as refugees without the chance to go back to their homeland. Many of these, including my wives grand parents, where provided with a plot of land in Finnland to provide for a living. It is still a very disputed issue amongst the Finns weather Finland should ask for the return of the province or not. About 1/3 of the population would approve of such a move. Today there are almost no more people of Finnish descent to be found in the russian parts of Carelia, they are mostly relocated russians from the sovjet times. The area is very sparsely populated and farms and forest industry remain the strongest economical powers in the region.
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snunney (83885) 2014-07-12 7:32
An interesting note to accompany this attractive composition. I like the point of view and the tonal contrasts between barn and meadow. Good rendering of the textural detail.
Noel_Byrne (24349) 2014-07-12 8:01
A very interesting note, thank you. I did not know of this part of history, and great to learn of it when accompanied by such an image. The little building looks ancient, and as if it would have lived through the entire time you write of. It's textures are very rich and in great contrast to the fine delicate colors and soft texture of the grass land and flowers beyond, great post, thanks as always for sharing.
Silvio1953 (122353) 2014-07-13 3:46
Ciao Daniel, lovely composition with nice barn? Good DOF, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
jhm (139268) 2014-07-13 3:51
Thank you very nice for your interesting notes.
I learn almost everyday on TE.
Sharpness and clarity are wonderful.
Also nice depth and perspective.
Excellent composition, and lovely presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
Fis2 (85599) 2014-07-13 6:38
Interesting composition and POV.
I llike fragment old architecture.
Good light and colors.
Have a nice afternoon
abmdsudi (43594) 2014-07-13 7:58
Looks a nice place to go for a walk, tx to your infor notes and bits of history. Lovely old barn which is an important part of life to any farmer surrounded by the lively green farmland. An interesting detail, lovely rich colour and tails of the wood grain and it is always neat to see how they did things way back then..
Exposure is fine with the overall effect is so easy to the eye and catchy, a well seen and captured image.
saxo042 (37568) 2014-07-13 9:17
A pert of an old building and a pert of the lush green surrounding. A very pleasant combination, I guess the sauna was not so far away from here.
annjackman (19657) 2014-07-13 11:50
I like your viewpoint with just part of the barn in the FG. What catches my eye is the rows of green and white in the meadow. Very well done.
Kind Regards, Ann