Koli is a 347m high hill on the shores of lake Pielinen in northern Carelia and is one of Finlands most popular sights. The national park is crisscrossed with over 90km of hiking trails. In winter one can ski here as well and a 7km long ice road shortens the journey towards Liekksa on the opposite shore of the lake.
The breathtaking view over Carelia has inspired not only Finland's national Epos, the Kalevala, but also many renewed artists such as painter Eero Järnfeldt of classic composer Jean Sibelius.
The landscape was formed during the last ice age, when glacier formed the long and narrow hills and valleys.
Koli is known to be a ancient ritual place, where for thousand of years people where worshipping to the gods Ukko and his wife Akka.
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emka (76483) 2014-07-05 10:44
Hello Daniel, Breathtaking northern landscape. I like the lakes and dense forest around. Superb composition.
WArm regards Malgo
SnapRJW (30687) 2014-07-05 11:04
Hello Daniel - This is exactly how I visualise Finland; vast tracts of woodland, water and sky. What a magnificent landscape, I love the rocks and elder blossom in the FG. Breathtakingly beautiful.
tyro (19780) 2014-07-05 13:12
Just as Rosemary has said, this also is just how I imagine a landscape in Finland would be! I love Sibelius's music too and I can fully appreciate how he must have gained inspiration from beautiful sights such as this - the wonderful expanses of forest and sea and also the incredible clarity of the air which allows you to see for miles.
A very well composed and taken photograph with lovely soft light, gorgous true colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.
P.S. Do you know what is the type of rock in the foreground? Is it granite?
PaulVDV (21661) 2014-07-05 16:03
The picture shows some of the most beautiful landscapes of Finland. You may wonder whether there's a lot of water in this country or there's much land on the water ...
You found a great high viewpoint to present these densely forested hill slopes descending down to the lake.
The by the weather smooth sanded rocks are an attractive foreground.
Best regards, Paul
Silvio1953 (119690) 2014-07-05 23:04
Ciao Daniel, fascinayting landscape, lovely composition with rocks in FG, wonderful natural colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio
Nicou (119547) 2014-07-06 0:38
Fantastique panorama et image superbe vue avec la roche grise en premier plan cette végétation et ciel et le bleu de l'eau quelle compo et vue.
Bravo et amitié
dkmurphys (48088) 2014-07-06 2:18
Spectacular panorama of this impressive landscape. I like it very much, wonderful place.
Noel_Byrne (22793) 2014-07-06 7:21
I love the sense of freshness to this image, I can almost feel the wind in my hair as I enjoy this beautiful extensive view. The clouds in the scene are really beautiful, a very artistic sky and a perfect compliment to the forest and land below.
Thanks as always
claudeD (31779) 2014-07-06 9:06
very fine picture from Finland showing a very fine landscape view. Excellent colors and sharpness.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
kasianowak (5912) 2014-07-07 2:59
What a wonderful landscape, exactly the type I'm after when visiting Scandinavia. I like the pastel colours and the contrast between the bare rock and lush vegetation in the foreground.
- Copyright: Daniel Solinger (marabu61) (8063)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-06-08
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D90, Tamron 18-270mm
- Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-07-05 8:41