Finlands second oldest town Porvoo lies some 50 km east of the capital Helsinki and was founded in the 14th century. The intact old town, consisting of mainly wooden houses is today a UNESCO world heritage site. Along the river Porvoo one can find a fine row of old storehouses and the town is topped with a beautiful old cathedral.
Today Porvoo has roughly 50'000 inhabitants of which some 32% have Swedish as their mother tongue.
Normally taking the train from Helsinki to Punkaharju to visit my wife's family, we had to hire a car this time round as my father in law's over 35 year old Saab 90 wasn't in a driving condition, we used the road trip for a short stop over on the way back.
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williewhistler (9875) 2013-10-13 11:43
Hello Daniel,the glowing light on the red buildings and trees along the river is simply delightful.
The inclusion of the shadowed area in the FG gives a nice depth to an image that has a very good perspective and fine clarity.
Best regards Les.
dta (56746) 2013-10-13 12:36
Bonjour Daniel ,
Jolie perspective sur la rivière et superbe éclairage sur les pittoresques maisons et les arbres aux teintes passant du vert tendre au doré .
chrislo (2476) 2013-10-13 12:41
Jolie vue sur cette enfilade de petites maisons en bois dont la couleur contraste magnifiquement avec le bleu du ciel. En l'absence de toute agitation urbaine, la photo dégage une atmosphère agréable et paisible. La rivière qui coule vers l'arrière-plan intensifie la sensation de profondeur. De très belles couleurs et une excellente luminosité donnent un bon éclat à l'ensemble. Merci pour le partage.
fabbs99 (11190) 2013-10-13 23:45
Impressive shot Daniel,
Very well done,TFS.
dkmurphys (42567) 2013-10-14 0:09
Fine attractive colors along the river. I like the calm atmosphere, well taken.
Have a good week.
Noel_Byrne (13416) 2013-10-14 0:28
A fine riverside scene, and a great way to present this most picturesque town. The colors in the reflections are particularly beautiful too, very soft and very appealing. Thanks for the great note.
subhendu_bagchi (21110) 2013-10-14 5:15
what a nice place. Full with colours. Those cottages are fine between trees. Nice sky at top. Nicely composed with superb depth and sharpness. Great shot. Tfs.
SnapRJW (23704) 2013-10-14 8:10
Hello Daniel - As summer heats up (35C today) this shot is like a cooling balm to my eyes. What wonderful weather there and I know it will feel a lot cooler than I do! A colourful shot with attractive details along the river bank. The light has given the autumn foliage a striking acid-yellow colour which contrast well with the sky. I wish I could teleport myself there right now! Have a pleasant week. Warm regards rosemary
holmertz (31340) 2013-10-14 8:11
Judging from this and your earlier photos Finland has some beautiful sides. Maybe I should go there sometime:-). The combination of red wooden houses, yellow and green trees and blue sky is adorable. I guess it would look less fantastic on a more normal Nordic autumn day, but you were really lucky to experience this moment.
boa (4671) 2013-10-14 10:21
perfect weather conditions for a photographer!. The trees looks like they are full of flames this autumn day. You have choosed a god Pov that created a nice depth, it is also crisp and clear shot with fantastic colors, Tfs!
Have a nice evening.
claudeD (27000) 2013-10-17 6:34
very fine picture from Finland with an excellent light managment. I like the fresh colors and perfect sharpness.Very good contribution to TE.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
abmdsudi (32515) 2013-10-17 9:40
This is a lovely early autumn landscape by the river blanketed by a glorious blue sky with some golden light while the red huts strikingly draw the eyes into the scene. What an amazing world there, tranquil and so pleasant to view, Congrats.
macjake (45588) 2013-10-17 14:36
Finland! We don't get to see a lot of photos from Finland on TE, I wonder why that is.
although the light is a bit strong here, I still enjoy the photo very much. the splash of yellow in the middle almost works as a focal point, and the light on the storehouses is very attractive.
Its just too bad you had to visit the In-Laws to get this photo...hahaha...
enjoy your day
mcmtanyel (5295) 2013-10-22 18:51
This is a lovely postcard from Porvoo, with excellent color and light management. Great perspective and reflections.
eldancer1 (20824) 2013-10-23 7:50
Looks like autumn colors is beginning to show. Nicely captured with good lighting and sharp details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.