This picture was taken at Elgå, municipality of Engerdal in the province of Hedmark, on a very warm day. The mountains across the lake have always been Norwegian, but where we were standing was actually part of Sweden after the treaty at Brömsebro in 1645. This lake formed borders with Norway until 1751, when the present border was established, about 20 kilometres eastward.
The Femund lake is the third largest lake in Norway.
The main inflow is from lake Rogen in Sweden and its outlet is through the Femund river (Femundelva) which changes its name further south to Trysil river (Trysilelva). At the Swedish border, it changes name again, to Klarälven (Klara river). Klarälven takes the water down to Vänern (lake Vänern) and continues as the Göta älv (Gota river). Eventually the water here will enter the sea at Gothenburg!
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snunney (107401) 2014-07-27 7:37
Man and boat are perfectly placed in the frame with the red box accentuating its role as the focal point. Superb light and colours, excellent clarity. Thanks also for the mini history lesson, which is most interesting.
asajernigan (21427) 2014-07-27 7:38
This is a nice shot of this beautiful lake. The reflection is nice adding depth and balance for the scene. The boat adds life and direction to the scene. The lighting and colors are great and the photo has excellent sharpness and detail.
Nicou (151958) 2014-07-27 7:39
D'un côté le bâteau et la touche de couleur de lautre le petit buisson quelle vue quel décor et image superbe ces reflet et le beau ciel qui couronne les montagnes superbe.
Bravo et amitié
holmertz (59740) 2014-07-27 7:50
En mycket snygg bild med vackert speglade moln och fint placerad båt, på väg åt rätt håll. Den kommer väl inte helt till sin rätt på mobilen, men åskan i dag slog ut bredbandet. Comhem skriver på sin hemsida att "man kan uppleva det som att bredbandet inte fungerar".
Spyder (4) 2014-07-27 8:05
I totally agree with the opinions of the other members, I love this picture, the wake of the boat churning up the crystal clear lake.
Thanks for sharing, and I appreciated your text as well.
pajaran (66294) 2014-07-27 8:15
Dobar dan, popodne.
Interesantan tekst o jezeru sa opisom, lep pogled i trenutak ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast i perspektiva, lepo pokazano jezoro sa camcem i planina sa belim oblacima u pozadini.
Dobar rad, lepo uhvacen trenutak, lepa panorama, lepe boje.
Lepo popodne i sve najbolje.
Good afternoon, this afternoon.
An interesting article on the lake with a description, a nice view and a second ...
Good time recording, contrast and perspective, well shown jezoro with boats and mountains with white clouds in the background.
Good work, nice captured moment, a beautiful panorama, beautiful colors.
Nice afternoon and all the best.
dta (82914) 2014-07-27 8:20
Hello Gunnar ,
A stunning composition , where the little boat seems to be so tiny is this immense , calm and blue landscape . Beautiful cloudy formations . The red jacketed children provides the final touch .
worldcitizen (9450) 2014-07-27 9:34
This scene looks so relaxing; after dealing with some recent stress, I would love to be sitting in this quiet spot. :-) I like the soft reflections on the clouds in the tranquil water. That small bit of red, and the greenery in the corner, add an extra bit of detail to this lovely landscape.
annjackman (21903) 2014-07-27 10:29
I like the space given here. The boat is placed on the third and moving into the picture - perfect! The reflections of the white clouds add extra detail that is lovely.
Kind Regards, Ann
npecanhuk (78901) 2014-07-27 10:46
First of all, I must tell you that I visited Norway this year and, as I expected, I fell in love with that Country!
This picture is very beautiful of such an attractive and pleasant-looking place! I love those soft reflections on the water surface! I do enjoy the presence of that passing boat!
TFS - congrats,
Fis2 (107346) 2014-07-27 13:01
Superb colors and sharpness.
Very well done.
carlo62 (55660) 2014-07-27 13:13
una foto minimalista con sorpresa, l'incursione della barca con il punto rosso č stata una vera fortuna per completare una splendida foto.
nikkitta (17068) 2014-07-27 13:16
Landscape with all possibles shades of blue, a high horizon and breaking the peace, adding movement a boat with a touch of red
Good informative note, regards
rbassin (24343) 2014-07-27 13:34
Une magnifique photo, simple, tout dans les tons bleus, bonne insertion du bateau qui crée De la couleur et de la vie.
Trčs bonne qualité des couleurs et de la lumičre.
NorthernLight (2383) 2014-07-27 14:02
en av mina gamla "jaktmarker". Här paddlade jag några gånger med kanot.
En vacker bild som visar mycket bra vidsträcktheten av detta landskap. Frihet. Äventyr. Jag måste åka tillbaka dit en gång!
Vänliga hälsningar från ett område inte långt från Femunden
tyro (26142) 2014-07-27 15:39
An interesting note and fascinating to learn that you lost a sizeable chunk of your country to Norway in the 18th Century.
And a beautiful photograph which shows how such an appealing and spectacular picture can be produced with such a limited colour palette of shades almost entirely of blue - with th exception, of course, of your "signature" splash of red!
A wonderfully simple yet attractive composition with the boat and its occupants perfectly placed in the frame and balanced nicely by the little bit of foliage at bottom left. Lovely light and reflections, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.
mohammad_H (10126) 2014-07-27 15:54
Very beautiful landscape, reflection in water Attractive background Eye-catching and pleasant Excellent clarity and sharpness
abmdsudi (58218) 2014-07-27 18:44
There is a beautiful stillness with the calm water reflections, clean and clear. The boat couldn't be better positioned in this peaceful atmospheric landscape seems to be turning to greet the new day. The distant slight misty mountain ranges add the sense of distance and depth. Lovely catch, Congrats
rychem (43282) 2014-07-27 21:01
Fantastic minimalism and fantastic landscape, great clarity and colors, and the atmosphere is so peaceful
jjcordier (79297) 2014-07-27 23:18
Trčs belle photo de ce lac aux eaux paisibles dans lesquelles se reflčte joliment le ciel. Belle harmonie de tons bleus. Il se dégage de ce lieu une sensation de sérénité trčs reposante.
jhm (160851) 2014-07-28 5:41
By these picture I get almost it feeling that I am self on these small boat present.
So soft and pleasant with the soft silhouettes mountains in background.
Excellent perspective and depth picture.
But your picture is very well taken, with a high sharpness and clarity.
Very well done,TFS.
Have a nice day,
larsy (28) 2014-07-28 5:42
Härlig bild med den röda jackan som ett extra plus.
Sergiom (89205) 2014-07-28 6:08
J'aime beaucoup cette image. Elle porte une trčs belle atmosphčre de calme avec ce lac sans ride et la belle montagne en arričre plan.J'entends presque le bruit du moteur.
SnapRJW (31629) 2014-07-28 8:16
A perfect composition of beautiful soft blues combined with water Gunnar. What could look more tranquil than this? Even the small boat chugging across the water has a peaceful look and I can imagine a fisherman making his way home after a quiet day on the lake.
Evocative and beautifully realised; what a marvelous image for calming a busy mind.
photoray (13981) 2014-07-28 8:21
Interesting view of Lake Femund, pastel blue hue upon the water, mountains, and sky, intersected by the boat, and enhanced by the white clouds.
Silvio1953 (154001) 2014-07-28 9:31
Ciao Gunnar, fascinating lamndscape with fantastic reflections, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
eldancer1 (36343) 2014-07-28 9:53
Even the sound of this motor does not take away the calm and peaceful mood of this beautiful scene! It's awesome capture with good lighting and sharp details. Love the reflections on the water. Well done, tfs.
siudzi (34141) 2014-07-28 10:08
What a superb landscape post this! The blue tonality is marvelous and was very well managed with an excellent saturation. The boat was well placed in the composition to make it really interesting and special. Well done!
COSTANTINO (70166) 2014-07-28 10:49
Hello my dear friend
shot with greatest sharpness and lightness
its a miracle here an excellent view
of this amazing blue sea
beautiful cloudy formations
the clouds are delicate and decorate
perfectly the sky but their reflections
make the same too
have a nice time
macjake (73057) 2014-07-28 17:04
yes, viewed this one on FB as well.
just out of curiosity, i'd love to know how deep this lake is.
the boat is disturbing the peace and quite nature of the still-water. but it also creates a fine focal point.
very peaceful and serene, lovely shot with all the blues and clouds too.
pierrefonds (71649) 2014-07-28 17:33
The reflections on the water are assets to the composition. The wideness of the area is giving depth to the compositio. You have capture d well the action of the boat. The point of view is showing the details and the colors of the mountains. Have a nice day.
jemaflor (103585) 2014-07-28 23:39
Great water mirror with these reflections on water, beautiful blue tones and a composition well balanced with the boat ad the man in red.
trevormoffiet (3112) 2014-07-29 4:16
Detta är en enkel men effektiv bild. Vattnet är väldigt lugnt och presenterar för oss fin reflektioner i himlen och båt. Jag märker att du har inkluderat en liten röd som din signatur.
lousat (98221) 2014-07-29 5:31
Hi Gunnar,a spectacular view of this big and peaceful lake,calm like the oil and with the small boat perfect to break the perspective,magnificent colors,detail in the best exposure,i wish to be there me too..ehee...have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
EstudioChispa (2178) 2014-07-29 15:18
As usual, Gunnar, your foto is perfect in every way!
That did not stop me from downloading it and playing with it -- trying to add more contrast to the mountains and clouds -- but in the end, your version was always superior!
I study your work, and learn...
ourania (51103) 2014-07-30 1:15
this view is so lovely and blissful, a very delightful area and a scene captured with excellent timing. I like very much the harmonious blue canvas and the diversity of textures that describe the quality of each element. The boat and the clouds are placed perfectly, movement and depth are conveyed very effectively. I also like the subtle reminder of the vantage point in the lower left corner. Peace is evoked by your minimal composition as well. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
ines8 (6120) 2014-07-30 4:52
Wonderful blue picture,a charming composition.
All the best,
PiotrF (23132) 2014-07-30 10:49
This is a beautiful minimalist landscape.I like it very much.Very calm and blue landscape.
Royaldevon (43865) 2014-07-30 12:06
This is a beautiful shot, so calmly atmospheric!
You have captured a very blue palette, with the boat perfectly placed, standing out very well, with its suggestions of colour.
My warm regards,
omid266 (6750) 2014-07-30 20:06
Dear my friend,
Another excellent and very spectacular shot from a beayitful blue lake with wonderful reflections on the water,
Dear Gunnar, it is wonderful also for me that you have warm day in your region in the North Europe,
Anyway, all the BEST and Thanks!
** Best Happy Wishes, **
** Live a Long and Happy Life, **
Greeting from I.R.Iran,
Graal (103038) 2014-07-31 9:26
beautiful image. Good shot. Quality of photo is perfect. Superb composition, colors and contrast. Fine stopped motion of boat.
Have a nice evening.
stego (24132) 2014-08-02 22:07
I started by writing about the left part of the photo also, as I didn't notice that the image was so big (I was on the old/beta site): blue, blue and blue; and a a bit of green and white... Fabulous in its apparent simplicity, very smartly composed, with the branches "balancing" the big mountain and the amazing reflections of the clouds on the surface of the water, that remind facades of white churches. I like it vey much.
When I discovered that there was something else on the right I saw "another photo", equally great, where that lonely boat and that red adds another interest and a punch of colour with that red.
batalay (40521) 2014-08-03 22:36
What an inviting vision, with the overwhelming blue of the sky and water are highlighted by the frothy clouds and their reflections. The small boat provides an important focal point.
papagolf21 (110262) 2014-08-04 0:16
Bonjour, cher ami Gunnar,
Oh ! quel plaisir de contempler ce moment de bonheur absolu ! la beauté des lieux est grandiose.
Trčs bonne réalisation.
Buin (42522) 2014-08-04 2:05
My first thought here was ... what a wideness! All the photo emanates this impression but without this boat it would be a bit "boring". This boat however adds a wonderful dynamics to the scene. A landscape "made for hikes" ...
Greetings to you both from warm and sticky Siegen!
adramad (49946) 2014-08-04 4:40
A great composition of extraordinary beauty, the serenity of the sea, the blue sky, like that white cloud of cotton, reflecting in the water, creates a delicious and relaxing together, the boat is a nice complement.
Magnificent range of very natural colors.
Also good brightness and sharpness.
Have a good start to the week.
All the best.
Cricri (126666) 2014-08-04 9:28
J'aime ce bleu apaisant du paysage, les doux reflets et la présence du bateau avec la touche rouge qui attire le regard, trčs belle réalisation
emka (107671) 2014-08-04 13:58
Hello Gunnar, HJow nice that the photo fills now the whole screen. Amazing quiet atmosphere.I hope that the boat hasn't made the big noise. But it was essential to the composition. Fantastic smooth surface of water.
WArm regrads MAlgo
adores (46417) 2014-08-05 16:18
Simple but so beautiful composition! The reflection is perfect and you placed so well the little boat crossing the lake. That red colour really stands out!
wolf38 (31296) 2014-08-07 23:17
Hello Gunnar. A photo with a peaceful atmosphere. The eye of the beholder rests in the landscape of water and mountains. The light and reflection are wonderful. Very nice.
Best rgds, Wolfgang.
mcmtanyel (29608) 2014-08-08 20:01
This looks very peaceful even though the boat is piercing through the water. The boat is well positioned in the frame and its red cargo is very eye-catching.
ikeharel (79099) 2014-08-09 1:17
Good morning Gunar,
The boat crossing had "broke" the pattern of the calm and the smooth lake surface, yet added a superb dynamic scale on picture.
Charming clouds reflected upon water, and the forest on the far side bank "halved" pic. space right according to the books 2/3 height.
Best regards, nice weekend,
Didi (60590) 2014-08-11 0:57
Good frame quality of the scene
Nice reflexions on the water
peacefull quiet ambiance
miumiu (6113) 2014-08-13 3:38
This is a peaceful and wonderful place. l love its calmness.
The composition is superb with the little boat.
mesutilgim (97712) 2014-08-13 12:19
Hello dea Gunnar
I'd missed this wonderfull capture in your gallery full of serenity and perfect compo.
TFS and best regards
clic (18542) 2014-08-14 8:15
The speeding boat makes clear I'm not dreaming about a skating ring in front of such a subtle monochromatic depiction seasoned of cotton clouds and of those leaves playing low profile while giving a sense of depth!
danos (103212) 2014-08-18 5:36
great the view as the presentation of this superb environment with the passing by motor boat to be placed perfect in the frame.Excellent the light and the colour management of the photo.Well done.
Kielia (24077) 2014-09-22 5:13
this is so attractive with the moody colours attracting the eye. Compositionally, the shot is well balanced and the fisherman who is heading home in his boat is giving the shot an added dynamic element. My compliments!
claudeD (41844) 2014-09-25 6:38
very fine picture from Norway showing this amazing landscape view with wonderful reflections in the water. I like the view very much.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
SWEETFREEDOM (24621) 2014-09-25 10:21
i like the dominance of blue in this pic given by the sky and water, nice the contrast of colors with the boat.
fritzi007 (12518) 2014-09-26 7:10
wunderschöne Seenlandschaft oder Fjorde sehr gute Fotoqualität, ich bin begeistert, gratuliere dir herzlich!
mirosu (16273) 2014-10-30 5:44
Superb landscape photo, nice colors, excellent light & clarity, very nice-well balanced arrangement, very good viewpoint. The beautiful sky and excellent reflections add nice toning to the scene.
Very well done.
macondo (19806) 2014-11-06 0:17
A lovely lake view, highlighted by the clouds' reflections and the orange vest of the man in the boat. It's a delightful view of Summer stillness, and almost fits on my 24" screen. The larger image is quite breathtaking, although personally I would crop a bit off the top to make it more panoramic. I found the map view very useful, thanks, and the note is very good.
ChrisJ (118817) 2014-11-21 16:31
I was in Norway last September and lucked out on weather. I rarely saw clear blue skies like this! Good sharpness and the small dinghy with outboard motor makes a good focal point. Nice reflections in the limpid water too. A few clouds fill the empty space in the sky. Tfs!
gildasjan (43824) 2014-12-01 8:59
C'est uniformément bleu et c'est beau.Cette barque motorisée attire notre il grâce ā cette touche de rouge qui crée ā elle seule le bon contraste des couleurs.
berek (50508) 2015-01-08 22:07
On one side the boat and the color of the button on the other little bush which view any decor and superb image the reflection and the beautiful sky that crowns the beautiful mountains.
kordinator (15427) 2015-01-13 8:35
Hello again Gunnar
Wonderful minimalistic work.
Impressive shapes and blue color tones and the little red makes it much.
Great photo job.
See my workshop wersion of this your wonderful photos,please.
I am so sorry because I do not have free points, I came back the debt from the previous days.
jmdias (69196) 2016-06-22 17:07
interesting the peaceful waters being cut by the small boat. the intense blue hues of the compo are broken by the colors of the boat too. TFS .
kiks (12759) 2016-09-01 1:42
Beautiful and so peaceful view. The orange give just a 'bite' to the composition.
- Copyright: Gunnar Holmertz (saxo042) (37968)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-07-22
- Categories: Nature, Transportation
- Camera: Canon PowerShot G1 X
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/640 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): My best pictures on TE [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-07-27 7:27