On the 22. of December I went out with my sister and my brother together with some friends. We were going into to forest for find and get us a Christmas tree. At this part of Tynset it was only -15°C, and the sun just came over the horizon and make a golden cover of the forest.
In my family it has always been a tradition for picking our own Christmas tree in the forest of a friend of us. Last year we did as most Norwegian, we bought one, but me and my siblings didn't like that, so this year we deside that we would take care of that part. And we did found one.
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cloverstar (0) 2004-01-22 9:38
Georgeous Eiliv. You have captured a wonderful colour of the sun against the forest. I like the radiant glow. Well done.
PSL (113) 2004-01-22 10:19
Very nice colors, it seems the snow is burning ! Good composition with the differents plans.
Edwin (188) 2004-01-22 10:31
Hej Eiliv! A beautiful capture of this scenery. Your tradition sounds actually very familiar. It is indeed a pleasure to pick out your own tree from the forrest. Hope your family agreed with your choice of tree ;-)
airin (172) 2004-01-22 10:51
Nice shot, Eiliv. Sun races gave grace and softeness to usual BW forest picture. Good composition.
albiback (8687) 2004-01-22 11:09
A white sun in a golden dress.
Geo (1245) 2004-01-22 11:27
I love the gold coming through the snow. Such a beautiful capture of colour where there often is none. It looks very warm for -15°C. I wish the picture were larger.
ilouy (3370) 2004-01-22 12:11
Very interesting luminosity Eiliv. The exposition could have created dark silouette of branches and trees, but you succeed to get all the details. Well done!
jhm (161013) 2004-01-22 12:33
I love the gold coming through the snow. Separate colors, good schot in the winter, very nice contrast, beautiful !!!
Motrem (2392) 2004-01-22 12:36
Simply excellent. The composition and the colours are magnificent. Technically, it is a success.
Tout simplement excellent. La composition et les couleurs sont superbes. Techniquement, c'est une réussite.
ninadev (5377) 2004-01-22 13:23
The kind of light we find here makes me think of light coming through stained glass. If only the image was bigger it would be even more fantastic.
Eagle78 (1933) 2004-01-22 14:59
Wow! Amazing colors on that sun Eiliv! Love the Warm\Cold contrast on this one! The softeness of the snow is wonderful. Nice job!
dominique (11414) 2004-01-22 16:01
super composition, the colors is really very beautiful, the sun on the snow-covered branches it is amazing......... super composition , les couleurs sont vraiment tres belles , le soleil sur les branches enneigées c'est stupéfiant .
emax (919) 2004-01-22 17:13
Wonderful shot. It seems like that it burns the snowy trees. Exellent shade of the strong sunlight makes the pic very attractive. The composition its good too. Perfect.
clodreno (0) 2004-01-23 5:55
Ouah.... Very nice image. i like the light here. I agree with Ninadev..
What kind of films where you using??
Catcher (845) 2004-01-24 17:29
THE PERFECT SHOT!By the light coming from the sun no one would tell the temperature was -15ºC!But then we see the frozen trees and realize that the sun is only passing by with no interest in warming people!The light you got is magnific!
susana (53) 2004-01-25 8:03
Beautiful work :) The snow is on fire!
joseelias (0) 2004-01-26 8:30
Great colors and details. The photo is a bit confusing at first because of the many details, but the colors keep us looking at it.
HARDCHRIS (2041) 2004-01-31 4:31
Lucky you because I have never seen snow infront of me in my life.I guess that the possibilities are vast and this is waht I see from your picture.Thanks for sharing this to us and specially with those like me.
CoolDan (2516) 2004-02-01 11:50
Magnifiques couleurs dorées d'un soleil couchant. La composition est excellente. Bravo.
rabani (9645) 2004-08-20 4:20
This is pretty unique Eiliv. The golden halo and the light coming from it somehow makes the snow covered branches looked "sculpted".Don't forget to go again this Christmas Eiliv.
danielswalsh (13599) 2004-08-22 18:46
Fantastic Photo Eiliv!
Living here in Singapore, I really do miss being around the seasons- especially winter.
The snow covered trees are beautiful enough, the sun coming through them- is icing on the cake.
Maru (0) 2005-01-10 8:47
Nice and strange shot.. the atmosphere is almost surrealistic! The sun reflecting in the snow and the branches adds a beautiful texture and mood.
sn00zie (2384) 2005-02-07 5:47
this is beautiful Eiliv... i wish it were a bigger picture
Samuel (20) 2005-07-19 22:44
Great shot, nice Lanscape, good POV and compo.
asival (5307) 2006-04-30 12:01
Great light man, beutiful composition
IgorDeleze (585) 2006-10-10 14:26
Beautiful forest picture!
Congratulations for this beautiful shot.
Edyta_B (8) 2006-10-10 16:14
Excellent winter photo with snowy trees. Nice sunny background. Perfect light and impressive colours. I like it very much...and I want to winter comes:)
leiju (1697) 2006-11-21 15:32
What a magnificent shot!
The way we are led into it, the colours, the snow stuck on the trees as if hiding from the sun, everything. It's simply a magnificent shot. Woah.
I just wish it was about twenty times bigger and on my wall ;D
All the best,
mcassio (198) 2007-02-07 8:08
Great job. The yellow sunlight constrasts very well with the white snow. TFS.
Thanhnguyen (236) 2007-03-06 14:37
vmukherjee (612) 2008-12-02 11:07
Amazing shot. The colours look charming.
dragonslayero (3116) 2008-12-02 11:32
I must say that I find this photo to be like true magic to me. Being the right season this one really puts me in the right mood.
It is just the sheer combination of elements that make this photo great. The simple use of the trees in the forest. the white snow against the dark tree trunks and the glimmer of light that just happens to get past everything and into the middle of the interest point for any viewer.
Pure magic, christmas magic!
- Copyright: Eiliv Sorhus (seiliv) (317)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2003-12-22
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon F60, AF Nikkor 28-80, FLC 24 - 400/27° DX
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Peaceful sun, My favorite photos (8) (Gatti Matti) [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-01-22 9:30
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