Summer detail of a typically Norwegian kind of fences...
I'll take over the infos from Ebbe's picture after having asked him for permission. :o)
* Later edited - Got this info from Ebbe:
The fence is a traditional design that has been used by farmers for many hundred years. It is built up of stems from small spruce trees which are tied together with spruce roots. To make the fence durable the stems are heated slightly in a fire, a process that brings out substances from the inner to the surface to form a kind of impregnation. The turning of the leaning stems with the top to the ground also keeps the rot away. As you can imagine you need a lot of small spruces to build a fence of this kind, on every tree there is just one usable part"
Also thanks to Kaj aka Kajenn'note - you can see that here, on this picture from Norway, the stems are split.
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S5000 (4) 2005-01-24 14:35
Almost like home. Farmers here on Manitoulin Island Ontario, use cedar to make their fences. Examples can be seen in my pics at Trek N. "Fisher."
Excelent composition and details.
bantonbuju (51815) 2005-01-24 14:37
wow, very, very nice detailed pic; texture and light are great
SophieL (6038) 2005-01-24 16:17
J'aime beaucoup la composition, la lumière, le rendu des textures... Et la note d'Ebbe! :^)
Intéressant et très poétiquement rendu.
I like the composition, the light, the sharpness of the textures...And Ebbe's note! :^)
A picture both interesting and very poetic.
Hauke (12) 2005-01-27 15:10
Fancy fences, indeed.
Viviane, your title given to the pic tells all. Great textures, lights and sharpness. Nothing more needed to said on it.
SylFondacci (4087) 2005-01-28 11:55
Très belle photo, Viviane !
J'aime la texture et la netteté, le jeu de la lumière et des ombres à travers cette barrière ...
kajenn (2440) 2005-01-28 20:53
A very pleasing close-up, Viviane, of what is called a "gärdsgård" [first 'g' is soft, second is hard and the first 'd' is silent] in Swedish. Your image is really 'fancy' - light and sharpness showing the texture of the split stems in an eminent way. It's a beautiful fence - especially how the splices are done and shown - contrasting with the dark background, making it really stand out. Very well done.
You can spot a difference in Ebbe's picture, as we don't split the stems in Sweden.