This picture was taken May 17 in Oslo, at Bestum, on the the National Day of Norway. Some more pictures as workshops.
The National Day is very much focused on the children, who march along the main streets, playing music. The weather was also very good this day, some clouds in the afternoon when the WS pictures were taken, also at the same place.
The Constitution of Norway (complete name: the Constitution of the Kingdom of Norway; official name: Kongeriget Norges Grundlov; Norwegian Bokmål: Kongeriket Norges Grunnlov; Norwegian Nynorsk: Kongeriket Noregs Grunnlov) was first adopted on 16 May and subsequently signed and dated on 17 May 1814 by the Norwegian Constituent Assembly at Eidsvoll. It was at the time considered to be one of the most liberal or radically democratic constitutions in the world, and it is today the second oldest single-document national constitution in Europe after the Constitution of Poland (May 3, 1791) and third oldest in the world, still in continuous force.
Bunad (Norwegian plural: bunader) is a Norwegian umbrella term encompassing, in its broadest sense, a range of both traditional rural clothes (mostly dating to the 19th and 18th centuries) as well modern 20th-century folk costumes. In its narrow sense the word bunad refers only to clothes designed in the early 20th century that are loosely based on traditional costumes. The word bunad in itself is a 20th-century invention.
The bunad movement has its root in 19th-century national romanticism, which included an interest for traditional folk costumes not only in Norway, but also in neighbouring countries such as Denmark and notably Germany. However, in Norwaynational romanticist ideas had a more lasting impact, as seen in the use of folk inspired costumes.
You can also watch this!
At exactly 44 ´ 37 ". you can see our 12-year old grandson, lifting his flute and start playing for the king!
The film (TV broadcast) should start at 43 ´ 17 " when Bestum School (# 27) walks up the hill to the royal castle. See WS #3.
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mesutilgim (82990) 2014-05-19 1:14
Hello dear Gunnar,
And today we are celebrating here in Turkey the day of youth ! A festival inagurated by Atatürk many years ago.
It's the day when Atatürk started from Samsun the war of indepence.
Your capture is -as allways- with its both photgraphic and informative qualifications a topclass one.
TFS and have a nice day
snunney (82487) 2014-05-19 1:41
A great capture of this pair of charming young ladies in national costume. A perfectly exposed image with very good colours and clarity.
trevormoffiet (3110) 2014-05-19 2:18
Du har presenteras tydligt de två folk dräkterna av de unga flickorna. Den starka kontrasten av röda och blå kläder gör en slående bild. Din fotografer notera är mycket informativ.
papagolf21 (85422) 2014-05-19 2:27
Bonjour, cher Gunnar,
Trčs belle mise en image de ce jour National.
Le rendu général est excellent.
Un grand merci pour la note d'accompagnement.
Trčs bonne journée.
pajaran (51214) 2014-05-19 3:24
Interesantan tekst o National Day of Norway, sa istorijom i opisom ...
Lep pogled na decu u nacionalnoj nosnji ...
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontrast, lepo pokazana deca sa zastavom.
Lep trenutak i deca u nacionalnoj nosnji.
Lepo popodne i sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela, srecno.
An interesting article on the National Day of Norway, with a history and description of ...
Nice view of the children in national costumes ...
Good time recording and contrast nicely shown children with a flag.
A nice moment and children in national costumes.
Nice afternoon and all the best in the new week that started, good luck.
Kamilutka (8095) 2014-05-19 4:33
nice picture and interesting outfits. The group of the people have been nicely placed in the frame and I like the immaculate sharpness as well. Pretty colors and well given contrast.
Very interesting note to go with the photo too.
Kielia (23351) 2014-05-19 5:01
a very nice is note accompanying this charming impression of an important Norwegian tradition. The composition is very successful and your excellent POV gives us a good idea of what this event is about. TFS!
Sergiom (58617) 2014-05-19 5:15
J'aime beaucoup cette belle scčne de célébrations. Les costumes de circonstances sont trčs beaux et on sent bien la grande fierté des habitants dans ce jour de fęte
Fis2 (84528) 2014-05-19 8:00
Interesting folk costumes.
Good frame, colors and light.
larsy (28) 2014-05-19 9:07
Härliga färger på folkdräkterna.
jemaflor (83651) 2014-05-19 9:46
good report about this important day in Norway, well captured, interesting national colors, good light and sharpness, well taken, tfs.
ourania (30097) 2014-05-19 9:49
a very vivid scene from the festivities of the National Day of Norway. Your picture has exceptional sharpness and the whites have been rendered marvelously. I also like very much the way you captured the people's movement, the scene is spontaneous and there's a very nice mood. The costumes are described superbly, the combination of national colours is brilliant. The workshop pictures are interesting too. I watched some of the film and enjoyed the atmosphere, for you, of course, there's special interest in it:) Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
COSTANTINO (54383) 2014-05-19 10:23
simple but pleasant traditional photo
your notes are very useful concerning
the National Day very much focused
on the children
thanks for sharing it with us
have a nice time
kato (11630) 2014-05-19 11:12
You're capturing well this scene by a good composition and very excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the event spectacle in the National Day of Norway. It's good that they wear the traditional clothes and have a National flag. Especially, it's tasteful for embroidery in girl's clothes. And, the shadow projected to the ground draw out a good effect.
photoray (11745) 2014-05-19 16:23
Fine view of classical clothed young ladies celebrating National Day, and best wishes for many more
Humanity deserves the best government possible.
Thanks for sharing,
Glint (6165) 2014-05-19 22:41
you have captured these girls happiness and sense of anticipation for the day's events very well. You have also been able to show off their attractive costumes. Pity that the bg is a little crowded but the father's pride and happiness ti accompany his daughters shines through. Interesting notes but unfortunately I have not spotted your grandson as I was unable to fast forward 44+ mins to him on the link you supplied. Perhaps another time when I have more time I will find him.
abmdsudi (42540) 2014-05-19 22:42
Appreciate your well written foreword. A photographer's paradise......and you took full advantage of a vibrant scene it must be a fantastic day was had by all celebrating the Grand Day. This is a stand out picture enriched by the adorable girls'
beautiful costumes, accessories and the eye popping colours with good props around. It is dynamic with good feel of movement, they are well placed in the frame and a real pleasing exposure that you have managed so well here, but i feel the bit of subtle warm catch light gives the extra oomph to this shot. I think you have found very engaging 'models' for sure, yes - that gets the message across!! My congrats
dip (23592) 2014-05-20 0:13
very nice capture of the scene in festive atmosphere,
a beautiful shot with great sharpness,
very nice the WS photos as well,
thanks for sharing,
Nicou (120328) 2014-05-20 5:20
quelle vue de ce deux jeunes avec leur beaux costumes sueprb eiamge et captage quelle compo et cet homme ā l'arričre quelle vue sueprbe image.
Bravoe t amitié
holmertz (40049) 2014-05-20 8:18
Anade nästan att söttende mai-resan skulle alstra bilder. Folkligt, festligt och färggrant. Väldigt fina kläder, bra stämning och bra bilder.
rychem (22157) 2014-05-20 8:38
Very nice portrait of a group of people, beatiful clothes and smiling faces, simply an optimistic photo and a very interesting note
worldcitizen (6801) 2014-05-20 9:44
It's great to carry on these kinds of traditions. These girls are lovely in their costumes. I like all of the details, such as the embroidered flowers, and even their shoes. I like seeing this kind of dress, and the girls seem to be enjoying themselves.
adramad (37285) 2014-05-20 10:38
A magnificent composition, with splendid portraits of these girls with their traditional dress, on a day of celebration. An image with a nice chromaticism.
Good management of light and good sharpness.
Splendid image. My compliments.
Have a nice day.
ktanska (24618) 2014-05-20 11:35
Everything is ready for the celebration! I can imagine how major event the National Day is for Norwegians, havings seen how proud they are of their country in sport events and such.
Lovely bright national colours, good light and well fitting vertical framing.
Silvio1953 (120522) 2014-05-20 12:18
Ciao Gunnar, nice scene with lovely people, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
elenimavrandoni (14249) 2014-05-20 18:16
Gunnar, very nice to see the traditional costumes and especially the children wearing them!!
This way the tradition continues on the next generations!! and what a beautiful sunny day to accompany this National Holiday!!
eldancer1 (27141) 2014-05-21 7:22
Beautiful dresses and beautiful young women with a proud daddy in the background. One's heritage is something to be proud of, it's who you are. Good lighting and sharp details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
ikeharel (55972) 2014-05-21 8:07
Good evening Gunnar,
All 4 photos on the subject and the video attached, convey the true spirit and real mission of TE, telling about our world. I enjoy very much looking at the traditional/ceramonial outfits of this family, their faces show pride and joy, the many people out on a bright day, and the parade bands, beautiful city sights and the charming ladies...
Not an every day's picture post on TE. An impressive photojob, ineresting things I learn every day.
Thanks for the work applied and "invested", appreciated.
Royaldevon (28633) 2014-05-22 5:38
I am impressed by the quality of this photograph. The clarity is excellent and I love how you have managed to capture the group in such a good, tight arrangement.
Those young ladies look so smart in their traditional costumes!
My warm regards,
Cricri (105215) 2014-05-22 9:54
Une belle image et portrait de cette petite famille en tenue spécialement pour cette journée nationale, de belles couleurs et un temps qui est bien au rendez vous, belles présentation en WS
Graal (96756) 2014-05-22 10:26
good report with three images. Here I like the portraits and costumes. Interesting informations. Photos are very well done.
Have a nice evening.
Hansaphotos (6627) 2014-05-23 13:27
Et flott bilde fra denne historiske nasjonaldagen da vår grunnlov feiret 200 års jubileum. I Bergen hadde vi denne dagen faktisk ganske fint vær. Også her var det stor feiring og også her var det mange bunader og se. Jeg skal ikke skryte på meg at jeg er veldig bevandret i floraen av bunader, så jeg klarer ikke å identifisere i hvilket distrikt disse har sin opprinnelse. De norske flaggene kompletterer bildet på en fin måte. Kjempefint bilde og interessante lenker og WS. Tusen takk!
jhm (138192) 2014-05-24 1:29
Congratulations with the a lot extra pictures, I find your last of the extra pictures the most beautiful.
This is really wonderful through the traditional clothing.
Great composition, lovely presentation with pleasant colours.
But I like your wonderful photograph work, you shows a very nice event.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
Buin (42280) 2014-05-24 9:18
An exemplary combination of picture and note! These children somehow seem to sense the speciality of this day. The technical quality of the photo is excellent.
Greetings from sunny and warm Siegen!
Bon voyage to your holidays in Thuringia!
Have a safe journey!
gildasjan (41544) 2014-05-25 10:58
Belle image contrastée pour cette cérémonie de votre jour national en Sučde.
serp2000 (39526) 2014-05-26 6:18
Thanks for so interesting report from Norway. Pablo left us and I have not often see the photos from this north country. Very informative note and good photos from the Event.
Best wishes from Ural,
mkamionka (30212) 2014-05-27 2:10
great capture, I always like when a flag is included in a photo, it is like a signature of the location. Here also the traditional clothes add another characteristic touch. Very interesting note too, thanks for sharing,
jurek1951 (42040) 2014-05-27 23:10
a fascinating photo with very nice composition and beautiful details, superb colours and the timing is excellent,
PaulVDV (21955) 2014-05-29 11:34
Very beautiful series of the festivities on the National Day of Norway with a focus on the beautiful costumes.
In addition to black the most used colours in the costumes are the same as those in the national flag.
The pictures are taken with excellent sharpness.
Best regards, Paul
Tigerlily (3075) 2014-06-08 1:39
A love shot. Simply beautiful. Wonderful light, colour and detail. I like the atmosphere...
macjake (55504) 2014-06-18 4:21
a fine cultural photo for TE, thats what its all about!
love the colors, love the dress and attire.
I enjoy the red one more :)
have yourself a wonderful day
wolf38 (31270) 2014-06-24 8:03
Hello Gunnar. People in historical costumes are always an eye catcher. I like the great technical quality of the photos. The colors are fantastic. Yes, photographers always find such beautiful pictures.
claudeD (32045) 2014-06-24 12:14
very fine picture showing this people during Natioinal Day in Norway. Very good colors and sharpness. Very well done.I like the shot very much.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
danos (85757) 2014-06-28 8:31
nice the snapshot from the National Day of Norway with the two young girls to wear their traditional costumes participating in it.Her father behind her completes the whole scene.
jcpix (13550) 2014-06-28 20:22
With our national holiday coming up this next week, this was a natural choice. :) Your informative notes help us clearly understand the scene taking place, and one which puts focus on the children. Nice to see the traditional attire, and the proud manner of displaying the countries flag...a well known one, especially during the Winter Olympics. You've done well to capture the festive atmosphere, and also provided great detail and clarity. Enjoy the new day. All the best.
omid266 (4188) 2014-06-28 21:27
Dear my friend,
very nice image from National Day of Norway with good text, fine contrast,
very well taken and Thanks!
fabianoleite (9373) 2014-06-30 18:56
Very good depiction of these people, with good details shown, both the costumes and the facial traits, all in good framing. Nice work, congratulations!
asajernigan (21132) 2014-07-07 16:50
This is a nicely composed of these people in their traditional national clothing. The vertical format allows us to see the closeup details of the girl's dresses. The lighting is great and the color is outstanding.
mcmtanyel (12427) 2014-07-07 18:43
This is a very nice close up from a festive day. And yes, I did watch your grandson play the flute for His Majesty. You must be a proud grandpa!
I was just viewing your photo of your former workplace on PF!
- Copyright: Gunnar Holmertz (saxo042) (37268)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-05-17
- Categories: Daily Life, Festivals, Event
- Camera: Canon PowerShot G1 X
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): My best pictures on TE [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-05-19 1:08