I was under way to do some service to my car this cold October morning (0 C) when i passed the river Glomma who runs only 1 km from where I live. I just had to stop for this little idyllic scene by the river.
Glomma is the longest and largest river in Norway, 598 kilometers long. It collects water from fully 13% of Norway's area.
Postwork include some adjustments of light and saturation. Hope you like it
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danielswalsh (13591) 2005-10-28 10:16
Nice shot Jack;
I love the contrast of the golden leafed tree against the foggy background. Like something from a mythilogical fairy tale- it has an intriguing feel to it.
My only suggestion would be to make the horizon level, as it seems to be a bit tilted.
Bien (4739) 2005-10-28 10:21
Hi Jack, I think it would have been wise to keep this place a secret, as now everybody will be after the gold in the tree! :-). Wow, an absolute magnificent capture of colour and light. That tree looks so precious and of such rare beauty. The contrast with the fog above the river is very mysterious. The framing is excellent but it's mainly the mood you convey that leaves me breathless! Absolutely gorgeous! Sabine
hugolef (4909) 2005-10-28 10:26
cold october morning ... in France this is a spring weather ... 20° !!!
nice landscape, with beautiful autumnal colors ... good contrast, and nice foggy atmosphere.
Clairedelune (4911) 2005-10-28 10:27
Wow! This is wonderful! This is gold in a foggy automnal landscape. I'm speechless and breathless, what is not great to write a critic, you will agree with me! Seriouly, very good point of view, colors are well done. It's a painting. Well, since I don't have words, I will convey the meaning by putting it in my rare favorite pictures.
mlopes (494) 2005-10-28 10:28
Hi Jack, yesterday i wrote Eric Le Park about photos in the myst... and wow, today there's another great one (no comparissons here...), i love this kind of compositions Jack, the myst makes the photo for me, but the golden colours of the tree are amazing. I like it much!
tityop (6225) 2005-10-28 10:30
Quelle lumière !! l'arbre semble être recouvert de fines feuilles d'or !!!
Le lac, La brume quelle ambiance automanle !!!
Tout simplement Magnifique !!
jlynx (12569) 2005-10-28 10:34
Great lighting, nice colours, your foto is well-composed. This is a very nice shot, I like it.
cessy (13647) 2005-10-28 10:48
awesome view, great capture, Jack
the moody landscape contrast with the magic lighting and beautiful golden colors
grzegorz (955) 2005-10-28 10:58
Wow!! very nice colors and composition!! I like that mist in background. Good shot!!
Cormac (26545) 2005-10-28 10:58
Great composition! The lone, colourful tree on the left stands out against the darker forest and river. The light is just right, with the light on the yellow tree and the river sill moody and misty. Well done!
xavshot (69835) 2005-10-28 11:22
superbe vue !
très bonne lumière et très bon cadrage
Kenny10pin (19301) 2005-10-28 11:56
great misty shot, I like the yellow tree in the front, very clear compared to the rest, very ncie contrast, well done
recepyuksel (17808) 2005-10-28 12:06
local light, colours of autumn, mist....
all are perfect
besnard (48813) 2005-10-28 12:21
Quelles splendides couleurs - tous ces temps de jaune et la légère brume sur l'eau.
Celà me plait - bravo et amicalement
dolin (15647) 2005-10-28 12:22
Another beautiful shot for this nice week of good light and colors.
Your pov and framing are very good and I like this light on the foreground and this strange atmosphere on the back.
Very good capture.
carper (96) 2005-10-28 12:23
very nice shot Jack,
the atmosphere is great, the colours are splendit and the fog is a very nice detail,
crhieatt (5355) 2005-10-28 12:28
Indeed, a lovely scene - the car can wait!
The light is well adjusted and makes for a very nice piece of work.
jwmunro (286) 2005-10-28 12:30
Oh Wow! What a beautiful fall image. The light alone on the tree surrounded by a misty morning. A very peaceful and relaxing image. You have handled the exposure and contrast very well.
Thanks for sharing
naxius (16685) 2005-10-28 12:30
Wow! This is really nice!
I like the autumnal colors and the fog on the water..
jhm (122490) 2005-10-28 12:43
I like always misty and fog for a picture, atmosphere give a nice composition, the splendid tree on foreground is a real eye catcher, autumn the most beautiful period of the year for photographers.
have a nice weekend,
dkeus31 (27733) 2005-10-28 13:03
Nice light and colors on the foreground little tree.
Nice moody foggy sea.
kebek (5438) 2005-10-28 13:06
Serwus Jack !
Spectacular lightning of the golden tree and superb contrast with misty river make a wonderful scenery. Excellent control of exposition and superb eye for such places :)
bibiweb (8) 2005-10-28 13:38
This looks like scenery for a fairy tale that could be called "The Golden Tree"! There's a magical look to this picture, something myterious about the atmosphere. Just stunning!
Have a nice evening.
partha (13775) 2005-10-28 13:44
I can only say it a
ahmetgedikli (25064) 2005-10-28 13:58
Beautiful composition, excellent autumn picture, nice colors and mystic atmosphere.
Very well done,
Xalkida (11740) 2005-10-28 14:16
Fantastic scene. The mood with this fog is fantastic. The colors are rich and vivid and the depth excellent. Good POV also. Very nice work.
anesugur (18757) 2005-10-28 15:54
Wonderful autumn scene, beautiful colors and composition.
Very well done. Uğur
toni_al (15873) 2005-10-28 16:37
Magnifique Photo, le paysage est fantastique et la lumière parfaite, une atmosphère mystérieuse, where are the Trolls ???
Regards @+ Toni
Fixfocus (9385) 2005-10-28 17:10
The mood in this picture is great and so is the lightspot on the little tree in autumnal colors.I also like the contrast between the bright foreground and the foggy background.
Have a nice weekend,
danyy (0) 2005-10-28 17:23
une superbe vue de l'automne avec déjà cette impression de froid et d'humidité.
Cet arbre aux couleurs lumineuses est superbe, on dirait que le soleil s'est arrêté à lui et lui seul.
perryhooter (2424) 2005-10-28 19:34
Nice mood captured here Jack,
Lovely composition with an interesting frame too.
ChrisJ (86932) 2005-10-29 3:46
Wonderful color, sharpness & lighting. I like the yellow vs blue. Good work!
nwoehnl (122) 2005-10-29 4:45
Great autumn photo, Jack, so much better than mine. I like the special disposition of light, and the framing is well made with the "golden" tree in front and with the hazy layer hovering above the water. Excellent rendition of the seasonal mood.
PixelTerror (0) 2005-10-29 4:55
Excellent mix of autumn misty conditions and well lit colors in the foreground, the contrast works best to produce a splendid photo !
Have a nice week end,
Gdouble (5245) 2005-10-29 5:33
The light on the tree gives a "3d effect". I like the contrast of sun in foreground and mist in background
spence (65) 2005-10-29 6:05
A magical view of Autumn Jack - the light is so special, and the mist creates a wonderful air of mystery. I love the darkness of the trees and the wedge of land on the right. An excellent moody shot.
jmdaoudal (82) 2005-10-29 6:13
The bright and warmly coloured side of the composition is weel in the picture. A realy nice one for mood and beauty.
I like it
huynt (5079) 2005-10-29 6:16
Very wonderful shot. Great lesson in a poetric scene. Well done. Thanks
smartins (1967) 2005-10-29 17:51
What's left to say!? I believe everything has been said, what makes the things easier to me ;)
But I just have to say that I love this photo, it's perfect!
Take care my friend,
weswang (18223) 2005-10-29 19:14
Hi Jack, It sounds a very cold day in October. No wonder the tree leaves turn to so bright golden colors. Nice capture of the mist over the river and the different clarity through the mist. Nice composition and a well taken picture.
Amirsun (2122) 2005-10-30 7:34
Oh!.. What a great atmosphere jack! And with this great shot you make me jealous to be in this place. Very good composed with great details. Tanks for posting.
AmiBe (6042) 2005-10-30 9:43
lovely autumnal composition, the light on the tree is just great !
I like the misty atmosphere...
PJE (20756) 2005-10-30 10:13
Jack I decided to venture out a little and dame up on this fine presentation. This is a magical scene welll deserving of all the comments it receives. I know its because of the contrast between the background and the single litup tree taht makes this a wonderful scene. The lighting is glorously done! A fantastic photo. It has to go in my favorites.
elihesamian (26127) 2005-10-30 10:34
This is not on the earth maybe!!!
Where did you be Jack?!!!
What a moment!
What a nature and dreamy scene!
A pure silence,lovely morning foggy atumnal scene you show us in a great way,as beautiful as it gets!
this is ready for make a painting,Wonderful result,very peaceful and calm,nicely composewd and great one,Jack,...Yes,goes to my list,why not?!:)
fayeulle (27823) 2005-10-30 11:09
Excellent shot ! The lightness of the gold tree and the mist over the lake is fantastic. Well framed.
Gregtom (7161) 2005-10-31 6:05
Beautiful colors of autumn, little mysterious foggy atmosphere - it makes this photo very beautiful and attractive. I like this yellow-painted tree on the first plane - it makes a splendid contrast to the rest of the scene. Good job, Jack!
daniel51 (231) 2005-10-31 13:43
i will add another wow: WOW!
Very good capture of the norwegian atmosphere.
clarkzor (379) 2005-10-31 15:53
This is a wonderful shot, no doubt about it. Nice composition and nice framing. I know most of the people who have gicen a comment on this picture probably will disagree with me when I say that I think the golden tree is a bit TOO golden in my opinion. I think it's too much, but that's just one man's opinion. Maybe the color on the tree actually was like that when you took it but I still think it's too much. But as I said, a really nice picture. Well captured.
Elric (560) 2005-10-31 17:23
Very beautiful end full of emotions scene. Perfect framing with amazing contrast between the lighted tree and the misty river. Soft lines which keep the eye in an endless journey around your photo. Excellent!
Tue (25798) 2005-10-31 18:47
Wonderful Norwegian landscape. The fog looks very nice and the golden tree is wonderful. Well composed too, very good work!
bantonbuju (51733) 2005-11-01 0:57
hi jack, what a delight to see this image - one of the best autumn pictures on te (if not the best), this misty work with a slightly enlightened fragment where the yello tree happened to grow - this is a masterpiece, what a splendid shot!
har det bra, jerzy
greg64g (11193) 2005-11-01 3:55
This is a so marvellous image, who received many compliments, and that's a so magical light on the tree on this dark panorama. A great moment and that's superb work
jrzufferey (7301) 2005-11-01 11:44
Magnifique ton image d'automne, je la trouve magnifique. Amitié/jr
dantor (122) 2005-11-04 16:46
Superb landscape, Jack. Excellent composition with the verticals anchored in the obliques, which are restrained by the horizontals. The contrast between the golden area on the left corner and the dark area on the right where already some gold is creeping suggests the struggle which takes place in nature at this time of the year. The fog brings life to the scene. The mist adds the perfect mood to this autumn magic.
My list of favourites is getting longer.
cobraphil8 (82) 2005-11-07 5:41
Excellent landscape shot, the light in the trees is very nice.
ayobami (1353) 2005-11-08 12:28
Wonderful peaceful image with good colours and atmosphere! I love how the golden tree stands out against the water and foggy scene. Norway seems like such a beautiful place, I can't wait for the day to visit it! Have you seen Adam Burton's (TE member) recent photos of Norway?
vincent24 (9052) 2005-11-09 13:52
Lovely morning atmosphere with the fog and the golden tree,well done,
jafadabret (56497) 2005-11-10 5:56
Jack, belle photo avec l'arbre couleur d'automne bien éclairé devant un paysage déjà embrumé qui annonce l'hiver.
vbourrut (32462) 2005-11-14 6:03
Great atmoshpere here, excellent lighting, and a very pleasant composition. I like the fog effect in the background
Hanssie (9921) 2005-11-20 5:47
I really can imagine, what a beauty, the light falling on the wonderful tree, great Jack, nice shot !
donluicu (24692) 2006-05-27 13:54
this is an excellent picture..i love the oppostion of colors (orange, blue, grey..)
excellent work (may be a little lack of sharpness)
Donald (136) 2006-05-29 20:09
Hi Jack, thank you for you good coment on my photo.
I feel it will be a good few years before I can live up to the skill level of your pictures.
but this one is perfect , and I look forwards to learning from fellow TE like you.
rajhema (1901) 2006-07-10 10:20
Heavenly atmosphere Jack. You are lucky to be there.
Yffic (6106) 2006-07-18 6:49
What an idyllic scene: I totally agree with you.
Colors are so sweets. The foggy atmosphere is marvellous.
sabyasachi1212 (19739) 2006-07-19 3:47
It was a pleasure visiting your gallery, going through some of the finest images on TE. Perhaps none better than this. That yellow tree seems to be glowing. Excellent BG.
With Greetings from India
ruisc_pt (10121) 2006-07-25 9:26
I love the golden leaves, the fog, the mirror lake..
tks for sharing
Muse (34935) 2006-08-06 7:40
J'aime ce contraste entre l'avant de la photo aux tons chauds et la partie sous le brouillard.
Un côté un peu magique à ce lieu.
Merci pour le partage
Albrecht (11279) 2006-08-18 13:37
A wonderful scene;beautiful compo and use of the sunlight and mist. Beautiful!
MLINES (12516) 2006-09-06 10:00
Hi Jack, Wonderful scenery well captured in this composition. Ideal colours and i like the mist on the water also. Murray.
uranium (28) 2006-09-14 23:40
Very nice shot,
Especially yellow color of tree if front of gray of foggy weather is great,
went to my favorites,
vilius (642) 2006-09-16 16:40
Definitely piece of art - looks like a painting. Your collection on TE is a gold mine to me, but this one really stands out. Golden glow of a tree, sense of depth due to mist and nice framing composition. After all journeys, jewels may be discovered 1 km from home, it appears. But not everyone will notice :-) Thanks for sharing - Vilius
aralda (1240) 2006-10-17 10:26
Superb light and mist! Really creates a mood. I love the contrast between the nicely-lit stretch of land on the left and the dark one on the right.
sebcz (2345) 2006-10-18 3:29
I like this tree. Warm colours against dreary background. Some mist over the water, truly autumn mood.
IgorDeleze (585) 2006-10-19 13:14
The colors are amazing.
Great felling of mistery... Beautiful.
Aviller (3866) 2006-10-25 13:36
Incredible shot of an almost dreamlike world. The branch on the lower right is a bit distracting, maybe you could have tried to clone it out. Other than that one of the best shots I've seen on TE.
Atousa (7097) 2006-10-29 10:24
Very beautiful scene,
I envy that lone tree !..
Thanks for sharing such a dreamy scene.
peco85 (921) 2006-11-09 9:09
Nice to see this beautiful part of our country! Good colors and mystical atmosphere! Love the scenery.
Good composition as allways.
capthaddock (28790) 2006-11-12 8:57
Hi Jack - a perfect example of being at the right place at the right time, excellent timing, sunlight illuminating the tree is very important factor in the appeal here.
anjan (1086) 2006-12-12 3:52
That tree in yellow seems to have caught fire, now that we have so many bushfires down in Australia, hope the same trend doesnt catch up. Nops, this is a top notch shot.
Standa (1877) 2007-02-09 6:03
next photo from your collection I really like too much. Uniquely captured atmosphere (saturation I think just accentuated soft colours in foreground).
Regards from the Czech Republic.
pablominto (53744) 2007-03-15 13:36
It is surprising to find I have not commented on this one, it is an image I have seen many times and I was pretty sure I've been here before...
The atmosphere is so well captured, and the light makes the little yellow birch really play the lead role!
A wonderful composition with some fine details, but as I say... Above all a wonderful capture of a mood!
grattounet (0) 2007-05-03 9:43
L'endroit et magnifique et le climat très bien représenté ... Les couleurs sont bien pétantes ...
ObySamKenoby (4) 2007-05-05 16:14
Another excellent shot from you. Most impressive. Beautyful colors and composition, great lighting.
robercris (108) 2007-05-10 7:15
I like much the difference of colors that has the photography clear and dark and the fog in the bottom(fund) a great photo but good I like almost all that you have a great photographer if gentleman
bpy (148) 2007-05-27 15:37
Estupenda luz sobre el arbol en primer plano, una ambientación perfecta.
enedimd (1532) 2007-05-27 15:50
SUPERB and WONDERFUL frame and panorama.
Especially golden tree is so beautiful. Foggy deepness and colors are wonderful.
Have a nice day.
Polonaise (5796) 2007-06-05 14:40
I'm not quite sure if anybody noticed that before me, but this is one hell of a pretty photo, Jack.
It's one of those rare ones, that I won't pass, mumbling under my nose: Oh, no...
Not another pretty nature photo...
It has its charm... It has its class.
All the best, Jack
fserajian (2293) 2007-06-08 18:06
What a woderful shot, well focused tree against the misty background is so effective. Well done
sowhat (1004) 2007-07-17 13:09
This is pure poetry in colors. The golden tree like an aetheric sculpture, the water mirror and than that misty background and the touch of detail here and there, this is not a picture this is more than that.
Nature is wonderful in such and every moment but is wonderful to have seen it and to show it.
giorgimer (34512) 2007-07-23 16:11
the myst gives a magic effect to the scene while the colored tree in the FG creates a perfect composition
Steft (5975) 2007-08-02 5:16
Very good photo! (I see it's one of your photos that got the most number of points, I understand why)
Beautiful mystic and romantic autumn nature view. I like the contrast between the sharper and lighter left and the vaguer and darker background. But what I most like is the atmosphere!
dilane (853) 2007-08-17 3:13
Quelle splendeur ! absolument magnifique - C'est un arbre d'Or ! J'adore !
batalay (32868) 2007-10-10 4:30
I had long admired this gem "hanging" in your gallery; accordingly, I was surprised to find that i had not critiqued it in the past. It is almost the second anniversary of both shooting and posting the image, and I join the chorus of admirers. The golden colors of autumn stand in stark contrast to the misty waters of Glomma River in the background. It displays an idyllic setting, composed and exposed flawlessly.
timaya (121) 2007-10-29 15:14
Wonderful photo! Thanks for sharing.
Davids (56) 2008-05-12 2:40
To stumble upon such a beautiful photo is a delight. It's picture perfect; . . . the colors . . . post-processing . . . but what really makes it stand out is the composition and the moment. The calmness . . . and the mist combined . . . breathtaking!
manojtnair (435) 2008-05-14 17:59
wonderful composition. looks like a painting. very good lighting and colours, particularly the golden leaves on the tree. tfs.
MikiM (1924) 2008-06-23 15:05
Good fore you if you can find this wonderful nature so close. The mist and the golden tree like a painting! You managed wekk bith the colors and the composition.
Very very nice!
PS: See you in Hungary!
CLODO (24734) 2008-10-07 11:54
As we are in October, I have checked the picture showing the automn, and I like this one with yellow leaves on the tree and the mist on the border of the lake. It is really a summary of automn
jmdias (45830) 2008-10-27 16:25
this spot of ligh in the small golden tree and the mist around make this image so magic and full of beauty, very nice the light, pov, framing, colors, etc. well done
maltese (22617) 2009-02-20 7:07
Pas seulement pour lui faire passer la barre des 200 points mais parce que ce mélange de couleurs lumineuses et d'autres qui se perdent dans la brume est vraiment superbe!!
une très belle photo que j'aime beaucoup
leo61 (0) 2011-05-23 10:22
I know you quit TE,but I have to tell you that I love this photo.
There is a wonderful atmosphere with the sunlight at these autumnal birches and the early morning fog at the lake.A very well composed and managed photo!!!!!
grigand (18583) 2011-06-07 13:29
nice shot, magic atmosphere ...
sa30z (128) 2011-11-04 0:37
This is perfect picture, nice landscape, with beautiful autumnal colors, light, contrast, and the background foggy atmosphere.
With best regards,
aliabazari (10105) 2012-10-28 14:23
Beautiful capture. My very good friend.
- Copyright: Jack R Johanson (jrj) (34841)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-10-17
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D70, Nikkor AFS DX 18-70 ED
- Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Favorites selected by 3 or more members, Beautiful mornings, RV Fav II [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-10-28 10:12
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