This image contains several elements of autumn, but maybe one of them requires a further explanation…
I have seen a lot of images featuring hay bales in TE lately, but the Norwegian ones are a bit special since they are wrapped in white plastic! This is done so they can be stored outdoor in the snow during winter, the farmers will pick them up when they are needed for feeding the animals…
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isabela_sor (47748) 2006-10-05 3:13
Amazing shot of this nice scenery of Norway. I especially love the outstanding colors, the distant view and the sky. Great composition with many details, lots of depth and a great POV!
A nice day
jone (3231) 2006-10-05 3:20
Hi Pablo dear friend ;)))
wonderful peaceful composition...nice colors too... TFS
All the best,
Graal (103034) 2006-10-05 3:23
great landscape and fine composition. I like the colours and sharpness, too. Beautiful autumnal view. Good job.
Elaine_Blath (8509) 2006-10-05 3:24
hey this is great! Very simple, very beautiful, and really full of autumn mood...well done!
Take care, Ivana
ktanska (28168) 2006-10-05 3:40
White plastic makes them stand out on that size. And three dots give an idea that the story is to be continued. Good composition, nice light. Would be even better with some clouds.
delkoo (68) 2006-10-05 3:46
in France we start to do the same technic to store the bales out, this less attractive than natural bales and sometime farmers leaves the plastic in the meadows.
anyways it is good photo.
mrcrow (3993) 2006-10-05 4:10
HA! i thought they were sheep...:)
another good and warm harvest season shot..the side lighting here is as usual a great help for modelling and giving depth and charm to the shot..the sky although without any real specific items is in itself a well graduated backdrop to the scene and promotes a feeling of well being and security..in a quietly understated way
the tree..we all like trees..lifts the ground to the sky and supports both..
cool shot old chap..got your snow shoes cleaned up for the next seasons shots..?
imrek (4) 2006-10-05 4:30
very nice one, the composition is nicely balanced with rolls, good colours and image quality...great mood!!!
pierrefonds (68171) 2006-10-05 6:09
A good POV of the field, the hay bales and of the mountains, the photo is sharp and clear. It has a good DOF and nice colors. Thanks for sharing.
dkeus31 (27735) 2006-10-05 6:22
Nice composition with the simple elements well placed.
Nice autumn mood
cunejo200 (7281) 2006-10-05 8:34
I was wondering about the white hay bales. Well the blue sky is again prominently featured here. Lovely composition with top-notch tech details. Regards. Danilo
edal (6804) 2006-10-05 10:09
Nice of you to show these cow-cakes shining on the late afternoon sun. The compoisition is very good - it looks like a sentence ending with dots...
Budapestman (82620) 2006-10-05 11:27
This is a peaceful and restful natural impression! Fascinating atmosphere and great harmony! Splendid impression, indeed! Its a expressive composition and very good observation. Effective and very fine details. Superb shot!
Thank you, nice days
sam224 (6215) 2006-10-05 13:57
A simple but successful composition here. The tree on the right balances the hay bales on the right. Good depth thanks to the different layers of mountains in the distance.
Thanks for sharing.
JCG (35129) 2006-10-05 15:26
A very beautiful landscape of autumn, I like very much the soft colors of this image. A superb sky. Framing is perfect with this splendid tree on the left.
A great POV, cheer.
jean-marie (3088) 2006-10-05 15:49
Cadrage efficace avec cet arbre à gauche. La paille est emballée et n'a plus qu'a être ramassées par l'agricuteur. Joli lumière du soir.
Buin (42468) 2006-10-05 15:51
You show us a wonderful composed picture, which reflects autumn's atmosphere very very well. Great, really great! I like the red berries at the tree - I think, a sorb.
Greetings from autumnal Germany!
evanrizo (456) 2006-10-05 16:13
Hi Pablo, you see very good. -:)
The composition is so great, the lightness is wonderful and an excellent depth too.
Thanks Pablo for share it.
pady (4800) 2006-10-05 16:46
Nice composition. We have also in Switzerland bales wrapped in white plastic, it's not only in Norway.
In your photo these white elements balance very well with the tree on the left.
kermit350 (9016) 2006-10-05 17:45
Hello Pablo, the beautiful autumnal colors points the end of the nose, I like really these tonalities extremely marked in these frank colors, I noticed that you always have the blow of?il for us dégotté this kind of place, as for this very simple sight that you knew to fill of charm, sincerely
Gerrit (52097) 2006-10-05 18:26
Beautiful light an dI love the lonely tree full of berries.
Scharan (14144) 2006-10-05 22:24
Uma imagem simples e tão bonita...composição agradável, cores lindas. Ótima foto, parabéns.
rafelito (3648) 2006-10-05 23:47
I like to much this landscape, the light, and this white points. Many regards, Rafael
AiresSantos (56155) 2006-10-06 1:03
Very nice colours in this great composition, Dear Pablo !
I like the rolls in this context and the excellent sharpness.
Greetings my friend,
MikiM (1924) 2006-10-06 2:28
Interesting picture with the white hay bales. You composed nicely these special elements - the agricultural snowballs:)
Thank you for sharing!
Paolo (41222) 2006-10-06 4:17
Hi Pablo, beautiful autumnal view.
harvest time, with a peacefull and relaxing image on the field and the mounts.
sebcz (2345) 2006-10-06 4:43
It would seem a usual photo if not the the white, reflective round bales. The look like some technical devices.
Henryk_Bilor (20799) 2006-10-06 5:06
Indeed, very interesting and I`ve seen it for the first time. Beautiful image with nice colours and composition.
Have a nice day.
sergio1 (12152) 2006-10-06 5:17
Other magnific compo and nuture shot. Lovely picture to colours and compo.
Good job my friend
Have a nice weekend
pat0500 (21561) 2006-10-06 5:36
Simple, but very nice picture.Good point of view and pretty coulours.
Very good composition, good shot.
Well done and good week end.
ChrisJ (116108) 2006-10-06 5:39
I like the synnetry of the 3 white plastic haybales at right. The minimalist compo works well here. Tfs!
kittyhawk (1800) 2006-10-06 6:16
Very nice photo. You really captured the fall landscape of rural Norway. Very nice composition and feeling to the image. TFS.
sufi (9588) 2006-10-06 6:42
Hi Pablo, my friend...
Another wonderful point of view and beautiful composition... The autumn colors, the natural light and the details are perfect... Also perfect perspective...
captainsgirl (3448) 2006-10-06 8:23
Great View Pablo, like how the sun is casting shadows as it lowers in the horizon..we have hay bales covered in white plastic too ..from what my farmer friend told me its so the hay actually ferments in the plastic as cows like it sorta rotten...? wierd as it might sound.
danyy (0) 2006-10-06 8:54
J'aime beaucoup les photos avec des arbres solitaires. Celle-ci rend bien l'ambiance de début ou de fin de journée par ces lumières bien capturées.
Pour une fois, les ballots ne sont pas de couleur paille.
Bien à toi,
vinicio (23423) 2006-10-06 9:39
The clean sky without any clouds is a little flat but the remaining of image is really good, compliments, I'm interested also to the note about the hay bales, notice useful to know, well done.
Have a great week-end
sabyasachi1212 (19779) 2006-10-06 15:09
I was wondering about the colour too and then I read your note. That explains everything. Your landscapes are unparalleled. Beautiful soft light.
With Greetings from India
josepmarin (58359) 2006-10-06 15:33
fantastic composition of a landscape with the autumn atmosphere, that it is possible to be seen in its tones and colors.
Excellent frame with the solitary tree, the field with rolls, and the hills in background, but leaving a great space to the magnificent sky.
The light and the colors are very good.
plimrn (21344) 2006-10-06 15:50
The light you have captured is wonderful, it really gives an autumn feeling to the shot. I like the framing with the tree balanced by the three white bales. They store hay that way in Nova Scotia.
TeresaT (10806) 2006-10-06 17:18
nice capture of this lonely trre with this nostalgic automnal tones.
Nice use of the warm light in a very pleasant composition.
zokakelt (1157) 2006-10-06 19:27
Great composition and great balance with white bales.
chrisnet (23046) 2006-10-07 3:43
Another great shot from you!I like this composition with the tree at the left and the autumn atmosphere.The POV is wonderful,the colors and light at the top.
This autumn mood is superb.
NellyD (1874) 2006-10-07 9:47
A lovely autumnmood you captured here with great depth.
Beautiful light and colours, it looks very peaceful to me.
Thanks for the nice note too, indeed a special way to wrap those hay bales, I never saw it before.
Thanks for sharing.
jhm (155358) 2006-10-07 11:51
We are come in one lovely period for beautiful colour of autumn, the hay bales with white protection give a nice view and excellent contrast against the background.
Have a nice sunday,
Cretense (68703) 2006-10-07 12:11
Although many might disagree, I believe that autumn is one of the best seasons, especially for photographers, with its nice light and colours. Your photo proves me right. TFS and congratulations!
prumod (8300) 2006-10-07 13:06
welcome back with new post! very nice norvegian scene... i like the presence of reddish sunlight there... original color of hay! thank you for the informative note!
anavazao (5592) 2006-10-07 14:33
Great and beutiful strong colours! The POV, composition, light are great! Nice perspective!
Take Care Ana:)
bakes888 (18499) 2006-10-07 15:34
Hi Pablo. Our bails are wrapped in green plastic. (maybe it’s something to do with our clean green image ;-) ). Nice composition and colour. Thanks for sharing.
yas_ank (6) 2006-10-07 21:09
Very nice composition my friend, beautiful scene.
Thanks for sharing, best regards.
Have an excellent sunday.
pranab (5354) 2006-10-08 0:00
your note explained my queston.
what are the red dots on the tree?fruits or flowers?
just being curious.
i like the way you have composed this shot, with the tree and hay bales. very simplistic approach but use of sunlight here is excellent.
aloyho (6798) 2006-10-08 2:38
The simplicity of the scene did suggest that activity in the open farm is going to slow down for the winter. There is good use of the mountains for depth and the numbers 1 and 3 make it an interesting composition. Well done!! Have a nice weekend.
isabib (1953) 2006-10-08 6:16
Nice composition here, and the white plastics made is stand out against the dark colors. TFS!
anesugur (18789) 2006-10-08 8:45
An amazing photo.
I like the composition with the fantastic atmosphere.
Very good job.
Best regards. Uğur
Giorgio (11279) 2006-10-08 9:44
- Simple but impressive picture, I like this peaceful atmosphere in sweet colors, well done!
turkamerikali (3291) 2006-10-08 11:38
This is very cool and very educational shot my friend.
We see hayrolls here in Midwest all the time but never seen one with plastic cover:)
Great pov,dof,note,focus,sharpness,colors and frame.TFS
leo61 (0) 2006-10-08 13:53
Aerry well composed photo with the nice colors of the autumn beginning.The hay rolls wrapped in white plastic are placed perfect oposite of the lonely tree, and the big quantity of sky is good for the composition.
ahmetgedikli (25605) 2006-10-08 19:19
This is truly a great picture, with a soft colors and good light.
archayati (0) 2006-10-09 6:24
Nice landscape shot.Very good compo.Tfs.
fabio_ts (13696) 2006-10-09 8:33
Yes Pablo, the autumn mood is the perfect title for this lovely composition, I like a lot its warm tone and the perfect POV that you have chosen, BRAVO!!!
have a nice week,
Vato_Law (12732) 2006-10-09 13:03
It's nice to see how colours changes thru the year nw they seem much more darker than the ones you have been showing and thesky seems to have lost that striking blue.
Your compositiion is nice and well arranged with thebig tree guarding the hay bales. nice to see the mounts behind, vanishing as we go further over the photo.
carper (96) 2006-10-09 13:05
well Pablo how could I mis a shot of your, a fantastic low horizon into you fantastic quality landscape shots, good composition and a very good point of view, very good job.
jemaflor (99141) 2006-10-09 13:20
A simple composition with a good use of these classical white plastic in norwegian fields. Well composed with this lonely tree.
t0mmm1 (5442) 2006-10-09 15:45
nice autumn "Composition with the tree and the three bales of hay". Very minimalistic and well placed the elements for a successful picture.
Have a nice day,
efigesta (12188) 2006-10-10 4:49
Hi my friend
great shot here, another one, perfect pov and great colors
feather (51130) 2006-10-10 8:50
The farmers here cover some of the hay rolls with plastic, although I'm not sure what the critera is for whether to cover or not. It probably has something to do with how long they are expected to be stored outdoors.
Most of the leaves are still green yet the light has an Autumnal quality to it. A very serene and pleasant image.
UlfE (14641) 2006-10-10 15:16
Simple but very beautiful composition. I love the way the rolls stand out from the darker background.
prezntime (3946) 2006-10-10 22:46
Now now Pablo, that just ruined it for me. I was convinced that you have taken a picture of the spot where they grew the biggest marshmallows...could you imagine the smores!
***I was wandering back into my critiques looking for a shot I saw a little bit ago and found this picture again along the way. I'm not entirely sure what happened, but I know I wrote more than this...I'm terribly longwinded. I mentioned that I really liked how the haystacks were grouped together off to the right and a nice contrast was created with the lone tree on the left. I also like the diagonal created by these elements. I also really like the natural colors.
I do like to make mention of the merits of a photo and not just crack a joke. Didn't want you to think I had nothing else to say about the shot.
I wonder how many more critiques of mine are missing large chunks!!?
dsidwell (9783) 2006-10-11 0:07
So simple and so effective, Pablo! Those white bales get a lot of attention here, which balances with the tree very nicely. Well done!
Floydian (30970) 2006-10-11 9:15
This is an excellent example of a perfect composition.
The tree, the three bales of hay, it all fits perferct in this further very serene image. It looks very peaceful.
Fantastic blue and green/yellow colour tones...really wonderfull.
ramthakur (1521) 2006-10-11 14:04
Thanks for looking at my new picture. I rarely post here, mainly because I have nothing special to post. I took only a few TE type pictures in India this summer. It was raining all the time and the views were flat and similar -- cloudy, foggy, uniformly green and so on. I have returned to Saudi and you know how photography stands here.
The idea of wrapping the hay bales in plastic is pragmatic, especially in your country. The autumn time picture you have shot is beautiful because it evokes a sense of peace in my mind.
Thanks for it, my friend.
berek (50504) 2006-10-11 22:46
Your classic my friend. simple bur beautiful nature picture. I love lonely trees with autumn sense. great. friendly regards.
Angshu (56760) 2006-10-11 23:46
The subtle sombre colours of autumn is beautiful. Great idea of having the tree on the left of the frame... provides balance IMHO. Love the red specs of berries on the trees..and I've learnt something new about the hay bales in white. I also like the hills in the BG with distinct layers. A simple yet an effective compo. my friend
cepekdong (3676) 2006-10-12 2:50
a very simple picture, but u waited for the right light and the white balls on the right really valorize it again !
chaity (1539) 2006-10-13 9:10
Hi Pablo, I like the simple composition with good colors in the photo. Thanks for the notes that explain the hay bales.
clic (17417) 2006-10-13 15:28
A trilogy of "modern barns" located on a tiers line to eguilibrate the visual mass of tree, itself being on another tiers line, and layed on a field wich upper level is also on a tiers line!!
Architect's eye ?
alekpet (4663) 2006-10-14 2:49
I like this image more than the one with reflections, as it shows better how good you are in transforming a simple scene into a well done composition with a meaning.
all the best, Aleks
Wanda1 (15142) 2006-10-14 13:42
An interesting shot with a lovely warm light. I like your composition with the tall tree on the one side and then the open landscape for the rest. The white of the plastic really stands out well against the green.
peco85 (921) 2006-10-14 19:37
Amazing.. truly amazing compositon. the white contrast and the great blue sky.. its all perfect.. It seems as though you got endless possibilities to catch some lovely landscapes around your neighbouirhood. lucky you.. Here its far far away.. or maybe its just the eye of me that overlooks them..:)
Back home the nature is as well beautiful. I better take my camera with me next time. It will be winter shots:)
osse (2808) 2006-10-14 20:36
Nice landscape shot again. Great POV and DOF. Good colours, details and light.
Well done mf
barrufeto_77 (28886) 2006-10-17 1:12
I didn't see this one.
Nice picture with good colours. The sense of depth, with that mountains, is really enjoyable.
tobourge (971) 2006-10-17 4:14
fantastic shot of this nice scenery. I especially love the outstanding colors, the sky and the colours. Great composition with many details, lots of depth and a great POV!
Didi (60588) 2006-10-17 14:02
Itls looks like giant pieces of Greek cheese.
Your composition is very interesting with the subjects position on strong points.
I appreciate also the luminosity quality.
sayan (2617) 2006-10-18 11:17
Wonderful landscape. Lovely colours and sharpness. Wonderful position of the tree. Overall a great post.
HaBeMa (1326) 2006-10-18 12:43
Hi dear Pablo;very nice frame and shot,ideal sharpen,good luck...
shahzzam (217) 2006-10-19 3:03
Amazing image Pablo! Superb composition, and the hay bales wrapped in white
plastic is unique, I've not seen this before. Another excellent job, and
thanks for sharing the story :-)
Silke (3027) 2006-10-20 12:31
Fascinating notes to go with another superb shot. Great colours, as usual.
Photo65Net (43120) 2006-10-20 13:06
Great landscape, with soft colours and good contrast.
I like the whole scene.
erdna (5711) 2006-10-21 13:54
Terrific colors and composition and the three white hay bales have a "dynamite" effect as it really punches out to draw your attention.
jafadabret (56501) 2006-10-22 15:09
La poésie des meules de foin est loin, Pablo, des peintres ne pourraient plus présenter de tels tableaux. Et pourtant la photo est très belle dans sa simplicité avec une grande part pour le ciel et un seul arbre.
bibiweb (8) 2006-11-04 4:24
Though I'm not a regular visitor of your gallery, it's always a pleasure to check out your work. I chose to comment this picture because I'm a big fan of these hay bales (though I've never actually posted a shot of them yet). It a simplistic compo with the lone tree on e the left, but what really makes the differents are those three small bales and the light shining on them. Just beautiful.
Have a nice week-end.
zeca (19762) 2007-01-30 22:14
Very nice composition! The lights are great and I am happy you´ve included that 3 giant marshmellows to the picture!
bebep (2089) 2007-03-13 20:58
beautiful composition and above all for the presence of the bales of hay that make most vivacious the photo, beautiful DoF, and as usual an amazing color of the sky
gunbud (34066) 2007-03-16 20:16
Beautiful farmers field bathed in this low golden light. The lonely tree appears to be decorated with hawthorns and the distant hills and mountains are seen in splending low light.
riclopes (35577) 2007-04-06 7:00
Indeed, those white bales are not so well known, Pablo and they sure make a stronger contrast with the landscape, comparing with the usual golden ones. Again, a very simple but so beautiful composition. The balance of the three white 'spectators' with the lonely tree is very good. No need to refer again the technical qualities... ;-)
anducina (8407) 2007-04-19 11:40
Beautiful autumn colors and light. In the autumn landscape, the three white spots are unexpected elements ! Very nice.
Zepter (2) 2007-07-03 7:29
Nice picture,good colors,amazinf sky.Great contrast and good sharpening!Good details and nice border!tfs
giorgimer (34941) 2007-07-25 17:15
I think that the composition of this image is nearly genial! The 3 bales covered are nearly unreal for me ;)
gracious (20025) 2007-09-25 21:24
great autumn scenery with the golden sunlight!
good low pov with great sense of depth here
very pleasant for viewing
thanks for sharing
emjleclercq (15780) 2007-10-23 13:25
A very good depth for this one, very pleasant colors and of course these strange bales covered with plastic, which I have not seen here in France. Bu not very ecological.
All the best,
gurselerdener (972) 2008-01-15 13:47
Hello Dear Pablo
Blue sky, golden fields, green forest and tree with fruits are wonderfull in this photo.
Best wishes from Ankara
Charo (51212) 2008-03-05 11:57
Bella y sencilla composición de este paisaje con sus balas de paja ya empaquetadas que con su color blanco le da mucho contraste a la toma.
El árbol se ve precioso.
jmdias (65603) 2009-07-18 7:46
very nice view. I had seen this scene with the pieces of straw without plastic, this one is different for me. nice view with a perfect light and framing, the shapes os fre straw inside bags created an artistic mood here
- Copyright: Pablo Minto (pablominto) (53746)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-09-16
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature
- Camera: Nikon D50, HOYA 52 mm PL-CIR
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/80 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): rolls of straw or hayrolls, Three of A Kind, The Ones You Like Most [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-10-05 3:08