As judged by the appearance, some of the buildings on this summerfarm probably dates back to sometime 1700s.
It is interesting to notice they still harvest the grass and bring it down to the farm in the valley for winter use, like they did back when they had to do that for the cattle to survive. The mountain grass is juicy and very nutritious but it grows very slowly at this altitude.
The tradition of bringing the cows to the mountains for the summer almost came to an end after WW2, and today most old summerfarms are used as weekend places at the best. However in Forollhogna National Park more and more farmers have taken up this old tradition again, and today you can find a number of operative summerfarms in the area.
Like the one in the image, where I earlier in summer came across a herd of cows not far away (represented by two of them in the WS image)…
Some of the summerfarms also offer produce for sale - like milk, cream, butter and cheese, and this tastes way better than the stuff you find in the grocery store! When this was taken the summerfarm has just closed, ending a season that lasts from June until beginning of September.
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besnard (54619) 2011-11-25 22:46
Une très lumière sur ce paysage plein de calme et de tranquilité avec ces vieilles maisons bien conservées et pleines de charme.
Merci pour le partage et bon week-end.
InasiaJones (31562) 2011-11-25 23:01
A very beautiful landscape with houses that blend naturally into the environment.
The red spots of leaves punctuate the scene nicely, while the light brighten up the colours, making them very vivid.
serp2000 (41692) 2011-11-25 23:05
Good morning, Pablo,
Yes, this is special life style, special architecture preferences. Your photo looks like a paint picture. TFS!
Have a good weekend!
One my friend said me, that the summer Norway is better than winter. I love summertime too.
Greetings from cold Ural,
jadesgran (5369) 2011-11-25 23:09
A very informative note.
I like the dried grasses on the roofs of the old buildings standing out in the sunlight.and the patterns in the foreground.A well composed picture.Great!
Best Wishes Gladys
bellac (184) 2011-11-25 23:17
Très réussi ce paysage,une bonne combinaison de couleurs, claires, un bon éclairage, un bon effet visuel
iacobi (330) 2011-11-25 23:36
Very good your picture, good combonation betwen color light and clarity,a scene well done.
mauro61 (52631) 2011-11-26 0:24
ottima resa cromatica a rendere brillanti i colori.
Bella inquadratura sulle casette in legno sfruttando al meglio la resa del controluce.
jhm (142900) 2011-11-26 0:36
Real autumn colors also a quiet place, I can almost the soft wind hearing blow.
I look with a lot pleasure to the old houses with reed or strew roofs.
Composition and presentation are nice for look at.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
JFS (32459) 2011-11-26 0:37
Bright and pleasant autumn shot! I love the "architecture" of these typical norvegien farms and houses. Nice photo! Thanks!
SWEETFREEDOM (23278) 2011-11-26 0:49
incredible how old are this summerfarms, good details and colors.
jemaflor (88217) 2011-11-26 0:52
Nice light on all the shot, good effect with the curves on the field in the fg, always interesting and photogenic these roofs with grass.
ikeharel (61523) 2011-11-26 1:15
I assume the lovely squirll hide somewhere there...
A beautiful forest scenery under fantastic autumnal colors, and those two hut looks as a place still lived in - and taking care of their agri. occupation.
siudzi (34131) 2011-11-26 1:33
What a peaceful place you have found and presented! Very charming and moody shot with an eye-catching yellow field in the foreground. Nice one. TFS.
Have a nice weekend!
japiey (10163) 2011-11-26 2:10
Hi Pablo ~
The colors and light are amazing.
Bluejeans (64249) 2011-11-26 2:17
Ola Pablo ,
Linda esta tua foto em tons de outono , é lindo este campo com esta mistura de cores, achei fantástico as casas com os telhados cobertos de plantas , boa luz , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Bom fim de semana
dkmurphys (51541) 2011-11-26 2:42
Lovely autumn mood. The colors are spectacular, well catch.
Have a beautiful weekend.
timecapturer (49288) 2011-11-26 3:45
a composition and POV that makes this shot so eye-catching and effective. It has an old world charm about it and the colours and light are so distinctive in producing this atmosphere. Beautifully captured and presented. Love it!
Enjoy your weekend - Brian.
alin-m (3716) 2011-11-26 5:23
This field with lovely autumn colors and the cotages with plants-roofs look amazing.Very nice picture.Congratulations.
Sergiom (65323) 2011-11-26 6:16
Le regard suit bien les sillons laissés par la machinerie dans l'image, ce qui lui donne de la profondeur à l'image.J'aime bien ces toitures avec de la végétation. Les arbres dénudés de leurs feuilles fournissent un arrière plan original.
npecanhuk (69190) 2011-11-26 7:46
Special regards to the colors, exposure, chosen pov and composition!
TFS - congrats,
lousat (81138) 2011-11-26 8:55
Hi Pablo,one of your best pics from Norway,no doubt.What a beautiful composition and what a fantastic light position to take at the best these warm colors of autumn,magic sharpness and details too,i like it!Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
mesutilgim (88206) 2011-11-26 8:56
Hello dear Pablo,
Wonderfull autumnal scenery very well captured.
Good pov and good layout. Nice bright autumnal colors.
Nice framing and very good interesting and educative notes.
TFS and have a nice weekend
Kielia (24073) 2011-11-26 8:59
what a fantastic capture of this wonderful place! The light is really stunning and it is creating a fascinating atmosphere. The colors are very beautiful. Excellent photo work and a nice note!
cornejo (34626) 2011-11-26 9:54
Hi Paul, a good shot of this beautiful place with a charming farmhouse, a beautiful framed picture with great clarity and depth, and charming good job very well done, congratulations my friend. Good night and happy Sunday. Tfs.
Gerrit (50822) 2011-11-26 10:15
wonderful golden grass in front of these old wooden buildings.
The almost bear trees still got some fine splashes of colour.
pierrefonds (59412) 2011-11-26 11:43
The trees are framing well the farm buildings. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the architecture of the farm buildings. Thye late morning light has a good effect on the colors. Have a good weekend.
fabianoleite (9671) 2011-11-26 14:01
The curved lines help a lot in the composition, interesting how the grass takes over the roofs. Great work, congratulations!
gunbud (34066) 2011-11-26 15:25
Love these rustic old farm structures who's earthen roofs to a very good job lasting from the 1700s.
The sutumn colors and strong foreground light gives this one a fairy tale appearance.
prasun984 (5590) 2011-11-26 20:30
nice landscape shot with nice composition by the farm houses in the green field...like the grasses on the roofs with nice textured wall...
good DOF controlled with nice color contrast & sharpness...nice play of light through the frame also...
Graal (99506) 2011-11-27 0:10
amazing old rural cottages. Very nice autumnal landscape. Fine light and saturated colours. Good note and photowork.
Have a nice Sunday.
papagolf21 (89174) 2011-11-27 1:21
Bonjour, cher ami Pablo,
Quelles couleurs, quelle lumière, quel bonheur de pouvoir contempler un tel spectacle !
Encore une image réalisée avec talent et originalité.
Un sujet qui fait vraiment plaisir à regarder.
Giorgio (11279) 2011-11-27 2:16
- Already the beautiful warm colours of the end of summer announce the fall, as a bonus, the curves in the field, nice composition with this PoV Pablo! bravo!
All the best.
jmdias (58171) 2011-11-27 2:41
very beautiful the colors of the autumn here. I liked the golden hues, in the forest they were almost gone.. is ever fabulous to see these old barns covered with grass, even in ruins they are amazing. TFS.
paololg (31448) 2011-11-27 2:54
Ciao dear Pablo,
the summer is very short in Norway, at the end of September the leaves have already fallen and the beautiful colors of autumn are evident. Nice picture of this farm, sharp and with an interesting game of curves on the grass. Congratulations!
Ciao, have a nice Sunday!
kiks (11781) 2011-11-27 9:54
What a beautiful pallet of colors! and a great combination with the old buildings.
subhendu_bagchi (25973) 2011-11-27 10:41
Excellent composition Pablo, you framed it nicely with those cottages and nice colourful trees at background. The golden FG is also superb and I love the curved pattern of it. An extremely good shot with masterfully managed light. Tfs.
pajaran (54177) 2011-11-27 14:55
Kod nas je ponoc ...
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst ...
Lep pogled preko polja sa kosenom travom na stare drvene kuce i sumu, lepa fotografija.
Dobra ostrina snimka, kontrast i prikaz lepim bojama.
Zima je duga, treba pripremiti hranu za stoku.
Prijatno vece i mirna noc.
At midnight we were ...
Very interesting and good article ...
A beautiful view across the fields with mown grass on the old wooden house and forest, beautiful images.
Severity Good shot, nice contrast and color display.
Winter is long, to prepare food for cattle.
Pleasant evening and peaceful night.
All the best.
s_lush (16134) 2011-11-27 21:35
The colors themselves and their combinations are simply beautiful in this wonderful rural scene. The bright sunlight is excellently managed too. Very good composition, high-quality capture and highly interesting and useful information in the note!
Nicou (127916) 2011-11-28 0:50
Grandisoe compo et iamge avec ces courbes ce dessin sur le champs et ces tons jaunes avec le vielle fermes et l'herb qui pousse sur les toits, grandisoe compo.
bravo et amitié
josepmarin (57841) 2011-11-28 1:33
these old buildings of the summer farm are fascinating, I like its roofs full of vegetation.
The golden colors of the grass illuminated by the Sun, and the early autumnal tonalities in some trees of the forest, at the end of September, make a very attractive and very rich image graphically.
An excellent composition.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2011-11-28 4:04
The mâsures old women are perfectly integrated into the natural environment. The composition is skillful with the graphics of the field. Excellent light, colors and neatness. Bravo.
Have a nice day
wolf38 (31284) 2011-11-28 8:10
Hello Pablo. Another of your beautiful pictures of Norway. Best composition, fantastic light and beautiful colors. And also very atmospheric. Rgds, Wolfgang.
emilbo (22616) 2011-11-28 10:07
Tu as su profiter d'un bel éclairage pour prendre cette merveilleuse photo aux superbes couleurs automnales. J'adore ces vieilles habitations recouvertes de mousse qui participent à la beauté de la photo. L'avant-plan avec les courbes créées par la machinerie sont un +.
Toutes mes félicitations et merci de ta visite,
rodgerg (55767) 2011-11-28 10:18
A very well coloured landscape with various vived color very well collected. The alrge FG ( very graphic too with the incurving lines) give a great depht. The charming small houses give "life" to the image.
Have a nice evening,
Cricri (110295) 2011-11-28 10:53
J'aime les touches de couleurs dans les arbres gris, les vielles maisons en bois et le paysage lumineux, merveilleuse couleurs, très belle réalisation
vasilpro (41091) 2011-11-28 11:50
Wonderful composition with lovely autumnal atmosphere, excellent light management, vivid colors, very good sharpness, beautiful landscape and old farm, TfS!
Greetings from Greece, Vasilis.
clic (15782) 2011-11-28 12:10
Tanks for tour visit Pablo
Last autumnal sun rays set a few fires in naked forest and allover the hay field to enliven the natural charm of those abandoned barns before winter takes over!
A most romantic scenery!
Vasa (16778) 2011-11-28 16:55
The end of September - nice atmosphere Pablo. Amazing scene. many thanks friend for note.
DjoleEric (0) 2011-11-28 22:38
Beautiful severity with which you naglsili motive.
sacimar (26199) 2011-11-29 5:30
this is a good picture, I like the warm tones and colors, composition is interesting with the curve lines on the ground, the roof of the houses are very eye catching, well seen,
Longroute (19396) 2011-11-30 0:55
This is really an archaeological site!
This farm with its old log buildings is a very picturesque and deserving subject and the lawn in front of it offers a fantastic colour and a graphical pattern. The whole place is blessed by a very fine light which creates a joyful mood.
A very appealing composition.
all the best,
ChrisJ (102865) 2011-11-30 2:39
I like the splashes of red & orange on the bg hill that contrast so well against the yellow fg. The bg houses with their grassy roofs add extra interest. Good sharpness & well composed. Tfs!
kennyblack (4207) 2011-11-30 8:08
Hi Pablo, beautiful quiet image, perfect management of lights and shadows.Perfect POV with colored half circle in the bottom. Well done TFS
Greetings, have a nice evening ... Marino
Silvio1953 (128479) 2011-12-01 0:24
Ciao Pablo, lovely composition with beautiful old barns, splendid light, wonderful natural colors and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Angshu (56460) 2011-12-01 3:17
Very nice picture! What I like most is the intense yellow on the grass & the curved arc lines. Interesting to see the old barns. What attracts me are the flaming reds between the dull grey & green in the BG..fine work!
gildasjan (42202) 2011-12-01 4:42
Un délice d'automne ce paysage sous cette très bonne lumière.J'aime beaucoup le rouge dans la forêt à l'arrière plan.
TopGeo (38206) 2011-12-01 9:04
Hello Pablo! Another amazing landscape photography, beautiful placenof view is showing the details and colors of the architecture! Excellent POV,note, framing and composition, amazing chromatic tones!Perfect farms and place, light management, wonderful colours! Beautiful calm atmosphere! Congratulations!
kordinator (19844) 2011-12-03 0:47
Very good lights pleasent ambiance with a beautiful colors.
Amazing place you captured.
One excellent workshop image.
Have a very nice weekend
Waylim (25368) 2011-12-04 21:33
A beautiful falls scenery with old barnes dating back to century ago. Which add sense of charm and sentimental value. Beautiful light and wonderful warm golden tone. As always, good technicality and beautiful composition.
skippy007 (12510) 2011-12-05 19:56
Hello Pablo, Interesting image of this lovely landscape, filled with colour, warm sunshine & smooth flowing curves that are very pleasing to the eye. Again thank you for a beautiful image, I still find those roofs interesting, they look like my front yard that needs mowing ;-)& you informative & interesting note.
shevchenko (18892) 2011-12-08 0:30
Good frame to show the houses and farmland with maountain ranges as background, nice to see most of the plants turn into autumn color, informative note to introduce their traditional living style, distinct image, well done.
yedirenk (11244) 2011-12-09 22:48
Hi dear Pablo,
amazing painting with perfect autumn light and colours.a wonderful old farm and details,like a tale..a very impressive nature scene from Norway..thanks!!
mvdisco (17784) 2011-12-11 15:56
OH"! my God...I forgot this one..I'am sorry,:(..
A beautiful contre-jour presentation with great colors and tone,
Beautiful old farm with a lovely roof well composed too,
Excellent autumn colors and light,
All My compliments
Michel have a nice week..
Kitty_the_Wild (1169) 2011-12-12 7:15
Wonderful colors, also the strange red trees that I still saw in your shots. And the grass on the roof is so particular, really northern I suppose. A quiet, though heavy life.
fds (8750) 2011-12-20 10:06
a very beautiful image from the norway with the tipical little house
great colors of the autumn
very nice picture
macjake (60030) 2011-12-20 20:35
I can't believe i missed this one in your gallery, not too many other people missed it :)
The grass/moss growing on the rooftops is the highlight for me! Also, the curve in the freshly cut grass.
Very charming, and also cultural!
fotka (3877) 2012-01-19 11:58
It is a great shot of early fall season. The trees started changed colors. Typical norwigan country houses with sadded roofs. Nice peaceful atmosphere photo with good composition, colors, light and sharpness.
COSTANTINO (58775) 2012-01-19 12:02
delicate and pretty capture but the
best details is the dried grasses
on the roofs,amazing landscape
with simplicity and beauty
- Copyright: Pablo Minto (pablominto) (53744)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-09-29
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D300, Nikkor 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VRII
- Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Summer Farms Around the Globe, FOROLLHOGNA NATIONAL PARK [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-11-25 22:39
- Favorites: 2 [view]