This is about as far as we can get in Endalen, one of the valleys leading into Forollhogna National Park, as the road ends 200 m from where I'm standing, behind my back.
If you continue it is trekking, and in a few km you will reach the mountain plateau where the wild reindeer live!
Do you know the difference between tame and wild reindeer? Well I assume the main difference is that tame reindeer are owned by someone, usually from the sami people. And the wild ones are of course more shy as they are not used to people.
The river seen in the image is Ena, giving its name to the valley it passes through, and this one was taken by the end of a dry summer so there isn't much water...
Some guys are asking for GPS tags. That means I have to use two cameras to get the recordings, and I’m usually too lazy for that. However, I normally take a couple of exposures with the GPS camera in the area, which may be up to a few hundred meters away from the real position of the main image. So this time too:
Position on map: http://maps.google.com/maps?q=N62.7193+E10.512035&t=h&hl=en
GPS tag version: Version 2.2
North or South Latitude: North latitude
Latitude: 62° 43' 09.4786464"
East or West Longitude: East longitude
Longitude: 10° 30' 43.3244721"
Altitude reference: Sea level
Altitude: 848 m
Forollhogna National Park was established in December 2001 as the 19th national park in Norway. The total conservation area is 1514 km2, comprising a Iow-middle alpine mountain plateau in the surroundings of Mt Forollhogna.
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agulberk (3794) 2010-10-29 1:42
Hi Dear Pablo
it is created a very nice color harmony of blue and green tones.
Dark blue and green shades of the trees in the foreground with the stream of gold-colored stones, respectively, with elegant bridges and mountains in the background of a great composition with great depth under a clear blue and cloudless sky.
ikeharel (46914) 2010-10-29 1:43
Colorful image of the park, pablo. Very good dof .
I think this is a perfect time of the year for hiking in such area, the air must be a most clear and fresh, as I see in pic.
Have a good weekend.
jmdias (49653) 2010-10-29 2:09
Very beautiful view. The bridge added something graphism to the compo, like being a sculpture there. The blue reflected in the waters created a nice balance of colors while the brown rocks in the foreground are very beautiful to see, creating a nice contrast with the other colors. precious landscape and nice image to translate it for us.
Cricri (95323) 2010-10-29 5:04
Un paysage complet, sauvage, verdoyant, montagneux ou coule la rivière ce qui est bien agréable a regarder, les couleurs sont belles ainsi que la composition
Bluejeans (64247) 2010-10-29 5:13
Ola Pablo ,
Uma bela paisagem com umas cores magnificas , ficou lindo o primeiro plano com estas rochas em tons de vermelho , gostei de ver a velha ponte de madeira , parabéns!!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Bom fim de semana
pierrefonds (52548) 2010-10-29 6:04
The point of view is sending my eyes toward the bridge then toward the mountain which is giving depth to the composition. The rocks and the trees are framing well the river. the morning light is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.
Silvio1953 (109205) 2010-10-29 7:25
Ciao Pablo, lovely and peaceful landscape with beautiful river and nice little bridge, wonderful natural colors and excellent clarity, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
janneman (2392) 2010-10-29 7:57
Nice shot of a landscap to be seen so much in your beautiful country.
saxo042 (35146) 2010-10-29 8:43
A very impressive view from these Nordic mountains. I would indeed liked you to include a map reference, so I could see exactly where this is. Has snow arrived here yet?
manudautriche (4344) 2010-10-29 10:19
Un endroit sympa avec une belle verdure d'ensemble et bien contrastée par ces pierres rouges devant,le petit pont de bois est très sympa et bien placé,bravo.
s_lush (16128) 2010-10-29 13:23
The composition of this highest-quality picture is very well balanced. The colorful foreground is in nice contrast with the blue river, the light-grey bridge and the green vegetation. This beautiful landscape has been captured perfectly against the pure blue sky. Excellent job!
npecanhuk (58170) 2010-10-29 13:25
That's a very pleasant-looking place!
That's a beautiful nature picture!
Sharpness, exposure, pov, dof, colors, pp, contrasts, horizontal format, black & white borders and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
clic (13006) 2010-10-29 13:42
I have the impression of being back in the gold-rush era; those near pebbles are so colourful and they provide an impressive feeling of depth, combined to the other four layered attractions of this lovely scenery.
papagolf21 (80926) 2010-10-29 14:30
Bonsoir, cher Pablo,
Quel bonheur de pouvoir contempler semblable paysage où la nature se pare avec simplicité et beauté.
L'image est très belle (une fois de plus).
AKITA (15125) 2010-10-29 18:58
a picturesque view shot,
fore red stones and blue reflection on the river water look shining and delightful in this summer light,
and most interesting object is the white wooden bridge, composed the center of this beautiful view,
it suggests well the best view point on it toward distant splendid mountains and forest,
thank you for your wonderful shot,
TopGeo (38126) 2010-10-29 23:29
Hi Pablo! Well look that gives it the stigma simply encountered in nature Beauty balance and composition of natural and genuine autumn! great depth under a clear blue sky. ! Now here is a sunny day! maybe there?
UlfE (14445) 2010-10-30 0:24
A very attractive and well-composed photo. The small river diagonally across the photo is great and the small wooden brigde is a real eye-catcher. It almost looks like it is flying. Excellent lighting and wonderful colours. TFS and have a nice weekend!
jusninasirun (17152) 2010-10-30 1:04
Hi Pablo. The rocks on the river bed is beautiful under the light giving very good contrast to the lush green and blue sky. Looks inviting for a dip but I figure it must e freezing by now at the place of this shot. Great work on that simple bridge. Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend. Regards - Jusni
mikolaj_kawa (0) 2010-10-30 2:36
Hello Pablo! Wonderful landscape. Amazing wooden bridge. Excellent lightness and brightness. marvelous colours. Good composition. Hi Fi! Well done!
pajaran (44294) 2010-10-30 9:50
Prelepa priroda ...
Dobar prikaz lepog mesta ostrim snimkom i tekstom, mnogo lepe boje i fotografija, moje cestitke na dobrom radu.
Mali beli most daje car mestu i snimku.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje, pozdrav, Paja.
Beautiful nature ...
Good representation of the beautiful places and sharp text, lots of pretty colors and pictures, my congratulations on the good work.
Small white bridge gives car place and shot.
Pleasant evening and all the best, regards, Paja.
wgreis (8267) 2010-10-30 11:32
photo very well composed, the brook seems to be a mirror! I also found it curious the bridge ... well if you look at the short ends.
jhm (130608) 2010-10-31 1:40
Lovely landscape picture, river and bridge care for good composition.
Sharpness and clarity are perfect.
Colors and presentation are attractive. TFS.
Have a nice sunday,
gildasjan (40014) 2010-10-31 11:54
Un superbe équilibre de couleurs avec ce premier plan de roches chaudes.Très bon cadrage également
kordinator (14805) 2010-11-01 1:00
Beautiful place,nice atmosphere
That's a beautiful nature picture.
Nice small bridge give great depth to the image.
Sharpness,exposure,colors,contrasts are all excellent.
Perfect framed image.
didemay (2943) 2010-11-01 1:04
Superb clarity. The cotto color of the rocks in the foreground, the green landscape in the back, the white bridge in the middle creates a great balance.
Best Regards Pablo.
Nicou (109607) 2010-11-01 2:09
fantastique décor et iamge, quel ensemble la belle nature avec la rivières, ce pont de bois, le bleu profond de l'eau et la belle vue, fantastique compo et iamge.
Bravo et maitié
mvdisco (17416) 2010-11-01 5:16
Beautiful composition and presentation of this lovely place,
wanderful landscape with great colors and light,
excellent POV. & DoF. with a beautiful sunny day.
macjake (48279) 2010-11-01 11:01
the funny thing about this photo, is that the bridge seems to be floating in mid-air!
a unique and surprising effect i'm sure!
love the contrast in the colours from the stones to the greenery, and also the royal blue water.
jlbrthnn (79791) 2010-11-01 15:15
Good evening Pablo,
I like this estival image and his superb colors, particularly those of the foreground. This very unstable bridge apparently is spectacular. The trees contribute much to the équlibre of the image. Excellent realization. Cheer.
Have a good evening
vasilpro (40685) 2010-11-01 15:36
Wonderful composition with lovely natural colors, excellent light management, very nice POV, the wooden bridge is like swinging on the air.
Have a nice evening, Vasilis.
batalay (33859) 2010-11-01 21:53
A very engaging note accompanying this photo. On Trekearth, one rarely sees GPS readings, or latitude/longitudinal readings from Mapquest, but just by coincidence I also gave latitude settings for my last photo, but in a different context. Also my readings referred to approximately N 34°, a little bit south of your N 62°. As for the photo, of course the bridge is a strong focal point. But what truly appeals to me is the bucolic setting sans the bridge, especially the area on the left, where the trees stand in contrast to the green shrubbery.
Warm regards, Pablo,
Giorgio (11279) 2010-11-02 1:11
- Great picture with this beautiful river in this wonderful park Pablo, the little bridge of wood added a poetic atmosphere, superb framing for a successful photo, well done!
All the best.
josepmarin (57065) 2010-11-03 0:56
A splendid and very agreeable landscape caught in a good framing.
I like the effect created by the small wooden bridge over the river, that it seems floating in the air, and also the wonderful colors of the photo.
It is a very attractive composition, my friend.
JCG (35129) 2010-11-03 2:38
Small wood bridge which seems in weightlessness, on the left side… Astonishing visual effect !!! Superb wild and estival landscape, I like much the beautiful luminosity of your photograph which emphasizes the pleasant colors of all the elements which compose the image. Perfect and balanced framing too. Very pleasant to look at. Thank you for this pretty walk Pablo.
With all my friendships and an excellent day,
Graal (93560) 2010-11-03 7:24
beautiful nature. Well composed image, pleasant colours and contrast. Good informations and photowork.
Have a nice evening.
rodgerg (55767) 2010-11-03 7:45
A very plesant natural shot. POV very well selcetd which the coloured rocks and the blue river in the Fg which give depht and learn the glance in the landscape. I like too the composition in differents and varied plans well delimited. The wood's bridge is too very well loacted in the composition.
gunbud (34066) 2010-11-03 9:35
You have done a masterful job of captureing this charming valley stream.
The tiny bridge splits the image perfectly and leads the eye to the end of the emerald tree line that contrast so brilliantly with the blue sky.
Your are way north on a par with Anchorage, Alaska.
ciakgiak (30395) 2010-11-03 14:36
another superb landscape from your great mastery!
You composed the scene in a perfect way, it's a really wonderful realization.
The colors are magnificent, the colors are fantastic.
Congratulations and TFS.
dta (59121) 2010-11-03 14:40
Hello PAblo ,
This coloured and wild landscape is splendid . I like especially the little red stones in the FG , and the wooden bridge that seems to fly over the river .
Waylim (24302) 2010-11-03 18:17
Beautiful nature shot, a well balance composition. Takes us back the warmer days of the summer. Great use of the stream to lead us in, the atmosphere is refreshing. Rich colors on the rock, water and vegetations. the little bridge connect the element of nature and man made element. Quality is good as always.
ktanska (23142) 2010-11-04 0:06
A beautiful wilderness view on a sunny summer day. It seems that the river disappears down the valley, is there a waterfall. That old wooden bridge is a good focal point.
Ricx (13489) 2010-11-04 1:16
Hi Pablo, I just love the colours and tones in the fg.. good strong and rich in colour. The bg is of no particular interest and thus I would have been tempted to crop it and bring the bridge into thirds as opposed to the middle of the image.. I will post a WS - let me know what you think?? Have a great day Rich
Royaldevon (23372) 2010-11-04 2:10
I reckon reindeer are a fair substitute for sheep!
What foresight people had to create National Parks!
In this ever expanding world of buildings and factories we need to protect these places, not only for the well being of the animals but for own sanity.
Who wouldn't be perfectly relaxed, at peace with the world, here!
I love how you have used the water as a fast rippling lead, (and resisted using a slow shutter speed); the warm coloured stones complement the water, to this end.
The exposure is excellent, capturing details and lovely, natural colours.
There is a fine depth and an exciting sense of wildness to your shot.
My warm regards,
John_F_Kennedy (41884) 2010-11-04 8:06
That's a beautiful little corner of Norway. Nice the view to the river with a good perspective. The colours and the light are great.
asajernigan (19669) 2010-11-05 4:00
Another great landscape shot from your beautiful Norway! Your composition is great using the river to lead the eye into the scene. The foreground trees frame the bridge nicely focusing our attention on it. The lighting and colors are great and the photo has excellent sharpness. The rocks in the foreground add depth for the scene.
subhendu_bagchi (23549) 2010-11-05 11:31
it is a beautiful valley and you have presented it wonderfully with nice light and warm colours. The bridge on the stream is superb and complete the composition superbly. Excellent work. Tfs.
yedirenk (11242) 2010-11-07 15:45
Hi dear Pablo,
a wonderful painting with eye catcher details and warm colours in the foreground.peaceful and calm scene..also with very lovely wooden bridge..tfs
Angshu (53659) 2010-11-07 20:07
A fine scene here in lovely light. The bridge seems to be suspended in air! The red stones in the FG would possibly mean traces of Iron & this tinge provides a good contrast with the blue water. Fine colours is this well done shot!
jafadabret (56497) 2010-11-09 2:24
Le bleu de l'eau et le rouge des galets font un excellent premier plan à ce paysage. C'est une belle image du bout du monde.
Didi (52411) 2010-11-10 6:24
Great foreground who gives an interesting importance to this view
Your country is very rich of interesting places.
eldancer1 (22383) 2010-11-10 9:20
Lovely and peaceful looking place, is this your country estate? I like the color combination and pov. Well done, tfs.
Juntas (7958) 2010-11-17 3:33
Hi Pablo. Very nice composition. Nice sucession of elements that guide us through the picture: the stones, the water, the bridge, ending on the mountains out there. Nice colors and good sharpness. Beautiful place. TFS
Have a nice day.
sacavem (18608) 2010-11-17 8:11
Very beautiful view from these nordic ambience.The colour and contrast superb with nice fresh area.
foozi (7101) 2010-11-21 2:08
what an exciting view of this country. Very lively forest and superb perspective by the river.
The colours are splendid, the blue water and the white bridge is so pleasant to see.
very well presented landscape.
danos (80248) 2010-11-22 0:29
Good morning Pablo,
beautiful landscape view with the wooden bridge to be the eye caching of the scene as looks like to be stand on the air.The flow of the river creates depth and perspective in the image.Well done.
Have a good week,Danos
mauro61 (52623) 2011-01-08 0:37
una bella inquadratura ricca di luce e colori con il ponte che si staglia di fondo.
fds (6724) 2011-01-30 0:17
very nice bridge over the river in this very beautifu location
i love the river
- Copyright: Pablo Minto (pablominto) (53744)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-08-19
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D300, 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 VR DX Zoom Nikkor
- Exposure: f/8, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Dreamy Landscapes, FOROLLHOGNA NATIONAL PARK [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2010-10-29 1:12
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