A sneak-peak into the virgin forest, where logging never took place and the trees die a natural death! I guess this is the closest we come to rain forest…
And this is the home of the trolls according to old tales, as trolls are said to dwell in isolated mountains and old forests where they live in caves, sometimes several of them together in family relations.
In Scandinavian folklore, trolls are defined as a particular type of being, generally held to be larger than humans and notably ugly looking. Numerous tales about trolls are recorded, in which they are frequently described as being extremely old, very strong, but slow and rather dimwitted.
One particular characteristic of trolls is they will turn to stone by exposure to sunlight, that is why they prefer dark and shady places. This reminds us about something also known from the vampire tales.
So if you dare you may follow this small rivier winding into the Kingdom of Trolls..!
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jhm (160975) 2011-07-20 3:03
Perhaps can a lot people follow these narrow river in a program for walkers, lovely between the forest with a excellent fresh aroma.
Excellent perspective and depth picture.
Pleasant color, nice place for walkers.
Very well done, TFS.
mauro61 (52887) 2011-07-20 3:08
tanta natura e tanto verde in questa bella immagine tra gli alberi della foresta.
Perfetto inserimento del torrente che arricchisce l'immagine,
ikeharel (79229) 2011-07-20 3:41
A fine forest picture, trees and creek - no trolls in sight...
Good clearity as always, nice green all over.
I get this enthusiastic when I see a verdant surroundings - becouse we don't have many places like this in Israel.
bema (26425) 2011-07-20 4:21
seems to be really a landscape out of a fairytale, and it´s for sure a good decision to let nature do their own thing..
have a nice week, see you around, cheers Bernd
La_Tulipe (2798) 2011-07-20 4:28
Les couleurs sont bien saturées et la luminosité est forte.
Le choix du cadrage est très beau et plein de fraicheur.
Sergiom (89279) 2011-07-20 5:12
J'aime veaucoup le cadre de végétation qui entoure ton image. Il met bien en valeur cette belle cascade qui se fraie un chemin dans les bois.
cornejo (47298) 2011-07-20 5:14
Pablo greetings. A beautiful picture of this virgin forest so wonderful, a great shot and very good work. Congratulation. Have a good afternoon and a happy week, thanks for sharing.
Best regards, Angel.
pierrefonds (71725) 2011-07-20 5:18
The trees are a natural frame to the river. The point of view is sending my eyes toward the trees in the background which is giving depth to the composition. The afternoon light is giving a good contrast to the colors. Have a nice day.
asajernigan (21427) 2011-07-20 5:30
This is a very relaxing photo to look at! Your composition is nice using the trees to frame the rushing river. The contrast between the bright green trees and the earth tones of the stream bed is great. The lighting and colors are fine as is the photo's sharpness.
Nicou (152096) 2011-07-20 8:39
superbe vue de cette rivière avec la belle nautre, ce bleu et ce vert quel vue quels beaux sapins, superbe compo.
Bravo et amitié
Kielia (24077) 2011-07-20 10:01
what a wonderful sight! Following this river must be a pleasure for the lover of nature (and for the friends of Trolls). A very pleasant impression of this interesting place that is very well composed. The perspective is excellent and the fresh colors are very beautiful. My compliments - also for the entertaining note!
batalay (40523) 2011-07-20 14:41
Superb shot of the virgin forrest, augmented by an informative note. The idea of meeting some trolls has some appeal, but I'll hold off. I wonder how closely they are connected to the leprechauns of Ireland? You are doing justice to that Nikon D300, I am happy to say.
clic (18552) 2011-07-20 15:58
Many thanks dear Pablo. Would you please excuse my delay.
I know you thought of me while writing the legends about this lovely virgin scenery that you enlighted of flamboyant greenery on three planes for a strong impression of depth.
I now feel umiliated to the point I consider replacing my portrait on my TE home page!
Graal (103038) 2011-07-20 23:59
nice place near by nature. Good POV. I like the spring green of leafs and glance on the river. Well photowork.
Have a nice day.
gervaso (16837) 2011-07-21 4:44
I'm back to the site after a long time... Very good colors and an interesting atmosphere in the picture, especially after reading your note. It looks like a painting! Wonderful job!
rodgerg (55767) 2011-07-21 9:12
Excellent POv with the vegetation ( with a superb green color) which give a natural framing to this small and peacefull river. POV well selected too with the river which learn the glance in the image.
Cricri (126778) 2011-07-21 9:54
Une image apaisante très jolie a regarder, j'aime ce coté sauvage et ce vert lumineux, très jolie présentation
kordinator (15433) 2011-07-22 1:33
And I love this kind of photography I do and I really like it.
Dense vegetation and water as the motive is very nice theme.
Nice harmony of natural colors.
Very nice work elegant framede.
An excellent informative text.
dip (23892) 2011-07-22 2:26
are you arrived in the heart of nature
to take this photo? :)
it is really a wonderful image with amazing colors and lighting,well done,
pajaran (66360) 2011-07-22 3:48
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst, posle njega svaki odlazak u prirodu tera nas na razmisljanje ...
Lepo mesto u prirodi sa potokom i zelenim granama drveca, lepe boje i fotografija.
Dobra ostrina snimka i kontrast, dobar rad, moje cestitke.
Prijatno popodne i sve najbolje za vikend koji pocinje.
Very interesting and a good text, each going after him in nature forces us to think ...
Nice place in the nature of the creek and the green branches of trees, beautiful colors and images.
Good length and severity contrast, good work, my congratulations.
Pleasant afternoon and all the best for the weekend begins.
jmdias (69282) 2011-07-22 7:36
marevlous corner of the nature with this small cascade surrounded by this frame of greens. excellent mood, full of calm and poetry. TFS
Silvio1953 (154173) 2011-07-22 9:40
Ciao Pablo, lovely and peaceful composition, wonderful bright colors and splendid perspective, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
Giorgio (11279) 2011-07-22 10:20
- Very nice composition Pablo, excellent PoV and long perspective on the river, verdant and poetic ambience, well done!
Have a nice weekend.
jafadabret (56501) 2011-07-22 23:08
Ton pays viens de connaître l'horreur avec ces événements, on est de tout cœur avec vous. La Norvège est un beau pays et ta photo est là pour nous le montrer.
serp2000 (45970) 2011-07-23 10:49
I see you posted this photo before the breaking news from Norway. I'm sorry, Pablo. We couldn't think that your small quiet country can get so terrible news.
My all the best wishes!
gunbud (34066) 2011-07-23 18:43
Very peaceful and tranquil feel to this isolated stream making its way through th elush green forest on his way to the sea.
Very nice varying shadees of green frame this lovely mountain scene.
PS Prayers and thoughts go out to all those in your country that suffered from the recent thradgey.
mvdisco (17796) 2011-07-24 7:53
Very nice tranquil scene well taken here,
beautiful naturel colors and light,
beautiful composition and presentation,
very well done..
Ps.I see you posted this photo before the breaking news from Norway. Toutes mes sympaties au peuple de Norvège.. Prayers and thoughts go out to all those in your country that suffered from the recent tragedy.
Didi (60590) 2011-07-24 8:59
Nice picture, a similar view of the Loire river not far from it's source.
Interesting lights on the greens.
Longroute (19396) 2011-07-24 11:48
So this is the place where you found your troll! (:-)
Gorgeous place and very fine image Pablo, the light makes the leaves reverberate creating a sensation of a magic place where fairies (and Trolls) live... The think wood gives really the impression of a virgin environment... are there wolves? or bears?
A place where surely I'd like to have summer hikes, maybe camping there (if no dangerous animal are present).
You photo is so well composed and captured and conveys a sensation of freshness and grace.
I'm really shocked by what happened on Oslo... it has no sense...)
Vasa (515) 2011-07-25 16:39
So calm country is Norway, Pablo. Last news are not realistic life. Thank you for your optimism, friend.
korbee (6619) 2011-07-26 12:41
Such beautiful ,quiet country will and can never be raped by a single person,god bless all the young victims and all of you in Norway!
Justice always will have the last word,and finally the sun shines again..
vasilpro (41661) 2011-07-28 8:33
Wonderful composition, excellent POV, beautiful place with the river and the forest, lovely light and colors, very nice framework.
Warm regards, Vasilis.
Charo (51212) 2011-08-01 16:56
Dette er fantastisk og vill natur er sett gjennom bildet en god atmosfære med friske dufter og lyden av vann raskt i gang.
Utmerket innramming og optimal lys og detaljer.
plimrn (21344) 2011-08-03 18:20
Norway has always seemed like such a loving and magical place. I'm sorry for your grief and not surprised to hear that the people are united in their determination to keep Norway as a loving and peaceful place as you show it in this wonderful photo.
with all of my best wishes, Pat
Bluejeans (64251) 2011-08-04 11:44
Ola Pablo ,
Magnifica esta floresta com estes tons de verde , é bom saber que existem assim lugares na terra com estas florestas virgens , gostei de ver o rio a cortar a paisagem , boas cores, parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
jlbrthnn (76039) 2011-08-05 6:24
The ancient legends would not prevent me from going to fish for the trout in this river tempestuous and these very clean water. The forest landscape is magnificent. The light, the colors, the neatness are excellent. Bravo.
Have a nice day
yedirenk (11244) 2011-08-06 2:40
Hi dear Friend Pablo,
First!!I'm very sad for unfortunate terrorist attack in your beautiful country..
what a wonderful painting with amazing natural details and great light..eye catcher and fresh atmosphere like a heaven..excellent compositin..TFS
John_F_Kennedy (43763) 2011-08-08 8:37
Beautiful and clear photo with an interesting perspective. A wonderful landscape
sacavem (18620) 2011-08-10 15:16
Good Pov. Very effective to attract the viewer to the leading river. Colours are interesting. A great shot of this place.
maloutim (9751) 2011-08-11 23:36
This is a very interesting post . Somehow we don't realise that there are virgin forests in Europe. We tend to think they are mainly located in the tropics and equatorial regions.
This place looks very inviting, with the winding stream coming down through the forest. I am sure the trolls there are very nice beings :-))
Thanks for this refreshing landscape.
zoomer (6) 2011-08-14 17:23
Splendid nature beautifully captured.The fresh greens are a delight.Friendly regards,Wolf.
paura (46464) 2011-08-15 16:15
O pequeno riacho no meio da floresta, tomado de excelente ângulo, está apresentando uma natureza prodígiosa repleta de elementos interessantes. Linda fotografia.
agulberk (3794) 2011-08-20 2:05
This is a square of ice to cool on hot days. Effect of cold air coming through the forest along a stream, that water is a natural source of coolness.
Very nice composition and well presentation with excellent perspective ,good depth and sharpness, natural colors...
With my best regards...
papagolf21 (110414) 2011-08-24 2:23
Bonjour, cher Pablo,
La nature nous réserve bien des surprises. Cette trouée sur la cascade en est un magnifique exemple avec cet environnement de feuillage et de pins.
Très belle mise en image.
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2011-08-24 4:31
wow, what a picturesque jungle it is! Love everything in this frame. A fairy tale place surely and not a dwelling jungle for those vampires. Anyway you got the frame superb with the stream through it. Great light and depth. Excellent green tone. Thanks for sharing it Pablo.
Best wishes and Namaste.
UlfE (14641) 2011-08-24 13:40
Very nice little river in virgin forest. I would not expect to see trolls here but maybe one or another trout in the river. Your photo is taken from a very nice POV and I really like the atmosphere with very green leaves of the trees and the absence of shadows. TFS and have a nice evening!
danos (103214) 2011-08-25 0:27
picturesque the view of this virgin forest with the small creek to penetrate it,creating depth in the shot.I like the light and the colour management as the beauty of the place.
have a good day,Danos
josepmarin (58359) 2011-08-25 2:46
a splendid landscape, with a very green and attractive vegetation around this small river, which your framing offers us with all its natural and wild beauty.
It seems that this is the kingdom of trolls, a few very ugly beings that it is impossible to see, but that they must live in these wonderful forests.
The photo has a nice light and a few beautiful colors with a varied range of greens.
A fantastic composition.
TopGeo (38216) 2011-08-25 3:57
Hello Pablo! Excellent capture, fantastic place and top quality landscape photography! Excellent composition and framing! Flawless light management, wonderful colours and amazing nature river!
Angshu (56760) 2011-08-25 8:52
Welcome back! You had been on vacation I would presume! Look fwd for your pictures
The small river has been nicely framed with the trees. Light falls on the trees in the FG making them glow. Nice work!
npecanhuk (78923) 2011-09-01 7:18
Very pleasant-looking natural spot!
Truly beautiful and attractive picture of it!
Sharpness, exposure, chosen pov, colors, horizontal format, black & white borders, contrasts and composition are very good features here and really pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
gildasjan (43824) 2011-09-04 1:25
Un coin de verdure et d'eau très apaisant.Les petits cailloux aux teintes chaudes du premier plan apportent une bonne touche d'équilibre des couleurs à cette image.
s_lush (16602) 2011-09-07 13:10
This beautiful small river looks great in the green frame of such a fantastic forest. Very good composition, wonderful colors, a lot of interesting details, perfect quality and very informative note!
maltese (22907) 2011-09-14 5:08
Une très belle lumière pour donner un bel impact à cette photo. une vue qui donne envie de retourner un jour revoir le paysage de Norvège!!
COSTANTINO (70242) 2011-10-08 23:07
this shot is an hymne to the NNature
the forest is the best place to have a walk
wonderful presentation with delicate details
paololg (31448) 2011-12-12 14:38
Ciao dear Pablo,
a good photo characterized by these beautiful shades of summer green, vivid and well saturated, that give a pleasant sensation of freshness and life in wild places. The only problem of the photo is that there is not a Troll! ;-)))
Ciao, have a nice tuesday!
- Copyright: Pablo Minto (pablominto) (53746)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-06-07
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D300, 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 VR DX Zoom Nikkor
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/160 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-07-20 2:56