An elderly local lady told me that this farm was abandoned for 40 years but it was recently sold to someone who wanted to take up farming.
Another intriguing matter is a large monument like stone that is erected on the premises (see workshop image). Mr Bakken, who died as a rather young man in Copenhagen almost 150 years ago, was a successful inventor emigrating from this farm in his youth.
A second connection is an image posted a few weeks ago, showing a two story building far away in the mountains (End of The Road/photo1301738). This building also used to belong to the Bakken family, who was quite influential in these parts of the world in days gone by.
If you take time to listen the chance is you get to hear one or another interesting story, that adds life to the images!
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lousat (97585) 2011-11-04 2:56
Hi Pablo,beautiful composition to show us the autumn colors from Norway,i like the red house and the perfect light position,great sharpness too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
siudzi (34141) 2011-11-04 2:58
A great shot of this beautiful wooden farm. A simple but very eye-catching composition has been built up. Very well done. Thanks for sharing!
mesutilgim (97484) 2011-11-04 3:13
Hello dear Pablo,
Another nice capture from your country.
Nice the red wall of the barn, creating an amazing contrast with the fresh gereen od tha lawn and the blue of the sky.
TFS and have a nice weekend
arijit_ghosh86 (795) 2011-11-04 3:32
What a beautiful landscape..very well done..red color house is the perfect choice..good framing..nice inshort.
LOOOK13 (19046) 2011-11-04 3:35
De bien belles couleurs automnales; et une superbe lumière.
Le rouge de cette maison est splendide .
dta (82386) 2011-11-04 3:44
Hello PAbo ,
I allways enjoy to see these remarkable examples of the norwegian rural architecture . Welle cjosen POV , well framed and exposed , this is an excellent job .
jhm (160023) 2011-11-04 4:20
Again a nice autumn image in a wonderful area.
Truly a good image with a simple subject, but attractive.
You chose an excellent composition and also pleasant colors
Exposure and presentation are very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
JFS (32459) 2011-11-04 4:21
Another perfect autumn composition full of vivid colors and peaceful atmosphere. Thanks for sharing!
Kielia (24077) 2011-11-04 4:26
outstanding photo work and a very beautiful composition with a fantastic atmosphere. The autumn colors are a feast for the photographer! But to be honest: I prefer spring.
Thanks for sharing! I also enjoyed reading the note.
siamesa (28127) 2011-11-04 4:47
Bom dia Pablo
It's really a dream landscape. This composition has a special and particular beauty. Superb photo.
pierrefonds (71137) 2011-11-04 4:51
The trees are framing well the farm buildings. The point of view is showing a double perspective of the architecture of the farm buildings. The late morning light is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.
snunney (106533) 2011-11-04 4:54
A very attractive composition captured under a good light. The framing trees in their autumn colours nicely complement the rich reds of the house. Excellent sharpness. The grass roof of the barn looks in need of a haircut:-)
npecanhuk (78549) 2011-11-04 5:00
Sharpness, exposure, chosen pov, colors, horizontal format, black & white border and composition really pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
Sergiom (88317) 2011-11-04 5:11
Un beau cadrage qui fait ressortir les beautés du paysage et surtout du toit recouvert de végétation de la cabane de bois. La lumière est superbe.
ChrisJ (117855) 2011-11-04 6:55
Well composed using the rule of thirds. Good colour & saturation. The red façade of the cottage contrasts nicely against the lush green grass. Tfs!
gildasjan (43824) 2011-11-04 7:41
La touche de rouge sur cette maison donne un plus à l'image de ce magnifique paysage Norvégien.Une image nette et parfaitement exposée.
marcan44 (6315) 2011-11-04 10:20
una serie molto bella dell'atmosfera autunnale.
Questa è particolarmente bella perchè include questa casetta colorata in mezzo alla vegetazione dove sarebbe piacevole passare un weekend rilassante lontano dal traffico e dall'inquinamento delle città.
Luce e qualita dell'immagine perfetta.
rbassin (24313) 2011-11-04 10:27
Une très belle composition, j'aime bien l'équlibre entre la maison et la nature.
Bluejeans (64251) 2011-11-04 11:42
Ola PAblo ,
Beleza esta tua foto desta quinta de cor vermelha , acho fantástico os telhados com erva , bonitas estas árvores em tons de outono , boa luz , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Bom fim de semana
chrislo (4097) 2011-11-04 14:01
This picture provides a marvellous sample of Norwegian rural architecture and reflects the typical atmosphere of late autumn when the leaves have almost all fallen from the trees. The composition is very pleasant, showing the wooden houses perfectly integrated into their environment. The sun rays emphasizes the red one very nicely.
Have a nice weekend.
clic (18496) 2011-11-04 16:01
I don't talk often technique in my comments, but I can't resist to mention here the natural grey tones of main roof that testify of an allover "by the book" colors depiction of this lovely pastoral scenery!
paololg (31448) 2011-11-04 16:23
Ciao dear Pablo,
I have read with great interest your notes about the history of the old owners of this house, and surely, to your beautiful photos, adds the life of the family Bakken. Nice photo composition, with a beautiful light and wonderful autumn colors. Congratulations!
Ciao, have a nice weekend!
fabianoleite (11971) 2011-11-04 17:41
The red and the brown houses really stand out in the middle of the green and the mountains, providing great contrast in a wonderful composition. Very good work, congratulations!
ikeharel (78317) 2011-11-05 0:32
Story told here give a whole different dimenssion to the tale by the photo itself, Pablo.
Those red hut throughout Norway, are nice spots in the rural country, also have a history to tell.
DjoleEric (0) 2011-11-05 1:16
Make beautiful photo.
Good autumn images.
Good natural color and sharpness.
agulberk (3794) 2011-11-05 2:32
Hi Dear Friend Pablo
It is flowing so that the height of summer to autumn, fall, winter, winter to summer again, like the hands of a clock. Colors from green, to yellow, from yellow to white endless rainbow of colors. Black and white in two days as a mouse nibbling the tree of life ends. Life is like a film strip and movie screens goes rapidly flowing. .
"the alternations of day and night, which are like the seconds of this world -a vast clock of Almighty God- and the years which tell its minutes, and the stages of man's life-span which tell the hours, and the epochs of the world's life-span which tell the days look to one another, are examples of one another, resemble one another, and recall one another."
Really interesting story. One may be too long for young people to sit at home for 40 years. But in terms of an old man going through 40 years I can say as little as one second.
"By nature man is extremely weak, yet everything touches him, and saddens and grieves him. Also he is utterly lacking in power, yet the calamities and enemies that afflict him are extremely numerous. Also he is extremely wanting, yet his needs are indeed many. Also he is lazy and incapable, yet life's responsibilities are most burdensome. Also his humanity has connected him to the rest of the universe, yet the decline and disappearance of the things he loves and with which he is familiar continually pains him. Also his reason shows him exalted aims and lasting fruits, yet his hand is short, his life brief, his power slight, and his patience little.
It can be clearly understood from this how essential it is for a spirit in this state in the early morning to have recourse to and present a petition to the Court of an All-Powerful One of Glory, an All-Compassionate All-Beauteous One through prayer and supplication, to seek success and help from Him, and what a necessary point of support it is so that he can face the things that will happen to him in the coming day and bear the duties that will be loaded on him"
Note: Quoted expressions is excerpted from Bediüzzaman.
Have a nice weekend.
jlbrthnn (76039) 2011-11-05 6:57
The autumnal light is very beautiful and pleasant in Norway. Very attractive composition with trees, houses. Excellent light, colors, and neatness. Bravo.
Have a nice day
Nicou (151064) 2011-11-05 7:20
quelle vue et iamge fnatastique compo cette maison avec le rouge et un toit gris avec l'autre toit et l'herbe et la mousse superbe iamge et ensemble.
Bravo et amitié
Cricri (125878) 2011-11-05 11:36
Une image bien composer aux couleurs agréable de l'automne et le rouge typique de la maison, excellent cardage et lumière
La_Tulipe (2798) 2011-11-05 13:42
Une composition tout en simplicité où le charme d'une nature tranquille se fait ressentir avec délice. Une petite maison qui est mise en valeur par sa couleur rouge au milieu de cette nature automnale .
De belles lumières aussi.
emka (106772) 2011-11-05 16:28
Hi pablo, Nice autumn mood from Norway. beautiful red house and the roof with grass, that I like so much. beautiful birch tree, they are so lovely. Nice composition.
Graal (103038) 2011-11-06 0:08
an interesting informations and nice view of old farm. I like the colours and composition. Good WS also. Well done photos.
Have a nice Sunday.
sacimar (28701) 2011-11-07 6:14
this is a beautiful autumn image, I like the colors and tones, the farm centered is a good idea, nice details and composition,
danos (103144) 2011-11-08 0:24
nice the view of the old farm in this rural village of the country.I like the vivid colours of the Autumn scene as the brilliant light making the image so adorable and attractive.
Have a good day,Danos
jmdias (68677) 2011-11-09 0:59
very beautiful the red house peeking between the other buildings. I liked the framing, the soft light and all those details we can enjoy here. beautiful photo.
in brazil if a farm would be abandoned form 40 years it would be covered with deep forest or would be invaded by people who would be its owner after 5 years living there.haha.
mauro61 (52887) 2011-11-09 1:01
bella la presenta in queste tue immagini tra i boschi di queste case in legno colorate di rosso.
Punti di grande visibilità tra il verde della natura.
Bella scena ben presentata,
John_F_Kennedy (43763) 2011-11-09 8:20
Another beautiful photo. Like this one very much as well. The colours are beautiful.
vasilpro (41661) 2011-11-09 13:49
Wonderful composition, beautiful autumnal atmosphere, lovely light and colors, excellent POV, very good sharpness, fine photo work, TFS!
Have a nice evening, Vasilis.
josepmarin (58359) 2011-11-10 1:25
It is another nice autumnal scene of this beautiful Norwegian landscape, and of the basic element of your composition, the magnificent red barn in this farm, which someone has bought to give a new life to it.
The ensemble has a great beauty and a high aesthetic level, I like the luminosity and the colors of the elements of this landscape.
A fine work.
shevchenko (20548) 2011-11-10 1:26
Nice dense clump and greenery environemnt while some of the trees are turned into autumn color, fascinating view in a sunny day, good pov to frame a group of houses on the agricultural site, distinct image, well done.
Longroute (19396) 2011-11-10 11:02
You have a whole collection of these lovely old farms!
They have a pretty colour of their own and with the colours added by the autumn the composition cannot fail to be a success! That intense red is an eye-catcher and stands out well in between the green and the blue.
So simple, so efficacious, so Norwegian!
What Mr Bakken has invented?
TopGeo (38216) 2011-11-11 0:43
Hello Pablo!Beautiful balanced framing and composition photo, great autumn scene and great old characteristic architecture photo at the same time! Great composition and notes and framing, nice light management, beautiful red colours!Best regards
Giorgio (11279) 2011-11-11 0:46
- Nice corner Pablo, is still green despite the fall which is already there and always these beautiful red farms and these roofs covered with grass, bravo!
Have a nice weekend.
pajaran (65764) 2011-11-11 9:47
Dobar tekst o farmi ...
Lep pogled na staru farmu, lepa fotografija.
Dobra ostrina smimka i kontrast, lepe boje.
Lep spomenik koji podseca na proslost.
Novi vlasnici uzivace na lepom mestu i prirodi, neka ih prati sreca.
Prijatno vece i mirna noc sa lepim vremenom.
Sve najbolje za vikend.
Good article on the farm ...
Nice view of the old farm, beautiful images.
Good smimka severity and contrast, beautiful colors.
A beautiful monument that recalls the past.
The new owners of the staff shall enjoy the beautiful location and nature, let them follow happiness.
Pleasant evening and a quiet night with the beautiful weather.
All the best for the weekend.
macjake (72555) 2011-11-13 0:00
you love your reds :)
after reading your note, i have to agree with you that a great story or a well written note enhances the overall production of the photo, as does this one.
my favorite part of the photo is the grey roof, and the grassy roof beside it.
love the colors and details.
rodgerg (55767) 2011-11-13 0:39
The beautiful red colors arise very well in the well balanced mixt between warm autumn's color and green color. An image very well balanced and esepcially well coloured. Norway is too very nice in autumn!
Have a nice Sunday,
wolf38 (31296) 2011-11-13 8:29
Hello Pablo. Beautifully. I am always very impressed by the beauty of the Norwegian landscape, which includes the lakes, forests and red houses. This autumn photo pleases me very well. The colors are fantastic. Rgds wolfgang.
gunbud (34066) 2011-11-13 17:18
What a charming country scene with such lovely on farm buildings.
The big red barn stands out beautiful aganist the lingering autumn colors.
Love the earthen roofs and how nicely the contrast with the clear blue sky.
Silvio1953 (152991) 2011-11-14 0:43
Ciao Pablo, beautiful composition with original wooden houses, wonderful autumnal colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Waylim (25436) 2011-11-14 18:22
Beautiful rural landscape, the red barne stands out very nicely in this beautiful and natural environment. Nice warm fall colors and beautiful light. Good details overall and lovely composition.
dip (23892) 2011-11-15 0:56
nice capture of autumn mood,wonderful composition of colors,good point of view and framing,
thanks for sharing,
jemaflor (103133) 2011-11-15 3:54
Well seen, a composition well balanced and very lovely colors with this nice light, interesting result with yellow, red and green, tfs.
s_lush (16602) 2011-11-15 8:10
It is pity that such a nice farm in such a picturesque place was abandoned for 40 years. I believe that the new owner will be successful in farming there. You has composed and captured this beautiful rural scene perfectly well, with wonderful colors, interesting details and excellent quality. Very good job!
mvdisco (17796) 2011-11-15 17:24
A beautiful autumn mood in country scene,
Excellent point of view and beautiful tone of colors and light,
beautiful wooding farm nicely presented and composed,
very well done.
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2011-11-15 18:35
another colourful composition from you. The red wall is looking nice with those yellow leafs and the green in foreground. The mountain is superb to see as BG. Excellent shot. Tfs.
skippy007 (12510) 2011-11-16 1:04
Hello Pablo, Read your note with interest, especially the last line, I always try & talk to the people I photograph, I than come away not only with their photo but also feel I have in some way a small part of them. Again nice autumn colours but it's the red wall on the barn that attracts the initial attention. A lovely rural scene, as always well captured.
Royaldevon (43407) 2011-11-16 2:34
Good Morning Pablo,
There is something so beautiful about the deep red of the barn set amidst the greens of countryside. I have noticed that a lot of the barns in Canada and northern U.S.A. are painted similarly.
Your pov is well seen, snuggling the barn into the landscape and allowing it to stand out against the dark, conifer b/g.. There is a lovely movement of colour, diagonally across the frame.
Have a good day,
Uhu (8609) 2011-11-16 12:49
Oh those turfed roofs, instantly reminding of my journeys to Norway! Very good photo it is, and indeed there are autumn mood in it!
Angshu (56760) 2011-11-17 0:01
Interesting story indeed as we read your note!
The red barn is very interesting & what I like is how you composed it partially hidden by the wooden houses with grass on the roof. The framing with the trees is well achieved. Good colours in fine light!
Didi (60590) 2011-11-17 0:38
J'apprécie cette vue locale typique à ton pays avec le gazon sur le toit. Jolies couleurs d'automne.
Hansaphotos (8695) 2011-11-17 8:49
Abandoned for 40 years? Well, fortunately it looks very well maintained. Wonderful mixture of colours well framed by the autumnal trees. Something with this scene makes me think of the Norwegian painter Erik Werenskjold. Excellent work:) Have a nice evening.
Best regards, Erling
batalay (40385) 2011-11-20 22:42
The colors are splendid in this light. I was thinking that there should be some grass growing on the roof, when I noticed there is grass growing in the small premise on the side. Engaging note as usual.
yedirenk (11244) 2011-11-24 12:48
Hi dear Pablo,
colours and details are great.this is a very beautiful autumn painting..nice presentation.TFS
kennyblack (4207) 2011-12-16 12:08
Hello Pablo, very beautiful and charming that your POV with excellent composition. Excellent management of light and natural colours, beautiful red side of the house that highlights and gives vitality to the whole 'picture. Well done, all the best .. Regard' s Marino
- Copyright: Pablo Minto (pablominto) (53746)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-10-01
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D300, Nikkor 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VRII
- Exposure: f/8, 1/1000 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2011-11-04 2:53