This river is the border between the city of Oslo and Akershus Fylke.
The photo is taken from Lysaker in the municipality of Baerum and the buildings across the river are in Oslo. Lysakerelva (the Lysaker River) has its source in Bogstadvannet (Bogstad Water) and is around 8 kilometres long. It flows out into the Lysaker Fjord, part of the Oslo Fjord.
There is evidence that the river has been used for mills since the 12th century, and probably earlier. The old name of the river was Få (Norse Fǫð), which means "fence" or "boundary". In the 18th century, Bogstadvannet was also known as Faavandet.
By 1660, twelve farms had claims to the hydromechanical power generated by the river.
There was a mill here too and at the other end of the bridge (in Oslo), you can see two mill stones, mounted on a vertical axis. They are rolling on a horizontal stone and grinding whatever comes between them. I don´t know the neither the Norwegian nor the English for this kind of equipment, but in Swedish this is called a ”kollergång”. They used to be used in the paper industry, grinding wood into cellulosic fibres.
Another view as WS.
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hidibyendu (929) 2012-11-08 1:15
Very nice natural colors. The yellowish colors where the water is coming down in looking superb.
Hansaphotos (8081) 2012-11-08 1:17
Not often we see pictures from this part of Norway here on TE. A nice view of the river, very well taken from a good angle. Interesting to see how the old buildings are surrounded by the more modern neighborhood so close. Your close view give us a good sense of the power of the river. Fine colours too. Very nice work and an interesting note:) TFS. Have a nice day.
Best regards, Erling
wolf38 (31296) 2012-11-08 1:33
Hi Gunnar. Today's Photo I like it better because of the realistic colors. Yes, hydroelectric power has always been used. The scarcity and the price of crude oil reserves, let the people on the lookout for new resources. In your photo you can see the power of water very well.
Royaldevon (38477) 2012-11-08 2:27
Good Morning Gunnar,
Both shots are interesting but this is the mmore dynamic, with the water gushing relentlessly towards the viewers.
You have created a fine composition, the fence anchoring the f/g, whilst the attractive red bridge leads naturally from the f/g to the b/g. You have used a good dof.
Have a lovely day,
tyro (24682) 2012-11-08 6:47
A very interesting note you have given here. Firstly, to answer your question, I believe that this type of mill is called in English an Edge Mill, used for crushing rather than grinding, as in the case of grain, when the more usual twin horizonally disposed stones would be used as here. And, as you say, these "edge" mills were used for crushing wood in the paper manufacturing industry and also for making gunpowder as you can see in this page which, incidentally, also makes reference to your compatriot, Alfred Nobel.
And, funnily enough, the name of "Nobel" reminds me of this picture which I posted more than five years ago - read the note and be amused! I think I might have been quite lucky that day!!
This is a very fine photograph, again sporting your "signature" splash of red in the bridge as it spans the peaty looking waterfall of the river. The diagonal composition is pleasing and, although some of the background is just a little "messy", the dominant red distracts from it so much so that we barely notice it. Lovely vibrant colours, perfect exposure and exquisite sharpness.
A Lovely Photograph!
eldancer1 (36343) 2012-11-08 8:54
Indeed! Mother nature is not something one should take for granted, the people in Eastern U.S. knows that power very well right now. Very nice and beautiful capture of this river. Good lighting and dof with sharp details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
holmertz (52064) 2012-11-08 9:56
Bättre titel i dag, annars en déja vy, fast det inte finns några människor på bron nu. Kompositionen i övrigt lika snygg som i går, överlag är färgerna bättre och du har kapat det mesta av det väldigt vita skummet nertill.
rychem (35313) 2012-11-08 10:40
Very interesting subject, great composition with use of the falling water, beautiful red bridge, perfectly done
Fis2 (96799) 2012-11-08 12:32
A very curious place, interesting object.
Good frame and natural colors.
I like water effect.
macjake (67534) 2012-11-08 13:56
it seems as if John really knows his stuff with these Mills! a knowledgable guy!
I'll take a much more simplistic approach :)
the yellow water looks like urine! is that simplistic enough for you! haha!
I am a nurse after all! :)
just looking at the photo makes me feel like going to the bathroom!
I'm glad to see the red color splash for that added visual interest.
the subject is really cool!
enjoy your day
bukitgolfb301 (41462) 2012-11-08 14:46
Hi dear Gunnar
Ya your title is to the point indeed!
Slow shutter speed creates very dynamic image.
Marvelous attractive color touch as usual, so vivid for me. Thanks for your sharing and have a good Friday!
Takero from Tokyo
npecanhuk (75122) 2012-11-08 16:46
Very attractive picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, contrasts, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
jjcordier (79297) 2012-11-08 22:06
Jolie composition avec de jolis contrastes de couleurs. La puissance de l'eau est très bien rendue.
jhm (152246) 2012-11-09 4:36
I can almost hear the stream of, the waterfall.
You chose a very well angle this gives nice perspective and depth picture.
Lovely colors and nice view about these area.
Excellent composition and wonderful captured.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
Nard (6972) 2012-11-09 6:07
Beautiful mixt between the brown water and the red bridge. Nice choice of speed for the texture of the water.
mesutilgim (95050) 2012-11-09 7:06
Still from Norway aber this time something quite different entry. 1/60 helped you to show the dynamism of the river perfectly. And the red box at the center copletes the compo perfectly.
Many interesting notes makes it a valuable TE work.
TFS and best regards
elenimavrandoni (0) 2012-11-09 12:32
The power of water is greatly captured here, with a great contrast of colors, light and shadows. Good reflection on the back!
Graal (102752) 2012-11-10 0:21
unusual place and interesting view. Good title and photowork. I like the composition and colours. Also well informations.
Have a nice WE.
CanmoreKevin (2111) 2012-11-10 6:32
Beautiful. I love the vivid red contrasting with all of the surroundings. nicely composed.
Kielia (24077) 2012-11-10 8:49
this is really a powerful sight! One can almost hear the noise of the water.
The composition and the photographer's perspective are excellent. I also enjoyed reading the interesting notes. My compliments!
ktanska (27524) 2012-11-10 10:07
Beautiful place full of industrial history. Litlle red bridge looks very nice. Brown colour of water clearly visible. Wider framing looks good in the workshop, but light was just too tricky for right exposure.
Didi (60588) 2012-11-11 0:12
Very good use of the speed and nice composition.
Your subject is very interesting.
Only the sound is missing.
abmdsudi (53665) 2012-11-11 3:00
The title is apt, with the dramatic gushing water movement of the flowing stream that adds so much impact in such high velocity and i think your shutter speed is just right to show the motion without fluffy except for the small portion on the bottom right corner. The compo is fine, well detailed and diagonally adding the perspective with some nice fg and backdrop interests with good touches of vivid colors. What we are missing here is the sound! Fine shot, TFS
Glint (6171) 2012-11-11 6:30
you certainly have a eye for red! The red bridge here lifts the image and offers a good focal point.There's a nice diagonal line created by the bridge support and the flow of the water.Intersting glimpse of more modern architecture in the bg.
Cricri (118839) 2012-11-11 11:17
Tout bon le POV, la prise forte de l'eau et ce rouge typique de Norvége, une très belle présentation , intéressante aussi celle en WS
mirosu (16129) 2012-11-13 23:00
Excellent water motion photo. Perfect composition with the bridge crossing the water overflow place. I like the clear red color of the bridge and wooden house because it contrasts nicely with the yellow-brown water collor. Well done. Have a great day.
P.s. The fishes in my previous posts are Red Snappers (very good & tasty fish).
larsy (28) 2012-11-14 0:22
Jag gissade först på Mölndal, men kände inte igen den röda byggnaden.
ciakgiak (30431) 2012-11-14 8:30
what a stunning effect! I like a lot the effect of the water, with this particular yellow color, and the red color on the higher part of the image. Great image, bravo!
Congratulations and TFS.
ourania (45022) 2012-11-14 10:21
both your pictures have been very skillfully and artistically composed capturing the unique and very interesting contsructions and characteristics of this place as well as the fascinating power of the flowing and falling water. I love the many different angles, perspectives, colours and textures enclosed in each frame. Sharpness and lighting are exquisite. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
mkamionka (36250) 2012-11-14 12:45
lovely composition with the red building attracting the attention. Water seems so abundant and forceful here and it had an interesting brownish color too.
Very well done, thanks for sharing,
jlbrthnn (76037) 2012-11-15 3:22
The title suits this photo that highlights the driving force of the water. The composition is spectacular, skillfully framed. The light, colors and sharpness are excellent. Excellent ws too. Bravo.
Have a nice day
serp2000 (44073) 2012-11-15 6:41
Fine title! Yes, we love to see the water expression. Good point of view and attractive composition as a result. Well done! TFS!
Best wishes from Russia!
pajaran (60101) 2012-11-17 12:27
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst sa datim podacima, i istorijom ...
Lep pogled na reku i crveni most ...
Dobra ostrina snimka i kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobra kompozicija, lepo pokazana reka i most.
Lepa reka i most.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje za vikend.
Very interesting and good text with the given data, and history ...
Nice view of the river and the red bridge ...
Good image sharpness and contrast, beautiful color.
Good composition, beautiful river and the bridge shown.
Beautiful river and the bridge.
Good evening and all the best for the weekend.
ACL1978 (7511) 2012-11-17 18:58
Living in the New England region of the US means we have small mills and milltowns like this all over the place, Gunnar, so this is certainly a familiar sight for me. Your capture is excellent, really showing the power of the falls, framed well by the bright red bridge. Good to see that this and some of the mill buildings have been preserved despite the clear development in BG.
UlfE (14641) 2012-11-18 11:18
Vilken kontrast mellan gammalt och nytt! En kvarn med anor från 1200-talet som verkar bli mer och mer expanderade bebyggelsen. Du har verkligen hitta en bra kameravikel med det ligga röda brohuset i fokus och den kraftfulla fallet syns i stort sett i sin helhet. Tack för titten och ha en bra söndagskväll!
Silvio1953 (142131) 2012-11-18 11:38
Ciao Gunnar, great POV on fantastic waterfall, lovely composition with nice red bridge, fine details, excellent clarity, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
s_lush (16134) 2012-11-20 21:33
As usual for your shots, the colors and their combinations are really wonderful here, the red being the main one. Excellent presentation of this picturesque historic place, both visually and textually!
thebest (4276) 2012-11-27 20:18
Congratulations on your well written & very interesting notes.
Wonderful photo & the yellow colour of the water looks great with the red bridge.
Excellent clarity & I like your POV.
scroller (3445) 2012-12-05 11:47
Härliga färger bra kobmination med det "gula" vattenfallet och den röda bron. Också fin rörelse i vattnet!
Hälsar Stefan från ett i dag snökaosigt Stockholm.
COSTANTINO (64766) 2012-12-16 1:29
I liked this shot today because it
looks so real and close to me,
your notes about the capture of this
photo taken from Lysaker in the
municipality of Baerum and the
buildings across the river are
nice,thanks a lot,my opinion is
that you offered an excellent
shot to us
have a nice Sunday
Alco (7367) 2012-12-19 12:53
Very nice picture of that fall.I like the color of the water.Nice contrasting colors.Superb composition.Very well done.TFS.
Have a nice day.
claudeD (38398) 2012-12-20 6:12
very fine picture with a well choosen title. I like the composition and the very good sharpness. Very good contribution to TE.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
Sergiom (78623) 2012-12-23 5:35
J'aime beaucoup le point de vue et le cadrage sur cette belle chute aux couleurs de terre. Le pont rouge apporte toute une belle touche de couleur vive à l'ensemble.
knips (172) 2012-12-27 15:53
a very nice shot and an very interesting explanation of the object. I like the dynamic coming from the water and the colours. Thanks a lot for sharing
Kamilutka (8105) 2013-01-09 12:17
Good evening Gunnar,
this i sreally interesting picture of quite extraordinary subject. I like the way yellowish water makes contrast with the red wooden bridge. Very good composition and well chosen POV. Perfect sharpness.
PaulVDV (28815) 2013-01-10 11:56
Looking at the picture I can here the water crashing down. The picture shows very well the strong power of the water.
Taken from a good angle and in an excellent composition.
Best regards, Paul
jcpix (13916) 2013-01-19 16:15
So many wonderful colors presented in this photo. Are you sure that's not a river of beer? :) The strong contrast of the yellow and red is amazing and caught my eye from the thumbnail picture. I like the many different lines created from this composition, and the textures are strong. You've managed to put quite a bit into a single image, and it works splendidly! Sharp focus as well, brilliant!
GiovanniG (3264) 2013-09-07 19:22
Splendid capture with a wonderful perspective showing all the colors and contrasting waters. Very well done Gunnar!
Warmest regards and thanks,
boa (7375) 2014-01-09 10:30
härlig historisk miljö från mitt andra "hemland". Kraften från vattnet verkar generera enorm kraft, inte konstigt att det har används till energi. De "praktiska" moderna byggnaderna i baggrunden är tämligen ointressanta om man jämför med detta vackra byggnadsverk. Fin och intressant bild med utmärkt kvalitet.
danos (97479) 2014-12-28 22:27
great the close up view of small waterfall as works for the watermill.
I see the huge stones of the mill on the left of the red bridge with the
momentum of the water to makes the image even more effective.Excellent the light and the colour management of the image.
I wish you a prosperous,happy and healthy New Year,Danos
- Copyright: Gunnar Holmertz (saxo042) (37874)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-11-02
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Canon PowerShot G10
- Exposure: f/3.5, 1/60 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
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- Date Submitted: 2012-11-08 0:58
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