This is just west of Lysekil, in a Nature reserve called Stånge Huvud.
The rocks here are granite, 900 million years old. It has been polished into a perfect smoothness during all the ice periods that have formed the landscape here.
The stairs are simply cut as grooves directly in the granite.
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snunney (76402) 2014-02-28 8:34
The people walking down the path with the dog form an interesting pattern against the red granite. The lovely sky offers some excellent tonal contrast. Very good rendering of the textural detail. I bet those steps are very slippery after the rain.
ikeharel (48330) 2014-02-28 8:40
Good evening Gunnar,
Fine clear picture of the rocks, nature reserve that draw tourists to enjoy the ancient landscape.
People here added vivid tone and dynamic scale to the whole, a mid-summer bright day.
Have a nice weekend,
rychem (16438) 2014-02-28 8:56
I find these stairs on the rocks simply surrealistic, great idea, nothing but rocks and a few people, very well done
ktanska (23442) 2014-02-28 9:30
Interesting to see how those rocks make a natural path where railings have been added for support. People coming down make a curve that eyes follow naturally. Lovely place on a sunny summer day.
Didi (53333) 2014-02-28 9:57
Interesting scene with a "L" formed by the tourists
I am curious to see the other side
photographer_sg (1536) 2014-02-28 9:57
that's a charming composition with great pov and lovely soft colours. beautiful texture and details of the rock formation. fine contrast with the blue sky and the brightly coloured clothing of the travellers. the presence of the dog adds an interesting detail. interesting and informative note. thanks for sharing and have a great weekend.
Nicou (111328) 2014-02-28 10:04
fantastique vue et iamge sueprbe compo quelle roche et ces formes merveilleux sueprbe avec les personnage et le petit chien blanc quel ensemble.
Bravo et amitié
eldancer1 (23081) 2014-02-28 10:07
I'm glad to see that they provided those iron railings for walkers otherwise it can be dangerous walking down to rocks without any support. Good pov showing the size of those boulders and sharp details. Well done, tfs.
larsy (28) 2014-02-28 10:31
Har du inte en liknande bid? Men den var kanske från Marstrand.
photoray (8440) 2014-02-28 10:33
Interesting candid of the worn curving granite features of Stange Huvud, with the visitors strolling down the carved steps.
Reminds me of many granitic features in our California Sierra Nevada mountains.
Thanks for sharing,
mesutilgim (76776) 2014-02-28 11:57
Hello dear Gunnar,
Nice observed and captured. Good pov and compo.
The White dog adds a nice element to this capture.
TFS and have a nice weekend
williamcoombs1 (337) 2014-02-28 12:06
Perfect composition! The figures are so well placed, the sky terrific, and the way you've managed the light best of all.
Have a nice weekend,
Buin (42234) 2014-02-28 12:23
Here you show us a really impressive footway, made for eternity. A very well composed and balanced photo and these colours simply are stunning. For me one of your best pictures. I like it very much.
Herzliche Grüße an euch beide aus dem wieder recht kühlen Siegerland. Ein schönes Wochenende!
Silvio1953 (111078) 2014-02-28 12:28
Ciao Gunnar, lovely composition with nice walking people, excellent clarity, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
nikkitta (11142) 2014-02-28 12:30
You must be related with Gert
Good composition of color contrast of the impresive rock
Like the way the people is carefully looking down, must be easy to slip out, dog included
Fis2 (79798) 2014-02-28 12:50
Beautiful place, an interesting path.
Good frame and super colors.
Persons add savor of photo.
worldcitizen (6127) 2014-02-28 13:36
It's amazing to think that we can walk one something so old. It shows the way we are connected to the past. This is a lovely, sunny scene, and it makes me wonder what is around this spot. Is it mostly open space, or are there trees, lakes, etc.?
Royaldevon (24324) 2014-02-28 14:11
Ha! Ha! Gunnar, I just had to laugh at the co-incidence, I had 'Three Steps to Heaven' and you had 'Stairway From Heaven'! I wonder if there was time to examine Heaven in between times!
Your photograph has wonderful rock textures, including lines and faults, and then there is the inclusion of this line of people (and dog) who create a lovely curved guideline from f/g to sky. It is impeccably composed and sharply exposed.
Have a great w/e,
carlo62 (23702) 2014-02-28 15:06
ottimo scatto, fatto al momento giusto, mentre le persone seguono il percorso e ne sottolineano la curva.
Bella luce e bei colori, la nitidezza č eccellente e la foto č ben composta.
elenimavrandoni (11887) 2014-02-28 17:22
Gunnar, I love the homonym song and this is a very creative title for your picture..what surprises me the most is the sunny weather..
ACL1978 (7323) 2014-02-28 17:54
Hello Gunnar! A nice shot with an interesting note showing this rocky park in Sweden. The people coming down the slope really emphasize the difficult angle here. Good color and clarity - thanks.
jemaflor (77476) 2014-02-28 23:58
Pleasant walk I suppose on thes erocks, well framed with people to give life at the landscape, nice colors contrast between blue sky and warm light on these ocks.
jhm (131840) 2014-03-01 1:09
The government had cares for the safety of the walkers, you was on the perfect place for to make these nice picture.
Really a daily life picture with the people and granite rocks.
Your picture is very well, and very attractive made in high quality
Sharpness and clarity be superb.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
holmertz (34647) 2014-03-01 1:26
Klipporna känns bekanta, eller så liknar de varandra i hela Boshuslän. De står sig hur som helst för ännu en bild, i synnerhet en solig dag som denna när de ljusbruna tonerna gör sig väldigt bra mot den blå himlen. Personerna är lagom utspridda längs det böjda räcket. Ljus och skärpa är utmärkta.
pajaran (45522) 2014-03-01 3:34
Dobar tekst o starim stenama, lep pogled i trenutak ..
Dobar trenutak snimka, ostrina i kontrast, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak sa posetiocima, lepe boje.
Lepo popodne i sve najbolje za vikend, srecno.
A good article on the ancient rocks, a nice view and a moment ..
Good time recording, sharpness and contrast, nice place and moment shown to visitors, beautiful colors.
Nice afternoon and all the best for the weekend, good luck.
tyro (17250) 2014-03-01 5:26
Not nice gneiss but beautiful granite makes for a glorious foreground in this simple yet delightful composition where the contrast between two complementary colours (blue and yellow/orange) adds even more to the appeal.
The steps and the metal railings and the little row of people provide a lovely "lead in" to the composition, the colours and light are delightful, your exposure perfect and the details and sharpness exquisite.
A fine note too.
Sergiom (50600) 2014-03-01 5:29
J'aime beaucoup le point de vue utilisé pour cette composition. Il fournit une belle impression de hauteur. Le sentier est bien balisé et semble assez facile. J'aime beaucoup le ciel comme arričre plan.
abmdsudi (36320) 2014-03-01 7:41
In this shot, the contrasty people's presence against predominance barren earthy tone foreground has brought the shot to good life. The deep blue sky has further enhanced the effect. Well done, TFS
ourania (22744) 2014-03-01 9:40
a wonderful presentation of this enormous granite rock and the way people can relate to it and enjoy it. The perspective and the sense of movement have been rendered superbly, there's great depth and the naturalness of the textures is stunning. Your photo is vivid and inviting, watching the people creates a desire to explore this majestic formation too. The light and the colours are absolutely delicious. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely month,
Subhogen (4037) 2014-03-01 10:18
Wow! 900 millions years old rocks, that is almost as old as our planet earth.I would step on them with respect :-) As many have already said the placement of these tourists in a sequence is fantastic. The rock face has made good contrast with the clear blue sky. Well seen and taken. Thanks for sharing.
jcpix (9298) 2014-03-01 14:22
I would assume some of the smooth finish on these rocks has been due to the many years of foot traffic too, yeah? :) Always intriguing to see earths formations and colors throughout different parts of the world, and this looks very similar to the landscape in Arizona. Aside from the natural beauty itself, I really like that you've included these tourists to help understand some of the scale, and of course the attraction of human element. Good timing as well, so as to have equal spacing between each person. Bright, sharply focused with detail and nice textures...an overall pleasing image! Enjoy the rest of the weekend. Take good care.
jurek1951 (40207) 2014-03-02 0:11
a beautiful photo of this famous place with spectacular composition and vibrant colours, great atmosphere,
wolf38 (29804) 2014-03-02 1:56
Hello Gunnar. Rounded rocks, an iron railing and down people walking with dog. The title says it all. The photo is very interesting. The colors complement each other perfectly.
Best rgds, Wolfgang.
Romano46 (15614) 2014-03-02 2:02
questa tua l'avevo giā notata ieri ma avevo esaurito le mie critiche.
E' piacevole notare l'amore per la natura degli svedesi, palpabile in questa foto dalla quale si nota come il percorso sia particolarmente attrezzato e messo in sicurezza e come persone di ogni etā lo percorrano per goderne la particolare bellezza.
E' anche l'occasione per una foto nella quale i colori brillanti dominano incontrastati, inseriti in una bella composizione.
Ciao e buona domenica
papagolf21 (81654) 2014-03-02 2:19
Bonjour, cher Gunnar,
Voilā une image trčs intéressante ā tous points de vue.
C'est curieux la forme des ces roches. La nature nous réserve bien des surprises.
Sujet parfaitement présenté.
COSTANTINO (47700) 2014-03-02 7:43
the title of your shot is almost perfect
really those men looing coming from the
blue sky its very dangerous for those
walkers to do so original version
your notes are very useful
claudeD (28872) 2014-03-02 9:38
Wonderful picture from "heaven" with an excellent composition and fine colors. I like the perfect sharpness and clarity. I would like to make a little tour over there.TFS.
With regards from Luembourg
boa (5436) 2014-03-02 12:56
verkligen fantastiska klippor ni har på Västkusten. Jag kan föreställa mig hur skönt klipporna värmer efter en solig dag. Ljuset och färgerna i den här bilden är verkligen tilltalande, ser man havet på andra sidan av krönet? Häftig naturlig trappformation i klipporna.(vilken tur att det finns ett räcke utifall man har druckit vin:) ) Snygg bild från en plats som jag ska besöka i framtiden.
mcmtanyel (8209) 2014-03-02 16:45
What caught my attention in the thumbnail was the simple contrast of the colors: the deep blue of the sky vs the wonderful earth tones. Looking at the full size photo, I appreciate the details now, but it is still the overall simplicity of the photo that is so powerful.
Graal (94162) 2014-03-03 5:15
interesting view and informations. Nice picture. Good composition and colors. Amazing stairs in granite. Very well done photo.
Have a nice week.
adramad (33584) 2014-03-03 8:11
A splendid image with these large granitic formations, rounded by many hundreds of years of erosion, the presence of people down the path carefully, get a vital touch to the composition.
Very nice range of colors.
Splendid sharpness and good light.
Happy start to the week.
All the best.
UlfE (14599) 2014-03-03 11:00
Fantastiskt fin bild från Bohusläns granithällar. Bilden visar med stor tydlighet hur fint det är här. Sverige när det är som bäst! Gruppen personer som tar sig ner klipporna längs ledstången gör bilden väldigt attraktiv. Ha en bra vecka!
dip (22912) 2014-03-04 9:00
I would have appreciated the location somewhere in North Africa or in Middle America but certainly not in Sweden,
the rocks seems really impressive with interesting formations,
you captured the scene very well,and the inclusion of the walkers makes the composition still more beautiful,
mirosu (10942) 2014-03-05 5:03
Excellent composition, very nice photo. The brown rocks are in excellent contrast against blue sky. The people on the way down add nice life to the scene. Overall excellent light and well balanced colors.
Very well done.
HOLIDAYS in MOUNTAINS
mkamionka (28422) 2014-03-05 13:15
very interesting effect indeed, it seems as if the world would end just behind the last man on the stairs. I like such rocky landscapes, people add some action and feeling of scale,
Very well done,
macjake (49318) 2014-03-06 0:57
only 900 Million years old eh? what, they couldn't find anything older! haha
attractive peachy brown colors, and the blue sky gives a sweet contrast. perfect day for photos.
see you around
danos (80957) 2014-03-06 5:00
very nice the snapshot as the presentation of the visitors of the massif granite to descending it,keeping from the rail.
The brilliant light of the day enhance the vivid colours as the clarity and the beauty of this impressive rock.
serp2000 (35776) 2014-03-07 2:28
Well, glad to see they came from Heaven, in the end. It's just a breaking news ;)
Excellent colors combination, fine details of the stone structure. This photo reminds me some places near Stockholm.
subhendu_bagchi (24381) 2014-03-08 3:24
nice way through granite rocks. Great view of nature presented nicely with those tourists. They made it lively. A nice composition with fine depth and clarity. Excellent one. Tfs.
ChrisJ (93442) 2014-03-11 3:46
Wonderful warm cold color contrasts between the blue sky and reddish orange granite rocks. The people walking their dog add scale and animate the scene. Aptly titled! I guess it would be hellish with no guiderail in winter with slippery ice and snow? Tfs!
Kielia (22293) 2014-03-19 8:43
it is my pleasure to take you over 100 points with this picture. I have seen your shots from here before and this one lives up to your previous high standards. I love the excellent perspective. My compliments!
adores (32694) 2014-03-28 16:56
That's an original idea for a Nature Reserve, as it doesn't damage much. I'm just not sure if people don't fall down easily there. A very good pov and composition!
kato (11102) 2014-04-03 23:34
You're capturing well this spectacle by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the huge rocks of granite with ups and down which has been polished into a perfect smoothness applying long years. And, the stairs is set well with the handrail into grooves of rock.
- Copyright: Gunnar Holmertz (saxo042) (35810)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-07-29
- Categories: Daily Life, Transportation, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon PowerShot G10
- Exposure: f/4, 1/1000 seconds
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- Date Submitted: 2014-02-28 8:26
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