A group of pre-school children are playing in the snow at the Castle Forest (Slottsskogen) in Gothenburg.
The male teacher is trying to shake a branch above the children, who wait for the snow to fall down on them.
This picture was taken nearly two years ago. Today we have no snow at all here. Not even the birch that the teacher is trying to shake is there.
I took a walk here today, to find the exact position where this is and found that it was cut down. But if you look here, and place the yellow man at the marker and pan around, you can still see the tree (there is a bicycle leaned against it).
But now it is gone!
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TopGeo (38202) 2013-01-09 6:23
hello Gunnar! Nice and strong landscape shot with this opposition between white and red and deep blue tones. The reflection is clean and perfect to use daily life
Superb composition, wonderful and impressive place, lovely light and colors, excellent POV very good clarity, contrast and sharpness, TFS!
dip (23592) 2013-01-09 6:49
what a lovely scene!
very well captured,fantastic lighting,clarity and sharpness,
yquem46 (38684) 2013-01-09 6:53
A nice luminous and joyful winter scene from snowy Sweden
Simple but very pleasant
gott nytt år
dta (65658) 2013-01-09 7:06
Hello Gunnar ,
A charming composition ! The children are so cute , waiting for the falling of teh snow . I like the curve of the branche , and the contrast of vivid colors of the clothes with the white snow .
PS Is it esay to add the map location when we post a picture ?
snunney (82519) 2013-01-09 7:13
How strange for the tree to have gone, perhaps it was considered dangerous after too many teachers pulled on the branches:-) Anyway, this is a colourful and happy daily life composition captured at just the right moment. A charming, well presented image.
Graal (96760) 2013-01-09 7:25
nice winter theme. Good captured scene and presentation here. Fine fun on the snow of childrens and women. Good reportage. Photo I like.
Have a nice evening.
wolf38 (31270) 2013-01-09 7:34
Hi Gunnar. What a lovely photo. How colorful spring flowers, the small children standing in the snow. Color, light, composition, - all the best. Viewing the image is a pleasure.
emilbo (22446) 2013-01-09 7:35
Je retrouve cette photo ici aprčs l'avoir commentée sur Photofolia. Quelle joie pour les jeune du pré-scolaire d'aller jouer dans la neige. Cette scčne d'hiver scčne est magnifique et l'éclairage entre ombre et lumičre est bien géré. Beau contraste de couleurs et excellent rendu de la neige.
Félicitations!... et toutes mes amitiés,
Kielia (23351) 2013-01-09 8:13
times are changing!
You have really found an excellent POV for this interesting shot! The composition is excellent and it is the winter light on the scenery and the contrast of the colors that make the image very attractive.
holmertz (40055) 2013-01-09 8:39
Detta är en bild som ingen lär missa. För många TE-medlemmar sannolikt en otroligt exotisk miljö med lika exotiska små människor i sina randiga västar. Nästan ett överflöd av röda blickfång som gör sig perfekt i den vita miljön. Den långa grenen ramar in motivet perfekt och ljuset är också fantastiskt bra. Utan tvekan din bästa bild på rätt länge. Svårt att förstå att du har hållit på den här i två år.
rychem (22179) 2013-01-09 8:47
Very nice winter scene, cheerful and bright, lovely group of childern, excellent composition and light management
jlbrthnn (76037) 2013-01-09 10:39
The little tots wrapped in their warm clothes are fun. This is a photo well done, very nice. I love the light, colors and quality. Bravo.
Have a nice evening.
cornejo (30626) 2013-01-09 11:02
Hello Gunnar, very good photo of this beautiful snow scene in the place. Interesting picture well composed and framed. Very good and nice job, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing.
Good night and happy week.
Best regards and best wishes.
marina7 (8053) 2013-01-09 11:17
that's exactly the kind of picture we're having at the moment with the exception of the sun. But I hope it will come out of the clouds this weekend:) The branches look amazing but I guess your weather's just too warm and the snow is heavy as it takes quite an effort from this man to shake it down, the kids are tired waiting there:)
GREGG (7888) 2013-01-09 11:17
sweet scene and great composition
wonderful light and good sharpness
I wish you beautiful photos in 2013,
boa (5995) 2013-01-09 13:07
jag håller med de andra här. Det är en härlig bild som utstrålar lek och glädje en vacker vinterdag. Dagar som denna gör att man kan stå ut med vintern i Sverige. Bara att dra på sig varma kläder och gå ut och njuta i vintersolen, kanske ett Cafe på hemvägen..
Gillar din placering där ingen tycks se att du fotar, härligt ljus och snygga färger. Ett utmärkt foto!
elenimavrandoni (14249) 2013-01-09 13:09
Hello Guannar,so nice that you took this picture two years ago. Things change, the nature changes! No snow in Sweden this time of the year, this is strange...
Beautiful picture with the colorful little ones playing in the snow. Beautiful birch, too bad is not there anymore!A very natural shot!
worldcitizen (6801) 2013-01-09 15:16
I really like this scene. All of the red clothes against the white snow is beautiful, and I like the tree branches framing the top. It is such a happy scene, and the small children are so cute. :-) We don't have any snow here either, and it has been above normal this week. It's nice that you captured this winter shot in the past to share with us now. :-)
kato (11630) 2013-01-09 19:55
You're capturing well this winter scene by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see a group of pre-school children wearing cute uniform of red & white and a teacher shaking a brach. It's so lovely spectacle. You catch a picture of this snow season by a good timing.
chrisvek (7001) 2013-01-09 20:31
It seems like a paraside for the children.Very peaceful atmosphere.Also so nice POV and great contrasts.Well done.tfs
have a nice day
SnapRJW (30909) 2013-01-09 21:12
Hello Gunnar - What a super candid shot. The vibrant reds are lovely against the snow and the red and white tabards the children wear are very eye-catching. I can imagine their enjoyment as they play in the forest. Beautiful composition with the horizontal branch, splashes of red and attractive light. Warm wished for 2013. Rosemary
jjcordier (75620) 2013-01-09 23:08
Quelle jolie scčne!J'adore leurs petits "tabliers" rayés. La lumičre est superbe,surtout sur les branches enneigées, la composition excellente. Vraiment une trčs bonne photo!
bukitgolfb301 (35434) 2013-01-10 0:14
Hi dear Gunnar
The best of week from you!
Marvelous vivid color touch and so heartwarming subject!
Splendid at all
Best regards and many thanks
hidibyendu (871) 2013-01-10 1:18
Nice landscape, with a great contrast between whitish snow and red dresses.
ChrisJ (96610) 2013-01-10 2:27
A lovely winter scene with good sharpness & excellent lighting contrasts and punchy as well. The people animate the scene and provide scale. Good warm cold colour contrasts between the red & blue. A delightful scene when it's been 37c here.
pajaran (51238) 2013-01-10 3:00
Lep pogled na decu koja se igraju na snegu ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, ostrina, kontrast, lepe boje.
Lep trenutak sa decom koja uzivaju na snegu.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje.
Nice view of children playing in the snow ...
A good time recording, sharpness, contrast, beautiful color.
A nice moment with children who enjoy the snow.
Have a nice and successful day, all the best.
Royaldevon (28641) 2013-01-10 3:22
I am surprised that you have kept this in your archives for so long, for it is a simply wonderful shot; it has everything! The subject matter is entrancing, whilst the shot is beautifully comoposed with that magical quality that snow always brings. I love how you have used the long branch as a separation line!
How do you manage to persuade all these people to wear red?
Have a lovely day,
Nicou (120376) 2013-01-10 3:56
quelle scčne superbe tous ce enfants dan la neige avec la belle branche recouverte de neige merveilleuse image et compo superbe.
Bravo et amitié
Fis2 (84552) 2013-01-10 6:15
Wonderful winter scene!
Excellent light and colours.
I like it.
Have a nice afternoon
eldancer1 (27169) 2013-01-10 7:46
Brrr! That look so cold! I like seeing snow but from a distance. LOL Great pov and dof with nice details even the snow. Well done, tfs.
emka (77336) 2013-01-10 10:45
very nice scene from the park. I like the striped jackets of the kids. It seems that it was cold there. Wonderful branches covered with snow. Such winter I like, but not that we have now - very wet and grey. Charming shot. It is a pity that the tree is now gone. was it dangerous?
UlfE (14641) 2013-01-10 12:18
Vilken kul bild. Massor av liv och aktiviteter och ett övermått av röda kläder. Jättefint ljus. En sådan fest för ögat. Tack för titten och ha en bra kväll!
abmdsudi (42594) 2013-01-11 5:11
Superb compo on the snowy morning with excellent layers of shades, and the simplicity & the minimal colour palette make a well spotted subject. The crowd is an attractive eye catching element, a stark contrast from its surrounding in the mids of lovely glimpses of side warm soft light which does convey a happy. Beautiful shot, Well done.
serp2000 (39540) 2013-01-11 6:23
So lovely photo story, amazing scene. Thanks for this positive and picturesque photo, well seen. Funny winter amusement for the childrenn indeed.
Have a great weekend!
gildasjan (41544) 2013-01-11 9:59
Une trčs jolie scčne de vie sur et sous la neige.La lumičre est bonne,le blanc est parfaitement rendu et le contraste avec le rouge est trčs agréable.
Bonne année 2013
ourania (30123) 2013-01-11 11:57
a very lovely picture of a delightful day and experience for all the people included. It would be great if they could see the picture and keep the memory of the day in the snow and of the great tree they used for their game. I like very much the composition with the colourful group standing out against the pure snow. Your lighting is superb and apart from moderating the glow of the snow and acheiving great clarity, you have also captured the wonderful play of light on the snowy branches. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely weekend,
jhm (138214) 2013-01-12 1:33
A lovely family moment, middle of the nature with a splendid snow area
Truly a wonderful picture made with high quality, and nice subject.
Composition and presentation be superb.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
macjake (55520) 2013-01-12 10:56
its funny and cute how they put these white and red striped flocks on the children :) but i understand why.
in the photo, did you notice the person in the white jacket on the ground in the bg? lol whats going on there?
COSTANTINO (54419) 2013-01-12 11:04
what a beautiful shot into the fresh snow
I like this group of pre school children
playing in the snow,great contrast between
red and white,nice pov,superb composition
simple but pleasant and happy
have a nice Sunday
s_lush (16134) 2013-01-12 13:02
A highly attractive and colorful picture. You have captured a really charming scene with children, their teachers and such a big amount of snow, exactly like here, in Ukraine, today. Very good moment of capturing, excellent composition, vivid colors and perfect quality of the image!
willperrett (6712) 2013-01-12 13:23
This is a pleasing, happy photograph, with lovely slanting sunlight catching the snow and the branches. The bright clothes, red in particular, are the warmth that counterpoints the otherwise largely colourless scene. Nice work.
claudeD (32069) 2013-01-12 14:08
What an interesting daily life picture. Excellent composition and fine clarity. I like the view very much.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
clic (14738) 2013-01-12 14:10
Why do I hear again in front of the first magnitude of this winter scenery the fairy tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs?!!
The father wasn't a character of the original tale, though!
papagolf21 (85432) 2013-01-13 0:19
Bonjour, cher Gunnar,
Trčs jolie mise en image de cette ronde de petits lutins dans la neige.Les couleurs se détachent merveilleusement sur ce blanc immaculé.
Une belle réussite.
Silvio1953 (120566) 2013-01-13 1:49
Ciao Gunnar, lovely winter view with nice scente in the snow, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio
zanzi (13642) 2013-01-13 2:00
Seems like the kids are going to receive loads of snow from the tree...
I like especially the one at the far left, looking up and wondering what is going to happen.
anel (563) 2013-01-14 4:43
What a cute scene! Just so nice the kids with the striped overall. Vivid scene of daily life which you caught so well!
Thanks and kind regards
tyro (20014) 2013-01-14 9:43
Yes, I can see the tree, the bicycle and even the same bough which this man was shaking! But what a shame that tree has now gone: to be honest, when the little yellow man showed it to me, the tree didn't look terribly healthy, so perhaps they chopped it down for a good reason.
This is a wonderfully happy and bright picture, the children having fun waiting for the snow to drop on them - or, at least, some seem happy while one or two appear just a little apprehensive!
Fabulous bright (red) colours, lovely light and stunning details and sharpness.
P.S. Same here in Scotland - we had about 3 cm of snow on Saturday night but by Sunday night it had all disappeared!
adores (36147) 2013-01-14 16:46
A great moment of joy:)! Seems they are having real fun and I like the composition a lot! - the moment, the red colour of their coats in contrast with the snow, the light! A very nice capture!
mesutilgim (83018) 2013-01-15 4:57
Hello dear Gunnar,
Amazing capture of this wonderfull wintery scene, full of joy !
TFS and best regards
mvdisco (17758) 2013-01-15 6:59
A beautiful daily life scene you have captured here,
great details and excellent POV. and DOF.
good action shot of the teacher to shake the branche for falling snow in the childrens,
larsy (28) 2013-01-15 23:32
Härlig vinterbild, men det är konstigt att stan gillar att fälla träd överallt. Eller var det bara grenen som var avsågad?
zoomer (6) 2013-01-16 13:16
Hi,superb and sweet winter fun shot.Children and snow really go together well.Your picture is extraordinarily clear and vibrant.As to my birds they are a female and a male[red] cardinal and a finch.All the best,Wolf.
jacquest (18567) 2013-01-16 15:01
A nice winter scene here that could easily be seen in my country. The children are always happy to play in the snow. I guees they are going to be snowed for good when the branch shed it's coating. I like the light and shaodow play and the colors and sharpnes are very good.
ACL1978 (7467) 2013-01-16 17:17
I'm glad, Gunnar, that you preserved this happy moment in the life of the tree before its untimely demise... this is a great moment you've captured, full of excitement. The bright red throughout is excellent, including in the little uniform bibs of the children. I especially like the little boy at far left who appears mesmerized by what's happening above him...
jurek1951 (42058) 2013-01-17 2:26
What a beautiful day with a great winter scene.Excellent winter composition and perspective.Very beautiful colours,
annjackman (19189) 2013-01-18 3:04
This is a delightful scene aided by wonderful light and the red clothes. Pin sharp and extremely well exposed. Today we have our first serious winter storm in the South of England and schools are shut and I can see the children playing outside on their sledges. However, very dull light and no sunshine predicted so perhaps no photography.
Best wishes, Ann
p.s. my 17 month granddaughter has a new sledge so I expect that she will experience her first play in the snow today.
jemaflor (83691) 2013-01-18 4:51
Beautiful winter scene well captured, good effect with this snowy branche and with the contrast between red clothese and white snow.
Romano46 (17470) 2013-01-20 5:53
questa tua foto č un vero spettacolo!
Hai saputo cogliere un momento bellissimo creando una composizione che si fa notare per il forte e bellissimo contrasto tra il colore rosso dei personaggi ed il bianco abbagliante della neve.
Una foto nella quale la spontaneitā č ben evidente e non appare costruita in studio.
I miei complimenti non solo per questa ma l'intera tua galleria di foto.
Ciao e buona domenica.
notrap (5853) 2013-01-23 2:46
Du hattest so ein hübsches Foto in Deinem Archiv und hast es zwei Jahre versteckt? Es gefällt mir außerordentlich gut.
Im Moment haben wir hier in Osnabrück soviel Schnee wie auf dem Foto, es ist schwer zu glauben, dass Göteborg 800 km weiter nördlich schneefrei ist. Aber bei uns fehlt die Sonne, um solche heiteren Szenen einzufangen.
thebest (4276) 2013-01-29 23:36
How beautiful the little ones dressed to have fun in the snow & all with their identity red & white tops.
It is the sort of cheery image that puts a smile on ones face.
I love it!!!
raszid62 (18583) 2013-02-01 1:59
Mycket trevlig bild av barn i en vinter park. Det är förmodligen några små barn från dagis - alla barn i samma uniformer och under vård av två damer. Stora vintern och perfekt fotograferas.
lpi (4857) 2013-02-01 12:46
une sympathique scčne hivernale!
La lumičre et la netteté sont excellentes!
Trčs bon shot de la vie quotidienne!
Glint (6165) 2013-02-16 13:27
what a perfectly charming scene!So very well exposed, especially considering how difficult photographing snow can be.Your trademark red too, looks just great as a contrast to the snow.
danos (85771) 2013-03-08 8:45
nice and beautiful the group of these pre-school children as playing in the snows with their kindergarten teachers.I like the beautiful environment as the excellent light and colour management of the scene.
Valensiaa (244) 2014-02-06 6:00
Aw haha, wonderful moment captured - beautiful composition. I'm not fan of winter but this photo has amazing mood.
Thank you for sharing it.
CLODO (30058) 2014-02-06 7:20
The young children discovering the joy of snow under a bright sunshine. Red clothes were mandatory!
- Copyright: Gunnar Holmertz (saxo042) (37268)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-01-13
- Categories: Daily Life, Humorous, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon PowerShot G10
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- Date Submitted: 2013-01-09 6:15
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