Back to the year of 2007....
Just a simple glimpse of "pure Nature" with a touch of "civilization" represented by the the Kaknäs tower (Kaknästornet) - a TV tower.
The photo was taken on Djurgården, but pretty far from the main "tourist area", deeper into the main part of the island - that's why there are no people around (it's an answer to those who, maybe, will think that it would be nice if there was someone walking along the road...).
No matter how many times I walked this far along this particular road, close to the water, I hardly met 2-3 people (most probably they live in this part of the island as there are houses near the road, they are just hidden by the trees).
Kaknäs tower is a major hub of Swedish television, radio and satellite broadcasts. It was finished in 1967, designed by architect Bengt Lindroos, and the height is 155 meters (including antenna 170 meters).
It can not communicate with some southern satellites due the environmental orders that protect the ancient oak trees owned by the King of Sweden. These block the "line-of-sight".
Info about the shot:
Camera settings - Automatic.
After some hesitation I decided to crop a bit of the left part of the image.
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ellelloo (6572) 2009-11-09 2:17
A beautiful view from Djurgården and a fine shot in many ways. The composition is very good with the curving road leading the eye into the scene and to wonder what is behind the last curve. The tree on the left frames the photo nicely and kind of frames also the TV tower into a separate small window. I like also the play of the shadows, the beautiful sky with some white summer clouds, the greenness and the lovely summer atmosphere, which you have caught so well. I did not walk this far either myself last summer. I can see that I should have done it. :-) Thanks for sharing!
Warmest greetings from wet and grey Espoo,
mortijo (12828) 2009-11-09 4:47
A Technical jewel. The tree on the left frames the picture and give at the same time support to th TV tower. The footpath draws us into the frame, alive wit spots of light and shadow. And to topi t all there is a beautiful sky with nice white summer clouds. Splendid.
Thanks for sharing
jplebrun (21208) 2009-11-09 5:48
très belle photo de ce paysage avec ce petit chemin qui suit ce cours d'eau, la luminosité est de toute beauté.
holmertz (45359) 2009-11-09 6:14
A very nice photo, well framed om both sides, and showing us a little of everything: a road, a lot of vegetation, water, the (relatively) modern tower and an older, stately building. It sums up Djurgården fairly well, except that there are usually some people going for a walk on roads like this :-).
Oh yes, there was, but behind the camera.
Greetings from a not so sunny Stockholm,
siamesa (27763) 2009-11-09 8:58
But if the tourists discover this place surely it will be flooded by them. It's a very pleasant place, as I imagine, by your note and by this photo.I like this road and the curve . Really very nice composition.
Vitaly (1021) 2009-11-09 9:15
You showed quite calm corner of Stockholm and even TV tower fits very harmoniously in this landscape. Your beautiful shot awakes memories of gone summer.
Unfortunately gloomy pre-winter captured Petersburg now.
saxo042 (37710) 2009-11-09 9:59
A very pleasant picture and obviously anso a pleasant place, thogh I´ve never been here... You have used the tree to the left as a good natural frame. The little road curves nicely along the blue water. This is really in the middle of summer, that´s quite clear! Nice photo to look at today...
Kielia (24073) 2009-11-09 10:56
you have captured a wonderful mood and composed a very inviting impression of this lovely place! The light is very pleasant. A very nice image especially on a cold and grey day like today.
UlfE (14641) 2009-11-09 11:10
I am glad to see that you are back again and to learn that everything is OK. Your picture is very well composed and it must me one the more original photos taken of Kaknästornet. Even if it is far away it is no doubt about it that it is the main subject. This is very surprising since the scene would be really beautiful also without Kaknästornet. A mastery photo-job. TFS and have a fine week!
asajernigan (21427) 2009-11-09 12:40
This is a great sunny day shot with nice shadows as well. The winding road leads the eye into the scene nicely. The off centered placement of the TV tower works well drawing our attention across the frame. The lighting and colors are fine and the photo has nice sharpness.
Amaz (11475) 2009-11-09 14:21
Excellent capture, Elena!!
Perfectly focussed compostion and really amazing colours!!
Very well done!!
AKITA (15125) 2009-11-09 15:47
beautiful and cozy shadow on the summer island road.
winding road and wood, diagonal sky and river are making fine perspective.
the tower and house are good distant accent in it.
just I feel walking on this road, the breeze feels cool in this shadow.
thank you for your excellent shot,
shevchenko (18892) 2009-11-09 19:36
Humorous title, I just smile after read it. Indeed, this is a lonely corner without tourist, even without local people at this moment. Simply and relaxing corner, nice greenery environment, thanks for sharing.
macondo (18623) 2009-11-10 1:35
A well proportioned square crop, combining a charming waterside path with a modern ('modern' - 1967??) piece of utilitarian architecture. I particularly like the curve of the path, the shadows, and the way you have used the near tree to frame the structure, and of course the fine looking yellow house. Lovely sky overhead. A thoughtfully composed and thoroughly pleasing photo. Well done.
Longroute (19396) 2009-11-12 1:25
Djurgården again with its peaceful and charming lanes near the water... You took a fine view with the path giving a good sense of depth and perspective and the yellow house in the bg as a fine focal point. And it's very nice to see that portion of water at the left with the reeds and some birds.
Maybe the hour of the day was not the ideal, the light seems very strong.
Have a nice day,
mafegan (8624) 2009-11-17 21:38
A peaceful composition not too far from the madding crowds - even in a large city it is possible to find a quiet escape! The TV tower is well framed by the tree branch making a pleasing scene. Tfs, Marlene
toto (0) 2009-11-18 3:37
belle photo de ce chemin au bord de cette eau, avec ces plantes aquatiques, ces arbres,ces buissons, le tout donnant un superbe coin ou se promener tranquille.
jusninasirun (17162) 2009-11-18 22:35
Such a beautiful image in square format. Shady path nicely laid out for a stroll along the waterline leading to beautiful building. Good framing and well metered exposure.
Thanks for sharing and best regards.
PJE (20758) 2009-11-29 7:13
Hello Elena. As you say not yet flooded with tourists does make a wonderful setting. I would however love to see at least one or two people only walking down this pathway. Excellent shot!
npecanhuk (70147) 2009-12-19 2:27
It seems to be a very enjoyable place to be at, to stroll around!
Your picture is very good, with excellent sharpness, exposure, pov, dof, natural colors, square format, black and white frame and specially composition!
TFS - congratulations!
My warmest regards,
pablominto (53746) 2009-12-20 23:07
A peaceful walkway in lovely surroundings!
The scene is a pleasant reminder of high summer, these dark and cold December days...
This is a balanced composition with a good feeling of depth, with the path leading into a landscape I'd like to explore..!
mvdisco (17784) 2009-12-22 16:09
Superbe cette prise de vue..!! belle perpective et détails.
jolies paysage bien présenté et composé.
les couleurs sont magnifiques et naturelles.
Très jolie photo et paysage...
tous mes compliments
emjleclercq (15780) 2009-12-24 13:17
A very pleasant and peacefull shadow path next to the water. I regret thez intrusion of Civilization with this TV tower, yet in remains far enough not to disturb the image.
All the best,