This is in the heart of the province of Värmland. The word “värm” makes you think of “värme” which is “heat” or “warm” in English. Unfortunately there is no connection language-wise. Otherwise this title would have been perfect, as the picture was taken on a very warm day when we had above 30°C.
The lake is Övre Brocken (Upper Brocken) in the municipality of Torsby and this place is called Nötön (Nut Island). This is one of our favourite places in Sweden, we spent most of our summer holidays here, from 1973 until 1988, when our children were small. They all learned to swim in this lake.
I have uploaded other pictures from this place, with more information in their notes.
One was called Twin Peaks and the other Nut Island.
You can also read more about ”Warmland” here.
As a coincidence, I noted that Bev had taken another picture the very same day. It was warm everywhere in northern Europe that day…
If you are looking for any action in this picture, you ahve to look carefully, there is in fact a girl in the water at the end of the jetty, kicking up small waves. Maybe this was a bit early in the morning for all the tourists in their mobile homes here.
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maria-v1981 (10814) 2014-08-07 8:12
This is a wonderful shot of this beautiful lake. The water gives a nice adding depth and balance for the scene. The pier adds life and direction to the scene. The lighting and colors are great and the photo has excellent sharpness and detail.
holmertz (38523) 2014-08-07 8:20
Även väldigt lite action är ju bättre än inget. Det ser verkligen varmt och stilla ut, inte många krusningar på vattenytan. Bryggan är snyggt anlagd, som för ett foto, med en välplacerad boj. Ett verkligt semesterparadis en sådan dag.
tyro (19228) 2014-08-07 8:24
If Warmland isn't necessarily warm, then I guess that Nötön or Nut Island is not somewhere where nuts grow either?
I remember your "Twin Peaks" picture and now I suspect that that picture was taken from a point a bit farther along this shore line to the right of this jetty.
Not much sign of human activity in this picture but the wonderful peace and calmness which pervades it more than makes up for any lack of people. The lovely zig-zag of the lines of the jetty lead the eye nicely into the centre of the lake and onward to the distant trees and hills. Gorgeous light and colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness, especially when viewed at its "proper" size of 1500 pixels wide.
snunney (80537) 2014-08-07 8:31
A delightful scene beautifully captured. A composition that makes excellent use of the graphism offered by the foreground pier, which also serves to give the image depth and acts as a pointer drawing the viewer ever inwards. Superb light and colours.
COSTANTINO (52766) 2014-08-07 8:36
Hello my dear friend
it s an amazing place here in the heart
of the province of Varmland
your notes about explanation of the
word varm and warm is very interesting and
I love this peaceful atmosphere and
the chosen point of view showing the
excellent lightness and beauty of this lake
have a nice evening
mesutilgim (81300) 2014-08-07 8:59
Hello dear Gunnar,
A scene full of serenity and calmnness. Very good layout and well balanced ligth management. Interesting notes makes your etry a perfect TE job.
TFS and best regards
PiotrF (5828) 2014-08-07 9:09
nice view of this beautiful lake, very interesting notes.
Excellent depth and perspective, natural colors. Very effective composition. Pleasant scene.
cornejo (29279) 2014-08-07 9:32
Hello Gunnar, great view of this beautiful lake, very well captured with a great pov pretty good in this picture. An interesting image of a nice place, very good sharpness, depth and quality. Nice good job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.
Good afternoon and happy weekend.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
annjackman (18453) 2014-08-07 10:24
How I would have liked to swim in this lake today. We walked a hilly 7 miles in the heat!
A lovely clear shot with the jetty taking the eye across the lake. The small touches of red are lovely against the blue water.
Very tranquil and lovely photography.
Kind Regards, Ann
carlo62 (29309) 2014-08-07 10:44
basta l'inserimento della diagonale del molo, molto elaborata, per dare interesse a tutta l'immagine.
Perfetta la sua posizione, si inserisce in un contesto molto tranquillo senza far perdere il senso di pace.
rbassin (16873) 2014-08-07 10:54
c'est une superbe composition, le paysage est magnifique avec le lac et les montagnes.
Bon angle de vue avec le ponton qui s'avance dans le lac.
asajernigan (20858) 2014-08-07 11:42
This is a very inviting scene and you have presented it beautifully. The angled lighting gives the scene nice warm colors. The zig-zag dock provides a focal point for the shot.
Graal (95972) 2014-08-07 12:24
nice summer image and calm mood in this place. Good POV and composition. Attractive pier for tourists. Superb quality of photo.
Have a nice evening.
Fis2 (83120) 2014-08-07 13:03
Lovely landscape, nice place.
I like frame, colors and sharpness.
Peace and quiet, wonderful climate.
boa (5845) 2014-08-07 13:32
alla foton behöver ju som sagt inte ha action för att vara intressanta. I det här fallet så ser vi ett vackert landskap under semestern, då ska det var lugnt och skönt, precis som på bilden. Bryggan formar ett intressant mönster på vattnet och flickan njuter nog av sommarvärmen som de flesta andra har gjort. Fint landskap förresten, påminner om Hälsingland där jag brukar hålla till.
Royaldevon (27453) 2014-08-07 13:55
First, let me thank you for the link to my site. It certainly was a warm day, that day. We had to cover ourselves in sun lotion!
You have given us some interesting etymological details so I wondered if Nut Island had any link to nuts!
There are lots of similarities between Scandinavian words and those present in English, particularly in the north of England, where the Vikings had a strong presence. I find them quite fascinating.
A lovely, 'warm' photograph despite the predominance of blues.
The blue of the sky is reflected with greater depth of colour in the water. I like how the f/g is anchored, whilst the zig-zag jetty acts as a good lead from the f/g to a central point in the lake.
I notice there is just a smidgen of red in your shot and it is strongly positioned on the thirds line.
lousat (73837) 2014-08-07 15:35
Hi Gunnar,in this year the nordic lands has stolen the summer to northern Italy...ehehe..30 degrees and a sunny season isn't typical of your country,like this cold and rainy days in mine.A beautiful capture from this magic and peaceful corner,made with the usual top quality,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
worldcitizen (6633) 2014-08-07 16:15
This looks like such a peaceful place, and a nice spot to spend time during the summer. I must admit that I was looking for people, but didn't notice the ripples made by the girl until I read your note. The blue and green colors are nice, and the water is so calm. I've never swam in a lake. I had a small pool in my backyard as a child. :-)
omid266 (3637) 2014-08-07 19:41
Dear my friend, another excellent and spectacular shot from another beautiful lake in Skandinavia and Sweden,
excellent clarity and colors of the picture,
like it and Thanks!
** Kindly Regards, **
Nicou (117978) 2014-08-08 1:53
quels calme et sérénité dégage cette image superbe quel bleu différent et ce ciel l'eau toute calme avec le ponton les reflet quelle vue et panorama superbe.
Bravo et amitié
jhm (136580) 2014-08-08 3:57
Technical perfect taken, law about the water with the small pier as extra decorative presentation.
This picture gives a good perspective and depth image.
Very well composition nice presentation too.
Nice done, TFS.
trevormoffiet (2830) 2014-08-08 4:30
Detta är en utmärkt bild av denna vackra plats. Jag kan se varför det är din favorit sommar semester plats.
dkmurphys (47600) 2014-08-08 4:43
Very fine capture of this lake. Nice atmosphere of deep calm. Well taken scene.
abmdsudi (41134) 2014-08-08 6:30
An amazing view of the lake and a quiet place for a paddle in the waters and everything is there for a nice picture; blue water & clean sky and lovely wide open spaces like this.It is a very good composition and the presentation is grand. Great capture, Congrats. tfs
eldancer1 (26028) 2014-08-08 7:20
So peaceful and calm even the small ripple on the water does not take the beauty of this scene. Great lighting and sharp details. Well done, tfs.
pajaran (49584) 2014-08-08 9:57
Interesantan tekst o jezeru sa opisom ...
Lep pogled na mol, jezero i planinu u pozadini ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast i perspektiva, lepo pokazano jezero i planina sa zelenim drvecem.
Dobar rad i kompozicija, lepe boje.
Lepo jezero za odmor i ribolova.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje za vikend, srecno.
An interesting article on the lake with a description ...
Nice view of the pier, lake and mountains in the background ...
Good time recording, contrast and perspective, beautiful lake and mountains shown with green trees.
Good work and composition, beautiful colors.
Nice lake home and fishing.
Good evening and all the best for the weekend, good luck.
ourania (28236) 2014-08-08 11:57
a very lovely place, so pleasant to be there on a warm summer day. In my opinion, it owes its charm to the simplicity of the scenery, the deep blue colours and the absence of too many people or artificial additions. You captured the character and the atmosphere of the area at this specific moment with great efficiency. We get a very vivid impression and I guess that anyone who sees this, will wish to walk along the sunny jetty and dive into the calm and cool water. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great weekend,
marabu61 (7789) 2014-08-08 14:14
Yes, while you get hot weather in Scandinavia these days, we are suffering the wettest July in years over here. The really mean thing is that while I was in Finland in June, it was the coldest Juhanus afton in over 40 years there and the day we came back here the weather started to change ...
Anyway, having said that, this lake looks lovely and just perfect to spend the summer holidays with the kids. It must hold many fond memories for you then.
photoray (10921) 2014-08-08 15:23
Your saturated blue Ovre Brocken scene does beckon swimmers, with the dock intersecting and forest and hills background.
I also learned to swim in lakes and rivers. My Father loved to fish, but I preferred swimming, which I had to be careful and stay away from his fishing spot.
Thanks for sharing,
pierrefonds (55664) 2014-08-08 16:21
The distance between the pier and the opposite shore is giving depth to the composition. It is well divided, the sky the mountains and the lake. The good luminosity is making the colors to stand out. Have a nice day.
larsy (28) 2014-08-09 6:05
Ser ut att var aen härlig badsjö, men saltvatten är väl ändå bäst.
adramad (36223) 2014-08-09 7:43
A wonderful image that conveys a sense of serenity and calm, so still is those waters, beautiful wooded shores fully covered look.
Nice range of colors.
Extremely light and perfect sharpness.
Very well executed and presented.
Enjoy the weekend.
Silvio1953 (118143) 2014-08-09 10:31
Ciao Gunnar, fascinating oeaceful landscape, good DOF, splendid light, wonderful colors and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
rychem (20765) 2014-08-09 21:40
Beautiful landscape, fantastic stil water of the lake and what I like is the great peaceful atmosphere, splendid photo
stamatis (2561) 2014-08-10 5:28
lovely crisp summer shot.great colors and what a view. its such a beautiful shot.
NorthernLight (1861) 2014-08-10 7:41
en lugn, fin natur och en vacker bild. Jag kan väl
förstå varför du ofta tillbringar semestrar där. Vissa platser i Härjedalen ser väldigt lika ut.
Du har väl fångat atmosfären i det här stället.
För att besvara din fråga om lingonris i mitt foto: Hela området är faktiskt full av lingon och blåbär. Ibland sportfiskare kommer dit. Det är möjligt att lingon redan plockade.
Hälsningar från Härjedalen
PaulVDV (21089) 2014-08-10 10:38
I have to admit that 'Warmland' or 'Värmland' sounds very appealing.
In any case, the landscape looks very serene and peaceful.
Excellent depth and good composition with the jetty in a zigzag shape on the foreground.
Best regards, Paul
papagolf21 (83978) 2014-08-10 11:45
Bonsoir, cher Gunnar,
Un pur régal la version large. De plus, bravo pour avoir su placer la bouée sur un point fort.
Une baignade s'impose eu égard à la beauté du site.
Très bonne soirée.
fritzi007 (3483) 2014-08-10 14:28
Beautiful photo and very good quality, good comment, simply perfect, congratulations!
Wish you a nice day
danos (84275) 2014-08-11 4:25
nice and tranquil the calm waters of the lake with the wooden jetty to looks so minimalistic in the whole scene.I like the beautiful environment,the excellent light and colour management as the superb presentation.
alvaraalto (6105) 2014-08-11 6:48
Just a Swedish lake I can remember from early days when we traveled a lot through Scandinavia. I can remember what a great pleasure it was swimming in these lakes. I think I once was in the neighbourhood travelling from Mora to Sunne.
macjake (53902) 2014-08-12 10:28
its strange to see this place looking so empty.
you'd think it would be teaming with people playing in the water and jumping off the dock.
a very clear and sharp photo, perfect exposure too.
enjoy your day
wolf38 (31014) 2014-08-13 7:45
Hello Gunnar. A calm water landscape in summer with lots of sky blue. Where are all the people who love water sports. Where are the fishing boats. It seems like many people are not the great heat. Informative text.
Best rgds, Wolfgang.
Cricri (102943) 2014-08-14 12:10
J'aime le calme et la tranquillité qui ressort de cette image d'un bleu apaisant, bien composer et réaliser, très jolie
jacquest (18383) 2014-08-16 10:27
This is a very nice scene and the early morning light brings softness to colors. The distance on the water creates deepness and the wharf adss an interesting element.
ikeharel (54045) 2014-08-17 0:48
Seren ambiance well applied, Gunnar, a quiet place and a beautiful lake scenery.
Exclent use of the pic. space, with the tree on right-side, off-center the wooden pier, and good DOF all along.
Have a nice Sunday,
serp2000 (38783) 2014-08-17 12:00
First of all thanks for your interesting note about the province. Excellent composition, wonderful summer colors! You are lucky people, we don't have the summer weather in Ural region in this year. May be next time ;)
Have a great new week!
Didi (55441) 2014-08-19 10:16
Another nice view of this country
Very quiet ambiance far away of noisy town
willperrett (6378) 2014-08-25 11:59
Swimming - certainly! But it looks a pretty good place for sailing too, assuming that it's deep enough. I love the tranquility of your shot, which seems to be emphasized by your choice of square format.
stego (23550) 2014-09-05 16:33
A beautiful view, very well composed and transmitting a nice sense of tranquility. With all that blue and green, someone so "Southerner" like myself hardly thinks of a hot Summer day. :-)
TFS, regards, José.
jemaflor (82098) 2014-09-28 22:05
Paeceful view with these calm water and this lovely blue tone, well composed with the peir, tfs.
clic (14572) 2014-09-30 5:44
So much serenity expressed in this picture makes up a gentle remedy for nerved minds!
The little girl takes advantage of the peaceful mood.
- Copyright: Gunnar Holmertz (saxo042) (37052)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-07-24
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature
- Camera: Canon PowerShot G1 X
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
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- Date Submitted: 2014-08-07 8:00