My 1st sending for the summer Hunt: Repetitive patterns
Infos written with help from my guide-book:
English:It's in Nusnäs that you'll find the factories where the famous little Dalecarlian horse is made...
Hand carved from a single piece of wood and individually decorated in the rich traditional patterns of flowers and flourishes, which are based on very old forms of peasant 'kurbits' painting.
It was in the small log-cabins deep in the forests during the long winter nights in front of a log fire, that the forerunner of the Dala horse was born. Using simple tools, generally only a knife, toys were carved for the children. The fact that many horses were made was only natural, because the horse to them was invaluable. A trusty friend and worker who could pull great loads of timber from the forests during the winter months and in the summer could be of just as much use on the farm.
Français:C'est à Nusnäs que l'on trouve les ateliers où est fabriqué le petit cheval de Dalécarlie...
Il est fabriqué d'une seule pièce de bois et paint à la main de riches décors traditionnels de fleurs ou de motifs dits "Kurbit" (bibliques).
La naissance du cheval de Dalécarlie remonte au 18ème siècle. Selon les témoignages, on attribue son origine aux bûcherons ou aux soldats.Au cours des longues soirées d'hiver, pour passer le temps, les bûcherons de la région de Dalécarlie s'amusaient à sculpter dans du bois des jouets pour leurs enfants. Le plus souvent, il s'agissait de chevaux car ces animaux revêtaient une importance particulière à cette époque : on les utilisait pour les travaux à la ferme, pour porter des charges, pour le transport.
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avigur_11 (22069) 2004-07-09 16:42
Welcome back from your Scandinavia trip, Viviane. This shot is really an eye catcher. It works like one of Escher drawings - you can't say which direction they go, and there are several different patterns at the sme image. Here there are at least two differnt patterns. THe butterflyes (or flowers) flow into the screen while the horses flow from left to right. Excellent shot.
Midnight_sun (1941) 2004-07-09 16:56
I like this repetitive pattern, a good entry for the SH. I might have gone for a higher f-stop, but you would have needed a tripod. Great colours, well done.
ishai (4097) 2004-07-09 17:20
What a nice repetition
I know this horse and I even got one
Well seen and captured
Very good choice of cropping
bebel (7572) 2004-07-09 18:08
thanks for the note in french c'est plus facile de comprendre ainsi !
belle composition, ces répétitions forment une sorte de papier peint, une création artistique plus amusante qu'une photo normale. Ecurie de bois, tâches répétitives... une bonne idée !
Rinie_Hoff (9340) 2004-07-09 20:38
Hey Viviane, you're back! Did you have a ood time? Nice one to come back with, very colourfull, I like the repeating patterns.
How's your back?
kajenn (2416) 2004-07-09 21:43
Coming home you throw yourself headfirst into the Hunt, Viviane. I hope the rest of you trip was equally nice and stood up to your expectations. Well, Nusnäs is of course a must if visiting Dalecarlia and you show the multitude of horses at this place very well. Although hand carved and individually decorated it is an industry! Your image really fits into the Hunt's "Repetitive patterns" category, but also gives a good view of the simple design and intricate decoration of this beautiful little horse - the most Swedish of all tourist souvenirs. Welcome back and well done!
Thanks for cards and get-together - I'll send you an email later.
Jeppe (18654) 2004-07-10 3:51
Surely a fine contribution to the Hunt Viviane - and a double as well - you got something orange :-)
A fine capture and nicely cropped - I like it.
jrj (34841) 2004-07-10 9:28
Nice to have you back on TE again Viviane, good first shot from your travel. Very well made capture of these horses. Looking forward to the continuation ;-)
Ebbe (9617) 2004-07-10 17:08
Thats a good representation of the horse! Well composed with crossing lines of flowers and horsebacks. Living in Dalarna but not a native I must admit that I am quite fed up with these horses. Around here they are everywhere. You passed close on us, Nusnäs is about 90 km from here.
Didi (54651) 2004-07-12 8:57
Bon retour du Nord de l'Europe Viviane.
Jolie composition répétitive que je qualifierai d'Avigurienne.
On dirait aussi une fabrique de bonbons avec un joli enrobage.
Rockyboy (20598) 2004-07-13 16:28
Bon retour sur TE, Viviane! Très bonne entrée pour la chasse à l'image de l'été aussi. Ce cadrage avec cette profondeur de champ est superbe et belle note également! Bravo!
CoolDan (2516) 2004-07-14 16:49
Sur la vignette, je me demandais bien ce que ça pouvait être...
Très joliment composé et le cadrage très bien réalisé. Merci.
ma-tibou (4568) 2004-07-16 9:28
Quel effet surprenant avec des couleurs magnifiques, au premier coup d'oeil on se demande de quoi il sagit, on est abasourdi.Bravo viviane.
cloverstar (0) 2004-07-21 15:50
This is a great repetitive pattern shot. The colours have been captured extremely well. Good DOF. What I like best are all those pointed ears. Well seen, Viviane.
Great note explaining about these horses. I have seen them at IKEA, and never knew the meaning of them. Thanks.
waskahegan (0) 2004-08-03 12:44
Jolie arrangement de couleur, j'aime la succession des objets. La note est informative.
luisfrance (292) 2004-08-22 4:41
I'm back as you told. So, Hi everybody...
Nice idea to perform a close-up. You had the choice between using high or low DOF. I had chosen a large one you choose the small one. But the result is good. The colors help a lot I think.
Anyway, a nice shot... Seul le resultat compte...
alvaraalto (5475) 2005-01-24 17:04
Beautiful repetition of all that equally sized "Dalarna" horses.
I most have somewhere a picture with a repetition of unequally sizes horses. We bought them long time ago in More and Orsa.
B2B (0) 2006-03-04 9:02
Une très belle composition et, une fois de plus, j'adore la perspective.
Trekki (134) 2008-02-29 11:36
What a marvellous symmetry and colour composition :-) And of course the motif - Dala horses :-)
- Copyright: Viviane Faguay (Porteplume) (3393)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-06-08
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Fuji Finepix S602Z
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/25 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): In the spirit of M.C. Escher, Crowd, Twins (IV) [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-07-09 16:36