This woman reenacts the Gustavian period (18th century) and this photo was taken at a camp at Grävsnäs. I have already uploaded a picture of her here, but she was very active and performed many tasks. Here she was cooking onion soup for the whole regiment. In the background you can see some Caroleans (17th century) and in the WS, a picture this woman and a Carolean soldier.
We asked her what she does in "civilian" life and she told us that she works for Volvo AB, as a diagnostics engineer, whatever they do.
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serp2000 (43582) 2012-02-24 9:36
Amazing reconstruction of the past. I'd like to back to these times for a few days too. An interesting story. Volvo is a part of Swedish history too.
Have a great weekend!
jlbrthnn (76037) 2012-02-24 9:43
Good evening Gunnar,
I think I enjoy myself too much to revive a little history. The picture is superb, very alive. The ws is very successful with many credible details. Light, color and clarity are excellent. Bravo.
Have a nice evening
PS: I am pleased to remind you of your travel memories and in Perigord in France with my photos.
Fis2 (95497) 2012-02-24 9:55
A very interesting scene.
Good frame and colors.
I like it.
Have a nice weekend
holmertz (50766) 2012-02-24 11:24
Yes I recognize this woman from your earlier photo. It was interesting to find out about her job. I would have expected her to be a professional cook. This was certainly a suitable day for green lawns and bright dresses. You put her nicely between two white canvasses with slightly curved diagonals pointing at her. The brightness and contrasts of this picture are very good.
tyro (24030) 2012-02-24 12:14
Yes, I remember the picture of this lady spinning very well indeed. And this picture is also endowed with the same bright colours and excellent composition. The soldiers in the background are an added bonus and I like your workshop picture of this lady again with a Carolean soldier and his tankard of ale.
Excellent composition, fine colours, perrect exposure and, as always, exquisite sharpness.
P.S. A diagnostics engineer with Volvo? I thought that Volvo cars were so very reliable - they should not need any form of diagnostics!
Budapestman (82620) 2012-02-24 12:27
a superb photo with lovely details and attractive composition, very nice colours and lights, an interesting impression from this historical period, Tfs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!
Vasa (515) 2012-02-24 16:20
I read your note with attention. Thank you Gunnar for that witness. It is a nice presentation of popular tradition. I vote for that. Question of nostalgie. So glad to see you, friend.
batalay (38541) 2012-02-24 21:38
The past generation has seen a virtual explosion of re-enactors — in the United States there are Union and Confederate Troops, in the UK the Vikings, and I am happy to see the Caroleans in Sweden. The steam from the cauldron appears to authenticate the atmosphere.
bukitgolfb301 (40714) 2012-02-24 21:48
Hi my dear Gunnar
Sorry for my late reply, as I get a light pneumonia due to much fatigue, now getting well.
Your new sereis has already started, I have to catch up them as soon as your possible.
Another great shot as your own originality!
Much lights and color are so wonderful to see in the Saturday morning.
Perfect framework and so well considered composition! Thanks for your sharinig with finest work and have a good Saturday!
Takero from still cold rainy Tokyo
Graal (102446) 2012-02-24 23:13
amazing historic scenery. I like the costumes and "actors". Nice couple in WS. Photos very well done.
Have a nice day.
emka (94356) 2012-02-24 23:35
I like such performances or just when guides have historical dresses. it was often in Norway, also in Philadelphia. Here I see also from Sweden. Onion soup fro all regime nt? This means that regiomant is not so big, perhaps just these two soldiers. have you tasted this soup? Atractive red west:)
erhan1958 (15653) 2012-02-25 0:19
very nostalgic, we went back 100 years
nice story, have a nice weekend
Royaldevon (37563) 2012-02-25 0:39
In this country, there are many re-enactment societies whose members live history rather than only researching it. I think it's very entertaining and certainly engages with children's imaginations.
Your shot has great clarity, with the figures nicely positioned around the frame. Good, natural colours.
Have a lovely w/e,
Nicou (138998) 2012-02-25 1:01
Fantastique vue et ocmpo superbe captage quel dame en train de cuire à l'ancienne au feu de bois cela a l'air apétissant très belle couleur et iamge fantastique.
Bravo et amitié
wolf38 (31296) 2012-02-25 1:17
Hello Gunnar. Interesting photo and workshop. Here lives the past. Looking back, everything looks wonderful. We love the ritual of old customs, but want to live in the present. Anyway, where is cooked, the people come. Overall, a beautiful and worth seeing photo.
SWEETFREEDOM (24510) 2012-02-25 1:30
interesting old dresses taken with good details, fine colors and light.
Silvio1953 (139811) 2012-02-25 5:31
Ciao Gunnar, daily life composition with fantastic oman in nice action, nice scene, wonderful colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
jplebrun (21208) 2012-02-25 8:58
très belle photo de la vie, comme elle se déroulait à cette époque, les couleurs sont très belles.
TopGeo (38216) 2012-02-25 9:13
A very interesting scene.
Good frame and colors. Beautiful photo, very interesting from the foreground to the background, excellent composition and framing! Perfect light management, wonderful colours, great definition!
Beautiful, natural and scenery daily life scene of art.
Buin (42460) 2012-02-25 9:43
Das ist ja ein interessanter Bildinhalt - und ein ebenso interessanter Kommentar! Mit gefällt auch die Bildaufteilung sehr und außerdem ist die Bildqualität hervorragend. Schön auch, wie der Dampf über dem Kochkessel wiedergegeben ist. Ein sehens- und lesenswerter Beitrag!
Grüße aus einem südwestfälischen Rollstuhl (nur vorübergehend ;-)!
papagolf21 (98590) 2012-02-25 12:10
Bonsoir, cher Gunnar,
J'aime bien ces reconstitutions d'une époque, qui demandent aux participants un effort tout particulier (fabrication des costumes, retrouver des objets anciens, etc.).
L'ambiance est fort bien reproduite. Un bon moment très agréable à contempler.
jurek1951 (42196) 2012-02-25 13:13
Very well composed and captured photo. Great color, details and light.Very well done
vasilpro (41261) 2012-02-25 23:55
Beautiful and interesting scene from a period of 18th century, lovely light and colors, excellent POV, very good clarity and sharpness, very nice framework, TfS!
Have a nice Sunday, Vasilis.
eldancer1 (36343) 2012-02-26 8:04
Awesome capture of this woman in a period costume cooking the very old fashion way. We have a renaissance fair in Las Vegas but I missed it last year. Good lighting and good details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
mesutilgim (93912) 2012-02-27 10:08
Hello dear Gunnar,
Another nice and educative capture.
The photographic quality is perfect and interesting notes makes it more usefull.
TFS and best regards
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2012-02-27 10:11
These reenactment scenes are always very educative and take us to the past. A well lit image with green grass a perfect place and day for cooking outdoors. Like the tripod burner and the other cooking equipments. The lady is dressed in bright colors . I like this cheerful atmosphere.
TRB (14102) 2012-02-27 14:06
Composition, sharpness, colors, light and details are excellent.
Vertical frame, great presentation, congratulations
larsy (28) 2012-02-28 10:44
Löksoppa låter gott. Undrar om det var fransk löksoppa, men det franska kom väl inte förrän på 17-00-talet.
Charo (51210) 2012-03-01 15:08
En magnifik scen av händelsen med en storslagen natur och människor klädda i tid.
Stor fångst med suverän ljus och mycket dynamisk.
Kielia (24077) 2012-03-02 5:59
what a beautiful impression of this interesting event accompanied by a nice note. The photographer’s perspective is excellent. My compliments!
ChrisJ (111572) 2012-03-02 7:06
Good evening Gunnar,
Good catch at this historical park, of the traditional clothing and way of life, centuries ago. Excellent color, saturation & sharpness. The bg men resemble pirates! The lady in blue red & white tending her cooking pot, is eyecatching. Tfs!
danyy (0) 2012-03-02 7:23
retour deux ou trois siècles en arrière, plus d'épidémies mais moins de pollution. On y aurait gagné au change parait-il.
Un mode de vie qu'il doit être plaisant d'essayer un jour ou deux, si on fait abstraction du confort.
Une photo haute en couleurs et en lumières.
jhm (150742) 2012-03-03 1:21
I like the old tradional clothings of the two men and woman.
Splendid summer cooking in the open nature.
Excellent perspective and depth picture.
You took this image excellent out of a distance point.
Nice composition, good presentation too. TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
La_Tulipe (2798) 2012-03-04 4:01
Joli cadrage sur cette dame en costume d'époque occupée à répéter des gestes anciens. Les personnages à l'arrière plan apporte un plus à l'image
De belles lumières et une excellente harmonie des couleurs.
adramad (44296) 2012-03-07 7:36
Very nice image very well environmental lifestyle of epoche, the woman is seen with great ease, cooking in that pot.
Magnificent bright and colorful. Well done.
macjake (66546) 2012-03-07 11:32
well, this is a far cry from working as an engineer for Volvo!
you have captured great lighting, sharpness, and an interesting subject.
when viewing it, its hard NOT to think back to those times and try to imagine life like this.
enjoy your day
ktanska (27232) 2012-03-07 11:57
Kind of convincing looking moment although I guess everything was not that clean in 17th century. Cooking lady makes a good main subject while soldiers at the back support.
Edge of the tent just pointing at her head is one of those funny accidents that sometimes appear on everyones photos.
Sonata11 (33753) 2012-03-07 20:22
wonderful composition of daily life at old time with fantastic flawlessly execution. Perfectly well done. I like this beautiful place. Awesome !!!
All the best,
rbassin (22497) 2012-03-10 0:59
Une image qui nous fait remonter dans le temps,
Les couleurs sont superbes.
Bon cadrage sur cette cuisine à l'ancienne.
danos (96059) 2012-03-12 1:34
nice this colourful snapshot with the woman wearing her traditional costume,reenacting the Gustavian period,as cooking with this way in the festival.I like the vivid light of the image, as enhanshing the colours of the image.
Have a good day,Danos
anokutan (15097) 2012-03-12 9:10
İnteresting old dresses taken with good details, fine colors and light.
COSTANTINO (63675) 2012-08-07 22:59
interesting capture with nice details
very wellcomposed to understand the subject
excellent chosen point of view with
very clear and natural colors
the brightness,lightness and
contrasts are almost perfect
elenimavrandoni (0) 2012-12-09 12:56
Hello Gunnar, great representation of the Gustavian period traditional event!It is so great to go back and honor the traditions and customs of your extraodrinary country!Thank you for sharing this unique picture!best regards, Eleni
pajaran (59045) 2013-04-17 23:23
Interesantan tekst o mestu i trenutku ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar rad i kompozicija, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak.
Nadam se da je rucak bio dobar i ukusan.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje.
An interesting article about the place and time ...
A good time recording, contrast, beautiful colors.
Good work and composition, nice place and time indicated.
I hope the meal was good and tasty.
Have a great day, all the best.
ourania (43556) 2014-02-20 9:10
a very interesting scene, extremely vivid and natural, as if it's just come out of a time machine. I first came in contact with reenacting this year, during the celebration of the 70 years from the Battle of Leros. I'm not sure I have understood the fascination of this activity yet, I like it as a viewer (and photographer)and I'm amazed at the dedication of the actors. Your picture has marvelous depth and clarity, the light and the colours are pleasing. I feel like I'm actually there and the air if filled with the smell of the onion soup. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely evening,
- Copyright: Gunnar Holmertz (saxo042) (37794)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-07-09
- Categories: Daily Life, Event, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon PowerShot G10
- Exposure: f/4, 1/800 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): My best pictures on TE [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-02-24 9:13