The Valley of My Childhood 
I was thirteen when I left Gauldalen behind, after living there since I was born… In this series it is my aim to show the diversity and daily life in this area, during all seasons of the year.
Here we are on the roof of Central Norway, and the place we see is as close as we get to the beginning of Gauldalen!
The source of the river Gaula is not a well-defined lake, but the beginning is a very small stream merging with many others and thus put on size and growing to a river eventually. The place here is near Glåmos and located close to the area where Gaula starts as a tiny little stream…
Maybe worth mentioning that this is the place where the first who was elected Secretary General of the United Nations Mr Trygve Lie had his summer residence, located near where his close friend and well-known author Johan Falkberget had his home.
From here the valley runs west for about 80 km before it takes on a Northern direction for the last stage to the Trondheimsfjord.
Gauldalen is the main valley in the central part of Norway, located in the county of Sør-Trøndelag.
The latitude for area is around 64, which is the same as in the middle of Alaska. However, the climate is better than Alaska thanks to an ocean current bringing warm water and more pleasant temperatures across the Atlantic from the Caribbean.
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luciola (2918) 2008-08-09 1:39
Beautiful composition, beautiful sky. I like Norway.
ChrisJ (103673) 2008-08-09 1:50
A dramatic tonal range in the sky, with superb colour & sharpness. Tfs!
jurek1951 (42194) 2008-08-09 2:02
Beautiful and picturesque scenery :] Nice composition, colours and lighting.Beautiful clouds and sky.
aadilj (18102) 2008-08-09 2:06
A lovely composition indeed with fresh colours and a superlative scene seen wonderfully by you. the textures and perspective are superb as well
dip (23822) 2008-08-09 2:29
a good clear image with wonderful light and amazing colors,
very good POV and framing,
ruisc_pt (10892) 2008-08-09 2:42
A fantastic scenario with a wonderful sky.
Great line proportioned bu the street line.
MarcT (20964) 2008-08-09 2:42
Superb in his simplicity. Just an excellent composition under a great sky.
Have a nice WE
gracious (20025) 2008-08-09 2:52
The colour in this image is so impressive especially the powerful clouds formation!
great depth in good sharpness, nice colour and details!
many thanks for the notes
Gerrit (50880) 2008-08-09 3:00
beautiful sky above thos peaceful village, Fine compo and colors.
mydrjoe (1240) 2008-08-09 3:04
I like the way you used the road to devide the image into two parts and, at the same taime, to lead the eye all through the image. Fine sharpness and very nice clouded sky. Good note too.
Have a nice WE.
jafadabret (56501) 2008-08-09 3:51
Tu as bien réussi le ciel. Le paysage est très plaisant à regarder avec la route qui mène le regard sur la droite où se trouvent les maisons.
pierrefonds (59858) 2008-08-09 5:41
The diagonal line of the road is an asset to the composition. The tree are framing the road well. The cloud structure or design has a good effect on the scenery. The picture is clear and sharp. The colors are enhanced by the quality of the light. Have a nice day.
mvdisco (17784) 2008-08-09 5:58
Beautiful POV. and great colors, well presented and composed as alway, supers sky with good contrast and details, Very well done, nice perpective and light, my compliments
belido (19934) 2008-08-09 6:34
Although it's such a beautiful site, what most attract me in this image is the sky. I'm amazed by the textures and shapes of the clouds. I'm sure that part enhances the composition. Very fine job!
mehmetemin (7231) 2008-08-09 7:12
Good composition! Very nice colors and lights!
excellent interesting picture.well done.
saxo042 (37604) 2008-08-09 8:07
This reminds me a lot of my own birth place, Koppom in Sweden, close to the Norwegian border. A beautiful photo here with a very interesting note.
Greetings from Gothenburg
jmdias (58576) 2008-08-09 8:21
very nice the road going in direction of the horizont and the beautiful clouds in the sky.nice the light. I liked that black house at side too
Photograph2u (0) 2008-08-09 8:44
Hi dear Pablo,
Nice valley where you grow up.
Good leading point from the left and well framed on the right by the old style house.
Great light, sharpness.
dareco (17134) 2008-08-09 8:56
Another very interesting 'flash to your past' :) Beautiful colors and a gorgeous sky!! TFS and have a happy day!
anducina (8407) 2008-08-09 9:25
Superb colors and light ! The sky looks great and I like the combination of menacing clouds and sun. Excellent tones of green and brown. It seems a very picturesque place, that valley of yours...no wonder you always return there.
TFS and a nice WE !
carper (96) 2008-08-10 0:37
you live in a country with beautiful places Pablo,
you have sednd a lot of this places in to trekearth.
this is a fine one a good perspective and a fantastic sky, very clear shot here, have a nice sunday.
Giorgio (11279) 2008-08-10 0:58
- Hello, Pablo what cloudy sky, what beautiful sharpen quality, thanks probably the polarized filter but anyway, bravo! Decidedly your childhood valley reserves us of nice surprises TFS.
jhm (143573) 2008-08-10 4:03
This are splendid pictures for weather report with the fantastic clouds to the sky.
You chose a very well angle, the road gives a excellent depth and good perspective, also you placed the house to the right this care for a nice composition.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice sunday,
TGULUMSER (13252) 2008-08-10 4:42
A very nice and qualified photo, clouds are magnificant,
Nicou (129022) 2008-08-10 6:46
Quel ciel, mangigique, avec cette belle route, une immensité mangigique, superbe.
Bravo et amitié
Tue (28478) 2008-08-10 7:43
A very nice landscape photo with an attractive cloudy sky in the background. The composition is excellent with the houses well placed on the right and the road well included on the left. The light was pleasant as well and helps to create a lovely atmosphere. Very good photo work, thanks for sharing!
wgreis (8267) 2008-08-10 8:06
wonderful blue sky with greats clouds. Your composition is very pleasant.
Have a nice father's day.
axiotea (21649) 2008-08-10 8:22
The light is great and gave fantastic color tones to the scene in which the road is creating a nice perspective along the trees. Including a bit of the wooden house was a good idea which shows the traditional style of this area. The cloudy sky is amazing!
UlfE (14641) 2008-08-10 11:04
I love the curves and lines here and it is a really fine composition. However, lighting condition were obviously a bit difficult. I would have liked to see something colourful. Perhaps you shot have painted the house to the right in red before you took this photo he, he! TFS and have a nice Sunday evening!
gildasjan (42204) 2008-08-10 11:19
Un paysage bien mis en valeur par ce joli ciel et la gestion du contraste et la bonne lumière.
evanrizo (456) 2008-08-10 12:34
Hi Pablo, I do not know why, but I like lightness like this, the sunrising over and under the white clouds makes everything to look fresher!
AiresSantos (56155) 2008-08-10 12:38
Hi dear Pablo
Wonderful coluds in the sky. Great POV and details here.
Superb colours and sharpness
Have a nice week
Scharan (14144) 2008-08-10 14:13
Ficou muito interessante este enquadramento pegando parte da casa, nesta curva da estrada.
O céu está imenso e as nuvens parecem cair a qualquer momento...linda.
GA e parabéns.
plimrn (21344) 2008-08-10 16:11
With the clear air, the uncrowded streets, the layers of clouds with their stunning detail, the great clarity of colors and the abundance of trees, the compostion seems quintessentially Norway.
yedirenk (11244) 2008-08-10 16:42
Great colours and light with beautiful nature.very clarity and good sharpness.also impressive cloudy sky and good depht.
my friend some Roofs why such in Norway? very intresting and amazing.very well done.TFS
Have a nice week.
jimkilgallon (0) 2008-08-10 17:35
Love the cloud formations, the clarity and colours, this image is very clean and crisp and is a wonderful example of shadow,midtone and highlight values. Well done
gunbud (34066) 2008-08-10 18:18
What a stunningly beautiful vivid blue sky with dramatic puffy clouds that really does an excellent job of highlighting the lush green valley and its highly detailed traditional homes.
The highway adds nice depth and makes a lovely lead-in to this fantastic landscape.
John_F_Kennedy (43381) 2008-08-10 23:43
A great shot of the place with nice colours. I like your POV and details of the clouds. Well done.
Crazy-Cat (2) 2008-08-11 2:43
Beautiful contrast between sky and clouds, changing and moving, and houses and trees, dark and motionless; the last ones are waiting for the next movement of the former ones....
UnTrained (0) 2008-08-11 3:46
that is very strong because of the wonderful clouds but also the good light and perspective by the street. The bright impression works fine with the good sharpness.
Lieben Gruss, Ulf
TopGeo (38208) 2008-08-11 4:01
Hi Pablo!A fantastic scene outside with a wonderful sky. This Beautiful composition Fine sharpness , good perspective with diagonal roand I like your POV and details
Excellent point well done
Geo (1243) 2008-08-11 5:53
Wonderful sky. Wonderful colours. Great landscape. But most of all, it is home.
Royaldevon (33123) 2008-08-11 6:43
A good pov using the road as a lead-in but, I must say, it is the sky and clouds that really grab the attention.
Until I started photography, I can't say that I took much notice of the sky. Now, it's a source of delight and inspiration!
danos (89943) 2008-08-11 6:53
nice and colorful the entrance of the valley of your childhood.I like the dept that created from the road as the extraordinary clouds that create an even more light in the scene.The sharpness and the clarity are unique.Well done.
paura (47166) 2008-08-11 7:31
A great view from this excellent POV. The composition and the colors are very well managed. Beautiful landscape.
dorte_s_t (2287) 2008-08-11 10:22
Hi Pablo .
A beautiful serene scenery with bright colours and a great light . Your note is very personal and informative .
Looking forward to more photos !
clic (15936) 2008-08-11 12:04
Sorry for the delay, Pablo
I strongly suspect you of having friends up there that switch on a retroprojection of a gorgeous sky as soon as they see you choose the best POV to set off those beautiful pieces of Norway!
Kielia (24073) 2008-08-11 12:09
I like your idea of showing us the valley of your childhood and I am very much looking forward to further images. This composition is a phantastic capture of the true beauty of the Scandinavian landscape. Great work!
bracasha75 (24585) 2008-08-11 15:06
Lovely combination of urban(empty road) and nature(full sky)
Graal (99842) 2008-08-12 0:20
an interesting serie from places of Your childhood. Another nice composition here, fine contrast and good informations. I like it. Well done photo.
papagolf21 (89734) 2008-08-12 0:32
Bonjour, cher Pablo,
Remonter le temps de son enfance, découvrir avec de nouveaux yeux son passé !
Magnifique prise de vue, le ciel d'une beauté extraordinaire donne à cette composition une force exceptionnelle.
Un pur régal !
Philippe (11836) 2008-08-12 0:51
Hi, Pablo. A well-constructed image with the road leading towards the background on the left and the house on the right to create depth in the picture. The sky is very beautiful and allows the foreground to stand out very well against it. Very good summer light.
I wish you a nice evening,
giorgimer (34911) 2008-08-12 1:44
great image as usual. Nice sky and beautiful effect by the road.
Cricri (110735) 2008-08-12 7:44
Un paysage plaisant bien cadrer avec la route d'un côté et les maisons de l'autre, mais le top est la capture magnifique du ciel, bravo
Good day for you
josepmarin (57885) 2008-08-12 11:11
Beautiful composition, the road gives a good perspective and a lot of depth to this nice landscape, and the sky is wonderful, the clouds add a great visual attraction.
I like the magnificent architecture of the wooden house in the right side of the framing.
An excellent work, very nice.
shevchenko (18892) 2008-08-12 19:42
Good pov to show the beautiful quite town in perspective effect, houses here far from each other, relaxing environment with green clumps and sunny sky, thanks for sharing your hometown's views.
Uhu (8533) 2008-08-13 13:07
In the Beginning there were Ginnungagap, and from her was born Land of Ice Nifelheim, and Land of Fire Muspelheim, as you're surely know. And Ice Giants were living there, isn't it? :)
Great photo! Calm and very Norvegian-looking!
skippy007 (12510) 2008-08-13 23:59
Hello Pablo, love the fresh clean atmosphere you have captured in this lovely & somewhat dramatic scene, mainly due to the sky & contrast. Excellent composition.
Charo (51210) 2008-08-14 8:08
Veldig fin komposisjon med stor perspektiv. Et stort bilde uten pretensions eller arkitektoniske landskapet, men svært attraktivt for denne flotte himmelen.
Hilsen venn Pablo.
emka (85407) 2008-08-14 23:31
Nice photo of the way, with the houses with grass on the roof I like so much. Beautiful cloudy sky.
JanP (1705) 2008-08-15 15:07
You might have grown up in beautiful surroundings, as far as I can see.
The pictures delivers that feeling of looking back on a place of living very well. It's a strange feeling - to me at least - to get back to places, where you have grown up and spend some of you childhood days.
Very fine lines by the road and the marvellous clouds to hold it all.
Kind regards, Jan
Angshu (56462) 2008-08-16 23:08
You've got a fine one here with a good perspective and fantastic sky...the clouds are so 3D! Well composed with the houses on the right lining the road. Sharp & crisp with high technicals as always!
COSTANTINO (59309) 2008-08-17 1:13
A photo full of memories from childhood,
a fantastic sky full of clouds..
Nice colours with great sharpness
Peaceful place and perspective is superb as well
thanks for sharing
chrisnet (21934) 2008-08-18 11:58
I like these marvellous clouds, the light is good and the framing is well done, good work my friend.
izmirli (3987) 2008-08-18 23:41
merhaba dear pablo
excellent landscape and depth.magnificent sky and clouds.wonderful colours and composition.well done.
riclopes (35577) 2008-08-22 1:51
Olá Pablo, I've heard that Europe is warmer than America because of Africa, but I don't know if that's valid for a Northern country like Norway. Anyway, here you have another fantastic cloudy sky contributing much for the beauty of this view. The road makes a splendid diagonal and the dashed line gives a nice touch of yellow. Also nice to see the traditional wooden facade at right.
bakes888 (18499) 2008-08-23 0:39
Hi Pablo. Great photo but a shame you didn’t include more of the log house on the right with its grass roof, a novelty on its own. Well captured with good handling of light and good detail. Thanks for sharing.
Have a good weekend, Paul.
robertosalguero (246) 2008-08-23 23:03
The clouds add a nice element to this image. I think they steal the show along with the diagonal road. The composition is sharp and its colours nicely balanced. Nice place and interesting sky. Thanks Pablo.
kiwi_explorer (12209) 2008-08-24 2:24
Interesting cloud formations ... I like the crisp colors and fine details. Nice placement of the road as a lead-in line. Well composed! tfs
berek (43058) 2008-08-24 10:18
I miss this one my friend. what a wonderful clouds. impressive perspective. I like it very much. best wishes.
serp2000 (41890) 2008-08-27 0:05
very impressive shot! I like low heavy clouds here. Northen sky. Good work!
Greetings from Russia,
jemaflor (88871) 2008-09-09 4:16
Interesting result for this cloudy sky, very brightness effect. A composition with the road to continue your life ... from your childhood...
Henryk_Bilor (20799) 2008-09-09 9:54
It doesn`t look very special place, but if you`ve grown there up, I`m sure it is ;). Nice colours and light.
zeynepe (0) 2008-09-17 22:16
With your perfect POV, the combination of the road with fantastic clouds and lovely houses make the composition superb...
The depth is perfect.
PS:I have a "tree of a kind" image, maybe you like it:) http://www.trekearth.com/viewphotos.php?l=3&p=956378
Jonas_Schmitt (3074) 2008-10-21 11:55
Wonderful picture, I really like this amazing cloud formation a lot.
Great colors, excellent contrast and wonderful light!
You chose an excellent point of view and composed the photo very well.
foozi (7101) 2008-10-30 7:25
excellent and dramatic sky with captivating clouds.
Nice and rich colours alongside with attractive foreground elements.
Perspective is well pronounced and natural framing of trees and house is working excellently.
edal (6804) 2008-12-08 13:11
Spectacular clouds - excellently exposed, beautiful diagonal placement of the road, startin from the bottom left corner, enviable genuine sharpness - a landscape of high quality.
Amaz (11475) 2009-08-17 1:17
Impressive landscape here, Pablo!! Fantastic shot!!!
Very good compostion and nice colours!!!
All the best,
Urs (14082) 2009-12-25 5:43
That looks very isolated despite the houses,and there seems to be almost no traffic - at least I cannot see any car or what so ever. What makes this shot tick are the cloud formations, very dramatic - well framed and executed with vibrant color hues.
fds (8784) 2011-04-16 5:08
very beautiful sky with fantastic white clouds in this very nice paint
i love the road to the sky
very beautiful colors
- Copyright: Pablo Minto (pablominto) (53746)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-07-08
- Camera: Nikon D50, 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-S DX Zoom Nikkor, HOYA 52 mm PL-CIR
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): The Valley of My Childhood [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-08-09 1:34