This is still country, and in the western part of Sweden, close to the Norwegian border.
The lake is Björkelången, a part of the Köla River system. This is also a very popular canoe hiking routes, starting at Skillingsfors, or maybe even in Norway. You could in theory paddle down to Gothenburg if you wish.
Most tourist just go as far as Arvika.
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rey316 (16) 2009-03-04 11:58
beautiful summer shot. Nostalgia on the summer and its color. Nice work and good details. Beautiful nature.
COSTANTINO (50693) 2009-03-04 12:17
Excellent photo indeed..The amazing green
makes this photo more impressive and the blue sky makes a perfect backdrop for enchancing the atmosphere...
thats the way the paradise should look like..
c o m p l i m e n t s from GREECE
martou (1656) 2009-03-04 13:04
really nice view of this peacefull place, a nice place to be for sure, I like the colors and the water reflection, good job,
Fis2 (81530) 2009-03-04 13:07
Wonderful landscape, beautiful place.
I like the frame and excellent colors.
barrufeto_77 (28876) 2009-03-04 13:24
A lovely, lovely landscape. The colours and the reflections are impressive!
molla (7127) 2009-03-04 13:25
hej Gunnar seems that you longing for other parts of the year. a true postcard that makes us all singing on some summer hit.
again so "swedish summer" that it hurts,
good colors and Comp
giorgimer (34800) 2009-03-04 13:26
very beautiful pleasant place. Good composition and colors, nice reflection.
jemaflor (80000) 2009-03-04 13:49
Nice landscape, very lovely light to give strong and beautiful colours, well also these interesting reflections on water.
emka (72278) 2009-03-04 15:03
Hi Gunnar, Beautiful summer Swedish landscape. Very nice composition, with the lake with boat, red houses, forest. Splendid calmness. fantastic colours and sharpness. I was probably somewhere nearby but i do not remember.
ChrisJ (94426) 2009-03-04 15:35
Nice reflections of the blue skylight in the tranquil water, with good sharpness & saturation. Well composed with good symmetry. Congratulations!
dip (23512) 2009-03-04 21:17
wonderful image,the clarity and sharpness are excellent,amazing colors and good lighting management as well!
very well done!
fanni (14377) 2009-03-05 0:09
despite the fact that this photo was taken close to the Norwegian border, this scene makes me remember my travelling about Dalarna. This is the first thought that came to my mind when I saw this photo :) But unfortunately I was not as lucky with the weather as you: it rained all the time!
Very lovely view, very beautiful summer colours! It is a pleasure to look at such a landscape now while it is still cold and there is still snow around.
Warm greetings from Moscow!
Kielia (22913) 2009-03-05 8:25
thanks for adding this charming impression to your already existing imposing gallery of this place. It is really a very cozy little settlement. The colors are beautiful. This is Scandinavia in a nutshell!
jhm (134498) 2009-03-05 10:13
Lovely real colours, quiet environment, very nice reflections make this picture very attractive.
You show here a very nice composition.
Good perspective through the good choice of your angle.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
ellelloo (6570) 2009-03-05 10:29
Such a lovely summer view, with a fine middle summer atmosphere, very nicely saturated colours, and a good balanced composition. Swedish summer at its best.
TopGeo (38168) 2009-03-05 11:01
Very beautiful landscape. Exceptional the first level with colours and the reflections Interest the background with the oppositions the blue and green Splendid the red houses and all my composition they is likeable
Graal (95079) 2009-03-05 23:47
nice view, fine remind of summer time. I like such places near by nature. Good contrast of colours and well composed image. Well done photo.
carper (96) 2009-03-06 2:50
a very nice summer shot here Gunnar.
a very nice green and blue shot and the red house is doing very well in the good composition. a good photo, have a nice day.
skoogmi (39) 2009-03-06 11:05
Mycket vackert landskap med denna dominerande gröna färg. Den röda lagården lyser givetvis upp!
Buin (42256) 2009-03-06 11:35
Much more beautiful nearly isn't possible. What a wonderful sight! All these tones of green in this gorgeous light really please the eyes and the whole scenery is like a great symphony. The technical quality of the picture is impressive!
Greetings from a rainy and grey Germany - and have a nice weekend!
papagolf21 (82978) 2009-03-06 14:57
Trčs belle prise de vue estivale. Cela fait plaisir de retrouver un moment d'été, sentir un léger vent chaud nous caresser.
Il émane une sorte de sérénité. La beauté est trčs palpable ā travers cette composition.
danyy (0) 2009-03-07 23:33
beaucoup de verdure en Sučde. La palette de verts fait d'ailleurs le charme de cette photo qui représente un endroit trčs calme oų j'aimerais vivre pour échapper au tumulte des villes.
Le plan d'eau fait tout son effet.
macondo (18551) 2009-03-08 4:49
What a beautiful lake in this lovely place. They seem to like red painted buildings in that part of the world, perhaps because it is close to Norway? But maybe it's a Swedish custom also. I like the several layers of texture, colour and light in this one. And beautiful reflection of course. The clarity is wonderful, and makes me think the air must be very healthy in this place. Nice shot and good title!
Atousa (7123) 2009-03-08 5:55
A lovely capture! the view is so pleasant to the eyes..it s really well balanced n the compo is great with the use of the greenery in the FG n the nice curves.. good natural colors..great job.
Best regards, A
hatti52 (12786) 2009-03-10 2:25
wonderful colours and light
Niebaotan (300) 2009-03-10 7:30
You have been uploading quite a few interesting shots since my last visit, which of course is lot's of fun. This one caught my attention thanks to the splendid landscape and rich colors. It sure looks like an beautiful place and your capture of it is well done. Good composition and sharpness.
nirvana73 (0) 2009-03-10 13:31
Wonderful landscape, beautiful place
i like the colours and presentation
i like the reflections too
holmertz (36451) 2009-03-21 8:35
There seems to be an amazing number of beauty-spots along this river. Views like this, from a perfect day in summer, are safe smiley-catchers. Well deserved in this case. A very good composition and fine colours.
pablominto (53744) 2009-03-25 2:20
Like so many others I'm attracted to this picturesque rural scene!
I admire the location of the farm, by the rim of the forest and overlooking this nice lake...
The pleasant atmosphere is well conveyed, good colour reproduction!
vasilpro (40701) 2009-04-06 10:05
Beautiful landscape with nice natural colors and nice reflections. Nice composition and photo.
Best regards, Vasilis.
boa (5536) 2009-04-24 5:24
beautiful and idyllically Swedish landscape, i would definitely like to canoe here ! I like your Pov very much, perfect overview of the farm and the water. Wonderful summer colors and very sharp too. A lovely Swedish summer day, Tfs !
kato (11630) 2014-03-04 20:08
You're capturing well this beautiful countryside by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see peaceful place with the calm river, the ground with rich green lawn and ups&down and lovely firmhouses in front of forest. The light is managed well by bright tone, and the reflection projected to the river draws out a good effect. I remember the countryside in Sweden "Alla vi barn i Bullerbyn" by Lasse Hallström which i saw twenty years ago.
Med vänlig hälsning.
- Copyright: Gunnar Holmertz (saxo042) (36712)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2008-07-28
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon Powershot A620
- Exposure: f/4, 1/500 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Koppom [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2009-03-04 11:54