What you see here is the last of the autumn trees this year!
That means the last tree to throw the leaves, all the other trees lost the foliage a couple of weeks earlier when this one still had green leaves that survived the powerful storm we were hit by…
Now I should tell you what kind of tree this is but regretfully I can’t since I don’t know. Maybe someone out there knows? All help is appreciated!
The autumn season this year was more colourful than the usual, but thanks to the storm also shorter. However I have autumn images in stock for the coming weeks that will be so dark and boring in my place that photography isn’t very inspiring.
Or maybe we’ll get snow, you never know this time of year!
As to the kind of tree I got a suggestion from Ulf Ericson (UlfE) who is fairly sure it is Svensk Asal (Sorbus intermedia)! Isn’t that typical, a Swedish tree on Norwegian soil, hahaha!
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JanD (0) 2008-11-14 2:58
Amazing colors, wonderful saturation. Good contrast, very good sharpness. Original job.
aadilj (18102) 2008-11-14 2:59
I love the way you have captured the lights as they light up the foliage. the colours are well handled and deftly controlled. Superb composition
Burberry1 (6041) 2008-11-14 3:00
WOW! This is a beautiful and sooooo powerful photo Pablo!
I love how U framed and presented it in this beautiful light!!!!
ymrk (14955) 2008-11-14 3:01
Good photo and nice autumn colors.
Very good light views.
Thanks for sharing,
See you soon
bobocortis (15918) 2008-11-14 3:02
A not easy backlight, but the outcome is really good. The sky's dark blue and the leaves' yellow are nicely coupled.
belido (19934) 2008-11-14 3:05
very interesting composition. I like to see all that darkness and the last colour of the autumn. The yellow tree is well illuminated and pops up in the frame. Beautiful graphism!
bema (26205) 2008-11-14 3:20
a very fine capture, looks real fascinating with this dark background, i had the chance to take a similiar pic with a more splendid background (to be seen in my gallery)..
have a nice weekend and hopefully some kind of fine weather up there.. best regards Bernd
Buin (42246) 2008-11-14 3:33
What a wonderful "flame" of yellow in fromt of this dark blue. The whole picture lives from this gorgeous contrast. Simple - but very effective and beautiful indeed.
Greetings from autumnal grey and cool Germany!
asajernigan (19669) 2008-11-14 3:44
This is a nice capture of the beautifully colored tree. The lighting is outstanding here making the tree standout against the background. The dark blue sky creates nice contrast to the bright yellow leaves.
besnard (50880) 2008-11-14 3:52
C'est simple mais superbe. Les couleurs d'automne sont magiques.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.
riclopes (35577) 2008-11-14 4:09
What a fantastic artistic picture, Pablo. The way the last tree shines against every other dark elements in the photo makes a magical effect. I mean, the sun is pointing only to those yellow leaves and it's 'night time' all around them. Congratulations for this gorgeous image.
Photograph2u (0) 2008-11-14 4:48
Hi Pablo, this is very original. A night shot in autumn.
The dark blue sky enhances the golden leaves.
jplebrun (21208) 2008-11-14 5:04
les dernières feuilles qui résistent au vent et au froid avant de partir pour laisser la place au ciel , belle composition.
Vames (4356) 2008-11-14 6:02
hi Pablo,very beautiful landscape and nice colours !
jmdias (50391) 2008-11-14 6:05
marvelous work using the power of the light and the contrast between the colors. very nice sense of art,perfect job
faubry (35373) 2008-11-14 6:31
wonderful light and automnal colors, golden color.. superb photo
lrw1966 (1632) 2008-11-14 9:21
You have had a beautiful Autumn Season. Amazing colors and details and very impressively presented.
Congratulations, very nice
Have an excellent weekend
wgreis (8267) 2008-11-14 10:10
wonderful texture of the yellows leafs. The contrast with the dark blue sky are great too.
Congratulations and have a very good weekend.
Kielia (22351) 2008-11-14 11:07
the colours are very beautiful but it is the celestial light that catches the attention! A fantastic composition of the autumn, my friend! TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
UlfE (14601) 2008-11-14 11:21
I enjoy this shot far more than your previous post. The colours are really beautiful and the yellow autumn leaves looks superb against the dark blue sky. Moreover, you give us a real challenge when asking us to identify this tree. I believe if you had provided us with a picture in WS of a leave of this tree it would have been an easy task. Nevertheless, my guess is that it might be what you in Norwegian call Svensk Asal (Sorbus intermedia) not very common in Norway, but a check in the internet reveals that you could find it in Sør-Trøndelag. TFS and have a nice weekend!
josepmarin (57277) 2008-11-14 11:46
Beautiful autumn photo, and a bit sad for the latter tree with leaves.
Soon this landscape of the forest will be covered by the snow.
I like the luminosity and the color so special that you have obtained in this capture.
avene (12675) 2008-11-14 12:13
I quite like the bright yellow leaves against the dark blue background, this colours combination always works very well. the side-light nicely emphasises the golden tone and adds interesting shine to the leaves, I like it a lot, makes the leaves look as if made from metal. nice one :)
have a great weekend,
clic (13268) 2008-11-14 13:32
Thanks for your support, my friend Pablo.
You wrote you don't know what kind this tree is...I know: Look carefully; it yeilds gold and copper coins that kindle covetousness over this dark dramatic sky!
pierrefonds (53358) 2008-11-14 14:39
The point of view takes our eyes toward the tree showing the fall colors. The dark sky is refleting the light toward the tree and it is enhancing the colors of the leaves. The subject is well frame. Have a nice day.
Gerrit (43775) 2008-11-14 15:13
the sun light up those yellow leaves in a great way creating a beautiful contrast with the deep blue sky.
dareco (17134) 2008-11-14 16:34
Wonderful colors and very nice sharp detail. A beautiful picture! TFS
gneufeld (15870) 2008-11-14 17:57
Nice idea and tribute to the end of the autumn season. Good light and colors here too. TFS. Gerald
ribeiroantonio (22637) 2008-11-14 19:01
The light is the main feature of this picture making all the golden foliage shine for a last time before the northern night settles in. Well done.
AiresSantos (56155) 2008-11-15 0:57
Hi dear Pablo
Amazing ligh in this fine photojob.
I like so much this vivid colours and the contrast between the yellow and dark blue. Very good sharpness
Have a nice weekend
Giorgio (11279) 2008-11-15 1:30
- Nice composition Pablo, very artistic also, the light is splendid here and an undeniable more, anyway, bravo it's successful!
Have a nice weekend.
clio (27955) 2008-11-15 2:16
Beautiful colors! I like this fantastic gold-coloured lighting of leaves on this blue sky so deep. It is really very well realized.
Congratulations, have a nice WE
Nicou (111497) 2008-11-15 2:40
Merveilleu cette image, ce buisson tout doré, avec ces couleur d'autonme avec la luminosité à l'arrière, quel, effet, grandiose.
Bravo et amitié
danos (80977) 2008-11-15 3:07
Good morning Pablo,
very creative this last Autumn scene with the leafs of the tree to are so brilliant in contrast of a saturated dark blue sky.Really an impressive shot as a memory of the last leafs on the trees this year.Well done.
Have a nice weekend,Danos
Budapestman (82620) 2008-11-15 3:36
Great autumnal image with picturesque colours. The composition is very nice, I like the contrast between the dark blue sky and the yellow tree. Beautiful impression. Congratulations. Have a nice weekend!
maloutim (9621) 2008-11-15 4:30
These bright gold leaves against the deep blue of the sky are absolutely fantastic! It almost looks like Christmas decorations in advance and better, because it's natural.
jaywalker (16095) 2008-11-15 5:46
Hi Pablo, A wonderful blue hour night picture, I love the mysterious atmosphere & the light coming in from the right highlights autumn leaves beautifully, TFS, kind regards Wilson.
rodgerg (55767) 2008-11-15 9:13
Very nice Pablo, the superb color of the foliage of this tree arise very well in the beautiful blue of the sky. A very good managment of light too.
Have a good evening,
jimkilgallon (0) 2008-11-15 10:50
Oh well Pablo
Always next year now for Autumn now, still a good few yellow leaves on this one, but they are teetering on the edge of death. The dark blue skies work well against the yellow with the light source showing us the sharpness and colours of image. Well done Pablo
carper (96) 2008-11-15 10:53
a pleasant one my friend,
the light is fantastic here, the pov is good and the sharpnes is super, very good autumn shot here, have a nice weekend Pablo.
Didi (53447) 2008-11-15 11:01
Interesting this new style
I think you have done a vulontary under exposition to give a night appearance of the sky.
Am I right ?
Well done for this great work.
mvdisco (17504) 2008-11-15 12:04
Beautiful picture nicely composed and presented,
with great colors and sharpness, nice contrast and Excellent POV. well taken picture.
very well done.
Emile (20350) 2008-11-15 13:55
Your title sound very sad, "the last autumn tree"!!!, things pass and new things come, autumn is passing and winter is coming. Your shot is a very good example of what is happening, just three weeks ago I was in USA enjoying the fall colors in the trees and now i imagine that all that beauty is gone.
Your shot is very good with great colors contrast and wonderful composition.
Best regards and wish you a nice weekend.
polpo56 (15134) 2008-11-15 15:28
wonderful light and wonderful colors.
Contrast of yellow tree againt the blue sky is superbe.
Charo (51208) 2008-11-15 16:45
Lys av dette bildet er fantastisk, en stor fangst med en stor kontrast mellom de mørke av miljø og treet med sin vakre farge opplyst av solen. Gratulerer!
Med vennlig hilsen,
plimrn (21344) 2008-11-15 17:05
You caught the light perfectly as it set the leaves aflame as they peer out through the forest of barren trees. Sorry, I can't help with the tree. Aspens are gold but they aren't usually long lasting and I can't see if the bark is white.
giorgimer (34777) 2008-11-16 1:57
compliments for the way you've found this last survivor. I like a lot the image colors.
paura (47166) 2008-11-16 2:38
Uma beleza de fotografia, composta com extrema maestria e eficiente fotometria. Trabalho lindo.
jhm (131986) 2008-11-16 4:23
Soft contrast image through the lovely autumn colours to the tree.
Also the strong blue sky behind the tree care for a very attractive picture, almost a painting Pablo
These colours are marvelous and the pov and depth excellents.
Nice perspective through the excellent choice of your angle.
Anyway, it's an interesting photo of this traditional practice and your note is fascinating, too. TFS.
Have a nice sunday,
yedirenk (11244) 2008-11-16 6:14
Hi Dear Pablo,
wonderful composition with last yellows in the dark blue.Very successful light management,great frame.a simple but eye-catcher scene,very elegant.well done.TFS
Have a nice weekend
azaf1 (15929) 2008-11-16 7:46
A most framatic way to show the last! A terrific contrast in colors and the side light enhances the effect.
Best wishes and TFS
JCG (35129) 2008-11-16 8:05
A really original photograph. The light on the leaves of the tree to the autumnal colors gives a contrast seizing with the sky in background. A beautiful photograph of atmosphere, I like much thank you Pablo.
With all my friendships and a good end of WE,
Longroute (19392) 2008-11-16 8:47
Another well achieved experiment of "nature-graphics".
A composition of sparkling beauty, with these incredible golden leaves that stands out from a dark sky.
Full of light an colours... and of life.
Very, very good,
mydrjoe (1240) 2008-11-16 9:42
Very nice contrast between the bright yellow leaves, that are resistant to fall despite the season in which we already are, and the dark blue sky in the background. Excellent shot!
COSTANTINO (47840) 2008-11-16 11:54
A beautiful,sensitive and delicate autumn photo..
Good contrast,very good sharpness,magic scene
Nice lightness,superb composition
thanks for sharing
Flavia (10352) 2008-11-16 15:02
Beautiful color contras between the dark blue background and the yellow leaves.
stego (22556) 2008-11-16 15:20
Beautiful light and colours! It's a very attractive photo, with the golden leafs shining over the dark blue sky. It's one of those cases in which the "flawed" exposure was used very creatively to produce a wonderful effect.
kermit350 (9014) 2008-11-17 3:27
Perhaps Hello Pablo, for the foliage, it acts of a variety different from the other trees, I know that there exist trees whose wood is differently coloured according to whether it comes from such or such continent, of such or such latitude or longitude, as in the animals he there with exceptions, in my opinion at the trees it is similar, he is very beautiful this intense blue which colours your photograph, the tree seems to channel all heat and all the light on him, sincerely .............Hello Pablo, pour le feuillage, il s’agit peut-être d’une variété différente des autres arbres, je sais qu’il existe des arbres dont le bois est différemment coloré selon qu’il vienne d’un tel ou tel continent, d’une tel ou telle latitude ou longitude, comme chez les animaux il y à des exceptions, à mon avis chez les arbres c’est pareil, il est très beau ce bleu intense qui colore ta photo, l’arbre semble canaliser toute la chaleur et toute la lumière sur lui, bien amicalement
batalay (34143) 2008-11-17 5:59
What a spectacular splash of colors, but you are confusing me with the declaration of b&w. It is unusual that his tree, in contrast the all the others, held on to its leaves. It's very dramatic in that respect. The deep blue and yellow suggests the Swedish flag, I think that's where Ulf Ericson got his clue.
didemay (2945) 2008-11-17 6:41
Woooow, I just can't resist the beauty of this blue and yellow. Wonderful light.
Best Regards Pablo.
Tobias__Ortmann (2638) 2008-11-17 7:24
I really like your light here wonderfull contrast and saturation as well.
Last tree good title we also haven´t a autumn tree soon
gunbud (34066) 2008-11-17 8:41
No two colors found in nature blend better than yellow and blue and this image is no exception.
The deep blue backdrop brilliant Oct. yellows sing a lovely tune in this brilliant image.
anducina (8407) 2008-11-17 10:30
Beautiful back-light, I like tree with its yellow leaves on the BG of that intense blue sky. It is a kind of melancholy in all this beauty, because it is not going to last too long and the long gray days are to come, as you have said...
jemaflor (77532) 2008-11-17 11:04
Very well seen and taken, great result with a beautil contrast of colours and light, good idea for an original shot.
Philippe (11836) 2008-11-17 11:18
Hi, Pablo. The leaves of the tree show splendid colours that contrast well with its bare neighbour. They stand well out against the blue sky. It's amazing to see how different species react to the climate. Anyway, winter seems to be well on its way now and soon all leaves will have been blown away.
Have a nice evening,
Uhu (8363) 2008-11-17 14:00
We have some snow already, in a suburbs, it's laying on the grass in the rather small amounts. This year, I think, we will have a real winter, you in Scandinavia and we in Ingermanlandia as well.
Hm. Your photo is very good, looks like frozen-in-time photo.
Tomorrow I'll post something specifically for you, ha!
Graal (94194) 2008-11-17 23:08
nice autumnal image, simple and fine effect. Good saturated colours and well contrast. I like it.
fabio_ts (13694) 2008-11-18 5:33
a "simple" subject for a great result,
the contrast of colors ais superb, well done and composed, compliments!!!
have a nice day,
gracious (20025) 2008-11-18 9:44
Hello my friend,
Sorry for my delay to come in to view this perfect image with a great displayed of light and shadows over the last autumn tree scenery! so beautiful with light over it and the dark blue sky!
looks like snow is coming for you soon, hehe! will cheer you up with some sunlit coastal scene for you!
take good care and my warmest regards always, my buddy!
Silvio1953 (111238) 2008-11-18 10:27
Ciao Pablo, fantastic autumnal composition with splendid light and wonderful golden colors, very well done, ciao Silvio
bracasha75 (24487) 2008-11-18 12:52
What i cane say more what other members have not alreday do
I say Beautiful work
Thanks for sharing
erdna (5707) 2008-11-18 15:13
I like how you framed this photo, a classic one third area for the sky and the rest to the golden tree! I also noticed that you used here my "workhorse" of a lens. When I travel, I seldom change lens, this 18-200 VR is enough, although I carry a Sigma 17-70mm as reserve.
Angshu (53990) 2008-11-18 20:00
The light through the yellow leaves, turn them into gold, contrasting superbly with the deep blue sky. Stunning & gorgeous!
jafadabret (56497) 2008-11-18 23:39
J'aime le beau contraste du jaune des feuilles sur le bleu foncé du fond. On arrive à un tableau où seules les couleurs comptent.
Beau travail !
gildasjan (40250) 2008-11-19 12:52
Le jaune doré de ces feuilles est un accord parfait avec le bleu de l'arrière plan.
bakes888 (18499) 2008-11-20 21:11
Hi Pablo. You have handled the tricky backlight well and have excellent colours and sharpness. Nice work and thanks for sharing.
Have a good weekend, Paul.
emjleclercq (15780) 2008-11-20 22:52
A very pleasant combination of yellow and dark blue. I do not not what gave this dark blue color in daylight, but it worked well here.
All the best,
saylan-cb (12738) 2008-11-21 1:59
This is a beautiful image!Greate autumn colors,very nice light views.
Cricri (97153) 2008-11-22 1:16
Un beau contraste des couleurs avec l'effet de lumiére qui fait briller les arbres nus et donne une couleur dorée aux feuilles, belle image
Have a nice day for you
foozi (7101) 2008-11-23 3:26
very lovley autumn leaves capture.
The glows of the yellow leaves are captivating, while the branches give a good contrasting colour.
Beautiful combination of the colours, making it so catchy and impressive.
edal (6804) 2008-11-24 4:52
Beautiful fall capture - a bit nostalgic. I think that snow has come to Norway already (we have it since yesterday and this morning was -9C).
vasilpro (40687) 2008-12-01 9:19
Very nice colors has this beautiful tree, your composition is very nice.
jusninasirun (17152) 2009-10-28 18:58
Hi Pablo: The last remaining tree to hold the leaves under fine lighting is so glorious in the frame. The deep bluish background is so contrasting and the details of the twigs are so well captured. Do you still have trees holding to the leaves at this time of the year in Sweden?
Thanks for sharing and best regards. Jusni
Amaz (11475) 2009-12-14 11:20
Excellent colours, Pablo!!
Perfect composition and good POV!!!
Very well taken!!
Urs (14082) 2010-04-21 2:47
That autumn shot looks like gold, the play of sun and shadow is captivating against the rather dark BG of the sky. Vibrant color hues and high sharpness. Well done. Thanks for your critique of my rural shot from Yan. Yes, there were 2 ducks, the one in the picture is - as far as I was told - not eatable, but it is an excellent pest hunter.
danyy (0) 2010-06-06 23:49
ce genre de source lumineuse attire de suite le ragard lorsque l'on se promène dans les bois et sous-bois. Pas toujours facile à exposer et cadrer, mais quand on y arrive, l'effet et sausissant, comme ici.
- Copyright: Pablo Minto (pablominto) (53744)
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- Date Taken: 2008-10-24
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