I was a bit surprised when I saw this motive. I had taken pictures along the lake Mjösa when I turned around and saw these two ladies. I forgot to increase the ISO, just changed the exposure time, to get a good picture.
I realised that I had put this on 1/15 seconds, but the result is quite acceptable.
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rychem (36741) 2013-08-25 7:52
I like forests and I like berries! This here is the same typ of forest as in my country, very nice forest atmosphere with deep shadows
jadesgran (5423) 2013-08-25 7:58
you must have a very steady hand,this shot has no sign of camera shake despite the slow shutter speed.
The image is just delightful with the two ladies,each with a splash of red,casually strolling through the birch trees.
Kind regards Gladys.
williewhistler (16398) 2013-08-25 8:15
it`s that time of year now that Nature can provide a rich harvest and these ladies appear to be taking advantage of the situation.You have taken the shot at a good moment with the figures in mid stride very well placed in the frame.
ktanska (27820) 2013-08-25 8:20
A typical Nordic activity. Yes, the basket, the bucket and rubber rubber boots catch attention. Birch trunks add good contrast to mainly shady path. Almost square framing fits well.
holmertz (53414) 2013-08-25 8:32
Snygg bild. Det var ju tur att du var stadig på händrna här. Den korsvis röda och svarta klädseln slår an två fina diagonaler som i princip går ut i bildens hörn. Ljuset är fint, trots skuggan, och stigen böjer sig vackert i den lagom trolska skogen.
snunney (99942) 2013-08-25 8:48
A double whammy, red wellingtons and red jumper! They stand out well in the forest surroundings. Nicely lit image with good colours and sharpness.
SnapRJW (31629) 2013-08-25 8:54
The colour contrast is good here Gunnar; red and green work very well together and the fact that one lady has red boots and the other a red top makes a strong visual statement I think. The bright colour draws the eye to the figures and the path then leads us on into the deeper woods. I love woodland so this shot is especially attractive to me. Good detailing on the tree trunks and pretty dappled light. A well captured moment. Warm regards rosemary
jurek1951 (42196) 2013-08-25 9:23
an effective photo with superb POV, I like the details of the photo and the attractive colours. Great observation,
Fis2 (98429) 2013-08-25 11:38
Good frame and colors.
Beautiful birch forest.
papagolf21 (102388) 2013-08-25 11:45
Bonsoir, cher Gunnar,
J'aime cette faįon de photographier la promenade en foręt, les personnages ressortent ā merveille avec les vętements colorés sur ce camaīeu de vert.
Trčs belle lumičre fort bien maîtrisée.
UlfE (14641) 2013-08-25 12:38
Du var uppenbart stadig på handen när du fick syn på dessa damer på väg till skogs för att plocka bär. Att exponeringstiden var 1/15 sekund märks knappast. Det ser litet torrt ut så man får hoppas att bären inte torkat bort. De röda stövlarna och den röda T-shirten är vad som fångade din uppmärksamhet som vanligt och som vanligt blev det ju bra. Ha en bra kommande vecka.
dkmurphys (59145) 2013-08-25 13:24
A fine scene of a lazy walk into the woods. I like the idea and the good result.
Have a nice new week.
pajaran (61112) 2013-08-25 13:41
Lep pogled na gospodje u sumi ...
Dobar trenurak snimka, kontrast i perspektiva, lepe boje.
Dobar rad, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak.
Lepo mesto za setnju.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje.
Nice view of the ladies in the woods ...
Good trenurak image, contrast and perspective, beautiful colors.
Good work, nice place and moment indicated.
Nice place for a stroll.
Good evening and all the best.
Royaldevon (39334) 2013-08-25 13:53
I'm sure we have all snapped at an unexpected images without altering the camera controls. As in this case, it often works fine.
I'm not surprised you were eager to capture these ladies, they are wearing the requisite red and disappearing into the forest, like Little Red Riding Hood! The light/shadow contrasts animate the leading pathway and the trees, in a most attractive way.
You have captured fine textural details which are almost palpable.
my warm regards,
elenimavrandoni (0) 2013-08-25 14:52
Hello Gunnar, I love the forest and I love picking berries..and those forests have a beautiful variety, clean and fresh to eat right there..
great natural picture!
all the best
Nicou (142992) 2013-08-25 19:26
quelle vue et images de ces dames, elle vont aux champignons je pense quel gaphisme e de tronc et belle foręt sueprbe scčne et captage.
Bravo et amitié
emka (98628) 2013-08-25 23:13
Hi Gunnar, the scene reminds me Red Riding Hood. They are with baskets, in forest, and who knows, maybe the wolf is observing them behind the trees. Nice scene from the fores. under birch trees we can usually find Leccinum aurantiacum, I would prefer than berries. very pleasant atmosphere, I would make such a walk too.
have a nice week
Graal (102928) 2013-08-25 23:39
pleasant summer mood here, near by nature. Good shot. In Sweden are people picking mushrooms? In Poland very much they like. Image is very good quality, 1/15 sec. and all is ok., larger version, too.
Have a nice week.
rigoletto (34279) 2013-08-26 11:10
berries... i love them!
and would be even greater to pick them in a forest like this than having them as cake toppings or flavour for vodka :)
red/green contrast and tight crop make this a great photo.
romanaa (7984) 2013-08-26 12:39
your picture makes me want to go to the woods and pick mushrooms, which is a habit here, but the season is delayed this year. Nice pattern in the trees and pleasant atmosphere.
worldcitizen (8698) 2013-08-26 16:24
This is a charming photo. I like the red color of the boots and t-shirt; they really jump out against the forest colors. This seems like such a peaceful place. The bit of sunlight that has filtered through in the foreground is lovely. I like the shadows it created. Nice depth, too, as the path leads us away and into the woods.
chrisvek (7001) 2013-08-26 16:55
Superb photo of nature with these women.Nice contrasts and perfect lightning usage.Very good POV and atmosphere too.I like the result.Well done.
Have a nice week
bukitgolfb301 (42286) 2013-08-26 21:34
Hi dear Gunnar
Wow again your masteful image has been presented.
Perefct synmetry composition and nice pair look ladies of red and black. Clear and sharp image as usual as your signitured way / style!
All the best, Takero
marabu61 (11055) 2013-08-27 1:29
I d'say the result is more than acceptable.
This reminds me a lot of our summers spent at my inlaws in eastern Finland, where berry picking is more of a everyday task than a pastime. I always wondered what my mother in law was doing with all those picked berries. The celler was full with jams, cakes and frozen berries ..
Ah, how I miss the scandinavian summer (I know, Finland is not really Scandinavia, but still ..)
annjackman (21899) 2013-08-27 1:42
The result is very acceptable indeed. Conveniently the both ladies are wearing some red! The avenue of birches is lovely and I like the deatil that you have on the trunks. Beautiful lighting with interesting shadow areas.
Kind Regards, Ann
photoray (13981) 2013-08-27 8:30
Fine candid detailing the berry-pickers strolling through the forest with plenty of natural lighting and coloring.
Here in northern California, picking wild blackberries is a favorite activity, and tasty.
eldancer1 (36343) 2013-08-27 9:15
When I live in Oregon I used to go to the forest to pick wild mushrooms, I'm lucky I didn't pick the poisonous ones. Nice capture of those ladies in search for wild berries. Looks like a nice place to go for a walk also. Good lighting and nice details. Well done, tfs.
Romano46 (18472) 2013-08-27 10:09
uno scorcio di vita quotidiana molto ben riuscito in un ambiente che presenta sempre molte difficoltā nella fotografia per l'alternarsi di luce e di ombra che spesso falsano la lettura dell'esposimetro.
Una bella composizione alla quale ben si addice il fornato quadrato.
Buoni i colori con le ricche sfumature della vegetazione arborea.
Un buon lavoro. Complimenti
Ciao e buona serata
danos (98379) 2013-08-27 12:47
nice the view of this section of the forest with the two women to walk in the earthy road of it.I like the creative perspective with the red colours of the boats and the t-shirt to contrast perfect with the green of the forest.
ines8 (6120) 2013-08-27 14:22
A very beautiful forest picture,splendid composition, charming red-green contrast.
abmdsudi (54503) 2013-08-27 18:52
Looks like an idyllic spot for a stroll and deliciously lit and the relaxed posture of the two women make this a charming and appealing image. Also it's a reminder of summer filled with warm touch of colors to draw you into the subject with those straight tall trees reaching for the sky. We all have occasions when the magic touch eludes us and sad also that summer is drawing to a close. Beautiful cozy shot, Congrats
ourania (46192) 2013-08-28 7:27
the result you got is very lovely. The ladies have been captured with great sharpness while walking and your composition makes the scene look like the start of a long walk through the forest. I like very much how the excellent depth and overall clarity give us a vivid impression of the scenery and invite us to follow the ladies along the path. I love the natural colours, the play of light, the diverse degrees of the shade and the calm atmosphere. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
EstudioChispa (2174) 2013-08-28 10:52
You have a steady hand, Gunnar! The 1/15-second exposure paid off in giving you the f/16 aperture for great depth of field, no? It's a fabulous scene, and makes me want some berries!
gildasjan (43648) 2013-08-28 12:56
Une trčs bonne prise de vue de ces deux femmes arpentant le sentier de cette foręt.L'image est nette et bien exposée.Certainement ici un trčs bon moment de repos.
Silvio1953 (144202) 2013-08-29 13:17
Ciao Gunnnar, lovely walking couple in a beautiful forest, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
boa (7375) 2013-08-30 1:39
ett fint foto taget en härlig dag i skogen, den här sommaren har varit den bästa på många år. De röda färginslagen drar till sig blicken omedelbart, jag gillar också djupet i fotot som med hjälp av stigen går igenom bilden på ett bra sätt. Närhetsintrycket till naturen är också utmärkt, fin bild!
fotka (4469) 2013-08-30 5:58
Great shot of pass time people from Norway. Picking berries is one of favorite activities there during the summer. I like the long path surrounded by the birch forest that made wonderful composition. Great capture!
Have a nice weekend,
COSTANTINO (65716) 2013-09-03 8:57
lucky people down there walking into
the forest,I love theNature,I love
the greenery and the freshness
this shot is not a simple shot
it is a delightful shot verywell
have a nice evening
clic (17129) 2013-09-04 16:37
Do you know the tale of "The little red riding hood"?
Here she is walking with her grandmother in the forest!!
Many compliments for the outstanding depiction!
willperrett (10872) 2013-09-05 11:16
Beautiful! The splashes of red are a striking contrast to the natural greens and greys of the woodland. You've got a pretty steady hand if this was shot at 1/15th sec!
larsy (28) 2013-09-23 9:36
Bärplockning i björkskog är väl ganska ovanligt, det brukar vara gran eller tall. Men Norge är kanske annorlunda.
s_lush (16134) 2013-09-24 10:51
You have got a very attractive picture, with perfect quality, vivid colors and excellent depth of focus despite the shadiness of the scene. Great job!
mcmtanyel (23231) 2013-12-15 11:26
Red riding boot with red riding t-shirt in the forest. The red items and the blue bucket are eye-catching and look adorable in this already fine photo.
kato (11630) 2013-12-21 9:00
You're capturing well this scenery by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the spectacle in which two women are walking along the pass and picking the berries into the wood surrounded to white birch and rich greenery. The whole is harmonized well by a good arrangement and beautiful color combination.
- Copyright: Gunnar Holmertz (saxo042) (37888)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-08-11
- Categories: Daily Life, Food, Nature, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon PowerShot G1 X
- Exposure: f/16, 1/15 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-08-25 7:29