HAPPY EASTER! to all of you celebrating this...
Easter is peak season in Oppdal.
Can you imagine, after the long cold winter Norwegians go to the mountains to enjoy the last rest of snow during Easter…! I think the psychological explanation may be that by this time of year we know winter is over and we seek the snow voluntarily because we know when we get back from our Easter vacation spring has arrived… Besides, skiing in spring sun is a great experience and you get a nice tan as a bonus!
What you see here is Mt Hovden, the second of the ski areas in Oppdal to be presented in this series. Mt Hovden is the earliest location that was developed for alpine skiing in Oppdal, and this is where I learned to ski! So did Erik Håker, a local lad and later a several times winner of alpine World Cup races. To be fair I have to add Erik raced the slope 2-3 times for each time I did, hehehe…
The image shows how agriculture is combined with the far more lucrative tourism business, as the small farm we see has sold some of the ground for building apartments and cabins for sale or rent.
Oppdal is an alpine village located between Dovrefjell mountain plateau in the south and and Trollheimen mountain range to the west. The village is surrounded by majestic mountains, green valleys with idyllic summer farms and fine trout fishing.
Traditionally Oppdal was a place for winter tourism, but in the later years the range of offered activities for summer has increased. Today you can go mountain climbing, take a musk ox safari or go rafting or visit museums and art galleries if that is your preference, to mention a few.
This small series will show the different sides of Oppdal as a winter destination.
URL for slopes map can be found in one of the former postings in the series!
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besnard (56591) 2009-04-09 2:33
Une très belle image hivernale d'un beau pays que j'ai eu le plaisir de découvrir en plein été.
Merci pour cette belle image et bonne journée.
rodgerg (55767) 2009-04-09 2:34
A superb winter's landscape under a very nice blue sky. A composition very well balanced in differents plans well delimited. The house's colurs arise very well in the white of the snow well collected. I like too the graphic effect of the moutian in the blue of the sky.
Buin (42466) 2009-04-09 2:42
Good morning Pablo!
First bashful signs of springs are visible here and even in this mountain region in some days first flowers will bloom! You show us a really wonderfully situated little village in near to nature surroundings. An inviting scenery - in spite of the snow!
Greetings from warm and sunny Germany!
Budapestman (82620) 2009-04-09 2:44
Picturesque winter shot whit superb composition and nice details. The atmosphere are calm and peaceful, the snowy environment is beautiful. Great shot. Have a nice day, my friend!
Aliskt (0) 2009-04-09 3:00
Wow, amazing picture. The contrast and the colour is great. Beautifull composition also.I like it.nice Capture
swiatopelk777 (0) 2009-04-09 3:07
Amaizng winter landscape. Wonderful landscape. Nice colors.
Greetings from Poland!
bakes888 (18499) 2009-04-09 3:20
Hi Pablo. I expect they are starting to get the ski fields ready in our South Island as we have just had out first cold snap with snow down to 300m in the far south so we are the opposite to you. Nice photo. The FG buildings give good depth to the scene, good colours and clarity also. Thanks for sharing.
Have a good Easter also, Paul.
asajernigan (21427) 2009-04-09 3:39
This is a great winter landscape. Your composition is great using a nice angle to create depth and direction. The red houses provide nice contrast for the snow and blue sky. The lighting and colors are great with excellent sharpness and DOF.
jhm (154548) 2009-04-09 4:39
Another wonderful winterlandscape picture out of your splendid country, colours and composition are very well.
Also this small village care for a more dynamism to the picture.
Nice done, TFS.
Best regards, Happy Easter weekend,
belido (19934) 2009-04-09 4:52
I'm enjoying a lot your winter series. I like the play between the snow and the blue sky in this one. The house is correctly placed in the frame. Fine details and good lighting, well done!
AiresSantos (56155) 2009-04-09 5:09
Hi dear Pablo
Another beautiful picture from Oppdal in the winter. Great sharpness and details. Very well handled the light
ophelcia (0) 2009-04-09 5:17
As I have mentioned before I know summer Oppdal, oh, maybe the end of spring when you still have some snow on the peaks and still lots of water flowing into the rivers,
TFS, great composition,
Philippe (11836) 2009-04-09 6:05
Hi, Pablo. The red container and the two houses contrasting with each other are very well placed in the foreground. They show the way towards the mountain in the background which stands well out against the blue sky.
I wish you a very good Easter weekend,
jplebrun (21208) 2009-04-09 6:47
superbe cette image de cette montagne dans ce ciel tout bleu, la neige qui reste est, comme au Québec encore omniprésente, question de quelques jours, c'est le lot des pays nordiques.
lrw1966 (1632) 2009-04-09 6:50
This is so beautiful, marvelous colors, contrast of colors and wonderful clarity of detail. Very impressively composed and impressively presented. Very very nicely done.
mvdisco (17794) 2009-04-09 7:06
Belle prise de vue de ce paysage d'hiver,
Excellent cliché et détails,
belles couleurs naturelles et composition,
de toute beauté.. c'est excellent...
tous mes compliments
Bon week-end de Pâques..
Gerrit (52097) 2009-04-09 7:43
it's still winter up there I see.
Fine view in beautiful light.\
kency (2352) 2009-04-09 7:57
Its winter time in Oppdal,Norway this one remaind me of de 2 weeks I was in Rondane nat.park.
Nice one Pablo,have a good one.
vasilpro (41547) 2009-04-09 8:18
Beautiful winter scene, a nice place. Beautiful composition with good light management, good contrast and nice colors.
Happy Easter to all people.
rey316 (24) 2009-04-09 9:42
Beautiful winter photos. In my town had this spring - summer. For several days, holding 25.
I like Norway in the winter of your gallery.
carper (96) 2009-04-09 10:10
very nice Pablo.
good winter shot here, I am glad the winter is over and soon will come the dragonflies again, I hope so...
time for the insects.
good balance here in the shot, good composition.
have a good evening
ellelloo (6572) 2009-04-09 12:18
A very good winter landscape photo. The whole series of Winter in Oppdal is good. You have controlled the light very well and the colours are very natural and beautiful. Great depth and clarity. Also here in Finland many families go to north during Easter time to enjoy the last snows in downhill slopes. Thanks for sharing the photo!
ElAprendiz (30) 2009-04-09 12:53
Without a doubt of which it is a beautiful place.
This winter sports resort, would be seen better and with more dynamism, if a great amount of tourists were appraised.
The frame is perfect, and the strong illumination details beautiful and fine tonalities. Excellent and elegant work.
emjleclercq (15780) 2009-04-09 13:14
Winter is lasting longuer in Norway, something I did not experienced since my early travel was in May. But the blue sky gives a lively atmosphere to this snowy landscape.
All the best,
Disabled_A (0) 2009-04-09 16:03
beautiful view! but so cold... because of the mountains in the snow which looks eternal. And only a little warmth is added to this scene by the little red house... I like the composition :)
an I wish you a Happy Easter :)
shevchenko (20548) 2009-04-09 20:29
Feel a bit warm in the spring, I saw soft sunlight shining and create shading on the yellowish building, nice place to visit for foreign tourists, pure environment, nice snowy land and blue sky, distinct image, well done.
bracasha75 (24589) 2009-04-10 1:58
Norway is one very beautiful country and it is realy nice there by sun and by winter time
Thanks for sharing
jemaflor (98771) 2009-04-10 3:31
Nice light and white snow on your well captured shot, good contrast with the bleu et red colors, beaufiful mountains landscape of Norway.
TopGeo (38216) 2009-04-10 4:05
Hello Pablo,A superb winter's landscape under a very nice blue sky A composition with mountains image. The mood given a admirably with excellent quality and clear with soft sunlight shining and create shading on the yellowish building, nice place landscape very well.Best regards, Happy Easter weekend,
Greg1949 (9011) 2009-04-10 4:41
Pablo, your shot screams cold and since it is now spring here it is easier to see it. As much as I like the winter I am ready fro the warming of the season. Your shot is wonderfully clear and colorful and the crossing lines make for a very pleasing composition.
trekks (14348) 2009-04-10 5:26
Very lovely landscape view of the winter scenery that is always interesting to see and when other parts of the northern world is in spring season.
Hope that you enjoy Easter holiday!
Giorgio (11279) 2009-04-10 5:59
- Another beautiful view on this area Pablo, amazing colored atmosphere, many tnx for your wishes, good Easter to you and yours also !
tiagoalmeida (1475) 2009-04-10 8:50
nice landscape and colors. great mountains
Scharan (14144) 2009-04-10 9:09
Fantástica paisagem cheia de charme e elegância.
Lindíssima cores e contraste.
Um ponto de vista maravilhoso, parabéns
pelo bonito trabalho!
plimrn (21344) 2009-04-10 10:34
I like the way the house is surrounded by a smooth white blanket of snow with a fence-line for emphasis. It's interesting how the mountain echoes the roof-line.
I think you're right both about the strong contrast between winter snow and the explosion that spring can make in a week or two and the lure of spring skiing. We're skiing too and it's definitely spring skiing. Too bad we're powder hounds.
anducina (8407) 2009-04-10 10:53
Snow-covered hill, blue sky, picturesque white and red houses--it seems a very pleasant place, well captured and framed. Although it has definitely too much snow for the last days of March...
edal (6804) 2009-04-10 11:09
I'm happy to see again your beautiful Norwegian landscapes. Your nice snowy Easter greeting photo is so warming.
Your Eester this year is one week earlier than ours - (now we are preparing for Palm Sunday - though I selebrated it in St Paul's cathedral last Sunday), but I wish you all good things and many such sharp picturescue photos!
gracious (20025) 2009-04-10 11:20
Thank you once again for this wintery scenery which captured with the best pov! the colour on the houses makes a nice colour contrast against the white snow indeed! I loved the beautiful winter light across the whole place!
wishing you a great Easter!
pierrefonds (67539) 2009-04-10 12:29
The nice blue sky is sending a light which is reflected by the snow and is enhancing the colors of the mountain scenery. The point of view leads our eyes toward the mountain which is giving depth to the photo. The picture is clear and precise. Have a nice day.
mark_mk (266) 2009-04-10 14:27
so I see you guys still got lots of snow, personally I´m glad it´s almost all gone here in Germany already, but I ahve to admit this one looks pretty nice. The red of the one house stands out well against the snow, it´s a great focal point in the image. Compositionally wise very nice, the blue sky also looks great, very nice!
dareco (17134) 2009-04-10 18:34
A gorgeous scene, and I love the red buildings against the snow. Very nice pov and detail. TFS
serp2000 (44574) 2009-04-11 0:30
Hi, Pablo, Fine norway landscape.An interesting note,excellent colours,how the tourism changes in this cris days there?
Have a nice weekend!
aadilj (18102) 2009-04-11 1:03
Hi pablo, this is a ncie and a very well spread wide shot that has beautiful freshness and hues. I like the way you have composed the scene
Cricri (120521) 2009-04-11 4:15
Très beau paysage de Norvège avec les maisons rouges bien typiques du pays donnent un joli contraste avec le bleu et blanc
Good Easter to you too
dip (23888) 2009-04-11 5:10
it could be also a Christmas image:)
nice snowy landscape,good POV and excellent clarity and sharpness,
Happy Easter to you too!
Didi (60588) 2009-04-11 8:22
Very nice winter view, this season is still strong in your country in march.
Very good luminosity.
Best regards and happy Easter.
azaf1 (15929) 2009-04-11 11:36
Good evening Pablo
Those winter scenes are really a pleasant thing to look at. Very sharp and clear with a great freshness and very good colors. Really impressive.
Have a good weekend and TFS
UlfE (14641) 2009-04-11 11:52
A really attractive winter picture. The farm houses half way up the hill are perfectly postioned. Exellent sharpness and DOF. TFS and Glad Påsk!
macondo (19624) 2009-04-11 17:22
Hi Pablo, and best wishes for the Easter period!
It's a beautiful autumn Sunday morning here in Australia, and the 'hot cross buns' are toasting.
I wonder how many of your shots on TE have red houses in them! The Norwegian traditions must have been formed long ago with consideration of the photographic needs of TE in mind!
As usual the deep red makes a wonderful combination with the white and the superb blue of the very early Spring sky. Somehow, you always get the proportions, the horizon line and the angle just right in what appears to be a simple photo. The sharpness is exemplary, superbly revealing the details of the rocks and trees on the still-snowy slope.
Thanks for the interesting note.
gunbud (34066) 2009-04-11 17:44
Wonderful winter (even though its really spring) image with the snow capped mountain contrasting brilliantly with the vivid cloudless blue sky.
The colors are crisp natural and alive while the details are sharp in this wonderfully balanced landscape.
ChrisJ (115529) 2009-04-11 17:54
The blue & white colours go well together, in this superb alpine scene. Good sharpness, & the patches of dark red, set up a good warm cold colour contrast. Have a great Easter!
Nicou (144264) 2009-04-11 22:17
Fantastique vue hivernale, la douce neige, cces belles maison avec la montagne en fod qui a une très belle forme, superbe compo.
Bravo et amitié
papagolf21 (103026) 2009-04-12 1:05
Bonjour, mon ami Pablo,
Les fleurs du printemps sont les rêves de l'hiver racontés, le matin, à la table des anges.
Le printemps est revenu, la nature reprend vie et s'éveille laissant l'hiver de côté.
Belle image, cela n'est pas nouveau et très intéressante note.
Cretense (68703) 2009-04-12 5:22
Beautiful winter landscape, very clear atmosphere, beautiful "blending" of nature and architecture! Great composition and framing, flawless light managment, brilliant colours! congratulations!
danos (99221) 2009-04-12 9:35
Happy Easter to you and to your family! Very nice this Winter scene with the village in the roots of the Mt.I like the calmly nad tranquil atmosphere.Well done.
Have a nice day from the rainy Vancouver,Danos
yedirenk (11244) 2009-04-12 13:20
Hi Dear Pablo,
This is superb postcard from beautiful Norway.light,sharpness and clarity are excellent.great blue sky and lovely houses.well done.TFS
jaywalker (16101) 2009-04-12 15:38
Hi pablo, A beautiful winter view with a glorious mountain as a backdrop, there is a wonderful fresh feel to the picture & this is capped off nicely with the blue sky, TFS this lovely shot, kind regards Wilson.
jusninasirun (17162) 2009-04-12 21:30
It is amazing how well you have captured images throughout the four seasons of the year. Red barns and blue sky with snow capped hill just perfectly placed in the frame. Superb sharpness with pleasing details.
TFS and best regards,
Uhu (8601) 2009-04-12 23:27
Image shows also the bright blue Spring sky, which is good!
MLINES (12516) 2009-04-12 23:30
Hi Pablo, A classic view of alpine Norway showing the mountains with fresh snow and the clear blue skies. I find your images from Norway clean and refreshing. Happy Easter. Murray.
Graal (103028) 2009-04-12 23:37
nice winter landscape. Good composition and well quality of photo. An interesting note. Well photojob.
hay_kes (31435) 2009-04-13 0:11
Very beautiful winterscape.Excellent colours,light and perspective.TFS.
jmdias (65105) 2009-04-13 3:03
very beautiful view of this huge mountain watching the little houses like a giant. Very nice pov and framing, light is beautiful too
Hormon_Manyer (384) 2009-04-13 9:57
Yes, this is something different than we, for example here in the middle of Europe, imagine Easter. For example I was in my parents' weekend garden with them and my sons, was doing a lot of photos, burning barbecue, enjoying the (momentarily) warm spring sunshine... Although I like snowy winters, I think it was enough for this season, I shouldn't like to see snow to at least November 2009. :) Fantastic pic, wonderful place and lights. I absolutely love those beautiful red houses on Your pics, they're something very unusual for me, and I only saw them on Norwegian photos, as mentioned (mostly on Yours). They make a kind of image like this well color balanced (red / white). Perfect sharpness, colors, compo, sky etc. etc. - as always on Your photos, Master.
From time to time I come here from my main site TrekNature, because I miss You and Your great shots, my Friend. I learned so much from You and You'll never be forgotten from my side.
Have a nice Easter, best regards, László
skippy007 (12510) 2009-04-13 21:36
Hello Pablo, Thank you for your good wishes for Easter I hope you also enjoyed a Happy & Safe Easter,
This is a very beautiful winter looking scene even if snow is disappearing, Well composed with the buildings well placed in the frame, the red house & container add colour, contrast & interest, especially against the blue clear sky. It looks a wonderful place for all year outdoor activities, with the prices of land going up as the popularity of this lovely place increases.
mikolaj_kawa (0) 2009-04-14 1:43
Hello Pablo! Very nice landscape. Interesting houses. Beautiful winter scenery. Good POV and composition. Ideal frame. Good luck!
jafadabret (56501) 2009-04-14 2:12
La neige cette année a été omniprésente dans nos montagnes et a atteint au Gerbier de Jonc 5.20m en épaisseur cumulée. Je vois que chez toi elle était encore bien présente il y a peu de temps.
Belle photo avec le rouge de la maison et le bleu du ciel.
paura (47186) 2009-04-14 4:13
Great composition here, friend. The point of view is also very nice. The white mountain in the BG is really interesting.
efigesta (12188) 2009-04-14 4:18
Hi my friend
how are you??
great image here, the colors are so lovely and the image perfect
berek (50504) 2009-04-14 4:30
super winter landscape from your beautiful country my friend. i love blue sky and balanced composition. clear one.
josepmarin (58359) 2009-04-14 5:30
Beautiful image in this capture, I like the luminosity and the colors that we can see in this pleasant and nice place, and also its traditional architecture.
The contrast of the whiteness of the snow with the blue color of the sky is impressive.
It is a great shot.
delkoo (68) 2009-04-14 6:29
nice winter scenery, The exposure and focus are perfect. All the elements of a good composition are also there .
JCG (35129) 2009-04-14 10:10
Another beautiful landscape of snow with very good contrast between the whiteness of snow and beautiful blue sky. I love the balance of the image. A beautiful and relaxing area, thank you Pablo.
With all my friendships and soon
Kielia (24077) 2009-04-14 11:05
an excellent note accompanying this attractive impression of Oppdal. You have given me an excellent idea of the end of winter in your region. I like your POV on the mountains, the fresh colors and the contrasts very much. The light is also beautiful. TFS!
chrisnet (23014) 2009-04-14 11:35
Nice winter scenary, I like much the good contrast of the blue sky with the snow, well captured.
Silvio1953 (145605) 2009-04-14 13:49
Ciao Pablo, great winter composition with splendid light and colors, wonderful mountain, very well done, ciao Silvio
John_F_Kennedy (43665) 2009-04-15 1:18
Here the light is one of the intersting things. Excellent composition and great capture of this beautiful winter scene.
Royaldevon (39710) 2009-04-15 3:14
Long time - no see!
I can't see any hardy sheep inhabiting the mountainside!
A very sharply focussed winter scene with lots of details to engage the eyes.
The red buildings add eye-catching colour to the greys, blues and white.
Your photographs paint an appealing picture of the beauty of this country.
Have a good day,
Angshu (56758) 2009-04-15 20:47
Interesting what you stated in your note...a very nice winter post, always 'exotic' (:-)) to me 'coz of the snow. Fine contrast with the clear blue sky. Of course the buildings with the red colours also makes this attractive. Well done!
Longroute (19396) 2009-04-16 4:10
thanks for your wishes. I'm back now from a Easter trip to north Italy...
I see you are continuing with Oppdal... it seems you had a nice time in this spot! I only skied twice or three times in my life, in the Alps in north Italy. I'm surprised to see this Mt. Hoveden is full of trees, generally the slopes for skiing in the Alps are free from trees. Your composition is simple but appealing, the strong spring light contrasts with the winter appearance of the place creating a particular atmosphere.
AROBN54 (11475) 2009-04-17 11:34
Warm greetings, Pablo,
what a fabulous view! Wonderful light and color, perfect clarity and sharpness, the composition is excellent and the whole thing is just beautifully balanced. Outstanding note, too. Many thanks and hope you are well! Take care,
edytungkal (4551) 2009-04-25 0:25
I remembered your earlier shots and this beautiful picture reminded me as well, the housing on fg indeed give a nice combination to the nature. Its a well composition Pablo, have a nice week end....tfs
vincz (19113) 2009-04-25 6:18
Very good to have the red house in this snowy landscape. Great blue sky. A nice picture.
Henryk_Bilor (20799) 2009-04-25 10:41
Lovely winter capture of the mountain and the village below. After I burnt myself in the Sun it is a big pleasure to cool down a litlle while looking at this photo :).
saylan-cb (12738) 2009-04-25 21:09
A very nice winter shot whit great composition and nice details.I like this atmosphere,
Have a nice day.
cfreire (11741) 2009-04-26 6:45
Very beautiful winter scenery well captured. I've enjoyed of these vivid contrasts between the mountain covered by snow and the splendid blue sky. Good pov and framing. Best regards, Consuelo
riclopes (35577) 2009-05-07 1:44
Olá Pablo, looking at this view, I could almost think it would be a nice place to live ;-) Remote, tranquile and with mountains arround giving fresh air, just as I like. Skiing is great too, but I couldn't stand the tough winter. Beautiful picture. The contrast of the mountain with that blue sky is specially atractive.
danyy (0) 2009-05-14 23:26
j'aime beaucoup le bleu du ciel, magnifique et les blancs de la neige parfaitement balancés et exposés.
La petite touche de rouge donne bien. Excellent POV qui donne beaucoup de profondeur.
Charo (51212) 2009-05-25 15:28
Superb sammensetning med en uklanderlig kontroll av lys. Jeg liker denne intenst blå himmel kontrastfarge med hvitt landskap. Vel sett min venn.
- Copyright: Pablo Minto (pablominto) (53746)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-03-26
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature
- Camera: Nikon D300, 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 VR DX Zoom Nikkor
- Exposure: f/13.0, 1/640 seconds
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- Date Submitted: 2009-04-09 2:31
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