The Valley of My Childhood [intro]
This image shows a part of Gauldalen (-dalen = valley) from it’s best side on a sunny day in late summer, and will serve as an introduction to my new series “The Valley of My Childhood”.
Gauldalen is the main valley in Central Norway, and stretches from Trondheimsfjord and more than 100 km into the country in Southeastern direction.
The valley got the name from the river Gaula, that dominates the landscape from the mountains to the fjord...
More details will follow in later postings.
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Paolo (41222) 2008-03-28 9:20
Hi Pablo, beautiful one, with a good player close to the purple flowers and the grass.
excellent quality and light really amazing.
dip (23890) 2008-03-28 9:21
beautiful image from your home country,
well exposed and framed,the pink flowers in the foreground make the picture still more beautiful and colorful
nimish23 (144) 2008-03-28 9:35
i liked the idea of introducing the bright purple flowers amidst the greens and the blue. a very calming place it seems
Tue (39460) 2008-03-28 9:36
Beautiful landscape in a wonderful sunny summer landscape. The colours are pleasant and natural and the light is really fine. The flowers are very well included in the left foreground. Very well done and thanks a lot for sharing!
carmia (5472) 2008-03-28 9:51
Wonderful colours. Very nice composition and good POV. Regards. Carme.
Valerka (8171) 2008-03-28 9:51
I like this simple but cheerful spring shot and this open space
Nice to look at
gracious (20025) 2008-03-28 10:05
My very best friend from Norway!
Many thanks for sharing this wonderful valley of your childhood! just beautiful to grow up with!
fine image which have a good fg perspective of lovely flowers to a fantistic view towards the far horizon!
my best regards to you also with many thanks from heart!
gneufeld (15890) 2008-03-28 10:13
A very fine spring image with excellent foreground feature colors and details. Well done and TFS. Gerald
dkeus31 (27735) 2008-03-28 10:16
classical image, with the nice flowers as foreground even if i feel your pov little to low because the flowers take much place here.
vincz (19113) 2008-03-28 10:29
Great composition with the bush in the foreground with nicely colored flowers. Looks very peaceful there.
mark_mk (266) 2008-03-28 10:44
great shot with a very well chosen POV and nice colors. Great view at the mountains in the background. Very well done!
romanaa (7984) 2008-03-28 10:45
very nice view with the purple flowers in the foreground. Lovely composition and note.
TopGeo (38216) 2008-03-28 10:45
Hi Pablo excellent image! A lot I love your picture it has something that I have always in the dreams me the love for the nature and the simplicity of countryside. Without the technology visible
UnTrained (0) 2008-03-28 10:56
wonderful blossoms in that summer capture and a very deep view by the background mountains. The small valley seems to be very far away. Very nice choice of view with good colours.
Lieben Gruss, Ulf
janneman (2908) 2008-03-28 11:51
the soft tnes of the sky and the clouds are in a nice cntrast to the strong pink of the flowers.
Making the flowers the main subject in the otherwise beautiful landscape is a good idea.
cepekdong (3676) 2008-03-28 12:04
pablo, i am missing words for your pics ! you found ur own style to take pictures and they are all amazing ! great again ! tfs
evanrizo (456) 2008-03-28 13:02
Ooooh you spent nice time there Pablo with such a wide green view!
The very nice blooms are very good placed except that they add the beauty of the colors they help for a great depth.
Have a nice night.
yedirenk (11244) 2008-03-28 13:11
superb sharpness .excellent composition.very nice colours and wonderful soft light.very well done.TFS.
nivaldo (15417) 2008-03-28 13:20
Lucky you, Pablo !
An excellent shot, a beautiful scenery!
Um abraço, a Brazilian hug,
wolf38 (31296) 2008-03-28 13:31
Hello Pablo. A wonderful motive. Light, composition, colors etc. are in the best way. Very beautifully. Best regards, Wolfgang.
Jonas_Schmitt (3074) 2008-03-28 13:33
Great new picture, again with fantastic colors making a beautiful contrast to each other. Excellent positioning of the flowers and a very good idea to show so much of the clear blue sky. Nice depth and great sharpness, just a fantastic composition!
maltese (22901) 2008-03-28 14:18
Une très beau bouquet d'épilobes pour nous faire entrer dans cette photo. Une très belle réalisation technique pour nous montrer cette vallée, une grande impression de tranquillité s'en dégage.
Très beau travail, amicalement
J_Schmitt (163) 2008-03-28 14:25
An original landscape photo which shows a beautiful place I´d love to visit. The colors are nice and make an excellent contrast to each other. I like the well positioned flowers in the foreground very much and you positioned them very well!
parbo (11092) 2008-03-28 16:31
You added very well marvellous pink flower at the middle of green but I know your scene is full with hidden beauties. Huge green ridges and silhouettes of mountains with cloudy sky are wonderful. Congratulations.
Charo (51212) 2008-03-28 19:05
Bella postal de este bonito valle con ese seto de flores anunciando la primavera.
Excelentes colores y gran perspectiva y profundidad.
Buen fin de semana.
mvdisco (17794) 2008-03-28 20:04
Beautiful landscapre nicely composed and presented with great colors and sharpness, Excllent PoV. and details , lovely note and light, Very well done Pablo I love it..
jhm (155276) 2008-03-29 0:38
Very lovely nature picture, the wild flowers in foreground make this picture colourful.
Also the mountains in background care for a good composition, excellent quality and light really amazing
Very well done, thanks for sharing.
Have a nice weekend,
UlfE (14641) 2008-03-29 2:36
A wonderful landscape and really fine shot. I love your composition with the fireweed dominating the picture. Also a very nice sky. You have such a good eye for nice skies. This one mainly blue with some beautiful white clouds is perfect. TFS and have a nice weekend!
azaf1 (15929) 2008-03-29 3:02
Good morning Pablo
I like this view of your series “The Valley of My Childhood”. The big asset to it is the beautiful flowering bush in the foreground that renders a nice touch to the composition
Graal (103034) 2008-03-29 4:22
very nice composition, fine remind of summer, pleasant view with the flowers on FG. Well quality of photo.
Budapestman (82620) 2008-03-29 4:34
Picturesque landscape with beautiful colours, I like the peaceful and romantic atmosphere, the flowers in the foreground are very fine. Amazing place, indeed, my friend! Have a nice weekend
Longroute (19396) 2008-03-29 4:38
You were a lucky child to be raised in a place like that!
Very fine composition, simple and efficaceous, that gives the taste of a summer morning.
Is that Lavender the flowers close up?
pierrefonds (68121) 2008-03-29 5:11
The flowers in the foreground lead our eyes towards the valley and the mountains under a beautiful sky. There is a good contrast between the colors. The subject is well framed. It is a place to admire and enjoy nature. Have a nice day.
Henryk_Bilor (20799) 2008-03-29 5:40
Sweet place. Nice colours, I regret only that there is no horse in the field...;)
jplebrun (21208) 2008-03-29 6:37
cette vallée luxuriante valait bien ce magnifique cliché, c'est superbe, belle composition.
cknara (556) 2008-03-29 7:41
wonderful landscape pablo.your composition is really good.
molla (7129) 2008-03-29 8:06
Fireweed this high summer flower with its fantastic colors (in local dialect its called "Ala-mytchen")for me they are more summer then al other flowers together.
Thank you for this postcard from Trøndelag
Edyta_B (8) 2008-03-29 10:59
Well lovely photo and I think your childhood was so kind as this place is :). I like the contrast between all green tones and bright sky. And I don't have to add that I love the pink flowers and nice mountains in the background :).
josepmarin (58359) 2008-03-29 12:45
Good setting in this nice landscape of the valley. It reminds me a bit Andorra.
The light and the colors are magnificent, and the green grass of the meadow and the purple flowers in FG give a great beauty to the composition.
alvaraalto (16238) 2008-03-29 14:10
Lovely peaceful image of spring. I think idyllic is the correct word here. Excellent composition with these flowers in front.
toto (0) 2008-03-29 14:14
belle photo de ce prés avec au loin ces montagnes bien arborées, dans le fond ce beau ciel, Une bonne profondeur de champs a votre photo.
Jolies couleurs et très bel effet de ce bouquet de fleurs a l' avant qui donne du charme et du romantisme a votre prise.
Gerrit (52097) 2008-03-29 16:19
excellent composition; the flowers form a great pouiint against the distant mountains. Good depth and fine colours.
gunbud (34066) 2008-03-29 16:35
Ahh what a lovely meadow perched high above the winding river balley that is by lush green hills and mountains. The wild flowers in the foreground contrast beautifully with the varying shades of green that dominate this image. These wild flower or ones similar are very common in my area during the late summer months.
bakes888 (18499) 2008-03-29 17:31
Hi Pablo. I see in the BG you still have a lot of forest in Norway, good to see. Nice capture, good foreground interest with natural colours and good DOF. Well chosen POV. thanks for sharing.
barrufeto_77 (28886) 2008-03-29 20:17
Excellent colours with that flowers as an introduction.
I'll be waiting more...
robertosalguero (288) 2008-03-30 0:38
The hills in the background look very nice. The valley is long as I can read and it seem to have some very pretty features. I can't wait to see the next images to understand moe of this place. Nice image with good clarity and colours. Thanks Pablo.
Giorgio (11279) 2008-03-30 0:44
- Nice verdant landscape, Pablo, the foreground with this tuft of flowered and coloured plant, is a undeniable more, anyway, bravo, it's successful!
Have a good sunday.
Royaldevon (40316) 2008-03-30 1:46
A very beautiful summer scene, excellently composed.
The rosebay willowherb, in the f/g, are perfectly placed to give f/g interest withouit obscurring the scenery.
Many thanks for your comments on 'Brooding clouds ...'
ChrisJ (116098) 2008-03-30 1:50
The purple flowers contrast nicely, against the surrounding greenery. A marvellous blue sky, with superb overall sharpness & lighting contrasts. Tfs!
clio (27961) 2008-03-30 5:43
Magnificent point of view with this immense valley. A big depth. This plant whith the mauve flowers is an excellent revelation for all the greens of the composition.
Very well done.
Cricri (121253) 2008-03-30 8:50
Un cadrage des plus naturels et de couleurs qui invite a la découverte d'un paysage plaisant et calme, belle lumiére et couleurs
Truja (4953) 2008-03-30 9:32
impressive view of this Valley, is certainly beautiful, calm and heals. It seems an ideal place to grow and to love the nature :-)
The colors are fantastic, like the image definition. Fantastic depth of field through the valley.
Best regards, Jordi
Greg1949 (9011) 2008-03-30 12:15
Pablo, nice shot and I understand the importance of these type of shots, I have been doing so myself. Of course your shot looks very exotic to me, the colors are noce and the view is splendid.
danyy (0) 2008-03-30 14:42
Voici une preuve que la Norvège contient encore beaucoup de coins naturels d'une grande beauté.
Le cadrage est excellent, avec cette agréable touche colorée à gauche.
Beaucoup de fraicheur aussi.
edytungkal (4551) 2008-03-30 20:02
A beautiful picture to remind your nice childhood, Pablo. That pink flowers on fg really make it, and i also see the beautiful hillside on the distance. Thanks for the shot...
fabio_ts (13696) 2008-03-31 0:23
A really relaxing view with a bonus from the flowers in foreground, really well composed Pablo, compliments!!
have a nice week,
jafadabret (56501) 2008-03-31 0:40
Les fleurs du mois d'août sont bien
placées pour apporter de la couleur
et un bon premier plan au paysage.
gildasjan (43654) 2008-03-31 1:58
Ce bouquet au premier plan donne beaucoup de charme à cette composition.Une belle image douce.
dareco (17134) 2008-03-31 2:12
A very beautiful scene!! Excellent colors and I love the flowers in the foreground. I look forward to seeing lots more in this series. TFS
riclopes (35577) 2008-03-31 2:19
Olá Pablo, marvellous view and great placement of these colorful flowers in FG - they sure dominate the image. Only after a while, I could enjoy the green landscape and the depth, while my eyes discovered the distant layers of mountains. A lovely one with a big sky enhancing the feel of freedom, as usual.
kpav (5031) 2008-03-31 3:21
Hello Pablo, excellent shot with a beautiful spring atmosphere and great light. Also superb vivid colors and very nice low angle POV. Thanks for sharing.
Nicou (145190) 2008-03-31 3:58
superbe vue, avec ce bosquet de fleurs violette a gauches, un beau vert, une belle profondeur, , superbe.
Bravo et amitiés
flory (4848) 2008-03-31 4:20
must be beautiful to run there!you could even scream and hear the echo..btw,this was one of my favorite job when was child.nice addition these flowers in the fg..:)
AiresSantos (56155) 2008-03-31 6:01
Nice valley of your Childhood, with lovely flowers and many green grass.
Excellent POV and quality
Have a nice week
Tobias__Ortmann (2638) 2008-03-31 6:04
Hi pablo a very good picture
good pov nice colours and composition and the contrast is very good here tooo
jusninasirun (17162) 2008-03-31 6:31
Hello Pablo. You grew up in wonderful valley and your image here tells it all. You have anchored the beautiful flowering plant well overlooking the pristine valley with pleasant side lighting and gorgeous looking sky. I like this one and very well done. Best regards. Jusni
Philippe (11836) 2008-03-31 7:24
Hi, Pablo. Your valley looks very green. Therefore the flowers on the left come as a good contrast with the overall colour. They also force the eye towards the perspective of the valley in the background. Maybe the composition lacks a point of interest outside the foreground.
danos (99828) 2008-03-31 8:14
nice this shot from your childhood with this splendid bloom bush in the foreground.I like the superb depth of field as the vivid light and colours that floodlight the whole scene.Informative your note too.
Rosa (0) 2008-03-31 8:51
Un très joli bouquet de ces fleurs rouge pour nous faire entrer dans cette photo, une très belle réalisation,
une impression de tranquillité se dégage de cette photo.
Très beau travail,
Uhu (8603) 2008-03-31 9:18
Lovely valley, mountains are not so high-looking as further North, but homely and green. Great photo, as usual!
anducina (8407) 2008-03-31 10:01
Superb scene, with the green fields, the distant,forest-covered hills under the blue sky and the nice pink wild flowers in the FG. It gives me a feeling of freedom and happiness, the vast, idyllic landscape. I am looking forward to seeing the next photos of the series...
Kris_Luxenhofer (752) 2008-03-31 11:17
very nice shot, great POV with beautiful colors. I really like the light blue of the sky with the clouds. Nice composition with the little bush and the tree, the mountains and the green grass (like in the Allgaeu), and the sky.
Very Well done,
giorgimer (34941) 2008-03-31 13:35
very nice place to spend a childhood, great nature, good colors and composition of the shot.
plimrn (21344) 2008-03-31 15:54
I am looking forward to this series. The FG fireweed and the view up the valley does make a great intro to your planned series.
adores (45889) 2008-03-31 18:19
This really seems a nice place. Good idea to include the bushes on the left side, the composition and the colours are very nice. Will be waiting for the next ones of your series.
shevchenko (20548) 2008-03-31 22:58
Althrough this photo taken in August, but I still feel the spring mood when I see this beautiful foreground pink color flowers and attractive fertile land cover by greenery plants, your childhood in a nice natural environment, congratulation.
skippy007 (12510) 2008-04-01 0:17
Beautiful well captured image. Wonderful natural colours with well placed flowers in in FG. Is it Lavender?.
saylan-cb (12738) 2008-04-01 3:49
Very nice landscape...
Great colours and beautiful POV...
batalay (39277) 2008-04-01 4:26
In this exquisite shot, the flowers in the foreground become the focal point, as the hills, mountains and plains roll out into the distance. You did grow up in "God's land!"
papagolf21 (103804) 2008-04-01 4:27
Bonjour, mon ami Pablo,
Il reste toujours quelque chose de l'enfance, toujours...
Pouvoir se replonger dans son enfance à travers les paysages qui sont entrés dans notre mémoire et notre coeur.
Très jolie composition.
JCG (35129) 2008-04-01 5:43
Much taste in the framing of the photograph, I like much the balance of the image. It is a beautiful luxuriant valley. Pretty estival light which gives beautiful natural colors. Pleasant memories of childhood, thank you for sharing Pablo.
With all my friendships and with soon,
Silvio1953 (146681) 2008-04-01 5:51
Hi Pablo, splendid landscape with fantastic colors, I like a lot beautiful flowers in FG, very well done, ciao Silvio
chrisnet (23046) 2008-04-01 12:24
Your country is beautiful and I like the framing with the pink flowers in the foreground, simple but effective!
JPlumb (3159) 2008-04-02 0:39
Hi Pablo, the colour and composition is very good in this shot of your childhood valley. The split works weill between the land and the sea, but the inclusion of the flowers up front are what really draws us into this shot. The details are good throughout from this close focus on the foliage upfront through to the mountains in the rear.
John_F_Kennedy (43669) 2008-04-02 5:45
Very attractive shot. Nature, nature here where ever you look. It is wonderful.
feather (51130) 2008-04-02 7:48
The fuschia pink of the fireweed(?) is immediately striking and you placed it in the perfect place in the frame to the left. Beautiful scenery.
Emile (20352) 2008-04-02 11:46
Wonderful composition with the lovely and colorful landscape. Your POV is very good capturing the beautiful flowers in the foreground and the amazing valley with the village and mountains in the back. good colors and sharpness. I think it's a nice place to spend your childhood. Well done.
emjleclercq (15780) 2008-04-02 13:48
Excellent depth and colors, and very pleasant view of the pink flowers in the foreground.
All the best,
Angshu (56760) 2008-04-02 21:01
A beautiful place. I like your low POV giving prominence to the flowers and the grass & the superb depth in the BG with the bluish tones of the mountains. The scene gives a sense of freedom & pure air. Good work!
belido (19934) 2008-04-03 5:56
what a nice and colorful capture of the valley. I like to see those flowers on the foreground and the rule of the thirds well managed. Beautifully well composed. Well done!
saxo042 (37902) 2008-04-03 11:35
Beautiful Nordic light and very beautiful landscape. Greetings from Gothenburg
delkoo (68) 2008-04-03 12:23
This is a lovely photo. The exposure and focus are perfect. All the elements of a good composition are also there .
ElAprendiz (30) 2008-04-03 14:34
Certainly it is a great natural landscape within a frame filled with colors on the countryside and in the foreground.
The lighting has been very appropriate to highlight tones, brightness and contrast of the whole scene, with a great depth of field. Spectacular.
captainsgirl (3448) 2008-04-03 16:28
Okay when were you in Vermont? :o)
This is sooo pretty, and the flowers in the foreground really add so much. Beautiful color and lovely landscape. TFS
kittyhawk (1800) 2008-04-03 16:31
Lovely scenery, I like how you depict the landscape. TFS.
syd1946 (18663) 2008-04-04 2:42
A very beautiful one!The colorful flowers in front are very pleasant to enjoy the whole composition together with the perspective to the valley!
Have a nice weekend,
ag1993 (634) 2008-04-04 4:01
Great shot. Nice colours and perfect atosphere.
Regards and Well Done.
axiotea (21651) 2008-04-05 3:57
The pink flowers are a good starting point, adding a sense of depth to the image and a nice touch of color too. It feels good to look at this landscape and I think, you were lucky to grow up in a such peaceful environment ;D
markstaples (15670) 2008-04-06 9:53
And what a beautiful valley it is too. I like your choice of foreground interest .... this certainly adds a splash of colour to the shot. As always, nice and sharp.
MLINES (12516) 2008-04-07 4:30
Hi Pablo, A well balanced composition of this beautiful part of Norway. The placement of the flowering shrub is just right for full impact. Interesting notes. TFS. Murray.
Scharan (14144) 2008-04-07 19:30
Um cenário espetacular e muito bonita a composição. Cores perfeitas, meus parabéns Pablo.
edal (6804) 2008-04-08 20:23
You are a real magician - you pull "out of your sleeve" surprisingly cute "memory" photos! Wonderful sharpness and vivid colors of your capture brings us virtually right into the scene.
ocskaymarci (2690) 2008-04-11 6:28
Nice photo with a beautiful view on the valley and a well added foreground subject!
I love so much the POV, the summer colours and the sharpness. The sharpness is also great!
ahmetgedikli (25605) 2008-04-16 5:16
Very beautiful landscape... Wonderful colours, POV and good depth.
All the best.
fkokol (1636) 2008-04-20 7:47
Beautiful landscape! Colour and composition are great.greetings,
kiwi_explorer (12209) 2008-04-24 1:33
That flowering bush made this photo ... cleverly positioned to anchor the view of the valley. Very good image quality and I like the natural colors. Contrast and lighting is also spot on. Well composed! tfs
Didi (60588) 2008-04-24 1:47
I appreciate well this foreground who give an interesting importance to the landscape; a very goode souvenir for you and thank's for your share.
jmdias (65577) 2008-06-04 17:19
beautiful this view, the deep valley ahead is very interesting, the flower is like a guide opening the view for us. Perfect light, pov, colors and compo
clic (17415) 2008-06-05 9:24
Thanks for TL, Pablo
That verdoyant area zested of wild flowers at foreground could be used as a backdrop by the vegetable canning company "The Green Giant" to record an advertisement; as they subtitle: "The Valley of the Green Giant"!
Side light depicts interesting relief on flat field as well as on pinkish bouquet.
An emanation of fresh scents!
paura (47186) 2009-08-26 4:41
Beleza de composição, em fantásticas cores e partindo de um muito eficiente ponto. Lindo trabalho.
emogirl (110) 2009-09-03 6:45
Hi there :)
What a nice place,i like the purple flowers detail,and the green is amaizing.
Amaz (11475) 2009-09-24 2:04
Excellenet composition, Pablo!!
Nice colours and perfect POV!!
Interesting your note, indeed!!
AKITA (15125) 2010-06-30 22:33
a splendid view of the "Valley of Your Childhood",
it is so beautiful and peaceful,
fore pink flowers and whole back wide landscape are well contrasted,
and middle wide green field and back clear sky and mountains are making superb perspective,
the light and all colors are fine, and especially the air is perfectly free and fresh,
thank you for your excellent picture,
maloutim (9639) 2010-10-22 2:32
Hi Pablo !
This is a beautiful souvenir photo ! Everything seems to be peaceful in that valley, and the beauty is enhanced by the bunch of pink flowers in the foreground !
Thanks for sharing!
Have a good weekend !
PS. Is that the rosebay willowherb, or fireweed ?
cornejo (43859) 2011-02-25 4:29
Pablo cordials greetings. A very beautiful lanscape, a very nice photo, very well compound and executed, with much depth and technically perfect. Excellent work, congratulation. Have a nice weekend, thanks for sharing.
Kielia (24077) 2011-09-14 5:14
you have captured the atmosphere of this silent landscape excellenty! What a quiet and peaceful scene, and a very well composed impression. The gentle colors and the wonderful light are very pleasant. It is really a privilege to grow up in such peaceful surroundings. My compliments!
- Copyright: Pablo Minto (pablominto) (53746)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-08-04
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature
- Camera: Nikon D50
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/125 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): The Valley of My Childhood [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-03-28 9:13
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