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Copyright: Pablo Minto (pablominto) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4938 W: 483 N: 5832] (27208)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-26
Categories: Daily Life, Humorous, Architecture
Camera: Nikon D50, HOYA 52 mm PL-CIR
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-07-27 10:13
Viewed: 4348
Points: 136
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Most Swedish people are like the rest of us, living in their street peacefully side by side with the neighbours…

"Folkhemmet" is a Swedish term from a few decades back, meaning that Sweden was meant to be a society where everyone could find their place and a good life!

However… over the years some Swedes have put their neck out, made themselves visible above their fellow countrymen; I mention Alfred Nobel, Stig Wennerström, Olof Palme, Ingemar Stenmark and Björn Borg, Greta Garbo and the guys in ABBA!

And a nameless fellow living in Funäsdalen in Norrland…

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Beautiful scene,,with the brown silhouette of the mountain, the blue sky and the small red and white wooden houses. I can even see a very distant house on top of the hill !



Hi Pablo,What a beautiful photo. Good Colours, compo and perpective are nice. Well done.TFS.

Bonito lugar para unas vacaciones, sobre todo para un canario.
Bellos parajes los que nos enseñas de las tierras del norte.
Saludos Pablo. Juan Luis.

Nice photo dear friend!Great job!

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  • pompey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 391 W: 156 N: 602] (8359)
  • [2007-07-27 11:50]

Nice landscape in portrait format Pablo, scenery, colours, light and composition all very good.
Thanks for sharing.

Land where the life is good, only needs a higher temp and lower prices. haha
Good looking picture, Pablo.

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  • jawa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 1] (12005)
  • [2007-07-27 12:23]

Hi Pablo
very good postcard from sweden.
Good comp.
Gr Jos

Hi Pablo,
A lovely colourful capture of this village. Fine contrasting colours great composition my friend.

(Those Nikons are doing great, isn't it :-)

merhaba dear pablo
beautiful nature and villace.wonderful mountains and sky.well done.
best regards.
gürkan akçakır.

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2007-07-27 13:35]

Hello Mr. Pablo,

Your aesthetic sense is admirable they way you compose images and the motifs you choose. The picture in view is presenting a fabulous vision in a neat presentation. Fantastic colors with clarity. A significant location. Well done my friend.

Thanks for sharing this image.

saludos Pablo

genial te felicito digna imagen de postal


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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2007-07-27 21:49]

Hi Pablo,
Beautiful place! The view from the house on the top of mountain must be so panoramic!
Excellente composition, the houses located at the bottom of mountain give an idea of its height. I like the red roofs, white fence. The sense of the community is well presented, here! Very well done! Annie

Hi Pablo. For his contribution to T.L. the nameless fellow living in Funasdalen should receive recognition from the Government of Sweden. :~)

Regards Phil.

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2007-07-28 5:10]

It certainly looks wonderfully peaceful, Pablo -- a scene that needs to be carried in our hearts some times
Excellent colours and composition. I really love the way the mountain dominates the village here

A beautiful mountain-landscape and so nice framed!
Well composed presentation
with a fine depth,
many details sharp en well coloured.


Hello Pablo,

Beautiful daily life shot here. Good colors, natural light and composition. TFS


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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2007-07-28 7:51]

merhaba myfriend pablo
beautiful nature and villace.wonderful mountains and sky.well done.
best regards.

Hi Pablo,
Impressive scenery here in northern Sweden. What would it be looking out from that house (?) high on the hilltop?
A lovely picture you are sharing with us (again).

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  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2007-07-28 10:26]

Hi Pablo...
Excellent shot, i like it this colors, sharpness and very beautiful view and useful story...

Hi Pablo,
I love varied array of colors shown here, it's a wonderful view of the Swedish countryside. Very crisp clean images, vivid colors and great pov. Thanks for sharing,

Hi Pablo, this is a great landscape, postcard quality.
Very nice light, sharpness and pov.

Very well done! Yan :)

ps: many thx for your crit on "Little Island".

The village at the feet give the correct scale! But i'm just curious... presume many would imagine it's even higher with the roofs on the bottom part of the photo.
I enjoy that impressive angle. To have some young kids and live there i would be very anxious if they play outside!

Hello Pablo,

I wonder who that could be!

I like this shot and I like that you have chosen the portrait style to help give the impression of height. The composition is good and you have lovely contrasting strong colours.

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

Hi Pablo, beautiful colour and superb detail. Well composed and nicely framed. TFS,

Hello Pablo. The good clarity and sharpness of this image is remarkable. I like the scene and the vertical format to include all of the hill on the back. I can see a structure over the hill and I wonder what the view is like from there. Well composed image and the note is very interesting. Not sure what people in Sweden live like but I think is not much different from us in North America. Thanks Pablo :-)


hello Pablo
excellent paysage et belle perspective
splendides couleurs naturelles



PS Merci pour ta visite

Hi Pablo,
I like the note a lot. Looks like you have a simular feeling about your neighbours then we do. :)

The photo is wonderful with the huge mountain as a backdrop for the village. What really impresses me is the building on top of the mountain. Looks like you should be afraid of height to live there.
Wonderful strong colors with great clarity and details.

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2007-07-29 9:03]

Hallo Pablo,
eine fantastische Arbeit mit ausgezeichneten Farben und Details. Eine wunderschön Landschaft, super gezeigt.
Ich wünsche Dir einen schönen Sonntag.
Grüße aus Freising.

Hi Pablo,

What a very beautiful landscape and a lovely scenery.
It has a nice calm feel to it, beautiful colours, great composition, I like it!
Thanks for sharing.

Greetings, Nel

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  • Fons Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1165 W: 2 N: 215] (16615)
  • [2007-07-30 3:27]
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nice vue with haus on the top!
(mi englich)!

Hi Pablo,

I think all already spoke it as that is beautiful, mainly these small houses to the foot of the hill.
What a beautiful photo.
Good Colours, compo and perpective.


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  • Jens Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 555 W: 53 N: 1139] (4663)
  • [2007-07-30 8:50]

Hi Pablo
A great shot frem the people next door.
Great POV and very good colors. TFS.

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  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2007-07-30 12:25]

Beautiful scene with brown silhouette of the mountain, blue sky and the small red wooden houses. Well done.

un beau paysage, belles couleurs, et bonne netteté

Hi Pablo
very nice sky color. TFS

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  • SILVA Gold Star Critiquer [C: 321 W: 0 N: 0] (3917)
  • [2007-07-31 5:51]

what a lovely landscape my friend.Great colors and fantastic light..another great pic,congratssssssssss

hello! great landscape! wonderful colours! great atmosphere on your photo!TFS

Hi Pablo,

Wisely chosen POV and portrait composition, giving more visual impact to this impressive scene, Great sharpness, colors and exposure!

Hellooo Pablo!
I still can't get over how similar our counties are..( well my old stomping ground of Vermont that is) The quiet peaceful village amongst the beautiful mountains..It does look like a quiet peaceful place and thanks for sharing it with us! Beautiul natural color and great POV. TFS

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  • krzesz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 662 W: 5 N: 15] (5459)
  • [2007-07-31 12:03]

This is beautiful place..
Interesting photo and composition..
I like this view..

Hi Pablo,
Very lovely scenery. Wonderful colors, great compo. So nice to read about friendly neighbourhoods.

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  • jasp Gold Star Critiquer [C: 419 W: 1 N: 7] (10)
  • [2007-07-31 14:02]

eyy... casi que nos tienes acostumbrados a estos colores que puede pasar desapercibida. Buen contraste, ajuste de colores y perfilado de contornos. Venga campeón... a ver si algún día posteo algo!!

Another postcard perfect photo! I like the layers you have created. TFS Pablo!


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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2007-07-31 16:41]

Hola Pablo,
que bella postal,
preciosos colores intensos,
buen pov y dof,
sobresaliente amigo,

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  • MLINES Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1350 W: 102 N: 1081] (9125)
  • [2007-07-31 17:51]

Hi Pablo. Good composition with three distinct layers to it. God clarity and colours and i like the note about well known Swedes. Good work. Murray

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Hello Pablo,

Excllent shot of this great town moutain and incredible sky, I really like the colors bg POV well done Pablo and keep them comming,

TFS Kyle

Pryvitanne Pablo!
Vonderful!Colourful!I like it!ALL made well;)

Hi Pablo, splendid composition with lovely village and great forest, wonderful colors and great sky, very well done, ciao Silvio

Bonjour Pablo
Le choix du cadrage donne sa dimension au paysage.Une image bien dosée au niveau de tous les paramètres.Beau travail.
Bonne journée.

Hello Pablo
The choice of framing gives its dimension to the landscape. An image proportioned well on the level of all the parameters. Beautiful work.
Good day.
In a friendly way

Hi Pablo!
Nice to see you continue here.
Also Ingmar Bergman and the nameless fellow.
Good colours as always. Thanks for introduce us this Swedish landscape

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  • boonie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1234 W: 64 N: 1548] (7842)
  • [2007-08-02 11:02]

Hello again Pablo
Beautiful capture of the Swedish country side - looks like many locations in Northern California. Nice composition and quality DOF
Ah, ABBA - one of my favorite groups.


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  • edal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 579 W: 70 N: 644] (4308)
  • [2007-08-05 0:41]

Good morning, Pablo!
Very good shot with delicate sky and sharp lines of the houses.
Your explanation note about Scandinavian Folkhemmet way of living is very good with some humour sipping through the words. Some 20 or 30 years ago, when Bulgaria was a "People's republic", and you called it simply a communist country, our governers promissed us almost the same - good life to everyone... But it turned out that it had to start with just SOMEones...
Best regards!

Hello Pablo,

Very nice landscape, beautiful comp too. Nice description too.
Its a great words abot "living together in peace", Dear friend!

Malik & Mary.

Nice place - I had visited in similar places, but only on business. Its lovely there in summer, not unlike northern Canada, I guess....

Hi Pablo, nice clear photo, with excellent sharpness.

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 482 W: 69 N: 18] (72)
  • [2007-08-10 12:21]

selam pablo
good capturing of this pretty and beautiful town
i like composition, point of view, depth of field, colours and sharpness
thanks for sharing

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  • oanna Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 132 W: 14 N: 44] (941)
  • [2007-08-11 11:18]

hello pablo,very dynamic perspective of the sky and beautiful sharp textures of the pine-covered mountain.


hello MR.PABLO
nice very good composition .
well done .
İNAN ...

Hi Pablo,

That is an amazing capture!! Lovely landscape. I love the colors and the POV. TFS.


Superb view Pablo,
nicely captured of course.
The rich blue in the sky is nicely complemented
by the rich orange and red at the base of the photograph - nice colours.
Very good framing too as always.

Well done

Best regards, Daniel

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  • clic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 728 W: 0 N: 107] (2973)
  • [2007-08-20 5:35]

Hello Pablo
I should try some of these fashionable croppings for landscapes; they concentrate sight only to photographer's inspiration, wich is probably in this case the opposition of modest houses to the perched chalet on top.
A beautiful scenery enriched of a gorgeous sky.
Best regards.

Looks like the Seirra mountains here or the rockies in colorado. I love mountains, col fresh air, no smog..... I do live n a valley, but it is the Santa Monica mountains (I think), and it is an earthquake caused valley, no outlet to the sea (3 miles or so as the crow flies, he needs no road to get through)), and LA is over the hill, about 15 mnutes or less away, so smog is trapped in my valley..... You travelmto fresh air places, I think, looks nice, inviting!

Hi Pablo,
with respect to how some of the famous swedish mentioned in your note did live and die - stay nameless in the Folkhemmet.
Is that your holiday home on top of the cliff?
;-) Thomas

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  • fff Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 600 W: 0 N: 40] (2738)
  • [2007-10-15 10:43]

Hi Pablo wonderful view of the bend i like the forest up looks very intersting to be explored beautiful sky with endless clouds want to be here tfs bye Shimon

Hi Pablo,
Fantastic compo of You again (as always...), with great colours. I especially like the amount of sky: for my taste it's just enough, not too much, not too few. The whole photo absolutely fits to the rule of thirds, it's simply nice to look at it. Masterpiece again, bravo. Tfs, best regards, László

Hello Pablo

fantastic composition great colors and focus.
good work
best regards

hello Pablo

lovely view ,
vertical framing suits very well in the composition



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  • Emma Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1397 W: 6 N: 1920] (10153)
  • [2008-01-22 7:45]

Hallo Pablo,
Großes Detail und gut verwalteten Hintergrund. Sehr schön. Gut zusammengesetzt und einwandfrei.
Liebe Grüße.

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