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Lake Samsjoen

Lake Samsjoen
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Copyright: Pablo Minto (pablominto) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3879 W: 192 N: 3835] (14563)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09-17
Categories: Mountain, Sky
Camera: Nikon D50, HOYA 52 mm PL-CIR
Exposure: f/8, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My Mountain Landscapes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-05-02 1:22
Viewed: 6279
Points: 102
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Lake Samsj°en

This view shows a mountain area in Central Norway, located around 90 minutes drive from the nearest city Trondheim. Lake Samsj°en can be seen in the background.

The latitude for this area is around 64 degrees, which is the same as in the middle of Alaska. However, the climate is better than in Alaska because of an ocean current bringing warm water to the Norwegian shores from the Caribbean.

This far North the tree line goes around 800 m in average, depending of local topographical conditions. The only place you can find forest here is in sheltered areas near the lake, this is also visible in the image.

Lake Samsj°en is dominating the landscape, 10 km long and 3-4 km wide. Lakes and rivers in the area are populated by trout and Arctic char (Salvelinus alpinus) in a relation 9:1. The Arctic char is closely related to both salmon and trout and has many characteristics of both.

No other freshwater fish is found as far north as the Arctic char. It is the only species of fish in Lake Hazen, on Ellesmere Island in the Canadian Arctic.

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Hi Pablo,
A nice landscape shot. Lovely colors and excellent composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hi Pablo!

The Paradise on earth! This is Norway as I have it in my mind: wide, wilde and loneliness spaces, a dreamland for nature lovers as me. I will come back one day...

Thank you for this marvellous picture. Now, I close my eyes and walk towards the lake...

Kind regards


Hello Pablo,

Great landscape. Very nice composition, POV, DOF and sharpness. Excellent colours, and such a blue sky!

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-05-02 3:01]

Hi Pablo,
oh to have such deep blue skies! Lovely mix of rich colours and a fantastic POV that almost teases us with just a glimpe of the lake in the background. tfs and have a good weekend,

Hello Pablo,

Very nice landscape with the blue lake in the horizon.
Great colors, very well composed picture... Well done


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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-05-02 10:45]

hello Pablo
wonderful landscape photo
i like calm atmosphere, composition, POV, DOF, colours and sharpness

Hello Pablo,

What a perfect composition to portray the vastness of this lovely country.
I love the colour of the sky and how it moves from a rich mid-blue tone through to a very pale tone, almost like a haze, near the ground. The tantalising glimpse of the lake really draws the eyes to the centre.

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

Hello Pablo,
Excessive saliva... why? 'Cause every time I expect a delicious trout...
Please, do not use the word 'trout' anymore;-)
About your image...
Very beautiful landscape; for instance I do like that well saturated blue sky.
Well done

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-05-02 14:14]

What a gorgeous blue sky!
You are very lucky to live in such an amazing place!
Beautiful saturated colours and excellent light.
Sharp and detailed.
Brilliant composition.
Well done Pablo!


Hi Pablo,

A wonderful composition and so well presented, the colours are just stunning, as is the perfect blue sky, amazing d.o.f, it just looks so clean and fresh, picture perfect. Have a great weekend. I might also add that this adds to your stunning collection on your theme "My Mountain Landscapes" just beautiful.

Cheers Rick :)

Hello Pablo,
Very beautiful landscape with such vastness of the land around the lake area!
the cpl really makes a good colour contrast on the colouration on the land and the sky
well done
many thanks for the sharing

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-05-03 1:58]

Hi Pablo,
Beautiful landscape.Effect of polarizer filter is very nice.Sharpness,colors and point of view are also excellent.
Thanks for posting!

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-05-03 2:07]

Hello Pablo, What a beautiful blue sky. Clarity of the shot is perfect and also the view. TFS Ganesh

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-05-03 5:43]

Hi Pablo,
Outstanding shot and such a marvellous view from top. The sky looks simply amazing and the blue gradient looks majestic. Very skillful work and you have set such high standards as far as landscape photography go. Very neat and sharp image with lovely colours and details. Excellent DOF, POV and composition. Kudos.

BEAUTIFUL DEEP BLUE SKY. Looks like Alberta... pollution free.
What a landscape my friend.
You've portrayed the VASTNESS & BEAUTY of your country with a mere 'click'.
Best & fond regards,

I love the way the sky makes up such a large part of the photo...there's something very powerful about that technique. Wonderful clear shot, brilliant color!

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-05-04 5:05]

Hello Pablo,
Excellent composition with a large part left to the immaculate blue sky. Very interesting landscape with just low vegetation and a colourful ground. Beautiful view.
Thanks and best regards

Hi Pablo,

The polarising filter is giving a beautiful blue sky. The point of view leads our eyes toward the mountains on the other side of the lake. the tree in the foreground is a good addition to the composition. The scenery is giving a sensation of tranquillity and relaxation. Have a nice day.


gosh what a wonderful landscape. Even though you had low snows tis year, it appears you are still in a nice spring and hopefully not dry summer...This is not an area in which I hear much of wildfires....

Hi Pablo!

What a colorful image from Norway! Usually snow and ice is shown only. I like it very much that we can see very far in the picture and that you composed a lot in from the wonderful deep blue sky! TFS!

Best regards,

Hello Pablo. I like the peep to the blue lake contrasting well with the foreground and the backdrop. Stunning image against the thin cloud of the blue sky. Another masterpiece from a brilliant photographer and I like it. Thanks for sharing and best regards. Jusni

Hello Pablo,

What a deep blue sky. Must be a perfect day (-: All the different colors at the FG gives this photo something specials. just what Markus (Heaven) said "The Paradise on earth" Very nice composition. POV, DOF and BG are very good.
Thanks for sharing. Regards and TFS BOB

Hi Pablo, fantastic landscape with superb blue sky, splendid composition, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hi Pablo,

A signature image of your style !!! with a vast blue sky and a lovely land....beneath.

Superb composition.. well done, dear friend.
All the best.


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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2008-05-04 13:56]

Hi Pablo,
Incredible palette and light. Very nice!
TFS, JosÚ M.

Hi Pablo,

Wonderful as always from You. Surprisingly this place, at least in this form, a little bit reminded me to the Australian scrub (probably due to the red / brown tones). About the sky: this kind of blue doesn't exist. :) Awesome everything (compo, sharpness, colors etc.). It's hard to say, but I do: You're among the 10 best photographers on the site.
As usually, congrats and tfs. Friendly regards, Lßszlˇ

PS: is this place closed to Hessdalen anyway?

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  • JPlumb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 618 W: 158 N: 896] (2904)
  • [2008-05-04 22:30]

Very awesome colour saturation seen in this shot of yours Pablo. This must have been done on your desktop monitor. The detail seen on the ground up front is sharp and in excellent detail, but it gives way to that large view you provide of that awesome blue sky. Very nice.

Thanks, John

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-05-05 0:25]

Hi Pablo.
Superb use PL-filter. Amazing shot at whole and sly particularly. Wonderful scene, attractive curves of the hills, great rich and various colour tones. Superb reflection of the space. I like charming train of moving off objects which are dissolved in the distance. Bravo. Nice, skillfully done landscape shot.

Could I be wrong in my recall of this lake you shot from a different perspective, Pablo? I think I weill go back into your portfolio to ascertain that.
This is a fascinating view of the lake in the mid distance. The flower-strewn foreground looks very attractive in this well seen and beautifully composed landscape.
TFS and regards.

A very beautiful capture, my friend pablo. ilove the wonderful landscape.
Thank you,

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2008-05-05 13:03]

Hello Pablo
What a beautiful landscape! The DOF is great showing the lake coast far away. I like a lot the variety of colors in the land and the always deep blue color in the sky. I am always amazed with it.
Thank you very much for the interesting note and the marvellous shot.
My best regards

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-05-05 13:57]

Hi Pablo,
Nice landscape capture with a good POV. Lighting, DOF, and the clear blue sky look very nice. TFS
Best wishes,

Wowww Pablo,
what a splendid blue sky !!!
Point of view is wonderfull, marvellous composition very well balanced,

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2008-05-08 10:36]

Hello Pablo,

I would heigher F use than shall the dark blue corners disappear on the picture.
But I like this lovely nature also a wonderful area.
Very well done, thanks for sharing.

Best regards,

Hi Pablo,
This is a wonderful deep blue sky! I like the simplicity in this picture and sober composition. The mix of colors creates an aesthetic effect! Well done,

Hi Pablo,
Yet another spot to mark on my map for my summer vacation to Norway. The combination of the barren landscape and the wide open space looks very inviting.
I love the warm color of the landscape contrasting with the cool blue sky. The details in the FG and the clear view are stunning.

Estimado Pablo.
Una hermosa panorßmica, con un color excepcional.
Buen encuadre el escogido y bellos contrastes.
Mis saludos, Jl.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-05-20 21:24]

Hello Pablo

What a magnificent sky ,the colour is so deep and blue.
It caps a lovely landscape vista.
The shot is well composed with sharp focus and detail.
Very good POV and DOF.


Hallo Pablo
This week time is critical; however...............................This layered landscape is really something special and has bits and pieces everything. Clear sky in different shades of blue, mountains far in the distance, the lake in die middle of your scenery and then the flat stretch of colourful land in the foreground. Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards.

Bonjour Pablo
Belle prise de vue avec ce superbe paysage avec ces magnifiques montagnes au loin et ce petit lac au milieu de la photo. FÚlicitations pour l'expositions et les belles couleurs.
Merci et au revoir ...JP

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2008-07-03 2:01]

Hi Pablo.

Beauty landscape shot and tones blue,very nice compostion,colors ,composition and point of view.good note.


Hallo Pablo.
Schade das Du woltest austeigen. Das hast Du hier klasse gezeigt mit sch÷nen Farben und sehr guter Schńrfe, wundervoll. Gefńllt mir. Komposition und die Farben sind exzellent.
Sch÷ne GrŘ▀e.

Like a sapphire in the red gold. Good use of circular polarizer.
Wishes, Diana

Ciao Pablo,
bellissimo paesaggio, eccellente composizione dai fantastici colori e ottima polarizzazione del cielo, straordinaria nitidezza.
TFS. Maurizio

Hello Pablo,
Fanatstic landscape shot, excellent sharpness and depth
of field, beautiful colors and nice lighting,
excellent details and textures in the foreground,
good contrast against the vivid clear blue sky.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-09-06 12:28]

Lovely composition Pablo, good use of the filter, good details, perfect lighting, thanks!


Hi Pablo,
What an excellence in the use of polarizer.
The smooth gradations got on the sky are so enjoyable, and makes of this a very appealing image.
I like a lot the proportions used for built the composition, and the slight view of the lake at the end.
My compliments and thanks for share.
Best regards,

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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2008-09-14 11:16]

hi pablo; superb photo of this landscape .TFS

Olß Pablo!

Linda foto, uma composišŃo simples e bela de um lugar que transmite paz...as cores sŃo um encanto e com um contraste muito bonito.

a very beautiful one Pablo,
fine place, good composition nice balance, I like the big blu sky in the shot, very good photojob here, have a good weekend Pablo.
regard jaap

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-07-15 5:20]

Hi Pablo,
superbs blue and excellent brown. These two give your capture of this beautiful landscape a powerful drive.
Well smoothen view of the sky.


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