Sartenada's photo blog / Blog de foto de Sartenada

November 30, 2016

White trees / Árboles blancos / Arbres blancs / Árvores brancas

In English:

White trees

We savored our morning coffee early in Oulu. The distance from Helsinki to Oulu is 607 kilometers / 377 miles. In November, it was dark outside, because dawn will come about at nine of o’clock. At break of day, we saw that Mother Nature had painted trees to silver white. The view was amazing and surprising, because day before there was fog. No sunshine, thus it was cloudy which meant that sun should not warm trees quickly and the beautiful landscape should last at least few hours. So, it happened, because next morning the same situation continued. My set of photos consists of 24 photos of which, last four photos shot my wife by her smartphone at sunrise, when all the nature had a golden appearance.

En español:

Árboles blancos

Tomábamos nuestro café de la mañana temprano en Oulu. La distancia desde Helsinki hasta Oulu es de 607 kilómetros / 377 millas. En noviembre, era de noche, porque el amanecer vendrá acerca a las nueve de la mañana. Al amanecer, vimos que la Madre Naturaleza había pintado árboles blancos plateados. La vista era increíble y sorprendente, porque el día antes había niebla. No fue soleado, por lo que estaba nublado lo que significaba que el sol no debería calentar los árboles rápidamente y el hermoso paisaje debería durar al menos pocas horas. Así sucedió, porque la mañana siguiente la misma situación continuó. Mi conjunto de fotos consta de 24 fotos de las cuales, las últimas cuatro fotos sacaba por mi esposa por su teléfono inteligente al amanecer, cuando toda la naturaleza tenía una apariencia dorada.

En francais:

Arbres blancs

Nous avons savouré notre café du matin tôt le matin à Oulu. La distance entre Helsinki et Oulu est de607 kilomètres / 377 miles. En Novembre, il faisait noir, parce que l’aube arrivera à neuf heures. A l’aube, nous avons vu que Mère Nature avait peint les arbres blancs d’argent. La vue était incroyable et surprenant, parce que la veille il y avait du brouillard. Aucun soleil, donc il était nuageux ce qui signifiait que le soleil ne devrait pas réchauffer les arbres rapidement et le beau paysage devrait durer au moins quelques heures. C’est arrivé parce que le lendemain matin, la même situation a continué. Mon ensemble de photos contient 24 images dont, les quatre dernières photos sont tirées par ma femme par son téléphone intelligent à l’aube, quand toute la nature avait un aspect doré.

Em português:

Árvores brancas

Nós saboreámos o nosso café da manhã de manhâ cedo em Oulu. A distância entre Oulu e Helsínquia é 607 quilômetros / 377 milhas. Em novembro, estava escuro, porque a aurora chegará às nove. Ao amanhecer, vimos que a Mãe Natureza tinha pintado árvores de brancas prateadas. A vista foi incrível e surpreendente, porque no dia anterior havia o nevoeiro. Sem sol, por isso estava nublado, o que significava que o sol não deve aquecer as árvores rapidamente e as belas paisagens deve durar pelo menos algumas horas. Isso aconteceu porque na manhã seguinte, a mesma situação continuou. Meu conjunto de imagens contém 24 imagens, incluindo os últimos quatro imagens são tomadas por minha esposa por seu telefone inteligente ao amanhecer, quando toda a natureza tinha uma aparência dourada.

White trees / Árboles blancos / Arbres blancs / Árvores brancas

White trees / Árboles blancos / Arbres blancs / Árvores brancas

White trees / Árboles blancos / Arbres blancs / Árvores brancas

White trees / Árboles blancos / Arbres blancs / Árvores brancas

White trees / Árboles blancos / Arbres blancs / Árvores brancas

White trees / Árboles blancos / Arbres blancs / Árvores brancas

White trees / Árboles blancos / Arbres blancs / Árvores brancas

White trees / Árboles blancos / Arbres blancs / Árvores brancas

White trees / Árboles blancos / Arbres blancs / Árvores brancas

White trees / Árboles blancos / Arbres blancs / Árvores brancas

White trees / Árboles blancos / Arbres blancs / Árvores brancas

White trees / Árboles blancos / Arbres blancs / Árvores brancas

White trees / Árboles blancos / Arbres blancs / Árvores brancas

White trees / Árboles blancos / Arbres blancs / Árvores brancas

White trees / Árboles blancos / Arbres blancs / Árvores brancas

White trees / Árboles blancos / Arbres blancs / Árvores brancas

White trees / Árboles blancos / Arbres blancs / Árvores brancas

White trees / Árboles blancos / Arbres blancs / Árvores brancas

White trees / Árboles blancos / Arbres blancs / Árvores brancas

White trees / Árboles blancos / Arbres blancs / Árvores brancas

White trees / Árboles blancos / Arbres blancs / Árvores brancas

White trees / Árboles blancos / Arbres blancs / Árvores brancas

White trees / Árboles blancos / Arbres blancs / Árvores brancas

White trees / Árboles blancos / Arbres blancs / Árvores brancas

White trees / Árboles blancos / Arbres blancs / Árvores brancas

White trees / Árboles blancos / Arbres blancs / Árvores brancas

White trees / Árboles blancos / Arbres blancs / Árvores brancas

White trees / Árboles blancos / Arbres blancs / Árvores brancas

White trees / Árboles blancos / Arbres blancs / Árvores brancas

White trees / Árboles blancos / Arbres blancs / Árvores brancas

White trees / Árboles blancos / Arbres blancs / Árvores brancas

White trees / Árboles blancos / Arbres blancs / Árvores brancas

White trees / Árboles blancos / Arbres blancs / Árvores brancas

White trees / Árboles blancos / Arbres blancs / Árvores brancas

White trees / Árboles blancos / Arbres blancs / Árvores brancas

White trees / Árboles blancos / Arbres blancs / Árvores brancas

White trees / Árboles blancos / Arbres blancs / Árvores brancas

White trees / Árboles blancos / Arbres blancs / Árvores brancas

White trees / Árboles blancos / Arbres blancs / Árvores brancas

White trees / Árboles blancos / Arbres blancs / Árvores brancas

Golden tres / árboles de oro / arbres dorés / árvores douradas

Golden tres / árboles de oro / arbres dorés / árvores douradas

Golden tres / árboles de oro / arbres dorés / árvores douradas

Golden tres / árboles de oro / arbres dorés / árvores douradas

Golden tres / árboles de oro / arbres dorés / árvores douradas

Golden tres / árboles de oro / arbres dorés / árvores douradas

Golden tres / árboles de oro / arbres dorés / árvores douradas

Golden tres / árboles de oro / arbres dorés / árvores douradas

79 Comments »

  1. Lieve, lieve scende la neve
    in un candido modo di cristallo
    con dolcezza nel cuore discende
    ricordandoci di bimbi
    un antico passato

    queste immagini, sia nel bianco-nero, che nel colore sono la superba certezza di quello che Madre Natura ed una ottima sensibilità fotografica possono donare alla vista
    grazie mille Matti e felice nuovo giorno
    Annalisa

    Comment by ventisqueras — November 30, 2016 @ 08:20 | Reply

    • Ciao Annalisa.

      Mille grazie Annalisa per i vostri gentili commenti. Madre natura è il miglior artista.🙂

      Un grande abbraccio. Matti.

      Comment by Sartenada — November 30, 2016 @ 09:29 | Reply

  2. Totally magical. I can feel the cold but I love the view even more.

    Comment by Tasmanian traveller — November 30, 2016 @ 08:41 | Reply

    • Hi Tasmanian traveller.

      How nice to read that You loved my “magical” photos presenting my cold country.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — November 30, 2016 @ 09:41 | Reply

  3. So beautiful. It looks very cold though.🙂

    Comment by utesmile — November 30, 2016 @ 09:22 | Reply

    • Hi Ute.

      Yes, cold and windy. Cold itself is “nothing”, but the wind strengthens the feel of the cold. Thank You commenting.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — November 30, 2016 @ 09:56 | Reply

  4. Bonjour Matti,
    C’est superbe !
    Entre argent et or, mon coeur balance… mais ce rayon de soleil est quand-même le bienvenue .
    Bonne journée.

    Comment by Marion B. — November 30, 2016 @ 10:11 | Reply

    • Bonjour Marion.

      Merci pour la remarque je saurai la retenir. Je suis très heureux que vous ayez aimé mes photos enneigées.

      Bonne journée.

      Comment by Sartenada — November 30, 2016 @ 11:13 | Reply

  5. Beautiful photos Matti, thank you for brightening up my morning!

    Comment by Little Miss Traveller — November 30, 2016 @ 10:26 | Reply

    • Hello Marion.

      We spent one week in Oulu and this crowned our visit there. Thank You.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — November 30, 2016 @ 12:55 | Reply

  6. How whimsical and beautiful scenery!! I can see similar scenery in my area, but your scenery is more fantasic than mine. I don’t like cold winter but like your winter photoes so much!

    Comment by superkamui — November 30, 2016 @ 10:35 | Reply

    • Hi Watayuki.

      Thank You for Your kind comment. Oulu is beautiful town, but many tourists do not know it. We were lucky when visiting there when trees were Silver white and golden next day.

      こんばんは.

      Comment by Sartenada — November 30, 2016 @ 13:06 | Reply

  7. Both the rime on trees and the colored leaves are really beautiful. I enjoyed beautiful scenery. Thank you.

    Comment by wakasahs15th — November 30, 2016 @ 11:40 | Reply

    • Hello wakasahs15th.

      I am glad that You loved snowy Finland photos from Oulu. Thank you commenting.

      こんばんは.

      Comment by Sartenada — November 30, 2016 @ 13:36 | Reply

  8. That’s great! View white world so beautiful, but it has the Sun, and colored, I can’t stop thank the God for beautiful world

    Comment by kanaconnie — November 30, 2016 @ 12:02 | Reply

    • Hi Connie.

      Mother Nature is the best artist. Thank You for Your praising comment.

      こんばんは.

      Comment by Sartenada — November 30, 2016 @ 13:18 | Reply

  9. So beautiful and completely different to the landscape here in Australia. I love the golden photos.

    Comment by the eternal traveller — November 30, 2016 @ 12:09 | Reply

    • Hello Carol.

      Oh yes, completely different. Snow is beautiful especially in sunshine. I glad that You loved my photos. Thank You.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — November 30, 2016 @ 13:22 | Reply

  10. Very beautiful! The golden trees are just magical – like straight out of a fairy tale. For that kind of sight here in Poland , I’ll have to go to some forest outside the city..

    Comment by Pooja @lostinprettyeurope — November 30, 2016 @ 12:10 | Reply

    • Hi Pooja @lostinprettyeurope.

      Being at right time at right place by chance helped us. Thank You.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — November 30, 2016 @ 13:31 | Reply

  11. Nuo kultaiset puut ovat kauniita, taianomaisia!

    Comment by susupetal — November 30, 2016 @ 13:24 | Reply

    • Hei Susupetal.

      Kiitokset kauniista kommentista. Olen iloinen, että pidit kuvistani.

      Hyvää päivänjatkoa.

      Comment by Sartenada — November 30, 2016 @ 13:37 | Reply

  12. Oooh, so much snow already! 🙂 It looks freezing cold in the black and white so I’m all for the warmth of those last few shots. The close ups are beautiful though. Thank you for sharing but please hold on to your snow for a little longer 🙂 🙂

    Comment by restlessjo — November 30, 2016 @ 13:56 | Reply

    • Hi Johanna.

      First day was indeed cold and windy, but the day much warmer. Golden tress vanished slowly when sun warmed trees. Thank You for Your kind comment.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — November 30, 2016 @ 14:10 | Reply

  13. How lovely it looks.

    Comment by thestarter1978 — November 30, 2016 @ 14:30 | Reply

    • Hello thestarter1978.

      I am glad that You loved my snowy and wintry photos. Thank You.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — November 30, 2016 @ 15:03 | Reply

  14. Both you and your wife got some gorgeous photos. I’m not ready for that white stuff around here, but I really enjoyed your beautiful pictures.

    Comment by seniorhiker — November 30, 2016 @ 14:48 | Reply

    • Hi George.

      Thank You commenting my winter post. Yes, winter will come later or sooner.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — November 30, 2016 @ 15:12 | Reply

  15. It looks very cold.
    But ,incredibly beautiful !!!

    Comment by 洋子 — November 30, 2016 @ 15:05 | Reply

    • Hello 洋子.

      How nice that You loved my photos. It was, indeed, but good winter clothes kept us warm. Thank You.

      こんばんは.

      Comment by Sartenada — November 30, 2016 @ 15:16 | Reply

  16. What excellent photos from both of you! Having lived in Alaska for most of my adult life, I can appreciate the crispness of those beautiful mornings.

    Comment by Marilyn Albright — November 30, 2016 @ 16:06 | Reply

    • Hello Marilyn.

      Thank You for Your kind words. My wife has been happy when in many comments people say that her photos are great. Well, I think that her are best.🙂

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — December 1, 2016 @ 08:09 | Reply

  17. Oh my winter has come to you! The lighting of the final section is magical as if a fairy is casting golden rays upon the frost. Beautiful.

    Comment by Sue Slaght — November 30, 2016 @ 17:58 | Reply

    • Hi Sue.

      Yes, winter arrived indeed. Couple of weeks ago Helsinki (in the south) struggled with cold and snow in Oulu (600 km north of Helsinki), which You saw in my photos, came in one night and it was a little. I will tell to my wife that You loved her photos very much. Thank You for Your praising comment.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — December 1, 2016 @ 08:25 | Reply

  18. The trees and the frost and the snow are all beautiful! So far we haven’t had that much of winter yet. I’m looking forward to it though.

    Comment by montucky — November 30, 2016 @ 19:03 | Reply

    • Hello Terry.

      I am glad that You loved my post. Thank You. I am sure that winter will arrive inevitably to Your region also.

      Have a great day.

      Comment by Sartenada — December 1, 2016 @ 08:28 | Reply

  19. So beautiful the white snow and all the rime on the trees! I particularly admire the close ups. Such a filigree character! Your shots are great, Matti – and simply incredible what the sun is doing with the trees at the end of your photo set, when you added the four photos that Anja has taken. Gorgeous!

    Have a nice evening and thanks for this wonderful winter post.
    Michèle

    Comment by ladyfromhamburg — November 30, 2016 @ 19:35 | Reply

    • Hello Michèle.

      Thank You Michèle. I am glad that You loved also my close ups and especially my wife’s photos. She has been very happy when reading that people loved her photos. I am happy for her.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — December 1, 2016 @ 08:33 | Reply

  20. Love the atmosphere created by these white trees…Such a “CHRISTMAS” view!
    Your captures are amazing!

    Comment by 76sanfermo — November 30, 2016 @ 19:39 | Reply

    • Ciao Anna.

      Yes indeed, atmosphere is correct word, because it was magical for us also. Thank You for Your kind comment.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — December 1, 2016 @ 08:35 | Reply

  21. Bonsoir Matti
    Wow, tes photos sont merveilleuses, les arbres recouverts de givres,
    c’est un plaisir de les admirer, j’ai un faible pour les dernières photos,
    la lumière y est splendide. Félicitations.
    Je te souhaite une belle journée.
    Hervé

    Comment by vever02 — November 30, 2016 @ 20:02 | Reply

    • Bonjour Hervé.

      Mon coeur chante en lisant votre commentaire gentil. Merci beaucoup.

      Je te souhaite une agréable journée! Matti.

      Comment by Sartenada — December 1, 2016 @ 12:08 | Reply

  22. Beautiful snow sun contrast

    Comment by rockhouse54.wordpress.com — November 30, 2016 @ 20:26 | Reply

    • Hello rockhouse54.wordpress.com.

      You are right. Sometime Mother Nature offers pleasant surprises. Thank You commenting.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — December 1, 2016 @ 12:17 | Reply

  23. Qué maravillosa serie de fotos. Las últimas, hechas por su mujer, “árboles de oro” son increíblemente bellas.
    Muchas gracias a los dos por compartir paisajes y vivencias tan bonitas e interesantes.

    Comment by Isabel F. Bernaldo de Quirós — November 30, 2016 @ 20:40 | Reply

    • Hola Isabel.

      Tus palabras tan amables me calientan mi Corazon, pero lo más mi mujercita. Ella va a ser muy feliz al leer su comentario. Muchas Gracias Isabel.

      ¡Que tengas un muy buen día!

      Comment by Sartenada — December 1, 2016 @ 12:28 | Reply

  24. Beautiful photos! Makes me miss winter (just a little)!

    Comment by pheikell — November 30, 2016 @ 21:37 | Reply

    • Hi Paula.

      Thank you for Your kind comment. I am “son of summer”, but I resist cold due to excellent winter cloths. My fingers are freezing only when shooting photos in winter and that is why I use leather mitten and gloves.🙂

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — December 1, 2016 @ 13:23 | Reply

  25. Wow, it looks so pretty. I can’t wait for the snow to come back🙂

    Comment by Suvi — November 30, 2016 @ 23:13 | Reply

    • Hi Suvi.

      I am glad that You left Your kind comment here. Snow will come back, I hope it also. Thank You.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — December 1, 2016 @ 13:30 | Reply

  26. Woww how much snow, wonderful pictures
    Greetings, Pat

    Comment by Patrizia M. — December 1, 2016 @ 02:06 | Reply

    • Hi Pat.

      Glad that You loved my winter photos. Thank You leaving Your kind comment.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — December 1, 2016 @ 13:41 | Reply

  27. Here in North Dakota, USA, when the trees are white, it is called” hoar frost”. So pretty when they are like that.

    Comment by Mary Ann — December 1, 2016 @ 05:40 | Reply

    • Hello Mary Ann.

      In Finland, we call it also hoar frost and that is why I tagged it. There are difference between frost and hoar frost.🙂 Thank you commenting and loving my and my wife’s photos.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — December 1, 2016 @ 14:01 | Reply

  28. Bonjour Matti, oh que c’est superbe moi qui aime tant les arbres je suis partagée entre les blancs et les dorés tout est sublime bises MA

    Comment by AUDOLY-NOURIAN — December 1, 2016 @ 12:38 | Reply

    • Bonjour MA.

      Je vous remercie vivement pour votre si gentil commentaire.

      Bonne journeé à toi.

      Comment by Sartenada — December 1, 2016 @ 14:10 | Reply

  29. Que lugar lindo! Fantástico ! Mágico!

    Comment by PoetaPoemah — December 1, 2016 @ 13:29 | Reply

    • Hola PoetaPoemah.

      Tus palabras me calientan mi Corazon. Muchas Gracias.

      ¡Que tengas un muy buen día!

      Comment by Sartenada — December 1, 2016 @ 14:05 | Reply

  30. Superbes paysages hivernaux !

    Comment by pierrettej — December 1, 2016 @ 16:10 | Reply

    • Bonjour Pierrette.

      Je vous remercie vivement pour votre si gentil commentaire. Je suis heureux que vous aimiez mon poste.

      Bonne journée.

      Comment by Sartenada — December 2, 2016 @ 08:55 | Reply

  31. How very beautiful. How nice as well that you had the luck to be able to shoot them as both golden and white.

    Comment by Photography Journal Blog — December 2, 2016 @ 08:49 | Reply

    • Hello Photography Journal Blog.

      I am very glad that You Love these photos. I have to confess, that my wife took better photos.🙂

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — December 2, 2016 @ 09:10 | Reply

  32. Wow! How lucky you were to see this and capture it for us! I love the closeup photos and the golden ones–magical!

    Comment by KerryCan — December 2, 2016 @ 13:27 | Reply

    • Hi Kerry.

      Yes, we were lucky indeed. We stayed one week in Oulu and two days Mother Nature showed it beautiful faces to us my readers.🙂 Thank You.

      Happy weekend!

      Comment by Sartenada — December 2, 2016 @ 14:19 | Reply

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    Comment by paintdigi — December 3, 2016 @ 11:14 | Reply

    • Hello Paintdigi.

      Thank You commenting my post.

      Happy weekend.

      Comment by Sartenada — December 3, 2016 @ 13:50 | Reply

  34. Oh! white world!
    Trees covered with hoar frost are fantastic!
    Thank you!

    Comment by キース — December 3, 2016 @ 11:39 | Reply

    • Hello Keith.

      Thank You for your praising comment. I am very glad that You loved my white world.

      良い 週末!

      Comment by Sartenada — December 3, 2016 @ 13:46 | Reply

  35. These trees and landscapes and your pictures of them are beyond amazing! Thank you so much for sharing! And I love your idea of writing your posts also in portugues, spanish and french – the last ones I´m trying to learn😉

    Comment by Miss Gentileschi — December 3, 2016 @ 13:43 | Reply

    • Hi Miss Gentileschi.

      Thank You. Concerning Portuguese, we were lucky, when living in a small town called Mikkeli, because there were Portuguese courses hold by a charming Brazilian Lady. She was very inspiring and the best language teacher, which we have ever had. I always try to do my best with translations, because she has ordered my blog.

      Regards. Matti.

      Comment by Sartenada — December 3, 2016 @ 14:09 | Reply

      • Hi Matti, it´s always best to learn a language with someone whose maternal language it is🙂 I went to the Instituto Cervantes to learn spanish and it was great! Keep learning more languages, it´s a wonderful thing! Sarah

        Comment by Miss Gentileschi — December 5, 2016 @ 18:49 | Reply

  36. How fantastic world !
    I look white flower, and golden fire.
    Mother nature set free our mind and body…maybe.
    Thank You for beautiful photos^^.

    Comment by そのちゃん — December 4, 2016 @ 15:00 | Reply

    • Hello そのちゃん.

      I am happy that You left Your kind comment here and loved our photos. ありがとうございます.

      新しい週の素晴らしいスタートを持っています

      Comment by Sartenada — December 5, 2016 @ 08:21 | Reply

  37. Stunning beauty you captured in your photos Matti!

    Comment by Tiny — December 4, 2016 @ 22:51 | Reply

    • Hi Helen.

      Thank You praising my and my wife’s photos. In this case, we were at the right place at right time.🙂

      Happy new week.

      Comment by Sartenada — December 5, 2016 @ 08:25 | Reply

  38. Nature can be very generous with her beauty. Give my compliments to your good wife for the golden photographs.

    Comment by Yvonne — December 5, 2016 @ 03:37 | Reply

    • Hello Yvonne.

      Thank You for Your praising words. We were just a tool in the hand of Mother Nature when shooting these photos.🙂

      Happy new week.

      Comment by Sartenada — December 5, 2016 @ 08:33 | Reply

  39. pun N-10-did: “n’ice” ! I think we’d (people in u.s.a.) would call that “hoar-frost” ?

    Comment by betunada — December 6, 2016 @ 01:10 | Reply


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