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The Troll Tree by Kofoed

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572 views on January 29th 2012

On the little Danish island of Bornholm, we have trolls. That is a fact. The story goes that the trolls live in two places here. Under the rocks on the northern part, and in the forest covering the central part of the island. Most Danes would know the most famous of all trolls, Krølle Bølle.
This is from the latter place, however. This forest is quite large (from Danish standards, it’s the third biggest in Denmark). It covers most of the central part of the island, and right here we’re close to the highest point of the island also, 152 meters above sea level.
The trolls have their heydays during winter, when the lighted hours are few. They thrive during darkness. They would never expose themselves to human beings. Though several persons claim to have met them in the darkness, nobody has seen them well enough to describe how they look.

One foggy morning I was on my way to my dentist, who resides on the other side of the island. Having seen the foggy weather from home, and knowing I should come across this place, I had brought my camera with the purpose to catch some of the trolls on my image sensor before they had a chance to disappear.

But, of course they had disappeared before I got out of my car, but I got some nice, foggy shots anyway….

This old tree is standing in a little clearing. During nights it is said that the trolls meet here to sit and talk and to play around in the tree.

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Based on the Danish island of Bornholm.

Shoots in RAW, process in Lightroom.

See also my website: www.keldkh.eu

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  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedalmost 5 years ago

    Bornholm er en dejlig ø. Et virkelig flot billede du har taget her.
    Natural framing og bænken så fint placeret i billedet. Tågen er med til at give det “troldede” look.

  • Mange tak skal du have, Kira. Ja, jeg ku’ ikke lade være med at tænke på troldene….
    Også mange tak for at tilføje dette til dine favoritter. En stor ære.

    – Kofoed

  • Jonicool
    Jonicoolalmost 5 years ago

    Love the comp and mood….you can feel the silence!

  • Thanks so much, Joan. Most kind of you.

    – Kofoed

  • Rosalie Dale
    Rosalie Dalealmost 5 years ago

    Straight from a fairytale Keld – wonderfully moody

  • Thanks very much, Rosalie. Most kind of you.
    And thanks awfully much for the favouriting. I am honoured.

    – Kofoed

  • hopelilly
    hopelillyalmost 5 years ago

    Love your little story and the moodiness in your picture. That was one regret I have , that when I spent a year and a half in Denmark, I never had the opportunity to visit your lovely Island.hopelilly

  • Thanks awfully much, Hopelilly. Most kind of you.
    Wow – you have been here… I shoud love to spend a year and a half in your beautiful country.

    – Kofoed

  • Rosej
    Rosejalmost 5 years ago

    What a great story and a wonderful image.

  • Thank you very much, Rosej. Most kind of you.

    – Kofoed

  • Kofoed
    Kofoedalmost 5 years ago

    Thanks awfully much to Mieke Boynton for favouriting this. I am honoured.

  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful image Keld, well done!!

  • Thanks very much, Marvin. Most kind of you.

    – Kofoed

  • Sunsetdaze
    Sunsetdazealmost 5 years ago

    Your work is magic Keld. I love it.

  • Thanks awfully much, Cynthia. And thanks just as much for favouriting this. I am honoured.

    – Kofoed

  • traveller
    travelleralmost 5 years ago

    Well done Keld, actually I think I can see one of the trolls on the top right “third” of the image. lol

  • Thank you very much, Ian. That is very much appreciated.
    Actually I think you’re right…..

    – Kofoed

  • Kofoed
    Kofoedalmost 5 years ago

    Thank you very much to Ginny Schmidt for favouriting this. I am honoured.

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