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unreal sunset

unreal sunset
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Copyright: Michal Grabowski (cedryk) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-08-16
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5000, 28-105 mm, @ ISO 100
Exposure: f/7.2, 1/340 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Montenegro
Theme(s): ~~ Sunsets & Sunrises part I ~~, WATER, Lakes of the World [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-10-09 20:33
Viewed: 7021
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Skadar Lake is one of the biggest lakes in Europe and definitely one of the most remarkable. It is 48 kilometers long and 26 wide during the high water. Interestingly its bottom lies few meters below the sea level - this is due to the very special geology of this karstic region. 2/3 of the lake belongs to Montenegro and 1/3 to Albania.

This shot I took at the end of a very long day of hiking along the lake shore. It was very close the Albanian border. The islands are a fragment of Krajinski Archipelago - a chain of islands with bird colonies and monasteries on almost each of them. The mountains on the other side are the foothills of Prokletije (Damned) Mts. in Albania.

After this exhausting hot day the sunset gave the whole area totally unreal look - the water looked like a sky and the sky gained some fairy rose tones. I felt as if I were in some kind of a dreamland...

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Hi Michal,
A beautiful composition. The colors are beautiful and soft. The two islands appear to be floating in a 3D effect.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-10-10 1:02]

Hi Michal,
Very good landscape shot! Looks wonderful and peaceful. TFS:)

Excellent shot!
Great composition, very beautiful view.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-10-10 2:38]

Fantastic shot Michal! It looks like illustration to sf book about cities floating between clouds. Colours, POV, composition - all great. Looks like Serbia is very good destination to next holidays.

Hi Michael,
Beautiful landscape with a wonderful light on the islands.
Very good DOF.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-10-10 3:53]

Wow Michal, stunning scenery from up there. I love the rose coloured tones in the sky and water. Well captured, thank you for sharing.

nice one Michal.
The composition is well taken and it look like the islands are lifted out of sea, very nice light and good composition, nice job.
gr. Jaap

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-10-10 7:19]

Very nice shot! I like the composition and the clarity of the picture. Well done & TFS!


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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-10-10 21:32]

Personal assessment of the photo: very good.
Good visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.
Thank you very much Michal.

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  • verar (48)
  • [2005-10-11 8:32]

So peaceful and quiet... nice work pan Michal!

Hello Michal

Very beautiful landscape. The colours are rich. Good POV. Sharpness and detail perfect. Thanks.

Wow, this is really beautifull. You say there are bird colonies on these islands. What species is breeding there?

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