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Swietokrzyskie Mountains

Swietokrzyskie Mountains
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Copyright: Maciej Gaweski (maaciejka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 82 N: 4427] (27117)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-03-05
Categories: Mountain
Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-03-06 4:00
Viewed: 2968
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Yesterday we were in Swietokrzyskie Mountains. It was my first time there. Swietokrzyskie Mountains are low. In spite of there were no spectacular views, I would like to show you also this part of Poland. We were at St.Mikolaj (547m), Agata (608m), highest Lysica (612m) and Lysa Gora (594m). Apart from mountains we saw also Saint Cross Monastery. In the crypt there is a mummified body of Jeremi Wisniowiecki duke and some friars - very interesting!
Thanks for visiting!

Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
Swietokrzyskie are a mountain range in central Poland, in the vicinity of the city of Kielce. The mountain range consists of a number of separate ranges, the highest of which is Łysogóry (lit. bald mountains). The two highest peaks are Łysica at 612 meters (2008 ft) and Łysa Góra at 593 meters (1946 ft). Together with the Jura Krakowsko-Częstochowska the mountains form a region called the Lesser Poland Upland (Wyżyna Małopolska). Their area is 1684 km˛ (650 mi˛). Approximate location is 50°53′N 20°55′E / 50.883°N 20.917°E / 50.883; 20.917.
The Świętokrzyskie Mountains are one of the oldest mountain ranges in Europe. They were formed during the Caledonian orogeny of the Silurian period and then rejuvenated in the Hercynian orogeny of the Upper Carboniferous period.
The region was once on the southern coast of the ancient supercontinent of Laurasia. The oldest known evidence of tetrapods comes from 395-million-year old fossil footprints found in Zachełmie. The rocks were formed from a marine tidal flat or lagoon.
The mountains have also yielded the oldest evidence of Dinosauromorpha, pushing back the evolution of dinosaurs to small, four-legged animals living during the Early Triassic. The fossil footprints date to some 250 million years ago, only a couple of million years after the Permian–Triassic extinction event, during a time when the environment was still destabilized. Footprints of early bipedal dinosaurs known as Sphingopus, from 246 million years ago, were also found.
From the early Middle Ages the mountains were a place of extensive copper and iron mining. Later they were also a significant site of limestone and red sandstone extraction. At present, the center part of the mountains contains the Świętokrzyski National Park.
The name, Holy Cross Mountains, refers to a Christian relic from a nearby Benedictine monastery on Łysa Góra, said to be a small piece of wood from the Cross on which Jesus Christ was crucified.

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Ciao Maciek, wonderful trees in a lovely winter view, beautiful natural colorsa and splendid light, very well done my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

Hello Maciej,
Nice landscape and interesting trees. It is a nice winter scenery with fine details and
natural colors. thanks for sharing!

Hallo Maciej,
another very beautiful landscape with splendid trees in FG, nice vertical composition.
Best regards

Hello Maciej
Beautiful photo with interesting composition and wonderful colours.

Hello Maciej!
A brand new pic from yoy today!Lovely landscape with nice colors, sharpness and instructive note. TFS !
Have a nive week!

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-03-06 9:53]
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Hallo Maciej,
Z kompozycja dzisiaj troche na bakier.Te drzewa sa bardzo piekne ale zaslaniaja za duzo Twojego glownego tematu.Dobra ostrosc,szczegoly w pierwszym planie bardzo dobre dla mnie troche za malo gor Swietokrzyskich widac.Pozdrawiam Siggi

hello Maciek

2 photo in one, the foreground trees with
the tight framing and the background plain,
beautifully composed with excellent details,



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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2011-03-06 13:49]

Nice view with great sharpness and natural colours.

A fine winter forest scene Maciej, the green conifers look so nice in contrast to stark-naked deciduous trees, a beautiful, clear image indeed!

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2011-03-06 16:21]

Olá Maciej bela imagem uma paissagem de tirar o folego da para ver os campos no fundo muito boa composiçăo parabéns.

Hello Maciej. beautiful scenery taken optimally. A good image. All the best, Paul

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2011-03-07 5:00]

Hi Maciej.
It is a very nice idea to show us various edges of Poland. I think you have selected POV and subject for shooting very well. I am impressed with superb reproduction of the nearest trees and small glade before them, charming piece of remote slopes, ultimate transparency of the image, natural lovely colours. TFS and kind regards.

nice forest, tell us more about the trees, TFS Ori

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