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Morning calm

Morning calm
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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: 2005-10-14
Categories: River
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 8700, 35-280 - f2.8-4.2, @ ISO 50, Hoya UV Filter
Exposure: f/5.3, 1/815 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): ~~ Sunsets & Sunrises part I ~~, WATER, Rivers [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-10-16 7:59
Viewed: 4004
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
So I'm back... I've spent last few days surveying parasites of crustaceans in the Vistula River delta. Hard, but exciting, work.

The place I worked in was the field station of the University of Gdansk in Gorki Wschodnie. It is placed on the bank of the dead arm of the Vistula, called Martwa Wisla (Dead Vistula), just a kilometer away from the seaside. Despite its name (referring to the lack of water flow) this brackish basin is full of life (birds, fish, shrimp, crabs etc.).

Interesting is the fact that it became brackish not long ago, just at the end of XIX century when it was sluiced and the new Vistula mouth was dug in the other place (for transport purposes). Now it is a paradise for aquatic wildlife.

Here you can see an October early morning view on the Dead Vistula that I experienced every day last week :-)

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Your work sounds interesting!

I like this photo of yours. The colors are almost black and white, which gives the shot a lot of atmosphere. I also like the composition and the balance between sky and water. The bird on the water gives a nice focal point (perhaps it would have been more effective if it was on a third, 2cm to the right). Well done!

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  • rimas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 157 W: 3 N: 667] (5094)
  • [2005-10-16 13:59]

Fantastic early morning view. Blur silouhettes of the trees and houses very beautiful.
Well done.

Hi Michal,
Excellent shot. I love the subdued colors of the morning mist. The overall composition and framing look great. Nice Shot!

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-10-17 2:58]

Smileys now, critique later :-)

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-10-17 3:30]

Hello Michal!
Wonderful Landscape.I liked foggy atmosphere,POV,framing and composition a lot.TFS...:-)

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  • halki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 242 W: 9 N: 105] (471)
  • [2005-10-17 6:20]

Hello Michal!
Lovely shot.Visual impact is wonderful.Very well done!Thanks for sharing.

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