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the Vistula Sunset

the Vistula 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: 2005-10-24
Categories: River
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 8700, 35-280 - f2.8-4.2, @ ISO 50, Hoya UV Filter
Exposure: f/4, 1/1355 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): ~~ Sunsets & Sunrises part I ~~, WATER, Rivers, ~~ Clouds, Clouds and Clouds ~~ [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-10-25 20:49
Viewed: 4512
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
So I'm back :-)
Once more I present you a picture of the Vistula (Wisla) River, now in its lower section. Vistula is called the Queen of Polish Rivers - it's the biggest river in the Baltic basin and the longest river in Poland.

It is 1,047 kilometers (678 miles) long and drains about 192,000 square kilometers (74,000 sq. miles), or almost two thirds of Poland's surface.

The Vistula has its source in the south of the country, at Barania Góra (1220 m high) in the Beskidy Mountains where it starts with the White Little Vistula (Biała Wisełka) and the Black Little Vistula (Czarna Wisełka). It then continues to flow over the vast Polish plains, passing several large Polish cities along its way, including Kraków, Warsaw, Płock, Toruń, and Gdańsk. With a delta and several branches (Leniwka, Przekop, Śmiała Wisła, Martwa Wisła, Nogat and Szkarpawa) it empties into the Vistula Lagoon and Gdańsk Bay of the Baltic Sea.

It is not known whether the name Vistula is Indo-European or pre-Indo-European. The name was first recorded by Pliny in AD 77 in his Natural History. He uses Vistula (4.52, 4.89) with an alternative spelling, Vistillus (3.06). The Vistula River ran into the Mare Suebicum, which we know as the Baltic Sea.

The Baltic Sea-Vistula-Dnieper-Black Sea route was one of the most ancient trade-routes, the Amber Road, on which amber and other items were traded from Northern Europe to Greece, Asia, Egypt, and elsewhere.
(source: Wikipedia)

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-10-26 3:27]

Hello Michal!
Very nice capture.Details,lighting,POV,framing,DOF and composition are wonderful.TFS...:-)

Hi Michal

Sorry for the quick critique, but my time is limited today. Nice POV. Good sharpness and detail. Great work. Thanks.

Hi Michal,
A drark and dramatic scene here. The composition and framing are very good. A very nice shot.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-10-26 12:35]

Hi Michal,

It's good that your back! This is a very nice capture and the clouds really rock! Well composed and good composition. The right handside could be a bit brighter, if you ask me. Anyway, well done & TFS!


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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-10-26 17:21]
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Ladne miejsce. Podobaja mi sie chmury, woda i mroczny klimat twojego zdjecia. Duzo ciekawych informacji w notce. Kiedy beda jakies makra z twojej dziedziny ;-) ?

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  • xela (34)
  • [2005-11-04 8:15]

cedryk swietne..mozna nacieszyc oko :D

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