Bura - dangerus on the Adriatic sea
|Copyright: milenko zovko (milenko) (2)|
|Date Taken: 2005-08-04|
|Exposure: f/4.8, 1/1000 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2005-08-10 4:37|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
The bora is the main wind on the Adriatic from September to May. It is a cold and dry wind, blowing from the northeast. It starts suddenly and blows squalls toward the sea.
Generally the bora is created by the atmospheric pressure over Central Europe and over the Mediterranean. However, local boras also exist and are caused by the air cooled above the Karst Valley suddenly pouring down to the sea. These boras are sudden, often violent and short-lived.
The bora is strongest in the Velebit Channel.
The bora generally doesn't create large waves but instead very short, choppy ones. It become gradually less violent as one leaves the eastern coast, but as the wind diminishes the waves become larger. In the summer the bora (bura) blows as a local wind and lasts only a few days. In the winter it may continue for a week to two weeks.
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Hi Milenko, Thank you for this, it is a very interesting note on the Bora. I can see the water is a bit choppy from the image. Framing more closely to the boat and using a slow shutter speed would emphasise the movement of the waves better to illustrate the wind I think but this is a good first post. Welcome to TN :)