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mysterious dawn

mysterious dawn
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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: 2004-08-10
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5000, 28-105 mm, @ ISO 100
Exposure: f/7.6, 1/1176 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Montenegro
Theme(s): Lakes of the World, 40-49 Points (Chapter 6), 40-49 points [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-11-11 20:39
Viewed: 8376
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
There is a mountain, and there is a lake - on the mountain. The mountain is called Biogradska Gora, and the lake - Biogradsko Jezero (Biogradsko Lake).

It's an amazing karst lake on some 1050 m asl. It takes the water from the Biogradska River and the water from the lake drains down the underground corridors and flows to the surface some 20 km away. Some people say that the weird blind amphibian, Proteus, lives there but no one has really seen it yet. But even without Proteus the place is worth seeing. It is probably the last mountain rain forest in Europe. A primaeval beech forest with huge trees, wetlands and thousands of plant and animal species living in this special environment.

Here you can see my first morning on the lake bank. At dawn the mist covered everything, and then slowly, hour after hour it raised revealing the beauty of the area...

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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
  • [2005-11-11 20:43]

I love the mood there is in this picture!
Great shot.

Definitely a moody environment, this is a really cool shot of Biogradsko Lake. The mist really gives off an eerie effect. Paul :)

Nice work, maybe consider upping the contrast just a bit to give it more punch, still a well executed shot.


Well, I don't think that you should raise the contrast. After all, it's a misty landscape and the estomped overall look suites well that.

That´s a fine capture. Excellent composition, colours and lighting. I like it very much. It´s a very good one. TFS.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-11-12 7:31]

Hello Michal!
Wonderful capture and note.I liked visual impact and composition a lot.TFS..:-)

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  • lukdm Silver Star Critiquer [C: 47 W: 0 N: 7] (165)
  • [2005-11-12 9:06]

very nice moody pic Michal

Great atmospheric shot...(so eerie looking)
Well done...

Very well captured Michal,

I especially like the reflection in the water of the trees.

A nice B&W feel to this wonderful mood setting composition.

Well done and TFS.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-11-12 12:08]

Po takich zdjeciach mam coraz wieksza ochote wybrac sie do Serbii na dluzej. Swietna, tajemnicza atmosfera, fajna kompozycja z delikatnymi odbiciami w jeziorze.

Hi Michal,

Of course this picture is mysterious.
Nice composition, nice framing too.
Well done !!!

Very majestic, Cedryk ! Really eerie landscape...

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  • ryyck Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 24 W: 0 N: 176] (994)
  • [2005-11-12 20:54]

Excelente, a neblina deu uma grande sensação de profundidade.

Very nice one Michal. Very well titled as it does possess that mysterious quality you speak of. I found myself peering through the mist, seeking out the shrouded outline of the distant tree bank..Great note. Well done!
Thank You.

Effectivement le titre est vraiment bien choisi car l'ambiance est spectaculaire.
J'aime bien ce cadrage qui laisse beaucoup d'espace a la brume.
Bravo pour ce cliché monochrome Michal

Hi Michal

I like the eerie mood to this shot. Well seen. Thanks.

Hi Michal,
This is great!! Such a simple scenery, but very strong composed. Absolute top. Beautiful colours, POV and sharpness are good. Very useful note.
Great job again! Regards, Ruud

Hello Michal!
I like your landscapes, you have "sharp" eye. Here beautiful misty effect, almost fantastic place. Also I like your note. Thank for sharing.
Best wishes.

Nice misty landscape. This lonely tree adds feelings to the photo. Good composition.

Excellent compo and that faint reflection makes this photo.

Excellent landscape - I love the feeling of this image - the tones work perfectly

Lovely picture.Captures the stillness of the lake and the mist.

there is alway beauty in mystery...

best regards...Rey de Rivera

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  • joycz (0)
  • [2009-05-14 0:46]

the picture is so lonely but when im looking at it... i feel relaxed...

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  • nat Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 12 W: 0 N: 24] (82)
  • [2010-04-10 15:26]

Hi Michal,
Great photo, the subdued tones create a perfect mood, isolated and beautiful landscape. The composition is great, and a good note.



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