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Tara River Canyon

Tara River Canyon
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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: 2013-05-29
Categories: River
Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Exposure: f/8, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-06-09 8:15
Viewed: 2686
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is Tara River Canyon. This photo was taken during our stay in Montenegro. The photo was taken from the bridge.
The Tara River Canyon (Bosnian: "Kanjon rijeke Tare", Serbian: "Кањон реке Таре", "Kanjon reke Tare", Montenegrin: Kanjon rijeke Tare, pronounced [kǎɲɔːn târɛː]), also known as the Tara River Gorge, is the longest canyon in Montenegro. It is 82 kilometers (50 mi) long and is 1,300 meters(4265 feet) at its deepest, making it the deepest river canyon in Europe. The canyon is protected as a part of Durmitor National Park and is a tentative UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Tara River cuts through the canyon.
The Tara River, at its end making confluence with Piva, becomes the Drina, and is some hundred and fifty kilometres long. In its passage through the Tara National Park, the river has a mean fall of 3.6 metres/kilometre, making a host of waterfalls and cascades possible, thus creating with its uniqueness The Montenegrian Colorado.
All along its flow, the Tara gets large quantities of water from numerous sources, and quite a few tributaries. The most important tributaries on the left bank of the Tara are Ljutica and Susica, and the most important tributaries on the right bank being Vaskovaska rijeka and Draga. The most important source is the source Bajlovica sige, a source placed on the left bank of the Tara river giving to the Tara a few hundred litres per second, where the water sourcing from the Bucevica cave falls into the Tara more than thirty metres high, and more than a hundred and fifty metres wide. Very special are the Tara cascades. The roar from the cascades is heard on the very peaks of the canyon. There are more than forty cascades, the most famous being: Djavolje lazi, Sokolovina, Bijeli kamen, Gornji tepacki buk, Donji tepacki buk etc. Because of the quality of its water, and because of its unique ecological system, Tara in 1977 was put into the programme “Covjek i biosfera” (People and Biosphere) and inscribed into the ecological biosphere reservations of the World, being thus protected under an internationally issued convention.
There are rocky and pebbly terraces, sandy beaches, high cliffs, and more than 80 large caves along the canyon.
Thanks for visiting

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Hello Maciej,
Excellent view of Tara River Canyon.Depth of this picture is really nice.Good presentation.It seems we are on the bridge and watching.
Thanks for sharing your experience with us,
Kind regards,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-06-09 12:02]

Hi Maciej,great idea this diagonal create by the Tara river,a line in a green carpet,beautiful colors,details and perspective as usual.Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

hallo maciek
great sharpness picture with good details of this place
thanks greeting lou

Hello Maciek

In your place I would have felt dizzy and I never
could have done this photo, I never even look to the river !
excellent photo from a bird view POV where you
are dominating this scenery, the way the river
is framed it gives perspective effect, TFS


Ciao Maciek, great POV on fantastic canyon, wonderful natural colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

What a fantastic view, Maciej! The dense forest on either side of the river reminds me of Lidder River in Kashmir I visited recently. Lidder, however, flows through a wide valley with vegetation of either side of it too.
Very sharp and beautiful capture.

Hello Maciej,
這遠景可以拍的這清晰和漂亮 真得不容易
高山俯瞰 綠林溪水 很有意境
哈哈 說真得我連相機的好壞和它的型號 都沒有概念

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-06-09 23:55]

Beautiful gorge and the river with the forest all around..beautiful image. tfs.

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2013-06-10 0:22]

Witaj Macku,
zrobilem sobie dluzsza przerwe, ale juz jestem. Dalej moge ogladac Twoje wycieczki w gory< a jakos nie moge sie wybrac. Ciekawe miejsce< a widok taki trudno oddac na fotografii.
Pozdrawiam, Pawel

Hello Maciej,
Incredible clarity, focus and razor sharp details. Very nice image. I like this interesting scene with this beautiful scene. The colors and contrast of this image are amazing.....Outstanding dept of field.
Thanks for sharing!

Hello Maciej
great PoV.
nice composition.
lovely colour and DoF.
best wishes,

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-06-10 9:01]

Hi Maciej,
Excellent details,colours and perfectly sharp photo.
Nice landscape, just today I returned from Montenegro
Regards Jiri.

Impressive canyon Maciej! Beautiful photo too. Very good composition, wondeful colours and good sharpness!

Impressive POV MF Maciej! Detail and shapr very good.


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2013-06-11 21:43]

Hi Maciej.
I am live in steppe region and such view are unusual and amazing for me. Attractive subject, wonderful selection of point of shooting, impressive diagonal composition of a nicely detailed scene. TFS and kind regards.

Hi Maciej,

You're capturing well this landscape by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity. so it's interesting and impressive to see the spectacle in which there is a clean Tara river and rich green wood along the river seen from bridge. Here, it seems that untouched nature is still left behind.

Kind regards,

Czesc Maciek,
Beautiful point of view to show the canyon, almost like aerial photography! Great composition with the river forming a diagonal line in the frame. Spectacular job, congratulations.
Best regards, Wladek

Hi Maciej,

The length of the river is giving depth to the composition. The sides of the canyon is framing well the river. The point of view is showing the details and colours of the trees. The light has a good effect on the colours. Have a nice day.


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