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Skadar lake


Skadar lake
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Copyright: Mark Balas (CatStevens) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 56 W: 0 N: 63] (468)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-06-25
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Sony Alpha DSLR A300
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/100 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-08-12 12:51
Viewed: 4267
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi,
The composition 1/2 is very risky but I was not creative enough to find a better one. Suggestions welcomed.
On the right ruined old prison island of Grmozur, prison for non swimming prisoners.

Skadar Lake, Lake Scutari (Albanian: Liqeni i Shkodrės, Serbian: Скадарско језеро/Skadarsko jezero), is a lake on the border of Montenegro with Albania, the largest lake in the Balkan Peninsula. It is named after the city of Shkodra in northern Albania (Shkodėr in Albanian, Scutari in Italian and Скадар/Skadar in Serbian). The origin of the name comes from the Greek "Skoutari".
Its surface, 6 m (20 ft) above sea level, can vary between 370 km² (142.9 sq mi) and 530 km² (204.6 sq mi), of which 2/3 is in Montenegro. The lake is a cryptodepression, filled by the Morača River and drained into the Adriatic by the 41 km (25 mi)-long Bojana River, which forms the international border on the lower half of its length.
The Montenegrin part of the lake and its surrounding area were declared a national park in 1983. Area 400 km² (154.4 sq mi) (40.000 ha)
It is one of the largest bird reserves in Europe, having 270 bird species, among which are some of the last pelicans in Europe, and thus popular with birders. The lake also contains habitats of seagulls and herons and is abundant in fish, especially in carp, bleak and eel.
Average depth is 5-9 meters but there are holes called "eyes" that are even 60-90m deep.

And here another example, different light, different place, different colour Green Skadar Lake

Thanks
Mark


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Hi Mark,

Technically I suppose one could divide this image at the water line and then it would be at the half way point. I think because of the dark foreground the mountains relate more to the foreground than they do to the sky. That puts the dividing line hight which is probably why the composition seems to work. I suppose you could still crop a bit off the plain upper part of the sky. I love the luminance of the water. It is lovely.

TFS
Evelynn : )

Hello Mark
I read and olso i received some critics about this 1/2 composition.But in fact depends on taste.I like the calm effect of the lake.
TFS, Oana

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