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Kotor's Flashback

Kotor's Flashback
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Copyright: Grzegorz Wieczorek (red45) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09
Categories: Sky
Camera: Canon Powershot S2-IS
Exposure: f/8, 15 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-01-03 12:58
Viewed: 6272
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 40
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Four months ago we were in Kotor on our holidays, but I feel like it was ages ago! Last months were full of hard work for both for us - me and Joanna. So I think it is very good time to remind best thunderstorm I've ever seen in my life and... to think about our next holidays :-) One thing is sure - this year we go west [like old, but gold Pet Shop Boys sings] :-)

Picture taken from hotel balcony in Gulf of Kotor.

The gulf is composed of several smaller broad gulfs, united by narrower channels, forming one of the finest natural harbours in Europe. The gulf inlet was formally a river system. Very intensive tectonics and karstification processes led to the disintegration of this river. After heavy rain the famous waterfall of Sopot spring at Risan appears and Skurda, another well known spring runs through a canyon from Lovcen.

The outermost part of the gulf is the Bay of Tivat (Teodo) and a small naval port. On the seaward side, there is the Bay of Herceg Novi (Castelnuovo), which guards the main entrance to the Gulf of Kotor. The inner gulfs are the Bay of Risan to the northwest and the Bay of Kotor to the southeast.

On the landward side, the long walls running from the fortified old town of Kotor to the castle of Saint John, far above, formed a striking feature in the landscape; and the heights of the Krivošije (Krivoscie), a group of barren plateaus in Mount Orjen, were crowned by small forts.

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Wonderful. it's simple perfect.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-01-03 13:06]

Hi Grzegorz,
Wonderful capture. Simply breathtaking. Impeccable sharpness and perfectly timed and composed. everything about this shot is so much soothing..........

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2007-01-03 13:24]

Hi Greg,

Excellent timing, well captured and beautiful view.


magnifique couleur et netteté,bravo Grzegorz

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2007-01-03 14:07]

Crash! Bang! Sounds like our neighbours at New Year with their fireworks!
You timed your shot well here Greg. And what a view to remember too. TFS

Fantastic one Greg!!!
I wish it´s mine my friend. This is an excellent night shot. Billiant exposure, excellent sharpness and details. Excellent POV and very nice colours too. This is an excellent composition. Thank you for posting.

I have enjoyed going back into your gallery and comparing the several shots posted of this wonderful storm you captured in an expert way. Congratulations again.
Indeed this is an spectacular capture, but from my POV the first one posted is the best. Why? well it is difficult to say, maybe the multiple lighting, the shape of the clouds, or the impression when I saw it for the first time.
Anyway I would love to see more and more of what I consider the best storm in TN. Regards, Felipe.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-01-03 15:50]

whoa that is impressive and scary. Amazing capture



Hello Grzegorz.

Excellent picture, nice composition.

Jose Luis.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-01-03 16:17]

Hello Greg,
I love your series of thunderstorms in Kotor. This one is also very beautiful. TFS

Superb! I want to visit Kotor this instance:)!

Hello Greg,

Talking about timeing with a camera, excllent use of light and electricty, nicly composed and capture work

TFs Kyle

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2007-01-03 20:54]

Kotor zawsze piekny :-) Niesamowicie wygladaja te burzowe zdjecia!!!
Fajnie udało Ci sie uchwycic zarowno swiatla miasta jak i blask pioruna...

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2007-01-03 23:05]

Grzegorz, this is a masterpiece. Congratulations.

Excellent sharpness, contrast, saturation and composition.

A very fine, a great mixture of nature and civilization.

Another winner.

Great image. I didn't realise the S2 could do 15 secs, so I just had a look and discovered the setting that allows that. Wish I'd known on new years eve.
Anyway, thanks for an interesting shot and story.

Hi Greg,
I remember your other post on this scene from a while back. I loved it! Lightning photos are really interesting. I really like the overall composition. A very dramatic shot with the lightning coming out of the clouds and lighting up the sky. Awesome!

Hola Grzegorz,
Oportuna y bella toma de gran composición, preciosa la luz y nitidez. Un cordial saludo

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-01-05 9:27]

Hi Grzegorz.
Fantastic in its beauty night view. Great captured moment and amazing colour palette. Your blur tones are tremendous at high range. City lights, reflections in the water and whole scenery are simply perfect. Great art work. Bravo and best wishes.

Hi Greg,
Very similar to your pic post before. My little daughter loves the lightning scene and I´ve used as wallpaper. Superb colours, landscape and oportune moment captured.
Great job

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2007-08-21 6:25]

very great pic !!! fantastic shot ;-)

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