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Sleepy Wilow

Sleepy Wilow
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Copyright: David Lazic (Natasa-David) Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 9 W: 11 N: 15] (89)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-09-07
Categories: Trees
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-09-15 7:25
Viewed: 4243
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I made this beauty on Topcider, Belgrade...

The green and well kept Topčider Park lies in the valley of the Topčiderska reka river. For the nearly a century and a half, this park has been one of the favored picnic areas of the Belgraders. The name Topčider is a Turkish word, originating from Persian and meaning "valley of cannons". In fact, it was here that the Turks had makeshift foundries to cast cannons for the attack on Belgrade in 1521. In 1831 prince Miloš Obrenović gave instructions for the settlement of Topčider. He first had a manor and a church built, and these were followed by a kafana, army barracks and the park.

In the first decades of 19th century the entire zone was characterized by the vineyards and summerhouses of the wealthy. Then, on the swampy ground covered by cattail and cane, the first park in Belgrade was created. Between 1831 and 1833, plane trees have been planted around prince Miloš's manor, and they still stand. Not far from the manor is the Careva ćuprija racetrack, where horse races are held from March to October

The regulation of the Topčider river started after World War II, and in that way too, this natural complex has become the most visited excursion site of Belgrade citizens. In this beautiful, forest ambience, there are the building of the Milošev Konak, the Topčider Church, The Guard House, as well as several restaurants.

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To CLODO: ThanksNatasa-David 1 10-09 00:17
To jai_glenny: Thanks a lot!Natasa-David 1 10-09 00:15
To taba: THANKS SO MUCH!Natasa-David 1 10-05 08:09
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  • taba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 466 W: 124 N: 312] (1847)
  • [2008-10-05 5:14]
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Hi David
it's a very good green colored photo!
I can't understand sometimes why an image that has so many views can make any points!
well I really like it!
great atmosphere you got with the up light and colors, did you use some kind of filter?
i just found the image a bit out of the horizon line.. just a detail...



An awesome shot, reminds me somehow of a Tim Burton movie. The movement is a magical effect, how did you achieve it through shutter speed on a windy day or by some other magic ?

Top work and cheers for pointing me towards your stunning gallery.


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  • CLODO (7)
  • [2008-10-08 13:03]
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I take your advice to visit your work!
I prefer this picture due to the blured leaves, which is not common. I regret that the horizon is not horizontal, and also the statue on the right which is not pure "nature".

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