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Krkonose National Park

Krkonose National Park
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Copyright: Milos Koudelka (mikou) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-03-27
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS, 58mm HAMA Circular Polariser
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-04-03 6:06
Viewed: 3727
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This picture I taken in a place of named "Čihadlo"(1217m above sea-level) not far from mountain cottage of named "Špindlerova bouda".
I am stand on Czech-Polish state border with look north on Polish part Krkonos.
Regards Milos.
Krkonoše (Czech) or Karkonosze (Polish; pronounced kár-ko-no-she) or is a mountain range in the Sudetes in Central Europe. The range is also sometimes known as the Giant Mountains (German: Riesengebirge). The name is fairly ancient, appearing in the name of a people listed in Ptolemy as the Corconti. It may be Pre-Indo-European. The meaning was preserved, appearing in mediaeval Latin as Gigantei montes. The mountain range was traditionally known as the Góry Olbrzymie in Polish prior to 1946.
The mountains stretch from north-west to south-east and form the border between Poland and the Czech Republic. At 1602 metres above sea level on the Czech-Polish border, the mountain Sněžka-Śnieżka is the highest peak in the Czech Republic. Large areas of the Krkonose Mountains are preserved as a national park by both countries. The mountains are famous for their skiing resorts and are growing in importance as a less expensive and, in some cases, nearer alternative to the Alps for tourism.

Krkonoše National Park.

Country - Czech Republic
Regions - Liberec, Hradec Králové
Area - 549.69 km˛ (212 mi˛)- protective zone 186.42 km˛ (72 mi˛)
Length - 35 km (22 mi), NW-SE
Width - 15 km (9 mi), NE-SW
Highest point - Sněžka 1,602 m (5,256 ft)
Founded - 1963-05-17

Krkonoše National Park (Czech: Krkonošský národní park, often abbreviated as KRNAP) is a national park in the Liberec and Hradec Králové regions of the Czech Republic. It lies in the Krkonoše Mountains which is the highest range of the country. The park has also been listed as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve site. It borders Karkonosze National Park in Poland.
(From Wikipedia)

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  • Great 
  • delic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 440 W: 6 N: 310] (898)
  • [2007-04-03 6:17]

Hello Milos,
A wonderful mountain scene. Reminds me of the Sierras. Polarized light gives good contrast. Excellent composition. Well done.
Best wishes,

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-04-03 6:45]

Hi Milos

Another wonderful photo from you showing this splendid mountains view!
The details and textures on the trees here are awesome and really stand out beautifully here.
The BG is also impeccable with that deep blue sky that contrast so well with everything else.
Charming colors and POV and a spot-on exposure.

Bravo and TFS

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  • Bufo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
  • [2007-04-03 7:26]
  • [+]

Hi Milos,
fantastic colours and great composition. wBut what do I see here? What happened to the trees. Old remnant of an avalanche?
Regards, Jacob

Hi friend,
Great place my friend!
Good colours, details, composition and perspective! Take care Ana:)

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-04-03 7:40]

Hello Milos,
a wonderful wintery ladscape. the colors are superp. Very nicely exposed the whites show a lot of detail and very nice texture.

Ahoj Milos. Aka pekna zimna fotka na jar. Tie stromy su znicene sirou z elektraren, ci vetrom? Dufam ze podobne budes fotit az v decembri, teraz uz len kvetinky a zelen. Pekny den. Stefan

Fantastic winter shot! Great landscape! Cold view! Well landscape composed and with good colours.
Best wishes

hi milos,
lovely shot, nice composition, great colours, very good point of view, exposure has been managed well,
tfs & regards

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2007-04-03 10:56]

Hello Milos,
So still the winter rules in Krkonose!
It's a magnificent but also quite sad image with all those dead trees poisoned once by acid rains...
Excellent exposition and colours.
Best greetings,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-04-03 11:33]

Hi Milos.
Exiting landscape and outstanding picture. Bravo, my friend. Irreproachable work. Fantastic in its unusualness and beautifulness view, terrific POV, clearness and richness of colours, transparence of the mountain air are tremendous. My congratulation. Next piece of art created by you.

Very strong image, Milos. Its intensity is further enhanced by the use of polarizer filter. Makes the dried up trees stand grimly against the deep blue sky. Could I presume that these trees were hit by lightening at some stage and dried up later? I have seen it happening in my part of the world in the mountains.
Between the white of the snow on the ground and the blue of the sky above, these trees stand testimony to the laws of nature.
Great image, indeed.

Looks as if a strong wind came barreling through this sparse forest. It's nice to see new young trees there too. Your exposure on the snow is perfect. Sharpness and depth of focus are great.

Evelynn : )

Czesc Milos!
What a beauty winter photo! With great POV and composition (these dead trees look fantascti with contrast to white snow and bleu sky).
Note is also very informative :)
Thanks for showing something from our region! ;>

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-04-04 2:59]

Hello Mikou,
I was wondering about the state of these trees. I have found the answer in Cedryk's comment. There is something fascinating in this picture. I think it is the contrast between the light of snow and sky and the desolated shape of the trees. Amazing shot.
Best regards

Hello Milos,
Very eye-catching colours, that sky is amazing!
The old dried out trees look like sculptures in the landscape...
A well composed image with excellent details!
Pablo -

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-04-04 3:27]

Me agrada esta vista,
eslos árboles viejos,
y la nieve, un complemento ideal,
una bella foto amigo,
saludos Milos.

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  • honza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
  • [2007-04-04 16:06]
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Pěkně Ti to fotí, polarizák je znát. Budu to taky muset vyzkoušet. Ani jsem si nevšiml, že fotíš taky stejným foťákem. Tvoje krajinky jsou ale mnohem čistší - buď to neumím nebo mám blbej foťák. Ale spíš to první :-)

Hi Milos, wonderful winter view with splendid dead trees, amazing colors, beautiful sky, excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hi dear Milos ,
very nice landscape with great composition.
light and sharpness are excellent.
great work.
thanks for sharing

Hello Milos,
What a beautiful landscape! As usual, exposure is perfect and so is DOF and composition. This is a little peculiar with those dead trees and it reminds me of some places in Mont-Tremblant National Park in Quebec. The snow looks great and this sky is amazing (even id it is a little noisy ;) This looks like a great place! TFS,

Olá Milos,

Parabéns pela força desta imagem! Excelente!!
Ao mesmo tempo que seduz, assusta.
Obrigada por compartilhares conosco tua foto!

Hello Milos,
A marvelous frozen and desolate landscape. I like exposure, specially in whites and the dead-like trees. The perspective is superb. 10 points!

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