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The perfect place to be

The perfect place to be
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Copyright: myold profile (gondox) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 356 W: 65 N: 342] (1585)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-03-05
Categories: Trees, Seascape, Sky
Camera: Nikon D40 DSLR, Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5~5.6G ED, Digital RAW 800, Soligor Blueline UV 52mm
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/640 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): My own landscapes, My shots as favorites [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-03-08 3:17
Viewed: 5216
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 52
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The perfect place to be

This is Lake Balaton, the biggest lake in Hungary.
Balatonberény is one of the last peaceful villages around the lake.
This shore, where I spent all my summers in my childhood, is the most abandoned by tourists even in Balatonberény.
And the weather - though photowise it's poor - seems wonderful...
for windsurfing!
Ok, the temperature could be higher but the wind seems perfect. This what we are awaiting with my brother all the time we spend there :)

We spent only one day here this time, as our weekend house is under renovation - this was the main reason we were there, no windsurfing (we would have forze to death anyway :) and time only for a few shots.

I took some frames to be able to choose the one with the best wave activity. Switched to ISO800 to be able to keep the shutter fast for the waves. Tried to hold the cam steady in a maybe more than 100kmph wind to keep the composition. Tried to make a nice shot in this bad weather. Tried to get the most out of level adjustments.

Still I don't think it looks good for someone not dedicated to this place. Of course, for me it's the best place to be.

Please tell me, do you think it's worth a post?

Best regards,

goldyrs, ClaraS, Royaldevon, kjpweb, Luis52, Jamesp, ellis49, Heaven, ocskaymarci, jusninasirun, pierrefonds, Hormon_Manyer has marked this note useful
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I feel like reaching out and feeling the spray of the water!this is so real!Compliments of the highest order, my friend!This is the best shot I've seen of late!
Thank you!

Hola Andor! Thanks for comment on my sky :-) Im glad u like it.
Also your shot looks perfect. I like composition and those waves
are so dynamic. Good sharpness and details. I enjoy it,
Clara S

Hello Andor,

This really gives the impression of sea rather than lake!
I like your composition very much, using a diagonal for the f/g and the very much off-centre trees for f/g interest.
The colours are superbly wintery and the surf just adds that dynamic movement!

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

Beautiful landscape - idyllic despite the strong winds.
Well done! Cheers, Klaus

Hello Andor,
You photographed these waves very well. Very powerful wind.
It's worth a post!:-) and my smiley;-)

Hello Andor,
Very nice landscape, excellent composition and color.

Been in the area in 2002, very nice lake and very nice people.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-03-08 10:21]

Hi Andor,
Outstanding shot of this beautiful place and the lake waters look rough and energised. Very sharp image with nice details and lovely colours. A fascinating and charming place to be in and you have done a commendable job of portraying its beauty to perfection. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-03-08 10:26]

Hi Andor.
Great image You have here My friend. Very sharp and excellent rich colors. I would ńile to be there too.
Ps. It is a great honor for me to see My photo in Your Favorites.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-03-08 16:32]

Hi Andor

Lovely composition - very good exposure and colour saturation on a dull day.


Great shot Andor,
Makes you wanna be there. The green and the yellow grass make a great combination.

Done a workshop on this one. Please see if it's useful.

hi Andor.

Good composition, alone the tree is above cut off and a little purple fringe,

Beautiful natual colours, the weather was not as good for the photo, blue sky is better.
Nice place to be.

Regards Gert

Hi Andor,
this is a very nice picture showing that there is no bad
weather for photo.
Lovely colours, nice colours and with a fine deep.
It is well composed with trees in the FG placed out of the middle.
And I prefer your original picture, the WS is way to pale.
Well done.

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2008-03-09 13:01]

Hi Andor!

This si a very beautiful place to visit and to stay. It's wild, lonely and seems to be untouched. Just as we like it!

The composition of your picture is perfect, it's well balanced and I especially like the wonderful color tones!

Kind regards


Intéressant paysage trčs bucolique et bien cadré.
Bonne journée.

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-03-10 4:20]

Hi Andor, It's always worth posting, no matter what it is! Here you caught the wild weather very well have framed it well too, i really like the diagonal of grass along the foreground. Nice job,

Szia Andor!
Szerintem mindenképpen érdemes volt feltöltened!
Remekül megkomponáltad a képet, épp eleget mutatsz a Balatonból is és a partból is. A nádas és a fák bizonyítják a békét és érintetlenséget.
A borús időben egész jó színeket sikerült összehoznod és tetszik a keret is!

Hello Andor. Very well composed landscape putting the leafless trees as the anchor. The coastline create good perspective and the yellow tall grass contrasting well with the rest of the image. Regards. Jusni

Ciao Andor, lovely and peaceful sea view with beautiful trees, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Andor,
This is a very fine and beautiful image of Lake Balaton!
you had a good fg perfective with a good pov!
the clarity, warm colouration and details is very pleasing in this composition
very well done
my compliment!

Hi Andor,

A good capture of the wave coming to shore. The point of view leads our eyes towards the horizon. The trees are a natural frame of the subject. The light is bringing out the colors. have a nice day.


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  • lizzie Gold Star Critiquer [C: 207 W: 0 N: 605] (2855)
  • [2008-03-20 14:05]

Hi Andor,

Very nice composition!
I really like the big splash from the wave, it gives a lot of strength to your image.
Well done!


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  • Peppe Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 13 W: 4 N: 45] (188)
  • [2008-03-22 14:45]
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Hi Andor!

The more I study this photo the more I find it intresting, even though the actual place doesn't really appeal to me (looks a bit cold... and windy, duh... haha).

Anyway first of all I like the factors that displays rough weather in this photo:
The wavy sea and the wind-bent yellow reed and also the top branches of the nearby tree. Another small detail is the small puddle of water in the downleft corner which shows that even though you can't see it at this instant, the waves can reach pretty far up on land.
The distant shoreline also adds a far-off feeling giving justice to the actual size of the lake.

Excellent POV!

Thanks for sharing!


nice shot! very good sharpness and contrast! nice colors and theme too.

best regards, Liviu.U

p.s.: Yes, my name means hungarian

Hello Andor,
Pretty setting with the crashing waves. It could have a bit of a blue hue but still a very well composed photo. TFS

Hello Andor,
I can feel the strong wind in my face!
A beautiful composition with inclusion of the naked trees, a well balanced view with a fine feeling of depth...
The colour of the dry grass adds nicely to the impact of the image!
Pablo -

Szia Andor!
Abszolút megérte a feltöltést! Nekem kifejezetten tetszik, jól adja vissza a szeles, kissé zord időjárás hangulatát. Jó a kompozíció, a színek pedig a fényviszonyokat figyelembe véve pazarok. Legalábbis sokkal jobbak, mint a WS-en, ahol túl lettek telítve, az égbolt pedig beleégetve.
Jó kompó, érdekes kép. Grat és üdv Laci

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