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On the way to Turbacz (1310m)

On the way to Turbacz (1310m)
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Copyright: Maciej Gaweski (maaciejka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 82 N: 4427] (27117)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-11-14
Categories: Mountain
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-02-11 8:27
Viewed: 2502
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This photo was taken during our trek to Turbacz peak (1310m) from Koninki through Tobolczyk (966m), Obidowiec (1106m), Rozdziele (1188m) and back through Czolo Turbacza (1259m), Suchy Gron (963m). In the background you can see the highest peak of Beskid Zywiecki - Babia Gora summit (1725m).

Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
Gorce National Park (Polish: Gorczański Park Narodowy) is a national park in Lesser Poland Voivodeship, southern Poland. It covers central and northeastern parts of the Gorce mountains, which are part of the Western Beskids (at the western end of the Carpathian range).
The first steps to protect this land go back to 1927, when a forest reserve was set up on land owned by Count Ludwik Wodzicki of Poręba Wielka. The National Park was created in 1981, then covering 23.9 square kilometres. Today, the area of the park has grown to 70.3 km2 (27.1 sq mi), of which 65.91 km˛ is forested. The area of the protective zone around the park is 166.47 km˛. The park lies within Limanowa County and Nowy Targ County, and has its headquarters in Poręba Wielka.
The Gorce range is dominated by arched peaks and river valleys which cut into the range. There are a few small caves and obviously - several peaks such as Turbacz (the highest - 1310 meters above sea level), Jaworzyna Kamienicka, Kiczora, Kudłoń, Czoło Turbacza and Gorc Kamienicki. Waters cover only 0.18 km˛ of park’s area - there are no lakes or big rivers, only streams.
In the whole Gorce range there are hundreds of species of plants, including Alpine and Subalpine plants, which grow on openings. Forests cover about 95% of park’s area and most common species are spruce, beech and fir. There are some openings which are mostly the result of human activity. First settlers appeared in the Gorce area in the 14th century but Gorce’s forests suffered most in the 19th century. Back then, trees were cut down on a large scale, especially in easily accessible areas.
Animal life is abundant and it includes several species of birds and mammals, including lynx, wolf and bear. Also there are frogs, snakes and salamanders (the latter are regarded as the symbol of the park).
Gorce area contains several examples of folk architecture. The most important building is a unique chapel located on the Jaworzyna Kamienicka opening, which was built in 1904 by Tomasz Chlipała, aka Bulanda. Chlipała was a famous Gorce’s folk wizard and there are a great many legends associated with him.
The park's landscape is of a natural character which means that traces of human activities are rare. Number of tourists visiting it is not high and the park as such is a haven for nature lovers. Location of Gorce peaks make it possible for one to check out surrounding areas, including the Tatra and Pieniny mountains.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-02-11 8:34]

Another beautiful view from an high point of view to have the perfect sensation that come from these nice mountans,excellent idea the tree to create a nice composition.Thanks for share,have a nice weekend,Luciano

hello maciek,

you live in an very nice area.
Good pov and sharpness with fine natural colors.


Ciao Maciej
Ottima composizione con questa idea l'albero in prino piano,stupendo il paesaggio,ottimi i colori grande nitidezza complimenti.
Ciao Marco.

The central positioning of this dead pine tree can be seen as a controversial issue by some. The respected rule of third is here to be broken! Good clarity, good depth of field and colors Maciej! Have a wonderful weekend My friend!
George Veltchev

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-02-11 9:52]

Hello Maciek,
A fine capture of a lonely dead spruce taken in a nice composition that features the BG mountains in great lighting with the distant mist and the clear sky.
Thanks and have a good weekend,

Ciao Maciek, wonderful landscape with fantastic tall tree, beautiful natural colors and splendid light, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

hello Maciej
this is a picture who i like
great compo with good details
beautiful colours and good sharpness
greeting lou

Hallo Maciej,
another very beautiful view, i like very much the composition well balanced, splendid natural colours.
Have a good weekend and trek
Ciao Maurizio

Hi Maciej
Beautiful landscape with excellent composition and nice colours.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-02-11 11:39]

Hello Maciek,
For me the dead tree in the FG is bit obstructive. I want to look behind it. I would have avoid it, but that's personal. Landscape, colours, composition and DOF are very beautiful.
Have a good weekend,

hello Maciek

this one it is one of your most beautiful
landscape photos, once again you choose a
very fine POV with a tree in the foreground,
great focus sharpness and details of all
your photo, excellent contrast, TFS


Witaj Macku,
Niezly POV eksponujacy to drzewo z cudnym krajobrazowym tlem. dech zapiera. Ale byla ekstra pogoda.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-02-12 1:28]

Hello Maciej,
very lively leafless tree seen among the forest view. The blue sky and its super clarity make it attractive.
Nice graphic composition.


Hello Maciek,

Now that is an interesting pattern of growth, i wonder what the cause may be...!
This point of view gives a good impression of the landscape, the composition works well with a great sense of depth...

Pablo -

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-02-12 9:04]

Hallo Maciej,
kolejny doskonaly widok w nienagannej kolorystyce.Bardzo dobry kadr,ostrosc i kontrast.Pozdrawiam Siggi

Hi Maciej,
I really like this landscape. Very nice compositon. The big tree is kind of breaking up the view but it gives the image some nice depth. A wonderful view for sure. I like the notes as well, its nice to have these special places.
Have a great weekend.

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