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The Valley of Five Polish Lakes

The Valley of Five Polish Lakes
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Copyright: Aga Viburno (saggitario) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 663 W: 93 N: 515] (3452)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10
Categories: Nature, Mood
Camera: Canon EOS350D Digital, Canon EF-S 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6 II USM, Matin CPL 58mm
Exposure: f/8, 1/100 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Mountains, TATRAS [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-10-17 18:07
Viewed: 4052
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 58
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
If you love mountains, you absolutely must come to Poland. The Carpathian and Sudetan Mountains gird the south of the country. There are ten national parks here. Ramblers' walks are perfectly laid out and you won't see any hamburger stands, asphalted roads or walled-off gardens. All you need is a backpack full of food, good boots, and a bit of daring.

The Tatras /more pictures here

The highest range in the Carpathians is the Tatras. To appreciate their beauty there's no need to scale the summits, a stroll along one of the valleys will suffice.

With a stroke of luck, you will see protected animals such as the alpine marmot and kozica (chamois) on any trail in the Tatras. In the mountains, people still continue the century-old custom of greeting passing travellers. On the way, you can take a break in peaceful spots amid the mountain pines or in grand mountain lodges.

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PP work in Photoshop
playing with Shadow/Highlight
resized for TL
add frames
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Shooting Date/Time
2006-10-13 14:17:51
Shooting Mode/Landscape
Tv( Shutter Speed ) 1/100
Av( Aperture Value ) 8.0
Metering Mode Evaluative Metering
Exposure Compensation 0
ISO Speed 100
Lens 18.0 - 55.0mm
Focal Length 35.0mm
Flash Off
White Balance Mode Auto
AF Mode One-Shot AF
Parameters Settings
Contrast Mid. High

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Amazing view..
Strange looking though,
very well photographed

Hi Aga, very nice shot, looks like a painting :) well composed and framed..


Its beautiful. When I first saw it I thought it was a jigsaw puzzle, so many puzzles have been made of scenery like ths (not this but like it)absolutely WOW.
Thank you so much

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  • mansua Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 613 W: 31 N: 23] (2117)
  • [2006-10-17 18:49]

Lindo paisaje, muy bien la nitidez de toda la imagen.
Felicitaciones Aga.

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  • Kiwis Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 189] (13118)
  • [2006-10-17 18:49]

Beautiful landscape picture. It's look like a postal card.

Hi Aga,
Wow, incredible deep of field. Almost intimidating nature, i think we could feel small there because it is so magnificient. You present your country very well !

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  • peetol Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 554 W: 51 N: 694] (5745)
  • [2006-10-17 19:49]

Very beautiful landscape photo! Well seen! I would love to come to this place. Thanks for sharing!



Excellent landscape Aga. The layers of land have created a very strong sense of depth to the image. I'm not sure I like the frame but the image is very well done.


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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2006-10-17 23:19]

Hi Aga,
What a beautiful vista. The colours are amazing. Are these the natural colours or did you saturate the colours? I would love to spend a holiday here.

I dodaj jeszcze jaki¶ aparat aby łapać takie widoki.

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  • Iwon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 162 W: 0 N: 99] (8183)
  • [2006-10-18 5:55]

Piękny górski krajobraz, bardzo dobrze zrobiony...Podoba mi się!

Witaj Agus! przepiekny krajobraz gorski!cudowne kolory i super ujecie! gratuluje!
pozdrawiam serdecznie Aga

Let say: surrealistic beauty nicely captured but make me fell strange like out of this world

Hi Aga,

WOW!!! Such a vivid photo!!! Fantaatic colours and sharpness that makes it look almost alive! :)
I also like the POV and lighting!
Well done and TFS :)


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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2006-10-20 4:51]

Wow Aga,
To jest krajobraz jak na pocztowkach,zawsze wybieramy sie w gory i nic z tego nie wychodzi chociaz mamy 100 km tylko zawsze cos wejdzie w droge.Ostatnio to bylem w Zakopanem ale to juz 20 lat minelo.
Przepiekny krajobraz i kolorystycznie supr dobrana kompozycja.BAUTIFUL.
Serdecznie pozdrawiam.

buzka jutro

wow Aga, simple, natural but so beautiful, foreground adds depth while the lone person just completes the scene altogether... as always well done Aga TFS.. have a great weekend...


Great scene, Aga. The rugged countryside is not disimilar to our own in Canada. I believe you also have bears in these areas, if memory serves me.

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2006-10-22 10:43]

Such a magnificient view and indeed a beautifully composed image. Elevation of the lake has been very well captured. Variation in hue of plantation looks marvellous. Well done Aga.

Though I love mountains and I love to travel, but Poland????? this is a question for me because my skin is dark and I hold a Pakistani passport..... rest you know all!

Many thanks for sharing this picture.

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  • denjoe Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 0 N: 144] (2443)
  • [2006-10-26 20:55]

Sublime landscape image!! I like the otherworldly look of this landscape. The colors are also very nice. Well done!!

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  • kfreud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 324 W: 22 N: 3] (2490)
  • [2006-10-28 11:20]

Hi Aga,
ist a beautiful picture picture.
By the way, how did you do this framing?

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  • ange Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 314 W: 4 N: 154] (1210)
  • [2006-11-01 10:17]

Hello Aga
Awesome landscape!!
The colours and lighting are really great.

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  • Emma Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1397 W: 6 N: 1920] (10153)
  • [2006-11-01 13:18]

Halo Aga,
nabieram ochoty na rajdy, zlota oznake mam, nie wiem czy bedzie jeszcze uznawana bo zrobilam ja przed "wiekami", ale Twoje zdjecie znowu mi te stare piekne czasy przypomina. Przepiekny widok, klase kolory, wspaniale zdjecie.

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  • Victor Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 360 W: 26 N: 232] (3388)
  • [2006-11-08 18:28]

Wow... great scene, amazing colours. Very well done Aga.

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  • hobo Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 59 W: 0 N: 28] (185)
  • [2006-11-10 7:54]

Hello Aga,
a very colorful view with all the patches of brownish colors between the forest and rocks; great sky!

przepiekny widok !!
wspaniale ujecie, cudowne kolory
przez Ciebie zateskniłam za górami, a dawno juz tam nie byłam :)
bardzo dobre zdjecie, TFS i goraco pozdrawiam

hello aga,
Wonderful piece of work!! Great composition, lovely colours. good shot...
You do a good job. Congratulations.
Ankara from greetings.

Wow, thank you... one thing I miss most here in Latvia is Mountains... this is So very beautiful, a lazy kind of majestic. :)

Had troubles coming into Poland once... but I guess seeing this I realy need to get over that... thanks

This is late afternoon sun right... very magically pulls me to that small lake held in the hand of the hill there... :)

Great shot.

Hello Aga.

Excellent picture, nice composition and colors.

Jose Luis.

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  • quang (237)
  • [2007-05-14 18:32]

Hi Aga!
Very nice shot! Indeed Poland has such a beautiful montains.
I guess I ain't the only one who loves nature ;)

Hi Aga, I agree with you absolutely! Unfortunately I haven´t got an opportunity to come to Poland Tatras (only to Slovak), but also this part is beautiful.
The compostiton of the shot is nice and it is full of colour!

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