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ToddGrivettiPhotography PRO+
 
Another great Shot! Beautifully captured scenery.
snowdon PRO
 
snowdon September 25, 2014
Superb photograph, congratulations on your feature
matej007
 
matej007 September 25, 2014
Lepa slikca Bleda
readysetgo
 
readysetgo September 25, 2014
Stunning shot!
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta September 25, 2014
Wonderful shot. Congratulations on being Featured.
robjac85 PRO+
 
robjac85 September 25, 2014
Absolutely stunning
bethansawo
 
bethansawo September 25, 2014
Beautiful....well captured..
marnadeckerbenion
 
marnadeckerbenion September 25, 2014
Breathtaking
iceman2
 
iceman2 September 25, 2014
Beautiful shot.Congrats!
GBloniarz PRO+
 
GBloniarz September 25, 2014
Love your chosen lens! Congrats on an impressive one!
gondmagdi Premium
 
gondmagdi September 25, 2014
wonderful shot !
WeeZie PRO+
 
WeeZie September 25, 2014
Absolutely beautiful, congrats on the feature!!
Bruz PRO+
 
Bruz September 25, 2014
Beautiful and serene. Congrats on the feature.
sweetpea72
 
sweetpea72 September 25, 2014
absolutely gorgeous... Congrats! ")
Bonnie_D PRO
 
Bonnie_D September 25, 2014
Beautiful
chrissy2rn
 
chrissy2rn September 25, 2014
This is gorgeous.... I just love it.
jayemjay50
 
jayemjay50 September 25, 2014
beautiful
akhtarkhan
 
akhtarkhan September 25, 2014
Stunning landscape view, brilliant colours, tranquil and nice composition. Congrats on the feature.
davidsloan
 
davidsloan September 25, 2014
Absolutely exquisite.
Hector PRO+
 
Hector September 25, 2014
Unreal...Wow!
BrightStar2
 
BrightStar2 September 25, 2014
absolutely stunning.....
thuber
 
thuber September 25, 2014
The details of this photograph are fantastic. Makes it not only beautiful, but also very interesting.
lisagallant
 
lisagallant September 25, 2014
Real pretty!
MaryAnne306 PRO+
 
MaryAnne306 September 25, 2014
Gorgeous shot! Congratulations on being featured!
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fotogalmexican September 25, 2014
lovely
jrhalphen
 
jrhalphen September 25, 2014
Amazing shot--love the compossition!
jrhalphen
 
jrhalphen September 25, 2014
Amazing shot--love the compossition!
jrhalphen
 
jrhalphen September 25, 2014
Amazing shot--love the composition
jrhalphen
 
jrhalphen September 25, 2014
Amazing shot--love the composition
jrhalphen
 
jrhalphen September 25, 2014
Amazing shot--love the composition
jrhalphen
 
jrhalphen September 25, 2014
Amazing shot--love the composition
jrhalphen
 
jrhalphen September 25, 2014
Amazing shot--love the composition
lovelife
 
lovelife September 25, 2014
Wow!!!!!
vojce PRO+
 
vojce September 26, 2014
excellent
rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 September 26, 2014
Fantastic shot - just gorgeous! Congrats on being featured!
nellycarr
 
nellycarr September 28, 2014
Stunning!
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pmkane September 29, 2014
WOW!!
KarensPix
 
KarensPix September 30, 2014
Wonderful
redwriter PRO
 
redwriter October 01, 2014
Beautiful work. Congrats. - Jake
aditiaggarwal
 
aditiaggarwal October 05, 2014
Absolutely Brilliant. One of my favorites!
JoseV
 
JoseV October 11, 2014
Superb composition.
JenesesImagez
 
JenesesImagez October 23, 2014
Great Shot
JenesesImagez
 
JenesesImagez October 24, 2014
Voted Nice Shot :) Vote4Vote
sebastianmuglia PRO
 
sebastianmuglia October 28, 2014
Stunning, excellent, beautiful, and ....!
amuschik
 
amuschik October 29, 2014
Beautiful!
barbarabrock PRO+
 
barbarabrock October 30, 2014
What a gorgeous scene......wonderful shot!
mmmontgomery777
 
mmmontgomery777 November 23, 2014
..beautiful. You have many beautiful shots. Love your photography!!
valeriemurchie-stolpe
 
valeriemurchie-stolpe December 02, 2014
Gorgeous
Alami
 
Alami December 24, 2014
awesome!!
LaurieS PRO+
 
LaurieS December 27, 2014
Absolutely breath taking, love it.
joejoplin
 
joejoplin January 09, 2015
Colors are great
cathycounselmankelly PRO+
 
cathycounselmankelly February 12, 2015
Water surface is lovely, and swan makes the photo even better. Framing nice too.
BillTsoiPhotography
 
BillTsoiPhotography February 25, 2015
Absolutely stunning!
julianmakaa
 
julianmakaa March 05, 2015
Fantastic shot!
julianmakaa
 
julianmakaa March 05, 2015
Fantastic shot!
julianmakaa
 
julianmakaa March 05, 2015
Fantastic shot!
pamelainob
 
pamelainob March 07, 2015
Wow! Beautifully captured!
morriskleyman
 
morriskleyman March 31, 2015
Outstanding ,great shot!!!
jootorresneves
 
jootorresneves May 11, 2015
Very good! nice landscaping!
rogercampeau PRO
 
rogercampeau May 16, 2015
Awesome capture !! :)
AliAlzuhair
 
AliAlzuhair May 17, 2015
Lovely and amazing!
nina050 PRO+
 
nina050 July 06, 2015
Beautiful!! Congrats!
meganleephotography
 
meganleephotography July 24, 2015
Stunning photo
Prijaznica PRO+
 
Prijaznica February 23, 2016
Bled je res fotogeni?en:))
RuwanFonseka PRO
 
RuwanFonseka April 01, 2016
Congratulations.
rushewallace PRO+
 
rushewallace January 20, 2017
Excellent shot !!!
countrygirl54435 PRO
 
countrygirl54435 June 09, 2017
Beautifully shot!
klaudiawolanski
 
klaudiawolanski September 09, 2018
Just amazing! what a lens you utilise ??

Behind The Lens

Location
This shot was taken at lake Bled in Slovenia.
Time
I think it was early afternoon. Actually, I visited lake with my family with no special photo intentions. Since I'm from Slovenia, I'm pretty much familiar with the lake and was not really on a photo trip. But because I always carry camera with me, this day was no exeption. Most photographers take pictures of the lake from other sides, where they can get closer look on small island with the church. There are many examples also on ViewBug. On my photo this main attraction is hardly visible in the far centre of the picture. I was not interested in that part of the view. What inspired me most was the sudden change in the weather, from sunny to dark cloudy with the promise of strong storm approaching. And the swan crossing the lake. I waited for the swan to come to the right position in my composition.
Lighting
The light changed fast from bright sunny day to hard storm clouds. So, there were still some traces of the sun, like on the castle hill on the right, but most of the sky was already crowded with dark clouds. That's probably my favorite situation in landscape photography.
Equipment
At that time I used Nikon D5100 and Sigma 10-20mm. The exif says: Aperture: f/10.0, ISO: 100, Shutter Speed: 1/320 at 10mm. I used the lens with the wideset possible angle I owned. To exeggarate this view and make apearance of the water even closer to spactator, I went very low with the camera. This also contribute to dramatic "flow" of the clouds to the center of the picture.
Inspiration
The point of view where I stood is very common. For every visitor of the lake this will be the first stop. So, the question for me was, can I make something extraordinary from this most commonly visited place? Wheather, low perspective and 10mm lens made this view so much different from obvious.
Editing
I didn't do any changes to composition. But I did some common postprocessing in Camera Raw like: increasing contrast, tonal adjustment, vibrance and sharpness. I probably did use also some advanced filters in early version of ON1 Perfect photo programme.
In my camera bag
Now I have Nikon D7100 which is a step ahead of previous D5100. I have Nikon 35mm f1.8 prime lens attached and that I use the most. Than it depend on the mission. For landscape I still like to use Sigma wide angle 10- 20mm. If I think there will be a need for macro I take Tamron 90mm f2.8 prime lens which is also very suitable for portrait pictures. I also own Nikon 55-200mm (cheapy plastic but surprisingly good lens) which I use on travels where I want my bag to be as light as posible. If it's just a day trip from home I usually take Tamron 70-200mm f2.8 lens instead and for special occasions (photographing birds, wild animals etc.) sometimes even heavy Sigma 150-500mm lens fill my bag. For trips in town or in nature I take light but sturdy tripod with me - you never know when there will be a nice oportunity for long exposure shots :-)
Feedback
Of course light is essential for photography. Golden hours are precious, but I also like the situations before or after storms when there is very special light - sometimes you get well lit objects in front and dark, stormy background. In many occasions, especially when you travel around, you just don't have luck with weather, the sky is dull and sunset is not as glorious as it should be, and than you have to deal with what you get. And for many things - like street photography or architecture, dull weather is just perfect! So, for me composition is essential. Not only rule of thirds or golden ratio, but even more, use of planes and leading lines, harmony of colours and shapes etc. Post production for me is also important part of photography. I always shoot in raw, what gives me a lot of space for corrections, improvements or just playing with photography. But, then again, I don't like over processed (over satuarated, grainy HDR ...) pictures. So, for my taste, this picture of lake Bled reached the edge of postprocessing that I'm willing to do.

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