Kruje is situated 30 km north of Tirana against a steep mountainrange, On top of the town is the citadel.
If you look to the west you can see for miles and miles. If you look to the east you can see the outsirts of the town and the small valley that leads into the mountains.
The town is tied to the national identity of teh country because it held for a long time against the Ottoman troups under the national Hero Skanderbeg.
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daddo (25839) 2009-02-12 22:02
Hi Gerrit. Great shot from the land of the Sons of the Eagle.And you must have been like an eagle yourself from this vantage point.A minaret would have been nice.excellent details and colour. Regards. Klaudio.
danyy (0) 2009-02-12 23:46
Des contrastes très forts dans les lumières et l'intensité de même que la diversité des teintes. Un paysage un peu aux allures de Suisse, dans un pays que l'on ne montre pas souvent sur TE.
Kielia (24073) 2009-02-12 23:55
excellent POV! The view on this fascinating valley is very nice. The colors are also wonderful. A very pleasant impression. TFS!
Budapestman (82620) 2009-02-13 0:58
Splendid photo from this romantic country, the optic angle is superb. The shining lights inundating the valley are very beautiful, the distant mountains are wrapped up in mystic light and haze. Not easy photo because of the lights arriving from eye, but you solved it splendidly.
Have a nice day!
bracasha75 (24585) 2009-02-13 2:07
The vew on this valley is fantastic
Eagle perspective and what is on the right side???
It,s look like some ruin!!!!!
phwall (6785) 2009-02-13 2:12
A fine capture, I like the blue haze covering the mountains that stretch off into the far horizon.
Looks like a wonderful place to visit.
Nicou (130181) 2009-02-13 2:27
mangigique vue, un bien beau voillage blotti dans la végétation luxiriante, avec ce merveilleux ciel, superbe ensemble, magnigique.
bravo et amitié
John_F_Kennedy (43445) 2009-02-13 3:02
Nice composition and details, with good colours. I like the downward look to ther valley and all the green here. Well done.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2009-02-13 3:24
Very beautiful landscape of a country which I little saw on TE. Many of depth, and good natural colors. A good work.
Have a nice day
ChrisJ (104347) 2009-02-13 3:25
A fantastic high pov, overlooking the green valley, from this rocky crag. Superb sharpness & colour saturation. Tfs!
Photo65Net (43120) 2009-02-13 3:26
Nice depth in this image.
The landscape is impressive, nice catch,
Have a nice day,
patdeph (35748) 2009-02-13 3:51
I like this high POV to show this beautiful and mountainy country!The colours are superb,and I like the village emerging from the vegetation!It seems to be a very nice country!
snunney (90030) 2009-02-13 4:11
An image with great depth; I like also the framing from the old stone wall on the right, which helps direct the eyes towards the background mountains. Very good natural looking tones with excellent sharpness throughout.
siamesa (27763) 2009-02-13 5:04
Very nice these houses in the middle of the mountains. A perfect point of view.A marvelous landscape. congratulations.
fulvio52 (8314) 2009-02-13 5:16
Tering wat een view, he! Normaal gesproken je denkt niet veel soeps van Albania (ook omdat we weten over het algemeen heel weinig daarover), maar in de praktijk het tegenovergestelde is waar. Als je hier de bebouwde kom daaruit haalt heb je iets die heel veel op Zion Canyon, Utah lijkt. Schitterend! Ik wens je nog een fijne weekend, tot gauw.
Cricri (111461) 2009-02-13 6:22
De beaux contraste dans ce paysage montagneux, sauvage et trés verdoyant, belle vue sur la vallée
Good day for you
feather (51130) 2009-02-13 6:55
Excellent shot. This one worked out really well from your high POV. The light and contrasts are very good, and the composition is excellent. The town looks beautiful nestled at the bottom of the mountains amidst all the greenery. The wall on the right plays an important role in the composition as it seems to 'hold in' the whole scene as well as pointing into it. You were also lucky with the sky as it tops off a great shot.
dta (71461) 2009-02-13 9:16
Hello gerrit ,
What a excellent POV for this idyllic valley . Great colors and superb sharpness . This country seems to be so interesting to discover .
lucasgalodoido (21378) 2009-02-13 10:33
very nice view of this mountain city, the details of houses and mountains are perfect! I´d like of the colors too. Great job, my friend.
danos (90395) 2009-02-13 10:47
nice panoramic view from Albania an almost unknown country.I like the view of this vantage point of the village that is surrounded from a lot of trees and bushes.Well done.
Have a nice weekend,Danos
jemaflor (89405) 2009-02-13 10:56
Good pov on this valley, good sharpness and colours with this light, interesting result to show us this country.
leo61 (0) 2009-02-13 11:18
I like that there is so much space between these houses,filled with rich vegetation.Great POV and amazing depth.I like the composition with the view down at the village and the old wall at the right side.
parbo (11092) 2009-02-13 11:31
The mountain villages are very interesting with their layout on sharp ridges or valleys many times. Here the green texture is amazing while the houses are not disturbing the nature. The silhouette of mountains in different tones are wonderful too. Congratulations. Have a nice weekend.
Fis2 (90089) 2009-02-13 12:19
Good frame and colors.
I like the composition.
Vasa (16816) 2009-02-13 13:50
Hi Gerrit, friend,
each picture and kind information from Albania is welcome. Your contributions is great. Many thanks, friend.
gilou530 (34) 2009-02-13 13:50
un paysage verdoyant avec un POV en plongée qui donne beaucoup d'angle a la vision des couleurs superbes
gunbud (34066) 2009-02-13 18:02
Love how this narrow valley is chocked with lush green trees and how the orange rooftops are seen above the sea of green.
The layering effect of the mountain range and lovely sky complete this fine image.
rodgerg (55767) 2009-02-14 2:58
Zeer mooie met een goed POV and een groot diepte. Een photo rijk in details goed opgevangen. Mooi en goed photowerk.
Goed WE, vriendschappen.
belido (19934) 2009-02-14 4:35
fantastic scenery! You found the perfect angle for shooting. I see a nice integration human/nature. I like to see the rocky mountain protecting the village. Well done!
jaywalker (16101) 2009-02-15 4:15
Hi Gerrit, A great view across this valley, the light is very good & draws out it's natural beauty, the houses give some nice scale & the mountains are well angled through the shot, good sharp detail & TFS, kind regards Wilson.
aadilj (18102) 2009-02-15 21:09
Hi gerrit, i like the wide shot and the hues. the scene is well nuanced and superbly captured
riclopes (35577) 2009-02-15 23:51
Great view of the town spread along the valley, Gerrit. Amazing all the green that has a stronger presence than the houses and wonderful mountains seen into the distance. Beautiful layers at right BG.
gracious (20025) 2009-02-16 15:25
Beautiful view from a highground!
the focal point is excellent here with great sharpness, good natural colour and wonderful details to view and enjoy!
thanks for the notes
BelCan75 (2201) 2009-02-16 19:58
Prachtige fot van Albanie. Wat een mooie streek met zoveel groen en mooie bergen...iets waar ik wel van hou. Prachtig POV met knappe kleuren, mooie details en belichting. Knap werk!
Bluejeans (64249) 2009-02-18 5:14
Ola Gerrit ,
Beleza de lugar esta aldeia na encosta desta montanha , a natureza e linda , boa profundidade de foto , gostei muito do céu , boas cores, parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
s_lush (16134) 2009-02-19 10:31
Your Albanian pictures are very good. But this one is simply marvelous. I cannot hold from adding it in my favorites list. Thanks!
Longroute (19396) 2009-02-21 1:10
A good view on this cosy village in the mountains, even if the too strong light was not ideal. Fine composition where it's possible to see a small part of the citadel and the surrounding environment.
All the best,
pablominto (53746) 2009-03-11 1:47
Interesting view of the mountainous interior!
I can see this nice valley below, with the village in the midst of the green vegetation...
A fine balanced composition, and the image has a great feeling of depth!
- Copyright: Gerrit van der Linden (Gerrit) (50982)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-05-27
- Camera: canon powershot A610
- Exposure: f/4, 1/640 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Cycling Albania
- Theme(s): Stunners II [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2009-02-12 22:00
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