A common view of Hallstatt, one of Austria's most touristy villages, taken from the main parking lot above the village, with 11mm. focal length around noon. In late October the sun shines for only a few hours on the village because of the steep tall mountains to the west and south. From wikipedia:
Hallstatt (47°34′N 13°39′E), Upper Austria is a village in the Salzkammergut, a region in Austria. It is located near the Hallstättersee (a lake). At the 2001 census it had 946 inhabitants.
Contrary to popular belief, Hall is most likely not the old Celtic name for salt (which was *saleinom, the h-anlaut from historical s- being a characteristic of the Brythonic languages but not Continental Celtic). Rather, the name is derived from Old High German, and whatever its origin, the saltmines near the village were an important factor. Salt was a valuable resource so the region was historically very wealthy.
The village also gave its name to the early Iron Age Hallstatt culture and is part of the World Heritage Site for Cultural Heritage.
Until the late 19th century, it was only possible to reach Hallstatt by boat or via narrow trails. The land between the lake and mountains was sparse, and the town itself exhausted every free patch of it. Access between houses on the river bank was by boat or over the upper path, a small corridor passing through attics. The first road to Hallstatt was only built in 1890, along the west shore, partially by detonating rock.
Critiques | Translate
asajernigan (20011) 2006-11-13 19:46
Great photo! Your DOF and contrast is outstanding.
Good color and lighting.
This looks like a perfect little storybook village.
Thanks for sharing,
howardc (331) 2006-11-13 19:48
This is a beautiful shot of Hallstatt. I was there 3 years ago and i loved it, especially the dumplings (which i have been unable to find in the United States).
kurekpit (401) 2006-11-13 19:56
Wonderful picture,superb colours,light,POV & DOF.Well done,regards
* Piotr *
ozpaul (288) 2006-11-13 21:41
Lovely clear shot with great depth of colour - brightened up my dreary day! No doubt why this village is so popular. Thanks Paul.
superpau (1464) 2006-11-13 21:58
Impressive photo, and the city looks superb.
Great, really great. The details are also very sharp.
emilbo (22256) 2006-11-13 21:59
Magnifique prise de vue et excellente clarté d'image. J'aimerais être là pour voir tous ces toits, le lac et les montagne, c'est super.
Félicitations pour ta galerie de photos,
ribeiroantonio (22637) 2006-11-14 0:39
What a beautiful little town with all roofs in grey (except two) and surrounded by water. The autumn colours are great and well placed in the composition. Well done.
azuri (1598) 2006-11-14 1:50
Hi, Tan! Wonderful shot! Great light and shadows, nice composition and warm colours make this picture. Very good work.
AleGaro (269) 2006-11-14 2:34
Hi Tan, beautiful photo. Great quality and sharp. Also colors are very nice.
Thanks for sharing,
Elaine_Blath (8509) 2006-11-14 2:53
Halstatt is so charming place, one of my favourites in Austria...beautiful capture, I have never seen it in autumn!
Take care, Ivana
Gerrit (43775) 2006-11-14 3:41
majestic blue all around and the autumn colours aga8inst the mountain and another dot in the viollage are in a subtile way present.
bakes888 (18499) 2006-11-14 3:46
Hi Tan. Is this the ultimate fairytale village? The setting is fantastic and autumn must be the best time to capture it also. Great post, thanks for sharing.
John_F_Kennedy (41980) 2006-11-14 4:14
Beautiful nature and mountains. Very good landscape. Fantastic reflections in the water, composition is very good. Well done.
PixelTerror (0) 2006-11-14 4:17
Hallo Mr. Wide ;-)
Difficult to unscrew this lens when it is mounted, eh ? The detail that shows yours is fairly new is the focal length, after some months of usage you can't turn it beyond 10mm...
Nice view from this overlooking PoV a la captain, the village provides a strong and attractive foregrounds as well as some addl depth, I like the stillness of the lake water that benefits to the reflection and the superb background autumn colors.
Have a nice day,
Clochette (8076) 2006-11-14 4:25
A charming place ! Beautiful light, good saturation of colors. The background is gorgeous ! Thank you for sharing.
craiggc (2509) 2006-11-14 4:38
Excellent image with superb light and shadow. A beautiful scene very well captured.
pasternak (15177) 2006-11-14 4:45
Excellent again, Tan, I like how you divide the frame between the town roofs and the stunning lake in the background... Beautiful!
pastadog (13111) 2006-11-14 5:12
Hi Tan - pretty shot in superb combination nature/architecture, cheers :) Daniel
vincz (19099) 2006-11-14 5:39
Great POV over the roofs for this very beautiful picture. great use of the wide angle. Very well done. Bravo!
ChrisJ (94300) 2006-11-14 6:04
This looks like something Norbert may have taken. I like the bright splash of yellow Autumn foliage at right, with superb overall sharpness & excellent color & pov. Good work!
ktanska (23874) 2006-11-14 7:27
This one really shows your dedication on finding the most beautiful places on earth. Beautiful old town, lake reflections, autumn colours and weather. I have to visit the place some day myself.
MIG13 (0) 2006-11-14 8:48
Wonderful place and well done composition, Tan! grey roofs are a must! TFS! Greetings from Rio! Miguel
Cormac (26545) 2006-11-14 10:44
Nice use of the extreme wide angle, which allows us to see a lot of the town, but also huge expanse of the fiord and mountains too. This has a nice feeling of space. Great work!
lukie (0) 2006-11-14 13:01
this is really a great view ! Fantastic quality also. Nothing more to add, I think the others said it already...
carper (96) 2006-11-14 13:09
very good image Tan,
great point of view and a very good quality, nice perspectiv, very good job, I like it.
tcht (7565) 2006-11-14 14:33
Very nice high up view. I like the excellent balance of a contrasty foreground of geometry and shadows with the soft and tranquil background. Depth is also well presented. What a fantasic, beautiful place to visit!
jjbach (9324) 2006-11-14 16:26
Great composition and wonderful view. Colours, lighting and contrast are fine as always. The reflections on the water are great too. Splendid work!
anesugur (18789) 2006-11-14 17:07
Arkadaki güzel manzarayı şehrin çatılarıyla birleştirerek çok güzel bir bakış açısı yakalamışsın.
Tebrik ederim. Uğur
Ann75 (0) 2006-11-14 23:21
Another stunning shot with a mixture of city and nature. I love this one because of the beautiful colours. I also love the view over all of the rooftops with all their details! Great composition with great colours! Well done, Tan!
Angshu (54493) 2006-11-15 4:17
I visited this place 12 years back & still can't forget the beauty...you've chosen a different POV for this, over the roofs lloking into the bordering hills beyond the lake. Wonderful colours especially the leaves in their autumn colours. Beautiful!
rbcy1974 (20758) 2006-11-15 6:58
Beautiful use of your grand angle. Everything seems to pan out from the center of the photo, great perspective and beautiful light as usual
PS how is the apartment hunt?
bazal (7900) 2006-11-15 6:58
Without the typical architecture, this one could have been taken in a Norvegian fjord... The beauty of the village, the majestuous mountains and the lake make the place fantastic (and really nice to discover, at least on your picture). The autumn season adds some beautiful and colorful aspects in the vegetation.
Thanks for sharing!
jjcordier (72568) 2006-11-15 8:34
Grillé...c'est la photo que j'allais poster, à une petite nuance près...les couleurs des arbres qui étaient un peu moins belles lors de mon passage début septembre. Lumière et exposition parfaites pour ce superbe village que j'ai beaucoup apprécié.
Paolo (41222) 2006-11-15 10:57
Hi Tan, another great view, with all the elements of the Alpine classic village: the lake, the stone roofs, the tower of the church, the beautiful mounts, and all captured with excellent light and quality.
rhizomes (15343) 2006-11-15 11:12
Very nice view of this beautiful city ! The lake, the colors and the landscape on the background are great !
Stepan (27210) 2006-11-15 14:38
Excellent depth and perspective... Looks like a lost puppets world ! That's really beautiful and lovely. Impressive light too.
Mondaychild (378) 2006-11-15 15:07
I see you visited my beautiful country ... and Hallstatt is one of the most beautiful towns of it!
Fantastic colors - fantastic point of view: most people take photos of Hallstatt from the LAKE - but you took it while being in TOWN!
zeca (19762) 2006-11-15 22:50
Wow, Tan! What a nice picture!
The view is fantastic! I must visit it one day! Perfect POV, excellent DOF, wonderful colours! High quality! GREAT!
banyanman (7789) 2006-11-16 10:52
What a beautiful scenic shot, Tan. The splashes of autumn colours in this really enhance the image, and your wide angle lens has given it great DOF despite the wide aperture. Cheers . . . David
Budapestman (82620) 2006-11-16 12:14
Fascinating and fabled shot, once more! This is a picturesque atmosphere and splendid composition. Details are fabled and spectacular. Beautiful image! Its so than a painting.
Thank you, nice days
balatrek (7447) 2006-11-16 15:51
Impressive landscape and great perspective, I like the first plane of the city with the lake and mountains to the background, fantastic colours and contrast, perfect composition, the autumn embellishes all the scene, great work!
gramma (3519) 2006-11-16 15:54
A very beautiful composition of this Hallstatt. I like the light and the color of this one. Well done !
USErin (189) 2006-11-16 23:00
Youve managed to capture a lot of color in a picture that is mostly black rooftops and distant mountains. I mostly love the yellow tree on the right.
markstaples (15670) 2006-11-17 4:03
This is a beauty Tan. A well composed view of the rooftops leading to the shimmering river and the tree covered hills and their autumn colours. Wonderful sharpness and clarity.
carmia (5461) 2006-11-17 5:09
Precioso paisaje, una foto nitida y una composicion perfect, Saludos.
marjan (6279) 2006-11-25 2:51
hi Tan, you have lot of fantastic shots. I like your way of doing photos. Very nice and cleare.
ahmetgedikli (25372) 2006-11-26 2:31
A great photo! The lighting, colours, sharpness, POV and DOF excellent. Nice work.
Greetings from Türkiye.
Didi (54655) 2006-11-27 13:15
Very nice foreground on the village and very beautiful colours on the background and the luminosity is very appreciable.
I hope to see another composition of this place.
leiju (1697) 2006-11-28 15:55
What is there to say about such a perfect shot?
I could spend hours looking at it and still find no words that could even come close to expressing the delight it is to look at this picture! Woah! I am blown away!
All the best,
RonWalker (13) 2006-12-03 16:56
great time of day for a photo, great lighting and color
andreineamtu (466) 2006-12-13 18:42
beautiful view and surprisingly sharp for f3.5 and not L canon lens.. very nice, colors, everything..
jrleborgne (1554) 2006-12-13 18:49
Magnifique cadrage dont vous avez le secret, en plus d'une excellente netteté. On dirait un fjord norvégien.
bonjour de Lyon,
ls7902 (7314) 2006-12-18 21:28
The one village I wanted to visit but missed again and again. Charming village on the lake with beautiful colors & clarity. I like the colors of fall on the shoreline. Latiff
laxpix (686) 2006-12-22 9:49
Great POV, Depth and excellant colors , so sharp and clear. I look at it and i think that i'm there and look from a window.
Julian_K (1055) 2007-02-14 7:39
Perfect us of a wide angle lens to capture a truly magnificent scene. The colours and composition are wonderful, you have bought out the natural beauty of this place. Thanks for sharing,
dias (123) 2007-05-10 17:58
aqui esta um paisagem de sono...
wilmahabo (262) 2007-10-11 6:11
Very interesting point of view, beautiful colours and nice composition.
- Copyright: Tan Yilmaz (capthaddock) (28790)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-10-27
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon 10-22 f3.5-4.5 EFS, 77 mm circular polarizer
- Exposure: f/3.5, 1/200 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Mountains of Europe [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-11-13 19:33
- Favorites: 5 [view]