Here is the view of Fort Lovrijenac taken at blue hour.
Fort Lovrijenac is a fortress and theater located outside the western wall of the city of Dubrovnik in Croatia, 37 m above sea level.Famous for its plays and importance in resisting Venetian rule, it overshadows the two entrances to the city, from the sea and by land. Early in the 11th century the Venetians attempted to build a fort on the same spot where Fort Lovrijenac currently stands. If they had succeeded, they would have kept Dubrovnik under their power, but the people of the city beat them to it. The "Chronicles of Ragusa" reveal how the fort was built within just three months time and from then on constantly reconstructed. When the Venetian ships arrived, full of materials for the construction of the fort, they were told to return to Venice.(from wikipedia.org)
This is an HDR photo(3 exposures) processed in Photomatix using Fusion technique.
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Sonata11 (33161) 2012-06-16 7:48
ale udalo Ci sie ustrzelic piekna kompozycje w piekny i uroczym miejscu. To jest marzenie byc teraz tam i podziwiac uroki tego nadmorkiego miejsca, ktore uwieczniles na tej pieknej fotografii. Przepiekny efet swiatla, prawa partia zdjecia ciekawie oswietlona na tomiast pomrk w wieczornej atmosferze. Pieknie wykonane zdjecie i piekna jego prezentacja. Moje serdeczne gratulacje. Piekna praca!!!!!
Serdecznie pozdrawiam i zycze milego WE,
dta (63008) 2012-06-16 7:52
Hello Krzysztof ,
A splendid picture at the blue hour . Simply , but beautifuly composed , withan excllent balance of the lightings and colors.
ACL1978 (7467) 2012-06-16 8:09
Beautiful use of light, and the effect is especially pronounced on the water. Good POV as well. I love the clarity and contrast of the dark rocks against the deep blue sky.
dale54 (6313) 2012-06-16 8:13
krzysztof hi, i like this blue hour pic of yours,very good contrast and light,very beautifull scene! tfs! dr
lousat (72437) 2012-06-16 9:12
A great moment and a beautiful capture,the lights on the wall are perfect to contrast the blue whit this warm colors,i like the orange reflection too and the silk effect on the water create by the long time of exposure,have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
Ninello52 (7503) 2012-06-16 10:19
Picture well-defined and well composed! Magnificent blue sky in the hour! Very nice also the blue of the sea! Congratulations!
Best regards, Nino.
aliabazari (11803) 2012-06-16 10:39
Bardzo piękny obraz i piękne o doskonałej ekspozycji. Piękne harmonie kolorów. Dobrze zrobione.
Dzięki i pozdrowienia.
cornejo (28129) 2012-06-16 11:32
Hello Krzysztof, very good and interesting photo in the blue hour, a nice and interesting picture very well composed, technically very well and with quality. Very good and nice job excellently done, congratulations my friend. Tfs.
Good night and happy Sunday.
Best regards and best wishes.
bayno (18342) 2012-06-17 0:04
This is a wonderful job, maybe one of your best shots, you set your camera perfectly creating this beautiful slow-motion effect on the sea, the colors and light are wonderful and the seascape with the castle would not be outdone, also perfect framing with the horizon line of the sea that pan of the rule of three thirds, wonderful shot...a superb work in PP with HDR
have a nice day...
Hansaphotos (6415) 2012-06-17 3:45
A fine blue hour photo of the old fortress. The illuminated walls really stands out well in contrast to the blue coloured sea and sky. Interesting to see how they once constructed this fortress, adapted to the terrain in such a good way. Very nice work:) TFS.
Best regards, Erling
lakshmip1949 (19110) 2012-06-17 4:31
A perfect blue hour shot . The sea is very tranquil and I see no water motion. The illuminated walls look so beautiful with golden colors. The color contrast is very well seen. Beautiful castle on the cliff overseeing the water. Sharpness, colors and light are very well balanced.
sacimar (25975) 2012-06-18 5:55
I like the moment you took this image, the blue hour creates a magical atmosphere in this place, the water effect is very nice, well done,
mirosu (12576) 2012-06-18 6:02
What a wonderful mood this image has! The blue tones are beautiful and your comp works so well. I really love the feel of this. Very nice! Excellent work Krzysztof!!
eldancer1 (25250) 2012-06-18 9:07
Wow! I love the lighting! Awesome capture of this beach scene. Good use of available lighting. Good dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.
pajaran (48543) 2012-06-18 10:36
Cetiri puta sam bio na letovanje u Dubrovniku.
Lep pogled i trenutak.
Dobra ostrina snimka, kontrast i prikaz lepim bojama.
Dobar teskt i kompozicija, moje cestitke.
Dobar rad u HDR tehnici.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela.
Cztery razy byłem na wakacjach w Dubrowniku.
Ładny widok na chwilę.
Dobra ostrość obrazu, kontrast i wyświetlanie pięknych kolorach.
Dobra dalej składu, gratuluję.
Dobra praca w technice HDR.
Miłego dnia, wszystkiego najlepszego w nowym tygodniu zaczęło.
Four times I was on vacation in Dubrovnik.
Nice view of the moment.
Good image sharpness, contrast and display of beautiful colors.
Good referred to as the composition, my congratulations.
Good work in the HDR technique.
Have a nice day, all the best in the new week began.
jurek1951 (40949) 2012-06-18 21:16
nastrojowa fotka,ladne swiatlo,super prezetuje sie ta osfietlona forteca na tle nieba,co do Chorwacji to wyjezdzam na urlop w sobote na wyspe Rab,polecam zwiedzic Rovinj ciekawe miasteczko,pozdrawiam
danos (83127) 2012-06-18 21:41
nice the night shot during the blue hour,with the well lighted rock as its consrtuction too makes the image even more effective.
I like the light management with the quality of the HDR methond to has good results.
Have a good day,Danos
papagolf21 (83264) 2012-06-19 2:54
Heure bleue qui nous fascine !
La composition est fort bien présentée. Il émane un sentiment de sérénité et de douceur.
Un cadrage très bien pensé.
PecoBud (3824) 2012-06-19 9:39
What a remarkable composition you've presented here today. I'm starting to cozy up to HDR work when it isn't done beyond the realms of the original piece. Masterful light management and color saturation with beautiful fine details in stunning clarity. Your POV and location are well thought out and presented perfectly, great job here Krzysztor!!
TFS..........Your Friend from California........Buddy
Cricri (101513) 2012-06-19 11:20
très jolie réalisation a l'heure bleu, bel effet de l'eau parsemé de rochers, les couleurs et le cadrage du fort,superbe image
mvdisco (17660) 2012-06-19 16:56
Beautiful composition of this lovely blue hour presentation,
Nice POV. and DOF. with good contrast and light,
Nice perpective and reflection on water,
all my compliments
lilito (3458) 2012-06-20 1:38
Une lumière vraiment intéressante, avec un effet superbe sur le chateaut, bien vu!
Janusz1974 (2653) 2012-06-20 10:06
Rewelacyjna prezentacja Fortu Lovrijenac.
Ladny efekt wody stworzony przez dlugi czas ekspozycji.
Perfekcyjna jakosc zdjecia.
marina7 (8049) 2012-06-20 11:00
that's a very very beautiful blue hour. I just like its outstanding clarity and vivid colors. Wonderful composition, your HDR efforts really pay off with the great quality images. Thanks and best wishes.
atifsaeed (379) 2012-06-20 15:17
i really like the variation in light and its exposure
baddori (19157) 2012-06-20 23:10
Un forte blu elettrico e la fortezza in luce .
Ottima gestione con tempo di esposizione che divide i due blu.
L'atmosfera e il contrasto .
ikeharel (52433) 2012-06-21 2:04
This is a good example of the term "Blue-hour", Krzysztof, as it was managed the light precisely with the prevailing conditions.
Fine divided shot over the great wall of a beautiful town, illuminated on part, and darkened on rocks "falling" to sea on other side.
Fine taken photo.
serp2000 (38001) 2012-06-21 8:58
Blue hour and good POV made outstanding composition, an interesting note and excellent illustration. Good contribution to the theme.
fritzi007 (2804) 2012-06-22 4:10
blaue Naucht oder Weiße Nacht?
Mir gefällt dieses Foto sehr, gratuliere!
Bluejeans (64247) 2012-06-22 5:51
Ola Krzysztof ,
Uma bela foto na blue hour com esta fortaleza no alto desta montanha iluminada em tons dourados , bom uso dos 15 segundos , bons detalhes, parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
raszid62 (18583) 2012-06-22 9:21
Podoba mi sie bardzo to wieczorne ujêcie, cicha piaszczysta pla¿a pod murami starego, piêknego Dubrownika. Po³owa zdjêcia w ch³odnej tonacji, druga natomiast w ciep³ej roz¶wietlonej ¶wiat³em lamp. Cudowne romantyczne miejsce i super uchwycone.
jhm (135294) 2012-06-23 0:52
I love the wonderful enlightenment of the Fort to the rightside.
Wonderful moment during it blue hour.
You chose a very well angle this gives depth and perspective.
Perfect composition, excellent captured.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
siudzi (32385) 2012-06-23 3:19
Fantastyczna praca! Bardzo mi się podoba układ kompozycji oraz cudowne kolory, jakie udało Ci się uchwycić. Brawo!
Silvio1953 (116071) 2012-06-23 9:47
Ciao Krzysztof, fascionating blue hour with fantastic castle, great exposure, splendid light and wonderful warm colors, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio
PaulVDV (20491) 2012-06-23 15:02
Wonderful blue hour shot with magnificent colours of the water, the overgrown rock and the fortress.
Beautiful with the many rocks spread over the foreground.
Best regards, Paul
macjake (52264) 2012-06-24 0:42
certainly at first glance, this one would not be seen as an HDR - and thats the success of a fine HDR shot!
I take it that the bright spot on the right is a light thats striking the hillside?
I also like the various hues/tones of blue in the photo.
very well done with the hdr on this one
fds (7332) 2012-06-25 7:55
dear friend i love very much this very great picture with fantastic suggestions and very beautiful blu colors of the sky and the sea
ChrisJ (94802) 2012-06-25 9:42
Fantastic warm vs cold color contrasts between the red and blue & good composition with the horizon line placed well below the centre. A superb blue hour shot of this attractive cove with good sharpness & nice motion blur of the water in the long time exposure. Tfs!
Angshu (54763) 2012-07-02 22:59
The warm-cold colour & light combination is what makes this picture so very attractive. You used the slow shutter speed effectively which creates the silky texture on the water. The reflection of the artificial light on the fort building on the water contrasts well with the blue hour water. Fine work!
asajernigan (20438) 2012-07-05 6:43
I am a big fan of blue hour shots and this is a nice one!
Your composition is great placing the lighted fort to one side and allowing us to see the sea on the other. The blending of natural and artificial lighting is outstanding here.
jemaflor (80828) 2012-07-06 8:44
Nice blue hour shot well captured, well balanced with the sea and the fortress, nice effect for the water and this soft blue tone, tfs.
mauro61 (52623) 2012-07-13 15:13
ciao Krzysztof ,
blue hour ben presentata con un bell'effetto seta sull'acqua.
Soggetto perfettamente collocato all'interno dell'inquadratura,
Noel_Byrne (20902) 2013-01-11 12:08
Your composition is really nicely chosen here, and works perfectly for your subject. It has the sense of importance being high on the hill, but that does not in any way overpower the beauty of the placid and beautifully lit beach. The listing is incredible, both of the blue hour itself and of they lights on the castle.
That's for sharing, have a great weekend.
jcpix (11478) 2013-05-20 15:47
Good morning Krzysztof,
Sometimes it's all about timing, and I think it's safe to say you were spot on with this one! Gorgeous! Even without any cloud contrast in the sky, the negative space still works because of the hue produced. The slight graduation of color is simply beautiful, and makes the edges of the rocks, fortress walls and horizon very prominent. The transition of color as it fades from blue to orange, with that little bit of greenery mixed in, is extremely soothing and sets a exquisite tone for the moment captured. My favorite thing about this shot is the small portion of highlighted rocks along the bottom left of the frame. The opposing directional light is that extra touch and added affect that bolsters the entire image for me. Minimal subject matter used to it's fullest potential. Bravo! Thanks for sharing the days last light.
All the best,
abmdsudi (39716) 2013-06-03 9:29
An intriguing long exposure shot at blue hour with the headland and the historic structure providing strong focal of interest rendering the picture a calm soothing
appearence which really adds a nice atmosphere and impact. I love the silky motion effect on the water while the static remains sharp with lovely touch of warmness. Wonderful effort, Congrats
Indrasish (2805) 2013-06-09 1:24
Wow,what a view.. Like the sharpness and clarity.. The color of the water is attractive.. Great shot..
Thanks for sharing..
Have a nice day..
- Copyright: Krzysztof Kusy (krzychu30) (15332)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-05-03
- Categories: Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D3100, Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 G AF-S VR
- Exposure: f/13.0, 15 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): 15 seconds [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-06-16 7:36