Just got back from a small trip to Croatia and surrounding countries and I hope I can become active here on TE again for a while.
For my first shot from the trip I decided on a Croatia classic, the beautiful Plitvice Lakes. I hadn't planned on visiting here at all. While driving to Pula from Rovinj however I decided to skip Pula so I could visit Plitvice. I think it was a good trade.
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bobocortis (16026) 2008-10-15 7:56
An excellent shot of this paradise where I have been last summer.
The autumn leaves frame well the stream you've captured with a long exposure.
benspictures (75) 2008-10-15 8:00
Very good colors of automn! Good framing & pov. Nothing to say.
Floydian (30970) 2008-10-15 8:01
Well i be damned, look who's here ;-)
Good to see work from you. Why not stop here in the first place?
Although it's famous and probably crowded with people, the place looks magic with all those waterfalls. Of course you gave you own personale Velvia touch to it what suits the picture very good on all the foliage. Also interesting to see that Oct is a good month to go there, instead of only green we now see a mix of fantastic colours....great stuff, as usual.
Take care, Henk
Leilani (1385) 2008-10-15 8:01
Hi Ryan, I absolutely love the autumn. The colours here are just as written above, paradise! I've had to remove a fav to add this one in ;) Everything here is well done. The composition, long exposure. Rgds, Leilani
ManuMay (36159) 2008-10-15 8:03
great work!! Wonderful colours and autumnal tones, very good light and superb water!!
A very good composition too!
avene (12675) 2008-10-15 8:08
hey, look who's here :) welcome back, Ryan, we missed you.
first of all, I have to thank you for your suggestions concerning Yellowstone. we did stay in Silvergate, had great time, despite the snow and rain, and are determined to go back ASAP.
love the colours in this shot here, and how the way you have composed the photo creates a strong impression that it is not only water flowing down the hill, but the trees and colours as well. as Henk says, we don't see to often autumn colours from Croatia, but judging from your photo, the place must look magic. great work, nothing more to add.
Didier38 (710) 2008-10-15 8:23
Superbe vue aux couleurs magnifiques.
erhan1958 (15705) 2008-10-15 8:38
Original composition. Ideal POV. Good capture. Nice colors of autumn.
darek1978 (13361) 2008-10-15 8:56
Wspaniale kolory, swietny kadr i ostrosc na poziomie- to tyle co moge powiedziec. Gratuluje i pozdrawiam,
Silverkey (1435) 2008-10-15 9:28
The automn colors adds really something interesting to this nice place
It also adds some originality on a famous site
dta (78626) 2008-10-15 9:51
Hello Ryan ,
What a beauty ! A perfect nature picture . Of course , colors are beautiful , but the scenery is so nice , with great contrasts and sharpness .
asajernigan (21427) 2008-10-15 9:58
This is a fantastic shot! The long exposure makes the water look fantastic while placing the surrounding landscape in crisp focus. The lighting and colors are outstanding with fine sharpness and DOF. Fine composition and POV here as well.
patdeph (35748) 2008-10-15 10:22
the colours are so wonderful!Waooow!Incredible,it must be a dream!What could I say,nothing,it's just incredibly beautiful!
leo61 (0) 2008-10-15 10:42
This is an often shown place at TE,but you found a different POV and managed a great composition.It`s tecnical perfect and these wonderful autumncolors are amazing.I like a lot the effect at the water created by the long exposuretime.A great shot!!!
zanzi (13690) 2008-10-15 10:58
Seems to be the perfect automnal picture. You have wonderfully captured the water stream.
jimkilgallon (0) 2008-10-15 11:01
Good to see you posting again, hope you had a good trip around the Balkans it is a beautiful area, one of my favs from our road trip in Europe. Sweet natural Autumn colours here with excellent racing silky water. The water also has gorgeous tones throughout, you were right to go here it is indeed a fantastic place. Well done
toni_al (15875) 2008-10-15 11:21
Superbe cascade dans les sous bois, une belle image très bien composée.
marietom (34609) 2008-10-15 12:40
Magnifique composition aux couleurs d'automne !
AgaA (2636) 2008-10-15 13:03
Good quality picture, contrast and sharpness are superb. I like your POV - colorful trees make nice frame for waterfall.
Fiddlee (216) 2008-10-15 14:50
Ah I loved this incredible place but never got to see it like this in the fall! Beautiful colours, excellent framing and length of exposure.
jvachon (548) 2008-10-15 16:53
I am sitting here looking at the shot on the monitor-and am so taken by it I am not sure what to say-so will group all into one word-STUNNING!
I love autumn and the colours and you certainly have captured all features of it here.
Well composed and presented.
My highest compliments.
yedirenk (11244) 2008-10-15 17:57
perfect scene,like a heaven.vivid colours,light and details are incredible.very elegant presentation.well done.TFS
hispic (9652) 2008-10-15 20:07
Depiction of the waterfalls by using the slow shutter speed and the appropriate exposure is really impressive and beautiful. Good use of soft backlighting has given brilliance to the leaves.
Have a nice day, Hisashi
zeynepe (0) 2008-10-16 1:17
I was in Crotaia in this summer... The counrty looks fantastic in autumn also...
A long exposure makes the water flow splendid with a lovely harmony of autumn colors.
Congrats and have a nice day,
luisafonso (862) 2008-10-16 1:49
An excellent trade, although Pula is also a nice town with an admirable Colosseum. I spent a day in Plitvice too during the Summer. The light was awful and I didn't had a tripod with me. To me photograph was just point-and-shoot at the time...
It will be amazing to see this same spot through your wonderful lens. I love this one. The Autumn colors are wonderful. You managed to get a great exposure with vibrant colors. Not easy in the middle of all these darks and highlights. So much to see... I really like it.
brevbrev14 (140) 2008-10-16 2:27
HI Ryan, wonderful the nature here
so full of colours
autumn is a great explosion of yellow and red
your image is fantastic
mapek61 (3913) 2008-10-16 2:34
A beautiful view of the waterfall, lovely autumn colors. I like that.
westozman (3193) 2008-10-16 4:37
If you hadn't said so, I'd have sworn these were Canadian fall colours! Just another superb capture - great lighting and mood - love it!
npecanhuk (75502) 2008-10-16 5:53
That's a beautiful and very colorful picture!
I also like very much the effect on the falls - the result is a very eye-catching and pleasant image!
TFS - Congratulations!
robiuk (10807) 2008-10-16 15:15
Mmmm... beautiful Plitvice... your autumn-inspired shot
brings back sweet memories, Ryan!
Seems like many TE members have visited the place recently,
which is a big plus for Croatia.
I like a lot your choice for composition and these trees
emerging from the upper left corner to follow the diagonal and the waterflow - lovely inclusion of one of
the lakes in the bottom right corner.
PS. btw, believe me, it WAS a good trade, as Pula's not that attractive photographically, apart from
a few spots (if you're lucky with the weather).
InasiaJones (31566) 2008-10-17 0:59
Admirable landscape with soft light, luminous colours and impressive setting.
It seems you were right there at the right moment to catch the most stunning conditions. The way you have frame this scene is flawless. There's a lot of depth through multi-layered scene. Even the small waterfalls behind the branches are a delicate but stunning detail. The blend of automnal colours with this turquoise water is over the top. Great work!
chpp (4281) 2008-10-17 9:27
perfect shot, beautiful composition, exposure and colours.
testmaniac (13508) 2008-10-17 18:55
Hi Ryan, this is familiar place for me and you did a perfect job!
Excellent light,colors and exposure! Perfect photo quality!
This place is amazing and deserve photos like this one!
Excellent job Ryan!
TFS and regards,
Waylim (25502) 2008-10-19 22:27
Impressive clarity here, and off coures the silk like water falls so smooth and creamy white, yet liquidy flowing down like milk. and the autumn colors so vibrant and vivid, illuminated by the back lighting. All that and a nice POV and composition make it a stunning image. Thanks
cdmonson (5190) 2008-10-22 8:10
Lovely colors again on this one--even better than on the other one. I think the main thing I prefer about this one over the other one is the additional color of the trees, and the leaves on the forest floor--such a feeling of solitude and peace (even though I'm sure this isn't a very solitary place). Great job.
Cormac (26565) 2008-10-24 8:10
Really beautiful shot, with the colours of the leaves adding some brightness and lightness to the normally dark forest. The smooth flowing lines of the waterfall are beautiful too, with the contrast between the moving water and the still trees and leaves being quite nice. Great piece of work!
mad_mike (446) 2008-10-25 7:51
Just amazing the colors, the water. all is beautiful
brano14 (2943) 2008-10-26 19:04
OK,let's see what is Daddo talking about?
Yes,he is correct,looks amazing!
capthaddock (28790) 2008-10-27 15:50
It was a wise choice, Plitvice is definitely prettier than Pula (except on a rainy day, or weekends when most of Zagreb descends on the lakes), dreamy shot.
Rodrigues (1035) 2008-10-31 3:14
An idilic scene you got here. Very nice colour scheme. The Autumn leaves are a nice contrast against the deep saturated green.
The water flowing against the foreground tree trunks give a nice geometrical game and leadding lines.
danielz (82) 2011-02-18 6:44
Great to hear thet you made photos in my country. Plitvice are amazing.
- Copyright: Ryan Thayne (euryan) (8440)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-10-00
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 30D, Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L USM, Digital RAW 100, B+W 77mm Circular Polarizer
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): My Best Shots, Landscapes II [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-10-15 7:54
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