This is an HDR shot composed of 3 photos in different exposures and then processed in Photomatix using Fusion technique.
Some facts about Lokrum:
Lokrum is one of the islands off the city of Dubrovnik about 600 metres from the coast stretching from the northwest to the southeast, in the Adriatic Sea, Croatia. Its highest point above sea level is at 96 m.
The Austrian archduke (and short-lived Emperor of Mexico) Maximilian once had a holiday home on the island. A monastery and a botanical garden survive from his era. On this peak stands Fort Royal Castle, which was built by the French, though it was later named "Maximilian's Tower" by the Austrians.
According to legend, Richard the Lionheart was shipwrecked in 1192 after returning home from the crusades and was cast safely ashore on Lokrum. He pledged to build a church on the island but, at the plea of Dubrovnik citizens, the church was built on the nearby mainland instead.
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ikeharel (73007) 2012-06-07 8:27
Charming low tide scenery, on a rocky coast on the island.
Well managed HDR, kept it's natural texture's.
Fine premeditated image.
siudzi (34141) 2012-06-07 8:32
Piękna fotografia krajobrazu. Wypatrzyłeś doskonałe miejsce dla tej kompozycji. Super jakość, detale, kolory. Fajnie wyszło.
lousat (92978) 2012-06-07 8:53
A perfect use of HDR post processing to extract the best from this seascape,a corner of paradise and a great sensation of peace and quiet,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
dta (79148) 2012-06-07 9:33
Hello Krzysztof ,
This is a beautiful wild part of the Coatian coast . Excellent composition and perfect snny day .
cornejo (43591) 2012-06-07 9:36
Hello Krzysztof, very good photo of this beautiful place, a nice picture very well technically. My congratulations on this very good job well done. Tfs.
Good afternoon and happy weekend my friend.
Best regards and best wishes.
eldancer1 (36343) 2012-06-07 9:59
Very nice creation of this beautiful scene! Great lighting and good dof with sharp details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
npecanhuk (75592) 2012-06-07 10:08
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
papagolf21 (103026) 2012-06-07 11:47
Le procédé HDR est excellent pour donner à cette composition toute la beauté du paysage sauvage et faire ressortir à merveille les détails.
Il existe un effet de relief du meilleur effet.
Très bonne soirée.
chrislo (4097) 2012-06-07 12:39
The Croatian beaches are seldom sandy, but have gravel, pebble or rock as shown on your picture. The beauty of these beaches rather lies in their clean and crystal clear waters which have nothing to envy to those of the Carribean. The picture is nicely composed with appealing colours, perfect sharpness and a great DOF throughout. Good job !
mvdisco (17794) 2012-06-07 17:35
Beautiful landscape nicey presented and composed,
Nice point of view and great details,
Excellent work in HDR. treament of the picture,
Nice tone of colors and good contrast too,
very well done.
Sonata11 (33927) 2012-06-07 21:06
przepiekny krajobraz. Jest co podziwiac. Wspaniale wykonanes to zdjecie ze wspanialego punktu widzenia. Przepiekne kolory, super ostrosc, swiatlo, doskonala jakosc zdjecia. Kolor wody i nieba sa prawie tako samo piekne. Cudowne miejsce. Bardzo mi sie podoba.
bayno (18344) 2012-06-07 23:01
great job with the HDR, beautiful place, I waited a few naturalistic shots from you, beautiful light and colors and great POV and framing, excellent sharp...
have a good day...
emka (100071) 2012-06-07 23:28
czy nie pieknie jest w Chorwacji? W zeszłym roku też tam sie wygrzewałam na słońcu i kapałam w cudownej wodzie Adriatyku. Piekne miejsce i wspanile pokazane, kompozycja, kolory, wszystko na medal. HDR ale od dobrej strony.
abmdsudi (55226) 2012-06-08 6:45
Beautiful shot with great details, texture and shades of the water is amazing with lovely touch of green. Very well composed in beautiful light, rich colors and the clean blue sky is attractive enought to combine well. Excellent HDR attempt and equally of interesting coastalscape. Well done Congrats
Cricri (120645) 2012-06-08 12:24
Un beau paysage sauvage, entre terre, mer et eau, la transparence de l'eau, les couleurs et le POV, très belle présentation
PecoBud (3824) 2012-06-08 18:02
Doesn't appear to be HDR, but is gorgeous in beauty, both in your POV and perfect choice to include the well-defined shallows and little pools, which to me, makes me want to head out and catch small bait fish for some fabulous night time fishing....but again, I'm rambling on.
Very beautiful photo of coastline with well-balanced colors and light, with stunning clarity. Bravo on the clear and sharpness even in the BG which adds to the wonderful DOF shown here. Masterful job and gorgeous place too!!
TFS..........Your Friend from California.........Buddy
Hansaphotos (8225) 2012-06-09 5:44
A welcoming part of this interesting island. The combination of the deep blue and dark green is very attractive. The shallow water creates beautiful shades. Interesting note. A great place for a holiday. Fine work:) Enjoy your weekend.
Best regards, Erling
Silvio1953 (145773) 2012-06-09 6:23
Ciao Krzysztof, great view of lovely place, splendid light, excellent clarity and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
CanmoreKevin (2111) 2012-06-09 10:11
Nice clear photo with several layers of depth. I like the intense colours and sharp details.
baddori (20151) 2012-06-09 23:19
Una Croazia ...con coste frastagliate e ricca di insenature.
Un regno di "bengodi" per amanti della natura e dello sport nautico .
Ottimi colori e POV adeguato .
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2012-06-10 4:08
Your effort paid off. Beautiful view of this coastline with rocks in the foreground and natural greenery with the mountain in the back. Very peaceful atmosphere with beautiful colors. Excellent composition and I would love to visit this place some day.
danos (99325) 2012-06-11 0:28
nice the sea scape view of this rocly place with the woody land on the backdrop to completes perfect the image.
I like the brilliant light and the colour management, as the beauty of the place.
Have a good week,Danos
asajernigan (21427) 2012-06-11 8:23
This is a nice seascape! I am not always a fan of HDR, but this is very good and doesn't look over processed.
Your composition is nice with the rocky shore framing the water while the green of the trees provides contrast.
raszid62 (18515) 2012-06-11 10:23
Przepiêkne , chocia¿ niezbyt wygodne s± te skaliste pla¿e chorwacji, ajaka woda przy nich jest krystaliczna. Lubi³em tam p³ywaæ bardzo z mask± , tzw snorking. Cudowna kolorsytyka i perfekcyjna ostro¶æ.
ChrisJ (115577) 2012-06-12 3:21
A good overview of the picturesque Croatian coastline. Good sharpness & excellent warm cold colour contrasts between the reddish yellow rocks & deep blue sea & lighter sky. Good contrasted lighting & well composed. Tfs!
sacimar (26667) 2012-06-12 6:59
this is a good HDR image, I like the light and the vivid colors you got here, the landscape is beautiful combining sea, rocks and forest, well done,
pierrefonds (67633) 2012-06-14 16:22
The distance between the shore and the mountain is giving depth to the compositionb. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the scenery. The early evening light is giving nice tints to the colors. Have a nice day.
mirosu (16273) 2012-06-15 5:00
Excellent work Krzysztof, you've managed it very well. Nice lanscape with great, well saturated colors (may be just on the limit not being over-saturated).
Great composition with excellent DOF.
kordinator (20523) 2012-07-01 1:52
Amazing place you captured,excellent landscape.
Great lighting and good dof with sharp details.
Janusz1974 (2824) 2012-07-08 11:52
Znakomite zdjecie Chorwackiego wybrzeza z kamienista plaza w pierwszym planie.Wspaniale kolory oraz ostrosc.
jmdias (65167) 2012-07-15 2:53
amazing the rocky beach and the strip of the forest above it. the clarity and the color of these waters is fantastic. a nice view of this fabulous place. TFS.
m (0) 2012-10-31 12:58
just spotted a familiar place in your gallery:) I enjoyed Lokrum a lot, it's a very beautiful place to spend a day strolling among the pine trees and gardens and gorgeous peacocks. The view from the top is superb and the water is crystal clear and of the most beautiful color. Your photo brings back the happy time I spent there. Thanks and my best regards
Indrasish (2939) 2013-07-01 7:51
Wonderful Landscaped and well composed.. Nicely framed also.. I really like this type of location.. Also note is very interesting.. Foreground and background are beautiful too.. Love the blue sky and the water.. You did a great job..
Have a nice day and good night from Kolkata..
jcpix (13930) 2014-01-30 15:14
I've just realized that I've almost run out of pictures to comment on from your collection. Take that for what you will, but it's no wonder I love your work! With 200 now, they've been a treat for me to know and follow along. Now, as much as I still enjoy browsing through them, I'm always anxiously waiting for the next impressive shot! :)
Harkening back to this one, the relative simplicity of the scene speaks volumes to the easy going, relaxing atmosphere this provides. The rocky coastline might not be all that comfortable for beach goers, but it sure serves as a rugged contrast to the striking blue waters and deep green tree covered surroundings. Essentially a tri-color pallet, and one that is naturally beautiful and most visually pleasing. Excellent sharp detail and textures all around. Happy Friday, bring on the weekend! :)
Cheers from over yonder,
- Copyright: Krzysztof Kusy (krzychu30) (15512)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-05-03
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D3100, Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 G AF-S VR, Hoya CIR-PL PRO 1 DIGITAL 67mm
- Exposure: f/7.1
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-06-07 8:22