The town of Pag, the main town of Pag island, seen from the road to Novalia. The bora wind was blasting in full force, shaking the car, tripods and reflections did not have a chance. That same wind is responsible for the near lack of vegetation on the island, the whole place appears desolate, the town is somewhat sheltered by the hill behind it, the wind comes from the top of the Velebit mountains seen behind the island. not too many photos of Pag so far on TE, it's famous for cheese, sheep, lace and salt, saltpans can be seen on the right side. I will add a closeup of the windmills in workshop.
Pag is the largest town on the island of Pag, with a population of 3,121 (2005), located at 44.44° N 15.06° E. Whole municipality has a population of 5 100.
Bora (Croatian: bura, Slovenian: burja) is a northern to north-eastern katabatic wind in the Adriatic, Greece, Russia and Turkey. Its name derives from the Greek mythological figure of Boreas, the North Wind.
The area where some of the strongest bora winds occur is the Velebit mountain range in Croatia. This seaside mountain chain, spanning 145 kilometers, represents a huge weather and climatic divide between the sharp continental climate of the interior, characterized by significant day/night temperature differences throughout the year, and the Adriatic coast, with a Mediterranean climate. Bora occurs because these two divided masses tend to equalize. Sailing can be extremely dangerous for an unexperienced navigator in the Velebit channel because the wind can start suddenly on a clear and calm day and result in major problems, frequently also affecting road traffic. Near the towns of Senj, Karlobag and the southern portal of the Sv. Rok Tunnel in Croatia, it can reach speeds of up to 220 kilometers per hour. On 15 March 2006 the speed of a gust on the Pag Bridge was measured at 235 kilometres per hour.
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Paolo (41222) 2006-12-15 9:39
Hi Tan, also for that iamge you had found THE POV!
Excellent view, with high quality and wonderful colours on the sea and the village, and with a great view also on the Dalmatian mounts.
rjb874 (597) 2006-12-15 9:44
I agree! The POV is stunning. The mountains and town create a wonderful impression for the viewer. An incredible landscape and a thoughtful note.
laxpix (686) 2006-12-15 9:48
Very good photo. Everything is in the right place. I like all these lines( the bulildings, the mountaints infront, the mountaints far away, the cl..) which u use in ur shot so great. The result is a beautiful photo.
Floydian (30970) 2006-12-15 9:54
Ah, i like strong contrast pictures with highly saturated colours, wonderful.
The deep blue of the sea, the tiny houses and the majestic mountains in the background makes this image really popping out of my screen.
Very well composed and framed...perfect.
Have a nice weekend, Henk
siolaw (38284) 2006-12-15 9:55
Great POV on that place with great colors and sharpness, many details to look at and a nice village ! From this photo we can get a good idea of how that area looks like
Malyshev (2522) 2006-12-15 10:29
Hi,Tan! Wonderful place and great shot!Very interesting note too!
carper (96) 2006-12-15 10:42
a very nice shot Tan,
good view, nice lines, good depth, fantastic details and this all technical good and with a high standard, very goiod job Tan.
Cormac (26563) 2006-12-15 10:51
Wow, That's a beautiful place! I don't know that much about the former Yugoslavia, but I've heard that it is beautiful, now I know why! Great use of the curving road to connect the foreground to the background, and great colours also. Well done!
jjbach (9324) 2006-12-15 12:13
Lovely shot from great point of view. The view under your foot is superb and you captured so good. Beautifully satureted colours and perfect lighting. Splendid work!
marietom (34607) 2006-12-15 15:37
Très jolie composition, remplie de détails.
Deepforest (9260) 2006-12-15 17:30
Excellent view of Pag island. i like the composition and colours.
Well done. Best regards,
gilou530 (34) 2006-12-15 17:53
contraste des couleurs sur cette photo magnifique prise en hauteur et qui rend bien ce panorama
ribeiroantonio (22637) 2006-12-15 18:15
Excellent picture with beautiful colours and a superb POV. The composition is perfect with all those different levels created by the mountains and the sky. Well done.
Scharan (14144) 2006-12-15 20:39
Fantástica...maravilhosa esta foto.
Cores encantadoras e um ótimo ponto de vista.
Meus pararabéns pelo ótimo trabalho.
Ps: amei a foto da introdução, parabéns.
jjcordier (76858) 2006-12-16 2:31
Un paysage d'une sauvage beauté. J'aime beaucoup le contraste ente les eaux "bleu lagon" (type Bora Bora....) et les rochers arides. Très bonne composition qui donne envie d'aller visiter ce superbe endroit
ChrisJ (99260) 2006-12-16 3:43
A marvellous pov overlooking this attractive harborside town. I like the layering of the 2 distant mountain ranges & the bg clouds. Superb colour, sharpness & contrast. Tfs!
Gerrit (48262) 2006-12-16 9:52
amazing bright and clear view with fantastic details like the windturbines on the mountain ridge. Beautifukl two coloured sea and sky with the thick clouds leaning against the mountains.
peter1892 (1681) 2006-12-16 13:02
Hi Tan - another excellent high viewpoint. Lots of details to look at, and the mix of mountains, sea & sky in the shot is good too.
fayeulle (27827) 2006-12-16 14:59
Very good shot from this desrt island to the velebit mountain in the BG. There are some modifications on the landscape since I visit this area.
Angelillo (9374) 2006-12-16 16:13
This view is absolutely beautiful, a mix of elements, humans and naturals, a play of light and formes very well mixed and managed. I like the composition in frames more or less paralleles and the symmetric effect: rochers, green, houses, water, houses, green, rochers. The water (blue) is the center, and the blue is too the top because this beautiful sky. It's like a painting, well thinked and weel done! Thanks.
anesugur (18789) 2006-12-16 18:50
Yine çıkmışsın yükseklere bu güzel manzaraları fotoğraflamak için.
İyi pazarlar. Uğur
abulafia (4900) 2006-12-16 21:17
Strange place Tan!
It looks pretty strange with the black desolate hills on both sides of the town, and then the green oasis with the turquise water in the middle.
Ann75 (0) 2006-12-16 22:21
What an amazing POV you got here...excellent! I love the lighting, the colours and the details in this scene. The mix of water, buildings, mountains and a beautiful sky is great. Excellent work, Tan!
Stepan (27210) 2006-12-17 3:33
Must be an incredible place !! The pov is excellent and you were lucky to find it ! The multiple horizontal layers from sea to clouds wrok well together. Beautiful.
jafadabret (56501) 2006-12-17 8:22
Tan, je savais que la Croatie est un joli pays mais là, ta photo en est la preuve. J'aime ce beau panorama où la mer prend une grande part. Les couleurs et la lumière font une photo qu'on a du plaisir à voir.
john_c (24662) 2006-12-17 17:14
A well chosen perspective, with the barrenness of the landscape interlaced with beautiful tones and hues. The varying layers here are absorbing, and this has a real vast wide angle look. An informative note.
berek (39521) 2006-12-18 1:38
tek kelimeyle muhteşem bir panoromik görüntü. renkler bulutlar ve deaty muhteşem. ellerine sağlık. selam
my overall evaluation -> ****
John_F_Kennedy (42843) 2006-12-18 4:36
Lovely perspective on this beautiful town. The bay with the bright coloured and curved beach is a real eye catcher.
Angshu (55914) 2006-12-18 5:03
The magnificient POv which is your trademark! The colours & the details of the village is so beautiful here...Yes the lack of vegetation shows & the colours of the sea & the red roofs stand really out. Excellent
ahmetgedikli (25482) 2006-12-18 6:35
Toprağın, suyun ve havanın katman katman şekil ve renkleriyle örülü harika bir manzara... Netliğe, ayrıntılara, konuma diyecek söz yok! Selamlar, iyi bir hafta diliyorum.
cuneyt-sb (6559) 2006-12-18 16:32
Çok güzel,nefis bir manzara bir o kadarda net bir fotoraf.Eline sağlık.
xavshot (69835) 2006-12-19 15:32
cela fait longtemps que je ne t'ai pas rendu visite et pourtant tu continues de poster de véritables merveilles ! Je m'arrête sur celle-ci car j'apprécie le POV et les contrastes des couleurs. Une belle vue avec beaucoup d'espace. C'est très beau
pady (4800) 2006-12-29 14:48
A very nice POV, Tan. It's great and spectacular. It's a very wonderful place full of space.
I wish you a happy new year.
sebinho342 (19317) 2007-01-03 11:53
Perfectly polarized, technically nothing to say, my eyes are running on this picture, swimming in this blue sea and then climbing the rocks in back ground.
No comment on the POV ;)
I love your PP work, good contrasts / saturation as usual
bazal (7900) 2007-01-20 10:23
A wonderful picture of this Island I was lucky to visit four years ago during a trip in Croatia. You managed here as often to find an incredible POV and you used it for a great composition. The contrast between the semi-desertic mineral landscape and the red of the Croatian roofs is nice.
Thanks for sharing!
- Copyright: Tan Yilmaz (capthaddock) (28790)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-10-16
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EFS 18-55mm, B+W Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/4, 1/500 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2006-12-15 9:37