Something different today, very simple, so I will upload 2 other photos to workshop. This is the view from the top of Osoršcica (557m.) looking south over the spine of thin and long Lošinj Island. Mid-morning light, I started the walk up from the seaside village of Nerezine as early as I could, but it takes a few hours to walk up here. I posted this because I thought the identical shape of the rounded headlands had an interesting repetition. This was takenm with about 170mm. focal length. I will add alternative views from this peak to WS. This mountain is the highest peak in the Cres and Lošinj islands, and is way out in the Adriatic, so the views reach far and wide.
Lošinj is part of the Cres-Lošinj archipelago. The Cres-Lošinj archipelago includes Cres and Lošinj, and the smaller islands of Unije, Ilovik, Susak, Vele Srakane, Male Srakane and a number of unhabited small islands. Cres is the biggest by area, Lošinj is second. Cres and Lošinj are connected by a small bridge in the town of Osor (Italian Ossero), on the island of Cres.
Lošinj is the 11th largest Adriatic island by area, 33 km long, with the width varying from 4.75 km in the north and middle of the island, to 0.25 km near the town of Mali Lošinj. The total coastline of the island is 112.7 km.
With over 2600 hours of sunshine a year, the island has become a popular destination for German and Italian tourists in the summer months. Average air humidity is 70%, and the average summer temperature is 24 °C (75 °F) and 7 °C (45 °F) during the winter.
The highest elevations are the mountains Televrin (also called Osoršćica) (588 m) and Sv. Nikola (557 m). The towns of Nerezine and Sveti Jakov lie at their base. The island is formed predominantly of chalk limestone and dolomite rocks. There are sand deposits in the western part of the Kurila peninsula.
UPDATE: I added a 3rd photo to WS, the zoomed out version of the original, unfortunately south facing views are a bit sunburnt.
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sothy81 (9568) 2007-02-12 19:39
Hi Tan, a very nice photo. It looks really like a painting. A beautiful place to capture photos. Well done. Sothy
Cormac (26563) 2007-02-12 20:04
I really like the abstract nature of this, with light and shape taking center stage and the normal details not visible. The repeated shape of the hills and headlands is very attractive, and the angle of the sun is just right to be able to lighten the sea and show the headlands well. Great work!
Miks (1717) 2007-02-12 20:12
Nice airphoto. The sharpness is ultr crisp and the shot is well exposed. The texture on the water is just great. I can almost see the glittering although it is a still photography no video. The quasi-abstract shapes are also very striking.
singuanti (15250) 2007-02-12 22:12
Hi Tan. I'm not really sure which one is best or which one I like the most. I wonder if a UV haze filter would have cut through the junk in the air any better. If you made this b/w you would make use of the graphism then you wouldn't have to worry about the haze. Well done Tan.
jmcl (14535) 2007-02-12 23:13
my kind of photo .. vast emptiness .. always speaks to me .. the light so perfectly creates this desolate empty mood .. really interesting coast .. like teeth into the water ..
kevinos (7403) 2007-02-13 1:23
Really, Tan, what a surprise! Not your usual style at all.The granular effect give it a slightly pointillist look, but the economy of detail, subdues colouring and bold shapes makes me think of a Japanese Ukiyo-i wood print; something by Hiroshige perhaps. It's a surprising but lovely picture. regards Kevin
axiotea (21649) 2007-02-13 2:33
Magnificent sight and POV, very nice silvery shine and texture of the water, i like the succession of promontories and the diagonal formed by the land in the sea.
RGatward (20062) 2007-02-13 3:19
Nicely worked graphic landscape, well planned letting the coats more or less follow the diagonal.
UnTrained (0) 2007-02-13 3:24
it is a strange and beautiful impression. The light broken over the water into a lot of single spots with the darkness of the islands and coastline is not from earth. Excellent captured moment.
Lieben Gruss, Ulf
Gerrit (49060) 2007-02-13 3:50
good counterlight picture with a fine brought view over the coast and its cliffs and islands.
Wirraway (1985) 2007-02-13 5:09
Your perspective works well here Tan, very unusual shot but nice exposure as well as your composition, excellent work.
ChrisJ (100136) 2007-02-13 5:42
Marvellous pov & an almost lithographic lighting effect, with superb sharpness & depth. I like the repetition of the islands & spurs. TfS!
Tue (27696) 2007-02-13 6:12
So simple indeed, but very strong effect too, the repetition is beautiful. Also the texture on the water is really nice. You captured a very interesting mood over this landscape. Well done and thanks for sharing!
carper (96) 2007-02-13 13:28
a very interesting shot Tan,
a fantastic view, what ik like is the balance in the shot and the twinkling ogf the water, very nice pov, good photo job.
Ann75 (0) 2007-02-13 14:11
Interesting shot. The reflection on the water and the land rising creates a beautiful contrast between land and water! It's a simpel shot, but a very strong one. Great work, Tan!
Didi (57494) 2007-02-13 14:18
The back lights gives a strange impression of a volcanic lava area; it's a very interesting and very original airscape.
ahmetgedikli (25482) 2007-02-13 15:15
Bu fotoğraf ayrı güzel, alternatifleri ayrı güzel;
kısaca hepsi birbirinden güzel...
Philippe (11836) 2007-02-13 15:56
Hi, Tan. A picture taken in difficult light conditions which gives a good result with the glittering of the sun on the waves and the repetition of the geographical patterns, which makes the image very graphic.
SamB (1948) 2007-02-13 16:33
Nice work here, Very simple and interesting, with the islands all leading to the upper left. Maybe just a little bit wider angle (150mm, maybe) would have been nice to hold more of the immediate foreground in to leave a sharper feeling, as the thick atmosphere softens the edges farther back.
Budapestman (82620) 2007-02-13 17:24
This is a very nice and spectacular impression. I like the particular and glittering atmosphere. Effective and beautiful spectacle. Thank you, nice days
peter1892 (1681) 2007-02-13 18:18
Hi Tan - this one works very well. The sunlight reflecting off the sea provides a great contrast against the darker islands & land. It's an abstract, almost monochrome landscape image. Good WS posts too, especially the 3rd one taken with the wide angle lens.
flory (4848) 2007-02-14 1:39
well,well nice perspective you capture and think had deserved to walk up for few hours..good exposed,like the repeated shape of the hills and headlands,looks interesting...
Angshu (56066) 2007-02-14 4:15
That's quite a lot to choose from...all wonderful pictures. As for this the silky waters & the repeating rounded headlands make ths shot. The WS#3 gives us a good idea of the landscape & that too is quite spectacular.
john_c (24662) 2007-02-14 10:49
Your shot immediately reminded me of the poem with the line "...precious gem set in a silver sea." The silver sparkles certainly create quite an effect, combining with the silhouettes of the island hills. The WS versions provide great perspectives as well. I would have cropped a little on the left, but that is a personal preference. Very well captured.
Stepan (27210) 2007-02-14 14:07
The moutains looks like getting out of the... clouds ! Beautiful visual effect, in this light bath. Well done.
alvaraalto (6177) 2007-02-14 17:32
This is a lovely landscape with a very inspiring composition.
I made a workshop to show how I can use this inspiration to make a more impressionistic use of the image.
moody (0) 2007-02-15 0:02
What a combination and variation of light... Cool. Cheers, Moody
berek (40015) 2007-02-17 2:27
benim sevdiğim türden bir manzara . ışık ve doğa süper. elelrien sağlık. iyi hafta sonları.
bakes888 (18499) 2007-02-19 2:50
Hi Tan. I love this image, very much fine art photography. Excellent composition with good depth despite the use of a long lens. Very inspiring and thanks for sharing.
tonyking (1612) 2007-02-19 5:58
The beauty of this artistic shot is it's simplicity. I like the contrast of light and textures, the 'random repetition' of the islands with their relatively uniform slopes and the way they lead the eye, and the DEPTH of this image. Against the shimmering, silver ocean, the islands almost appear to float above it.
I love photos of this nature and this is one of the few that really stands out!
pboehringer (770) 2007-02-21 10:22
Hi Tan, might be a little bit simple but and excellent outcome. I really don't know how you manage to get to all this places around the world and always finding the nice places that gives this outstanding overviews. First I thought you must have taken this one from the airplane. No, again somewhere on the top of somewhere to find the right angle. Incredible, the POV and the view.
P.S. Just to contrast Furachan's discussion you added some Wikipedia here. Good to mix Budweiser, Miller, etc. afterall!
zeca (19762) 2007-02-27 21:58
I like the exposition enhancing this very nice forms..
meltemi (0) 2007-05-07 15:28
I enjoy looking at this marvelous shot! Well captured and you did a fine job, excellent colours and composition. The comment written about this image is useful.
Thank a lot and have a good time.
lestans (17130) 2007-07-08 14:08
Hi Tan!! Oh!! you were on the top of Monte Ossero - Osor!! What a beautiful view!! I go to Lussino every year but never went up there, because I thought it would be too hot.
Compliments!! Both for the shot and for the trek!
amazon (12112) 2008-10-22 7:01
sanki denizdeki yansimalar sonbaharin yatay isigi degilde gorunmez bir el denize adeta bir avuc pirlanta atmis gibi,nefis bir bakis acisi ve solgun sahane renkler,
tebrikler ve selamlar istanbul'dan,
- Copyright: Tan Yilmaz (capthaddock) (28790)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-10-15
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 20D, CANON 70-300 mm USM IS, B+W Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/2000 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2007-02-12 19:20
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