I didn't see any other photos of Hvar from this perspective on this site, so here it is. Taken just after sunrise from the hill above, which is accessible by car. Hvar town is the main village of Hvar island, the small islands seen in the foreground are mostly uninhabited, the large unsharp island along the horizon at right is Vis. A rainstorm was approaching from the south after a spell of sunnly weather, hence the clouds and the haziness of Vis.
21mm. focal length.
I will add a badly taken sunset shot to workshop.
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bostankorkulugu (41868) 2007-04-14 18:30
Sizin fotoraflarınız insana tatil planlarını alt üst ettiriyor... nereden foto yüklerseniz orayı görmem gerektiğine karar veriyorum... lütfen biraz daha az gezin, hepsine yetişmem çok zor... bu sene hırvatistan farz oldu... şahane foto, terikler, selamlar...
stego (22866) 2007-04-14 21:49
A great pov over the wonderful town and its surroundings. It's a spectacular view with beautiful colours. The white and red of the houses makes a nice contrast and it's very effective graphically, with all those hills, the curves of the coast and the wooded islets. I like also that part of the town is shadowed, with some roofs with sun, but not a bit ue.
ribeiroantonio (22637) 2007-04-14 23:26
Wow, this is a magnificent view. It is so sharp and so clear that we can see far away. Excellent colours too. Well done.
siolaw (38050) 2007-04-15 0:22
An excellent POV here to get this island all in line acroos the image, nice light on the villages and vivid colors...
Abeautiful place indeed!
tcht (7565) 2007-04-15 0:50
thats a great viewpoint of this beautiful place. there's some good lighting on the town and the depth is execellent with those little islands and the large one in the distance. Sunset shot has nice colours, but probably lighting was a bit strange in some places :) good work.
jjcordier (73144) 2007-04-15 1:13
Excellent POV qui montre superbement ce beau chapelet d'îles.La ville crée un beau premier plan mais j'ai l'impression que l'accentuation a tét un tout petit peu trop forte?
ahmetgedikli (25400) 2007-04-15 1:58
Yukarıdan güzel bir ışık altında bakış.
dizi dizi adalar ve suyun durgunluğu ve rengiyle; muhteşem görünüm... Selamlar, iyi pazarlar. Ahmet
carper (96) 2007-04-15 2:19
very nice one Tan,
this shot from top is a very nice one, the view is good and the light and the balance are good, wel seen shot and good photo job
IgorDeleze (585) 2007-04-15 6:17
Great wide angle view!
I like specialy the smal curved island.
Impresive deep of field and nice lighting.
Another great shot of you taken from an impresive pov.
Photo65Net (43120) 2007-04-15 7:14
Great POV over these islands.
I like how you placed them in diagonal.
Colors, sharpness and exposure are just perfect, as always.
Beautiful piece of work,
meltemi (0) 2007-04-15 11:25
so beautiful. Lovely colour and composition. Great depth of field. Well done.Regards.
ChrisJ (94724) 2007-04-15 12:21
I like the repetition of the rounded islands in the harbour, & the superb, downward pov, from this marvellous, high, vantage point. Good colour & sharpness. Tfs!
flory (4848) 2007-04-15 13:19
a splendid perspective over the town and its surroundings with warm colors/fine details..and angle is well choise for depth,like always..:)
Gerrit (43951) 2007-04-15 15:18
beautiful light on this marvellous city in this splendid situation. Good POV and the islands form a perfect decor.
PixelTerror (0) 2007-04-15 17:17
PoV and timing make the shot, I like also the multitude of depth creating small islands, their bright areas could be sandy beaches, but this being Adria I doubt...
Have a nice day JY
Ann75 (0) 2007-04-15 23:47
Another stunning POV with great details and colours down below. I love the view over the island dotted in the water. Great lighting again and beautiful contrast between the green, the red and the sky. Excellent work, Tan!
saylan-cb (12738) 2007-04-16 6:18
Muhteşem bir görünüm öbek,öbek adalar ve karadaki tüm detaylarla nefis bir çalışma...
john_c (24662) 2007-04-16 11:14
Another impressive panorama, with superb depth. I love the way the chain of islands extends outward at an angle. The red-roofed buildings are bathed in sun, and I imagine you as some gull reeling and frolicking about on air currents, looking down at the bucolic scene. Very fine work.
toto (0) 2007-04-16 16:05
Belle photo, belle vue de haut qui nous permet de voire cet espace magnifique avec tous les détails bien nets et superbes. Amitiés Thomas
gilou530 (34) 2007-04-16 16:34
une photo en plongée toujouer aérienne qui nous montre ce cordon d'ilets, splendide avec ces couleurs top
jjbach (9324) 2007-04-16 20:04
Wonderful panoramiv view from this amazing place. Excellent colours, lighting and sharpness. Splendid work!
sabyasachi1212 (19771) 2007-04-17 0:34
Excellent POV, the early morning sun is just ideal despite the slight haze. The scattered islands look just wonderful against the blue water.
With Greetings from India
vagabondtravels (6507) 2007-04-17 6:23
Great pov. Very sharp with good detail. What a beautiful vantage point. Really well done.
Xalkida (11744) 2007-04-17 16:48
Wonderful panoramic view from high. Excellent handling of lighting and colors. i love your shots! :)
singuanti (15250) 2007-04-17 22:54
Hi Tan. I think you made the right choice about which one to post. The light is a lot better in this one and we are able to see that crazy line of islands much better. It's a challenge to use a polarizer and a wide angle but you got this just right. Nicely done Tan.
pboehringer (770) 2007-04-18 0:05
Hi Tan, even if the WS is not at its best it is quite interesting to look at the exact landscape at so different light conditions. I almost have the impression that you managed to leave your tripod there to get the exact angle. Certainly the main post is the better option and I had to smile about this shot. I'm starting to understand your style and call it the captain approach. I appreciate this style a lot although I'm not sure if I could do the same. Early morning or late afternoon to be somewhere on the top of the landscape to have a wonderful overview.
Angshu (54653) 2007-04-18 3:39
Superb high POV...I like the repetation of the oval shaped islands along the shore line. Wonder how they were formed like this! The sun from the left, lighting up the red roofs & the parts of the walls looks exciting. Liked your WS sunset shot too
John_F_Kennedy (42006) 2007-04-18 7:32
Nice aerial view. Good light and colours.
zumoduvas (2069) 2007-04-20 8:38
Beatiful picture,nice colour.
Didi (54939) 2007-04-20 13:47
Fantastic lights on the foreground house and magnificient view.
The group of islands are very original, very good POV.
plimrn (21344) 2007-04-20 21:28
Great POV; the smooth curves of the islets layered between the mountain and the tidy red-roofed homes make a really harmonious composition. As always, your great technical expertise supports your artistic vision well. HLJ, Pat
keribar (43841) 2007-04-21 5:29
What a beautiful coast, and probably unspoiled too. Your picture is telling me loudly that Croatia should be on the 2008 agenda. Many thanks for showing us this incredible seascape. Izzet
anesugur (18789) 2007-04-21 16:36
Dalmaçya kıyılarının özelliklerini coğrafya derslerinde okumuştuk.
Anlattıkları kadar varmış.
Çok güzel bir manzara.
İyi bir hafta sonu dilerim. Uğur
abulafia (4900) 2007-04-21 17:38
Im amazed you can keep coming up with these beautiful places that i haven't even heard of!
A shame that the sunset shot didn't come out a little better, it definitely had potentials.
Have a nice weekend
Stepan (27210) 2007-04-22 4:32
It's cool to discover that place thanks to you, cause I plan to go there in June.
Good pov then, with a good dof to appreciate the whole place.
peter1892 (1681) 2007-04-22 16:50
Hi Tan - I like both versions here, although I suppose the sunset shot was taken a bit too late in the day & loses detail int he dark areas. So this one is good too, great viewpoint & those smaller islands seem to lead the eye towards the larger, more distant island on the horizon.
jmcl (14535) 2007-04-24 21:53
again and again and again .. incredible point of view .. really communicates this small village against a vast sea .. the light here .. especially with the rooftops is just tremendous .. epic and beautiful ..
bakes888 (18499) 2007-04-27 16:05
Hi Tan. This looks tropical with the white fringed islands only the red roofs and architecture are out of place. Well composed with the inner islands adding a good diagonal element. Thanks for sharing.
Emiel_Skyfreak (3002) 2007-05-15 8:00
Hi Tan, Beautiful photo of the coast of Croatia coast from high above. Outstanding POV.
I like the fact that one part of the city below is located in the shadow while the part on the right isn't. The roofs of the citypart in the shadow though still reflect some light, which is a nice detail in this photo. Overall a very detailed photo with rich but natural colours, fine sharpness. The horizon at ~ 1/3th-1/4th from above was a good idea! Nice sky too! Well seen and executed.
bazal (7900) 2007-06-11 15:41
I had the chance to visit Dalmatia a few years ago, and I came back very enthousiastic about the beauty of these numerous Islands going from the size of a few tenths of square meters to very large ones as Pag, Hvar or Krk... Your picture is really representative of the memories I have from there and I really like the very dynamic way you present the small islands on it. The contrast between the blue of the Adriatic Sea and the deep green of the pine trees is superb.
Thanks for sharing.
- Copyright: Tan Yilmaz (capthaddock) (28790)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-00-00
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon 10-22 f3.5-4.5 EFS, 77 mm circular polarizer
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/160 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2007-04-14 17:05
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