Evening light is highlighting the beauty of old timbered cottages (dating from 1703) in Kuks. These cottages were originally built as houses for workers who were hired to build a spa resort on both sides of the river Elbe Earl F. A. Spork started to build it in 1692 according to the project by G. B. Alliprandi in picturesque valley which was not very suitable for agriculture as it was too swamped. On the left bank of Elbe, he built a spa facilities and on the right bank there was a beautiful baroque hospital built.
The springs had no real healing features though and the fame of the spa faded, but Kuks is still worth a visit - you can see a huge baroque sights collection in the village and there are a lot of festival held there during the year.
The picture is stitched from 3 vertical shots. And I cloned out an awful satellite dish.
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mesutilgim (81424) 2011-04-12 12:45
Hi dear Romana,
My second visitto your gallery tonight :-))
This one is also quite interesting with it's dramatic light.
TFS and best regards
RhodieIke (11512) 2011-04-12 12:47
Hi Romana, Fantastic photo of these great cottages, good light,colours and presentation. Cheers Iain.
sandpiper (6788) 2011-04-12 14:58
Beautiful capture of these lovely wooden houses. Despite their age they look in perfect condition. Great light and composition.
Sonata11 (33203) 2011-04-12 20:10
fantastic image of those beautiful cottages. Great composition and framework as well. Perfect management of light and colors with good POV. Overall, I like it a very much so. Perfectly well done.
All the best,
marina7 (8051) 2011-04-12 23:56
Excellent clarity and contrast. I like your very advantageous point of view. The tyre tracks lead us to the house in spotlight thus riveting our attention to it. Wonderful and fresh spring scene.
timecapturer (46547) 2011-04-13 6:08
you have captured a magical light inside this shot. Perfectly composed with wonderful textures, shapes and detail. A captivating image.
asajernigan (20906) 2011-04-13 8:00
This is a fine early evening shot! The angled lighting creates nice warm hues throughout the shot. The contast between the sunlit areas and the shadows is great. The road leads the eye through the shot perfectly.
vasilpro (40881) 2011-04-13 14:59
Wonderful composition, beautiful houses with interesting architecture, excellent POV, lovely light and colors.
Have a nice evening, Vasilis.
Longroute (19394) 2011-04-15 0:36
The sweet evening light enhances the beauty of these old cottages. How different they are from the actual workers houses!
You chose a good pov which created a lovely perspective thanks to this narrow road. In our country those would be luxury homes...
A pretty picture,
daddo (23106) 2011-04-15 2:02
Zdravo Romana. Lovely mood in the evening light. Looks like a quiet place where neighbours know each other and where the sense of community must be strong. Nice depth as paths converge and disappear. Pozdrav. Klaudio.
Waylim (25172) 2011-04-15 19:03
Beautiful photo of suchecarming little town or village. These cottage all seems so cozy so inviting for a us to come in. the use of the paths to lead us int and turne into different cottages. Beautiful warm golden light illuminating the whole thing nicely. Good sharpness, good contrast, and beautiful and rich color throughout. Thanks.
COSTANTINO (52862) 2011-04-16 11:42
what a calm atmosphere,what a beautiful
scenery from the countryside
let your imagination free and
have a walk in this village
AdrianWrobel (1686) 2013-05-25 12:39
Ładne te Twoje zdjęcia są. Podobają mi się te spokojne ujęcia. Pozdrawiam - Adrian
- Copyright: Romana Svatonova (romanaa) (7934)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-04-09
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Sony Alpha DSLR A300, Minolta AF 28-80, circular polarizer
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/60 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-04-12 12:43