It was 7:58 am on September 26 according to the clock on my camera, as the Crystal Serenity sailed into Montenegro. The walled medieval city of Kotor where we docked is evocative of several Croatian ports, including Dubrovnik, Split and Trogir. But, nestled among soaring mountains remnants of of the last Ice Age when receding glaciers carved the steep walls and cliffs, and produced fjords evocative of the Norwegian Coast Kotor features a topography even more dramatic than those of the Croatian ports in the Eastern Adriatic.
I dedicate this photo to my friend Klavio Daddic (daddo) whose ancestors hail from this beautiful part of the world.
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Sonata11 (33863) 2012-11-02 19:23
as an earley in the mornning you captured this view wonderfully with fantastic presentation. I like this moment when you taken this photo, because has a special tranquil atmosphere which we can enjoy it. Perfectly well done. Wonderful executed image. Thanks for sharing.
All the best and have a great weekend,
agulberk (3794) 2012-11-02 20:48
Merhaba Bülent Hocam
Sabahın erken ışıklarının karanlığı süpürüp yerini nurla doldurduğu ,gözünü açtığı dakikalarda alaca karanlık mahmur dakikaların ışıkları ,dinlenmiş ve sakin ortamın ruh halini çok güzel yansıtmış. Yeni bir günün heyecanı ve telaşı başlamak üzere. Hocam maşaallahınız var. Dünyayı geziyorsunuz.İmreniyorum size.
Saygı,selam ve sevgilerimle...
daddo (26794) 2012-11-02 21:22
Merhaba Bulent Bey. Thank you for your kind thoughts. There is only one Boka Kotarska. I saw it for the first time as the bus I was came from Cetinje and suddenly turned into the bay and followed the road that skirts the bay up to Kotor and beyond. It was winter and the fog lay as a mysterious band across the water from which emerged a little church in the middle of the bay. Like a dream- it took my breath away. You photo captures some of that mystery (somewhat earlier in the morning) and the beauty of the place.N.B. -I have replied to your critique of Angkor. Selamlar. Klaudio.
emka (98664) 2012-11-02 23:54
You are lucky to go for all these cruises. This time to Montenegro! At 7:58 it was still quite dark but the view is beautiful. I remember this fjord in southern Europe from my trip to Yugoslavia in 1968.
snunney (99968) 2012-11-03 3:23
The atmosphere is quite sublime. Well composed and benefiting from a lovely ambient light. I really don't know this part of Europe at all, something to be rectified.
Afsanehbagheri (3228) 2012-11-03 9:47
سلام دوست من
چه نمای زیبایی چه نور خوبی که احاطه شده بر روی رودخانه
mesutilgim (95378) 2012-11-03 9:56
Selam sevgili Bülent,
Montenegro'dan enfes bir kare !
Onaltıncı yüzyıl flaman ressamlarının yağlıboya tablolarını anımsattı bana.
Ama her nedense şu ana kadar yeterince iltifata mazhar olmamış ! Herhalde içinde fazla kırmızı olmadığından :-))
Selam ve sevgiler
brianmcc (6219) 2012-11-03 11:55
this is a lovely atmospheric and moody image as a result of the simple composition and the beautiful light combining. the almost silhouetted areas of land coming together by the water are fantastic.
have a great weekend,
mayjayne (6126) 2012-11-03 21:58
The early morning moments are sometimes the best moments of the day; and this is portrayed in your shot. A wonderful moment that we are lucky to share through this wonderful compoaition.
PS: Glad the info on KLCC was useful for your earlier shot.
Didi (60588) 2012-11-04 15:16
Hi My friend
In september 26 I was in Gruissan south of France.
Nice view, the shades are not strong and the sun masked by the moutain. It's a good back lights with interesting reflections on the water.
With my best regards
jlbrthnn (76037) 2012-11-05 0:14
It is a nostalgic atmosphere, in the morning. Composition, gives a lot of depth to the picture. The exposure of the photo and sharpness are very good. Bravo.
Have a nice day
jhm (153656) 2012-11-05 2:45
Early in the morning a little bit trouble with light through to few sun, but on this way enjoy we of the atmosphere that you during your trip also had feeling.
Not easy for this moment as photographer, I think that the trip more is important than the picture.
Very well done and nice composition.
aliabazari (16170) 2012-11-05 18:43
Hi Bulent Dear
A beautiful landscape displays. Excellent composition and framing. Depth and good lighting.
Thank you for registering for this nice picture
zoomer (6) 2012-11-09 8:19
Hi,a your shot a romantic mystery about it,with nothing to spoil the mood.All the best,Wolf.
shevchenko (20548) 2012-11-11 20:17
Impressive dim view in the morning, nice color, lighting and misty effects, lovely calm water surface and silent environment, good frame to show the beautiful geographical feuture, thanks for sharing a fascinating nature view.
Bluejeans (64251) 2012-11-13 5:09
Ola Bulent ,
Bela composição em final de dia com este mar rodeado destas montanhas , bonitos tons dourados , boas silhuetas , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
kato (11630) 2012-12-01 0:01
You're capturing well this landscape by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see calm bay, peninsula and soaring mountains in behond. And, the setting sun which is illuminating the water surface faintly draws out a romantic atmosphere in this image.
halikarnas (7678) 2013-02-08 10:40
Nefis bir ışık ve gölge.Sağdaki siyahlık Tablo olmuş fotoğrafın ağırlık merkezi.
Tam dengeli bir yapıt,
delpeoples (58276) 2013-02-25 20:47
Merhaba dear Bulent
A most beautiful and serene image that creates such an atmosphere of romance and wild beauty. I love the minimalism and the part-sillhouettes. The light on the water is magical, as are the tiny ripples near the shore. Lovely work, thanks for sharing.
Have a beautiful day
mcmtanyel (23253) 2013-05-05 20:42
İyI günler, Bülent Bey,
The composition is lovely. The colors of the early morning are exquisite and the silhouette effect is charming. The serenity of the Adriatic is calming on the veiwer's nerves. A very effective photograph!
mkamionka (37147) 2013-05-23 12:43
I have recently dreamed about visiting this exact location around Kotor, I had it all planned but sadly I had to cancel it. Glad to be able to admire it in your impressive photo.
Thanks for sharing,
mirosu (16265) 2013-09-18 19:39
I like very much how balanced and elegant this composition looks as you have employed the elements that define the scenery, the colours and the perspectives in an excellent way. We get a great idea of this beautiful tranquil water place and of its natural surroundings, depth and clarity are superb. Apart from that, even beyond the physical description, the picture is a delight to look at for its beautiful light and excellent light reflections. Well done.
- Copyright: Bulent Atalay (batalay) (38901)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-09-26
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D200, 18-70mm DX Zoom Nikkor
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-11-02 19:04