Kołobrzeg is a city in the West Pomeranian Voivodeship in north-western Poland with some 50,000 inhabitants (as of 2000). Kołobrzeg is located on the Parsęta River on the south coast of the Baltic Sea (in the middle of the section divided by the Oder and Vistula Rivers). It has been the capital of Kołobrzeg County in West Pomeranian Voivodship since 1999, and previously was in Koszalin Voivodship (1950–1998).
During the Early Middle Ages, Slavic Pomeranians founded a settlement at the site of modern Budzistowo. Thietmar of Merseburg first mentioned the site as Salsa Cholbergiensis. Around the year 1000, when the area was under Polish rule, the stronghold became seat of the Diocese of Kołobrzeg. During High Middle Ages, the town was expanded with additional settlement was founded a few kilometers north of the stronghold in the course of the Ostsiedlung and chartered with Lübeck law. The city later joined the Hanseatic League. Within the Duchy of Pomerania, Kolberg was the urban center of the secular reign of the Cammin bishops and their residence throughout the High and Late Middle Ages. When Kolberg was part of Brandenburgian Pomerania during the Early Modern Age, it withstood Polish and Napoleon's troops in the Siege of Kolberg. From 1815, it was part of the Prussian province of Pomerania. During the 19th century a Polish community started to organize itself. As the Nazis took power in Germany, Poles and Jews were discriminated, determined to be subhuman and eventually subjected to genocide. In 1945 Polish and Soviet troops seized the town and it was subsequently attached to Poland, while the remaining German population which had not fled the advancing Red Army was expelled. The town, devastated in the preceding Battle of Kolberg, was rebuilt but lost its status as the regional center to the nearby Koszalin.
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lousat (67045) 2012-09-28 9:09
Hi Greg,fantastic idea the silhouette of this fisherman on this spectacular sunset,what a perfect expsoure for the best colors and what a magnificent atmosphere,great great shot,i like it!Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
leo61 (0) 2012-09-28 9:09
Hi Grzegorz !
Fantastic sillhouettes(a bit tilted to the right), a dynamic foreground and amazing colors in th the sky.
dale54 (5799) 2012-09-28 9:24
beautifull work grzegorz,i'll say i love this shot! nice contrast,and magic color too! dr
bema (26205) 2012-09-28 9:29
wow, what an color and deigtful scenery..
well selected and presented..
thanks for sharing this really moody shot!
have a nice day, pozdrawiam, Bernd
Sonata11 (31879) 2012-09-28 9:47
Twoje zdjecia sa dla mnie wykonane rewelacyjnie. Bardzo podoba mi sie ich kolorystyka, swietna ostrosc, punkt widzenia. Piekny zachod slonca i sylwteka rybaka robi wspaniale wrazenie. Super zdjecie. Wspaniale zdjecie. Gratulacje. Dzieki.
Serdecznie pozdrawiam i zycze milego WE,
yquem46 (37440) 2012-09-28 9:49
nice shot, very dynamic, pleasant sunset colors, man and outfit as black silhouettes standing out on the orange sky
Bravo, have a nice WE
krzychu30 (14342) 2012-09-28 10:01
super,zarowno pomysl na zdjecie,jak i jego wykonanie.
Cala scena bardzo mi sie podoba.A do tego te piekne kolory zachodzacego slonca.Znakomicie oddales nastroj calej sceny.
macjake (48279) 2012-09-28 10:04
well, i have a funny feeling this photo is going to be extremely successful and popular for you here on TE!
and why not!
what a shot!
the bend and curve in the fishing rod is excellent.
as are the waves in the royal blue dark water.
the chair, the silhouette, the sun colors! what a beauty!
mrichat (1601) 2012-09-28 10:20
A very nice presentation with beautiful color blending,a nice pov indeed,well managed light.nice frame.very eyeshooting.i'm a sunset aand sunrire shot lover.i really like your shot.greetings from india.take care.
JFS (32457) 2012-09-28 10:55
Powerful and beautiful shot, a very good daylife scene, fantastic composition. Good work Grzegorz!
carlo62 (22265) 2012-09-28 11:03
spettacolare tramonto sul mare, il pescatore è un vero gioiello e si incastona molto bene nel quadro.
Highmountains (2255) 2012-09-28 11:27
Wao ! The colours are deep and saturated. The shimmering light on the waves ias been extarordinarily captured. The waves around the end of the pier has been so well taken that it creates a sense of rhythm in the photograph. The two lines swaying to the right, the chair reclining to the left along with the fisherman bent backwords to the left makes this a very good composition too.
The read and orange of the evening sky gives a definite mood to the photograph.
Thanks for sharing this beautifully composed photograph.
LOOOK13 (19046) 2012-09-28 12:17
A great great shot.
lpi (4857) 2012-09-28 13:31
la composition est excellente!
J'aime cette jolie silhouette du pêcheur et ce superbe ciel en feu!
Gigidusud (11587) 2012-09-28 13:40
Splendid composition on sunset with nice fisherman silouhettes.Well done!
Have a nice WE.
federico (1705) 2012-09-28 14:14
hi Grzegorz very nice shot, with a great silohuette, wonderfull colors too, everything well balanced
Hansaphotos (6255) 2012-09-28 14:24
This is a beautiful shot. Wonderful silhouette of the fisherman. Splendid sunset colours. A well exposed shot. Excellent:) Have a nice WE.
Best regards, Erling
Bluejeans (64247) 2012-09-28 15:22
Ola Grzegorz ,
5 estrelas esta tua foto com estas cores vivas de final de dia , fantástica a silhueta do pescador , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
fotka (2811) 2012-09-28 16:19
Co za wspanialy zachod slonca nad polskim morzem. Sylwetka wedkarza na pierwszym planie dodaje osobowosci temu zdjeciu. Swietna kompozycja, super kolory, swiatlo.
Bardzo mi sie podoba, wpada w oko.
kabel (1369) 2012-09-28 20:06
Hello, beautiful silhouette photo. Great colors and excellent dof.
npecanhuk (58170) 2012-09-29 2:32
That's a wonderful picture!
You were there at the right moment and place! Plus, you did a superb photo job!
Chosen pov and composition are the best!
Light and colors are excellent!
What a sky!
Those silhouettes are so eye-catching!
TFS - congrats,
elkab (4939) 2012-09-29 2:40
Super pomysł na kadr i perfekcyjne wykonanie. Podoba się bardzo!
CLODO (27474) 2012-09-29 3:01
Splendid sunset colors, good movement of the wave and hats off for this fisherman going to have a big fish.
chrisvek (6997) 2012-09-29 4:00
Wow.So perfect composition and great capture of this fisherman.Amazing variety colors and lightning.Perfect POV and framing.
Have a nice weekend
jlbrthnn (79791) 2012-09-29 8:37
The silhouettes of the pontoon and angler are superb against the fiery horizon and colorful. A beautiful photo. Bravo.
Have a nice day
clic (13006) 2012-10-01 7:28
Lot of serenity is convied by this "shadow puppet" show performed in such an outstanding decor!
SWEETFREEDOM (20552) 2012-10-01 7:29
very nice picture, great light management and colors. i like the dark silhouettes of the fisherman.
claudeD (28211) 2012-10-01 12:17
Very fine picture showing amazing contrasts a excellent colors. I like the very well done light managment. Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
alex4ndru (1374) 2012-10-02 4:37
i really like this kind of compositions with silhouettes in the sunset light. your composition is perfect and it's an inspiration to me! TFS!
all the best!
Nard (6915) 2012-10-02 5:34
Splendid silhouette in front of a burning sky. The colors are magnificent and the gesture of the fisherman gives a nice dynamic.
fabbs99 (13447) 2012-10-07 20:58
Really an out of the world kind of photograph.Great colors of the setting sun and the perfect silhouette.I love this .TFS
Keep sharing and exchanging views.
Best wishes and warm regards
kato (10547) 2012-10-12 16:42
You're capturing well this scne by a good composition and excellent tone, so it's interesting and impressive to see the spectacle that a fisherman is hanging down the fishing rod at pier. It's good at the contrast between the sky dyed to sunset color, vivid waves on sea and with the fisherman/pier silhouette.
Have a nice weekend.
mvdisco (17416) 2012-10-21 9:00
Hi Grzegorz ,
A beautiful POV. with this silhouette of the fisherman on the quai,
Wanderful sunset nicely taken with great tone of colors and light,
I like the wave and the Amazing warm colorful sky,
- Copyright: Grzegorz Oczkowicz (GREGG) (7804)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-09-04
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon 5D, Canon EF 70-200mm F/4L USM,, RAW, 67mm Hoya PL Super HMC
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/200 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-09-28 9:02