I love sand dunes, and therefore I enjoyed very much Słowiński National Park, I could spend there many days, but unfortunately my stay there was pretty short. This photograph was taken during a walk through the huge sand dune in Czołpino (Wydma Czołpińska). Far in the right there is a tiny blue line of the Baltic Sea coast. In fact the coast was not that far away but the wide angle lens enhanced the foreground. On top of a tiny hill which raises from the right side, in the forest there is a lighthouse.
Słowiński National Park (Polish: Słowiński Park Narodowy) is a National Park in Pomeranian Voivodeship, northern Poland. It is situated on the Baltic coast, between Łeba and Rowy. The northern boundary of the Park consists of 32.5 kilometres (20.2 mi) of coastline.
The park was created in 1967. Today it covers 186.18 km2 (71.88 sq mi), of which 102.13 km² consists of waters and 45.99 km² of forests. The strictly preserved zone covers 56.19 km². In 1977 UNESCO designated the Park a biosphere reserve under its Programme on Man and the Biosphere (MaB). The Słowiński wetlands were designated a Ramsar site in 1995.
The Park is named after the Slavic people known as the Slovincians (Polish: Słowińcy), who used to live in this swampy, inaccessible area at the edge of Lake Leba. In the village of Kluki there is an open air museum presenting aspects of this people's former life and culture.
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hardyuno (4646) 2010-08-06 11:46
the Baltic Coast is really wonderful! I like this seascape very much. The dunes, the light and the sea, great. And your picture shows an big sky and wide open horizon, very good work TFS
Have a fine evening
leo61 (0) 2010-08-06 11:55
Good composition with this high horizon and good depth with these clouds in the far distance.
Urs (14078) 2010-08-06 17:41
Fantastic sand landscape, I can understand that you could spend many days in this national park, I could do as well. Excellent composition with vibrant color hues and high sharpness. Good photo and note job. Thanks for your critique of my laundry shot.
AKITA (15125) 2010-08-06 19:41
this wasted feeling on the dry desert is very nice,
distant green horizon and wet clouds are quite distant from here,
only the sound of wind on the sand is heard, it is somehow comfortable to me,
the light and colors feel so dry too,
thank you for your excellent shot,
SWEETFREEDOM (19900) 2010-08-06 23:24
i like this landscape of dunes close to the baltic sea. it seems still a wild environment.fine colors and sharpness.
emka (64110) 2010-08-06 23:42
Jakos ostatnio się nie lenisz i więcej zdjęć wysyłasz na TE. Jakie piekne są nasze plaże! Biały miałki piaseczek, trawy, jakięs slady... Szkoda tylko, że dla mnie woda za zimna. Śliczne kolory, a ostrość taka, ze widać prawie ziarenka piasku. Pozdrawiam, miłego słonecznego weekendu
delpeoples (48568) 2010-08-07 1:17
Hi Mariusz, this photo really shows my ignorance because never would I associate Poland with sand dunes until having seen this. I too love sand dunes, especially their texture and the way they contrast against a dramatic sky like this. The image is beautifully contrasted, and the large FG and small dramatic sky are perfectly composed. TFS and I hope you have a good weekend, Lisa
riclopes (35567) 2010-08-07 1:54
Olá M, I love sand dunes too and I used to enjoy a lot the photos of Henryk_Bilor but he's not active now a days. This is another 'down to earth' as you say. Strong FG in inverted V. The stretched arm coming from the corner at right and stopping at the center is just great. You manage to find geometry where there isn't none. The arm seem to be pointing to that lonely cloud. Wonderful sky in the horizon.
Wish you a nice weekend,
rodgerg (55767) 2010-08-07 2:30
An excellent shot of this superb dunes with the details of the sand and too of the vegetation very well collected. The superb sky, well collected too, give a very plesant prospect effect to the composition.
Have a nice WE,
BluSimo (9392) 2010-08-07 2:56
an unexpected Poland here. The little grass and the dark sky, a vegetation composed by low shrubs recall however a windy nothern place. In fact. : -))
it's a being involved photo.
have a great week end
ilDottore (5252) 2010-08-07 4:15
Wybacz, że dopiero teraz odpowiadam, ale normalnie nawał pracy nie daje mi sekundy wytchnienia, do tego otworzyłem niedawno własny biznes (www.copernicus-dublin.com) i już w ogóle nie mam czasu na nic. Dopiero teraz - na urlopie - mogę doprowadzić sprawy TE do porządku.
SPN rządzi! :)
Niewątpliwie jedno z najpiękniejszych miejsc w Polsce.
Pięknie ujęty przez Ciebie bezmiar wydm, wspaniale byłoby tam być... ech...
Niecierpliwie czekam na resztę fotek z SPN.
I pozdrawiam z Lanzarote.
lousat (64053) 2010-08-07 4:15
You must to open a school how to use the hdr....i'm another time whit the mouth open...what a fantastic effect the grass on the sand,a simple view transformed in a great spectacle! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
faletiz (10759) 2010-08-07 5:53
infinite space as far as the eye can see with fascinating foreground of sand and dunes. Bravo, a beautiful photo of far-reaching, with very natural colors and an excellent neatness.
macjake (45556) 2010-08-07 8:21
Well, enhancing the FG is i think, what you wanted right? it worked out very well.
i especially like the foot prints in the sand, giving your shot a hint of a human touch.
appears very isolated there, which makes it that much stronger of a photo.
ciakgiak (30379) 2010-08-07 13:13
Mi piace molto questo scatto in cui si fondono la bellezza delle dune di sabbia ed un bellissimo cielo all'orizzonte. Perfetta la ripartizione degli spazi e la resa sia cromatica che della luce. Eccellente come sempre la qualità dell'immagine e la sapiente scelta del POV. Ti auguro un buon WE.
Un caro abbraccio
paololg (31446) 2010-08-07 14:48
Ciao dear Mariusz,
an absolutely perfect image that gives the feeling to have the feet on this sand. Amazing clearity, from the sand in the FG up to the beautiful clouds on the horizon. Very good dear friend!
Ciao, have a nice Sunday!
Tukan-T5 (4317) 2010-08-08 1:50
Czesc Mariusz, fajne te wydmy.Krajobraz troche niesamowity i pieknie go balansuja te chmury.
Kielia (21519) 2010-08-08 1:59
this is a wonderful impression of this characteristic seascape! It is especially the view into the depth of the dunes that creates a very special and typical atmosphere. It is really the essence of the Baltic. And the clouds are wonderful too. TFS!
adramad (30851) 2010-08-08 9:50
The beauty of the dunes is truly a freak of nature. Nice POV with these dunes and their irregular contours, the alternation of the green grass out of the sand it is a great contrast. Such beautiful clouds that rise above the horizon are very impressive.
Very good light, nice colors and sharpness in this beautiful image.
PixelTerror (0) 2010-08-08 10:08
Nice dune landscape, the light is not too strong but the contrasts between sand and green bushes are here, you get also some good dynamis from the clouds
Have a nice day jY
UlfE (14112) 2010-08-08 23:24
A fine picture of sand dunes. Nice diagonal lines and a great sky. TFS and have a fine week!
AiresSantos (56155) 2010-08-09 3:29
Excellent POV and depth
Lovely clouds on the horizon
Fine natural colors
have a nice week
danos (78036) 2010-08-09 8:49
nice presentation of this sand dune with the wild grass to make it to be alive.The stroll in the park must be a great experience.
Have a nice afternoon,Danos
josepmarin (56471) 2010-08-10 2:59
Already I had seen some photos of these beautiful dunes, published by some of your compatriots.
The truth is that the aesthetic level that these simple sandy formations offer us is very high, and two thirds of your good framing emphasize them to contrast with the sky and the clouds. A great sharpness and a good light in this image.
A very interesting and attractive work for to look at.
Longroute (19392) 2010-08-10 6:49
This place looks like the sand dunes we have in Porto Pino (and which I have photographed and posted here... still others to come) Needless to say I like it a lot, I'm fond of sand dunes like you. The close up view of the herbs and footprints in fg gives the idea of beeing threading the sand with one's own feet and the low clouds in the distance makes a pleasant contrast.
An image with your usual excellent quality.
all the best,
jafadabret (56497) 2010-08-10 22:41
Ce paysage sauvage de dunes me plaît beaucoup. J'aime les couleurs du sable qui s'opposent à celles du ciel.
Composition très juste !