‘Bled - Lake, island, churches and castle’
The most famous attraction for visitors of Slovenia is Lake Bled, a glacial lake in the Julian Alps.
Many pictures of Bled have been posted already on TE and as many of them this pic shows the lake, the small island in it with the Assuption of Mary Pilgrimage Church, the Bled Castle high on the rock and the parish church at the right side.
From http://www.bled.si :
The lake was formed after the recession of the Bohinj glacier. It is up to 2.120 m long and up to 1380 m wide, its maximum depth being 30,6 m and tectonic in origin.
After the last Ice Age, the Bohinj glacier deepened the natural tectonic hollow and gave into its present form. The basin was filled with water when the ice melted.
The lake has no large natural tributaries; it is fed only by a few springs.
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gentedilivello (3103) 2009-11-05 11:43
what a lovely view! The image is very well framed by the leaves, colors and sharpness are great. The picture is very quiet and relaxing. Nice job.
francio64 (39888) 2009-11-05 11:57
una bella composizione dove il colore azzurro predominante crea un bel contrasto con il verde degli alberi.
L'uomo in canoa dà dinamicità e movimento alla scena.
Ottima la gestione della luce.
lightsensor (757) 2009-11-05 11:58
good composition with thees natural leaves as framing! good sun light on the church and the people on canoe. it creates contrast as well. good job!
asajernigan (21427) 2009-11-05 17:18
This is a great shot of this beautiful place. The church and castle are nicely highlighted by the grayed background. The overhanging tress frame the scene nicely. The kayaker adds life to the scene. The lighting and colors are fine as is the photo's sharpness.
Selmik (3625) 2009-11-05 22:29
beautiful panorama view of the lake with nicely composed old-style architecture,fabulous colors,sharpness and light.
cyborg83 (4669) 2009-11-05 22:47
in this photo there is one more interesting subject you didn't mention in the title - Mountains!
They create very nice contrast with the blue lake and green island. For me a great background is an important addition.
You created a great composition with superb colors and light,
serp2000 (45616) 2009-11-05 23:27
Wow! Superb! I like this photo! Excellent colours and fine sharpness. So blue water and mount! My compliments!
hardyuno (4650) 2009-11-06 0:26
very good POV with depth and fine claritiy, strong colours. Well framed with the branches, fine work, TFS
Have a fine day
npecanhuk (77861) 2009-11-06 1:13
That place is magnificent and all the picture taken there are usually breathtaking: that's the case!
Sharpness, exposure, dof, colors, pov and composition are all excellent!
Every single detail was perfectly placed in the frame!
I just love it!
TFS - congratulations!
bracasha75 (24591) 2009-11-06 11:00
So wondeful picture from Slovenia and Bled
Bled is one complete touristic atraction,right.
Emile (20352) 2009-11-06 13:01
Spectacular photo of this beautiful place, the composition is excellent, the presence of the tower and its reflection in the lake is well seen, the vivid colors contrasts are very good, the presence of the leaves create a nice natural frame and the canoes give action to your magnificent photo. Good work.
Wish you a good weekend.
edge (7409) 2009-11-06 13:24
Hello Paul, Captivating picture of the structures and the glistening blue waters of the lake. The mountain serves as an exellent background for the shot with the few tree branches in the foreground serving as a bit of a frame for your picture. Delightful view of this area. My only vistit to Slovenia was to the Maribor University some years ago where I had a colleage there as a guest professor. Regards, Roger
danos (102588) 2009-11-07 4:37
a nice lakeview with the greenery islet to be so attractive and in combination with the falling light,as the the vivid colours,to make the scenery so adorable.I like the high snowy Mt.on the background, as the calmly and tranquil atmosphere of the scene.Well done.
have a nice weekend,danos
anesugur (18789) 2009-11-07 13:00
This is an excellent landscape.
The colors are beautiful.
A really good one.
Have a nice weekend. Uğur
ymrk (15085) 2009-11-07 13:03
wow,incredible landscape..this has affected me.the blue has surrounded to everyplace which is very attractive.See you my friend...
gunbud (34066) 2009-11-07 18:02
Wow! what a splendid scene capture here with the crystal clear blue waters leading past the small water crafts to the georgeous castle and to top it off the beautiful snow capped mountain backdrop.
You make me wish it was I in that red kayak.
skippy007 (12510) 2009-11-07 20:19
Hello Paul, Fantastic colours & clarity in this shot, it is a view that I have seen several times on TE but this one stands out because of the magnificent colour, sharpness & clarity. Beautiful & well framed.
leonorkuhn (16235) 2009-11-08 14:28
Amazing composition! Gorgeous scenery very well captured. The mountains in background are impressive. Great contrast of colors, the blue is fantastic. Good inclusion of people in boats.
Have a nice week
paololg (31448) 2009-11-08 15:09
Ciao dear Paul,
beautiful image of this famous lake, captured in pleasant and relaxing way. You have chosen the best POV to show to us the island of the lake with its beautiful church and the suggestive castle in the BG. Really excellent the brightness and the good management of the colors. Compliments!
Ciao, have a nice week!
alin-m (3716) 2009-11-09 0:23
This is a wonderfull immage!
Nice scape and beautifull colours.
diomed (13926) 2009-11-09 3:15
spectacular landscape with lovely colors, masterly framed. Great Sharp and depth.
vasilpro (41661) 2009-11-09 7:39
Excellent composition with very well light management and POV, impressive church and castle view, lovely colors, very good frame with the leaves.
Have a nice evening, Vasilis.
pajaran (65176) 2009-11-10 1:32
Dobar dan, kod nas je osvanuo lep.
Podsetili ste me na ove lepote, bio sam ovde, prava kompozicija, dobre boje i trenutak.
Puno zdravlja i uspeha, Paja.
mauro61 (52857) 2009-11-10 3:54
pregevole immagine ben saturata e con un'ottima tonalità di azzurro.
Bella la composizione con il campanile e le montagne sullo sfondo.
Longroute (19396) 2009-11-10 10:18
What a wonderful and colourful composition!
This place is really magic and charming: a lke surrounded by impressing mountains and with an island in it! The beauty of nature go together with the beauty of architecture. You captured it in a very good hour with a splendid light which gave you very bright and vibrant colours. The red canoe is a very nice focal point.
Very well done,
paura (47186) 2009-11-10 13:52
A moldura está uma beleza, mostrando a fotografia de excelente forma. Muito boa.
John_F_Kennedy (43763) 2009-11-11 3:14
Good composition with the nice coloured water and the perfect view to the church with the mountains in the background. Well done.
rodgerg (55767) 2009-11-11 4:20
Dag best Paul,
I visited this superb place in ... 1974. Yout nice photo is dus a memory for me. Thanks for this memory.
Superb framing with the vegetation in the FG. Details and colors very well collected. Elements of life too. An excellent photowork of a very nice place.
Have a nice day,
adramad (49082) 2009-11-11 11:48
A beautifl landscape that your you show us with a good POV, ideally the island with the church and the fortress, the great mountain behind with her haze and the touch of the leaves in cross-light in the corners, beautiful colors with a precious) blue of the lake. Good work.
jhm (159100) 2009-11-13 0:38
Deze is werkelijk zeer mooi.
Zeer mooie samenstelling, alles perfect geplaatst.
Ik kan genieten van deze mooie foto.
Dyerco (10185) 2009-11-15 8:26
WOW what a splendid shot. Yes its been done before but one never tires of a scene such as this. Nicely exposed and a kayaker for a little FG interest. Well done.
AKITA (15125) 2009-11-15 16:46
a beautiful and rich view shot of the splendid blue scene,
the color of air is blue,
the color of light is blue,
the color of water is blue,
and your frame too.
red roofs and boat are stars in this blue space.
thank you for your wonderful shot,
LeeLoo (0) 2009-11-16 1:27
Dear Paul VDV!
Ideal point of view.
Hansaphotos (8603) 2009-11-16 10:31
Beautiful surrondings captured in a superb way in this well composed image. The contrast between the churc and the distant mountains is very good and gives a god DOF. Very well framed by the leaves. The colours are superb. Interesting note. Very good job, Paul! Thanks for sharing. Have a nice evening.
Best regards, Erling
ciakgiak (30433) 2009-11-17 1:42
what a magnificent view, I like a lot this superb lakescape well framed by the trees and the very peacefull and relaxing atmosphere.
The composition, the colors and the sharpness are fantastic, a very pleasure looking at this image.
TopGeo (38216) 2009-11-17 10:41
Hi Paul! The image is very well framed by the leaves, colors and sharpness are great Excellent colours view with composition with thees natural leaves as framing!and reflections nice! sharpness and light perfect.Well done!
mikolaj_kawa (0) 2009-11-17 10:42
Hello Paul! Amazing island, wonderful architecture, superb lake and mountains in the background, very good POV and capture. Very nice leaves. Very good frame. Well done!
pablominto (53746) 2009-11-17 23:06
Nice framing of the view to this picturesque island with the church!
And the castle in the background has a no less dramatic location, probably very difficult to conquer back then...
A real postcard with the snow-capped mountains in the back, and the composition has a fine feeling of depth!
ChrisJ (117201) 2009-11-18 4:10
A fairytale setting, with the leafy green island capped by a castle. Good sharpness, colour & saturation. The kayaker at right adds a good focal point. Tfs!
swiatopelk777 (0) 2009-11-19 1:04
Very fine shot, good colors, perfect exposure, original shot.
Greetings from Warszawa!
ManuMay (36287) 2009-11-20 9:32
A great capture, very nice and well done.
Great view with excellent colours, and the option to frame with branches gives idea of space and depth...Really good!
Have a nice week end...
ellelloo (6572) 2009-11-21 5:26
What an enchanting photo with a wonderful mood! The blue of the lake is amazing. I like the way how the tree branches frame the photo. The warm light on the island and its buildings is nicely contrasted by the hazy background. My compliments!
Greetings from rainy south Finland,
janusz2054 (2) 2009-11-21 6:46
Excellent landscape with lovely colors.
Great contrast and sharpness.
sacimar (28329) 2009-11-21 9:30
impressive place, I like the blue tones, the combination of the church tower and the castle is beautiful, nice picture,
raszid62 (18515) 2009-11-21 21:35
Beautiful lake, wonderful island and the majestic mountains - is probably the Triglav massif. Colors colossal. Very nice place to relax and summer and winter probably. Splendid composition and colors, great natural frame.
josepmarin (58359) 2009-11-23 1:33
It is an image as a postcard. You have caught the serene beauty of this idyllic place, in a framing that includes the island, the churches and the castle accompanied by the blue lake and the high mountains in BG.
I like the presence of the branches in FG, creating a natural frame to this magnificent landscape.
A beautiful work.
delpeoples (59684) 2009-11-23 3:49
Hi Paul, we do not see nearly enough of Slovenia on this site, so thank you for bringing us this photo. Even in strong light it has a fairy-tale quality to it, except that you don't see too many kayakers in fairy stories. Great depth, sharpness and you've handled the exposure at the top very well. Congrats, Lisa
anokutan (15097) 2009-11-23 12:47
Very good POV with depth and fine claritiy, strong colours. Sharpness, exposure, dof, colors, pov and composition are all excellent.
Graal (103038) 2009-11-23 23:38
beautiful place and view. Friends all told You. Fine composition and colours. I like it a lot. Well done photo.
carper (96) 2009-11-24 10:51
marvelous looking through,
good composition, fine point of view, very good one Paul, a fine photo job here, have a good day.
Bluejeans (64251) 2009-11-25 5:49
Ola Paul ,
Que belo cartão postal , este lugar é lindo com esta ilha com a igreja rodeada de árvores, as montanhas de fundo com neve nos topos , belo ponto de visão , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
ifanik (21679) 2009-11-28 12:41
Very beautiful place my frien
Wonderful photo with nice colors and POV
Juntas (7960) 2009-11-28 16:42
Hi Paul. Great compo and point of view. The boats, the church, the castle and the mountains... The eyes just follow them up. A nice work. Have a great weekend.
sultana (2101) 2009-11-30 14:32
What a amazing landscape!!Excellent composition with perfect light management and sharpness.Also,I like the smaller model in landscape photography, such as your boatman.Well done.
AiresSantos (56155) 2009-12-05 2:04
Nice vivid colours in this well composed picture
Fine details, well framed and done
Have a nice weekend
fabianoleite (11971) 2009-12-05 4:22
Great composition from different distances and excellent distribution of colors. Perfect field depth, congratulations.
jimkil (1706) 2009-12-05 11:04
A wonderful pic showing us this majestic area of Slovenia, the Julian alps in the bg look superb, the kayakers are great focal points in showing us the depth of bled.
darek1978 (13361) 2009-12-06 13:21
The rich colours in the foreground make this image very appealing. You managed as well an effective point of view to capture the scene in layers. Good details and a beautiful place for sure! I'm very impressed.
Thanks for sharing,
ecanaveira (825) 2009-12-06 13:29
Very nice pic. Wonderful colours and good sharpness.
emilbo (22616) 2009-12-07 12:17
Vraiment merveilleuse cette île sur le lac, le clocher de l'église, les maisons percher en haut, le tout entouré d'une belle végétation. Le bel éclairage met bien en valeur cette scène encadrée naturellement par les branches d'arbres. Superbe harmonie de couleurs avec les tons de bleu.
Tous mes compliments,
cherryripe (21033) 2009-12-07 12:26
I went there 20 years ago and still remember how attractive the island is and walking round the lake. I like the balance between the building and how you used the branches to frame the scene nicely and draw the eye to the prettiliy lit island. Agreable presence of the kayakers.
s_lush (16602) 2009-12-15 11:15
This beautiful shot is more like a tourist poster or postcard. It contains a lot of very nice elements inside one frame, which also is very interesting by the way. Excellently composed, captured and commented!
parbo (11092) 2009-12-22 13:36
Wonderful view of famous lake and its island but here you captured a spectacular one created by fantastic colors and tones. Your skillful framing and adding a visitor while rowing are just perfect. Congratulations.
I wish merry Christmas to you and your family, may you have the best of Christmas this year and all your dreams come true.
Atousa (7131) 2010-01-02 5:15
A nice shot of this attractive island n the lake..the composition is great n I like the way you used the branches to fill the frame.. a peaceful refreshing capture..tfs
Best wishes for you in the year 2010,
boa (7581) 2010-01-18 11:30
a very attractive composition with the tree branches in the foreground and the canoe as a bonus. A real beautiful place with many interesting details. This photo would be perfect as a puzzle, Tfs !
Charo (51212) 2010-03-04 12:38
A hard light that made the sky burn, but does not detract from the beauty of this magnificent place. It seems it was a very pleasant summer afternoon where the canoeists enjoy the lake. Excellent colors and details.
edifice (587) 2010-03-11 12:13
Excellent, also you were very lucky that got a man with boat.
Fante (5429) 2010-03-20 15:48
you forget maountains. So: lake, island, churches, castle and mountains. Excelent POV and DOF. Bled is realy our most famous turistic attraction and your photo of Bled is best photo I have ever seen. TFS.
riclopes (35577) 2010-03-27 23:49
Olá Paul, enchanting place, wonderful framing with the leaves. I feel I'm peeping through a window to a magic world that exists only in fairy tales. Bright and attractive image with the mountains disapearing in the distance. I want to be there right now cannoying...
patdeph (35748) 2010-04-01 10:07
the landscape is marvelous,and I love how you have framed it,with the branches around the island and the mountain,and the colors are fantastic!
ilDottore (5252) 2010-05-16 8:50
Absolute impressive view of this famous place.
No doubt, Bled is one of European jewels.
Excellent composition, and you were lucky with the weather.
ikeharel (77427) 2010-07-31 4:28
Fabulous lake Bled and castle , with a wonderful color's arrey : green small forest, blue water , snowy mountain , red roofs and people on boats - lot's of detail fill the scene.
Enjoy your weekend, Paul.
kiks (12759) 2010-08-22 8:44
Is this for real?!? It seems a farytale. I would love to visit this place. Thank you for showing it in such a beautiful way.
Uhu (8607) 2010-09-06 12:30
Oh yes, Bled! one place that I have actually seen in Slovenia - and quite a nice place, I remember it very good - this quiet lake, and the island, and all the nice things there...
Great work! Color of water are just superb.
jadesgran (5431) 2011-12-31 11:42
This is a well composed picture.The snow capped mountains add a superb backdrop for the attractive church on the island.The man in the little boat adds extra interest. T.F.S.
Best Wishes for 2012
kennyblack (4207) 2012-04-15 10:09
Working in tourism I had the 'opportunity to visit Bled and Bohinj many times but without the camera and when the' I took .... the weather was bad and I could take a picture as beautiful as yours. I really like for the 'excellent quality and detail. I thank you for sharing.
The best Regard 's ... Marino
omid266 (6750) 2014-12-18 20:10
Salam dear Paul,
Thanks for sharing this beautiful shot from the most famous place in Slovenis,
the POV and clarity with colours and details are excellent and perfect,
well done and Thanks!
mkamionka (39805) 2016-10-13 8:53
wow this is an amazing POV. I like how you have frames the famous view. Pleasantly saturated colors. The white areas lost some details but I see it is a bot older photo.
The kayak adds some more life as well.
I have focused on the southern part of Croatia plus Montenegro and Bosnia this time but I suppose I need at certain point to visit as well the northern Croatia and the Slovenia on that chance.
This scene is very encouraging,
- Copyright: Paul VDV (PaulVDV) (32007)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-07-27
- Categories: Castles, Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Canon PowerShot S1 IS
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/320 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Architecture II [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2009-11-05 11:30
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