This beautiful small lake is located in Kranjska Gora. Just ten minutes walk from the center. On the right side you can see one of the treasure hunters from my yesterday's photo. :-)
In the backgroud is valley which leads to Vršič pass.
The history of Kranjska Gora reaches back to the second half of the 14th century when the inhabitants began chopping down the forests to a larger extent, transforming them into farm land and pastures for sheep and cattle. The area gained strategic significance during World War I when the military road across the 1611 m high Vršič pass from the Sava to Soča Valleys was constructed by Russian prisoners. Kranjska Gora acquired its fame as a tourist region through the construction of the railroad and its first visitors. Somewhat later, ski jumping and ski flying in Planica carried the name of the area and valley throughout the world. This encouraged a blossoming tourist activity in the Kranjska Gora region especially when the first cable cars were built on the sides of the Vitranc at the end of the fifties.
Even older than Kranjska Gora is the mysterious village of Podkoren which hides wonderful tales from times when tourism was still foreign to the Zgornjesavska Valley. A paved medieval road led through the village which in the 15th century served as a connection between the countrysides of Carniola and Carinthia. A postal carriage brought inhabitants news from far off places across Korensko sedlo (Korensko Saddle) during the era of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire. Until the year 1990 when the Karavanke tunnel was built, the road through the Korensko sedlo presented the main traffic connection with central and northern Europe.
Kranjska Gora and Podkoren are linked by at least three things: a common history, a common position on the tri-border between Slovenia, Austria and Italy and a common tourist boost due to resounding achievements of »the heroes of the white sheer slopes« at the annual Alpine skiing World Cup.
For tourists, both regions particularly represent an excellent combination of the Kranjska Gora cosmopolitan pulse and the idyllic serenity of Koren.
The Zgornjesavska valley
The municipality of Kranjska Gora is situated in the area of the Zgornjesavska valley, sometimes spelt Gornjesavska dolina, and also known as Dolina, this is without doubt one of the most picturesque Alpine valleys.
Located at the far north east of Slovenia where the borders of Slovenia, Austria and Italy meet, the valley is embraced on the north and south by the towering peaks of the Kravanke Mountains and the Julian Alps. In the east its border runs just below the town of Jesenice where the valley opens up towards the Radovljiska valley, extending in the west along the water-stretch between the Sava and the Zilja rivers, just west of Ratece.
The Zgornjesavska valley enjoys an Alpine climate with its long, snow-abundant winters and shorter summers with moderate temperatures, easterly winds and sufficient rain to maintain the valley’s greenery.
The winter usually stays in the valley for between four and five months, and the blanket of snow usually covers the valley for just around four months. The lowest daytime temperature in January sometimes reaches –8 oC, while on average it usually warms up during the day to just over freezing point. The average temperature in the hottest summer months is 10 oC in the morning, rising up to around 23 oC during the day.
In winter there are large differences between the sunny and shady slopes embracing the valley. The sunny slopes are ideal for trips and strolls in the beautiful sunshine while the shady slopes keep the cold and help to retain that snow blanket loved by all skiing enthusiasts.
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yeln (11504) 2010-04-19 0:53
lepa ostrina, barve in globina. lepo padajoče sence. NICE!!! odlično nebo in kombinacija z gorami, kjer se lepo preliva njihova modrina.
ponosni kozorog se predstavi!
mauro61 (52623) 2010-04-19 0:55
bello il taglio con i soliti bei colori e una luce contraria che aumenta la bellezza della scena.
Fantastica ambientazione con il lago e le montagne sullo sfondo
Ricx (13495) 2010-04-19 1:14
Hi Sasko, Excellent. in so many ways. Great interesting image with lots of detail.. good sharpness and great useful management of light. Well done on the framing. Well done Ricx
macjake (57074) 2010-04-19 1:30
Well this is different..no architecture!
its great to see this view, love the V shape funneling the viewers eyes toward the middle of the frame.
I actually find the statue a little bit distracting myself...you?
the scenery is well worthy of standing alone as its so beautiful.
Have a great day
Amaz (11475) 2010-04-19 1:32
Perfect composition, my dear Sasko!!
Perfect POV and fine colours!!
Very well done!!
romanaa (7966) 2010-04-19 1:35
though I would appreciate no statue on the stone, the lake and the mountain view are stunning. You have managed to deal with the difficult light successfully, colours, sharpness, depth - all perfect.
besnard (53756) 2010-04-19 2:07
Un format bien choisi pour mettre en valeur ce paysage de montagne et son lac aux très belles couleurs.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.
JanD (0) 2010-04-19 2:21
Nice sculpture. Amazing natural scenery. Fine colors. Good take. Very good frame.
pajaran (52636) 2010-04-19 2:36
Dobar dan, kod nas kisa i jak vetar.
Kozorog simbol planina i lepe prirode.
Dobar pogled preko skulpture na jezero i divne planine ciji vrhovi paraju nebo i oblake.
Odlican motiv prikazan dobrim bojama i lepom fotografijom, cestitam.
Lep dan i vreme, Paja.
jhm (140090) 2010-04-19 2:51
You chose a vertical frame so get we the mountains in background as lovely panorama view.
Also the statue a big stone give a nice point to, these picture.
Very well captured and good composed. TFS.
Budapestman (82620) 2010-04-19 2:59
great shot of this place, the composition is very spectacular, I like the statue in the foreground and the POV, the atmosphere of the photo is picturesque, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
oncel (1407) 2010-04-19 3:03
Nice lanscape photo.Colors are pure and looking brilliant.
giorgimer (34870) 2010-04-19 5:11
it's really very nice. Excellent composition, wonderful colors and transarency
sacavem (18614) 2010-04-19 12:56
I like your POV and the vertical format here.Excellent composition, very nice colours, and sharpness.
gilou530 (34) 2010-04-19 13:24
une superbe photo de ce paysage grandiose avec des couleurs sublimes, belle photo
vasilpro (40933) 2010-04-19 13:29
Wonderful composition, peaceful and picturesque place, beautiful atmosphere, lovely colors, very good POV, clarity and light management.
Have a nice evening, Vasilis.
AKITA (15125) 2010-04-19 16:56
a beautiful view shot of shining lake and mountains,
all parts of green of water, blue of mountains and sky and orange of rocks are composed very artistically,
and widely occupied sky is nice in it,
the light and whole ambience are very cheerful,
thank you for your wonderful picture,
edge (6335) 2010-04-19 21:13
Hello Sasko, This is a very well composed picture with the Ibex or goat in the foreground leading one's eyes to the sparkling green lake and the mountains with their great cloud cover as a background. Colors blend well in this picture and the sun provides great lighting for the lake and the snow on the mountains. Even the small tree in the front gives some good dimensions for this picture. Grand Job. Regards, Roger
raszid62 (18583) 2010-04-19 21:53
Ta denar je verjetno izlo¾ba v regiji, je nekdo pri¹el z odlièno idejo s to skulpturo. Lepa vrba jezero in neverjetno in nevarnih Alps v ozadju. Krasen barve in odlièno ostrino.
SWEETFREEDOM (22808) 2010-04-20 1:28
very nice composition all fits very well in the picture. Superb view over the lake and surrounding mountains. Colors and sharpness very good.
Helisa (330) 2010-04-20 3:39
My comment probably won't make much difference now that you've already got so many, but just wanted to say that I liked it too. It is how you composed the photo the most eye-catching and colours of course, a bit more contrast in the sky and you won! :)
rodgerg (55767) 2010-04-20 7:28
The very orginal and very efficience Fg give a great depht to this image very well balanced and very pleasant for the eyes. Superb color (especially in the water) under a beautiful cloudy sky.
Have a nice evening,
diomed (13926) 2010-04-20 7:38
amazing landscape with the sculpture on foreground and a lovely mountains' view on vertical frame and an impressive sky. Beautifull composition, congratulations.
Have a nice Tuesday
zubeyirgok (449) 2010-04-20 13:41
Color, clarity and compozisyon very beautiful and successful. I love the mountains and clouds. A perfect photo. Congratulations.
AiresSantos (56155) 2010-04-20 23:38
Another lovely picture about nature and animals
Amazing background with nice cloudy sky
Very well framed and done
Have a nice day
Hansaphotos (6905) 2010-04-21 0:41
Beautiful view over the lake towards the snowy mountains. I like the colour of the water in the lake. It seems like a very nice area. The statue placed in the foreground gives a good sense of depth. Very well done! Thanks for sharing. Have a great day.
Best regards, Erling
mkamionka (30694) 2010-04-23 1:55
in the miniature I thought that it is a real animal.
Beautiful scenery, incredible views. Real pleasure to look at it. Very interesting composition, although I usually take less of the sky, I am more down to earth person, but it is a matter of personal preference.
Have a good weekend,
resat1972 (7362) 2010-04-25 0:14
The mountains in the back of a dazzling beauty. Frame sequence and the successful placement of the clouds and a quality shot. Add to my favorites.
paololg (31448) 2010-04-29 14:46
Ciao dear Sasko,
beautiful composition, with a pleasant tonality of green of the lake and an unbelievable effect of the transparency of the water. You have played in superb way with the light getting a pleasant depth of field. Compliments!
Ciao, have a nice Friday!
ikeharel (58253) 2010-06-17 3:06
A nice POV with the Dear-statue overlooking the beautiful lake surrounded bymountains.
Great touring area.
- Copyright: Sasko Glavica (Fante) (5429)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-04-17
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D90, Nikkor 18-105mm AF-S DX F3.5-5.6G ED VR
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