This is the largest natural permanent lake in Slovenia, measuring 318 ha. It is 4100 m long, 1200 m wide and 45 m deep. Is the largest permanent lake in SloveniaIt is located in the Bohinj municipality in the north-west of the country, and is inside Triglav National Park.
Lake Bohinj lies between Bohinj's mountains, which rise from 1,600 to 2,000 meters, and is Slovenia`s largest glacial lake. It is 4.2 kilometers long, one kilometer wide, and forty-five meters deep.The main tributary is the Savica that springs at the waterfall under the rock wall of Komarča. Lake water that flows in from numerous other sources is restored three times per year. Water level rises 2 - 3 m at heavy rainfall. In summer, the temperature of the water rises to 22C, in winter - Bohinj Lake often freezes.
Saint John the Baptist Church
This little church with it's wooden porch and frescoes, standing beside the stone bridge at Ribcev Laz is one of the iconic images of Lake Bohinj. If you are staying in Ribcev Laz as we did then it also offers a good reference point that you can use to head home! It's often only open short hours at many times of the year and it seems that these do vary so it's best to check the sign on the door to see when you can go inside. It's only a very small church and so looking inside only takes a few minutes, but I think it's worth sparing those few minutes. The exterior frescoes have been worn away in many places but a few can still be seen for what they were meant to be. Interestingly there is a figure with six toes on one foot on the south wall.
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dta (51480) 2012-05-11 4:50
Hello Grzrgorz ,
Wow ! What a gorgeous composition ! We could say here , that we have not the entire reflections of the bell tower , but the reflections are so beautiful . We coul say that the light was not the best , but the cloudy weather provides a splendid ambiance . Of course , the superb church in this moutain scenery is a great subject , but you've excellently framed it . The swan is a real bonus .
Congratulations for this outstanding capture .
Oceania (2165) 2012-05-11 4:52
Breathtaking view, very nice.
daddo (18517) 2012-05-11 4:59
Hi Grzegorz. Beautifully taken, lovely composition, crisp details, balanced image and quite pleasant wintry light. Puts my shot of the same spot into shame. i probably won't post mine now. Pozdrawiam. Klaudio.
Sergiom (39298) 2012-05-11 5:09
Une magnifique carte postale de la Slovénie, avec un paysage bucolique qui n'a rien à envier à personne. Un cadrage exceptionnel et une très belle habileté technique.
Angshu (51174) 2012-05-11 5:31
Wonderful! Its a picture postcard I would like to treasure. Despite the apparent lack of light (presence of clouds in the BG), the clarity in this shot is excellent. The diagonal of the trail eft by the duck creates a good interest as well.
Did you use HDR in this shot?
SnapRJW (18784) 2012-05-11 5:34
Hello Gregg - This is superb. What can I say? The atmosphere with cloudy sky and dull light is wonderful and I doubt that a shot taken on a clear and sunny day could hold a candle to this one. Very beautiful and an absolute pleasure to view. It's images like this that inspire me. Warm regards Rosemary
dale54 (4932) 2012-05-11 5:42
grzegorz hi,what beautifull work!! great job! love it.wonderfull POV,like that very lite light! tfs! dr
JFS (32179) 2012-05-11 5:49
Beautiful place masterly captured. I like the tones, textures and the sense of tranquility. Good light in spite of the lack of sun.
chrisvek (5505) 2012-05-11 5:52
Amazing lanscape with perfect elements of nature.Great atmosphere with superb colors.I also like the contrasts on the water.Very nice text too.Well done
Have a great weekend
Guenther (10893) 2012-05-11 6:49
what a charming composition! In spite of the bad weather you made a very appealing shot full of beautiful details in perfect sharpness... The passing swan is the icing on the cake!
Have a nice weekend
conpulse (72) 2012-05-11 9:46
Great POV,tones and light.
Even by waching I feek like receiving pozitive ions
from the air.
maria-v1981 (10403) 2012-05-11 10:23
I won't say nothing is already add to my favourites. Magnificent shot. Excellent result.
Have a nice evening,
ourania (12427) 2012-05-11 10:30
a beautiful picture that makes the most of the lovely antique architecture, the delightful natural environment, the even light of the cloudy day. All the elements of the composition are placed excellently in the frame, there's excellent balance and captivating tranquility. The swan offers a graceful and subtle dynamism. Clarity and colours are exquisite. Congratulations and thank you.
All the best, have a great weekend,
rychem (9240) 2012-05-11 10:51
Czysta idylla, kojarzy sie z basnia: za gorami za lasami ... Dobrze zrobione
Bluejeans (64239) 2012-05-11 11:06
Ola Grzegorz ,
Linda foto neste lago com esta igreja de fundo , gostei muito dos reflexos , ficou bem romântico o cisne na foto , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
PecoBud (3778) 2012-05-11 11:07
If there were ever a beautiful place to dream about, this would be the place and you've captured it perfectly and with masterful clarity. Superb contrasts and perfect color saturation with stunning light management makes your POV a masterpiece!! Excellent Job Grzegorz!!
TFS........Your Friend from California.....Buddy
golus (2889) 2012-05-11 14:03
A fantastic lake scenery so calm and tranquil, almost from a fairy tale. Excellent composition with outstanding post processing technique. So masterful and outstanding work. Thanks and best wishes,
Sonata11 (28375) 2012-05-11 20:56
bardzo podobaja mi sie Twoje zdjecia. Sa one wykonane z perfekcja i bezblednie, piekna kolorystyka, ostrosc, kontrast, ekspozycja. Nie wiem czy kiedykolwiek dorownam Twoim pracam fotograficznym. Wspaniala praca. Bardzo mi sie podoba ten widok, labodek plywajacy sobie w cudownej atmosferze oraz piekne odbicie w tafli wodnej. Gratulacje.
Serdecznie pozdrawiam i zycze milego WE,
Waylim (22357) 2012-05-12 13:31
When I see this image, it takes me to a land far far away from a long long time ago, okay, that soundes like a fairly tale, but that this what this image bring to mind. A fairly tale setting, I expect the prince and princes to get on the boat at any minutes now :) Really beautiful photo even with this gray clouds, it is still can't hide its charming quality.
Excellent photo quality as well, with really good compositioin and the time is perfect with the swan adding the charm and romantic feeling.
amaryllis (30149) 2012-05-13 2:46
Bonjour et quelle beauté cette photo avec les couleurs attrayantes, les reflets, une composition somptueuse
pierrefonds (48369) 2012-05-13 4:45
The reflections on the water are assets to the composition. The distance between the duck and the church is giving depth to the scene. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the architecture of the church. The cloudy sky is giving a good contrast to the colors. Have a nice day.
jacquest (14176) 2012-05-13 13:41
Th dominating green color in the water is eye catching. The distance in the water gives deepness toward the tower which is well framed in the image. The low hanging clouds give a special mood. Very well done.
patdeph (35738) 2012-05-22 11:18
this is a splendid picture where each deails are full of charm.I liove this little church, the bridge, the fog, the mountains, the trees and the swann is a superb bonus.The colors, the reflections are magnificent.
COSTANTINO (42746) 2012-05-28 11:48
no more comments for this extraodinary
elenimavrandoni (5789) 2013-04-12 2:26
a beautiful picture from a magnificent lake and natural scenery!great job on the effects and great sharpness!I really like the combination of colors here and the whole composition!
- Copyright: Grzegorz Oczkowicz (GREGG) (8243)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-12-27
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Canon 5D, 17-40 f/4 L USM Canon, RAW, 77mm HOYA UV
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/60 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): where reality wins with imagination [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-05-11 4:41
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