Bled island has been photographed zillion times and a good part of these shots have been published on TE.
I was just driving by when the warm, soft light of the rising sun and boat on the lake persuaded me to stop and take a shot. I even dare publising the image although you've probably seen many simmilar photos.
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aadilj (18102) 2007-12-31 4:18
Thats a marvellous and immensely poetic, romantic and a very beautiful shot. the architecture in the background is wonderfully draped in haze and mist. Lovely colours and superb soft focus.
abanibi (749) 2007-12-31 4:22
Hello Ales! A fairy-tale image, so dreamy! I love the soft muted colours and the whitish trees. The boat helps fill the water, but I'm not so sure about the shore in the foreground (maybe the photo would be too empty without it...). Begin the reflection so subtle, I think I would have cropped half the water and let just the island, the boat and the tree.
Very good work, and very suggestive.
All the best,
jorgi (3810) 2007-12-31 4:26
ne glede na to, kolikokrat je bil dolocen motiv objavljen, je skozi vsake oci drugacen. Ce pa so te oci take, da vidijo preko banalnega, vsakdanjega, potem dobimo perfektno in edinstveno sliko. In ta sodi mednje. Osebno sem zelo zadovoljna, da si se jo odlocil objavit.
Srecno v prihajajocem letu,
mikolaj_kawa (0) 2007-12-31 4:28
Hello Ales! Beautiful landscape. Amazing scene. Wonderful architecture in the background. Good capture. Very nice effect. Happy New Year!
daddo (23104) 2007-12-31 4:36
Zdravo Ales. A thing of beauty cannot tire the eye and the imagination and you have shown another face of this beautiful place. it appears like a dream, almost ephemeral, as if it may disappear at any moment. Lovely light and softness.Lucky you to be granted such a sight while "just driving by."Sve je perfektno u ovoj kompoziciji. Bravo. Pozdrav. Klaudio.
jplebrun (21208) 2007-12-31 5:02
WOW elle est très belle cette photo de cette île toute givrée avec ces habitations et ces arbres, beau travail, bravo et bonne année.
MarcT (20964) 2007-12-31 5:10
Beautiful place, magical place.
Gorgeous colors and wonderful mood.
macondo (18551) 2007-12-31 5:16
Well I've never seen one before!
What a fine shot. Beautiful lighting and haziness, and superb balance achieved by the boat, the rocks and the tree's brances. Just a very atmospheric and wondrous shot.
Regards and happy new year
brandstaetter (15915) 2007-12-31 5:44
we took it in the same moment ! Bled is not so far away, so we have the same layers of fog, the same light, also the same cold fingers :) .... great that you captured also a boat and that you used some foreground to reach depth.
Well done ! Cheers christian
sayeed_rahman (6207) 2007-12-31 6:02
The soft pallete looks like a painting..Like the light around this place..good useof the elements with the right perspective...youve managed the saturation well enough to give the compo enough depth..overall a good photojob..like it ;)
It might have been the most p'graphed place but each one tella a diff story
Seasons Greetings :)
worldcitizen (6633) 2007-12-31 9:58
Yes, there are many photos of Bled, but this one is magical!! The composition is perfect. I love the mostly white and gray colors, with the dark branches and rock in the corners. The ripples on the water and the small boat are great details, but the castle itself, surrounded by snow and fog is absolutely beautiful. Happy new year to you!!
Ebbe (9617) 2007-12-31 12:04
Wonderful winterlight! The foreground details and the boat helps to give a depth in the otherwise flat scenery.
danyy (0) 2007-12-31 18:13
des photos d'hiver qui continuent à me plaire beaucoup.
Ici l'ambiance un peu mystérieuse de cet endroit dans la brume.
J'adore ces couleurs et ses lumières vraiment spéciales.
I wish you a Happy New year.
vincz (19113) 2008-01-01 1:13
Beautiful! A dreamy image, so magical ambiance. A great choice for the end of the year.
Tue (27374) 2008-01-01 15:48
Beautiful view with the little island, covered by snow. The boat and the branches are also very good inclusion. The light is lovely too. Great work.
Best wishes for a happy and healthy 2008!
smarcell (19963) 2008-01-02 3:36
Really a fantastic light. The branch and the rock in foreground, very sharp and contrasted, are very important for making the picture. Excellent work, with a very nice mood.
The boat seems to float over nothing. I love the fact that it is slightly more contrasted than the background, being closer to the camera.
marjan (6279) 2008-01-02 3:53
hi Ales, odlicna slika v prekrasem zimskem ambientu. Lepo vidne meglice in z ivjem prekrita drvesa. Res lepo.
hdl (6995) 2008-01-02 4:50
Hi Ales. Great shot. I love the atmosphere with the fog over the lake and the island vaguely in the background. The boat gives good depth and balance. I'm happy that you dared to publish it; it's a beauty. Best wishes for 2008!
wishlist (4133) 2008-01-04 0:12
stunning picture very well composed and presented. Great choice to include the small boat givind a great perspective and dof. The atmosphere you brought with this shot is simply amazing, with the little island kissed by that truly beautiful light. Quality is excellent throughout.
Excellent job indeed!
Thanks for sharing this and regards
Charo (51210) 2008-01-04 0:42
A magic image. Everything in her is beautiful, from the water up to the castle and the small ship. Big apprehension. Congratulations!!!
Norte (531) 2008-01-06 9:31
This is the WOW-kind of picture!
The light and the mystic mist gives a very special mood, and you were there at exactly the right moment.
Best regards, Jon
meltemi (0) 2008-01-07 0:33
everything is wondrous and perfect here, it's like a fairy tale. The light is superb. This "cliche" is beautiful, a real painting.
Thank you for sharing and have good evening.
MarianneS (15338) 2008-01-12 0:28
This is a wonderful winter shot.
I am glad that you decided to stop and shot the place to post this picture because it is unique.
The atmosphere is so mysterious, it seems like a palace of snow or ice.
The little boat is the perfect additional detail in your composition.
And the rock and the tree at the foreground offer the necessary contrast.
smash2707 (3320) 2008-03-04 14:25
Cliché or not, your shot is magical. The softness of the colors transmit peace. Nice compo with the addition of the boat. Regards, Yvonne
lunamarine (9) 2008-08-04 4:34
Le décor est surréaliste,comme dans un conte de fée. Cependant, le rocher et l'arbre nous raccrochent à la réalité et évitent de se perdre dans le brouillard. C'est comme un rêve que l'on contemple de loin. Splendide!
nchen2000 (102) 2008-11-16 1:05
All most of your photos, over 95 percentage,attracted me.
I also shot Bled island,but is not worth to mentioning compared with yours.
It is not necessarily to add good critiques to all of your photos,this is a representative of my best compliments.
wojteczek (1152) 2009-03-24 14:57
Mystic and Lovely picture. I like this shoot
- Copyright: Ales Arnsek (aral) (1195)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-12-30
- Categories: Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon EOS 350 D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/40 seconds
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