Firstly I will thank everyone for his/her warm
words by my previous picture.
Sometimes it is better to "throw the bow" Kasia
want to see her parents (so do I) and of course
Isabella must see her grandparents. I sold some
old stuff so we had money for the trip.
Kolobrzeg is 150 km from the border of Germany
and Poland. It's a beach place with a lots of
activities in the summer. Personal I like more
the other seasons, because that is more
We were very surprised to see 20cm (or more)
snow in end March. I went to the beach and....
the beach was incremented and every water
breaker (the wooden poles) was equipped with
ugly yellow signs. Luckily I found a stretch
of beach that didn't lost his old charme..
After a beauty sleep:-) (I had ridden all night)
I went that afternoon to the beach with my stuff.
There was a lots of wind (about 8-9) and it was
-12 Celsius, a "nice" combination, even my tripod
had sometimes problems. Fortunately the beach
was frozen: no blowing sand.
Personally I think this is definitely not my
best picture, or most beautiful one, but it's
a picture that tells more than a thousand words
and you can feel the situation. I like also the
combination: wooden poles, with ice and wild
The next pictures are more colorfull and calmness.
Canon 5D MarkII
Canon 17-40 L4
Velbon Sherpa 750R
Frozen Dinky toy
Have a nice weekend..
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dta (79098) 2013-04-06 1:19
Hello Robert ,
Another fantastcic picture , in your very personnal style , with an outstanding technical quality . The ice on the posts provide a n amazing subject . The sky is really superb , too , with the blue hole in the dark clouds .
thebest (4276) 2013-04-06 1:20
What a stunning photo - amazing - I absolutely love it...for all the right reasons.
dkmurphys (60031) 2013-04-06 1:23
Superb composition with the icy line going into the sea. Funny title, well done.
Enjoy the weekend.
jhm (154564) 2013-04-06 1:25
Dit is werkelijk enig om te zien, de palen vol met ijs.
Dit beeld is uniek in zijn soort.
Toch heeft u oog voor perspectief en diepte in deze foto.
De hemel is u werkelijk gunstig gezin omdat hij zorgt voor een uitnemend contrast.
Voor mij een beauty, proficiat.
ktanska (28034) 2013-04-06 2:15
Quite a dramatic shot from seaside in wintertime. Yes it is surprising to see such from Poland from late March. Long exposure adds drama to waves and so does the darker sky.
brianmcc (6219) 2013-04-06 2:36
once again you have produced a stunning coastal scene, even if you do not think it is your best. the wooden poles are positioned perfectly to lead the viewer towards the horizon. the combination of frozen snow around the poles, and the white foam of the sea is superb. i love the dark and moody sky. altogether a very dramatic, and 'other-worldly' image.
have a great weekend,
Gigidusud (21151) 2013-04-06 2:56
Fantastic capture of the frozen beach!Amazing seascape I like a lot!
Have a nice week-end.
m (0) 2013-04-06 3:35
that's pretty amazing, the ice and the crazy waves combined! Wonderful composition and flawless execution, you're such a master of long exposures!:)
Have a great weekend
Urs (14082) 2013-04-06 4:39
That really looks cold,ice above the sea, it is a perfect angle to boost DOF. The shot is dramatic as well as bold, the sky really matches the scenery.
timecapturer (49288) 2013-04-06 4:42
you must have been frozen taking this amazing shot. I recently went down to the beach in my hometown and my hands were so cold I nearly dropped the camera getting it off the tripod, and it did not look like this frozen beauty. The image itself is stunning and so incredible. Love the icy shapes and the rush of iced water, add to this the atmospheric and moody skies and you have a real winner. Another classic Robert!
Enjoy your weekend - Brian.
marabu61 (11061) 2013-04-06 4:50
Sorry to hear about your job, I hope strongly that you will find something that suits you very soon. Great picture by the way yesterday, sorry I hadent time to comment. Such a simple yet very effective scene with amazing colors.
Now to your todays upload
This is taken end of march, incredible, I start to shudder right away it looks so cold. That ice makes for a great subject and the brooding sky add a good contrast.
have a good weekend
Sergiom (81809) 2013-04-06 5:10
Cette photographie est une petite merveille de technique bien exécutée. Il faut dire que le sujet est magnifique et assez rare. Le temps d'exposition nous donne un superbe flou artistique.
yquem46 (38752) 2013-04-06 6:11
Another little masterpiece, well in your style
Nice compo in perspective with this association of frozen white with the cold blue/black of the skies
Bravo, have a nice WE
Porteplume (3458) 2013-04-06 8:44
* It's funny because my eyes are not that sharp anymore and I thought, at first sight on the thumbnail, that there were "penguins on a row" like in the film the La Marche de l'Empereur
Maar nadat ik dat thumbnail heb geopend ben ik weer aangenaam verrast door zoveel schoonheid... Dank je voor weer eens plezier voor mijn ogen! ;o)
Vriendelijke groeten - Viviane
Romano46 (18472) 2013-04-06 8:50
indubbiamente questo è uno scatto di classe!
Bravissimo! Perfetto nella composizione e nella tecnica di esecuzione. Hai saputo interpretare in maniera meravigliosa un aspetto del gelido inverno sul mare.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
ikeharel (72903) 2013-04-06 9:16
Fantastic icey scenery, Robert.
Still very cold weather in western Europe, but give a stunning photographic opportunities.
Great shown the ice accumulated under long exposure, made a unique sight.
Best regards, stay indoor's warm places.
pajaran (61882) 2013-04-06 11:04
Vrlo interesantan i dobr tekst ...
Lep pogled i trenutak u prirodi ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast, perspektiva, lepe boje.
Dobar rad, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak sa oblacima.
Lep trenutak u prirodi.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje za vikend.
Very interesting and good lyrics ...
Nice view and a moment in nature ...
A good time recording, contrast, perspective, beautiful colors.
Good work, nice place and time shown to the clouds.
A beautiful moment in nature.
Good evening and all the best for the weekend.
macjake (69173) 2013-04-06 11:28
we both have Ice photo's posted today.
But I have to admit that yours is much more dynamic and powerful and more interesting than mine!
this one is a keeper!
and it for sure has your signature style attached to it.
love seeing the moving water and the ice.
excellent idea to use the diagonal for depth.
williewhistler (16398) 2013-04-06 13:06
beautifully composed with the icicle laden poles across the verticals leading nicely to the single patch of blue sky,very dramatic.
This is a stunning photograph,well worth your not inconsiderable efforts.
There is a bright area in the RFG that may be worth toning down a little.
Best regards Les.
fabbs99 (17167) 2013-04-06 14:01
Great shot with exceptional sharpness and framing.Superb light management and clarity of the shot.Excellent composition, very well done, TFS.
bantonbuju (51815) 2013-04-06 15:02
dobre... w miniaturce niczym pingwiny, w pełnej wersji - niczym labrador....
npecanhuk (75592) 2013-04-06 15:30
Wow! Wonderful picture!
Long exposure, colors, chosen pov and composition are all outstanding photo qualities!
It looks cold there! I like it though!
TFS - congrats,
jjcordier (79297) 2013-04-06 22:32
C'est toujours un immense plaisir de découvrir une nouvelle photo de toi dans la galerie. Une photo très spectaculaire et très belle avec ces piquets recouverts de glace et ce contraste entre les tons froids (même glaciaux!) de la mer et ceux plus chauds du ciel. Et toujours ces superbes effets longue pose que tu maîtrises à la perfection....même par grand vent!
kabel (1926) 2013-04-07 5:29
Hello, a good image with sdtrong color and excellent pov. The image really evokes the coldness and roughness of the winter sea.
Cricri (120537) 2013-04-07 10:18
C'est magnifique pour moi, très spectaculaire l'épaisseur de la glace sur les poteaux, l'effet longue pose de l'eau, un ciel qui s'ajoute merveilleusement au paysage
adramad (46504) 2013-04-07 13:36
Wonderful very personal image, which recreates a unique winter magnifies the diagonal of the icy poles, following the eye to the horizon line, with the stormy sea is fantastic sky with those clouds that give a perfect touch of drama .
Perfect management of light and sharpness.
Good start to the week.
jcpix (13930) 2013-04-07 17:20
Amazing! This is really beautiful, you've given life to a frozen winter scene. The long exposure to create motion in the waves contrasted with the solid ice covered stakes is fantastic. The exposure to balance so much white and have such a dark and moody sky is a true testament to your skills. The touch of orange/red in the clouds is the perfect compliment to the two tone color scheme. Even if it's not one of your favorites, I have no hesitation to say it's one of mine...and you have a lot to choose from! :) This really is a neat image, thanks for sharing this beauty. Have a great week ahead.
All the best,
emka (99999) 2013-04-08 0:02
Hi dear Robert,
The sea in winter can offer spectacular view. These poles covered with thick ice look awesome. and the sea is so dramatic. Amazing photo. And the sky enhances this feeling.
all the best for you
COSTANTINO (66210) 2013-04-08 6:03
no more comments for this excellent composition
only greetings,the ice on the posts provide on
an amazing carpet,nice inspiration
jlbrthnn (76037) 2013-04-08 10:10
The beautiful sky brings color to the sea almost in black and white. The composition is balanced, the quality is excellent.
Have a nice day
Didi (60588) 2013-04-08 10:12
This is a fantastic composition
Very nice deep foreground taken in slow speed
I note a very good lights control
mkamionka (37831) 2013-04-08 14:04
indeed when one lives far from family -a lot of resources, both time and money, go for trips to visit family. Other people can spend it to go around the world instead. I know the feeling, and I got used to it... and every time I try to use this opportunity to visit some new places if possible.
Looking at this photo I would say: it was definitely worth it. I would never judge which of your photos is the best. They are all so impressive, including this one. I like the snow/ice contrasted with the dynamic water in the foreground and warm clouds in the sky.
Waylim (25502) 2013-04-08 22:57
Looking at this makes me cold. Good I'm looking at it from here in California :) I hear it is still cold like in the winter in Europe. Well here spring is almost over. Love the mood you have capture with the delodramatic clouds. Good depth with the line of frozen ice pole reaching out to the turbulent sea.
CLODO (34720) 2013-04-08 23:54
A very good one with the threatening sky, the moving sea and the icy fence in the middle, right in the diagonal of the picture.
kasianowak (9347) 2013-04-10 6:09
Yet another great photo! I love the contrast between the static and dynamic elements in this image and the splash of colour in the sky.
Bluejeans (64251) 2013-04-10 10:50
Ola Robert ,
Esta bem gelada esta tua foto :), os detalhes e a sensação de movimento da agua do mar está fantástica , bom dramatismo de foto , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
danos (99257) 2013-04-10 10:58
very ice the created optical effect from the snows on the wooden poles at the end of teh end of March.
I like the created depth and the perspective as the excellent placement of the poles in the frame.
The light and the colour manageent are superb.
Longroute (19396) 2013-04-11 3:02
you forced me to interrupt my exile from TE! (:-)
I'm more than one year without posting or commenting here, even my closest friends... (I hope they will not see this one)
Long piers and perspective are your speciality together with long exposures, and all your production on that line is quite satisfactorily (included the last one).
Here I like this for me curious presence of ice and the lovely dramatic sky. A very fine image.
SnapRJW (31629) 2013-04-11 4:23
Hello Robert - I have been away and missed this dramatic seascape. As you say, perhaps not your best but a very fine capture of nature's tempestuous side! I absolutely love the contrast between the hard-edges ice, well placed on the diagonal, and the boiling softness of the sea. Does the chink of sunlit blue sky promise fairer weather? Maybe not but it adds a pretty col9our contrast to the heavy winter tones. Super! Warm regards Rosemary
bayno (18344) 2013-04-15 4:49
perfect compo...i like the diagonal and the very particular light, also very good motion of the sea, cold and wonderful shot!!!
manrezaei (1837) 2013-04-19 9:50
Superb colors, lights and attractive ice-creamy effect by using speed control.
Graal (103032) 2013-04-21 23:41
fine mini serie from Poland (Kolobrzeg). Amazing image from the winter season. Good composition and colours. Nice presentation of seashore.
Have a nice week.
abmdsudi (55168) 2013-04-22 8:49
Very dramatic winter seasape and I love the splendid compo with the eye is concentrating on the babies in a row. This event is well executed -timely clicked- as you have managed to capture both sharpness and motion effect very well. There's amazing tones and lighting too that you have caught a good point in the display of colours in the sky area and the contrast is simply stunning. A tasty spectacular shot and worth braving the elements! Splendid shot, Congrats
siudzi (34141) 2013-05-02 1:37
I've missed this one but I must say it's the WOW image! You did here a great job with exposure to capture such an outstanding view. Perfectly taken shot. Magical moment. Bravo!
ourania (47136) 2013-05-05 3:03
this surely looks dramatic and fascinating! The combination of darting perspective and powerful motion is captivating. The perfect geometry of the composition contrasts the irresistible force of the elements in a marvellous way. The pastel colours are very rich and create a superb atmosphere. You chose a wonderful time for this shot. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
sevy (58) 2013-05-06 2:09
I am not visiting enough your gallery, you have a lot of interesting shots, close to what I like.
This one is perfect with the ice on the pillars and the right shutter speed to balance the blur and the details on the waves, giving a lot of dynamism.
sacavem (18620) 2013-05-06 9:25
Wonderful colours, light and frozen atmosphere.
kiks (12735) 2013-05-28 13:17
it is wel ERG MOOI!! Zowel de sterk diagonale lijn als de vastgelegde beweging maken het bijzonder. de kleurencontrast is geweldig. Heel mooi gedaan.
adores (45715) 2013-05-31 19:23
I saw your series of this place - the photos are great! Here you had an amazing sky and the exposure was perfect to capture the movement of the water. The ice covering the poles creates a really nice effect.
Maybe it's not your best photo, but it's a very good one and I'm glad you posted it!
taypejka (1689) 2013-09-26 7:49
By chance, I've just discovered your ice gallery :).
I cannot believe that it was taken this year at the end of march. It looks like in Antarctica. Truly saying I have not been at the Baltic sea for ages. I fled from my cold country and found asylum in sunny Georgia :).
Beautiful colours and contrast.
best regards from Tbilisi