Today on East Coast we have a huge snow storm, so it is a perfect time to post something nice, a summer photo from Plitvice Lakes. My previous photos have a lot info about this place, so today's story is a legend.
Rivers that mean life
Plitvice lakes are probably the most memorable waterfalls of Croatia, so it’s no surprise that scientists have been interested in it’s natural beauty since the early 19th century.
The diversity of these exceptionally rare endemic plants makes the Plitvice lakes national park precious not only to Croatia, but Europe. This area, spreading deep into the Velebit outback was in the past called Devils garden. More life paradise, history gives us the origin of the name, since the lakes were on the very border of the then Habsburg Monarchy and Ottoman Empire. The garden of Eden is what Plitivice are with 16 grand lakes covering over two square kilometers. Connected with big and small waterfalls, most of the water is brought in by the Black and White river.
A hundred year old legend tells the story of the origin of the lakes. After the Black river dried up, and the rain didn’t fall, the people were thirsty and started praying for water – to no end. Then the Black queen appeared in the valley. She had pity for the people and with thunder and lightning let the rain fall… After refreshing the people, animals and fields, the rain continued to fall – creating the myth that became reality – the Plitvice Lakes.
Also in WS you can see the aerial map and get some idea about lakes surrounding.
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Bandit (2360) 2009-03-02 11:48
Belle couleur verte sur cette image avec une ambiance de conte de fée qui se dégage !! Bien vu !!
daddo (22372) 2009-03-02 14:47
Zdravo Brano. Beautiful image, poetic in its light and soft greens. How perfect it would be if a deer or doe had stood in the shadows. Lovely dappled light. Hvala na tvoje rjeci ranije. Znades li onu Makedonsku pjesmu- Prokleta da e Australia,sto me ostavi bez familija? I oni kojih smo pustili su isto patili zbog gubitka svojih dragih. Pozdrav. Klaudio.
dip (23512) 2009-03-04 4:14
nice shot with wonderful green tones and amazing light,
well seen and composed,
andante (7092) 2009-03-04 10:14
Hi Brano, your image reminds of my time back in the rain forest in the Dominican Rep. Nice balance between the shaded and lighted areas. You can almost smell the humidity. Beautiful colors!
rodgerg (55767) 2009-03-05 2:29
Congratulations for this superb shot full of impressive athmospher. A very nice harmony of green color and a format very well selcetd.
shevchenko (19051) 2009-03-05 18:40
Good experience to the color and lighting, fantastic effect and full in poetic flavour, good pov to frame this greenery corner, well done.
colinb (1590) 2009-03-06 17:48
I really like the soft light you captured here. It has an almost ethereal effect with the green water and foliage. I long to visit this place someday. Thanks for sharing.
Ninello52 (7477) 2009-03-07 11:07
Bella questa immaggine in verde! C'è una bella luce che dipinge la tua scena! Se esistesse darebbe l'idea di un angolo di paradiso.
Juntas (7958) 2009-03-10 3:27
Hi Brano. Wonderful mood in this picture. Light, color and composition are very nice. Great job. Regards. Paulo
Niebaotan (300) 2009-03-10 7:23
What an atmospheric shot, the softness is great and I really like all the darker areas.
stego (22558) 2009-03-11 16:37
Stunning colour and light! The rendered atmosphere has something magic and evokes heavenly fairies or sweet water mermaids (if such beings "exist" :-). The dark FG enhances the mood, it's like we are looking through a natural windows with curtains on the top. The curve of the lake margins makes the compo very nice.
ManuMay (34357) 2009-03-12 3:24
Wonderful capture, nature as its best!!
You catched a great mood on this image, amazing colours and contrast, really a very good work, light management is very good!
Have a nice day.
Best Regards from Madrid.
mirarer (4751) 2009-03-12 3:40
Plitvice is a beautiful place and you have captured here a great light. Good play of light and shadows and nice atmosphere.
buscape (6219) 2009-03-15 18:09
beautiful image of this lovely lake at Plitvice. I like the shades of green, the beautiful light and the play of light and shadows in the foreground. Well done.
pazufferey (4854) 2009-03-16 12:18
Un premier plan assez sombre puis vient cette couleur verte presque surnaturel.
Bien composés et bien réalisé.
yso (4146) 2009-03-17 13:35
You managed perfetly this difficult light, the green color is superb giving a enchanting atmospehere, well done !
sarabinala (4) 2009-03-21 1:03
This is beautiful :-) maybe less of the ground would be good, but still very nice.
MarianneS (15338) 2009-03-22 12:58
On arriving in your gallery, my attention was caught by this beautiful colour and I was curious to open this photo.
I am not deceived, it is a very nice one, showing a particular atmosphere.
saylan-cb (12738) 2009-03-24 10:04
Very nice shot!Great green tones and amazing light with fantastic effect,very well composed.
tabora (0) 2009-03-29 9:27
Magnifique,une ambiance de contes de fées,lumières et couleurs bien gérées.
marietom (34607) 2009-04-29 9:40
c'est beau, tout ce vert. Belle idée de composition.
rigoletto (34109) 2009-08-26 13:53
Having visited the Krka National Park, i can now well imagine what kind of light/shade and color opportunities you could use in such a photo. The light on the green was beautiful. You have managed to give that fairytale atmosphere very well. TFS,
jafadabret (56497) 2009-12-10 5:54
Cette photo est une vraie peinture avec une infinité de nuances dans les verts. J'aime ce premier plan avec les taches de lumières.
danyy (0) 2009-12-18 0:09
Des lumières merveilleuses ici, un peu magiques. Un effet de rayons de lumières vraiment bien capturé.
Et des couleurs pleines de fraicheur.
AnaRita (1741) 2010-01-17 8:11
this is stunning...
I just want to lay down/camp and enjoy this paradisiac view.
Thank you for sharing.
- Copyright: Brano Boskovic (brano14) (2647)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-08-04
- Categories: Nature
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/250 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Mystic mist [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2009-03-02 9:48
- Favorites: 1 [view]