The photo taken on the first day of the new year,
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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tedesse (25135) 2013-01-06 5:20
Wspanialy widok! Piekny krajobraz.
Doskonaly POV i kompozycja, piekne kolory i swiatlo.
abmdsudi (55126) 2013-01-06 5:26
A pretty river scene in a cold day with the stunning background church's steeple offering an eyecatching focal point in great dof and lead in line guiding the eyes into the distance. I like the moody atmosphere and sky with dash of warm light filtering thru. Fine works and worth the effort my friend. Beutifuly capture. Wishing you a happy and prosperous year.
emka (99931) 2013-01-06 5:42
Witajm, bardzo ładne ujęcie kościołka nad jeziorem Bohinj. Ładnie wygląda ta osniezona linia brzegowa. Miłe dla oka kolory. Wyobrażam sobie jak bajecznie tam musi być zima, a spedzic tam Nowy Rok to bylo na pewno cudowne przezycie. Znam to miejsce, ale latem.
Dodatkowe palce u nóg lub rąk to jest polidaktylia i występuje czasem u ludzi i zwierząt. Podobno Anna Boleyn miała sześć palców.
Z Wiki: Nobel Prize–winning author Ernest Hemingway was one of the more famous lovers of polydactyl cats, after being first given a six-toed cat by a ship's captain. Upon Hemingway's death in 1961, his former home in Key West, Florida, became a museum and a home for his cats, and it currently houses approximately fifty descendants of his cats (about half of which are polydactyl). Because of his love for these animals, "Hemingway Kitty Cat", or simply "Hemingway Cat", is a term which has come to describe polydactyls.
Some sources state that these cats are rare in Europe because they were killed as witches' familiars, but other sources indicate that they are quite common in southern Britain.
Chciałam kiedys pojechac do Key West i zobaczyc te koty, ale był akurat huragan Rita.
Wszystkiego najlepszego w nowym roku
janneman (2900) 2013-01-06 5:46
I like the light on the church and on the meadow beside of it.
timecapturer (49288) 2013-01-06 5:48
this shot has such a beautiful light inside it and the atmosphere it creates is just beautiful. A real sense of the calmness some winter days have and your execution is just perfect at bringing this out. A real quality image and presentation. I love it!
Regards - Brian.
npecanhuk (75592) 2013-01-06 6:06
Hi Gregg! Another wonderful picture of that very beautiful place! Top quality! Cheers, Neyvan
JanH (864) 2013-01-06 6:25
Really good fotograph and well presented.
Good composition with great leading lines towards the focus point. Beautiful dark colors and fantastic light, especially the church and the bridge. Bit fairy tale atmosphere.
siudzi (34141) 2013-01-06 6:47
Kolejne, bardzo klimatyczne zdjęcie. Piękne światło, doskonale pokazana perspektywa oraz szczegóły.
rychem (37343) 2013-01-06 7:29
Masz piękną serię znad tego jeziora, tym razem świetne światło, doskonale wykorzystałeś ten walor, super
JFS (32459) 2013-01-06 9:33
What a beautiful sight Grzegorz! I like the mood, the smooth light and colors...A very good shot!
sabermonajati (11245) 2013-01-06 11:07
fascinating and wonderful landscape with amazing detail you captured.
amaryllis (37039) 2013-01-06 11:13
Une superbe photo de ce paysage sublime avec une lumičre douce, une belle couleur et perspective et de beaux reflets
Un tres bon cadrage
SnapRJW (31629) 2013-01-06 22:28
warmest wishes for 2013 Gregg - Excellent light here really brings the shot to life. The tower and woodland are beautifully illuminated and cast good reflections on the FG water. I do like the contrast between the shadowy areas of the shot, the bench is a fine detail, and the warmer sunlit areas with the mist hanging in the air. very attractive work. Warm regards rosemary
jhm (154508) 2013-01-08 2:54
This is perfect starting for 2013 you first picture but a very well image.
A splendid panoramic picture with a lot depth and perspective.
Nice winter image, not the heavy winter but the starting of the future.
Excellent captured, nice presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
kabel (1926) 2013-01-08 19:09
Hello, you have managed to freeze a moment intime with your image. Simply beautiful,always a pleasure to see your images,
COSTANTINO (66192) 2013-01-09 11:04
excellent winter snowy capture taken on
trhe first day of the new year with
the lovely little church,the whole
atmosphere is delicate and classic
it looks like a real picture that
the painter created under inspiration
nice poiv,shot welldone and wellseen
kato (11630) 2013-01-09 22:29
You're capturing well this landscape by a good composition and excellent tone, do it's interesting and impressive to see the beautiful/calm place with eide/clean river, winter trees and the partially frozen ground. The church stands beyond the bridge, it looks like a lovely church with tower and white wall. It is the existing clever work in which a calm atmosphere in winter was shown.
SWEETFREEDOM (24621) 2013-01-12 0:45
beautiful view over the river and the village. fine colors and light.
ScudMonkey (380) 2013-01-13 12:41
A superb visual lead-in and a great location.
Nice work :-)
macjake (69131) 2013-01-20 12:12
how could anyone not enjoy this photo.
sometimes an overexposed area of a building can be a huge benefit, just as it is here.
it help to illuminate the tower in the misty darkness that surrounds it. There is a true elegance to the overall scene, as the bridge, water and atmosphere make it very pleasing.
elenimavrandoni (0) 2013-02-12 18:56
An absolutetly stunning picture!!
- Copyright: Grzegorz Oczkowicz (GREGG) (7888)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-01-01
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Canon 5D, 17-40 f/4 L USM Canon, RAW, 77mm HOYA UV
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/60 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-01-06 5:12
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