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I took it yesterday in the afternoon on my way from Hungary to Italy.In the last 10 years,I travelled through Ptuj hundreds of time but never had the camera with me. I've planned several times to stop to take photos to the oldest town in Slovenia(it obtained town rights in 977) and yesterday I did it.When I stopped it was a sunny day but after 30 minutes these heavy clouds were arrived and this nice haze of rain has been formed.
Some infos about Ptuj: the city is situated in the northeastern part of Slovenia,alongside the Drava river,at 232 meters above the sea level.It has a population of about 23,000 inhabitants.
Its historic centre is filled with beautiful sights and monuments. On this photo You can see in the foreground the so called Drava Tower(the last building on the right). It was built by Italian masters in 1551 as a town fortification.On the left side in the background is visible the top of the Town's Tower,the most imposing town edifice which strongly marks the townscape.
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jasmis (57824) 2006-04-03 8:01
Excellent, strong, deep sky. Fine view, amazing photo, smart relexion. Regards.
filip54852 (0) 2006-04-03 8:02
Sweet picture. I really like this one. the oclor and the reflxion
ktanska (24758) 2006-04-03 8:02
Really impressive image on changing weather. It's calm enough so that reflections of the buildings show clearly. And still the skys are open in the background with heavy rain.
alekpet (4663) 2006-04-03 8:02
You got so lucky with the weather.
Yesterday was a great day here in Kranj and as I see not so in Ptuj, just 100km away.
The photo is just perfect, so detaled and with perfect tones, dramtism of the showers, the nice oreols around the crosses of the churches, I'm sure it would be valued a lot by many different people. I'm glad I'm one of the first.
edal (6804) 2006-04-03 8:04
Tremendous capture! The colors are so intense! The focus is so sharp!
Thank you, Attila, for sharing
maki (0) 2006-04-03 8:08
Great sharpness, very good atmosphere and strong colours of this rainy landscape. I like reflections of this buildings in the water. Well done. regards. maki
shiva_sg (600) 2006-04-03 8:12
Impressive composition. The sharpness is very good and the colors are strong. I like the reflections very much. You are definitely lucky to get such a wonderful cloudy environment. Great capture. TFS.
drago (4832) 2006-04-03 8:13
Attila,I like your photo a lot.It has something...the colors,the scene, everything contributes to complete harmony.Also very good idea to use some of the picture's colors...for the framing!!!
markstaples (15670) 2006-04-03 8:17
A very impressive scene Attila. The colours, the reflections, the sharpness of the image .. all superb. Nice work and thanks for sharing.
Keitht (1292) 2006-04-03 8:23
Great colours and a really nice overall composition although cropping or cloning out the small white patch at the extreme right would remove a minor distraction. I love the reflection, but the best really is cloud and what looks to be an incoming storm.
Nice work that shows the value of carry a camera as you explain in your note.
Albrecht (11281) 2006-04-03 8:25
Wonderful captured moment;great scene,good compo and colours.
~ greetings Albrecht ~
gelor (3229) 2006-04-03 8:27
Superbe carte postale (sans aucune connotation péjorative). L'éclairage est magnifique ! Bravo.
tjanze (5674) 2006-04-03 8:40
Wow! Fantastic shot.Strong colors,beautiful reflection;nuclear clouds in background.Bravo!
lappino (856) 2006-04-03 8:40
outstanding colors and sharpness!
gibbsy (1358) 2006-04-03 8:46
Great capture of the rain, perhaps I would have cropped out the very bright cloud.
andante (7092) 2006-04-03 8:47
WOW! Everything in this image is right, my friend. From the reflection of the town on the water, to the color of the roofs of the houses claiming its third of the image to the perfect exposure to capture the rain breaking behind the scene. Great capture on every sense of the word.
cherryripe (21033) 2006-04-03 9:04
You certainly captured this town at the perfect moment. The rain and amazing clouds make an excellent backdrop and the red rooves stand out so well. The buildings are very pretty. On top of that you got the reflection in too. Well done.
barrufeto_77 (28886) 2006-04-03 9:11
Excellent view!!!! THe reflections are also impressive too.
Thanks for sharing!
Gerrit (47886) 2006-04-03 9:19
grat view of this for me unknown but very intersting place.
The showers are giving the picture a lot of extra quality.
thanks and regards, gerrit
Didi (56909) 2006-04-03 9:21
Very nice shower on the town.
I appreciate this dramatic sky and the reflections on the water.
Floydian (30970) 2006-04-03 9:28
You caught it at the right moment, very good.
I like the strong red colours against the blue grey sky.....wonderful.
Well taken...good eye..thanks..!!!
vinicio (23415) 2006-04-03 9:39
Excellent image Attila, great colors and beautiful moment to see, compliments.
ow808wo (0) 2006-04-03 9:49
At first I thought this was a photoshop job, but the reflection in the water tells me otherwise. Very nice picture. Congratulations
DownUnder (1177) 2006-04-03 9:56
Hi Szili, excellent capture, dramatic looking clouds, beautiful reflections. Colours and lighting are spot on.. tfs
josepmarin (57799) 2006-04-03 11:15
Fantastic view and composition. The colors are beautiful and the reflections of the city in the water of the river are spectacular. The light with those clouds is dramatic, and the rain curtain is seen perfectly that was falling at that moment. Captured well.
sufi (9588) 2006-04-03 11:47
Wow... It's a realy incredible photograph... Wonderful sky and clouds, perfect colors and beautiful composition as usual... The reflection on the water is also perfect... And great shot...
PS: Thank you very much for your comment on Tone Passing
besnard (53537) 2006-04-03 11:48
Superbe composition. Belles couleurs et beaux reflets.
Merci pour le partage.
IvarsU (2505) 2006-04-03 12:04
Wonderful composition - reflections, architecture, water and sky - all is in right order! Lovely scene of paradise town!
gilou530 (34) 2006-04-03 12:27
une superbe photo bien contrastée avec des reflets magnifiques, le ciel menacant fait bien resortir la couleur des toits, belle réussite
marjan (6279) 2006-04-03 13:21
Hi Szili, Very nice photo, good coloures and excelent motve. TFS. Your notice is very good.
Kirych (2703) 2006-04-03 13:24
Wonderful moment! Excellent contrast with reflection and rain. Unusual shot!
Good colors, light and shapness.
axiotea (21649) 2006-04-03 14:01
hi Atilla, perfect shot in the right moment!
pablominto (53744) 2006-04-03 14:22
A beautifully composed image with a dramatic sky! The colours and the details are sooo wonderful here, excellent definition all over!
The red rooftiles add a warm feeling that is very pleasant...
izmirli (3987) 2006-04-03 15:08
merhaba my friend attila
magnificent landscaape and reflections.very good colours and sky. bravo.regards. (selamlar)
elmec (12210) 2006-04-03 15:25
I like the mirror of the city!
Great are the red roofs!
And lovely is the rain!
Buin (42326) 2006-04-03 15:39
This photo has all, what - in my opinion - a good photo should have: an interesting object, nice colours, good sharpness and point of view, and - if possible - a little story - in this case the threatening rain-curtains in the background. The mirror of the water in this case is an additional "eye-candy". Really great!
Greetings from cold Germany!
Rossignol (2289) 2006-04-03 17:29
Superb dramatic sky, Atilla. It forms a great backdrop and the unusual light really brings out the glow in those red roofs. Reflections are good and I think the composition, with more than half of the frame taken up by that moody sky, is excellent.
TeresaT (10806) 2006-04-03 17:53
Perfect landscape with amazing strong colurs on the buildings.
You captured very well this stormy sky.
What more can I say?...It's so perfect.
rakeshgupta (2672) 2006-04-03 23:22
Great shot of Ptuj. The architectures in the dark clouds are looking great. Sometime without sunlight we get beautiful images like this one. The rain forming in the background is very attractive.
Good sharpness with good colors and saturation.
Thanks for sharing.
ramesh_lalwani (3211) 2006-04-04 1:19
Beautiful land scape with lovely reflection.Clouds were there for you to catch a lovely shot.Like you I have also passed by famous monument of Delhi but not stopped as did not carry camera.After joining TE I keep camera in my car just in case there is got shot.Sorry to bore you .I like your photos.TFS
gaby (19819) 2006-04-04 1:31
Attila bonjour - this is a a wonderful and perfect shot - colors and reflections are fantastic and the rain is very amazing -
a great one
CRATEOS (7278) 2006-04-04 2:17
I need to thank you for this travell also!!!...is a great painting!!!!GNGRS my frend...Nikiforos
Angshu (55669) 2006-04-04 3:58
A magnificient shot...Wonderful contrasts of the red roofs with the dark sky..good reflections & what I like best is the rain, which is clearly visible..wonderful
efigesta (12188) 2006-04-04 4:31
Hi my friend
the sky so well and thr reflex perfect
great colors and a nice pov
Graal (97509) 2006-04-04 5:56
Jó napot Attila,
beautiful view, very good quality of photo - excellent colours, sharpness and composition. Well done.
Paolo (41222) 2006-04-04 6:32
Ciao Attila, foto veramente bella con molte cose da vedere. i riflessi nel fiumi, i bei tetti colorati le splendide architetture e quella nube da Fantozzi che scarica pioggia solo su pochi disgraziati!
ottimi colori, fuoco e POV.
lestans (17128) 2006-04-04 16:52
E' unimmagine bellissima: bisogna sempre portare la macchina fotografica in auto!!
Il mare, pardňn, il fiume, sembra di acciaio, il paesaggio sembra un quadro antico. Moltgo bello!
berek (38560) 2006-04-05 1:27
Very good light management . I like reflection on the water. its so beautiful. Beautiful picture in spite of Bad weather conditions. TFS
Meaning Sense :-))
HOBO (5282) 2006-04-05 2:08
I like your colorful reflected view of this town from the riverside.
Perfect sharpness brings lots of details. The veil of rain gives a great backgroung!
Xalkida (11744) 2006-04-05 5:58
Very fine composition. Great reflections, marvelous framing, very nice colors and lighting. This sky is superb. Good work.
jhm (139244) 2006-04-05 7:54
I like the wonderful reflections in water, very good atmosphere and strong colours of this rainy landscape, the shower at the sky make your picture very nice.
Thanks a lot,
krysia (4216) 2006-04-05 10:07
Impressive panoramic view of Ptuj.
I like the stormy sky and the deep colours are great. The reflecions in the river add a lot of charm to the composition.
leo61 (0) 2006-04-05 13:13
Fantastic colors and reflections.
The rainy sky looks great.
Cricri (106327) 2006-04-06 11:10
Joli effet de ce ciel dramatique, bien capturer, jolies couleurs et reflet dans l'eau, trés belle image
Tue (27696) 2006-04-06 17:08
Great photo of this colourful city, I love the reflections too. The rain in the background gives the picture something special. Well captured!
cjmm (4479) 2006-04-07 10:56
I love the silver grey colors in the water and stormy sky, interrupted by the colorful buildings.
The colors and light are really beautiful.
syd1946 (18663) 2006-04-09 15:05
What an amazing shot.Everything is perfect,
Composition,colors,lights and a great theme
papagolf21 (86212) 2006-04-09 17:15
Bonsoir mon ami Attila,
J'arrive aprčs la bataille ! ;o)) - Je pense qu'il est inutile de faire de grandes phrases pour exprimer la beauté générale de cette trčs belle prise de vue.
Merci pour la note également.
imrek (4) 2006-04-10 4:09
congratulation for "1800" and a can see very lovely composition with nice reflection, I like this strong colours!!
AiresSantos (56155) 2006-04-12 5:01
Hi my friend Szili,
I came back again. Fantastic composition here. Impressive image with very good colors and sharp. I also like the reflections and the clouds.
Thanks and have a nice day,
donluicu (24722) 2006-04-12 5:11
excellent picture here, with great colors and nice game of reflections..
very good pic.
fayeulle (27827) 2006-04-14 11:39
What to say more after this large quantity of critiques. It's simply amazing.
anavazao (5592) 2006-04-17 13:13
The water have great colours and effect!
nice landscape, colours, details, idea...
xavshot (69835) 2006-04-17 14:09
vraiment une trčs belle photo. La lumičre est superbe et les toits ressortent idéalement sur ce ciel gris. Beaux reflets également.... une jolie réussite
mortijo (12828) 2006-04-18 11:24
Excellent sky and strong colors. Good composition. Excellent note as well.
Emile (20350) 2006-04-25 2:13
This is an excellent picture, a perfect one. I don't think there is more to add. Very impressive.
abulafia (4900) 2006-04-29 2:53
Great shot, it looks amazing with the rain shower on this old town
keribar (43841) 2006-04-29 15:28
You are right Szili, it is a beauty of a picture - A weather like many photographers dream of. Many thanks - Izzet Keribar
Rev (1798) 2006-04-30 13:13
I have been away from T.E. for a while and it is always a pleasure to come back to great photos and those you have posted since I was on your site are all high in standard.
This one is brilliant in composition, colour and light.
I simply love every aspect of this photo.
murtada (87) 2006-05-04 18:39
very powerful snapshop and well taken with very good reflection idea
keep the good work
turkamerikali (3291) 2006-05-10 17:39
Hi There Attila,
Awesome photo my friend.You have everything that make this photo a success such as cool looking colorful city,reflection and Rain Clouds.
Great pov,dof,sharpness,focus,details,note and frame.Well Done.TFS
Elaine_Blath (8509) 2006-05-20 14:35
wow!!!! This is such a fantastic shot!!! What can I say? Excellent...
Nice evening, Iva
mjdundee (4663) 2006-05-25 15:00
Very nice colours and reflections. THere must have been a heavy rain going down.
Very well seen and done. TFS. Thomas
P-S-I-G (25532) 2006-05-27 5:08
Wow, I failed this picture. Great shot.
I enjoy the colors and atmosphere very much.
Very good composition with the church at the left.
A very good work.
alainh (35581) 2006-05-29 1:09
you have a realy impressive gallery !!
this one is a must ! capture, colours, ligt and composition.
arnoud1976 (1191) 2006-06-14 17:07
hi Attila, wonderful strong capture. very well taken, good colors, and nice and sharp. tfs arnoud
deud (1920) 2006-06-17 2:33
very well done. great scene. beautiful colors, reflections. great pov and dof. tfs
anesugur (18789) 2006-07-06 16:27
Very nice and clear picture.
Light, colors, reflections and sharpness are perfect.
I like it very much. Uğur
blakitan (1311) 2006-07-18 21:06
Very nicely captured. Unusual picture. Simply one of the greatest picture posted at TE.
MIMACSKA (291) 2006-07-19 9:31
Ez aztán úgy néz ki mintha egy 5ös erősségű tornádó készülne lecsapni a városkára.
Ritka az ennyire látványos égi jelenség. Nem mellékes, hogy a kép enélkül is nagyon jó, klassz a tükörefekltus a vízben.
Henryk_Bilor (20799) 2006-07-22 4:51
What a great lighting here! I love the colour houses with their reflections under a heavy rain :). Excellent moment.
sergio1 (12152) 2006-07-24 3:53
Very nico panoramic shot to the tipycal buildings. I like the reflectíons and deph. Good framing and colours
teutza (10590) 2006-08-14 9:12
your gallery is just stunning,
i have so much to learn from you!
thank you for posting all those beautyes:)
paura (47166) 2006-08-14 12:44
Amazing POV. Wanderful colors.
wanna_yu (0) 2006-08-16 9:19
geogreous gallary but the way you captured and presented parts of ex Yugoslavia here are just amazing. Lovely composition, awesome colours and fantastic reflection. Superb shot.
prumod (8300) 2006-08-22 15:45
very nice one with high quality... i like your way of framing..
hitesh (594) 2006-08-26 5:25
No words can justify the beauty of this shot.
jafadabret (56501) 2006-08-28 4:54
Attila, c'est une merveille cette photo. Tout y est parfait jusqu'ŕ ce rideau de pluie qui en fait l'originalité et le titre. La lumičre du soleil a dű percer juste pour éclairer les maisons. Excellent cliché !
brevbrev14 (140) 2006-08-28 10:16
Ciao Attila, so che parli perfettamente italiano..!Bellissima questa immagine!Sembra quasi solo a due colori azzuro/grigio e il rosso dei tetti!L'atmosferra č fantastica!sembra un dipinto di un pittore impressionista!Il cielo in queste particolari condizioni era particolarmente affascinante!
Ottimo taglio e luci!Mi piace molto molto!
Brendon (289) 2006-09-09 2:56
Of all the times to have never had your camera, you saved the best for the time that you did. The stark contrast between the deep reds of the roof and the opening skies above is wonderful. Great timing on your part when capturing.
Despite the looming weather conditions, you walked away with a fantastic photo - KUDOS!!!!
It could very well be a hanging portrait for a large wall.
Excellent note as well.
pboehringer (770) 2006-10-02 10:00
This one is masterfully clear, Attila, with nice fuzzy reflections in the river. But what makes it a jewel are the bright roof colors against the dark grey in the sky and the white curtain.
m_s_s (1687) 2006-10-10 8:17
There is no doubt that this is one of the greates shot ever, and mayby the best of yours present. from ordinary building and river you've made great composition with excellent colours. great work. thanks for sharing.
John_F_Kennedy (42458) 2006-10-18 10:24
The colours are fantastic. Great image with a fine POV, DOF and clarity. Perfect.
andreng (265) 2006-11-14 1:51
A wonderful capture of the rain in the background. Many times one sees this but does not have a camera around. The colors of the house roofs came out very strongly here. A good combination of rain, reflection and sunlight you have captured here. I am still surprised of your camera shutter speed though. TFS Andre
miuky (3335) 2006-12-28 6:41
my I say mine too?:)))
may iI repeat all what others say?:)))
all in one
coco (30439) 2006-12-29 10:43
The sky gave to you a wonderful present in this photo, but can I add about this photo?
Simple composition but a nice place and a better moment.
Regards and happy new year.
travelwithtarun (175) 2007-02-05 1:52
Just great: no words for praise. Couldnt have been better
danos (86787) 2007-02-11 13:16
Excellent capture,very good atmosphere and strong colours of this rainy landscape.The architectures in the dark clouds are looking great.The sharpness is very good and the colors are strong.I appreciate this dramatic sky and the reflections on the water.Well done.
gramma (3519) 2007-03-16 14:40
It's a pleasure to visit your gallery. Colors are here very beuatiful, very strong and contrast very much with the grey of the atmosphere. Nice work !
sowhat (1004) 2007-03-20 12:48
Excelent contrast between the gray water and sky and the buildings. I really like the rain curtain "behind the scene".
Great composition and quality.
vero07 (1781) 2007-03-21 12:46
What a dramatic sky! it's very nice!! It's a lovely contrast with the red roofs. I also like the reflection in the dark water. The white clouds gives a beautiful effect. Very Good POV.
daddo (24249) 2007-04-23 9:33
Greetings Attila.It has been a while. This is a feast for the eyes and the emotions. Wonderful colours and light on one hand and a stirring mood on the other with such a dynamic sky.Lovely composition with the light clouds floating above it all. A pleasure to look at. Regards. Klaudio.
dias (123) 2007-05-07 14:58
great colors and beautiful photo
krakowiak (4762) 2007-05-14 7:33
This composition is rather oridinary, but the heavy rainy clouds are exepctional!!!!
testmaniac (13508) 2007-05-21 8:14
Greatlandscape. I like reflections in the water.
paprika-jancsi (2349) 2007-07-29 13:45
Ez mar, IGEN, Attila ur. Janos
ocskaymarci (2668) 2007-08-09 7:33
Ha nagyon keresnék, akkor se találnék semmi hibát ezen a képen! Eszembejut, amikor te írtál az én esőfelhős képemre! :)
Nagyon hatásos az erős kontraszt és az élénk színek a szürke felhők alatt. Az is külön erénye, ahogy tisztán látszódik az eső is. A szürke keretek általában nem tetszenek, mert szerintem rombolják a kontrasztot, de ez itt most kifejezetten ide illik! Őszinte elismerésem!
utkue (3420) 2007-09-22 1:28
Great capture and very impressive composition.
Rainy day, reflection, colours and cadrage are all very excellent in this photograph.
Best regards from Ankara and have a nice weekend.
MLINES (12516) 2007-09-29 7:22
Hi Szili. Good photograph with three parts which adds impact. Good clarity and colours. TFS. Murray.
eyesthetix (641) 2007-10-02 1:33
this is a really superb one !
Very good colours, atmospheric mood / lighting and lovely reflections in the water.
Best regards, Daniel
marietom (34607) 2007-10-06 9:45
Superbe reflet, avec un ciel de ręve !
Jakab (3867) 2007-10-18 13:10
Nem alaptalanul kapott ez a kép ekkora elismerést. Már a házak tiszta, szép színei is elegendőek lennének egy jó képhez, a tükröződés még emel egy nagyot rajta. A látható eső a háttérben meg egészen rendkívüli. Mint látom, jó sokan irigylünk érte. Gratulálok!
branley (3681) 2007-12-10 4:28
there's nothing more I can say about this other than it's a superb capture and well seen.
Regards and I wish you a a merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year,
bizsu (1015) 2007-12-10 16:59
Szia Attila !
Kellemes emlékeket idézett fel bennem ez a kép. Fantasztikusak a színek, és az az igazi Szlovén hangulat... Az esőfelhőről eszembe jutott, amit egyszer Marcinak írtál..én a TN-re tettem egyet , lehet , hogy ez tényleg vonzza a magyarokat. Köszönöm ezt a szép képet Ptujról.
blu (1429) 2008-01-22 6:52
Great shot - it's just a super beautiful city. Have a look at my Ptuj shot.
zumoduvas (2069) 2008-02-04 12:55
Excellent picture, nice composition and colors.
gokanlam (6605) 2008-04-09 6:58
I've just seen this wonderful image on the main page of TE. Great moment with the colors especilly dominancy of red.. Reflections and sky in the background create a mice atmosphere together.. I think you're really lucky to see this moment..
arijitnet4 (461) 2010-03-28 1:35
Great colours i must..most importantly I love the mood of your composition..great reflection in the lake you have captured..slightly hazy sky is adding a great touch to your composition...
keep it up..
- Copyright: Attila Szili (atus) (15838)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-04-02
- Categories: Nature, Architecture, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D70, Nikkor 18-70mm 1:3.5-4.5G ED DX, Hoya Super HMC PRO1 67mm Sky
- Exposure: f/8, 1/2000 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2006-04-03 7:49
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