ABOUT THE TITLE
Pole and Hungarian cousins be,
good for fight and good for party.
Both are valiant, both are lively,
Upon them may God's blessings be.
In its several variants in the Polish and Hungarian languages, this old proverb speaks to the special relations that have long existed between Poland and Hungary relations that are thought to be unique in the history of any two European peoples.
A full Polish text of the proverb is:
Polak, Węgier dwa bratanki,
i do szabli, i do szklanki,
oba zuchy, oba żwawi,
niech im Pan Bóg błogosławi.
(rough translation above)
A full Hungarian text of the proverb is:
Lengyel, magyar két jó barát,
együtt harcol s issza borát.
which may be rendered:
Pole and Hungarian two good friends,
joint fight and drinking are their ends.
ABOUT THE PLACE
This photograph presents Mausoleum of General Józef Bem in my home town Tarnów.
Józef Bem (1794, Tarnów 1850, Aleppo) was a Polish general, an Ottoman Pasha and a national hero of Poland and Hungary. Bem, similarly to other Polish generals, fought outside Poland's borders for the future of Poland; anywhere his leadership and military skills were needed.
Except for the mausoleum shown in this photo, which is situated in the most beautiful town park in Tarnow, there is also a monument of General Bem, a street named with his name, a monument of his fellow friend, Hungarian poet Sándor Petőfi, who has also his street. Recently in the 170 anniversary of one of the battles fought by gen. Bem (26.05.2001) Tarnow received a gift from Hungarian friends: Seklerska Gate.
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lousat (64327) 2010-08-04 1:19
Hi Mariusz,work in HDR whit a water scenary is always difficult and this time you show us another time all your class....what a fantastic composition,what a beauty for the eyes..my greats compliments to my prefered member of TE! Have a nice day,Luciano
SWEETFREEDOM (19938) 2010-08-04 3:10
excellent work, great sharpness and reflections. I like the great d.o.f. of your wide angle lens.
PixelTerror (0) 2010-08-04 3:25
looks like a well dosed HDR to get beyond the poor light of a cloudy day, I like the result, no halo but structure in the clouds, good greens and great clarity in the water parts and on the columns structures
Have a nice day JY
ifege (9909) 2010-08-04 3:36
Looks like a fake Greek structure to me.
Apart from that it is a superb photo with great reflections.
ciakgiak (30383) 2010-08-04 8:30
fantastic scenery, superb HDR by your great class, you're really a master in this kind of photo, and not only! I really like the great effect that you obtained with this subject and its reflection, the colors and the light are magnificent. Congratulations dear friend.
andywo (4703) 2010-08-04 8:54
Nie zdawalem sobie sprawy ze gen.Bem pochodzil z Tarnowa a to prawie moj sasiad;-) Czytalem troche o jego zyciu z tym wieksza wiec ciekawoscia ogladam jego mauzoleum. Wyjatkowe miejsce, doskonale przez Ciebie pokazane. Swietna polsko-wegierska notka.
dta (56826) 2010-08-04 8:56
Hello Mariusz ,
splendid reflections , and a great feeling of 3D . Despite of ther bad weather , the light is well captured . Good choice of the centering .
jemaflor (74166) 2010-08-04 9:43
Beautiful result with this light and these refections, good effect with the option of a symetric presentation, well made.
stevesaba (8021) 2010-08-04 9:51
Another gorgeous shot! The water and the submersed moss really is seductive! Great symmetry with this one of course, and that 10-22 seems to pump out a wonderful image, added with great skill at the controls! A beautiful photo. Fine work, regards,
manudautriche (4344) 2010-08-04 12:18
Voici une photo splendide qui me plaît beaucoup le jeu de reflet et la verdure luxuriante avec le fond qui apparaît discrčtement,la netteté est impressionnante,du grand travail,bravo.
delpeoples (48734) 2010-08-04 18:41
Hi Mariusz, firstly to your Note which I find fascinating. Not long ago I was talking to our friend Dasha about the stoic nature of Poles and Czechs, but it seems also the Hungarians have this quality. When I think of all your countries have endured in recent history, the poem you quote is vey accurate. This photo is a beautiful tribute to this semtiment. It's quality is ecceptional: beautifully luminous, sharp, amazing symmetry and composed expertly. One of the best I've seen in a long time. TFS and I wish you a good evening, Lisa
emka (64266) 2010-08-05 0:43
Bardzo ładne zdjęcie,znakomita ostrość, świetne odbicia, ciekawe miejsce. Bem dowodził walkami w Siedmiogrodzie i właśnie w Sighisoarze, skąd jest moja ostatnia opowieść o psie, jego armia została rozbita przez przeważające siły wroga. W tej bitwie 31 lipca 1848 roku zginął prawdopodobnie Sándor Petőfi.
Fajne trzy różne wersje sławnego przysłowia (chociaż ja znałam tylko dwa pierwsze wersy).
humayun (2913) 2010-08-05 8:37
very nice and sharp image.............
pov is very nice............
timing is good........
paololg (31446) 2010-08-05 10:54
Ciao dear Mariusz,
amazing effect of transparency and depth of the water, it's really rare to see photo with this quality. You have created a fantatic light, also in absence of the sun, pleasantly getting vivid colors, To the beauty of this scene, vaguely mythological, you have added all your photographic and PP cleverness. Compliments, dear friend!
Ciao, have a nice Friday!
AKITA (15125) 2010-08-05 20:15
this center-peripheral radiating composition is nice as your previous picture, it makes very wide and deep space,
and the reflective water occupies lower half, it is very effective too, to make wonder perspective,
columns, trees and water grass are beautifully composed in this perspective space,
the HDR effect adds the settled ambience very naturally,
thank you for your excellent shot,
Urs (14078) 2010-08-05 21:18
Despite the very gray sky you did a splendid photo job getting out the real green hues and the reflection. Well done. Thanks for your critique of my catch of the day. You like messy pix but you seldom shoot messy pix, why=
Graal (92202) 2010-08-05 23:26
tak centralne ulokowanie glownego obiektu tu nie razi. Fajne odbicia tylko szkoda, ze woda mocno zagloniona. Bdb ostrosc. Szkoda, ze miales pochmurny dzien ale pogody nie ma sie na zawolanie.
macjake (45636) 2010-08-06 0:48
at first glance, i see the monument placed in the middle...my first thought was it may have looked better at either side near 1/3.
But the more i look at it, centering it works too - i think mainly because of the large tall trees surrounding it in the back, giving it balance.
its also an elegant touch in that the water provides a somewhat errie atmosphere
i like it :)
riclopes (35567) 2010-08-06 1:21
Incredible image, M. I'm usually not so fan of HDR (although I don't know nothing about it, I'm very poor in technical skills) but this one totally convince me. The reflections are wonderful and the lake seems gorgeous. The central composition works perfectly here.
have a nice day,
rodgerg (55767) 2010-08-06 3:51
A very plesanat impression of symetrys with these excellent nad very well collectd reflections in the water. The POV very well selcetd give too a very good prospect effect to the beautiful shot.
Have a nice WE,
adramad (31003) 2010-08-06 4:46
Fantastic scene, the place is charming and transmits poetry and beauty.
Wonderful POV with elegant monument in the center of the image, with his own reflection in these waters so still and plants on its surface.
These beautiful soft colors and light despite the cloudy sky very attractive and bright. Great job.
AiresSantos (56155) 2010-08-07 0:47
Hi my friend Mariusz
Amazing colors and contrast
I like a lot how you framed it and the reflections
Great picture as usual
Have a fine weekend
mauro61 (52545) 2010-08-07 1:05
una immagine ben colta con ottimi riflessi e bella ambientazione.
Il lavoro in PP ha fatto il resto rendendo la scena quasi fuori dal tempo, molto bella.
raszid62 (18583) 2010-08-07 7:17
Piękny staw z wysepką ze stylizowaną ruinką na wyspie.
Ot były kiedyś ciągotki ku antykowi. Fajne te kolumny - jakby fragment greckiej świątyni. Sam staw też bardzo piękny. Doskonała symetryczna kompozycja.
ymrk (14947) 2010-08-08 3:28
Well edited and great management picture,indeed...Regards,
Longroute (19392) 2010-08-08 8:27
I'm stunned by the sharpness and the perfect symmetrical composition plus this incredible transparency of the water...
but I forgot to mention the reflections!!!
It's so beautiful and so perfect that it can't be true!
One of those photos which makes me feel like to stop posting here or anywhere else... I realize how much I still have to learn!
My best compliments,
jlbrthnn (79789) 2010-08-08 15:35
Good evening Mariusz,
Centered framing is better effect. The watery plants and the reflection create a remarkable plan. Excellent realization.
Have a good evening
josepmarin (56537) 2010-08-09 1:34
The utilization of the HDR in this kind of captures is a great challenge for the photographer, but your photo demonstrates us your skill in this field to obtain big results.
And the test of it is in this wonderful composition, which has a very notable elegance and a good balance.
A good work also with the light and the chromatic level.
denisn72 (8300) 2010-08-09 4:56
Impressive reflection on the calm water. The details are sharp and the colours nice. This is an amazing composito
xramm (1831) 2010-08-09 5:08
This excellent view of colors and dancing reflections around mausoleum. Good composition and good POV!
Fante (5429) 2010-08-09 13:01
another masterpiece from you. I am speachless. Photo show us a mausoleum in mystic way. Fantastic water reflection and cloudy sky. Professional light management. You are a true master of photography. Bravo
yeln (11502) 2010-08-11 23:09
I thank you for the beautiful words written in your critique on my absence. I've been absent for some time and now I'm back to writing my reviews.
great photos of your beautiful country. very well-chosen design!
colors are great! excellent and unique reflection!
ophelcia (0) 2010-08-14 11:41
Symetria i lustro = doskonałe - nawet te Twoje hadeery mi nie przeszkadzają:)
fritzi007 (63) 2011-03-27 7:59
Dein Foto ist einfach unterbewertet, so schön ist es!!!!
Auch wir Österreicher hatte zu Ungarn immer eine besondere Beziehung.
Wünsch dir eine schöne Woche
danos (78196) 2012-01-05 0:54
nice the view of this covered by water town park with the small Mausoleum temple to be reflected perfect on the surface of it.I like the place with all this greenery to surrounded.
Have a good day,danos
Noel_Byrne (13458) 2012-08-23 4:03
You really have a beautiful and varied gallery, thanks for sharing all of these images.
This particular one is really cool, the columns are positioned perfectly in the frame, with a very mystical sky behind. The reflection adds to the beauty and I love how you can see the plants below the water. Fantastic shot.
aliabazari (10282) 2012-10-24 19:53
Hi Mariusz drogi
Widok jest bardzo piękne i atrakcyjne. Rozdzielczość i dobre oświetlenie.
Dziękujemy za rejestrację w tym ładne zdjęcie
- Copyright: Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) (27121)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-07-24
- Categories: Nature, Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Canon EOS 450D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Symmetry II, Welcome to Tarnów [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2010-08-04 1:14