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This is the view looking the other way from my last upload. Lake Bled surrounds Bled Island (Blejski otok), the only natural island in Slovenia. The island has several buildings, the main one being the pilgrimage church dedicated to the Assumption of Mary(Cerkev Marijinega vnebovzetja), built in its current form near the end of the 17th century. The church has a 52 m (171 ft) tower and there is a stairway with 99 steps leading up to the building. Weddings are held there regularly and traditionally it is considered good luck for the groom to carry his bride up the 99 steps on the day of their wedding before ringing the bell and making a wish inside the church.

Iso200, f14, 1/500s, @32mm, hand held, no filters.

Dave

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:EF24-105mm F/4L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:2 Oct 2013 - 3:50 PM
Focal Length:32mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/14.0
Shutter Speed:1/500sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Blejski Otok
Username:WhiteRose1 WhiteRose1
Uploaded:12 Jan 2014 - 8:00 AM
Tags:Church, Lake bled, Landscape / travel, Slovenia
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Fred263
Fred263 e2 Member 2Fred263 vcard United Kingdom
12 Jan 2014 - 8:07 AM

Stunning image, Dave. WOW! The light & composition is amazing.
Fred

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Nigeve1
Nigeve1 e2 Member 1733 forum postsNigeve1 vcard United Kingdom84 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2014 - 8:11 AM

Excellent image with superb light and sense of calm.
Nigel

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whatriveristhis
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12 Jan 2014 - 8:17 AM

For me, this is one of your best images, Dave. Excellent composition, great light and creation of mood. Top shot.

Alan

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CarolG
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12 Jan 2014 - 8:22 AM

A beautiful composition, capture and presentation, Dave. Carol

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2014 - 8:27 AM

99 steps!!!

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Caziwinkles
12 Jan 2014 - 8:31 AM

Beautiful! Peaceful! Tranquil! Smile

Carol

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DicksPics
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12 Jan 2014 - 8:38 AM

What a beautiful location so beautifully captured and presented Dave!
99 steps??!!
S'pose you'll do anything when your in love!!Smile

Richard

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bobsblues
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12 Jan 2014 - 8:40 AM

It matches yesterdays upload perfectly Dave a superb capture .
Rob

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woolybill1
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12 Jan 2014 - 8:49 AM

Superb light and composition.
Regards
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lifesnapper
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12 Jan 2014 - 9:42 AM

Amazing comp' Dave, and super Light giving the shot some smashing characteristics.

John Smile

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12 Jan 2014 - 10:01 AM


Quote: ...it is considered good luck for the groom to carry his bride up the 99 steps on the day of their wedding before ringing the bell and making a wish inside the church.


I bet the groom's most common wish was that he'd worn a back brace Smile

Excellent shot, Dave, and I really like the rays of light fanning down over the mountains in the distance.

Andrew

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andylea
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12 Jan 2014 - 10:16 AM

cracking comp dave brilliant colours and reflections a stunner top shot Wink
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Tynnwrlluniau
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12 Jan 2014 - 10:33 AM

Like this and your write up, Dave. Bet the most common wish is that they'd married someone lighter.....
Alun

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chrissie3
chrissie3  6 England
12 Jan 2014 - 10:56 AM

Just a beautiful image. So much to see and lovely, peaceful colours.

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netta1234
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12 Jan 2014 - 10:56 AM

This is BeautifulSmileSmileSmileSmile
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digital_boi
12 Jan 2014 - 11:15 AM

best pick a slim bride for sure love the light and comp DavidGrinGrin

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richmowil
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12 Jan 2014 - 11:31 AM

Great light in this fine composition, Dave!! Beautiful!!

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franken
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12 Jan 2014 - 11:33 AM

Beautiful scene, Dave.

Ken

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TrevBatWCC
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12 Jan 2014 - 11:36 AM

A magnificent wide landscape, Dave, the lovely light really gives it depth Wink
Trev Smile

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Rende
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12 Jan 2014 - 11:47 AM

I love the composition, format and the lovely soft light Dave.
Rende

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rayme330
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12 Jan 2014 - 12:11 PM

Stunning panorama Dave, with amazing light and depth.

Ray

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CaroleS
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12 Jan 2014 - 12:18 PM

Superb panormanaSmile

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GeorgePlatis
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12 Jan 2014 - 12:21 PM

Beautiful capture and presentation Dave!
Regards,
George

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marktc
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12 Jan 2014 - 12:31 PM

Delightful, the image takes you on a journey through that lovely landscape... Great shot Dave.

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Nikonuser1
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12 Jan 2014 - 2:08 PM

Super capture Dave, like the write up, but carry your future bride up 99 steps!!!!!Smile


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HarrietH
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12 Jan 2014 - 2:24 PM

Stunning scenery. Great shot.

Harriet

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saltireblue
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12 Jan 2014 - 2:41 PM

Fireman's lift is the best way to get a person up 99 stairs...it is also the favoured method in the annual Finnish wife carrying races.
No need for you to carry asseT up there, the view from this level is spectacular enough.

Malc

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RonnieAG
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12 Jan 2014 - 2:52 PM

I know a lot of the folk music from this part of the world but have not seen images from there so often, so this makes a pleasant experience. Love those waves of forested hills.
R.

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mikbee
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12 Jan 2014 - 4:05 PM

Not so ''lucky'' carrying a 20 stone bride up these 99 steps Dave !!
Good shot.
Mick.

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Irishkate
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12 Jan 2014 - 4:49 PM

Stunning panorama Dave - lovely light.
Diets must be big business if brides hope to be carried up 99 steps!!!!
Kate GrinGrinGrin

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Chinga
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12 Jan 2014 - 5:12 PM

So stunning... Outstanding shot... IB

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xwang
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12 Jan 2014 - 5:37 PM

What a beautiful picture. Wonderfully taken. A perfect scene.. lucky you!Smile We talked about to go there years ago, from Venice.. but it seemed some problem with the railway line.. and then forgot it all..you set me off now...envy you.Grin

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12 Jan 2014 - 6:03 PM

Stunning!

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cheesey
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12 Jan 2014 - 6:23 PM

Wonderful comp,light and mood. Great shot.
Cheesey Smile.

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Lillian
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12 Jan 2014 - 8:49 PM

99 steps...I just wonderWink
outstanding composition Dave
stunning in fact
Lillian

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ChristineD
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12 Jan 2014 - 8:51 PM

Excellent image and superb light

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taggart
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12 Jan 2014 - 9:01 PM

99 steps??? my the bride be tiny and the groom a weight lifter-- a beautiful place!

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HELANA
HELANA e2 Member 4HELANA vcard United Kingdom
12 Jan 2014 - 9:55 PM

Very interested write up Dave.As for the image, it has the lot, composition, mountains, great light and colour. Can think of any thing else to write, Super landscape.
ElenaSmileSmile

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12 Jan 2014 - 10:25 PM

Beautiful imageSmile

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nonur
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13 Jan 2014 - 2:01 AM

Amazing light and compo, Dave. A very beautiful stunning image. It must be very difficult to climb the 99 steps with a bride in your arms.

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fentiger
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13 Jan 2014 - 8:16 AM

A truly beautiful composition ~ the light is just a joy.

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brownsilent
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13 Jan 2014 - 9:24 AM

Ah! What a great panoramic image - and superb light,
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13 Jan 2014 - 11:53 AM

Magical Dave!
Ron

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DixClix
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13 Jan 2014 - 5:00 PM

An excellent image which brings back memories of a wonderful few days spent there a couple of years ago.
It really is a magical place and presents such wonderful photographic opportunities as you have ably displayed here!
Richard

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13 Jan 2014 - 5:52 PM

Wow - great composition and amazingly hand held Dave! Smile

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leontari
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13 Jan 2014 - 10:54 PM

Brilliant composition and capture Dave. The light is really amazing!
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14 Jan 2014 - 12:04 AM

Stunning Dave..Lin

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almiles
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14 Jan 2014 - 1:47 PM

This one has much more drama than the opposite view, thanks to the lighting effects. it's quite contrasty but you've retained plenty of detail and the brightly lit shore makes a nice counterpoint to the back-breaking church; whoever said religion was a burden?! Grin

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15 Jan 2014 - 9:04 PM

Beautiful scenery!

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ColleenA
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16 Jan 2014 - 8:27 PM

An amazing capture Dave....wonderful light and composition

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danbrann
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16 Jan 2014 - 9:55 PM

Breathtaking.

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capto
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16 Jan 2014 - 10:38 PM

A wonderful image, a joy to view.Smile

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kuvailija
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29 Jan 2014 - 4:31 PM

A stunning scenery this-one too ,Dave! --- Jukka.Smile

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7 Feb 2014 - 4:43 PM

Such a breathtakingly beautiful and serene scene Dave, that scenery is so spectacular and the light perfect

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