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Time for Bled

By Jasper87  
Same view as last time but from the top floor of our hotel and a while later.

This was taken on our last night in Slovenia, we were getting ready for dinner when I happened to look out of the window and saw the sun setting. The light was changing so fast I grabbed the camera and ramped up the ISO to 4000 to at least get a record of it...... then got the tripod out for a few more.

Iso4000, 1/80sec, f11 @32mm. Handheld from our hotel balcony.


Tags: Sunset Slovenia Low light High iso Landscape and travel Lake bled

Voters: moiral, jdinne, Badgerfred and 127 more

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moiral 8 12 Scotland
13 Nov 2013 8:29AM
Stunning scenery and colour Dave. Beautiful capture. Moira

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jdinne 14 16 England
13 Nov 2013 8:31AM
Well what can one say Dave, superb colour, light, great feeling of depth and a first class composition.

13 Nov 2013 8:37AM
Beautiful image Dave,
KingBee Plus
12 529 2 Scotland
13 Nov 2013 8:40AM
Love the title. As for the image, well, words almost fail me. What a sunset. Stunning, and extremely competent.


fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
13 Nov 2013 8:40AM
Beautifully composed landscape enhanced by the wonderful late evening light.

Lovely composition with balancing colours and very nice blue. I think I would have liked to look out of the window
a bit earlier to get more light but then its easy to do it later on. Well done Dave.
rayme330 6 17 1 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2013 8:42AM
Superbly composed image with great sunset colours.

NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2013 8:47AM
Mouth-watering imagery, the colour and the light being the star players in this grand production Dave.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
13 Nov 2013 8:53AM
This is beautiful Dave, you should give this a GEA mateTongueTongue. - gary
User_Removed 5 920 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2013 8:57AM
Amazing view! Such gorgeous colours, a superb shot
almiles 8 38 102 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2013 8:58AM
Superb light in the sky and reflected on the water and you've retained plenty of detail in the castle and church which look ever so dramatic against the light. The FG tree tops are actually useful in that they help frame and also add depth. In contrast to the view from the shore, here you've shown the dramatic ranks of mountain tops which adds even more interest. The castle looks nice on an intersection of thirds. As for ISO 4000, you are just showing off! Wink I bet the tripod mounted ones may look even better for smoothing the water out?
13 Nov 2013 9:14AM
Good. Very.
Water... fabulous.
Distant mountains... stunning.

Top of your game, this one, Dave.

nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
13 Nov 2013 9:24AM
WOW! What a reflection! Another fabulous work from you, Dave. The colour and compo, simply AMAZING!
MalcolmM Plus
12 909 5 Scotland
13 Nov 2013 9:28AM
Great titleSmile
Excellent - worth being late for dinner.
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
13 Nov 2013 9:32AM
A fantastic image, Dave. Carol
13 Nov 2013 9:40AM
Wonderful scene enhanced by the sunset. Glad you 'caught' it.
ColleenA Plus
5 360 6 Australia
13 Nov 2013 9:55AM
Wow Dave....what a beautiful sunset and a superb view from the hotel you stayed in....great photography as usual GrinGrin
NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
13 Nov 2013 10:00AM
I'm 100% behind gary_d.........javascript:;..GrinGrinGrin
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2013 10:12AM
What superb colours
Great comp
richmowil Plus
9 352 2 England
13 Nov 2013 10:16AM
A beautiful composition with wonderful colour!!
13 Nov 2013 10:19AM
A very beautiful scenic. Superb composition, and wonderful light.

Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2013 11:00AM
Beautiful sunset, beautiful scene.
Why do I want to rotate this to the left?
I see the Church as straight but the castle looks tilted?
That's b------- my chances of a GEA anytime soonTongue
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2013 11:08AM
Essential to get the initial shot in and deal with the niceties later. A lovely shot from a chance observation.
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
13 Nov 2013 11:47AM
Amazing colour and light Dave; beautifully captured!
Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
13 Nov 2013 12:30PM
A magnificent view.....and taken at that perfect twilight hour when the colors are so magical.
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
13 Nov 2013 12:49PM
Like Bob,words almost fail me Dave with this stunning shot.
Well,they almost fail me but I feel I must take you to task with your incomplete narrative.
You never told us what you had for dinner !!
Andrew_Hurley 12 71 73 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2013 1:10PM
I visited Bled around 2001, what an amazing place. I managed to walk to the island across the lake, no I'm not Jesus, the lake was of course frozen. Did you manage to visit the island? Well worth a visit, they allow you to ring the bells!

Thanks for sharing, excellent light.

danbrann Plus
13 637 17
13 Nov 2013 1:45PM
I loved your little Bled time Storly but it didn't send me to sleep.,as the image kept me awake for ages.
phil99 11 45 6 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2013 2:03PM
Stunning light and colour ...Phil
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
13 Nov 2013 2:11PM
Awesome light and composition Dave well worthy of many awards, sorry mine gone for today.


TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
13 Nov 2013 2:40PM
What a stunning view from your room - thought mine was a good one in Oban, shame I didn't get any sunsets like this, I was facing the right direction! Wink
Trev Smile
Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2013 2:55PM
Clever title - great image - superb colours. Smile

EileenH 4 1 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2013 3:01PM
Beautiful imageSmile

franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2013 3:08PM
Brilliant scene here Dave.

BarbaraR 12 17 1 England
13 Nov 2013 3:36PM
Very beautiful.

capto Plus
6 5.2k 8 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2013 3:37PM
Gorgeous, it would have been worth missing dinner for that light.Smile

myrab 11 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2013 4:10PM
WOW, just superb Dave,

andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2013 4:13PM
The sky is on fire dave a stunner top shot Wink
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
13 Nov 2013 4:36PM
Those colors are absolutely amazing!
mickp 12 9 7 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2013 4:53PM
Super reflected colours on the water.
13 Nov 2013 4:55PM
A first class capture with amazing tones in the sky that are reflected on the waters of this beautiful lake surrounded by a fabulous green forest and a couple of exceptional architecture buildings and boat facilities ! In a few words this is a great composition Dave!
JuBarney 6 26 3 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2013 5:03PM
A beautiful capture with those wonderful colours and scenery.
13 Nov 2013 5:20PM
Amazing image Dave, I really like this A LOT!!!

John Smile
Nigeve1 Plus
5 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2013 5:46PM
Really outstanding image, Dave.

DixClix 9 2 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2013 6:02PM
Beautiful! Wonderful image of a super place! We didn't get to see it like this when we visited, unfortunately, and now I am jealous!
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 152 16 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2013 6:54PM
Excellent sunset DaveSmile

kojak 5 14 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2013 7:00PM
Beautiful. Simply beautiful
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
13 Nov 2013 7:05PM
Love that warm reflection in the water Dave.

dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2013 7:28PM
stunning scene and well captured sunset shot
carper123 Plus
6 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2013 7:30PM
A beautiful piece of scenery, enhanced with the wonderful sunset colours.
Nice one, Dave.
Darryl. Smile
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2013 7:45PM
Stunning as all those awards testify!!
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
13 Nov 2013 8:24PM

Tish1 Plus
5 16 4 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2013 8:46PM
Very seductive

Like an image from a Grimm's fairytale.. Excellent composition, colours, with the castle giving a sinister air.. Wonderful.
marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2013 9:55PM
HELANA 8 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2013 10:12PM
Brilliant landscape",composition,scenery, colour, the lot. I see you still collecting all the awords.
13 Nov 2013 10:29PM
Fantastic. Cathy
derekhansen Plus
9 210 24 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2013 11:22PM
Great color and you have balanced the exposure extremely well Dave. What a beautiful view from your balcony.
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2013 6:55AM
Good title...
Amazing scene and light... Just perfect! Grin
Outstanding image, Dave. WOW!
14 Nov 2013 8:40AM
What a stunning view Dave. A beautiful image and the colours are breathtaking Smile
Gerryrys 6 1 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2013 8:55AM
Great colours well captured Dave

Richsr 11 91 223 England
14 Nov 2013 10:48AM
Congrats on all the UA Dave, a fine evening sky.
14 Nov 2013 11:05AM

Quote:Wow Dave....what a beautiful sunset and a superb view from the hotel you stayed in....great photography as usual GrinGrin
----- I agree with Colleen (as usual) . Very beautiful indeed! - Erinomaista ,as we say in Finland. --- Jukka.Smile
Blakey_Boy 7 1 2 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2013 11:42AM
My!! What a shot!! Very well done, Dave.

Kind Regards,
xwang 9 56 8
14 Nov 2013 2:29PM
Wonderful warm colour, beautiful colour contrast. I especially love the detail on the lake... superb shot!
14 Nov 2013 3:51PM
Superbly composed image
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2013 7:08PM
Stunning Dave!
Congrats on the awardsGrin
6 3 8 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2013 7:15PM
Stunning image what looks like a stunning place. Well done on the awards they are well deserved. You can have mine too!WinkGrinGrinGrinGrin
14 Nov 2013 10:06PM
This is stunning Dave, I will see if I can give you my U.A later as given one out today..Lin
Ayoob 7 Australia
15 Nov 2013 1:54PM
GrinGrinGrinGrin GORGEOUS !!!!!!!!!!!!!GrinGrinGrin
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
15 Nov 2013 3:32PM
Holy cow...look at those colours!!

I usually prefer what's going on, colour-wise, in the water as it's always sharper and richer in the here. But I really like what's going on in the sky here as well 'cos of that blue on the right. Very nice sunset, Dave.

Is the shot slightly slanted to the right? Or are my eyes going completely bonkers on me...

AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2013 5:16PM
Cooo - look at those awards - and that colour!! Smile Magic!
16 Nov 2013 4:28AM
I can understand why you have won so many awards for this outstanding image Dave. It makes me want to visit Bled. I have just bought the 5D Mk3 and am finding out what a different piece of equipment it is to the Mk2 - if this is what it can produce, then I am even more excited!
CHRISB911 12 54 1
17 Nov 2013 5:13PM
cold hearted orb that rules the night, reg is grey and yellow white.......................superb david those high iso shots are superb
evelen 13 5 England
18 Nov 2013 6:27PM
beautiful capture and colours.
19 Nov 2013 2:04PM
Stunning! What more to say? A
bobsblues 8 10 2 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2013 10:31AM
Oops nearly missed this one Dave absolutely fabulous .
22 Dec 2013 8:51AM
Stunning colours and so crisp. That camera does with high ISO brilliantly

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