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The 'Pletna' on Lake Bled

The 'Pletna' on Lake Bled
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Copyright: Francis Xavier Camilleri (fransx) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-06-25
Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Transportation
Camera: Nikon D70s, Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED
Exposure: f/11.8, 1/180 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-12-10 7:20
Viewed: 2259
Points: 59
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Famos Slovenian Song Writer once said: “The Land of Kranjska not has a nicer place as is with surroundings this image of paradise˝. The only Slovenian island is located in an alpine lake called Lake Bled. And to the island we would like to invite you with a boat called Pletna. Pletna is a name for a 7 meter long and 2 meter wide wooden boat. The name comes from a German word Pleten. That is a name for wooden boats that still carry guests on Austrian lakes. Pletna has through the years gotten the shape that has today. The credit for that goes to the skilled boat carpenters from the village Mlino. First notes in the church books go back to the middle ages of the 12 century. In those days have the poor farmers from the village Mlino that lies on the south coast of Lake Bled Lake received from the authorities and assignment, so instead of paying local tax they had to take pilgrims to the island. Later on at the times of the empress Maria Theresa have the boatmen received so called ˝servatute rights˝. Those rights were given to 20 families from the village and they were the only ones who cloud transport people to the island. From the time on the pletna-boat business goes from generation to generation. Of course through the years Pletna become bigger and better. Pletna that we know today is completely safe and comfortable for the Bled Lake. The boat rides offer many pleasures to the passengers

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Hi Francis!

Great note! That sure is some clear water. Excellent capture with the ors in in the water! I would not have otherwise appreciated the depth of clearness. Beautiful mountain range and clouds. It sure looks like an HDR, but maybe it's the master behind the camera, yes? The houses on top of the cliff are a big plus. I bet those cost a pretty penny.


Hello Francis!
Fantastic atmosphere and great PP work, with wonderful colours and detail!
Look like a very very beautiful place!
Best regards!

Hello Francis,
Clear image and well captured details. IU loved deepthness effect.
Selahattin E

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  • psyce Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 265 W: 25 N: 207] (2856)
  • [2009-12-10 8:03]

beautiful shot Francis... you captured the scenery plus the people very well... the calm waters made the photo fantastic... well done and TFS

Hello Francis Xavier,

Excellent photo of the beautiful lake Bled.
There are many beautiful places in Slovenia, and lake Bled is one of them.
Great POV/DOF, clarity, light and colors.
Reflection in the water is amazing.
Very good PP work.

Best regards,

good capure Francis nice detailed shot
tfs regards bryan

What a colors to your capture!
The light is amazing too!

Hi Francis,

Gorgeous ...superb ..capture with great clarity,sharpness,and tremendous depth can be seen in this shot Francis,
the shot seems to be a HDR kinda capture, the way the details of colors,lights,shades,water color,its reflection,trees texture and beyond that the great clouds in far BG are all captured perfectly,a very well shot and congratulation on this splendid presentation.

My Best Wishes,
Mushtaq Hussain

Boa tarde Francis
Very well composed and with very appealing colours and reflexes.
A good and interesting note, too. Thanks.
My regards

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2009-12-10 10:35]

Hello Francis! Very nice image of that colorful boat, very dramatic sky, great exposure! Well done!


A relaxing and picturesque image Franics - you've captured and delivered this one well. Great reworking of the sky and hills beyond to bring their brightness down to match the foreground subject.

Hi Francis

Very dynamic lighting and colors in this well taken shot
The details are sharp and crisp, great depth and amazing reflection on water, well done my friend

TFS, Alireza

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  • kanton Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 854 W: 5 N: 1570] (6756)
  • [2009-12-10 12:39]

Hello Francis!
Wonderful daily life scene! with amazing colours,lighting,clarity and reflections,
Beautiful bg,with the mountains and the clouds!Interesting note!
Regards and tfs

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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2009-12-10 13:09]

Hello Francis.

Very curious scenery.
Beauty composition in joyful mood
and excellent realization...colours, sharpness and light.

My best wishes.

The boat looks a little precarious and is well laden OK proving no one started got excited ;-)Beautiful and tranquil area Great colours and sharpness The water looks beautiful TFS
warm regards

Hi Francis,
Very beautiful daily life shot.Excellent BG.Good composition.TFS.


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  • AKITA Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1523 W: 73 N: 86] (20294)
  • [2009-12-10 20:00]

dear Francis Xavier,
your combination of two is excellent,
one is beautiful view of the lake, the island and the surrounding mountains, and the other is cheerful boats with full tourists,
this balanced feeling is your originality there.
the colors of bluish scene and redish boat,
the detailed objects and dim water,
those contrasts make unique atmosphere in this shot,
thank you for your wonderful shot,

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 452 W: 66 N: 1002] (10644)
  • [2009-12-10 20:58]

Hi Francis,
Amazing shot by informative NOTE,
The dramatic sky and blue water,
You have discoved the heart of East Europ
Regards, TFS.


Francis Xavier
La composition est vraiment très bonne avec ce bateau original en premier plan et ce somptueux paysage en arrière plan.Les couleurs sont belles mais n'aurais-tu pas lissé la photo lui faisant perdre un peu de naturel?

Hello Francis Xavier! Amazing boat, wonderful scene, nice people. Very interesting landscape, superb background. Good exposure. Original picture. Well done!

hi francis
superb scenic shot,has everything the lovely pleasure boat,the forest the building on the cliff the mountains and a great sky.well done

Bonjour Francis.
Une belle image pleine de vie est de belles couleurs.
Le cadrage en gros plan est aussi bien adapté et rameur donne le rythme à la photo.
Bonne journée.

The scene is amazingly lovely Francis. I like how you placed the Pletna in the frame. The reflection is nice, the clouds are awesome sand show well with the pp work. Cheers.

Hello Francis,

Une jolie petite balade!!!
Cette image est superbe.
La composition des couleurs est vraiment en harmonie avec l'ensemble de cette présentation.
Magnifique miroir, bravo, j'aime.
Bonsoir amical.


Hi Francis,
Beautiful action picture of this group of peoples to take a ride with the boat,
Excellent point of view and details,
nice reflection on water and great colors too,
very well done.
Ps. Many thanks for your comments to my picture: '1000 post' ..Merci..

I really like this shot Francis!!! Technically all good - no matter what some 'offended' folk may say about arty farty shots the facts are generally that if it's not technically good it's a dud!!

Nice composition, interesting subject, nice colour, moody sky and very sharp!! Good work.


Precioso momento y paisaje con esa exotica barca llena de niños en un idilico lugar
gracias por compartir
Buen trabajo
un saludo
buen fin de semana

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 47 N: 1333] (7051)
  • [2009-12-14 8:58]

Hi Francis!
What a nice capture!
Fantastic colours. Excellent sharpness and great details.
Impressive lighting and reflections on the water.
ciao! Vanda

HI Francis..nice shot..great tones and details...nice work.


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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2009-12-15 12:16]

Lovely scene,but I believe the boat is too big into the picture,if further away the landscape around it is more impressive.


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