December 12, 2013

Cabin, Croatia

Photograph by Marin Suöli

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Kozji Vrh is a village in Gorski Kotar, Croatia, along the border with Slovenia. Because of the isolation and the unpolluted sky, the view is spectacular.

(This photo and caption were submitted to the 2013 National Geographic Photo Contest.)


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43 comments
setenay kontbay
setenay kontbay

feel like in a cinema salon, lights coming from the film cabin of the salon and the film just about the start!

Niladri Das
Niladri Das

looks like little little lights from all the stars entering the room through the chimney and getting accumulated out of the window , perfect beginning of a fairy tale movie :) great shot!

Seraj Ahmed
Seraj Ahmed

spectacular view is ok, but not for chose photo of the day.

zhang kun
zhang kun

I want to live in this cabin. I can look the stars at night.

Khalid Ahmed
Khalid Ahmed

I wish,may Allah turn the whole world into the unpolluted and crystal world like this. 

Kate Dwyer
Kate Dwyer

magnificent photo..reminds me of Nova Scotian Cape Breton Highlands..

Joy Saldanha
Joy Saldanha

Just wish I could take pictures like this one. Joy Saldanha.

Janice H.
Janice H.

There's nothing more wondrous than a star-filled sky.       Beautiful isolation.         Magical photo.

Mragank gaharwar
Mragank gaharwar

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Rosalinda Lato
Rosalinda Lato

Awesome! Darkness and light a very good combination in photography.

Rosalinda Lato
Rosalinda Lato

Awesome! darkness and light...a very good combination in photography

Hasan Zubair
Hasan Zubair

... not so much the night sky, it's the window and lights coming out of it that did the magic. Great job!

Michaela Ravasio
Michaela Ravasio

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m. rahman
m. rahman

I Love This Shot  

Fantastic

Robertas R.
Robertas R.

Unfortunately, it is very far from reality. The light from window is too strong, the sky too bright. Photo of the day was disappointing..

Justin Sykes
Justin Sykes

Like a reflection from a pond, there is one obvious reference point for this photo.  The nature of light emanating from heaven and earth.  It is not so obvious if there is anyone inside the cabin, but the natural answer is 'probably'.  The question of extraterrestrial life has been formulated in the Drake Equation.  It throws together a number of variables (like the number of inhabitable planets and the probability of life) to also answer 'probably.


The composition of the photo was quite deliberate.  The proportions of sky, cabin and forest all appear to have been calculated.  For me, this leaves the photo a little cold and flat.  However the sky is truly wonderful.  (In both senses of that word.)


Technicality / Composition / Content / X factor / originality = 7/10 zoom lenses 

Lawrence Sibley
Lawrence Sibley

Given the ideal dark-sky conditions, it's odd the photographer didn't turn off the lights in the cabin to remove the "light pollution".  But of course, the rays of light coming from the cabin window add a magical nuance and cozy invitation to this photo.


There's one shooting star in the night sky.

Mat Millies
Mat Millies

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