January 3, 2015

The Village

Photograph by Gabor Dvornik, National Geographic Your Shot

“This little lake is a part of my life,” writes Your Shot member Gabor Dvornik, who lives half a mile from its location on a natural reserve in Sződliget, Hungary. “I shoot here nearly every month, sometimes every week. It has a very special air in every season, but to have a nice, misty day is rare, as wind is always present due to the nearby Duna River.”

Seeing the fog during a last glance outside the night before, Dvornik slept only three hours to make it to the lake for a “dream” shoot. “It was utterly ghostly and very moody out there,” he writes. “I felt like I was in a fantasy tale, in an enchanted land. I was so euphoric that I made around 500 captures and walked around the lake two to three times.”

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108 comments
Sarkadi Amália
Sarkadi Amália

I love it, I feel myselves in a mysterious fairy tale, while reading an Agatha Cristie episode

Daisy Fidel
Daisy Fidel

Wow...this is like a Thomas Kinkade's paintings.  But this one is mystical.  I love ikt.


David Flynn
David Flynn

Spectacular!  Wonderful composition.

Alain Jouenne
Alain Jouenne

perfect Sublimate  Photos serie 

good for you!

Gabor Dvornik
Gabor Dvornik

Dear Friends, thank you very much for all the encouraging comments, I am glad you like it! 

Have nice lights!

Amy Bade
Amy Bade

Otherworldly for sure - wow!

peter mulundi
peter mulundi

Beautiful beyond words...well that's nature.

T. Doerr
T. Doerr

There is something about this photo that I can't explain but it is absolutely gorgeous!  Thanks for sharing it!


Wayne  Norman
Wayne Norman

Absolutely superb.  Wow, what a photograph.  Congrats on this pic: the light, shadow, composition, reflection, and presentation are all simply wonderful.  Thanks for sharing.

SUJA T P
SUJA T P

Divine moment  and divine shot....


Anne Stinson
Anne Stinson

Really enjoyed the fact that my eyes didn't know where to look first, great capture. 

Valerie Price
Valerie Price

This looks like such an amazing place! Absolutely beautiful photo! 

Ilona Sólyi
Ilona Sólyi

Ez is Magyarország, pontosabban Sződliget, egész konkréten Dvornik Gábor NG díjas fotója... Köszönjük az élményt.

Judith Hanley
Judith Hanley

would love to experience this once in my life

VIVEK J M
VIVEK J M

Fabulous... the reflection in the lake is really amazing...  

Fran Guterl
Fran Guterl

Absolutely gorgeous!  Thank you so much for sharing.  Wish  was there!

DILIP PRADHAN
DILIP PRADHAN

Amazing photo Mr.Gabor..!! I Requesting you to share the details with us.

Suzanne Barnes
Suzanne Barnes

This is the perfect epitome of peace; thank you for sharing your beautiful photo!

Suzanne Barnes
Suzanne Barnes

@Anthony Attwood  The photographer did describe the lake as 'little.'  We're used to sprawls of water in larger countries that we call lakes, and we call things that others call lakes "ponds."  I learned that after moving to Germany from the U.S. for a few years-- size really IS relative.  Besides which, comparing the doors on each hut to the buildings' widths says that they're only about 8 feet or so wide.

Rizwana Akhter
Rizwana Akhter

This how a passionate nature lover and admirer feels about his/her natural surroundings. Truly a poem in the frame.

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