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Classic postcard from Belarus

Classic postcard from Belarus
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Copyright: Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11641 W: 123 N: 29576] (139254)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-05-19
Categories: Architecture
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-05-19 10:34
Viewed: 2183
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I can post now many classic views such that are not known on TE :). Here the view of the castle in Nesvizh, Belarus. Architectural, Residential and Cultural Complex of the Radziwill Family at Nesvizh is the UNESCO Heritage site, together with Mir castle. From 1921 to 1939 the complex was located in Poland and was considered one of the most beautiful Polish castles in the Kresy region.rnThe estate was owned by the Radziwiłł magnate family from 1533, when it was awarded to Mikołaj Radziwiłł and his brother Jan Radziwiłł after the extinction of the Kiszka family. Since the Radziwiłłs were one of the most important and wealthy clans of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and the Crown of the Kingdom of Poland, it was there that the Lithuanian Archive was moved in 1551. In 1586 the estate was turned into an ordynacja.rnAfter the Union of Lublin the castle became one of the most important residences in the central part of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth.rnrnToday very early in the morning I had my flight from Almaty to Minsk. Then I went to visit two important castles in Belarus -Mir and Nesvizh. After that I went to Baranovichi. Tomorrow I go to Brest and then back to Poland.

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Hola Malgo, muy buena vista de este interesante y bonito castillo, muy bien compuesta y captada en esta buena y bonita fotografia. Una interesante imagen, con buena nitidez, luz, color y calidad. Estupendo y bonito trabajo perfectamente realizado, mis felicitaciones amigo mio. Gracias por compartir este interesante trabajo.

Buena noche y feliz fin de semana.
Todo lo mejor desde el sur de España.
Un cordial abrazo.

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11127 W: 57 N: 19211] (71944)
  • [2016-05-19 11:59]

Hello Malgo,
What a great view of the castle from a perfect POV. The castle is really nicely framed by the trees and the reflections in the moat are lovely.

Czesc Malgorzata,
Ja bym sie chyba jeszcze bardziej cieszyl z Bialorusi, to tak bardzo omijane miejsce a Twoje zdjecie demonstruje ze jest tam pieknie!
Swieze zdjecie ze swiezo zadbanego Nieswieza. No a z tego co piszesz bedzie jeszcze wiecej.
Tutaj niebo troszke sie przepalilo ale znam ten bol czesto jesli odbicie jest doskonale naswietlone to niebo jest za jasne ablo odwrotnie: odbicie bywa za ciemne. Tak naprawde trzebaby albo uzyc filtra polowkowego albo w photoshopie zaznaczyc polowe zdjecia i przyciemnic lub rozjasnic. Juz tak raz robilem zeby wybalansowac lepiej odbicie z rzeczywistoscia.
Nie mniej super mi sie to podoba!
Piekna architektura, swietny POV z odbiciem i z rogu.
No i jeszcze raz gratulacje ze zaliczylas kolejny kraj, tak bliski a tak daleki!

Dear Malgo,

As you wrote it not many of US know Belarus well, so as a Hungarian proverb says: For a newborn every joke is new. (I presume it is known in every language in some form.) So, please keep posting, I'm waiting for them.

Best Wishes,

Ciao Malgo
bel colpo, una cartolina perfetta, grazie alle nuvole e al bel riflesso.
Ancora una volta ci stupisci con i tuoi pazzi viaggi, anche se è ora di tornare, ma è anche ora di tirare le somme e riflettere su ciò che hai visto.

hello Malgo, wonderfull composition, perfect reflexions well saturated colors,maybe slightly overexposed sky ,anyway difficult light conditions

Olá Malgorzata,
realmente um local com uma vista muito bonita, e aqui o reflexo e a simetria ficaram perfeitas, assim como as molduras naturais nas laterais. Belo trabalho.
Parabéns e Abraço,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13512 W: 125 N: 24156] (121047)
  • [2016-05-19 20:57]

Hi Malgo,a magnificent postcard,the castle is Amazing,and your choice of POV is a winner,bright colors and fine details,i like a lot the reflections too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

An excellent corner POV chosern Malgo.
The castle reminded me of Kracov, that's was my first thought, same style.
The ditch around the walls had a defending purpose in old times, but now it is a decorative object around.
Fine photo.
Have a nice new day,

Hi Malgo,
Beautiful photo, original presentation with this V, lovely light and reflections on water, iteresting architecture, tfs.

Hello Malgo,
This is a perfectly composed photo. The rounded moat and the trees on the sides frame the view of the castle perfectly. This must be the most beautiful Polish castle outside Poland ;-) and it is perfectly reflected in the water. This is absolutely a classic postcard.
Kind regards,

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  • tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1927 W: 427 N: 7230] (29026)
  • [2016-05-20 1:34]

Hi Malgo,

How wonderful that your travels take you to so many different places and that you can capture images not seen before on TE!

As always, a fascinating note and here a wonderful photograph with fabulously strong perspective on account of your well chosen viewpoint. The castle stands out beautifully in the bright sunshine against a lovely blue sky and the rich greens of its surroundings and the reflections in the calm water of the moat are superb.

Glorious light and colours, perfect composition and exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.


Kind Regards,


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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11603 W: 163 N: 19507] (142723)
  • [2016-05-20 1:56]

Witaj Malgosiu!
Ciekawa budowla i piekne zdjecie.
Super kadr z odbiciem w wodzie.
Ladne swiatlo i kolorki.

Ciao cara Malgo, beautiful post card, great view of fantastic castle, lovely composition withfascinating reflection, wonderful natural colors, splendid light and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hello Malgo,
The framing trees complement the grassy mounds and make an agreeable contrast with the reds and yellows of the impressive fortification. The reflections in the moat are a delicious bonus.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 26241 W: 523 N: 44924] (191415)
  • [2016-05-20 3:00]

Hello Malgo,

Back to a new trip, now in Belarus Nesvizh.
This is truly a wonderful postcard of the castle with wonderful reflection and the bridge with arches.
Sharpness and clarity are perfect
Very well composition, and excellent colours.
Nice done, TFS.

Have a nice day,

Hi Malgo
Very impressive complex, fine old opulent architecture and under ideal skies with a calm reflection, perfect. I've never heard of this place. A pleasure to learn of it through your photo
Have a great weekend

Hello Malgorzata,

what a wonderfull architecture picture showing this postcard view with excellent sharpness and clarity. I like the reflections of the castle in the water very much.TFS.

WIth regards from Luxembourg


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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4209 W: 0 N: 9976] (68021)
  • [2016-05-20 8:24]

Doskonale zdjecie, fantastyczny zamek w Nieswiezu, wszystko pasuje, nawet pogoda zagrala, super
pozdrawiam Ryszard

Hello Malgo,
this is a great postcard, so clear, elegant, informative and lovely. I like how diagonals and angles create dynamism, the vertical elements balance and the reflections fascination. The clarity of this view is amazing, the sunny colours brilliant. I like how you used the shady areas to frame the scenery and add contrast. You must have seen very interesting things on this journey, I wish you a safe trip back. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great weekend,

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9443 W: 257 N: 3084] (103038)
  • [2016-05-21 2:14]

atrakcyjne miejsce na Bialorusi. W dodatku z polska historia w tle. Fajny POV wybralas, sporo zmiescilo sie w kadrze. Faktycznie, moze byc na widokowke.
Milego weekendu.

Hi Malgo!
Wonderful details!
Very beautiful picture!
Sharpness, management of very difficult light, colors, horizontal format, chosen pov and composition really pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
Enjoy your week,

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11415 W: 174 N: 20888] (92011)
  • [2016-05-25 1:42]


amazing perspective using branches, water and the castle. its shapes looks much more like a german building than a polish or russian one.at least for my ignorant patterns. haha.
very beautiful compo from this country whose images aren't so usual.



Czesc Malgosiu
Widze,ze odwiedzilas po drodze Bialorus. Jeden z krajow bardzo wysoko na mojej "wishlist" (ktora, stety/niestety rozrasta sie w tempie geometrycznym).
Super kompozycja z prawie lustrzanym odbiciem w wodzie oraz bardzo dobrze wypatrzona ramka z drzew u gory i cienia na dole.
Pozdrawiam serdecznie

hello dear friend and have a nice time
and happy new day
excellent postcard from Belarus remitted
from you to all pof us thanks for sharing
it with us a classic view not known on TE
Your notes are really useful and a perfect pov
perfect reflections perfectly saturated

Hello Malgo,
You present us this castle from a very good angle.
The reflections look wonderful and I like how they disappear in the unclear water on the foreground.
Excellent composition and attractive framing with the branches.
Nice green-red-blue combination.
Best regards, Paul

Hallo Malgo,
super Foto und Qualität, gratuliere!

Viele Grüße

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