Brocken Spectre / Widmo Brockenu

by Marzena Jozefczyk February. 16, 2010 13328 views

A Brocken spectre, also called Brocken bow or mountain spectre is the apparently enormous and magnified shadow of an observer, cast upon the upper surfaces of clouds opposite the sun. It appears when the sun shines from behind a climber who is looking down into mist or fog. The head of the figure is often surrounded by the glowing halo-like rings of a glory.
It Tatra Mts. it is believed that seeing Brocken spectre brings death to the observer. Seeing it three times deletes the curse…

Widmo Brockenu (mamidło górskie) – rzadkie zjawisko optyczne spotykane w górach, polegające na zaobserwowaniu własnego cienia na chmurze znajdującej się poniżej obserwatora. Zdarza się, że cień obserwatora otoczony jest tęczową obwódką zwaną glorią.
Wśród taterników istnieje przesąd, mówiący, że człowiek, który zobaczył widmo Brockenu, umrze w górach. Ujrzenie zjawiska po raz trzeci “odczynia urok”, co więcej - szczęśliwiec może się czuć w górach bezpieczny po wsze czasy.

The weather down there was ugly - dark and foggy…

…but suddenly you rode towards the blue sky and Sun.

Later it was only getting prettier.

Iorek Byrnisson, the king of polar bears

Mt. Śnieżnik on the right

View point on Czarna Góra (Black Mountain)

There are Jeseniky Mts. under the clouds

And here it begins… Look at the right side of the photo

The last view above the clouds

And here, my dear Friends, is something I desperately wanted to see for a looong time. The Brocken spectre. My own shadow cast upon the clouds below. They say it brings death in the mountains…

Brocken Spectre reflected on the cloud

Saying good-bye to the Sun for many days.

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Krystyna Knypl 10 years, 6 months ago
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Sebastiã¡N Bellã³N 10 years, 6 months ago

Lucky you, having been there. Very nice ones

10 years, 6 months ago Edited
Mouette 10 years, 6 months ago

100 comments ! It's merited ! All of them (shots) are wonderful !

10 years, 6 months ago Edited
Levonthelights 10 years, 6 months ago

great shots!

10 years, 6 months ago Edited
Bergur Johannesen 10 years, 6 months ago

[b]Outstanding! This is one of the very few times I've actually read the text on an entry - simply fascinating! I love your landscape shots, but most of all your shadow-shots. Great job and congrats![/b]

10 years, 6 months ago Edited
Vterezia 10 years, 6 months ago

Congratulation on the FP!!! :-) very beautiful :)

10 years, 6 months ago Edited
Milton Jacob 10 years, 6 months ago

really dreamy! congrats

10 years, 6 months ago Edited
Zajä…C 10 years, 6 months ago

super! gratulacje!

10 years, 6 months ago Edited
Art Bee 10 years, 6 months ago

Spectacular post! Beautiful scenery! Congratulations on FP!

10 years, 6 months ago Edited
Vania Gianese 10 years, 6 months ago

Absolutely wonderful post! Congratulation on the FP!!! :-)

10 years, 6 months ago Edited
Ken 10 years, 6 months ago

congratulations on FP, wonderful series.......

10 years, 6 months ago Edited
Moira 10 years, 6 months ago

Stunning.

10 years, 6 months ago Edited
Contesina 10 years, 6 months ago

exceptional set! Congrats on FP!

10 years, 6 months ago Edited
Gonia 10 years, 6 months ago

mój Boze, jak to miło spotkać kogoś znajomego na FP!gratuluję! i bardzo się cieszę!moc ucałowań i pozdrowień!

10 years, 6 months ago Edited
Paolo Martini 10 years, 6 months ago

[i][b]congrats for your great FP...........!!![/b][/i]

10 years, 6 months ago Edited
Sami 10 years, 6 months ago

great set

10 years, 6 months ago Edited
Brenda Nelson 10 years, 6 months ago

Marzena, these shots are quite spectacular! Every one of them could be a well-deserved "Featured Photo"!

10 years, 6 months ago Edited
Susan Jane 10 years, 6 months ago

What an incredible set! Definately deserving of FP!

10 years, 6 months ago Edited
Jazmyn 10 years, 6 months ago

WOW!! Absolutely gorgeous!!! Congratulations on FP!!

10 years, 6 months ago Edited
Lotofoto 10 years, 6 months ago

Amazing shots.
Congrats on FP!!

10 years, 6 months ago Edited
Lin 10 years, 6 months ago

wow these are amazing!

10 years, 6 months ago Edited
Larry Nelson 10 years, 6 months ago

Incredible set! Beautiful captures, and congratulations of Featured Photo!

10 years, 6 months ago Edited
Andrea 10 years, 6 months ago

Congrats on FP

10 years, 6 months ago Edited
Anna 10 years, 6 months ago

Tajemnicze, z charakterem, piękne! Gratulacje :)

10 years, 6 months ago Edited
Juditrlydersen 10 years, 6 months ago

LOVE IT!
congrats on FP, WELL deserved!!

10 years, 6 months ago Edited
Nurul 10 years, 6 months ago

super cool!!! congrats on FP! u deserve it!

10 years, 6 months ago Edited
Tim 10 years, 6 months ago

amazing set! congrats!!

10 years, 6 months ago Edited
Christa 10 years, 6 months ago

The spectre of luck.... a more than deserved FP! Congrats!

10 years, 6 months ago Edited
Finbarr 10 years, 6 months ago

Awesome !!Congrats on FP ,

10 years, 6 months ago Edited
Riyaz 10 years, 6 months ago

Fantastic! Congrats on FP

10 years, 6 months ago Edited
Stefan Fletcher 10 years, 6 months ago

Lovely. Congrats on the FP.

10 years, 6 months ago Edited
Po 10 years, 6 months ago

finally. these are all amazing! congratulation, you deserve it

10 years, 6 months ago Edited
Sadhya Rippon 10 years, 6 months ago

Fabulous set. You really made the most of the wonders of the snowy mountains. Well deserved fp.

10 years, 6 months ago Edited
Ines 10 years, 6 months ago

these are absolutely great!!!
much congrats on FP !!!

10 years, 6 months ago Edited
Sandra Vermeulen 10 years, 6 months ago

Wonderul post!!
FP so well diserved!!

10 years, 6 months ago Edited
Bogdan Telea 10 years, 6 months ago

Brr, scarry..

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Soubhagya Sagar Behera 10 years, 6 months ago

It is a delightful post> absolutely amazing and refreshing. Some of the pictures including the one on FP are framers. So much congrats on ur achievement. I take the FP pic to my favs. Thanks for sharing...
Soubhagya.

10 years, 6 months ago Edited
Tomie Poodle 10 years, 6 months ago

beautiful light and shots! congrats on FP!

10 years, 6 months ago Edited
Jumiella 10 years, 6 months ago

No! Wykrakałam Ci tę FP! Gratuluję, Marzenko! ♫♫ ☼

10 years, 6 months ago Edited
Pandka 10 years, 6 months ago

Wielkie, zasluzone GRATULACJE!!!

10 years, 6 months ago Edited
Maud - Normandie - France 10 years, 6 months ago

Ce set est splendide ! toutes les photos méritaient la FP !! bravo Dreamie !!

10 years, 6 months ago Edited
Jennye 10 years, 6 months ago

congratulations on FP!!

10 years, 6 months ago Edited
Chris 10 years, 6 months ago

Congatulations on the FP, stunning photos..

10 years, 6 months ago Edited
Neil Rosenberger 10 years, 6 months ago

Congrats on the FP !! That was one incredible set, a whole bunch of fabulous captures, great lighting !! Loved It !! cd

10 years, 6 months ago Edited
Chris Buchan Jones 10 years, 6 months ago

incredible set congrats on FP

10 years, 6 months ago Edited
Michael Sakowicz 10 years, 6 months ago

Much congrats on the FP!

10 years, 6 months ago Edited
Huiching 10 years, 6 months ago

Truely beautiful. Congrats on the Front Page.

10 years, 6 months ago Edited
Igor 10 years, 6 months ago

Amazing !

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Taifallos 10 years, 6 months ago

Wow! What a unique and truly gorgeous set! Congrats on fp! I will say, the combination of photos is lovely, you've done a fab job!

Here's to you! Cheers*

10 years, 6 months ago Edited
Livelovelaugh 10 years, 6 months ago

Wow! Stunning shots and brilliant post! Congratulations! :)

10 years, 6 months ago Edited
Kaitlyn 10 years, 6 months ago

Congrats on FP!!!!!

10 years, 6 months ago Edited
Maciut 10 years, 6 months ago

fantastyczne zdjecia... #2 ... :)

10 years, 6 months ago Edited
Scott 10 years, 6 months ago

These are absolutely incredible!

10 years, 6 months ago Edited
Hanna Westesson 10 years, 6 months ago

Fantastic winter set!
The first is very beautiful!

10 years, 6 months ago Edited
Jothindra Paranji 10 years, 6 months ago

Very,very beautiful!! and it must be really cold out there!

10 years, 6 months ago Edited
Ania 10 years, 6 months ago

Ależ zazdroszczę - tych widoków, gór w śniegu.... Bieli mam już co prawda powyżej dziurek w nosie, ale górach to zupełnie inna bajka. Iorek jest fantastyczny :) A widmo... To masz teraz motywację, żeby szukać kolejnych :) Nasłuchałam się kiedyś takich historii... Sama widziałam kiedyś coś podobnego w Śnieżnych Kotłach, ale nie tak wyraźne...

10 years, 6 months ago Edited
Rokita 10 years, 6 months ago

#1 cudowne ;)

10 years, 6 months ago Edited
Marsha 10 years, 6 months ago

Simply amazing.......simply amazing.....

10 years, 6 months ago Edited
Pete 10 years, 7 months ago

amazing

10 years, 7 months ago Edited
Bea 10 years, 7 months ago

aww.wonderful set.
12. went to the fav

10 years, 7 months ago Edited
Storytaylor 10 years, 7 months ago

wow, wow. wonderful, all of them.

10 years, 7 months ago Edited
Crisu 10 years, 7 months ago

excellent shots

10 years, 7 months ago Edited
Nancy94 10 years, 7 months ago

Z tym Iorkiem to dobre skojarzenie :) Też mi go to drzewo przypomina. Piekna sesja. Ciekawe zdjęcia z mgłą.

10 years, 7 months ago Edited
Jumiella 10 years, 7 months ago

Cały post na pierwszą stronę! Niesamowite klimaty, przepiękne widoki, nieziemskie zjawisko. I te choiny jak białe niedźwiedzie (#5,7)!

10 years, 7 months ago Edited
Oriane 10 years, 7 months ago

What a story !
Your shots are wonderful, as always =)

10 years, 7 months ago Edited
Kaitlyn 10 years, 7 months ago

Beautiful!

10 years, 7 months ago Edited
Olaine 10 years, 7 months ago

Fantastyczne! Piękne widoki, a widmo niesamowite. Koniecznie znajdź ich więcej :)

10 years, 7 months ago Edited
Pandka 10 years, 7 months ago

Zgadzam sie w 100% z Gonia. Zdjecia sa niesamowite, nieziemskie i doskonale!

10 years, 7 months ago Edited
Sara G 10 years, 7 months ago

Wow! From foggy and scary to beautiful snow trees and light to scary again..wonderful post...glad you got 3 shots and got off that mountain :-)

10 years, 7 months ago Edited
Gonia 10 years, 7 months ago

jestem za głupia aby to wszystko pojąc, ale zdjęcia no CUDO to mało powiedzieć. są absolutnie, wszystkie nadzwyczajne - jak z innego świata!gratuluję!jedni umierają w górach, a drudzy na morzu.A najczęsciej w łożku!

10 years, 7 months ago Edited
Andrea 10 years, 7 months ago

Wonderful set.

10 years, 7 months ago Edited
Christa 10 years, 7 months ago

Fantastic pictures of snowy landscapes and interesting spectre. I hope you aren't superstitious :)) .... we all have such a spectre in our lives.

10 years, 7 months ago Edited
Michaå‚ 10 years, 7 months ago

Świetna sesja, co za sceneria! Widmo super, jak masz warunki to poluj na kolejne – wyraźniejsze z glorią, no i żeby urok odczynić ;)

10 years, 7 months ago Edited
Yasmine Q. 10 years, 7 months ago

you are a great artist!!! your pictures are superbs and always give us emotion! thanks thanks a lot!!

10 years, 7 months ago Edited
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