Sunset over Poraj Lake

I look at this image of the sunset and cannot shake the feeling, that this photograph must have been taken in Europe. Nothing will change the fact, that it was, indeed, taken in POland a couple of summers ago. The fact is, the traces of human activities around this lake are something you dont’t see much in North America. In a sense, this image reminds me a bit of the Iceland landscape shot by David DuChemin also couple of years ago, you can take a look at it here. You will see the electric poles everywhere on the other side of The Pond- around lakes, in the mountains, in the woods. There are almost no areas left untouched, so many people leave on such a relatively small continent, compared to those most visited, Western parts of US.

There is certain beauty in it. It is just different.