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A Local Photographer’s View of the Awe-Inspiring Polish Tatra Mountains [PHOTOS]

Can you imagine having these mountains outside your doorstep? Twenty-seven-year-old photographer Marcin Kesik lives in Gronkow, a little village in southern Poland that lies right next to the remarkable Tatra Mountains. Specifically, Kesik lives near the Pieniny and Gorce peaks, which sparked his passion for landscape photography and continue to inspire him.

Speaking in English, his second language, Kesik told Bored Panda:

In my photography, the most important thing is the lighting which determines how the scenery will look like in photos. Usually, I get to the place that I’m planning to photograph at least one hour before the sunrise. Watching the changing sky, I start creating compositions that I’d like to depict. If I decide to capture the sunset, I normally stay a few minutes after that because the sky has more intensive colors then. I often have to come back to the same place for several times because it’s quite difficult to take the perfect photo in the best conditions (light, gentle fog, interesting sky, clarity, plasticity of scenery). But when everything gets flawless, I know that my hard work pays off. The biggest joy of landscape photography for me is being close to nature. I love what I do and I wouldn’t change it for anything in the world.

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