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Copyright: Radomir Jaskula (cicindela) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1223 W: 0 N: 3103] (9226)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5400, 35-105 mm 1:4,5-5,6, @ ISO 50
Exposure: f/6.8
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Rocks of all shapes and sizes, Geological Wonders, Landscapes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-08-09 15:35
Viewed: 6041
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dear Friends!
I have to say it again: as for now this is my last picture because on Saturday I am leaving again from Lodz. So please excuse me for lack of answers and comments to your interesting and amazing pictures :>
This time I am going together with Michal (cedryk) and 4 other friends for 1 month expedition to Bulgaria and European part of Turkey. A lot of work to do but I believe that after this trip I would be able to show you some interesting photos from these regions :>

And today, just to show you how amazing places are there, a small introduction :>

Here we have sand piramids in Melnik (Pirin Mts.). These amazing forms were made in erosion process by wind and water. They takes about 17 sq. km near Melnik, Rozhen and Kurlanovo. And picture was taken on the trail from Melnik to Rozhen monastery.
With just a little imagination you can see here shapes of giant mushrooms, obelisks, towers, and many other figures ;>

I discoved this place about 6 years ago, but more recently I had oportunity to visit it again 2 weeks ago (a short break during my trip to Macedonia). And I really know that it was not my last time I was there...

Even now, after 6 years and visiting this place two times I can not believe that such mountain area is localized in Europe. I do not know if you agree with me, but it is much more Marsian landscape that something from our planet ;>

This place is not only one of the most beautiful area I have seen on the Balkans but also the warmer one. Temperatures in this region in July are even about +45-50C!!! It is not easy to live here except you are a tortoise, lizard or cicada ;>

And because of so hot temperatures this place is famous also for the great red wine - named after the place where it is produced "Melnik".

And that is all for now my Friends. Thank you in advance for your time and comments, and... see you again after 10 September!!! :>

cataclysta, SelenE, red45, gannu, Juyona, marhowie, eqshannon, rousettus, oscarromulus, clnaef, jcoowanitwong, uleko has marked this note useful
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Czesc Radziu
Ty Melnik i ja tez Melnik. A co!!! Tylko u mnie troche inna perspektywa.

Bardzo mi sie fotka podoba. Fajne ujecie z cikawej perspektywy ze skalnym grzybkiem.
Czekam na wiecej

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-08-10 2:29]

Radomir,Just beautiful and Excellent composition. The scenario is mind blowing. Ganesh

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-08-10 3:33]

Hola Radomir,
espectacular paisaje,
los detalles son magníficos,
sorprendente lugar, saludos

Hi Radomir,
Very nice vertically framed landscape capture. I like the sharpness, FG details, and red "martian" color ;)
Have a safe trip,

hi radomir,

oh you have splendid landscapes in bulgaria!i guess it is not easy to go there!
great compo and framing!

Wonderful show of patterns in geology and nature. Well balance shot and very insightful. Thought provoking as well. Good notes...


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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2007-08-10 7:05]

ciekawy krajobraz i dobre ujecie i iformacja. moze kiedys to zobacze.
Pozdrawiam, Pawel.

This is lovely cross scene. Capture, colours, composition are perfect. Nice image.
Best wishes,

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-08-10 12:16]

Hi Radomir,
Fantastic shot of these sand pyramids and the formations look awesome. Superb natural lighting and the faint mountain folds at the distance adds depth to the shot. Excellent POV to portray this beautiful scene and very nicely composed. Kudos.

* Have a fabulous trip and please come back with memorable memories and share your experiences with us with lots of pictures.

Hi Radomir,
lanscape shots of your trips go on very well. beautiful and interesting place. good title. details, POV very nice. best wishes

You are right that this is a BEAUTIFUL world and this image does look very "martian".
Radomir, tell me what you think of this Lunarscape in Africa.
Have a safe trip and bring back GREAT memories and please share some of them with your TN friends. Thanks.
Friendly greetings, Mario.

Hi Radomir,
It's a beautiful landscape. Good POV, details, composition and colors. TFS
Where will you be visiting in Turkey?
Hope you have a great trip and come back with lots of good photos.
Have a nice weekend,

Bonjour Radomir,

I am Back.

Magnifique ce paysage si épineux.

Etonnant paysage et couleurs remarquables.
Bonne journée.

Hi Radomir,
Beautiful landscape. But with 45 plus celcius this place is really hot even for me that live in tropical area. Sharp and well light image. Great composition.

Very well captured and presented landscape from a wellknown place.I very like the composition !

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-10-29 7:14]
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Hello Radomir,
Fabulous landscape showing these beautiful sand pyramids. I love the light and the colours. Very well composed too. Thanks for the note!
Hope you have a good trip!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 296 W: 8 N: 489] (1765)
  • [2009-12-21 13:55]

Hello Radomir,
Thanks for leading me here. It's an amazing landscape, and the geology formation is really unique. What is different between this one and mine is that there are lush green forest surrounding this formation. Very beautiful colors and light. Good composition and very nicely presented. Thanks.
Merrry Christmas.

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