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Wounds Of Nature - The Crying Mountain

Wounds Of Nature - The Crying Mountain
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Copyright: Laszlo Kaposvari (Hormon_Manyer) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1472 W: 308 N: 2610] (10251)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-09-23
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-11-22 11:34
Viewed: 1625
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
With this photo I simply should like to show how seriously we're capable of hurting nature... This mountain, named Bél-kő was sacrificed on the altar of cement production, between 1908 and 2002 7 million cubic meters of limestone were extracted from the mountain. Fortunately the factory was closed in 2002, and from 2008 the territory became protected by the law, so a slow recovery and spontaneous recultivation is detectable. Unfortunately I don't have any photos here with me in Ireland which I made on and from the mountain top, but the landscape is somehow similar to the one on the Moon. You can read more about Bél-kő here (in Hungarian).

Photo: taken from Bélapátfalva town, late afternoon. Manual exposure mode, during post-procession level, white balance and color adjustment, moderate cropping.

Thanks for looking at the photo and reading the note.

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Ciao Laszlo, nice see the return of nature, fascinatin landscape with beautiful trees, wonderful natural colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-11-22 16:19]

Hi Laszlo,This is nothing if we compare it with what happened with the marble quarries in Tuscany or the stone quarries in so many parts of my Alps.Your pic is emblematic of what man can do to destroy nature, an excellent idea and a great indictment, congratulations for the post and the quality.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

Hello Laszlo,
Hello Laszlo,
Interesting photo. On world such kind of places it is already very much. Regret.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2014-11-23 18:37]

Hello Laszlo,
An interesting image as well as educational note about this defaced area. We also have terrain right here near my home that shows the effects of mans destruction to nature. I'm sure in time this will be a very beautiful sight, but for now we must learn from our actions.
Nicely composed shot showing good focus and just the right exposure.

Hello Laszlo - Beautiful Landscape. I also agree with you the way we are hurting mother nature, we are inviting our own ruin. Nice to see a place where I didn't visit yet. Thanks for sharing. Regards and have a nice WE- Srikumar

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