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Reaching The Top

Reaching The Top
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Copyright: Grzegorz Wieczorek (red45) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-05-04
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Olympus 740UZ
Exposure: f/4.6, 1/800 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-01-04 4:04
Viewed: 5323
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another postcard from our 2005's trips. Today blue sky and fantastic clouds over Bucegi Mountains in Romania. Unforgettable moment - first very exciting, 30 minutes long trip on cable-car from Busteni to about 2200 meters high to first mountain and then to the top - on foot. It was beginning of May, first warm days and we travelled wearing t-shirts and shorts over deep snow ;-) Views were breathtaking. Romanian mountains are amazing, I hope we'll return there some day.

Busteni has "Babele" and "Sphynx" - wind-modelled stone shapes in the Bucegi Massif, accesible throw cable-car. A modern chair-lift is in construction to the Diham and Poiana Izvoarelor chalets. Urlatoarea waterfall (half hour trail from Cable-Car lower station).
The second cable-car from the top of Caraiman mountain link Busteni with Pestera hotel and the unique Monastery in the cave.
On top of the Caraiman Massif, at 2,484 m altitude, there stands the WWI heroes memorial (a 40 m high cross, made of steel), build between 1926- 1928, in honour of the country's fallen soldiers defending Romania against Germany in the First World War.

petrudamsa, mlines, Janice, dew77, scottevers7, marhowie, livios, PDP, cedryk has marked this note useful
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Great landscape, Greg. There is another post of today with the Sphynx. Good traveller journal in your note. One think though (and don't be upset at me): there was no nazi Germany in the First World War, just the Imperial Germany.

Regards, Petru

Wonderful photo, composition and technically wise! Thanks for sharing - Xplorator Radu

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-01-04 4:51]

Looks like a Lighthouse at the top of the mountain Greg!
I like your POV looking up the snowy rise to the blue sky and magnificent clouds. Sounds like a great place to see and travel to, especially on the cable-car.
Windy, hot, showery regards

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-01-04 5:17]

Hello Greg!
Excellent capture.I liked POV,clouds,details,framing and composition a lot.TFS...:-)

Hi Greg,
A very beautiful winter landscape scene! The colors are beautiful. Exposure looks to be spot on. The DOF and clarity are superb. I know how much you love winter........;)

Beautiful shot from the top of snow, sky and clouds Greg..Excellent note with this also.
Well done. Thank You!

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2006-01-04 10:16]

Grzegorz, very beautiful colors and great exposure, in my opinion. Dealing white areas is not an easy task, and you had lots of whites.

Lovely composition and pov.

Hi Greg,
you had a perfect time - and a long way up there! But the view is marvelous - the blue sky and the white clouds and snow, wonderful.
Thanks, I like it, bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi Greg,
a beautiful winter picture with very nice colours.
Well done with the composeotion and exposure.
Very well done. my friend.

Lovely shot Greg!
Beautiful colours and superb space captured here. It has great mood though it's a winter mood ;)
I like it.

Hi Greg,
Good detail and colours. Great POV and sharpness.
Nicely composed and good exposure.
Thanks for posting. Enjoy the rest of the week.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2006-01-04 17:05]

Hello Greg, very interesting - I keep waiting for James Bond to come skiing through being chased by helicopters!

Great shot!

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2006-01-04 21:35]

Czesc, pieknie wylaniaja sie kumulusy... Nigdy nie widzialem Rumunii w sniegu. Wyglada zachecajaco :-) Ladnie naswietlone biele, choc kolorom brakuje troszke dynamiki...

Hej :)
Bardzo ładne zdjęcia... w każdym razie ta chmura była genialna - ślicznie wyrastała ze śniegu na linii horyzontu :>. To był wspaniały dzień - teraz tak uwazam, natomiast wtedy, na górze, z kazdym krokiem miałem coraz gorszy humor... w butach woda, po kolana w śniegu, końca nie widać... no i na zdjęcia coraz mniejszą ochotę miałem... jakieś krzywe narobiłem... :) Śnieg żółty trochę wyszedł i wogóle - nieciekawie :(.

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