Over the clouds
It is nice to hear that you came back Romania in one piece! ;)
And my congratulation because of very good landscape photo! Impressive panorama :)
Your shor is really very good, with nice contrast, godd DOF and interesting details. I also like a black frame on this picture. Thanks to it the picture looks wider and I realy like it :)
Note is also interesting.
By the way, you were so close to Polish border, did you see my country from the top of mountains? ;)
a really nice panorama and a perfect stitch of 5 photos(what program did you used?)
great colours and DOF
- jmp (8415)
- [2007-02-24 12:39]
A perfect panorama! A wow photo! Perfect details, light, focus and view.
TFS, José M.
- extramundi (13178)
- [2007-02-24 12:41]
Very nice Horia!
I appreciate very much the extra work on this one for the large post, I think it worthed it!
The polarizer made a beautiful work in your hands to capture the white contrast accurately and the view is really breathtaking.
Lovely landscape, MF.
Hope to see more photos for your trip.
Best regards, Felipe.
- clnaef (6814)
- [2007-02-24 13:34]
Joli paysage bien mis en évidence par la couche de nuages.
- elefantino (14406)
- [2007-02-24 13:42]
Great LP shot, my friend!
Excellent compo and POW.
I like the white balance and usefull notes, too,
I've always liked such patchy light over the mountains. It really gives special atmosphere to landscapes. Very nice cold winter colours too!
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2007-02-24 14:25]
What a great work and amazing view. My heart congratulations on such important event in biography of any photographer. Excellent composition, colours, exposure and sharpness of the image. I feel cold breath of mountains and pure air by all my essence.. This is exact sigh of true art picture. BRAVO and best regards.
But what about vacation?
- fyapici (7499)
- [2007-02-24 14:29]
WOW! What an amazing and imposing mountains! What a point that you stand on, all peaks look very nice! Bravo dear friend,
- eruyanik (5046)
- [2007-02-24 15:28]
Wow! What a great mountains! Wonderful wintery scene on the summits. Going to top of the summit, i don't know about your mountaineer adventures before! Widening pov and framing! Love that cloudy sky and mountains! You had a tiring and freezy day Horia! But i think that you should forget all of your effort on the top and enjoyed the moment.
- Juyona (16891)
- [2007-02-24 15:35]
gran trabajo, bella compo.
felicidades por esta original vista.
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2007-02-24 15:40]
Hi Horia, wonderful mountain landscape full of splendid colors, great view, very well done, have a nice week end, ciao Silvio
- wishnugaruda (19365)
- [2007-02-24 16:11]
I'm happy we both are back ...
And I love this marvelous view, so beautiful snowy mountains in excellent sharpness.
Very well done, thanks and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda
- SelenE (13972)
- [2007-02-24 16:58]
Welcome back :o) The view looks so amazing,literally breathtaking... Your POV gave a very good wide angle of this amazing scenery. Great light and composition. TFS
- JoseMiguel (5658)
- [2007-02-24 19:00]
This is what I call a great come back!
Magnificent shot of this mountains, you really took good advantage of the stitch to show us this landscape.
Good idea to go high!.
Welcome back, congratulations for the post and thanks for share it.
My best regards,
- delic (898)
- [2007-02-24 19:43]
I emphatize with your bad luck with weather. When light is no good, you have to be extra careful with the composition and try to be creative in other ways. Here you have overcome the adversity very well. Excellent panoramic mountainscape from the Tatras, with good contrast. Masterful!
- pablominto (14563)
- [2007-02-25 0:59]
Attractive mountain scenery!
Good details in the rugged peaks, rough weather and that is how it should be in the high mountains by winter...
Well framed and good details, well done on post prosessing!
- Viera (494)
- [2007-02-25 3:33]
superb panorama of the High Tatras. This view is very nice in all seasons. Perfect shot
- hester (11638)
- [2007-02-25 4:11]
Wonderful shot, it is always inspiring when you can get to the top of a mountain and look across a mountain range. I am never happier than when I can get up high. This is an amazing shot. The whole range looks amazing covered in show and with the interesting shapes of the peaks. This is really stunning. The panoramic version is magnificent
- vanderschelden (30441)
- [2007-02-25 7:03]
Nice shot, Horia. Good presentation.
Your circular polarizer probably adjusted the saturation a bit which is good.
Interesting note as well.
This is a wonderful composite. Nice work. I'm glad I clicked on it to see the larger version. It is quite dramatic. Looks like exposure, sharpness and depth of field are great. Colors look natural too. I do see something here that is curious. If one were to follow the line of the clouds just above the mountains there appears to be a curve. Clouds don't normally do that. I don't know what would cause that, and I don't know how to fix it. Since This is a composite, I doubt it is barrel distortion.
I'm glad you enjoyed your trip in spite of the weather. It is always "iffY" this time of year. We have been planning a trip to Death Valley California next week. Weather is fine there but between here and there the weather is terrible... if there is too much snow we can't go.
Evelynn : )
- volkan (2425)
- [2007-02-25 13:47]
Beautiful panaromic shot.
Nice point of view and DOF.
The clarity is superb.
- saeedabbasi (5100)
- [2007-02-26 0:34]
Hi dear Horia ,
very nice panorama.
beautiful landscape with great light and colours.
very well done.
thanks and regards
- Bufo (4247)
- [2007-02-26 5:46]
way before I started getting interested in flora and fauna I strolled around Europe to hike and climb every elevation I could find. I'm not sure whether I went to the same mountain as you did (I did go to some high peaks in the Slovakian and Polish Tatra), I like your post really well. Snow, mountains and great view are a good combination. You captured it really well. More, more & more posts like this one are more than welcome.
- claudine (0)
- [2007-02-26 7:54]
I'm a bit in a hurry too these time, so I didn't read your note but I think that this is an amazing picture with an amazing POV. Exposure, composition and DOF are wonderful. I like this panoramic version and beautiful framing. I'll be back later to read those notes carefully :) Well done!
- dew77 (13270)
- [2007-02-26 8:32]
Beautiful landscape.Well caught,framed and composed.I liked details and exposure also a lot.Have a great week!
- izler (44)
- [2007-02-26 11:46]
impressive panoramic mountain photo with your superb perspective. compositon, point of view, depth of field, lighting and details are great
- Necipp (100)
- [2007-02-26 13:04]
Hello Horia a beautifull scene I live the wide format and the good presentation very well done details are awsome. TFS rgds Necip.
- pauljk (226)
- [2007-02-26 23:53]
Great pano of an amazing view...talk about being in the clouds. Great exposure and colour balance across the images. I can see a couple of joins in the clouds. A bit of masking or cloning in PS would easliy dispatch this.Good composition.
- Shoot_Score (2376)
- [2007-02-27 1:08]
A songline comes to mind: "Climb every mountain..."
Wonderful vista Horia! Thanx for bringing it home
for all of us to see. Tfs, Jay
- arfer (0)
- [2007-02-28 22:54]
Wow a beautiful vista.The DOF and POV are excellent.What an awesome view.Very well done.TFS
- mrferrari (193)
- [2007-03-02 15:15]
This is an awesome picture! Great job on your first landscape post. Your capture is incredible! I can almost feel the cold winds blowing in between the mountains. Great composition and excelent work on the stitch. Great detail and accurate colors. TFS!
Congratulations Horia on your first large landscape, it's simply stunning!
A tremendous effort must have been exerted tog et up that high! It has paid off though and we are presented with a truly magnificent sight. It is untouched by man a sight not really appreciated much today and shows just what the world is made of.
The light is fantastic and causes interesting shadows. Well exposed and composed giving us a true representation of what it was like.
How did the camera manage at that sort of height/temperature?
The stitching job is good and I can only spot it to the right of the main peak in the clouds.
Excellent job Horia, my newest favourite.
- coasties (28054)
- [2007-03-02 22:29]
Wow.... what a magnificent sight! This is an awesome landscape. Remember this critique 'i could say you were doing it for at least 10 years! :)' I think, my friend, I have to make the same statement here! You have done an expert job here. This is brilliant work! Thank you! :-)
- shirgold (2748)
- [2007-03-03 8:07]
Congratulations on the great stitching work. I love these big versions on the panoramic images. Have posted a few as well on TE.
Fantastic details and breathtaking view.
And of course - welcome back :-)
TFS - Shir
- aido (4046)
- [2007-03-11 16:13]
Woow, beautiful view. Looks like quite a trip and you're obviously high at this viewpoint. There is such a sense of purity in places like this I think, it's quite breathtaking when you're actually there. It's a wonderful shot, superb exposure with the high contrasts, nice shadow detail. Great detail in the LP, a lot to look at. Very atmospheric with the clouds as well.
I might have tried a ND Grad filter to bring some detail into the sky and darken it a little but to be honest I've never tried using a grad filter with images intended for a stitch.
Who needs a 39MP $25000 Hasselblad when we have AutoStitch?? :-)