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Copyright: Horia Bogdan (horia) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-09-12
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Canon 400D Digital Rebel XTi, Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4.5 DC, Hoya 72mm HMC Circ. Polarizer
Exposure: f/8, 1/30 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-09-15 9:22
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Well i've just returned from a very nice and interesting trip to a part of Romania that i've never visited before and to some mountains that are indeed worth visiting.

The place is called Ceahlău Massif and it is located in the Eastern Carpathians chain, in Neamţ County, in the Moldavia region.
This is a view from the top, right between it's two highest peaks - Toaca (1904 m altitude) and Ocolaşul Mare (1907m altitude). The cliffs you see on the left side are called Detunatele, right behind them is the Bicaz Lake and the small village that you see down there, right in the sunny part (you'll have to look really well for that) was our starting point for our hike on Saturday. We managed to get to the top in about 5 and a half hours, after some really steep slopes and big gasps for air, but the views for there were absolutely worth it.

This entire region hosts some incredible potential for natural photography and i can't wait to go back, in a longer trip, and exploit it :)

Hope you'll like it and thanks for visiting.
For more shots, feel free to check my website.

EXIF data :
Camera: Canon 400D
Lens: Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 DC Macro
Filters: Hoya 72mm HMC Circ. Pol. + Cokin P121M ND Grad
Focal Length: 17mm
Shutter Speed: 1/30 sec.
Metering Mode: Evaluative metering
Exposure Bias: 0
F-Stop: f/8
ISO: 100
Flash: No
Support: tripod
TOD: about 4 PM
Weather conditions: sunny

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To SunToucher: Thank you, Niekhoria 2 09-21 23:10
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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2009-09-15 9:39]

Hi Horia,
Welcome back, hope you enjoyed your trip. From what I see in your photo it looks like a remarkable place.
Great POV, DOF and scenery. I like the exposure control
All the best,

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-09-15 9:42]

Salut Horia,
excelent peisajul oferit astazi.
Am fost si acum multi ani pe acele locuri.
Foarte buna si descrierea oferita.
O seara buna,

Hi Horia,
I've been almost there ( in Tirgu Neamţ), on bicycle! Now I realize I missed a great part (Ceahlău). I perfectly agree with you, the region is interesting, absolutely worth visiting. Your landscape view is excellent, the clouds, the far away mountain range, the rocks, the sun and the shadows. Thanks for this, Horia.
Best regards

Hi Horia,

This is an awesome landscape with wonderful greenery all around! The colors are sharp and the POV is wonderfully chosen. The cloudy sky (full of mood) adds another feather to your crown. I like the vertical cliff on the left side of the picture. A very well seen composition!

thanks and regards,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-09-15 10:52]

Hi Horia,what a beautiful landscape.Many romanians friends living in Italy tell me more about your mountains....and every time i see a pic i think to go there to see these very nices places.Excellent point of view,beautiful quality and great clouds in background.My best compliments,have a nice day,Luciano

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-09-15 11:06]

Hi Horia.This looks like a picture from a film. A beautiful compostion. taken from a good POV. Good colours and use of the light. This is the sort of picture i would hang on my office wall. well done TFS.

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2009-09-15 11:17]

Excelenta captura ta de azi....este atat de spectaculoasa privelistea, incat orice comentariu este de prisos.

Buna Horia,
Inca o imagine reprezentativa pentru plaiurile romanesti.
Foarte bine realizata, prim planuri si fundaluri surprinse excelent pentru a contura perspectiva, dinamismul si frumusetea deosebita al acestor locuri.

Salut Horia
Nu imi vine sa cred ca ai fost pe Ceahlau. Este intradevar foarte frumos acolo, iar daca ai timp suficient, poti vedea foarte multe. Imaginea asta imi este foarte draga mie, deoarece este o adevarata placere sa te trezesti dimineata si sa privesti marea alpina din fata cabanei Dochia. Frumos surpins peisajul, foarte clar, imi place.
Un sincer "TFS"
Toate cele bune, Oana

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-09-15 13:00]

Hello Horia,
Great landscape and photo. The perspective is very well chosen, also your POV. Excellent composition, the clouds in it and beautiful natural colours.

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2009-09-16 3:36]

Hello Horia,
What a beutiful mountain landscape. Fromthis point is visible huge area with ecellent moutains and forests. I want there to be. Very good composition.
Regards, Pawel

Hi Horia,
I really love the distant hazy view. The many layers of the mountains are nicely fading away into the sky. The view also gives a great idea of how untouched this are is. You controlled the light pretty good, the one hot spot on the cliff is far from distracting.
As for the composition, It is great as it is, but my thoughts go to the top of the white cliff. It might have looked better if it had been intersecting the horizon. I think it would have created more depth and a more creative look. But as said, it is great as it is.

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