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Maly Kozi Wierch peak (2228 m)

Maly Kozi Wierch peak (2228 m)
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Copyright: Maciej Gaweski (maaciejka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 82 N: 4427] (27117)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07-05
Categories: Mountain
Exposure: f/4.8, 1/350 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-12-23 9:06
Viewed: 2928
Points: 34
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Please read this to the end, I think it's interesting :). This is one picture from my archive. It has been taken at the peak of Maly Kozi Wierch (2228)in Tatras mountains. In the background You can see Czarny Staw Gasienicowy (Black Gasienicowy Lake). This peak is a part of Orla Perc path (Eagle's Path). It's the point of the easiest part of this way. I managed all this path in the past, but unfornatelly I hadn't think about photohraphy this time. But I promise, next year I will try to show You as much as I can take in quite safe way.
Marry Christmas to everybody.

Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
Orla Perć (English Eagle's Path) is a tourist path in the Tatra Mountains in southern Poland. It is considered the most difficult and dangerous public path in the entire Tatras and is therefore a suitable destination only for experienced tourists and climbers. It is marked with red signs. Since it was established, more than one hundred people have lost their lives on the route, the most frequent cause being slips and trips on the snowy surface and the slippery granite.
The route is located in the centre of High Tatras. The total length of the accessible route is 4.5 km. Total walking time (depending on weather conditions and the season of the year) varies between 6 and 8 hours. The highest point is Kozi Wierch at 2291 m amsl. The path starts at Zawrat pass and finishes at Krzyżne pass, leading through several peaks and traversing others. The path is exposed, leading mostly along the mountain ridge. Numerous aids for tourists are provided at the most steep and vertical stretches, including ladders, stepladders, chains and metal steps. The most frequent ground constitutes mainly granite slab, rough rubble and uneven surface. The path is linked to other routes; there are altogether eight junctions with other paths, leading to mountain shelters and chalets. The stretch from Zawrat pass - Kozi Wierch is one-way only. Falling stones and avalanches are possible along the route.
The path was conceived in 1901, the brainchild of Franciszek Henryk Nowicki, Polish poet and mountain guide. The route was constructed and marked between 1903 and 1906; however the junctions and other auxiliary routes were led and marked by 1911. After several fatal accidents in 2006 a mountain guide Irena Rubinowska and Piotr Mikucki, the film director, launched an appeal to the authorities of the Tatra National Park to dismount all climbing aids along the path and change it to via ferrata. The appeal met with different reactions from groups and professional lobbies involved in the tourist business. It was concluded that this is a historic trail, and will remain unchanged. As many accidents that took place when passing the tourists going in opposite directions Directorate TPN since July 2007 has introduced a one-way traffic at the merest track on the section from Zawrat to Kozi Wierch.

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Hallo Maciej,
a very beautiful mountainscape, very good POV, i like the dizzy perspective, good sharpness and splendid naturl colours, well composed.
Merry Christmas to you and your family
Ciao Maurizio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-12-23 12:41]

Hello Maciek,
Beautiful landscape, taken from a very good POV. Interesting and great colours. Nice composition.

Good evening dear friend Maciej.
Wonderful and dramatic capture of truly spectacular Maly Kozi Wierch peak! I really love this endless depth of field in this photograph. Beautiful deep colors of the grass,the rocks and the water of the Black Gasienicowy Lake bellow. Fantastic! The chosen point of view is also superb! Bravo! Greeting to you and your other half! Enjoy this wonderful Christmas!
George Veltchev

hello Maciej a beauty of a picture with 3D effect and great sharpness the colours are super good
greeting lou
Merry Christmas to you and Family

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-12-23 13:14]

Hallo Maciej.
Kolejny przepiekny widok na Czarny Staw Gasienicowy ale te dalsze czesci tego zdjecia pokazuja bardzo interesujaca perspektywe.A nawet troche sniegu udalo sie Tobie uichwycic.Wesołych świąt i szczęśliwego nowego roku.Siggi

Czesc Maciej!
Wspanialy widok. Swietna pogoda. Znakomita przejrzystosc powietrza. bardzo dobra kolorystyka.
Ekspozycja w sam raz. Glebia ostrosci tez.
Dobra notka. Klaniam sie!

Ciao Maciek, great POV for a fantastic landscape, wonderful light and colors, splendid composition, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Maciej,
Another impressive landscape combining rocky outcrops, water and forest. Best wishes, Pambos

Hello Maciej
WOW ! what a great view ! this lake is certainly great but seems so small from this POV, really very impressive,
the rocks in the foreground are very well focused vice nice details and beautiful color tones
Merry christmas to you and your family

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2010-12-23 15:11]

Czesc Maciej,
A nice point of view.!
Colors and details are outstanding. Below the lake and the reflections are very good.
Best wishes,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-12-23 15:18]

What a impressive scenary and what a spectacular quality! Very beautiful view from your country! Thanks a lot and Merry Christmas! Luciano.

hello Maciek

WOW ! this is a great Mountain landscape photo,
i love the POV you choosed and the way all the
image it is framed, and the contrast between
foreground's warmer and background's colder color tones,


also for you and your family i wish you
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2011


Fascinating story to this trail! You've captured the heights associated with this trail well in this image.

Hi Maciej.
Fantastic landscape and beautiful photo with good composition, wonderful colours and good sharpness.
My best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year,

Witaj Macku
Niesamowity POV, ladne naturalne kolory. Lubie gory ale nieco nizsze (lek wysokosci u pol krwi goralki!).

Hi Maciej,

The point of view from the top to the bottom is giving depth to the composition. It is also showing the details and colors of the mountains, of the lake and of the valley. The light is giving a good contrast to the colors. have a nice day.


It almost feels as if we could fall into this picture. The composition gives a very good sense of the height you were at compared to the lake below.

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