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Kackar Mountains - Yusufeli

Kackar Mountains - Yusufeli
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Copyright: Fevzi YAPICI (fyapici) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 800 W: 121 N: 1985] (7499)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-11-21
Categories: Mountain
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-12-11 7:02
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Hello Friends,
At last, we went to Yusufeli subprovince 108 km far from Artvin city center. Yusufeli is a little town in north-eastern anatolia with 6400 population. Little but very interesting. It flows in the midle of the town a stream that named Altiparmak (Barhal) Cayi. This stream in Yusufeli town joins to the Coruh River. In Coruh Valley and around of Yusufeli there are lost of historical places (for example churches and chapels form Goergian age, castles). Coruh River is so suitible for rafting. Here is a camping place for rafters. In Yusufeli, most famous mountain is Kackar Mountains (3932 Meters high) with all season snowy hills. Unfortunately you can't see the top point of Kackar, because the way which goes to hills was broken by snow and avalanches. Because of this I can't go there and can't take some photos.

Here you look a landscape from our balcony in our village Boyali in Yusufeli which I was born in it. It was here about a half meter high snow cover and the poles were fallen over by snow. Here is not electrics and we had to sit and live with candle light. But it was really not bad. A very funny and nostalgical atmosphere :). And if you wonder, it is possible to live without electric.

I waited for a long time to capture a brown caucassian bear photo. But I wasn't lucky. It didn't come, even on mornings we see its footprints on snow.

In Boyali Village there are very interesting local architectural houses, but the rules don't permit to send here. I've sent it to TrekEarth.

Greetings and thanks for visit.

P.S. I've taken this photo with my friends Konica Minolta. Not with my Sony Alfa-100.

Juyona, SelenE, dew77, mikou, Alex99, ramthakur, izler, RAP, Evelynn, uleko, mkabacan, Isu has marked this note useful
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Hi Fevz,
Very nice picture and beautiful point of view..!
Pretty coours and good sharpness.
very good shot, I like much..!
Best regards,

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2006-12-11 8:37]

Hola Fevzi, preciosa vista, bella panorámica, buenos tonos y agradable pov. el color del cielo es perfecto... buen trabajo amigo, muchos saludos

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2006-12-11 8:49]

Merhaba Fevzi Bey,
Manzara muhtesem. Renkler ve netlik cok guzel. Sunumunuzla ilgili; kisisel tercihim siyah bir cerceveden ya da hic cerceve olmamasindan yana olurdu sanirim. Elinize saglik.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-12-11 9:41]

Merhaba Fevzi Bey,
Harika,özlediğimiz bir manzara.Işık,pozlama,detaylar,kadraj ve çerçeve çok güzel olmuş.Ellerinize sağlık!

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2006-12-11 9:47]

Hi Fevzi.
Splendid point.Right over deep valley-highly impressive.Very nice composition,glad behind that tree on the right, covered snow.Very much nice details on trees in valley.Splendid lighting as well and colours.Thank you behind sharing astonishing interception those virgin landscapes.
Regards Milos

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-12-11 14:17]

Wonderful snowy mountain scene. Lovely colours and awonderful composition. picture perfect



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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2006-12-11 14:44]

Hi Fevzi.
What a nice landscape and skillfully done picture. Tremendous lighting and white-blue colour palette. Excellent POV and sharpness. Composition, cropping and framing are simply outstanding. BRAVO, my friend.

Hi Fevzi,
I was waiting for your snow photo. The view of the mountains with such great clear weather is beautiful. You did great on the exposure and the sharpness. I am not so sure about the crop, the tree in the right is a very important FG interest in your composition, but is partially cut by the frame. It needed some on the right of it.

Hello Fevzi,
An absolutely fascinating landscape picture of these lovely mountains in your country after the fresh snowfall.
Superb depth of view and contrasts. The deep blue sky makes the mountain stand out sharp and clear.
Thanks for sharing this beauty.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-12-11 15:40]

Hermoso paisaje nevado querido amigo, con gran punto de vista, bellos colores y buena agudeza.
Me gusta la composición creada a partir de un apropiado recorte de la imagen con el extremo del arbol apareciendo abajo al a izquierda.
El marco que utilizaste es muy bonito, aunque creo que un poco grueso.
Un gran saludo... Ricardo

Beautiful snowy landscape dear friend, with great point of view, nice colors and good sharpness.
I like the composition created starting from an appropriate cropping of the image with the end of the tree appearing below to the left.
The frame that you used is very nice, although I believe that a little thick.
My best greetings... Ricardo

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2006-12-11 15:41]

selam dostum
karlarla ve agaclarla kapli bu daglari oldukca basarili bir perspektifle kadrajlmissin. kompozisyon, bakis noktasi, isigin kullanimi, detaylar ve frame harika olmus

Merhaba Üstad,
Muhteşem bir dağ ve kar manzarası...Perspektif harika.Erzurum da kar yok.Siz benden atak çıktınız.Elinize sağlık.
selam ve saygılar.


Hi Fevzi,

Nice landscape. Good composition, your POV is great with this mountain and ravine. Exposure with the snow is close to perfect, just a tiny bit over exposed. It's very tricky when snow is involve. The small trees on each side helps in the deapt of the picture. Good job.

PC :)

Hi Fevzi,
You managed nice exposure and sharpness on this snowy scene. I do think the color and complexity of the frame is a bit distracting. I want a frame to complement and enhance the photo and not become a thing in and of itself. It is a nice image but appears more to be a snapshot than a composed photograph. There is an incomplete tree on the right and another in the lower left or cropped out altogether. I think one or the other should have been intact. Another trick to adding impact to a mountain vista is to include less sky and more foreground. It can make a mountain appear larger and more impressive.

Evelynn : )

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2006-12-12 10:25]

Hello Fevz,
Very nice view of these beautiful snowy mountains. Lovely colours and a nice composition. Pity about the bear but at least you saw the footprints! Sounds exciting!
TFS, Ulla

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2006-12-12 13:49]

Hi Fevzi

Beautiful Snowy Landscape shot, very nice composition with a great POV, the colours and lighting are just superb, I do think snow look great in the Sunshine with a blue sky.

TFS Hilary :o)

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-12-13 0:49]

Selan Fevzi
Nice landscape shot. Good POV, colours, details and DOF.
Well done mf.


Selam Abi,
Bu çok görkemli bir manzara. Yanılmıyorsam sizin köy olmalı, yaz halini eczanede göstermiştin. Bayıldım abi ya! Söyleyecek söz bulamıyorum. (Ama kızma abi n'olur da bu çerçeve bi çuval inciri berbat etmiş. Olmasa mıydı ne?)

Fazla söze ne hacet. Fotoğraf konuşuyor. Bu ne heybet, bu ne görkem... Müthiş... Büyülendim.

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer [C: 191 W: 0 N: 10] (173)
  • [2007-01-04 5:07]

selam Fevzi bey;
güzel bir kar manzarısı fotoğrafı, tebrikler selamlar

Hi Fevz,
Great picture!
Beautiful point of view.


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  • Isu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 313 W: 0 N: 21] (1663)
  • [2007-01-17 20:44]

Fevze precioso panorama, una vista imprecionante, de bellos colores buena foto.Saludos Sira

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