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Retezat National Park

Retezat National Park
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Copyright: Mircea Costina (mirceax) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 229 W: 49 N: 1356] (6261)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Nikon D50, 18-35mm f3.5-4 Nikkor, UV
Exposure: f/22, 1/100 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-01-11 14:09
Viewed: 4595
Points: 23
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Stanisoara Lake, Retezat National Park-Roumanie

Hiking in Retezat National Park you may well lose your breath, not from the climb, but the breath-taking views of nature at her wildest. Peaks of differing heights, many topping the 2,000m mark, make the park a true wilderness challenge. Visitors willing to tackle the "massive challenge" will discover their efforts are well rewarded. The lonely mountains rise and fall, and appear to change in shape as the sun casts an array of mountain shadows about the land from dawn to dusk.
Retazat is the oldest Romanian national park, it was established in 1935,
Retezat has the highest number of mountain peaks over 2,000m in Romania (over 20),
the mountain range gurgles with streams and has more than 80 glacial lakes,
the largest glacial lake in Romania is Bucura
in Retezat (8.8 ha),
the highest peak in the Retezat Mountain is
Peleaga (2,509 m. high),
the deepest glacial lake in Romania is Zanoaga
in Retezat (29-metre deep)?,
traditional grazing activities are still practiced by local people.(www.panparks.org)

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  • rdfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 372 W: 0 N: 719] (3295)
  • [2007-01-11 14:47]

Bonsoir, très beau cadrage et composition, couleurs et netteté Bravo
Salutations Robi

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  • whjb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 51 W: 26 N: 172] (683)
  • [2007-01-11 15:09]
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Hi Mircea,

Very nice, a "I wish I was there" shot. Good composition with the river running across anf leading the eye to the camper and the mountain. Good reflections as well. Would like to know a bit more about this Park? :)


Hello Mircea,
What a beautiful landscape you bring us, I want to be there right now!
Not only the blue sky, gorgeous mountains and the small lake, but you have even flower into your composition! Excellent.
Of course POV is obviously great, focus, sharpness and color saturation are a good ones too.
This is an excellent image promotional of Romanian National Parks.
Congratulations and thanks for share,

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  • kojak Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 36 W: 0 N: 19] (163)
  • [2007-01-11 17:44]

This is indeed a breathtaking view. Very well composed, nice colours and sharp details. Clean frame too.
Good job!

Bunã seara Mircea,

Your landscape is excellent. Lots of elements especially with this body of water that offers a nice reflexion and gives scale to your picture. Your DOF is very good and I like the fresh colors. The tent fit well in this setting.

La revedere!

PC :)

Bonjour Mircea

C'est un admirable paysage, les couleurs sont imppecables.
Felicitations et merci!

what a great shot and one of those places that I would love to venture to.. I like the almost diagonal view to your picture and the refelction in the water is excellent, though I think you could have made more of the reflection as well...

But nicely done...


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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2164 W: 225 N: 4748] (16656)
  • [2007-01-12 3:55]

Salut Mircea

Nu stiu cum se face ca, desi stau (aproape) la o "aruncatura de bat" de Retezat, ba chiar si cunosc bine pe cineva care lucreaza acolo, nu am vizitat inca niciodata parcul :((
Trebuie! Daca nu anul asta (cand merg - sper - in state) atunci neaparat la anul!
Oricum, poze ca si aceasta au pe langa meirea normala de a place publicului, si cea de a face locul in sine cunoscut si, poate prin asta, lumea il va vizita mai mult, iar parcul va obtine un profuit mai mare, pentru a putea si ingrjit si intretinut mai bine :)

Oricum, poza este sueprba, cu niste culori fantastice si o compozitie excelenta. Detaliile sunt de asemenea foarte bune si clare, in intreaga poza, iar perspective e foarte misto.

Bravo si TFS

Hi Mircea,
What a wonderful photo of this beautiful alpine lake. I like the fresh colors and the wondeful reflection in th lake. it might need a tad more sharpness in the corners, but that could be the lens.

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2007-01-13 3:35]

minunata priveliste. frumoase culori, reflectii. un loc fantastic. tfs

Intradevar este ceva mirific acel loc!!Foarte frumos felicitari.Considerate norocos daca locuiesti prin apropiere!!

Hi Mircea,
This a very nice photo of amazing region in Romania :) 4 times I visited this beautiful country but Retezat Mts still is undiscovered by me. Your picture clearly shows that it was mistake to do not visit this region of Romania...
Thanks for showing ths photo!
Best regards,

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