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deeper into the Bicaz Canyon

deeper into the Bicaz Canyon
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Copyright: Michal Grabowski (cedryk) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-27
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 8700, 28-105 mm, @ ISO 100, Hoya UV Filter
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-02-21 20:44
Viewed: 4896
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello again my TN friends!

Yesterday I posted a photo of the Bicaz river running through Cheile Bicazului - the Bicaz Canyon.

Radek (cicindela) and Greg (red45) told me that in fact one cannot judge the size of the canyon looking just at that shot. Of course they were right, so I decided to post now this triptique showing different aspects of the Bicaz canyon.

I will not write again the same info so just please remember the canyon is 800 meters deep :-) And I hope that now you may imagine that :-)

See the left image - there is just rock, narrow road and the river - that's the narrowest moment in the canyon.

The central image illustrates the serpentines, there are five or six levels of this spiral, I don't remember exactly. But believe me, driving a car there may be a challenge. The first time I was there, I hitch-hiked through the canyon in a big truck and that was unbelievable. I felt almost like flying... Also Greg (red45) mentioned he had some nice adventures on that road too - will you tell us about it, Greg!?

The right picture shows how high the rocks are - please note that the plants on the top of them are fully grown firs!

Please come back also to my previous shots from that place: here and here.

All the best my friends!

marhowie, cicindela, scottevers7, Alex99, uleko, red45, delic, ramthakur has marked this note useful
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Hello Michal,
Nice series of shots. I find the the shot left has good comp & interest.
The other two lack any compositional focus, and suffer from exposure problems.

No musze przyznac, ze ta kombinacja 3 fotek znacznie bardziej oddaje charakter wawazu! :)
Niezle to wymysliles! A fotki swoja droga bardzo ladne.

Hi Michal,
A nice collage showing this amazing geological scenery. Looks like a great place to hike and explore.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-02-22 8:33]

Hi Michal.
Very nice illustrations for you detailed and fine story. May be only the shadows at the middle and, especially, at the right shots are too strong. However, POV and details of the picture, its colours are great. My best wishes and TFS.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-02-22 10:10]

Hello Michal,
Wow, these rocks look very dramatic and it must be pretty dark down in the canyon. Very nice presentation! The three shots gives you a very good impression of the place.
TFS and regards, Ulla

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2007-02-23 2:38]

Hi Michal!

Still not much time for TN, hope it'll change soon. After watching your great images I think I'll search my archives and I'll post mine from same place. It'll be good opportunity to make longer note, too :-)

Great triptique, my friend. Now we can see real depth of these rock formations. I like blue/green/gray colours composition. Note is of course great :-)

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  • delic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 440 W: 6 N: 310] (898)
  • [2007-02-24 5:26]

Hello again,
You could post any one of those as a separate big image, Michal. As a canyon fan, I find them all excellent. Great vantage points offering unique perspectives. Unlike the sandstone canyons in the desert, the ones in Europe are richer in green, thanks to the high water capacity. Underlying geology is entirely different, too, of course. Thanks for sharing, and keep them coming!
Best wishes,

A truly fascinating location in Romania, Michal. It is awe-inspiring. The car in the middle shot looks so tiny in comparision with the surroundings, giving an idea about the scale of these lofty cliffs.
As for the craggy, rocky cliffs in the picture to the right, I have seen similar land features in the mountains of India, especially around Nanda Devi in Uttaranchal state.
A very impressive collection of images from this canyon area.
Best regards,

I agree with some of the others that the left side image has a dramatic composition and the exposure is great. You might repost that one alone as it would be even more dramatic if it were larger (IMHO) . The sweeping curve of the road and the vaulted canyon walls are wonderful.

Evelynn : )

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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2007-02-24 16:34]

Very nice job acquainting us with this canyon Michal!

Intéressante série bien cadrée.
Bonne journée.

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