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Khadzhibeisky Liman

Khadzhibeisky Liman
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Copyright: Alexei Alyokhin (Alex99) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-24
Camera: Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D, Konica Minolta AF 17-35 F2.8-4 (D), Marumi 77 mm DHG Lens Protect
Exposure: f/16, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-12-17 3:17
Viewed: 4250
Points: 86
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is my first landscape shot posted to TN.

The Odessa region is located in a steppe zone. Landscapes here are monotonous enough (as it seemed to me). Therefore long time I did not dare to share my landscape pictures. But the Odessa region is rich with the Limans, specific geological formations (see my Workshop). One of such limans is the Khadzhibeisky Liman on which coast I have made and shared many pictures.

This place is located on opposite coast where these flowers (Flowers and something else) are photographed.

Liman (from Greek limēn - harbour, a bay) is a gulf with the twisting low coast, formed at flooding by the sea of valleys of the flat rivers as a result of relative immersing coastal parts of a land.

Liman - so the seaside pools representing as though expanded mouth of the rivers and beams, filled refer to as salty or saltish water in coast of the Black and Azov seas more often. Opened limans are in the direct message with the sea, others - closed or internal - are fenced off from it more or less wide strip of the land known under a name pourness (natural dam). On northern and western coast of Black sea it is totaled over twenty large limans.

There are the limans branching on two or several spurs.
In all almost limans depth increases in a direction to the sea and only before the mouth or with approach to pourness the bottom of liman starts to raise noticeably. Despite of obvious communication with the rivers and beams, which continuation limans, now all of them on the physical properties, structure of water are, to character of fauna represent or sea gulfs deeply pressing continent, or residual hydrochloric lakes. The current peculiar to the rivers, even in the open limans it is not observed at all; instead of that daily the downturn of a water level accompanied by current from top of liman to the sea in the morning is noticed; in the evening current accepts a return direction, and the water level in estuary raises. It is in dependence from the daily change of winds peculiar in general to seaside districts. Moreover in limans there are sometimes casual increases and downturn of a water level depending on strong winds, making up, that, on the contrary, stealing water from estuary.

The bottom of limans consists mainly from half liquid the greenish or black silt rich with organic substances and containing many bowls of molluscs, mainly sea, shells of crustaceans and silicon skeletons of seaweed. Thickness of this silt close to the present sea deposits, is rather significant and in some limans exceeds 30 m.

Source (in Russian):
Liman (in geography)

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To Shoot_Score: Thanks & "liman"Alex99 3 01-11 14:36
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To peter_stoeckl: Thanks (Liman)Alex99 1 12-18 15:02
To JRushen: Thanks & WaitingAlex99 1 12-18 13:34
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Hello Alexei,
A lovely landscape, my friend!
A beautiful summer sky, where the fluffy white clouds are hovering above the lake and hills...
Lovely colours and details, well composed with strong foreground interest!
Pablo -

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2006-12-17 3:24]
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Excellent landscape Alexei, very well composed, and the details, sharpness and lighting are excellent. TFS

Hello. Good shot,the lighitng and exposure are also perfectly, well done. Congratulations! TFS...

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2006-12-17 4:15]

Hi Alexei.
Gorgeous landscape and very beautiful composition.Clouds on sky are amazing with many shades whites colours,details are great.I think as though see and sunrays between them.Much me like and vegetation in foreground.Scene has large depth.
Well done,very nice work.
Thanks for sharing.
Greetings Milos

Hello Alexei,
this landscape is truly mind opening. The sky is a painting of light, the sunrays passing the clouds have been made visible in a marvellously subtle way. A masterly photograph that awakes the strong desire to be right there in this place, and it actually allows me to step into.
Carefully arranged perfect notes, as always from. Лиман must be a very rich habitat. A wonderful place. I'd like to go there.
Thank you for this most beautiful presentation.
Have a good sunday my friend. Best regards,

hello ALEX
bonne prise de vue, excellente composition, belles couleurs
bravo merci du partage, amitičs et bon dimanche

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2006-12-17 4:51]

Buen disparo Alex. estupenda composición, color es maravilloso y equilibrado. Saludos

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-12-17 5:55]
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Hi Alexei,
I find this landscape very beautiful. Colors, composition and richness are wonderful.
TFS. José M.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-12-17 7:47]
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Hi Alexei

This is a very beautiful first landscape from you!
The presentaion here of this liman is excellent.
I really like the composition here - the horizon isn't in the middle of the frame (rarely a good idea) and the positioning of the elements in the frame is great.
Also the clouds are fantastic - both in color and contrast as well as shapes - and the exposure is spot-on.
All the colors are charming and very well saturated, too.
Grat work, my friend!

Bravo and TFS

PS: i don't know if you took any then, but with such wonderful clouds, perfaps a vertical composition would have looks great, too....just another idea :) (of course that doesn't mean that this one isn't beautiful).
This is an example of what i had in mind...:)

Hello Alexie,

Excllent Landscape, Perfect details, very crisp, Nicly composed and capture photo perfect colors Bg POV DOF, excellent Job,

TFS Kyle

Hello Alexei,
The colorful sky and clouds formation are fantastic. Very nice composition on this flat landscape. Color saturation, sharpness, and exposure are great.

Hi, Alexei.
Nice lakeview. Good exposure, color and depth.

Hi Alexei,
Thanks for giving us an insight into a "Liman" through you extensive note and a beautiful picture of one from your summer collection.
The landscape is well composed with earth, water and sky combining into a fine composition of pleasant hues.
Thanks and take care.

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  • star74 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 211 W: 3 N: 598] (2474)
  • [2006-12-17 12:00]

Hi Alexei,
Beautiful landscape capture.
Very nice point of view and depth of field.
Great job.

Privet Alexei,
You show us that you are so successful to capture landscape too. I like whole photo. Great composition, with educative note. Congratuşations Bratan! I'm looking forward you landscape shots.

I have travelled in this BEAUTIFUL part of your country
and remember it with a longing love to someday return.
Your photo has captured "SUMMER" in action.
The colours of that sky are tantalizing; it has "MAGIC"
and, you were able to register it with a mere "click".

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  • mrcrow Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 422 W: 98 N: 194] (3008)
  • [2006-12-17 12:32]

i can see a lot here i would take myself..the composition is excellent and the sky is the winner for tones..the foreground amply fills and the little group of trees act as a rebound item to keep the eye moving

Hi Alexei, lovely and peacefull landscape, beutiful sky with splendid clouds, nice delicate colors, well done, ciao Silvio

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-12-17 12:51]

Privet Alexei,
Beautiful landscape.I liked colors,lighting,clear details,POV,framing and composition a lot.Excellent work!

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-12-17 12:59]

Hi Alexei

This is a lovely landscape. Wonderful fluffy clouds, gorgeous colours and a nice natural feel



Uncomplicated refreshing picture with natural elements. Makes for a nice desktop. I like it.

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-12-17 18:49]

Hi Alexei
Good landscape shot. beautiful sky and clous. Good sharpnes, details, DOF, POV and colours.
Well done mf.


Hi Alexei,
Beautiful landscape picture. Blue sky with pure white clouds are wonderful. Light was well managed, great exposure.
Superb shot.

Ben Lakitan

Well done! beautiful image - great clouds.

Hi Alexei
it ´s a beautiful landscape vista,very wide and atmospheric with perfect composition and colours...through your artist eyes nothing in nature can ever be monotonous!
best regards my friend

Hello Alex,
Congratulations for your first landscape picture published on TN :-) This is very well done. I like those great details, POV and composition. DOF and exposure are very good too. Most of all, this has been a pleasure for me to read those interesting notes and thanks for this map in WS. This is a very good presentation. Well done,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2006-12-18 11:00]

Hello Alexei,
It's the colours and the wonderful cloud formations that draws the attention to this image and the landscape really comes alive when reading your note. Very beautiful and interesting note.
TFS and regards, Ulla

Hola Alex,
Un paisaje de gran belleza por sus colores naturales. La imagen es muy relajante. Un cordial saludo

Bonjour Alexei

Belle photo de ce magnifique paysage avec son beau ciel, . La photo est nette avec de belles couleurs et une bonne composition.
bravo et au revoir...JP

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2006-12-18 22:56]

This is a beautiful landscape shot of your homeland. The exposure seems perfect and i really like the blue sky and white puffy clouds with the sun's rays visible. It is an excellent composition!

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-12-18 23:19]

Hello Alexei

A beautiful blue sky sets this photo off.The well saturated colours and razor sharp details make up the rest.An overall beautiful pastoral lakeside scene.Excellent POV And DOF.Well done.TFS


Hi dear Alexei ,
very nice colors. great details.
sky is very nice this shot.
fantastic image.

best regards

Hi Alexei,
I think this is a superb landscape! The scene is very well composed and framed. A spot on exposure has the colors very rich and saturated. A very beautiful sky with the blue sky and fluffy clouds. Sharp detal with a great sense of depth. Nice clarity in the air. Nice shot!

Wow, looks to be a gorgeous day, beautiful shot.


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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2006-12-21 15:57]

Hello Alex
Your first landscape is really wondrous. I love that color and the clouds are so beautiful! I love the lights and shadows in the sky and the depth that the river gives to the image. Excellent information also.
Thank you very much for sharing.
May you have a merry Christmas.
Best wishes

belle photo,beau coin, belle couleurs et bonne netteté. Thomas

Hello Alex,
Lovely shot! The place looks very peaceful. I like the fresh colours and the feel of space here. As for a first pose you did really good job on this one!

Hello Alexei.
Very nice. Excellent contrast & color. Great detail, DOF, & clarity, this sky is just beautiful :)
Happy New Year!

Wonderful to see an explanation, Alexei:
Liman (from Greek limēn - harbour, a bay)

I'd say "estuary" may also be a good term,not?

I am so glad that we get something MORE
than just a landscape, but have a
real LEARNING opportunity on TN!

All too often it seems that the photos on TN are more about a photo competition, than about actually "learning about the world" .

So kudos for your excellent presentattion! Jay.

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  • NellyD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 237 W: 0 N: 445] (1783)
  • [2007-02-11 13:01]

Hi Alexei,

What a very lovely landscape this is!
The colours are beautiful, I like the nice white clouds against the blue sky.
Good composition, sharpness and POV.

Greetings, Nel

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  • sily Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 6 N: 395] (1934)
  • [2007-02-13 16:49]

Nice post Alex,
I like the way you caugt the sunrays in the sky, looks like a nice place to go for a walk and hunt bug photos, and maybe swim in the summer.
Excellent clearnes, sharpnes and color.

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2007-02-28 13:19]

Hello Alexei !
You first landscape on Tn is a great one, for sure ! You show us a wonderful place, quiet and peaceful, where it must be very easy to reax and to forget about all the daily problems... I love the composition, showing big parts of the beautiful clouded sky - I love the shape of the clouds. Beautiful natural colors also.A real pleasure for the eye. Very well done !

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-05-13 15:56]

selam my friend
wonderful landscape photo with calm and peaceful atmosphere from your country
i like composition, point of view, depth of field, lighting, colours, details, framing and note
thanks for sharing

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