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Viva Romania!

Viva Romania!
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Copyright: Joanna Wieczorek (cafecrem) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1201 W: 60 N: 1392] (9248)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-05
Camera: Olympus 740UZ
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): lovely landscapes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-05-18 4:26
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Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The name of Romania (correctly spelled România) comes from Român. "Ţara Românească" (The Romanian Country) was also the alternate name of Wallachia in Romanian.The tribal confederation of the Getae were encountered by Darius in his campaign in the Balkans in 513 BC. The Dacians were defeated by the Roman Empire under Emperor Trajan in two campaigns stretching from 101 to 106, and the core of their kingdom became the Roman province of Dacia. The Gothic and Carpic campaigns in the Balkans during 238–256 forced the Roman Empire to reorganize a new roman province of Dacia south of Danube inside former Moesia Superior, in 271 the ancient Dacia becoming the kingdom of the Goths until the end of the fourth century when it was included in the Hunnic Empire. The Gepids and the Avars ruled Transylvania until eighth century, thence the Bulgars included Romania in their Empire until 1000. The Pechenegs, the Cumans and Uzes were also mentioned by historic chronicles on the territory of Romania until the founding of the Valachian principalities of Wallachia by Basarab I, and Moldavia by Dragos during the 14th century. In the Middle Ages, Romanians lived in three distinct principalities: Wallachia, Moldavia and Transylvania.
Wallachia and Moldavia came under the suzerainty of the Ottoman Empire during 15th and 16th century respectively, with internal autonomy under the millet system, and brief periods of independence, Moldavia losing its eastern side Bessarabia to the Russian Empire in 1812 (though partially regained in the Treaty of Paris in 1856), its northern part Bukovina to the Austrian Empire in 1775 and its south-eastern part Bugeac to the Ottoman Empire.
Transylvania came under Kingdom of Hungary's control by 12th century (since 1301 Hungary and Transylvania became possessions of House of Anjou, of Habsburg, and of Holy Roman Empire), becoming a Principality under the suzerainty of the Ottoman Empire in 1526, following the Battle of Mohacs. At the end of the 18th century, the Austrian Empire (since 1867 Austria-Hungary) included Transylvania inside its borders.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-05-18 4:58]

Hello Joanna!
Wonderful landscape from Romania.Framing and composition are excellent.TFS...:-)

WOW ... darn it, Joanna, I am a cold hearted guy but you push my emotions very hard,I almost bursted into tears, this is the quintessential ground I grew up on and I have not seen it in almost ten years and then ther is the history lesson ... I am shaky ... Anyhow, have you got to see the caves at Garda ?
By the way your famous king Stephen Bathory from 16th century, father of the famous Hussaria, was a son of Transylvania, did you knew that? He started as prince of Transylvania and moved on to be king of Poland, then kicked some serious but around including the Moscovites and regaining Livonia (the old bigger Baltic kingdom) I think ...

Thank you Jaoanna for the history lesson - it was good. Such a lot of history in Europe.
Hey, I love the view. So many greens to see. I did a workshop on it Joanna as I feel it brings the view in closer. I hope you like it.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-05-18 5:06]

Ah, I remember this day very well! What a breathtaking landscapes, and after that - caves! Great panorama. superb DOF. I hope we'll return there some day.

Lovely shot Joanna.
This is just like parts of the North Island of New Zealand.
Makes you want to be walking on top of those hills.

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2005-05-18 5:38]

A very nice and well composed scenic shot.
Great colours and nice detail.I think it would be even better without the power lines but theres nothing we can do about that!
Great note too.
Excellent work,well done.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-05-18 7:10]

Hello Joanna,

A beautiful landscape. I always love mountains and hills. A very good and informative note aswell. TFS!


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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 289 W: 0 N: 339] (1351)
  • [2005-05-18 7:40]

What a beautiful landscape Jaonna, excellent composition. Love the greenery, the mountain.. etc... and of cos... now I know more about the history of this place then the place I live in. :P Great shot, thanks for sharing. :)

Very nice landscape shot Joanna! This is a great scenic view and you note on Romania's history is superb, Very well done!!

Indeed, a picturesque landscape Joanna!
Rich colors and historical value, I see why you loved it so.
Thank you for a wonderful posting, I look forward to more of the same.

Hello Joanna! Ma bucura sa intalnesc o romanca aici. Imi place imaginea luata de tine. Frumoasa tara avem :)

Very nice picture, Joanna.
Good POV, colours and well composed. A very good and interesting note.
Very well done.

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2005-05-18 12:48]

very nice one Joanna,
Good composition from this landscape, the point of view is good, it's a little dark, but thats something I like too, very good job,
gr. Jaap

Very nice landscape Joanna,
Brilliant notes to accompany the shot. Good compostition and colours. Romania looks a wonderful place.
Thanks for posting

Great shot and excellent note
In a friendly way Christophe

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-05-18 23:51]

Joanna, this is not a typical shot coming from you, and it's a pleasant surprise.

I like composition and pov.

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  • olar Gold Star Critiquer [C: 137 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-05-19 3:50]

To ja jestem na tym zdjeciu???????
Dobrze, że tak daleko to nie widać.
Piekny krajobraz!

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  • ian Gold Star Critiquer [C: 65 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-05-19 4:05]

Hi Joanna!
Great photo. Wonderful colours. Pretty photo.

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  • ewa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 62 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-05-24 2:42]

Piękne zdjecie. Po prostu cudowne - niczym z jakichś baśniowych opowieście o zagubionych krainach.

I loved this shot Joanna. The choice of place are correct and the appearance is great. I would like to have some places like that in Brazil. We have others wonderful, but not like that.

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