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Copyright: Radomir Jaskula (cicindela) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1223 W: 0 N: 3103] (9226)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5400, 35-105 mm 1:4,5-5,6, @ ISO 100, Hoya 52mm UV
Exposure: f/7.2
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Rocks of all shapes and sizes, Geological Wonders, Landscapes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-09-30 4:18
Viewed: 4901
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 58
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello my Friends!
Continuing trip across Bulgaria, today I would like to invite you to NW part of this beautiful country :>

This time we are in mountain area of Belogradchik to see amazing rocks formed from versicoloured Triassic sandstones and conglomerates.

The length of this area is about 30 km and its width is some 3 km. Many of the rocks have very unique shapes similar to people, towers, ships, mushrooms, obelisks, palaces, and different animals. Most remarkable are Pine Stone, Adam and Eve, Sphinx, Nun, Bear, and many others.
Thanks to the very unique character of this place, the rocks of Belogradchik are presently protected as natural monument.

But the rocks of Belogradchik have also one more, very special and historical role. On the basis of stone and rock natural walls the fortress was built in this place by the Ottoman conquerors. It was built on the remains of the Roman fortress. It was used for the last time during the Serbian-Bulgarian War of 1885 and presently it has been restored and arranged as an open-air museum.

And last, but not least I would like to dedicate this picture to Krzysztof (cataclysta).

pirate, cataclysta, haraprasan, horia, eqshannon, Jamesp, PaulH, JORAPAVI, red45, jmirah, jlynx, Alex99, Maite, peter_stoeckl, hester, CatStevens has marked this note useful
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To red45: Arizonacicindela 1 10-02 04:50
To cataclysta: dziekuje :)cicindela 1 09-30 04:39
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Hi Radomir
great shot of amazing countryside with perfect compo and lovely colours and nice sky

Czesc Radomir! Wspanialy krajobraz. Pod wzgledem technicznym, moim skromnym zdaniem, czysta precyzja. Pozdrawiam!

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-09-30 5:02]

Hi Radek

Another very beautiful short story from one more beautiful trip you took. All these pictures you arfe taking from all this lovely places just make me want to go there (Bulgaria and then south) more and more :)
Who knows...maybe next spring/summer together ?:)?

Anyway, another superb landscape and a very interesting main subject - those various rock formations. The contrast here between the colors of the rocks, the green of the plants and the blue of the sky create such a eye-pleasing scene!
Very nice perspective to the horizon and superb composition, too.

Bravo and TFS

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2007-09-30 7:39]

Interesting landscape. Very good composition

Again some wonderful geology in this picture. And history as well. Quite the lesson. You already have my wife going to the textbooks! Great image.

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-09-30 12:49]

hi radomir,
trčs jolie image de paysage, le premier plan est parfaitement exploité pour donner la profondeur ŕ l'ensemble. Magnifique netteté, excellente couleur.


Czesc Radku ;)
Bardzo przyjemna w odbiorze fotka.
Technicznie absolutnie nie mozna sie do niczego przyczepic. Bardzo dobry kadr i proporcje zdjecia krajobrazowego.
Fajny kontrast pomiedzy pierwszym planem a cala reszta. ;)
Zazdroszcze takich podrozy. ;)
Pozdrawiam serdecznie

Bonsoir Radomir,trčs joli paysage,j' aime beaucoup le point de vue et les couleurs sont superbe,bravo.Martine

Hi Radomir,
Very interesting and fantastic area. Stones in the photo well composed. TFS. Mustafa

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-09-30 23:47]

Hi Radomir

A very well thoughtout/composed shot - the balance of elements is perfect. The exposure is also handled masterfully.


Hi Radomir,
A beautiful landscape shot. These rocks are truly very nicely shaped by nature. A nice capture with very good composition and informative notes. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-10-01 0:44]

Hi Radomir,
Beautiful scene this is and you have captured it in all its glory. The rock formations looks awesome and the eyes travel to those distant mountains traversing such fantastic landscapes. Great lighting and true colours and a fabulous sky. Excellent POV to portray this charming scenery and very nicely composed. Kudos.

Czesc Radziu
Na poczatek wielkie dzieki za dedykacje. Mam nadzieje ze wiesz co wyglada wiesz jak. Ciesze sie ze znow bawisz sie na treknature - mysle ze to dobry pomysl.
Belogradchik to swietne miejsce. Podoba mi sie niebo z delikatnymi chmurami. Kompozycja jest bardzo dobra. Dwie skaly na pierwszym planie a w tle cale piekno okolicy. Wszystko ladnie oswietlone.
Pozdrawiam :-)

hello radomir,
excellent landscape shot, the rock formations are wonderful, liked the pov and the composition, nicely managed the exposure,
well done,
tfs & regards

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-10-01 2:56]

Hi Radomir,
wow...you've done it again. Excellent POV and great composition, you are a fine Landscape photographer indeed.
Some friends and i are thinking of coming to this part of the world to go climbing and this has really given me some ideas of where to come. Great work.

Grandiose et impresionnant,merci du partage.

Hola Radomir,
Interesante y precioso el paisaje que nos muestras, parece un bosque encantado, curiosas forma y bellos colores, saludos
José Ramón

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2007-10-02 4:30]
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Czesc Radek!

Kawalek Arizony w Europie :-) Niesamowite sa te formacje skalne, a Tobie udalo sie je pieknie pokazac. Duzo niebieskiego nieba, zieleni i w dodatku swietna kompozycja. Nie trzeba lepszej zachety, zeby znowu pomarzyc o Bulgarii :-)

Bardzo ladna kompozycja w popoludniowym swietle. Moze odrobine przeostrzone na krawedziach skal - tak mi sie wydaje, ze widze tam wyrazne biale obwodki. Moje (zupelnie inne) ujecie dokladnie tego samego tematu sprzed paru lat - tutaj - zreszta przekombinowane z ostroscia i w B&W bo samo zdjecie bylo nienajlepsze technicznie.

Hi Radomir,
WOW!! Excellent vista with an outstanding POV. Very well composed with great color.


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  • jlynx Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 87 W: 7 N: 46] (455)
  • [2007-10-10 2:37]

Witaj Radomirze,
Wszystko tutaj przemyślane w najdrobniejszych nawet szczegółach. Piękne światło tylno bocznego ujęcia, bardzo ładnie odwzorowane szczegóły dzięki znakomitej ostrości. Dobrze wyważone kontrasty pogłebiają czytelność zdjęcia.
Pozdrawiam serdecznie,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-10-13 3:03]

Hi Radomir.
Your landscape picture is excellent as all your previous similar shots. Excellent selection of the POV, wonderful exposure despite the strong sunlight and deep shadows, blameless composition and vivid colours. TFS an kind regards.

beautiful composition, and lovely colours!


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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-10-23 11:49]

What a beautiful and outstanding landscape!!! What a marvellous shot!!! What a perfect POV and fantastic composition!!! All praises are few for it. I love it!
This area of Belogradchik reminds me a bit of La Pedriza, here in Madrid, but even more rich and luxurious. Those rocks on the right give a astounding touch of beauty to the composition.
Magnificent job, my friend!
Thank you very much for it!

Hello Radomir,
impressively lighted monumental landscape with great depth in a perfectly composed framing. Thank you for showing these widely unknown remarkable natural monuments!
With best regards,

Hi Radomir

Great landscape and very well composed with good exposure.
Bulgaria is somewhere I have never really thought much about. Your shots are opening my eyes to another beautiful part of Europe, so thanks very much for that.


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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-10-25 11:58]

Hi Radomir

Amazing landscape. I love the framing of this shot. Great POV and lovely colours



Beautiful picture Radomir, nicely framed and beautiful lightning on these amazing rocks. Also good depth of field as we gradually discover the background!. And I really appreciate the info that you gave about this picture. Well done!!


Czesc Radku,
Fantastyczna kompozycja.
Bardzo mi sie podoba 3D tego zdjecia, wyrażny pierwszy, drugi i trzeci plan. Takimi fotkami możesz mi zamieszać w planach wakacyjnych bo Bułgari w najbliższym czasie nie planowałem. :)
Wszyskiego najlepszego w Nowym Roku 2008.

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