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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: 2007-08-17
Categories: River
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5400, 35-105 mm 1:4,5-5,6, @ ISO 400
Exposure: f/6.6
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Waterfalls, Landscapes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-09-16 5:40
Viewed: 6482
Points: 60
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Imagine that you are travelling through the really hot places. It is middle August and the vegetation almost does not exist because of hight temperatures and hot sun... Imagine that suddenly you see a green place with cold, fresh water... Where the colour of green is so vivid that you can not believe that this is true... Where all around you there are waterfalls and the of roar of river makes you really good... No, this is not a mirage or fata morgata! This places really exists! And its name is Krushuna!

Krushuna is a small and rather poorly known village just about 34 km from Lovech city. There is the biggest water limestone cascade in Bulgaria and the highest waterfall - here seen on the picture - it has almost 15 meters. This region is also one of the most karst regions of the Central Fore-Balkan.

But Krushuna is famoust not only because of river and waterfalls. Here there is localized a sytem of water caves with the second-biggest cave in the country - the Vodopada Cave (=Waterfall Cave).

Even if it covers area of only 5.7 ha, because of all these unique natural phenomena all this region is protected as National Park "Krushuna" (Krushuna Waterfalls).

As always thank you in advance for your comments and time :>

Alex99, PaulH, fartash, Maite, nglen, warnzy, jcoowanitwong, cataclysta, jlynx, snowfalken, ridvan, eqshannon, ramthakur, uleko, peter_stoeckl, Silke, oscarromulus, Miss_Piggy, vanderschelden, oanaotilia has marked this note useful
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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-09-16 8:14]

Hi Radomir.
I am in confusion. Your collection has replenished with such greater number brilliant shots. Where was I at this time?

This one is fantastic by subject and by superb skillfulness of execution. Terrific exposure parameters, beautiful rich colours and crisp sharpness. Waterfall is reflected perfectly. Lighting is great. Bravo. True masterpiece.

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-09-16 8:16]

HI Radomir,
whata great POV you've chosen to show this very pretty looling run off of water. Excellent sharpness throughout and lovely colour. It must've been a great releif to come across this place in the heat! Great shot and well composed.

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-09-16 10:04]

What a marvellous place, so fresh and beautiful!
Yes, there must be really striking and refreshing to find it, even more if you don't expect it. You caught perfectly well the waterfall here.
I like it very much too and almost feel refreshed too. :)
Congratulations and TFS

This scene look very similar to areas here in Oregon. I would imagine that it would be very interesting there during a freeze. I have posted several shots of our similar waterfalls in winter.

I like your shot. The slow shutter speed was effective here. You managed nice color and even exposure.

Evelynn : )

Hi Radomir,

Great composition and you've captured the colours extremely well. The slow shutter speed has given a nice, soft sence of movement.

Thanks for sharing,


Hi Radomir,
Wonderful waterfall. Not a big with roaring water but gentle water flow under nice cool atmosphere. You show the place well. Very well done and tfs.

Hi Radomir,
I don't know a much about landscape photography. To my eyes this shot of waterfall looks very good. Specially the blurry effect of water over the mossy rocks. Just beautiful. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Best regards,

Czesc Radziu
Jak zauwazylem takie fotki (wodospady) nie ciesza sie popularnoscia na trekanture. Nie wiem dlaczego. Bardzo ladnie skomponowane, bardzo podoba mi sie efekt lekko rozmytej wody. I oczywiscie fajnie jest pokazywac takie malo znane miejsce przy niewielkich wioskach

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2007-09-17 2:36]

What a welcome vision this place must be for the weary traveller. Great capture Radomir, I'd like to go walk under the falling water. Nice and sharp and good colours and clarity,

Hello Radomir
Very nice shot of this intersting Waterfall,
Great focusing,composition and exposure,
Superb shot,Welldone.

Good Luck

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  • jlynx Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 87 W: 7 N: 46] (455)
  • [2007-09-17 5:01]

Z ogromna przyjemnościa patrzy sie na ten kadr. Nie jest prawdą, że na TE takie kadry nie cieszą się powodzeniem. Pewnie chodzi o coś zgoła innego. Ten kadr to praca mistrzowska: piękne kolory i światła, świetnie dobrany czas ekspozycji, bardzo miła dla oka kompozycja i wspaniała ostrość.

This is a beautifull capture of the waterfall Radomir.
This place sounds very interesting to visit,especially because of the caves.
(I have been exoloring caves for about 35 years)
Has Bulgaria not got many high mountains?
I only ask because 15 metres doesn't sound like a very high waterfall.
Anyway,very good exposure,colour and details in this shot.
Very well done.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-09-17 8:56]

Radomir,what a view and what a scene. I am sure that water sound and its splashing would have created a great experience. Lovely landscape Ganesh

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-09-17 10:01]

Hi Radomir. This is a excellent picture of the waterfall. .Your POV is spot on. the colours in the moss is very good indeed. you can almost hear the water on the rocks. a very nice compostion all round. well done TFS . good notes too.

I will be back PT

Hi Radomir, lovely peaceful compoosition with splendid waterfall, great colors, wonderful exposure, very well done, ciao Silvio

Superbe cette chute, impressionnant cette végétation, on dirait qu'il fait chaud et humide.

Hello Radomir,

When I read your note I really felt like taking a walk under the waterfall. It must be refreshing. A real green oasis! At first sight, I had no idea the waterfall was so high. I thought it was just like one meter or two. Now I must say it's impressive. And the water must be clear too!
The composition is perfect! You followed the rule of thirds and placed the waterfall along the right third of the picture while the green area where the water falls and the top of the waterfall mark the upper and lower third of the composition but just with a nice angle. Well done!
The colors look natural and render the forest atmosphere perfectly. The contrast is well adjusted. Good exposure and focus to keep everything sharp. The long shutter speed created a nice effect in the moving water. The tripod was a must! Well done! Thank you!

With Friendly Regards,

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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-09-18 13:13]

selam , excellent shot and very good composition of this landscape .nice pov and bg with splendid colours.well presented pose
Well done my friend!
Regards ridvan

Hello Radomir,
Pease forgive me for my late response to your latest picture. I am inordinately busy with my new assignment here in India and snatch only a brief period of time for TN.
Your picture of the waterfall taken in some some remote corner of Bulgaria is a true masterpiece of nature photography.
The first visual impact is virtually three-dimensional. It is manifest in the relationship between the falling cascade and those cave-like hollows in the rock face.
The colours too are true to reality as human eye would see it.
The whole picture gives the sensation of "being there".
Great work, my friend, and thanks for sharing it.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-09-19 9:27]

Hello Radomior,
What a wonderful oasis that you've come across here! Excellent capture, one really gets the feel of being there! I love the sharp details - the dramatic rock, the ferns on the rockface and the mosses on the stones! Wonderful colours and a beautiful composition.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hello Radomir,
excitingly well told story, and a wonderful, well exposed picture of falling waters in beautiful soft hues of emerald green. Very well decided, well composed framing.
Thank you! With best regards,

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-09-20 8:11]

Very lovely colours and textures and a superb composiiton

bonjour radomir
tres belle cascade avec un superbe effet d'eau,les couleurs sont tres belles notamment la mouse en bas de la chute d'eau.bravo et merci

Great execution.
Have a similar photo taken in Brazil. Location is called "Brides Viel". In Portuguese it is "Veu da noiva".
Your capture shows the "freshness" of this superb composition.
Mario from Canada with friendly greetings.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2007-10-03 2:59]

Superbe prise,la composition est extra et l'effet de l'eau est trčs joli.

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  • lizzie Gold Star Critiquer [C: 207 W: 0 N: 605] (2855)
  • [2007-10-26 14:09]

Beautiful shot Radomir, I really like the angle where you took it, verey well done!


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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-11-07 5:57]

Hi Radomir,
seems to be a cool and beautiful place. The waterfall looks mystic and the slow shutter-speed works wonders here in creating a fabulous effect. Superb lighting and exposure levels. Excellent POV to portray this amazing view and very nicely composed. Kudos.

Hallo Radomir
Thanks once again for your visit and positive comments. It has only been an adventure and incredible learning experience but I would not have been able to achieve any of this if it was not for Loot’s incredible knowledge in the technical aspects of photography and the love he has for nature that rubbed off on me. Being a newcomer I am still learning the ropes and tend to give my comments to photos with which I am most comfortable with what I see and know of. That is why I went right back to some of your older postings. You have an exceptional collection of photos in your gallery and I would have loved to give my comments to one of your more recent postings, but not knowing much about insects I’ll rather give my comments to this specific "Green Oases “photo of yours. This striking waterfall is a stunning scenery, and I am sure you enjoyed photographing it, as much as I have looking at it. The water looks to cool and refreshing and I am sure it is an idyllic place to be and experience. We have to drive quite far inland to see a waterfall. The last time we saw a waterfall we were quite disappointed because it was such a stunning fall and the scene was just awesome but somebody has decided to do their washing nearby and the photographic opportunity was wasted because the line of clothing would have been captured in the photo as well. I just wonder how they got up there to hang it. Thanks for sharing this lovely landscape.
Kind regards

Hi Radomir,
Nicely done in combination with well written material.
Once agin I like the compo as it is 'simple' and effective.
Well done without the other side of the coin.
Thanks for sharing.

Hello Radomir
I was locking to your third waterfall and I discovered this, your first. Between them, I like this most. I am not saying that the rest are not beautiful, bt, i dan"t know way this is my favourite!Maybe due to the sutile effec of the falling water or to the water thar covers the moss. Or because is not a very impresive waterfall, just a simple one, somewhere in the mountains!
Kind regards, Oana

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