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Pirin 16:57

Pirin 16:57
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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: 2003-08-03
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5000, 28-105 mm, @ ISO 100
Exposure: f/5.9, 1/849 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-04-22 17:29
Viewed: 5496
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dear Friends,
Today again I want ot take you for a trip to Bulgaria and offer you a glance at the Pirin Mountains in southwestern part of this country. Among all the Balkan mountain ranges I've seen, this is for sure among the most magnificent.

This picture was taken in the Pirin National Park (which is a UNESCO World Heritage site), late afternoon at the height of some 2300 meters asl, while hiking from the shelter Vihren through the places I have already shown on TN, alpine lakes Todorini Ochi and Vasilashki Cirkus to Demianitza shelter.

The peaks you can see in the distance are part of the Goljama Strana massif and reach height more than 2600 meters asl.

The low growing coniferous bush you see in the foreground is Mountain Pine (Pinus mugo) found in the Pyrenees, Alps, Erzgebirge, Carpathians, northern Apennines and Balkan Peninsula mountains from (mostly) 1,000 m to 2,200 m, occasionally as low as 200 m in the north of the range in Germany and Poland, and as high as 2,700 m in the south of the range in Bulgaria.

The high trees are most probably Bosnian pines (Pinus heldreichii), but I'm not able to identify them for sure.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-04-22 17:34]

Hello Michal. this is a very nice shot. great colours.and compostion.with fine detail. great picture all round. TFS.well done

Hi Michal.
This is nice places. Pretty shot. Excellent composition. Well done. tfs. Stev

Hello Michal,
The rugged mountains are well framed!
The strong colours are eye-catching, and I also notice the interesting vegetation in front...
The image is well composed, excellent details!
Pablo -

Dear Michal,
this is one of the truly natural landscape pics on TN. You did an excellent job with the foreground, the light, the valley, the asymmetric mountain range. I like the Pirin NP too, I hope you will bring more pics. Thanks for presenting it,
Best regards,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-04-23 3:47]

hello Michal,
This area looks quite wild. I love this kind of nature and you give us an excellent picture of this beautiful region. Thank's a lot
Best regards

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-04-23 10:44]

Hola Michal.- Una bella postal. Muy nitida y con hermosos colores. Debe ser agradable caminar y respirar aire puro por esos lugares.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-04-23 12:13]

Hello Michal,
A very beautiful scenery showing beautiful colours and lovely textures. Very well composed and excellent DOF. Interesting note too!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hi Michal,
You're right, it was quite some weeks ago that I could spend some time on TN indeed.
This one is great again. I like the composition, very good fore-ground and beautiful shaped mountains. Bright blue skies are sometimes difficult to deal with. It reminds me too much at the holiday greeting cards in the Mediterranean. You managed to avoid this and to make good use of the blue color. The blue is very supportiong the rest of the scenery. And of course, a very informative note again. Well done Michal.
Regards, Ruud

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  • Mariol Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 15 N: 1654] (8221)
  • [2007-04-23 22:41]

Hi Michal,
Nice view of this mountains. Sharp, good details, perfect colors.
Image remind me old times, and mountain trips back in Romania.
TFS, Mario.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2007-04-24 2:32]

Czesc Michal!

Super miejsce. Bardzo mi sie podoba 'lamana' kompozycja zdjecia z korzeniami z lewej i zboczem z prawej. No i ten kolor nieba... Mozna zatesknic za wakacjami, nie ma co!

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-04-24 4:04]

Hi Michal.
I like your great picture so much as well as the excellent note. You have selected a very impressive POV and created a true piece of art. Amazing all: scenery, vivid colours, clearness of the picture and terrific details and sharpness. Bravo, my best regards.

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-04-24 8:09]

Hello Cedryk,

a truly majestic landscape. The different layers of texture you have composed in the foreground means that there alot more to this shot than first meets the eyes. Lovely bright vivid light too.

Thanks for sharing,


The barren craggy ridge is well framed within dense vegetation on either side and a deep blue sky above, Michal.
A nice pleasant landscape that conveys the sense of peace and comfort on a bright and sunny summer day.

Troche mialem zaleglosci z komentowaniu Twych fotek, ale jakos optymistyczniej sie zrobilo ;>, wiec i czas je zniwelowac :)
Bardzo fajna kompozycja z dobra glebia ostarosci. POdoba mi sie plaszczaca sie po lewej stronie sosna, konary (galezie?) naprawde wygladaja swietnie :)
Do tego duza glebia ostrosci ze szczytami w tle. Naprawde niezle :)
Notka jak zawsze super.

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  • delic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 440 W: 6 N: 310] (898)
  • [2007-04-28 11:22]

Hello Michal,
Excellent landscape shot that shows the stark contrast between the above and below of the tree line. A lot of detail, and interesting counterpoint of colors.
Best wishes,

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