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My beautiful country -Romania- Red Lake

My beautiful country -Romania- Red Lake
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Copyright: Iulian Gherghel (IulianGherghel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 140 W: 2 N: 372] (1413)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-22
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Samsung S730, Transcend 1GB SD
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-07-24 3:44
Viewed: 4240
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Total surface (F, ha) 12,63
Total long (km) 1,34
Medium deap (m) 5,46
Maximum deap (m) 10,50
Wather volume (mc) 680 084

Lacu Roşu (Romanian for Red Lake, in Hungarian Gyilkos-tó, Killer Lake) is a natural-dam lake situated in the Eastern Carpathians chain in Harghita County, Romania. The lake was formed in the 19th century after a landslide obliterated its waterflow. Even today, in the lake can be seen tree trunks, remnants of the flooded forest.

Lacu Roşu is a popular touristic place attracting not only Romanians but also many Hungarian tourists. The lake belongs to the Harghita county around the town of Gheorgheni (Hungarian Gyergyószentmiklós).

Nearby you can find one of the most spectacular places in Romania, Cheile Bicazului (Bicaz Gorges). Red Lake (Lacu Roşu) is the only lake in the world formed as it is.

The tonic-stimulant climate (characterized by relatively low atmospheric pressure) and the clean air (free of dust and allergens and strongly ozoniferous) account for the fact that the resort is recommended for the treatment of asthenic neurosis, waking conditions , physical and intellectual overexertion , growth disorders in children, and rachitis among others.

The lake's Hungarian name, meaning Killer Lake, stems from Gyilkoskő, the Hungarian name of one of the mountains overlooking the valley and probably refers to Hungarian folk tales about the mountain and the landslide.

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Hello Iulian! Breautiful place, wonderful landscape. Good sharp. Greetings!

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-07-24 4:01]

Hi Iulian,
this looks like (and sounds like from your note) to be a fantastic place! i like your point of view with the tree stumps in the foreground alot...although i think your horizon is a little tilted?

Wonderful landscape shot with good informative note,well done

  • cosmln Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 201 W: 12 N: 493] (1952)
  • [2007-07-24 6:51]

sal Iulian,

o imegine placuta dar cam supraexpusa in partea de sus.
legat de chestia cu singuru lac din lume de tipu asta....nu as fi prea sigur. inclusiv in romania mai exista unul (si inca la tine in judet, e adevarat ca asta este foarte nou).

p.s. poate ai fotografiat si ceva libelule acolo? :)

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  • taba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 466 W: 124 N: 312] (1847)
  • [2007-07-24 6:52]
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Hi Iulian
beautiful place and "waterscape" :)
good colors, DOF, POV and sharpness, I think you should be care with the horizon line, but the photo is great...
is this an artificial lake ? there are many dead trees in the watr..

Hello Julian,
My first impression was that your horizon is tilted but it isn't! It is fine! This is a beautiful tranquil scene! I love the stillness of the water, the perfect refections and the shades of light across the valley.
Kind regards,
Bev :-)

Hi Julian,
Beautiful landscape, good DOF.
Thank you

Hello Iulian,
Very good DOF, POV in capturing this beautiful lake scene!
good clarity and reflection on the water
very well done indeed

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-07-24 8:58]

Hi Iulian,

A very beautiful scene! The water is so calm and such a pretty blue. The reflections of the mountains are wonderful. This must be a marvelous place to visit.


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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-07-24 9:12]

Hello Iulian,
Beautiful landscape.POV,colors,details and reflections on water are excellent.Everything has been said before about the horizon line:)


Super poza ! Splendida zona !
Ce mai fac viviparele si raioasele de pe-acolo?


Hi Iulian,
Good to know a little more about Romania!
It's very good the POV and the scene displayed here.
So interesting and unusual the cut trunks seen on the surface.
I like also the reflection on the calm water.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

Hi Iulian, you are right, it's really a beautiful country, splendid landscape with wonderful reflections, great composition, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • ifanik (91)
  • [2007-07-27 23:03]

Hi Iulian
Beautiful landscape photo with very nice colours
Thank very much
Have a nice day

Hello Iulian,

That's a wonderful photo you have posted. i like your POV. The tree stumps in the foreground gives a very nice effect. What a great mirroreffect. Above is a bit dirty or maybe a bird. That disturbs the picture. And the horizon, you read it from everybody. Interesting info. Regards and TFS Bob

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