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Duruitoarea Waterfall

Duruitoarea Waterfall
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Copyright: Oana Otilia Saracutu (oanaotilia) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 529 W: 28 N: 964] (3416)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-29
Categories: Mountain, River
Exposure: f/22, 1/8 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-02-13 2:53
Viewed: 3318
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This time I present to you a very famous waterfall in Romania: Duruitoarea Waterfall from Ceahlau National Park. Is my first humble attempt of using a longer shutter speed ( 1/8). By using a longer exposure than this, I was not able to avoid the camera shake and blur in the image. As you can see, the water is a little bit overexposed in the middle of the waterfall ( I did not use a filter at that moment); But the idea is more to present this beautiful waterfall and with the promise that in the summer I will try a better approach , I mean, sing a tripod, filter, maybe also another pov.
About the waterfall:
It is located on the west part of Ceahlau Massif, at 1270 m altitude on a Rupturi brook. The two levels are around 30 m each (I still have to search for a precise value) . The water falls from 100 meters, making an incredible noise, better heard after heavy summer rains or in the spring after snow melting, when the river debit is increasing. It is considered that the constructions from the Ceahlau plateau and water catching for those buildings have reduced the water flow. It is considered that the decreasing of moss layer on the top of the mountain also contributes to diminish the water flow. There are of course debates about this, and of course, disputes between the defenders of the National Park and some investors. Also, the global warming is involved in the discussions.
But as long as the Rupturi brook will arise from the top of the mountain, the Duruitoarea waterfall will resist.

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2010-02-13 2:58]

Salut Oana,
foarte buna ideea ta de a ne prezenta aceasta cascada din Romania.
Sa vada si strainii ce paisaje frumoase mai sunt inca in Ro.
Frumos POV al imaginii. Putem sa vedem in detaliu acest peisaj minunat, felicitari.
O zi frumoasa,

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-02-13 3:54]

Frumoasa cascada "Duruitoarea"!
Splendid efectul creat de apa imortalizata cu un timp mai lung!

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-02-13 11:14]

Buna Oana
Frumos Ceahlaul...n-am mai fost de multi ani acolo. Mi-ar placea sa revad acele locuri si poate sa "prind" si ceva specii noi.
Multumesc ca mi-ai amintit de acele locuri superbe.
O seara placuta

Buna Oana,

O imagine care imi trezeste amintiri. Am avut ambitia sa duc si familia mea (sotia si cei doi baieti) sa o vada intr-o frumoasa zi de toamna. Le-a placut. Poate in acest an o sa urcam pana sus la Toaca. Uneori murdaria turistilor lasa un gust amar. Sa speram ca o sa ne mai civilizam. O imagine frumoasa. Si o prezentare pe masura.

Numai bine, Cezar T.

Hello Oana
beautiful shot of this waterfall taken from a nice POV
very fantastic place with great power and superb lighting
TFS Jacqueline

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  • cris Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 22 W: 3 N: 31] (789)
  • [2010-02-15 6:53]

Buna Oana
Frumoasa zona, dar imi pare foarte rau pt. ca nu este mai greu accesibila. Ajung forte multi oameni care scapa de tot ce au in plus, si se simt mai usurati la propriu decat sa se incarce cu frumusetile locului. Am ajuns la concluzia ca unele locuri trebuie sa ramana cat mai putin atinse de nesimtirea oamenilor.
Eu am vizitat-o din nou anul trecut si a trebuit sa culeg ceva peturi si pungi petru a nu-mi iesi in cadru. Acum 15 ani zona era foarte curata.
Cand ajung in zone greu accesibile ma bucur din plin ca nu vad urmele "civilizatiei".

Sa ai parte de tot ce este frumos...

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2010-02-16 12:14]

Hello Oana !
This waterfall is so beautiful ! Must have been a nice feeling, to stand there and see this beauty and hear the water rushing. I like how you have composed the picture, and I also like the effect long exposure gave to the water. Very well done !

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