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Clouds over the Crimea

Clouds over the Crimea
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Copyright: Alexei Alyokhin (Alex99) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-10-02
Categories: Sky
Camera: Nikon D700, Tamron 28-75 F2.8 XR DI LD Asph IF Macro, Hoya HD UV 67 mm
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-03-04 1:55
Viewed: 3225
Points: 32
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Storm-clouds over the Crimea and Ukraine

Landscapes is not a strong point of my photo skill but now I cannot be silent. Storm clouds have thickened over my motherland. (Shot is taken on the peak of Ai-Petri (Crimea.)

Few year ago I have told some story from our life:
Imitating Juvenal. Part I.
Imitating Juvenal. Part II.
Imitating Juvenal. Part III.
Imitating Juvenal. Part IV.
Imitating Juvenal. Part V.
Imitating Juvenal. The End?.
Governing Bode: True Face

Later I have posted a shot and note where the state of birds in Crimea was described: Vultures of Crimea. By the way, state of Ukrainian people was the same.

Now we (all Ukrainian people) have got a chance to change our life and our country, including Nature, for the best but the black clouds have thickened over the our homeland. Nevertheless, I am confident that the dark forces do not stop the progress.

Hotelcalifornia, ramthakur, anel, marius-secan, kinglove, PeterZ, Silvio2006, peter_stoeckl, Hormon_Manyer has marked this note useful
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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-03-04 2:15]

Hi Alex,i hope the best for you and your country,this is a dramatic but decisive moment,and i think at a peacefull and right end of these days,even if this Europe is not the best dream and one of the main raisons of the crisis,my best compliments for your pic,beautiful place under the clouds like a metaphore.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hello Mr.Alexei,
Yes,the news rapidly spreading through out the globe and those who are living for mankind,are praying that this "BLACK CLOUDS" will fly.
Beautiful presentation with splendid light and depth.Like your picture which shows a different meaning....
Wish you and your country a very good time soon,
From India

Hello Alexei
An wonderful landscape taken from a good PoV.
Great DoF, colour and the beautiful cloud shape.
Best wishes,

It is always a pleasant surprise to see you posting here on TN off and on, Alexei.
This landscape picture with numerous layers of colours, light and shade is a lovely composition and proves the point that as against your own claim, you are a brilliant landscape artist too.
The shadow of clouds on the valley below in particular makes it an outstanding creation.
Your allegorical 'plays' as parts of your notes in 2007 always left me mystified; the theme seems to surface again with this note on your picture.
I wish you and your country all the best, my friend.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2014-03-04 5:06]

Dear Alex,
Happy to see a posting from you. We have been thinking about you in the difficult situation your country is going through. Hope that the clouds will not become darker, and remain light like on your shot. Hope the best for you and your country.
Thanks also for your kind words on my last posting which I have appreciated alot..
Take care!

Hello Alexei,
Thanks for visiting my gallery. Indeed this images are reveling the aspects of politics involving your country.......I hope that this crisis will end before it start.....I understand your concern, my country was also a few times in such difficult situation during the last 100 years.....
The image is superb with excellent colors and perfect focus.

hallo Alex
beautiful picture with good details and beautiful colours to
thanks greeting lou

Hi Alex,
照的清晰 很漂亮的風景
光線亮麗 藍天白雲也是很漂亮
尤其是白雲的變化奇特 雲的下方是藍色的
也投影在田野 很奇妙
構圖美麗 背景深遂

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-03-04 7:55]

Hello Alex,
These weeks I was regularly thinking at your postings from 2007. I hope the best comes out of this chaotic situation. The best for you, your family and your country.
A wonderful symbolic photo again.
Wish you all the best,

Ciao Alexei, I hope peace for your country, fascinating landscape with fantastic sky, excellent clarity, wonderful natural colors and splendid light, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2014-03-04 19:07]

Hello Alexei,
As I sit here in my home I am privileged to get a tiny glimpse of your wonderful country through the eyes of your lens. I see lush forested mountains and valleys as they meet the sea shore. A large cloud hovers over this peaceful valley and cast it's dark shadow on the countryside below.
With my heart I hear the voice of uncertainty that has gripped your country and it's people over the last few days. My prayers go out for the precious Ukrainian people as they wait patiently for the cloud to be lifted and a sense of stability to prevail.
Be sure of one thing Alexei, your TN family is thinking of you and your countrymen during this difficult time, and hoping for better days ahead.
God's Guidance,

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2014-03-05 0:53]
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Privet Alleksei.
Your country is at the beginning of a difficult road. I watch events in Ukraine in our television, Ukrainian and Russian. Comparison of these messages is awesome. I wish you and your family peace and prosperity.
Best regards, Pawel

Hello Alexei

In the last days you were in my thoughts, and I am happy to see a photo from you in TN,
lovely landscape photography from the Crimean Peninsula. They are dark clouds in the sky
Alexei but also a beautiful light from the sun, and the sun will win over the dark clouds, TFS
I also wish you and to your country all the best, my friend.


Ciao Alexei. The best management of spaces. Bright colours perfect details.


Dear Alexei,
this view of the Crimean coastline that is strongly drawing the viewer's the attention into the cristal clear blue distance. A very beautiful place.
Sending you my heartfelt wishes for peace and for things to turn for the better in your country, my dear friend. Thinking of you so many times in these deys. All the best, and take care,

P.S.: Deeply touched by your kind visit and friendly words to all my latest contributions to TN some days agao, thank you so much my dear friend. Please apologize my delayed reply to you. I have been kept from looking into TN for quite a while once again by the hard work of very time consuming and exhausting entrance examinations.

Privet Alexei,
We all hope the dark forces can't enter your homeland the way they want, eventhough they didn't stop progressing in the background. I hope there'll be peace in Ukraine soon - although, being East European myself, I'm more familiar with this kind of situations than anyone else. Anyway, I hope. About the photo: although composing landscapes is not your prior skill, as you mentioned, but this one's quite ok in my opinion, dominating by the beautiful blue of the sky (while the sea's visible also). Great view overall - and I wish a great and peaceful view to the nation of Ukraine also; regardless their nationality is Ukrainian, Russian or even crimean Tatars, I wish peace, love, health and happiness to everyone there. Especially to you and your family.
Tfs, best regards, László

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