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Ice Age
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Copyright: Grzegorz Wieczorek (red45) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-05-05
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Olympus 740UZ
Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-06-04 5:10
Viewed: 5054
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another view from our Romanian trip. Today's ice cave again. After climbed down to 50 meters deep hole I took fast look up. Amazing place! Spot of blue sky, then green mosses and plants, then real waterfall of ice and finally bottom of the hole full of never melting snow and ice. Border place between world of warmth and light and underground frozen one. It was great day full of fantastic places and feelings.

Scarisoara, cave sculptured in the Jurassic imestones, is situated at the South of Bihor Mountains (Apuseni Mountains), and shelter a glacier (with an area of almost 5550 m2 and a volume varying between 40000 and 55000 m3).

The entrance in the cave (at 1200 m altitude) is by a hole (48 m deep) which is linked with a by hall, circular, and by which is possible the access to the other halls.

It has galleries like Maxim Pop, Palatul Sanzienii (with beautiful limestone concretional forms), which connect the hall among them, as the Church, the New Church, the Cathedral s.o. Many hall have ice on the floor.

In the winter the air temperature from the cave has the same variations that the temperature around the entrance hole; in the summer the temperature is constantly under 0°C.

liquidsunshine, Janice, Signal-Womb, extramundi, TAZ, marhowie, Fisher, sAner, gerhardt has marked this note useful
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To marhowie: Right :-)red45 1 06-04 09:39
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Great shot Greg,
Wonderful POV, well composed and great colours.
Very interesting shot & Notes. Thanks for posting

Wow, Greg what an amazing sight! You have chosen and awesome POV. Very good light and details. Thanks

Just brilliant Greg. What an exciting trip you had - so interesting to see all these places, such amazing wonders of the world. Looking at that blue Romanian sky down to the frozen waterfall, with the greenery in between. Super.

Brilliant POv on this one Grzegorz, good exposure and accurate DOF. Very good work.

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  • Nico Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 199 W: 1 N: 335] (1321)
  • [2005-06-04 5:53]

Beautiful scene. Good crisp color too. TFS

I would love to have the chance of visiting a frozen waterfall. I have never seen one in my life. This view is really strong, and I love the blues in the sky and the dark left side of the shot in contrast. Regards.

Greg, This is a very interesting shot. Looks like a "cool" place! ;-) I envy your travels..
Don't get out much ya know :-( Great composition, framing and details with an excellent POV..I like it and well done!

Beautiful photo. Excellent Pov and colours, good light.

Excelent view, Greg
Well done on this composition and details.


Cudowne miejsce i cudowne zdjęcie... i cudowne wspomnienie :-)

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  • naki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 382 W: 27 N: 5] (40)
  • [2005-06-04 14:44]

What an interesting place Greg. It's a bit struggling Pov to get, but I like it very much.
Well done.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-06-04 17:10]

Grzegorz, a pleasure to look at this.

Amazing colors and composition. Great contrast and pov.


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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-06-05 3:39]

Belle composition pour ce paysage glacé. Cela a du ętre un plaisir d'aller visiter ce lieu superbe...
Beautiful place and well done shot !

WOW! Greg this is very interesting. Great POV the blue sjay adds real depth. I think this exposure was not easy to get right. Very nice work.

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2005-06-05 14:19]

Zamroziłeś! Zazwyczaj takie miejsca robione są na długich czasach. Tak też wygląda świetnie, nawet niebo dopisało. Pozdr. Al.

Very nice scene, with good lighting and composition



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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-06-05 17:35]

Stunning piture Greg! Well composed and very good details. POV is absolutely great and DOF is also very good. The dark part under the rock disturbs me a little bit, but nothing serious. Well done & TFS!


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