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Abandoned Village

Abandoned Village
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Copyright: Anton Lefterov (edal) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 579 W: 70 N: 644] (4308)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-01-31
Camera: Olympus E-500, ZUIKO DIGITAL 40-150mm 1:3.5-4.5
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/180 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Abandoned Houses/Barns/Buildings [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-02-23 8:56
Viewed: 1785
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
These houses are typical for the Balkans - that means Greece, Turkey and Bulgaria. A peasant 2 floor house has been quite a standard for the 19th century. But later, in the 20th century the population of small villages has drastically diminished. And now many mountain houses like this one are abandoned. Some of them are luckier to be renewed for recreation. Others, like this one are used by film-producers of historical movies, as is the case with this one in the Rhodope mountains near the southern Bulgarian border.

Winter time is very good for shooting these museum houses, because in summertime they will be probably hidden in the greenery of the wilderness.

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Hi Anton,
What a wonderful artwork. It's a real picture framed.
Thanks for share,


Zdravei, Antone,
Prekrasen kadur.Dobre si ja hvanal tazi kushtitsa.
Dobre, che sega si gi zasnel; prez liatoto naistina trudno shte se vizhdat.
Tsvetovete mnogo mi haresvat.
Golite kloni, che i zapleteni na vsichko otgore, podsilvat duha na zapustenie.
Hubav WE
Ne boleduvai

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  • valari Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 948 W: 102 N: 395] (4105)
  • [2008-02-23 12:26]

Zdrawej,Toni,nqma da dobawqm komentar,samo edno ramo za prekrasnata snimka:)
pozdrawi ,v

Много хубава снимка, поздрави!

Hello Anton,
It is like the vegetation is about to take over the place!
This is a well composed documentary, with sharp fine details...
Pablo -

Hi, Anton!

Interesting and special picture. Very nice!


Hi Anton,

And they look so lovely from the outside, but if there are no means of income, then people have to move to the big cities. So in a few years it will be totally overgrown.

Lovely capture and good story.


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  • MLINES Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1350 W: 102 N: 1081] (9125)
  • [2008-02-24 13:34]

Hi Anton, Good composition and interesting notes. These houses look unlike i've seen before. This is very educational and good to see on TL. TFS. Murray.

picture so rural.. colours and pov are good.. excellent level of details.. well done
ciao Marco

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  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2008-02-28 5:52]

Hi Anton...
Vrlo lepa fotka, dobre boje i ostrina, odlican rad...
Naslov je isto dobar - tipicno Balkanski, takvih ima mnogo kod nas...
Srdacni pozdravi, George

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