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"Rock of the king"

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Copyright: oana oana (chendis) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 558 W: 186 N: 980] (6473)
Genre: Places
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2009-08-16
Categories: Nature
Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Mountains, Discover Romania [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-08-18 0:26
Viewed: 1189
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Piatra Craiului Mountains are a mountain range in the Southern Carpathians in Romania. In Romanian "Piatra Craiului" means "Rock of the King".

The Piatra Craiului mountains form a narrow and saw-like ridge, which is about 25 km long. The highest elevation in the massif is the "Vârful La Om" with 2238 m.

The ridge is regarded as one of the most beautiful sights in the Carpathians. The two-day north–south ridge trail is both challenging and rewarding. Starting at either Plaiul Foii in the north-west or Curmătura in the north-east, walkers climb up to the ridge before following a somewhat precarious path along the narrow spine. The descent at the southern end leads into a karst landscape of deep gorges and pitted slopes where water penetrating the rock has carved a series of caves.

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2009-08-18 0:36]

Hi Oana,
A very nice huge cloud covering this mountain with a nice silhouette at the FG!
Great mastery in exposure in such a difficult situation of harsh lighting and low lighting!
Great details in the cloud and the mountain.
Well done,

Francis Xavier

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  • jone Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2365 W: 178 N: 0] (32781)
  • [2009-08-18 0:48]
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Hi O. ;)
Impressive original composition...very nice clouds...
Best wishes,
J ;)))

Hi Oana,
Awesome looking cloud coverage! It's so dense and bright, I quite like the silhouettes in the FG too. A very natural capture, well seen.


Hi Oana,

Wonderful capture of the great mountain range. I have heard a lot about the Carpathian mountain range and I wish I'll visit there sometime....let's see!

The sharpness and POV in the shot is nice, and the dark colored FG associated with the thing white cloud formation, bring great contrast and simultaneously mood into the picture. Great work!

thanks and regards,
Paras Bhalla

Hello Oana! Good POV, perfect view. Amazing composition. Wonderful light and mysterious shadow. Original effect. Well done!

Hello Oana,
Amazing mountain scene with excellent clouds and diagonal position of line between clouds and sky
Selahattin E

Lovely landscape!
Magnificent composition and nice presentation.

Great moment ...
great perspective is brilhant..... good POV and composition!
Thanks Ana:)

hi dear Oana ... magnificent shot for amazing nature place... the clouds seems like blanket cover the king rock ... good presentation .. well done ... have a nice day . Harout.

hi oana
great cloud coverage,well shot great contrast good frame.

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2009-08-18 4:16]


superbe compo, ce nuages qui s'accrochent à la montange avec la végétation qui de détache en noire, merveillex.

bravo et maitié


hey Oana
perfect capture , lovely composed with big massive clouds
very well done

Hi Oana
Marvelous capture,amazing clouds.
Good point of view,great contrast and lighting.

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  • AKITA Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1523 W: 73 N: 86] (20294)
  • [2009-08-18 18:30]

dear Oana,
rock mountains are beyond thick white cloud and dark silhouette of trees...
a view of mountains are very changeable indeed...
by my imaginative eyes, I simply imagine and see those,
but it is joyful, maybe than to see it really.
excellent summer scene, the wind on the mountain is always cool,

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  • harpya Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6058 W: 174 N: 1935] (7534)
  • [2009-08-18 19:11]

Ciao Oana

Soft and beautiful photo, nice to look at.
I like the trees on the oblique image very nice.
A huge cloud on the stones has super effect on the landscape!
Composition and presentation are very good.



Hello Oana,
These rock formations are beautifully formed and remind me of both the Yosemite and Castle Crag formations in California. The rock must be granite and sculpted by glacial activity at one time. It is too bad the fornmation was covered by cloud when you captured the shot.

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