Stepantsminda - formerly Kazbegi is a small town in the Mtskheta-Mtianeti region of north-eastern Georgia. Historically and ethnographically, the town is part of the Khevi province - close to the border with Russia in the north and South Ossetia in west. It is a part of the northern slope of the Caucasus range and encompasses the Tergi, Truso and Sno river valleys. The center of the region is the village of Stepantsminda (formerly called as Kazbegi) at the foot of Mount Kazbek - 5033m. This beautiful mountain region is easily accessible, it takes only 2,5 hours by car or a local minibus from the Didube bus station in Tbilisi. The public transport takes you to Stepantsminda; a private car or long legs are needed for reaching most other places in the region.
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rychem (25216) 2012-07-15 9:14
Poczulem sie jak ponad chmurami, ladny krajobraz, swiatlo i chmury, wszystko dobrze skomponowane
kathryn_weir (2056) 2012-07-15 9:19
Beautiful control of exposure- try effective composition.
Ninello52 (7572) 2012-07-15 9:21
The sky opens up after a storm has always shafts of light filtering through the clouds, and, as in this case, light up the landscape with amazing lighting effects! Here is even more beautiful because the clouds are still present and add charm to the scene! Beautiful POV from Bravissimo!
Best regards, Nino.
marabu61 (8929) 2012-07-15 10:30
Wow this is a superb composition. The villages in the valley cut of from the sun by a layer of clouds and the sunlit mountains to top them, I really like this one.
Well seen and superbly executed
willperrett (7442) 2012-07-15 10:49
Dramatic lighting and a great high viewpoint create a memorable photograph. Good colours too, and the band of cloud is excellently place across the frame. Good work.
leo61 (0) 2012-07-15 10:53
Hi Grzegorz !
A great shot of this wonderful lanscape.
Great depth and a nice view at this valley.
dta (68862) 2012-07-15 12:02
Hello Grzegorz ,
A fantastic capture of this deep valley through the clouds . The light games are splendid , too .
Miguel82 (25049) 2012-07-15 18:26
Great composition and good framing
I like these mountain villages and these big clouds
Interesting note and good pov
Sharp picture and fine colors
Sonata11 (33298) 2012-07-15 20:56
piekna pocztowka wspaniale wykonana. Widok tak piekny ze zapiera dech w piersiach. Sliczne wykonane jak zawsze z doskonala jakoscia. Super. Bardzo mi sie podoba.
ines8 (6098) 2012-07-16 4:03
Another wonderful picture, the clouds give charm to the scene! Amazing lighting effects and superb POV.
jhm (141307) 2012-07-16 4:08
Lovely nature and panorama view about these area.
You play lovely with light and shadows.
Sharpness and clarity are perfectly.
Excellent composition, nice presentation too.
Very well done, TFS.
annjackman (20283) 2012-07-16 4:13
First class image! The light and the effects of the cloud formation are beautiful. A composition that has fully taken advantage of the landscape and weather conditions. Perfectly framed.
Best wishes, Ann
chrisvek (7001) 2012-07-16 8:14
Amazing atmosphere on this landscape.Splendid colors and lightning.Wonderful framework and POV.Well done!
jga (1062) 2012-07-17 8:36
I like a lot this one, especially the big cloud and the high mountain above.
notrap (5883) 2012-07-17 10:15
what a landscape! And what a photo!
Congratulations, it is amazing!
mjdundee (4663) 2012-07-17 10:35
Stunning vieew and excellent light with the deep moving clouds and the sunlit mountains as an extra bonus. Lucky man - right time, right place, right camera and the photographers eye. Good on ya!
SWEETFREEDOM (22966) 2012-07-21 1:01
breathtaking view, excellent colors light and sharpness.
- Copyright: Grzegorz Oczkowicz (GREGG) (7888)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-07-05
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon 5D, 17-40 f/4 L USM Canon, RAW, 77mm HOYA UV
- Exposure: f/18.0, 1/80 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Georgia (country) [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-07-15 8:53