Gergeti Trinity Church is situated on the right bank of the river Chkheri (the left tributary of the river Terek), at an elevation of 2170 meters, under Mount Kazbegi.The Gergeti Trinity Church was built in the 14th century, and is the only cross-cupola church in Khevi province. Its isolated location on top of a steep mountain surrounded by the vastness of nature has made it a symbol for Georgia. The 18th century Georgian author Vakhushti Batonishvili wrote that in times of danger, precious relics from Mtskheta, including Saint Nino's Cross were brought here for safekeeping.....[wikipedia]
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Guenther (10915) 2012-08-25 23:44
wow what a marvellous composition! The wonderful church against the white clouds, perfect sharpness and great depth... the single cow walking towards the center of attention is the icing on the cake!
Have a nice day
daddo (25563) 2012-08-25 23:49
Hi Grzegorz. Another stunning shot from Georgia. What I find amazing is the looming mountainside behind the church and the clouds which seem to be held captive between the steep "wall" and the church.Lovely light and colours. Addition of the cow enriches the composition. Great result. Pozdrawiam. Klaudio.
bukitgolfb301 (37566) 2012-08-26 0:13
Hi dear Grzegorz, how are you?
Wow this is so wonderful shot! Great masterpiece you did! So fantastic image. The white clouds contributes to this great job. Fashinating image indeed. Congratulation! Thank you for your sharing and have a good Sunday!
Takero from Tokyo
CLODO (31729) 2012-08-26 0:40
A nice cloud is floating behind the hill to emphasis the church at the top. A cow leads us and show us the way to go there!
ourania (35916) 2012-08-26 0:43
a less dramatic than your previous moody shots but a very fascinating picture too. I like very much the composition, depth and perspective offered by your great point of view. The backdrop is amazing. You had a rare situation in terms of weather conditions and lighting and made the most of it. The cow adds interest and movement and stresses the natural character of the place, its position in the frame is perfect. Even in bright light the church looks mysterious and imposing. A wonderful picture, congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day and week,
Pryd (78) 2012-08-26 1:12
Fantastic. An excellent example of interest "everywhere" - the looming mountains in the background, the subject matter central and the cow in the foreground. I would be interested to see a portrait layout of this shot?
everlasting (14698) 2012-08-26 1:15
beautiful light and composition only the frame I find a little took much, buts that just a personal opinion and doesn't deter from the quality of the image!
chawax (19768) 2012-08-26 1:31
Very good composition ! You used very well the road track to guide our look to the hill and the church. The mountains we can see behind the hill let us imagine the immensity of the place. The clouds behind the hill add a nice atmosphere. Colours are very nice, sharpness is very good.
Have a nice day,
Yassou (466) 2012-08-26 3:20
WOW! Great colours and the white clouds behind the church, amazing.
Have a nice day
Ninello52 (7572) 2012-08-26 3:55
Wonderful image! Beautiful colors, especially the light green of the hill that stands out on the white and blue mist! Beautiful landscape, nice lonely cow who is about to join the group of "friends"!
Best regards, Nino.
dta (71021) 2012-08-26 5:04
Hello Grzegorz ,
A fantastic capture ! The composition is so great , with the church at the top of the hill , and the cow , perfectly placed in it . Butwhat is the most impressive , is the "false" sky in the BG , provided by the rocky cliffs and the low clouds .
Glint (6171) 2012-08-26 5:59
the could is a perfect backdrop for the towers of the church. A beautiful comnposition. We follow the cow up the hill towards the church. I also vey much like the glimpse of the magnifent mountain beyond.Nice natural colours.
rbellemare (2109) 2012-08-26 9:37
Wow that's quite a interesting picture. The cow climbing this hill to the clouds and on top and over them, the wall of another mountain. It's a great composition with perfect light and great colours.
timecapturer (49288) 2012-08-26 9:37
Love this! So unusual and so creatively composed. The elements here are fascinating and so compelling. Enticing lines, spectacular light and atmosphere and a real "follow that cow" theme to it. Just wonderful imagery!
Regards - Brian.
Janusz1974 (2824) 2012-08-26 11:07
Wspaniala prezentacja perly gruzinskiej architektury,połozonej na szczycie wzgorza.
JFS (32459) 2012-08-26 11:17
Wow!!! This is too much!!! your shot is just incredible; the composition, the colors, the depth of field, the light and the mountainous BG. My compliments!!!!
chrisvek (7001) 2012-08-26 11:42
Superb shoot of this landscape with great colors and amazing lightning management.Very nice framing and excellent POV.Well done!
Have a nice week
williewhistler (15449) 2012-08-26 12:17
I really enjoy the sight of the cow walking into the scene along the track that leads so invitingly to the church atop the hill.A really nice composition with excellent sharpness.
I`m not so sure about the frame.
Kind regards Les.
rychem (27566) 2012-08-26 13:14
Za górami, za lasami był sobie ..., takie mam wrażenia przy tym zdjęciu, bardzo fajnie sie ogląda
Sonata11 (33653) 2012-08-26 15:53
wspaniale widok na kosciol umieszcony na szcycie tej gory oraz piekny niski pulap chmur dajacy niesamowity efekt. Przpeikny kadr wraz z krowka wedrujaca do swojego miejsca. Piekna kolorystyka, doskonala ostrosc, super punkt widzenia. Piekne takze sa the gory w tle. Piekna pocztowka. Gratulacje. Bardzo mi sie podoba.
Serdecznie pozdrawiam i zycze milego nowego tygodnia,
danyy (0) 2012-08-26 22:53
c'est un bel endroit vraiment étonnant, la photo présente de belles couleurs et beaucoup de relief, un endroit pour des balades insolites.
My best regards.
UlfE (14641) 2012-08-27 10:01
What a stunnning scene. The church on top of the the rock is really great against the low clouds and the compostion with the cow hurrying away in the foreground and the road starting at the bottom right corner is absolute top class. TFS and have a fine week!
Highmountains (2313) 2012-08-27 10:51
Its a beautiful scenery of green meadows on the hills and the low white and grey clouds - and steep rugged mountains in the background. The photograph has good clarity and sharpness. The green is quite saturated and the sun and shade gives us a variety of shades of green and brown. The grazing livestock - with the cow moving away in the foregroud - enhances the rhythmic beauty of the photograph. The old reddish brown church atop the hill is the center of interest in the photograph. In the backdrop of the white and grey clouds, the buildings have an aura around them.
Beautiful photograph. Thanks for sharing.
zanzi (13670) 2012-08-27 12:22
Impressive is the word that came to my mind when I saw your picture.
Everthing is impressive: the colors, the sharpness, the point of view, the location of the church, this cloud...
adores (40444) 2012-08-27 17:30
This one is just perfect! Seems a 3D photo! Great light and colours. And the little church on the hill, with the clouds and mountain as background is just perfect! The cow following the little road is a great detail also! Really well done! This must be a great destination!
Angshu (56462) 2012-08-28 1:20
An absolutely fascinating shot, with the church sitting on the lush green hill & the main attraction for me being the layer of white cloud just behind it! The cow also adds a lot to this picture! Fine work!
sacavem (18614) 2012-08-29 7:53
What a wonderful photo you pulled out here,Grzegorz.
This is a breathtaking view.Very nicely captured and composed shot from a very good POV.
Silvio1953 (129470) 2012-08-29 9:31
Ciao Grzegorz, great view of beautiful church, lovely composition with fanmtastic cloud, wonderful natural colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Cricri (110709) 2012-08-29 11:05
Un endroit fascinant, j'aime cette nappe de nuages derrière l'église sur la colline, la présence de la vache en premier plan qui semble bien maigre!!des couleurs lumineuse et très belle comme la composition
eldancer1 (31465) 2012-08-30 9:04
Wow! What a beautiful panoramic view of this landscape! Love the capture of this clouds and the old church. Great lighting and dof with sharp details. Well done, tfs.
i9l2y1m8a8t3 (4798) 2012-09-28 16:38
Wow! Breathtaking, stunning and simply amazing! Love the low cloud formations that obstruct the beautiful BG, the effect is surreal and tremendously awesome! Fantastic colors, excellent sharpness and well chosen framing. What I really liked is that the cow was included in which on normal sceneries, a man or group of people are walking. How funny is that! Great capture on this one! TFS!
Definitely a top contribution from Georgia!
clic (15924) 2012-10-01 16:23
Outstanding location, closer to Paradise, for place of pilgrimage open to all king of devout beings, that appears magnificent over the clouds in this bucolic environment.
Quite an charming setup indeed!
RegisMinot (1543) 2012-10-28 16:15
This is an impressive place: the church is located on top of the hill which is also a green meadow given to cows. The cloud behind gives a fantastic side to this picture. Very well done.
fritzi007 (8432) 2013-01-08 7:46
fantastisch, perfekt, sehenswert, mehr kann ich dazu nicht sagen!!!
holmertz (44552) 2013-04-14 8:34
This is a marvllous composition. By cropping across the mountainside at the top you give an impression of immensely high mountains. The road makes fine diagonals from the foreground and up the hill, where the church is very well placed against the light background of the clouds. The cow is perhaps the most perfect detail, very well placed near the lower corner. It could have been almost anything, even a modern car, but the cow was probably the best feature you could find for that empty corner. Colours, sharpness and light are all perfect.
ryno (6865) 2013-04-14 9:08
Wow, what a great shot, Grzegorz. You were lucky to be here on such a brilliant day, with the low clouds as a backdrop. Great composition, with the cow in the foreground. I went to this place in October, but while I was walking up the mountain I slipped and broke my camera lens! Consequently my shots were poor. So great to see a beautiful photo of this place. Regards,
- Copyright: Grzegorz Oczkowicz (GREGG) (7888)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-07-05
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Canon 5D, Canon EF 70-200mm F/4L USM,, RAW, 67 and 52 Hoya UV filter
- Exposure: f/11, 1/400 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Georgia (country) [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-08-25 23:36
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