This is the place where the dirt road from the Chegem River, having mounted a mounting pass, descends to the Kestanti River and turns right towards the urban-type settlement of Bilim, which is situated on the Baksan River, 13 km downstream from the town of Tirniauz, the administrative center of Elbrusskiy District of Kabardino-Balkariya.
GPS coordinates: 43.42054 Lat, 43.03620 Long, 1270 m
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Ricx (13489) 2010-10-26 22:37
Hi Sergiy, a great view and POV- I like how you have captured the fork in the road giving a balanced perspective. The Mountain in the back ground has great depth- A` question I ask: How long did you have to wait to get the photo of the lone cyclist - but he does add some good colour. Well done Rich
batalay (34123) 2010-10-26 23:23
This is an entertaining shot, with the man on his mountain bike, trekking along the dirt road, and the spectacular rock formation providing the backdrop. Shrouded in clouds, the vertical rocky outcropping appears extraordinarily inaccessible.
JCG (35129) 2010-10-27 0:37
It is a really splendid area for in love ones with nature, that it is for the walkers that for the cyclists… Beautiful and luminous photograph where the estival colors arise marvelously well. Good idea to have included the cyclist in the image. Very pleasant to look at, thank you Sergiy.
With all my friendships and a very good day,
Royaldevon (24350) 2010-10-27 1:49
Good Morning Sergiy,
This is a most attractive shot.
You appear to have taken a detour into the Lake District, in England, with the mountains and valleys sitting side-by-side in this most beautiful, dramatic way.
The use of the f/g triangle of grass and the leading path are effective features. I like how you have included the person; he gives human interest, a sense of scale and he produces a sense of loneliness, of personal endeavour!
Have a good day,
romanaa (7758) 2010-10-27 3:11
not many Russian landscapes appear on TE and you prove there is much to photograph outside Moscow. Great View on the impressive mountain with the top in the cloud. The human presence adds the feeling of scale. Depth, colours and composition are great too.
kordinator (14829) 2010-10-27 5:42
The colours are splendid in this landscape.
The well colored vegetation give a great depth to the image.
Man on his mountain bike is very interesting.
Great mountain in the bacground.
Perfect light managment.
photoray (8464) 2010-10-27 5:55
Excellent depth and detail, strong foreground of interesting biker in red, midground green hills, and mystical cloud shrouded mountain.
Well done, my friend,
siamesa (27701) 2010-10-27 7:34
Bom dia Sergiy
Surely it is marvelous riding in the splendid landscape. Splendid photo.
npecanhuk (59040) 2010-10-27 8:38
Beautiful location with all those mountains in the background!
Great moment photographed with the biker and the coming rainstorm!
Sharpness, exposure, pov, dof, colors, pp, contrasts, squarish format and composition are all excellent here!
TFS - congrats,
pajaran (45565) 2010-10-27 10:47
Kojim putem poci u ovoj prelepoj prirodi ...
Lep pogled na biciklistu, puteve i planinu u oblacima, dobra kompozicija.
Dobar trenutak snimka i ostrina, lepe boje, fotografija i perspektiva.
Mnogo lep trenutka u jedno lepo leto.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje.
Which way to go to this beautiful nature ...
Nice view of the cyclist, road and mountain in the clouds, good composition.
A good time length and sharpness, beautiful colors, images and perspectives.
Very nice moment in a nice summer.
Pleasant evening and all the best.
saxo042 (35846) 2010-10-27 11:32
This is indeed a very good picture! An extremely beautiful landscape, a very good composition with the long and winding road and finally the inclusion of man on a bicycle, adding both action and colour! Also a very good note.
hispic (9619) 2010-10-27 20:08
A cyclist in red running in the nice scenery full of green has been beautifully captured with a good composition. I also love cycling.
Best wishes, Hisashi
serp2000 (35826) 2010-10-27 22:55
вначале мне показалось, что он на ослике едет))
Отличная картина! Прекрасный пейзаж, цвета и резкость.
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jlbrthnn (79791) 2010-10-28 2:04
This photo cause my impatience to see the summer arriving. I envy this cylist sporting and in love with nature. Framing is very well made. The colors, clearness, the depth are perfect. Excellent and interesting image. Cheer.
Have a nice day
iainsp (2626) 2010-10-28 4:58
Sorry I missed you yesterday.
A lovely shot of the sinuous road, witht eh cyclist giving a human element and a sense of scale to your shot. I like the way you have framed the bottom of the photograph in green grass, and allowed the road to leave from the right of your frame. I think this enhances the sense of motion from the cyclist - he is not juet coming towards the photographer (where he can stop), but is going on out the frame.
Nice details in the green hillsides on the right. Great shot, thanks, iain
fritzi007 (842) 2010-10-28 9:14
Your photo shows one of my dreams, a very good picture, congratulations!
quillo (11850) 2010-11-01 15:41
Hi Sergiy ....
A very nice image of the mountains of Bilim,
the colors are very natural, the scene with
the cyclist for the way is interesting,
the excellent definition,
I like much; congratulations.
Un abrazo y feliz noche
adramad (33600) 2011-03-08 15:09
That marvelous, the scenery is spectacular and should be a delight to enjoy a bike along the trail between mountains so beautiful, you know greens are captivated me.
Young child when I lived in a small town near Toledo, the bike was my partner and use a lot, for two years went every day to school 5 km. both cold and heat, times were different.
Wonderful colors in a pretty light day., I love the place.
lakshmip1949 (19110) 2011-04-13 2:44
Lovely shot of this oncoming cyclist. You have captured him at the fork. I like the winding road dissappearing into the valley. Love the green lush. Image quality is simply superb.
- Copyright: Sergiy Lushpenko (s_lush) (16128)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-07-08
- Categories: Nature, Transportation
- Camera: SONY DSC-W200
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/640 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Western Part of Caucasus Mountains
- Date Submitted: 2010-10-26 22:10