Usually, bike-tourists do a shot stop after descent from a high-altitude mountain saddle. In this case it was rather a pass, because there was a dirt road along the whole way between valleys of the Cherek Besengiyskiy and Chegem rivers. Due to the comparatively high altitude (2524 m) of the pass and a mist on it, there was cold there. The bikers had to dress warmer. Now, after the steep part of the descent, they can take out unnecessary garments.
The descent from 2524 m to 2000 m above sea level, where this place is situated, took about 2 hours. Then the tourists drove down along the Kardan River to its emptying into the Chegem near the Eltyubyu Village, at the altitude of 1500 m.
GPS coordinates: 43.25631 Lat, 43.20430 Long, 2000 m
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ciakgiak (30423) 2011-01-23 11:59
bellissima scena, ho fatto per tanto tempo mountain bike ed era bellissimo fermarsi per un ristoro in questi magnifici scenari. L'immagine и molto bella ed ha colori stupendi. oltre che un'eccellente qualitа.
Un caro abbraccio
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2011-01-23 12:21
Very nice spot for a brief stop and very nice capture. Like the scenery. Love those small wild flowers.
pajaran (55113) 2011-01-23 12:29
Teska marsuta u lepoj prirodi ...
Lepo mesto sa zemljanim putem i pogledom na planinu.
Dobar prikaz, trenutkom snimka, lepim bojama i fotografijom.
Sve najbolje sa lepim secanjem.
Kod nas je sneg i hladno.
Serious Route in beautiful nature ...
Nice place with a dirt road and mountain view.
Good view, the moment of recording, the beautiful colors and photo.
All the best with good memories.
In our country, the snow and cold.
fritzi007 (8731) 2011-01-23 13:02
A typical picture of you, beautiful landscape and bikes!
Wish you a nice week
dta (71467) 2011-01-23 13:17
Hello Sergiy ,
A pleasant scene of rest of yor biking tour . The track in the green meadows leads the eyes towards the superb summits in the BG .
francio64 (39708) 2011-01-23 13:28
con questa foto ci proponi la vista di un bel posto.
Ottimo sicuramente per un giro in mountain bike e per respirare aria pura.
adramad (40710) 2011-01-23 13:33
These stunning mountain scenery, if you have not previously read your note, thinks that these green waves, corresponding to a high plateau at an altitude not as significant as the 2.000mts, but everything looks so green, dotted with flowers and cyclists in short sleeves. But already, even a sunny day at this point, the temperature can be very good.
Beautiful contrast with the high rocky ridges of the background, an image that shows the great effort of the game, in full contact with nature.
Wonderful colors and great light.
Have a nice start to the week.
Sonata11 (33697) 2011-01-23 13:45
a very pleasant and beautiful landscape with the biking tour. Also on the backdrop is wonderful view of mountains. I love this picture with fantastic sharpness, colors, clarity. Great job, like usually. Congratulation.
All the best,
williewhistler (15573) 2011-01-23 13:46
Hello Sergiy,this is a super informal photograph,the location is most picturesque.
The track leads nicely to the distant mountains.
Very pleasant capture.
Best wishes Les.
leo61 (0) 2011-01-23 13:48
Must be fantastic to cycle in such a great landscape.
Good composition with them having a break and the mountains in the distance.
PaulVDV (24435) 2011-01-23 14:01
Magnificent landscape for your bike tour.
Beautiful green rolling hills with many flowers to the horizon where the rugged mountains rise. And this all under a beautiful blue sky.
Best regards, Paul
hispic (9652) 2011-01-23 19:07
Хорошее утро Sergiy,
Very nice presentation of your bicycle touring. it attracts an attention of cycling fan. The bike tourists look very satisfied in the beautiful scenery. the shot is expertly captured with an excellent framing, i like especially the trail put widely.
Best wishes, Hisashi
serp2000 (42114) 2011-01-23 20:54
Интересный фоторепортаж. Восхищаюсь таким пробегом. Впечатляющий задний план. Там же еще кислорода не хватает, вот это нагрузки!
siolaw (38292) 2011-01-23 23:01
You guys are real athletes!
Nice compo here with the road leading the eyes (and the cyclists!) to the beautiful mountains in the BG and the group which anchors the shot in the FG.
Sharp and clear picture.
emka (86607) 2011-01-23 23:22
For me, it seems a hard task to go in the mountains on bikes. Nice scene from the excursion. The presence of bikers makes the photo vivid and more interesting. The landscape here is beautiful here. The vast meadow with some wild flowers and the impressive mountains behind.
Graal (100166) 2011-01-23 23:47
amazing bike journey, an interesting view and reportage in one. Great mountains in BG. Nice colours. Good photowork.
Have a nice day.
Royaldevon (33389) 2011-01-24 1:40
I love how this shot connects the human interest with the magnificence of the setting: man against Nature!
Excellent pov with the road leading towards the distant mountains, and the hint of low cloud. A great dof to give lots of fine details.
My warm regards,
rodgerg (55767) 2011-01-24 1:59
An another excellent mountains' shot with a scene of life very well colected. i like the small way which give propsect effect and invite to discovery. Superb composition with the large green FG which leran the glance to the tops in the BG. The vives color of the shirts of the sportmen arise very well in the landscape.
Have a nice week,
ines8 (6112) 2011-01-24 2:37
Very beautiful view, marvelous wild little flowers, nice vivid colours.
krzychu30 (15510) 2011-01-24 3:16
excellent combination of beautiful landscape shot and friends portrait.Wonderful mountain scenery with splendid,vivid colors,good light and sharpness.Remarkable contrast between lively colors of grass and fine,blue of the sky.Congratulations.
My Best Regards
siamesa (27763) 2011-01-24 3:25
Bom dia Sergiy
Marvelous background with those white mountains. These flowers of field are charming. Very good register and a very nice composition.
nikkitta (16862) 2011-01-24 14:13
So green at 2000 meters hight and with flowers, must be quite an experience
Like the composition, the beautiful landscape and the very good captured scene
Have a great week
Waylim (25368) 2011-01-24 23:27
Beautiful landscape and scenery, normally we try to excluded the poeple in our composition, this one works well enought, it adds soem warm colors and liveliness to the composition and it show the kind of activities. The trail serves as a great lead in point. I do have one minor thing that bother me just a little bit, the red saturation is too strong, you can see by the people skin tone, it is looks like they are burned by the sun badly, especially the one reading.
kordinator (20165) 2011-01-25 0:47
Beautifully conjured up a moment to bicycle travel.
Cyclists make a great contrast with the fantastic rocky mountain green meadows and hills in the background.
Beautiful composition with fantastic light and colors.
Excellent work dear friend.
macjake (61566) 2011-01-25 9:57
again, with the lovely views of russia that almost nobody has seen before...beautiful landscape.
the light is as bright as can be, very warm looking, although as you said it was a bit chilly at those altitudes.
i take it that you rode your bike up here as well?
sacimar (26205) 2011-01-25 12:00
impressive landscape to cycling, I like the mountains in the back, good perspective and details of the stop, well done,
jhm (144328) 2011-01-26 4:05
I am already 60 year a biker, but never these lovely trips to the mountains, I was to poor for these big trips.
I find your picture wonderful, I enjoy of these bikers to see.
Nice presentation too.
Sharpness and clarity are perfect.
Very well composition excellent captured, this is nice. TFS.
pablominto (53746) 2011-01-26 4:20
Another picturesque rural scene...!
And the gravel road is perfect for biking, never does nature feel more intense that on the bike...
A wonderful composition, great details and a fine sense of depth!
batalay (36994) 2011-01-27 7:19
I have enjoyed your series of mountain biking, almost feeling vicariously being out of breath at times. The rugged mountains creating a curtain as backdrop, the colorful garb of the cyclist, and indeed that they are all deep thought comprises an excellent composition. The colors are first rate, as is the accompanying note.
saxo042 (37700) 2011-01-27 9:45
Impressive mountains and a very beautiful landscape. Inclusion of all the other bikers create a good sense of action to the wiew as well as eye-catching colours against the very green grass.
shevchenko (18892) 2011-01-27 22:45
Good frame to the beautiful landscape, good contrast between the green land and rocky peaks, good perspective, lovely slope in vivid green, distinct color, good sharpness, well done.
Juntas (7960) 2011-01-28 2:23
Hi Sergiy. A great shot. Human presence look great in this beautiful nature scenery. The dirt road gives a great depth leading the eyes to the white mountains. Nice colors, great sharpness. Well done my friend. Safe trips for you guys.
Have a nice day.
JCG (35129) 2011-01-28 2:55
We fear the arrival, once more, of snow, the weather is very gray and cold this morning !!! Thus a memory of your estival vacancies which is welcome. Beautiful catch of sight sunny and coloured on this mountain path. I like much the depth of the image. The “senior” cyclists animates the landscape well. Pleasant to look at, thank you Sergiy.
With all my friendships and a very good WE,
Henryk_Bilor (20799) 2011-01-28 8:58
This is great. Amazing light, beautiful mountains. I wonder how long would I be descending from the pass...:)
jaywalker (16101) 2011-01-29 6:22
Hi Sergiy, A very beautiful photo with the mountainous backdrop & that gorgeous sky, the riders have a gorgeous day for cycling, brilliant light & stunning colours, kind regard Wilson.
denisn72 (8300) 2011-01-30 6:25
An amazing scenery for a bike ride. The colours are in harmony together. The green hill, the white abrupt mountains and the blue sky as a background. Excellent sharpness and light. The bikers seem to have good time! Well done!
npecanhuk (70129) 2011-01-31 5:31
Beautiful mountaineous landscape!
Great moment for those bikers (I wish I could be one of them)!
Very attractive picture!
Sharpness, exposure, chosen pov, dof, colors, pp, contrasts, horizontal format and composition... they all pleased me a lot!
TFS - congrats,
sacavem (18614) 2011-02-03 16:12
I enjoyed being on this trip with you.I taste BTT but would not have courage to make many kms as you:)
Great physical preparation.
Nice landscape and colors.
jmdias (59000) 2011-07-24 7:57
very beautiful this landscape where the mountains and the greens pastures created a nice visual effect. the personages are well positioned and make a nice element in the foreground, nice DOF. good job
- Copyright: Sergiy Lushpenko (s_lush) (16134)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-07-07
- Categories: Nature, Transportation, Decisive Moment
- Camera: SONY DSC-W200
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Western Part of Caucasus Mountains
- Date Submitted: 2011-01-23 11:47