The United Nations General Assembly has designated 11 December, from 2003 onwards, as “International Mountain Day”. This day is an opportunity to create awareness about the importance of mountains to life, to highlight the opportunities and constraints in mountain development and to build partnerships that will bring positive change to the world’s mountains and highlands.
I am posting this picture as my contribution to observance of International Mountain Day. This mountainous region, called as Dzhilisu warm mineral waters, is highly picturesque, but very hard-to-reach and undeveloped. There are no paved roads to get there and few hotels. One of them, with a view of the Mount Elbrus, you can see in the picture, but unfortunately it is for very important persons only.
GPS coordinates: 43.43742 Lat, 42.54205 Long, 2290 m
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saxo042 (33934) 2010-12-11 11:29
What a fantastic landscape view! The strong contrast between the green mountain and the white peak and the blue sky. Those red roofs on the top are indeed the icing of the cake! Marvellous!
dta (56746) 2010-12-11 11:31
Hello Sergiy ,
Every day , this is a "something" day ! :) And I didn't know that this day existed . I love mountains , and you've showed us a splendid serie of the Caucasus . This one is fantastic , too . With the double snowy summit above the green pastures , and the eye catching hotel , so little in this immensity .
Thanks for the share
pajaran (41759) 2010-12-11 11:34
Odlican doprinos ocuvanju lepe prirode ...
Odlican tekst, lep pogled na planinu i hotel sa crvenim krovom, lepe boje i fotografija.
Dobar rad i kompozicija, moje cestitke za dobar rad i doprinosu.
Prijatno vece i lep vikend sa dobrim vremenom.
Kod nas je hladno, temperature su ispod nule.
Very nice contribution to the preservation of nature ...
Excellent text, great view of the mountain and the hotel with red roof, beautiful colors and images.
Good work and composition, my congratulations for their hard work and contribution.
Pleasant evening and a nice weekend with good weather.
The patient was cold, temperatures below zero.
PaulVDV (17331) 2010-12-11 11:35
Thinking back to your previously posted pictures I know that 'International Mountain Day' will be a special day
for you. And of course you celebrate this with a special beautiful picture of a mountainous area.
This region with its green-covered mountain slopes and the reddish brown rocks looks ideal for hiking.
But the icing on the cake here consists of two things: the white building with its red roofs takes a unique position on this photo as well as in this area. Secondly the snowcapped Elbrus appears majestically and impressive behind the green ridge.
The picture is well composed, has beautiful natural colours and is clear and sharp.
I hope that one day you may enjoy the view of the Elbrus from a room in that hotel.
The management has to realise that everybody is important :)
Best regards, Paul
Bergenphotos (2198) 2010-12-11 12:44
Is it? Well, you chose a suitable photo then! You could have chosen a vertical shot to get the white mountains and the house in each upper corner. I think that would have been my choice, but you've still done a very good job. I have a great respect for the landscape of Caucasus.
emka (64182) 2010-12-11 13:41
I had no idea that there is something like International Mountain Day! But I find it great. Fantastic photo. Mou nt Elbrus totally covered with snow and in the fg such a green slopes. Funny little hotel there. The view from there must be splendid. But are these important persons going there on foot??? usually important persons do not like going.
Superb photo in white blue and green.
paololg (31446) 2010-12-11 13:47
Ciao dear Sergiy,
to the beauty of this landscape you have added a perfect management of the light that emphasizes the contrast of the colors. You have honored the International Mountain Day in excellent way, with a pleasant composition, done with your usual photographic cleverness. Congratulations!
Ciao, have a nice Sunday!
siamesa (27461) 2010-12-11 14:54
Boa noite Sergiy
As you like and often go until the mountains, congratulations for you too. Very beautiful view and very nice chapel(?) that we can see in the top of this mountain.That white part of it iw simply wonderful.
Abraços and have a nice Sunday
ciakgiak (30383) 2010-12-11 15:57
wonderful landscape, the contrast between the green, the blue and the white mountain is magnificent. I really like the little red house in the upper side of the gree field. The quality is excellent. Congratulations and TFS.
Urs (14078) 2010-12-11 19:17
Wow these contrasts of deep green, deep blue and the white, congrats this is a very beautiful and impressive shot Sergly. The vibrant color hues and the sharpness are excellent. Well done.
serp2000 (33201) 2010-12-11 22:28
Äîáðîå óòðî, Ñåðãåé,
Ïðèñîåäèíÿþñü ê ïðàçäíîâàíèþ. Ó íàñ âåäü òîæå åñòü ãîðû íåïîäàëåêó. Âïå÷àòëÿþùèé ïåéçàæ, îòëè÷íûå öâåòà.
rodgerg (55767) 2010-12-12 0:29
Superb mountain'shot. The secund plan with the white color of the snow give depht to the composition. This image is very well coloured: the white of the snow, the tender green of the vegetation, the blue of the sky and the red roof wich arise at the top.
Have a nice Sunday,
pablominto (53744) 2010-12-12 0:35
What an amazing place to live..!
Certainly this fellow picked his ground carefully, to build this hotel with a view...
I didn't know about the Int Mountain Day but I support the idea!
wojtpod (774) 2010-12-12 1:18
Amazing landscape. Exellent contrast between green grass and white mountain. Good choice with buildings as a central point of the picture.
josepmarin (56489) 2010-12-12 3:39
A good photographic contribution for the International Mountain Day, with this magnificent composition in which you offer us the great beauty of this mountainous landscape.
There is an extraordinary contrast between the green tones of the mountain in foreground, the whiteness of the snow of the Mount Elbrus, and the beautiful blue sky.
The hotel in the edge is outlined on the sky, and must be a great point of observation of this area, but sadly only for VIPs.
A beautiful work, my friend.
fritzi007 (63) 2010-12-12 5:14
Beautiful color contrast, fantastic mountains
very good sharpness!
ines8 (5986) 2010-12-12 7:02
Wonderful this picture, really wonderful POV!
danos (78134) 2010-12-12 11:19
what a picturesque and spectacular sight is this? I like the great contrast of the colours and especially the snowy peak of the Mt, as the red roofs of the houses in the middle of the frame,that outlined perfect against the blue sky.The brilliant light of the day with the vivid colours to make it more effective. Well done.
Have a good week,Danos
sacimar (25969) 2010-12-12 11:58
I didn't know that there is an International Mountain Day... good image to celebrate it, I like this place with the small building in the top, well done,
npecanhuk (56372) 2010-12-13 7:47
What a beautiful picture!
Sharpness, exposure, chosen pov, colors, pp, contrasts, horizontal format and composition are all excellent here too!
All the natural and man-made details are wonderful (rocky cliffs, green high fields, blue sky, snowcapped mountain top and lonely white houses with red rooftops)!
TFS - congrats,
JCG (35129) 2010-12-13 10:17
I did not know this day of the mountain, you teach me something, and it is a very good initiative on behalf of this Nationale organization. A very beautiful photograph with these strong contrasts of colors and a beautiful light. To arrive at the building all in top it is necessary to have courage !!! Pretty and pleasant glance and thank you for your interesting note Sergiy.
With all my friendships and an excellent evening,
Waylim (23320) 2010-12-13 16:48
Beautiful photo, great day, so clear, so blue the sky and the white snow contrast so well between the green and blue, the red roof house also stand out well above the hill.
sacavem (18604) 2010-12-14 7:14
Great POV!Really Wonderful view.
The colour and contrast superb with nice DOF.
jafadabret (56497) 2010-12-14 7:38
Cette photo est très réussie avec le vert du premier plan qui laisse la place au sommet enneigé sous un beau ciel bleu.
siolaw (37642) 2010-12-16 6:14
What a place for a hotel... incredible views for sure! and you made a nice picture of the area, with natural looking colours and sharpness and well composed with just enough sky.
kordinator (14795) 2010-12-17 1:33
Really wonderfullandscape and mountainscape composition.
Amazing green vegetation.
Strong contrast between the green mountain and the white peak and the blue sky.
Perfect light managment.
Great job,as usual.
Regards my friend
IGU (151) 2010-12-17 12:51
What a wonderful place in the world you have showed us. I like the contrast between the green and the white mountains. Your note is very useful,too. I didn't know that 11 of December is International Mountain Day. Very nice photo. I must tell you that I love mountains!
Best regards and have a nice weekend,
maloutim (9479) 2010-12-20 12:46
Good evening Sergiy,
Thank you for this very worthy posts. I didn't realise 11th December was International Mountain Day. I shall keep it in mind next time.
This is a grat composition, with the green mountain that looks very rugged indeed.
Lovely red spot at the top. What a shame it should be only for important people. very unfair!
The snow-covered peak in the background just looks awesome.
Have a good end of the year ! Do you celebrate Christmas at all ?
jmdias (48373) 2011-01-10 1:23
amazing view of thes emountains. the contrast between the shapes coverwed with snow and the slopes in green and stones are fabulous. beautiful these colors, the lçight and the sharpness. the detail of the small house is fabulous too. well done
- Copyright: Sergiy Lushpenko (s_lush) (16054)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-07-11
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: SONY DSC-W200
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
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- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Western Part of Caucasus Mountains
- Date Submitted: 2010-12-11 11:17
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