This road (or better to say, this track) runs up along the valley of the Kizilkol River, from its emptying into the Malka River to its source near the Palnbashi Saddle. The place in the picture is called as Irakhiksirt Tract. Its surface is slowly ascending from East to West (from the left to the right). Somewhere at this place, there was a German military airfield during the WW II.
In the background you can see the both summits of the Mount Elbrus, eastern (covered with clouds, 5621 m above sea level) and western (5642 m).
GPS coordinates: 43.42796 Lat, 42.48123 Long, 2900 m
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mesutilgim (79956) 2011-02-03 23:58
Nice capture, with perfect pov including the snowy Elbrus hights into the scene with the bikers.
I can easily understand how confused they are; where to go !!
TFS and best regards
besnard (52007) 2011-02-04 0:01
Une belle image estivale avec les montagnes enneigés et les nuages qui semblent s'y accrocher. On dirait que les cyclistes ont perdu leur chemin.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.
siamesa (27703) 2011-02-04 3:24
Bom dia Sergiy
The landscape is splendid. I imagine how nice is to walk in this fantastic place.Superb composition.Perfect capture.
lakshmip1949 (19110) 2011-02-04 3:48
Nice landscape shot. The mountain on the back make the image more beautiful. It must be very nice to walk here.
rodgerg (55767) 2011-02-04 4:10
An another excellent shot with the bikers in the mounatins. i like the balance of your composition with the peopels well off-centred on the left and the tops covered of snow which arise in the BG.
serp2000 (37875) 2011-02-04 4:49
один велик на четверых? ))) Отличный задний план, и композиция классная. Путешественники сверяют по карте свои планы. А один не интересуеься. Целый фоторассказ получился.
mkamionka (29199) 2011-02-04 7:03
very funny title. I like the cyclists in the foreground, they add some life and interest to the composition. The clouds are a nice decoration too. Very well done,
pajaran (48369) 2011-02-04 7:24
Lepo mesto za odmor sa pogledom na planinu sa snegom ...
Dobar trenutak i kompozicija.
Dobar rad i tekst, lepe boje i fotografija.
Srecan put biciklisti, lepo secanje.
Nice place for vacation with a view to the mountain with snow ...
Good time and compositions.
Good work and text, beautiful color and photos.
Sunset cyclists, good memories.
A lovely afternoon.
photoray (10125) 2011-02-04 12:43
Interesting composition for the mountain bikers at rest, then the enormous snow capped mountain backdrop, all in fine resolution.
Congratulations, have an excellent weekend,
Sonata11 (33155) 2011-02-04 13:24
an amazing image with outstanding view. Marvelous picturesque composition gives a an amazing touch. Truly charming art with fantastic POV, sharpness, colors, .All are perfectly well done. Gratulation,
All the best,
ciakgiak (30405) 2011-02-04 14:27
che meraviglia questo paesaggio! Poco tempo fa facevo mountain bike e ricordo che era bellissimo quando ci fermavamo per una sosta, ma in un contesto del genere dev'essere proprio emozionante. La foto è meravigliosa, complimenti.
Un caro abbraccio
emka (73139) 2011-02-04 23:39
fantastic view of the Elbrus. I haven't seen the summits of it. From here it seems not so difficult to reach it. Nice scene from thre hiking. And what they decided? Brave men (you too!) to go biking so high.
dip (23520) 2011-02-04 23:50
a wonderful shot of the cyclists,impressive view of the snowy mountain in the background,very well captured and composed!
pablominto (53744) 2011-02-05 4:33
That is an impressive mountain in the background, totally covered with snow in the middle of July!
And the biking team is still on the road, true mountain biking this hehehe...
A well balanced composition, showing this lovely landscape of the Caucasus!
JCG (35129) 2011-02-05 5:10
Impressing snow-covered background… A stop briefing which enables us to benefit from a very beautiful landscape under much of contrast. Very pleasant to look at, thank you Sergiy.
With all my friendships and a very good WE,
adramad (35301) 2011-02-05 10:27
Impressive summit of Mount Elbrus completely covered with snow and a nice contrast to the good sun pleasure cyclists that at one stage the hard way. Nice contrast in colors also with this high hill, whose green and white background underlines the blue sky. A fantastic panorama.TFS.
Enjoy the weekend. Best regards.
npecanhuk (60836) 2011-02-05 17:44
Another great outdoor activity picture!
In addition the the mighty beauty of the mountain in the background, I love the presence of those bikers and where you placed them in the image!
TFS - congrats,
hispic (9619) 2011-02-06 19:33
Хорошее утро Sergiy,
It seems you had a wonderful bicycle touring with nice companions. Luminous impression of Mt. Elbrus as highest mountain in Europe is really beautiful. Thanks for sharing a nice summer sunshine.
Best wishes, Hisashi
resat1972 (7257) 2011-02-06 22:34
woovv, a magnificent vista
I think not cold to them:)
very nice atmosphere
kordinator (14831) 2011-02-07 11:52
How is the experience to see such beauty live, when so much good in the photo.
Image quality really brought to perfection with a beautiful composition.
Nature is a wonderful,technique is excellent and the people are there to be mediators.
Yesterday I went to grade this your work but I am weak to holy so I first commented on the monastery.
Really fantastic job
Best regards dear friend
stny (18) 2011-02-22 6:17
great shot. I wanted to be in there.
Greetings from Turkey
Guenther (10915) 2011-02-22 8:30
a beautiful and interesting composition with the majestic and famous mountain in the background and the colourful biker group. I like especially the contrast between the white mountain and the green meadows.
fritzi007 (2680) 2011-06-19 13:35
Sind das die glorreichen Vier?
Eine sehr interessante Landschaft, dein Kommentar ist perfekt!
Wünsch dir eine schöne Woche
jmdias (52524) 2011-07-27 7:41
very beautiful view of this famous mountain, the inclusion of these bykers in the foreground is a nice idea. good light and sharpness. the mountain looks so near, but this should be an ilusion. TFS
- Copyright: Sergiy Lushpenko (s_lush) (16134)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-07-11
- 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: 2011-02-03 23:53