This is the first climb from the Emmanuelle's Glade (named after the Russian infantry general Emmanuelle, who headed the first ascent to the top of the Mount Elbrus in 1829) to the Palnbashi Pass. As it is shown in the picture, at this place equestrian tourists have a definite advantage over cyclists.
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GPS coordinates: 43.428427 Lat, 42.506999 Long, 2619 m
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lousat (79772) 2013-12-28 14:43
Hi Sergiy,old and modern ways to climb this valley in your pic,i prefere the comfortable horses,no doubt..ehhee....the scenery is truly beautiful,great view and great capture with a magic perspective and perfect details and colors,i like it! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
Sonata11 (33426) 2013-12-28 20:02
very beautiful composition and wonderfully executed. Beautiful picture of daily life scene and mountains around with fantastic colors, sharpness, clarity. Awesome job. Congrats.
Best regards and thank you, Barbara
pajaran (53721) 2013-12-28 22:50
Lep pogled i trenutak na usponu ...
Dobra kompozicija i perspektiva, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak.
Biciklisti cekaju a konjanici idu dalje ...
Imajte lep dan za odmor, sve najbolje za Novu godinu.
Nice view and the moment to rise ...
Good composition and perspective, nice place and moment shown.
Cyclists waiting for a cavalry go on ...
Have a nice day to relax, all the best for the New Year.
jadesgran (5369) 2013-12-28 22:52
A well composed picture of this wild rugged terrain.
The figures are suitably placed in the frame giving scale to the amazing mountains in the background.
danos (88891) 2013-12-29 2:34
nice the snapshot with ll this 'traffic jam' on this section of the Mt.I like the excellent light and colour conditions as the charmy of the scene.
Have a good and healthy New Year,Danos
marabu61 (9045) 2013-12-29 4:41
Old versus new form of transport portrayed here nicely side by side. I am sure on the upwards journey the horse is the better means of transport, but for the downwards trip I would definitely prefer the bike.
The mountains look quite impressive, if barren, to me too.
happy new year
holmertz (43289) 2013-12-29 6:38
My first idea was that this was an encounter of totally different kinds of culture, now I see it's just an encounter of different kinds of tourists. It is still a fine picture from a rugged but beautiful part of the world. The colours are exceptionally good and you have handled the light very well.
saxo042 (37596) 2013-12-29 8:52
A good contrast between these two different ways of transport. It seems like the horses have some advantage here versus the bikes, with these special road conditions. An impressive landscape and a very well taken picture.
Happy New Year
fritzi007 (7558) 2013-12-29 12:08
inderessante Landschaft, sehr guter Vergleich, Foto perfekt!
zoomer (6) 2013-12-30 12:15
Hi,what an adventurous encounter!Superb presentation of this rugged country.Those cyclists do carry a tremendous load,they are as tough as the horse men.Friendly regards and all the best for the new year!
ourania (34455) 2013-12-31 8:05
in my eyes both ways of crossing the mountains are fascinating, maybe the one more convenient than the other:) It's great that you were there and had the experience for real. The juxtaposition is clear and eloquent, the scene looks so natural and agreeable thanks to your technically excellent capture. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, a very happy year with wonderful travels and explorations!
krzychu30 (15510) 2014-01-01 9:51
nature or technique-good dilemma.But in this case both transport meanings are very ecological.
Beautiful capture from Caucasus,whcih shows us good its whole beauty and uniqueness.
Wish You a Happy New Year!
nikkitta (15788) 2014-01-01 11:40
HaPPY NEW YEAR 2014 Sergiy
Capture of contrast of vehicles, I prefer horse while you bike for sure
Impressive landscape and heavy sun, that's why they cover/ protect the heads, it seems
In Latin America children help working in rural areas
maloutim (9637) 2014-01-03 0:50
This is a great capture with the horse-riders giving an atmosphere of "Westerns", or should I say "Easterns" ? Indeed the inclusion of both horse-riders and cyclists is very interesting.
I like the attitude of the cyclist. "Too easy for you", he is thinking :-) But at the same time, he is enjoying the sight.
And so am I ! TFS and Happy New Year !
fotka (3765) 2014-01-21 6:34
Good composition of two type of transportation: on horse by a local people and on bicycle by a tourists.
I think even on the mountains' bicycle was not easy to climb to the top.
Good daily life shot with mountains surrounding. Well done photo.
samson (1355) 2014-04-22 7:35
Going up the mountain slope - I 'd rather be on horseback any time. Nice photo showing the rugged path.
- Copyright: Sergiy Lushpenko (s_lush) (16134)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-07-22
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Transportation
- Camera: SONY DSC-W200
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Kharkiv - Caucasus - Kharkiv
- Date Submitted: 2013-12-28 14:36