This is Karasu (Black-Water) Village, which is situated at the place, where the Karasu River (it is seen in the right part of the background) empties into the Cherek Bezengiyskiy (or Cherek Khulamskiy, as another variant of its name). The Cherek flows from the left, where the Cherek-Bezengiyskiy canyon is seen, to the right margin of the picture. The picture was a stitched from two ones.
There are a lot of rivers with the name Karasu (meaning "black water" or "black river") in the regions, where Turkic languages are spoken. Those Karasu rivers I have seen before were pretty muddy. But this one in Kabardino-Balkaria has absolutely clear, not black, water. An explanation of the name I got from a local man. He told me, that the water in the river is so clear, that the black bottom of the river is visible very well.
GPS coordinates: 43.29674 Lat, 43.41956 Long, 1010 m
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dta (80238) 2011-01-17 0:50
Hello Sergiy ,
It looks like the Pyrénes mountains in France ! The same greenery , and the sames dark roofs . Is it slate ?
Very luminous despite the overcast weather .
Thanks for the share .
pajaran (63484) 2011-01-17 2:03
Mnogo lepo mesto sa selom pored reke i lepe planine sa vrhovima u oblake ...
Dobar rad i kompozicija.
Dobar prikaz, uglom i ostrinom snimka lepom panoramom, bojama i fotografijom.
Imajte lep uspesan dan i vreme.
Very nice place to village along the river and beautiful mountains with the peaks in the clouds ...
Good work and composition.
Good view, angle and sharpness of image, beautiful panorama, color and photography.
Have a nice successful day and time.
npecanhuk (75696) 2011-01-17 2:05
Very attractive picture!
I just wish it were larger so I could see better all those nice natural & village details!
Color, chosen pov, horizontal format and simple composition are all excellent! The sky on the right top corner's a bit overexposed, but I'm not too serious about thoses flaws, because I think that's the way we really see things for real!
TFS - congrats,
Have a great week,
rodgerg (55767) 2011-01-17 3:10
A large horizontal panoramic form well selcetd for this presenttaion of a mountain's village. An aimge rich in various details very well colected nad with a greta depht. Good and interesting photowork.
Have a nice week,
ciakgiak (30433) 2011-01-17 13:12
lo scenario è incantevole, una vallata davvero bella e suggestiva in cui i prati verdi e le montagne sono un bellissimo contorno allo stupendo villaggio.
Un caro saluto
ines8 (6120) 2011-01-17 13:21
Splendid this village landscape seen by far, like a jewel on a beautiful green background.
All the best, my friend,
siamesa (28123) 2011-01-17 14:31
Boa noite Sergiy
Magnificent landscape. this village is a jewel in the middle of the green. splendid compisition.
Sonata11 (33969) 2011-01-17 14:49
this a very beautiful an attractive view. An amazing landscape with a great colors, sharpness an perfect composition. All are perfect and looks like postcard. Excellent job.
jaywalker (16105) 2011-01-17 15:17
Hi Sergiy, A beautiful view with a stunning mountain range in the background, the houses are dwarfed to those giants, TFS, kind regards Wilson.
adramad (47690) 2011-01-17 15:20
A great composition with the image of these beautiful landscapes, the place is superb in this beautiful valley in the foreground and mountains in the background, always surprises me in your image, everything is so green, even in midsummer, is a vision ideal.
The day was cloudy but you have good light and I love color. Very interesting note, makes us identify more with what we're seeing. Thanks.
emka (102638) 2011-01-18 13:15
it is interesting thet I often meet the names kara-something and it is black. Maybe all these name come from Turkish? Pleasant village beautifully situated in the mountains. Nice valleys and the mountains coverd with the forests.
danos (100876) 2011-01-20 3:23
Good morning Sergiy,
nice this landscape view with the woody Mt. to fill perfect the backdrop.The clouds covering the top of the Mt. and the village at the roots of it, makes the scene even more beautiful.
Have a good day,Danos
pablominto (53746) 2011-01-20 23:48
The village is nicely located overlooking the river!
I notice this is a cloudy day but the fine greenery still stands out with a fresh feeling...
Well framed and good details, fine depth over the foggy hills!
- Copyright: Sergiy Lushpenko (s_lush) (16596)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-07-06
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: SONY DSC-W200
- Exposure: f/3.2, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Western Part of Caucasus Mountains
- Date Submitted: 2011-01-16 23:48