I left Bratsk by train at sundown, & this was the view from the train window when I awoke, at around 7am. The rail line crosses over between two 'oblasts' or provinces, from Irkutsk to Buriatia. This is a poorly represented area on TE, so I thought it was still worth uploading, despite the overcast sky. These mountains form the border between the 2 oblasts. Lake Baikal lies on the other side of these ranges, several hundred km over on the right. I detrained in Severobaikalsk on the north west shore of this massive lake, the world's oldest, deepest & largest freshwater lake. The line between Bratsk & SeveroBaikalsk is known as the 'BAM' or Baikal Amur Mainline. The TSR is further south.
I had the twin horrors of a dirty window, & motion blur, from the moving train, to contend with here. My timing had to be spot on too, to compose this with the stream commencing in the bottom left corner.
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jurek1951 (42196) 2010-02-07 10:39
this is a fantastic landscap photo. the color and the composition of the picture was successfull. congratulation to this photo,
pierrefonds (66855) 2010-02-07 11:07
The river leads my eyes toward the mountains which is giving depth to the composition. the trees are a natural frame to the river. The overcast sky is giving a good contrast to the colors. Have a nice day.
COSTANTINO (65742) 2010-02-07 11:59
Thanks for sharing this marvellous nature shot
in green with the river in the middle of the big forest
great lightness and sharpness
The view from the train window is excellent
it looks like a poem,a dreamy postcard of thisvalley
dip (23888) 2010-02-07 13:43
wonderful landscape image,like a painting,amazing green tones,excellent composed,
snunney (100000) 2010-02-08 1:44
A fine view across this wooded landscape with the fast flowing river drawing the yes inexorably towards the distant mountain peaks. The dull sky helps set off the verdant tones of the forestry.
Budapestman (82620) 2010-02-08 3:57
beautiful landscape, this is a superb shot from this romantic country, the depth and POV are excellent, the green tints are beautiful, great view, Tfs! Have a nice week!
Waylim (25502) 2010-02-08 22:54
Strangely beautiful image here, the colors are a bit off, there is high noise level, but that didn't take aways the beauty of the scenerey, Part of it due to the beautiful and natural landscape and you have find a lovely POV and good composition.
AiresSantos (56155) 2010-02-08 23:51
Lovely green and blue colours in this beautiful picture near to Baikal
Fine perspective of the river also
Have a nice evening
barrufeto_77 (28886) 2010-02-09 3:05
It should be an impressive lake for sure. A friend of mine was there and told me it was great.
About the pic...it's good how you invite us, though the path, to the lake.
Silvio1953 (144288) 2010-02-09 6:01
Ciao Chris, fantastic landscape with lovely river, beautiful composition with fantastic light and wonderful colors, very well done, ciao Silvio
jlbrthnn (76037) 2010-02-10 3:29
I read with interest the account of your tour in this area, which if I travelled would be one of my first choices. Your photo all the more has interest that one sees little of it on TE. An good image, a good document. Cheer.
Have a nice day
Nicou (143066) 2010-02-10 3:32
quel vert, une merveille, avec cette belle rivière, cette vue et immensitéa vec les collines en fond, grandiose.
Bravo et maitié
Urs (14082) 2010-02-10 3:43
It's a very beautiful landscape, which you composed perfectly by keeping the river at the left despite the moving train. Interestingly the dirty window does not show, however the color of the forest looks a bit strange, but it must have been like this you saw it. Well done - thanks for your critique.
Cricri (120119) 2010-02-10 9:01
Un paysage complet de la nature, la forêt, le ruisseau qui mène aux montagnes, des couleurs douces et jolies, belle composition
jemaflor (97979) 2010-02-10 11:38
Nice pov on this siberian landscape, well the composition with the river through the forest.
gildasjan (43648) 2010-02-10 12:31
Une prise de de vue argentique qui réveille de bons souvenirs.Elle est superbe la verdure de ce paysage.
gunbud (34066) 2010-02-10 15:12
Exciting view of the wild Sibieran river framed by the dense evergreen forest as it flows towards the ancient mountains.
Very nice capture under such difficult conditions.
jhm (153674) 2010-02-11 3:36
The narrow river between the splendid green area make this picture very nice.
Sharpness and clarity are superb.
Nice composition and good of colors.
Very well done, TFS.
Bluejeans (64251) 2010-02-11 13:42
beleza de vale com esta natureza deslumbrante , muito bonitos os tons de verde cortados pelo rio , bom ponto de visão alto , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
serp2000 (44333) 2010-02-13 8:11
So familiar places. I like a nature in Transbaikal region. If you have good weather, you can seen wonderful colours there. Fine landscappe!
foozi (7101) 2010-02-18 23:27
a very nicely presented and splendid composition of this place. The vantage point and the perspective is very attractive.
Wjat a place that looks like a painting, especially when looking at the pines along the river.
Well composed capture of the mountains and forest.