The best way to get into Zhilasu Valley seen in the picture is driving from Kislovodsk (Stavropol Kray) through the village of Kichi-Balik (around 20 km, Karachevo-Cherkessia) and “Valley of Narzans” tourist centre (extra 20 km, Kabard-Balkariya) to the Emanuel Field (about 70 km from the city) at the foot of Mount Elbrus and near this valley, which is famous for its sources of warm (+22.4°C the whole year round) mineral water (“Zhilasu” means “Warm Water”) and waterfalls. After Kichi-Balik the road becomes unpaved.
GPS coordinates: 43.449106 Lat, 42.533707 Long, 2532 m
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macjake (48363) 2012-12-12 18:37
you know i always enjoy viewing your series from Russia.
these scenes you show us really surprise me, its not the typical views we get from Russian, and that makes it that much better.
having the people there make the landscape look that much larger.
and its great to see the roads and trails twisting around.
wonderful shot, thanks for this one.
Sonata11 (31883) 2012-12-12 19:17
Wow!!! what a spectacular panorama of mountains we have here. Very beautiful picturesque and breathtaking view. Perfect execution and perfect presentation with magnificent quality. Love it. Thank you so mauch for your beautiful picture.
All the best,
serp2000 (35094) 2012-12-12 20:12
Äîáðîå óòðî, Ñåðãåé,
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pajaran (44402) 2012-12-12 21:39
Lep pogled na bicikliste i planinu ...
Dobra ostrina snimka, kontrast i perspektiva, lepe boje.
Dobar tekst i kompozicija, lepo pokazano.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan.
Sve najbolje sa lepim secanjem na putovanje biciklom.
Nice view of the cyclists and mountain ...
Good image sharpness, contrast and perspective, beautiful colors.
Good content and composition, well demonstrated.
Have a nice and successful day.
All the best with the beautiful memories of the trip by bicycle.
cargus (7704) 2012-12-12 21:50
A magnific mountain landscape.Nice place to visit.Fine colors and good sharpness.
have a nice day
saxo042 (35210) 2012-12-12 23:40
A superb picture with an amazing sharpness. Seems like all the details on the slope far away are visible. A very fine capture of this astonishing landscape. The included cyclists add both colours and life. Excellent!
krzychu30 (14412) 2012-12-13 1:12
beautiful and absolutely stunning mountain landscape.Just like those tourist-I could sit there and admire it for hours.The composition and framing itself as well as overall quality of the image are superb.It has excellent clarity and depth and nice,natural colors.Well done!
Have a nice day
danos (80336) 2012-12-16 23:28
Good morning Sergiy,
nice mountain-scape view with the cyclists to take a breath resting on the ground and admiring the fascinating view of the place.
I like the light and the colour management of the image as the beauty of the place.
Have a good week,Danos
Bluejeans (64247) 2012-12-17 5:25
Ola Sergiy ,
Que paisagem linda este vale de fundo , a Rússia tem umas paisagens lindas e pouco exploradas pelo turismo , belos tons de verde , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
fabbs99 (13519) 2012-12-23 10:33
What a landscape ! Great work to get such a splendid shot with perfect sharpness.Very well done.TFS.
mirosu (10224) 2013-01-03 0:45
It is amazing what a difference good lighting can make to photograph. The mountains are in excellent soft light. This shot wouldn’t have been nearly as good if taken under midday sun. Excellent composition with the resting people in front and excellently lit majestic mountains in BG make this photo very good. The well optimized crop eliminates distractions and create more attractive image. Well done.
mkamionka (28039) 2013-01-03 4:45
beautiful landscape. I like the roads making nice shapes at the very bottom of the valley.
The bikers enjoying the view add a very nice foreground and framing.
Very well done,
zoomer (6) 2013-01-03 7:19
Greetings,a rewarding vista.The experience is so different and more close to nature when you go by bike.Great composition with the light showing everything so clearly without harsh shadows.The brakes must have gotten a workout on the way down.Wishing you a happy 2013,Wolf.
Fis2 (78834) 2013-01-05 4:38
Excellent colors and sharpness.
The cyclist add savor of photo.
I like it.
ourania (21500) 2013-01-08 12:23
a marvellous vast and deep view over slopes, valleys and peaks. You've captured all the beauty and character of the landscape on a lovely sunny day. There's superb clarity as far as the eye can see and the inclusion of cyclists and bikes resting offers a special inerest and vivacity to the picture. Your lighting is excellent and the natural colours and textures are wonderful. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
jmdias (49701) 2013-01-14 0:43
marvelous landscape. I liked these details we can enjoy in your compo, that has an excellent quality. perfect framing with the personages in a corner watching the beauty of the place. TFS.
- Copyright: Sergiy Lushpenko (s_lush) (16128)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-07-20
- Categories: Nature, Transportation
- Camera: SONY DSC-W200
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Kharkiv - Caucasus - Kharkiv
- Date Submitted: 2012-12-12 15:16