Darkh is famous as a village of dancers, singers and jugglers touring throughout Tajikistan in winters and turning into ordinary peasants in summers. Such words were written by Sergey Mstislavskiy in his novel “Roof of the World” in 1905. More than a century later, we saw Darkh as a calm, picturesque and interesting village on the Zarafshan Mountain Range, with 2260 inhabitants. The distance to Ayni, the center of this administrative district, is 60 km from there.
GPS coordinates: 39.345212 Lat, 68.977189 Long, 2150 m
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EstudioChispa (1694) 2013-10-18 15:12
These mountains look so dry, like the desert mountains of my favorite place, Baja California in Mexico. But -- different from Baja! - there is a beautiful river! Thanks for sharing this image!
daddo (20645) 2013-10-18 15:34
Zdravo Sergiy. Your visit to the roof of the world is impressively depicted in your recent photos. How I wish i was able to do what you are doing, seeing these remote and stunning places- those mountains, valleys and clean streams and rivers remind me of Pushkin's poems about his wandering in the Kavkaz regions. This place must be very different in winter. Pozdrav. Klaudio.
PaulVDV (17333) 2013-10-18 21:57
You've composed this picture very well and don't show us only the village but also a part of its surroundings with the arid mountains behind it and the river on the foreground.
The picture has an excellent DOF and the human presence makes it a pleasant view.
Best regards, Paul
fabbs99 (11218) 2013-10-18 22:26
The light management and shadows are awesome. A quality image and stunning presentation.Nice shot.TFS.
pajaran (41787) 2013-10-18 23:19
Interesantan tekst o selu, sa datim podacima ...
Lep pogled i trenutak ...
Dobra kompozicija i perspektiva, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak sa ljudima, lepe boje.
Ostaju ljudi i uspomene na prosla vremena.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje za vikend, srecno.
An interesting article about the village, with the given data ...
Nice view and a second ...
Good composition and perspective, nice place indicated, and the moment with people, pretty color.
That leaves people and memories of past times.
Have a great day, all the best for the weekend, good luck.
dta (56784) 2013-10-19 5:46
Hello Sergiy ,
It seems to be very interesting village . Water in the stream in the FG , greenery in the village ... but the moutains in the Bg are so arid , what a contrast !
I like a lot the presence of teh people that add life to the scene .
krzychu30 (12777) 2013-10-20 0:03
new country in your gallery and I think a rare guest here on TE(I can´t remember seeing pictures from Tajikistan here).
You provide us here with really magnificnet view of the area-from the impressive mountains in the distance to the village and the daily-life aspect.Well composed and framed scene.And I can only hope to see many pictures more from this beautuiful,but unknown country.
Have a nice sunday
saxo042 (33940) 2013-10-20 1:57
A very interesting street scene from a place I don´t think I will ever visit. But thanks to TE, I can still enjoy these "exotic" places. There are many fine details here, from the very dry mountains at the top, down to the streaming water at the bottom. A very pleasant picture!
lousat (64295) 2013-10-20 2:00
Hi Sergiy,a very very nice place coming from the end of the world..ehehe..very far from the tourist,a real place as i like,great contribution and excellent quality as usual,i like it!Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
danos (78144) 2013-10-20 9:29
nice the view of this section of the village with the passing by atives to add life in the scene.I like the excellent light and colour management as bring out the details of the scene.
nikkitta (9023) 2013-10-21 16:27
So long time since your last post, Sergiy, this is preceded by a informative note (I want to read this book), must be an experience to be at a place you read about
Very good composed image going from the pound to the mountains at the back
Interesting architecture, some made of mud it seems
Greetings and TFS
zoomer (4227) 2013-10-22 18:59
Hello,excellent clear shot of this highly interesting place and background story!It seems a hard place for growing things but with the water it must be ok.You sure get around!Friendly regards Wolf.
adores (30855) 2013-10-26 14:55
Hi Sergiy !
I just love this kind of destinations and I guess I would love this! Did you like the country? It's a very good rural scene with the lille houses, the people around and the water in foreground. Well captured!
John_F_Kennedy (41526) 2013-10-28 6:18
Nice the view of the village. I like the sharpness and the clarity as the colours and the light on the mountains in the background.
Royaldevon (21523) 2013-10-31 2:55
Good Morning Sergiy,
I know I would have no knowledge of this place without your photographs! It is incredibly interesting.
You have, from your viewpoint, shown us the people, their buildings and the very arid, austere surroundings in which they live. The water, rushing rapidly through the f/g, is a strong contrast to what is beyond.
Have a lovely day,
ourania (18738) 2013-11-11 12:26
a superb composition, a very rewarding vertical frame full of interest. You have the skill to transport the viewer into deep, vivid and interiguing sceneries and this picture is great proof. We get a very good idea about the natural scenery, the architecture and the daily life in this remote village, even though we didn't know it existed before viewing your effective presentation. Depth and textures have been rendered marvellously, the light has been managed very aptly and no details and colours are concealed by the distance or the shadows. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
- Copyright: Sergiy Lushpenko (s_lush) (16054)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-08-09
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Architecture
- Camera: SONY DSC-W200
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Mountains and Valleys of Tajikistan
- Date Submitted: 2013-10-18 14:47