This is for Romanian explorers...
Nicolae Milescu (1636—1708) - was a Moldavian writer, traveler, geographer, and diplomat. In 1675, he was named ambassador of the Tsardom of Russia to Beijing, the capital of Qing China, returning in 1678.
Prince Dimitrie Ghika-Comanesti - explored Africa 1894-1895: the interior of Somaliland and Abyssinia. Made botanical discoveries and brought back zoological specimens for the Natural History Museum in Bucharest.
Prince Nicolas Ghika-Comanesti - son of Dimitrie Ghika-Comanesti, with whom he explored Africa in 1894-1895: the interior of British Somaliland. Afterwards, on his own he made voyages to Northern Africa and Sahara in 1899 and to Canada and Alaska (Kodiak I.) in 1910.
Julius Popper (1857–1893) - a brilliant engineer and an opportunistic adventurer, extremely lucky gold seeker, he studied the extremity of South America (Patagonia & Tierra Del Fuego).
Ilarie Mitrea (1842–1904) - a doctor in the colonial Dutch Army, in 1869 travelled deeply into the Indonesian Archipelago (Kalimantan, Sumtra, Sulawesi, Batak and eastern Papua New Guinea) collecting specimens of plants and animals for the Romanian National Natural History Museum.
Mihai Tican-Rumano - son of a small town lumberjack, an adventurer, hunter, globetrotter and writer, he traveled to central East Africa in 1925 where he hunted, studied cannibalism first hand.
Florica Sas (1826–1913), wife of Sir Samuel White Baker, with an amazing history, was active with her expedition leader husband in Africa as full participant.
Emil Racoviţă or Racovitza (1868–1947) - traveled to Patagonia, Tierra Del Fuego but most notably he is remembered for his research in Antarctica on board the ship "Belgica". He was one of the world's foremost cave explorers, and the international founder for the science of biospeology (study of life in caves).
Sever Pleniceanu (1867–1924) - doctor, officer and cartographer, he went deep into the interior of the Congo for three years, contracted by the Belgian colonial army. Studied equatorial forest pigmy tribes.
Bazil Assan (1860–1918) - In 1896-1897 he travelled and studied Lapland, the Arctic, Spitsbergen Islands, discovering new islands. Afterwards, he voyaged fully around the world and on his return, with the King of Romania's permission, boarded the "Elisabeta" warship and took possession of certain unclaimed islands in the Pacific for Romania, but the project fell short for financial reasons.
Grigoriu Ştefănescu (1836–1911) geologist, mineralogist and paleontologist, mainly interested in volcanoes, he researched at the end of 19th century such places as Yellowstone, Mexico, Caucasus, Siberia, Lake Baikal, Scandinavia and wrote eleven books.
Dumbravă Constantin (1898–1935) - explorer of Greenland, led a ten month expedition in 1928 in Angmassalik region, then, in 1930 to 1931 he crossed the entire island and studied the Eskimos.
Teodor Negoiţă (b. September 27, 1947 - ...) is a polar region explorer. In 1995, became the first Romanian explorer who reached the North Pole. Nowadays, he runs the first permanent Romanian research and exploration station in Antarctica, the Law-Racovita Station, which he established in 2006.
Francisc Bidner - (1824–1875), German origins,; a prosperous pharmacist by profession, he traveled to Sudan and Congo, studying the Nile and Congo, being the first European to have visited some places. He filled the Brukenthal Museum in Sibiu Romania with natural specimens but most notably with ethnographic pieces. He was the first European to see the Akka pigmies, while at a royal court. He also made studies of the gorillas. Bidner is little known as minimal literature has been preserved on him.
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mauro61 (52623) 2011-01-13 2:12
una luce perfettamente schermata rende molto bella questa tua composizione.
Una distesa innevata e l'albero a far coppia con l'escursionista,
csabagaba (6554) 2011-01-13 2:15
Beautiful blue-hehér winter photo. That's it's not too blue :-)
The figure gives life to the image, the background of the snow-covered trees, beautiful.
snunney (78751) 2011-01-13 2:47
A beautifully lit shot of this winter wonderland waiting to be investigated by our intrepid explorer. The image is perfectly exposed for the white conditions and the snow covered tree makes a lovely focal point.
HimalAnda (8494) 2011-01-13 3:00
This is a very nice winter picture. I like this frozen tree and the light in its branchs. The exposure is very good.
hardyuno (4650) 2011-01-13 3:02
the backlight is really great. The POV and the exposure well done. The play of the contrasts is good, not too much not too less. I like it, well done
Guenther (10915) 2011-01-13 3:17
a very beautiful winter composition! The filigree tree in backlight with the shadows on the snow combined with the climbing hiker is very appealing.
Have a nice day
JFS (32459) 2011-01-13 4:01
Beautiful backlight, good deal of balance and perfect composition, how much did you pay to the man?
Have a good day!
jhm (134440) 2011-01-13 4:07
You use these tree excellent as hider for the sun.
Wonderful winter picture
Sharpness and clarity be superb.
Lovely captured and good composition, TFS.
timecapturer (44389) 2011-01-13 4:54
love the light in this shot, fragmented through the trees it gives a special ambience to the image, and sparkles on the ground. Well seen and taken.
Bluejeans (64247) 2011-01-13 5:47
Ola Daniel ,
Beleza esta tua foto contra a luz , gostei muito da silhueta da árvore coberta de neve , suas sombras ficaram lindas na neve , gostei do esquiador , parabéns!!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Sergiom (53733) 2011-01-13 6:06
Le contrejour est très réussi. Tu as réussi à placer le soleil directement derrière l'arbre tout blanc. Le marcheur rajoute une belle touche humaine.
humayun (2913) 2011-01-13 6:11
nice image and good pov.........
nice and wel snow...........
jjcordier (72602) 2011-01-13 8:17
Belle image hivernale avec une belle utilisation de la lumière qui illumine littéralement cet arbre.
yeln (11504) 2011-01-13 9:09
zimska pravljična fotografija z lepo igro sonca in senc.
drevo obloženo z ivjem je pravi lovilec pogledov!! tfs!
lep večer, vojko
Nicou (115244) 2011-01-13 10:10
Avec le personnage qui donne l'échelle, superbe solitaire tout gelé quelle compo superbe ces tons comme il ressort bien dans cet ensemble.
Bravo et amitié
amaryllis (33426) 2011-01-13 13:11
un très beau contre jour avec cet arbre enneigé, voire même givré, ce promeneur qui prend un bon bol d'air
Mari63 (4085) 2011-01-13 14:44
Ciao Daniel, questa è una foto eccellente. Interessante il grafismo. Ottima la gestione della luce. Complimenti. Ciao Mari
Budapestman (82620) 2011-01-13 16:37
a beautiful photo with interesting and very informative note, great details and lights, Tfs! Have a nice evening! Kellemes estét kívánok!
emka (72206) 2011-01-13 23:11
You made nice excursion in the last day of 2010. Beautiful light, fabulous view of this white tre in winter. Very nice delicate photo, beautiful play of lights and shadows.
ines8 (5986) 2011-01-14 8:34
Foarte frumos, parca drumetul si copacul sunt intr-un dialog... Splendida zapada cu delicatele motive de umbra si lumina.
diomed (13926) 2011-01-14 9:21
a superb image captured with difficult light conditions. Amazing play of light and shadows. Lovely snowy landscape. TFS
archimatica (20281) 2011-01-14 9:54
Great frozen picture with a fantastic light.
I add it to my favorites!
vasilpro (40701) 2011-01-14 12:47
Superb composition with a beautiful wintry atmosphere, excellent light management, very good POV with the tree covered the bright sun light, fine photo work.
Have a nice weekend, Vasilis.
AKITA (15125) 2011-01-14 16:58
a beautiful winter picture in wonderful back light scene,
iced white branches and blue shadows on snow are fantastic so much against chilly blue sky,
the climbing black man looks so small in this white space,
thank you for your excellent shot,
jafadabret (56497) 2011-01-14 23:45
J'aime cette photo pour sa lumière et la beauté de l'arbre. Tu as su maîtriser la lumière de face et faire ressortir les ombres du premier plan.
Cricri (100305) 2011-01-15 7:39
Très belle gestion de la lumière avec un jeu d'ombre sur l'avant plan, une image bien réaliser et composer
macjake (51348) 2011-01-15 21:48
i really like viewing this backlit scene.
the crispness and coolness of the air can almost be felt thru the sceen.
great winter shot
claudeD (30131) 2011-01-18 9:09
I like this excellent winter picture very much.Fine compoaition and the vertical format matches very good for this image.Very good fotojob.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
Elaine_Blath (8509) 2011-01-20 4:10
from Brasov? That´s funny, I did not know the location as I opended it, and we would like to go to Romania for Easter...the tree is wonderfully lit here!
Good work, Ivana
sacavem (18610) 2011-01-21 6:38
Good captured and good composition,very beautiful landscape with lovely light. Amazing tones, very good sharpness and very well framed.
TFS and greetings,
fds (7236) 2011-01-22 6:06
great scenary with very beautiful snow
Ricx (13495) 2011-03-14 2:13
Hi Daniel, another lovely deep winter shot.. good light on the hoar frost trees.. I like the person in the fg giving an extra dimension to the image.. congrats Rich
kiasari (62) 2011-04-02 14:51
I really like the colors in your shot. You chose a good POV and framing to take this photo. Well done!
Have a nice Sunday,
AiresSantos (56155) 2011-04-10 11:43
Amazing colors, great POV !
I like a lot the silhouettes and how you handled the light
What beauty !
Have a nice week
danyy (0) 2011-04-10 23:59
magnifique contre jour tellement bien négocié. Duotone entre bleus et blancs, pour un paysage qui malgré le froid, fait rêver.
francio64 (38264) 2011-08-22 15:12
POV ben scelto, taglio verticale ben eseguito e l'albero bianco diventa protagonista dello scatto.
Ottimo sharp e luce ben gestita.
L'inserimento dell'elemento umano dà vita e movimento alla scena.
Well done and TFS!
willperrett (5642) 2011-09-29 8:42
Nothing else to add, except to echo that this is a great shot: made more than just a lovely landscape by the addition of the figure in the foreground.
Tweety (4546) 2011-10-28 11:08
Maginifique ! L'arbre est superbe, la couleur du ciel l'ombre et la lumière du soleil le sont tout autant. Un ensemble très réussi.
jplebrun (21208) 2012-02-20 8:27
superbe cliché hivernal avec le soleil en contre jour qui passe au travers de l'arbre, bravo.
westcoastgirl1 (666) 2012-08-21 14:22
Here you have captured my favourite type of photography...yes I am a sucker for nature shots. I love all the snow-covered trees, the sparkling snow and wonderful lighting effects here. The angle of the man and the tree as well as the slope are all well composed and pleasing to view.
dale54 (6241) 2012-09-16 14:56
daniel hi,very nice shot,great contrast of blue and white,love that shadow! tfs! dr
serp2000 (37457) 2012-10-04 6:28
yes, this is one of the best your photos here. Outstanding exposure, perfect quality. Good presentation of the Romanian winter!
Hasvelt (88) 2013-07-04 0:19
simple yet beautiful
Indrasish (2719) 2013-07-25 0:19
Great shot here.. I like the composition with this snow covered tree.. Superb image quality too.. Nicely framed..
And thanks for your informative note.. Very well done..
Good afternoon and wish you all the best..
maloutim (9623) 2013-08-12 0:50
Lovely capture of this man walking up the snowy hill. Although you only see his silhouette, you can guess the effort he is making by his attitude.
Great management of light and shadows which give a great effect on the snow-covered branches, and paint beautiful natural designs on the snow.
Congratulations for this capture.
- Copyright: Daniel Draghici (dkmurphys) (45827)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-12-31
- Categories: Daily Life, Event
- Camera: Nikon D60
- Exposure: f/7.0
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Favorites continue... #4, Archimatica favorites: the top100 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-01-13 2:05