Fundata is a commune in Braşov County, Romania. It is composed of three villages: Fundata, Fundăţica and Şirnea.
Fundata is located at 40 km distance from Brasov, between Rucar and Bran, in the Rucar-Bran pass. Practically, it is situated at the highest point of the pass, with an altitude which varies between 1300–1400 meters. It's the highest settlements in Romania.
Fundata is practically surrounded by mountains, being contained by the Bucegi and Piatra Craiului mountains.
The main economical activity of the people living here was, from ancient times (and still is), the sheep and cow breeding and the milk processing. Nowadays, the tourism is a new and important activity for Fundata.
In World War I, this was the place where the first Romanian soldier died, acquiring the sad record of being the first war victim, because, at that time, Fundata was a border village between the Romanian Kingdom and Austro-Hungarian Empire and the first skirmishes happened to be here. Some of the old border landmarks are still visible around the area.
In the communist period, Fundata was one of the fewest places in Romania that, luckily for them, did not experienced collectivization, because it was considered that the land was not suited for the "model" communist farms. That meant that the people kept their lands and their lifestyle, otherwise a rare possibility in a communist country.
Fundata is known best for its cheese specialties, namely for the smoked cheese and for the "burduf" cheese wrapped in fir bark. Those types of cheese are specific to this area, and one will be able to find them in the all Rucar-Bran pass. The local holiday is "Nedeea Munţilor", on July, 20, every year. Basically, is an ancient shepherd fair, where the people from the region met every year in order to sell their products (cheese, animals and so) and of course, to have fun. Today, this is a fair, were you can buy and eat cheese and pastrami, listen to folklore music, etc.
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serp2000 (39248) 2014-01-29 1:56
My congratulations! This is very nice winter shot, I love this creative idea and so marvelous realization. Just an art work! Thanks!
dta (64874) 2014-01-29 2:07
Hello Daniel ,
A little jewel from your archives ! A wonderful winter scene , with a subtile light and a superb sky . The picturesque old wooden barn , the fence and the tree provide a splendid subject . The low POV works very well . I like the inclusion of the branche in the corner .
RhodieIke (11512) 2014-01-29 2:12
Super Pov, on to this gorgeous scene, love the snow covered tree, great winter photo.
Well done, trust you are well.
daddo (23577) 2014-01-29 2:52
Hi Daniel. Charming scene with a refined sense of composition. The overhanging snow covered branch is nicely sculpted by the snow and complements the tree behind the fence. Beautiful light and excellent DOF. Regards. Klaudio.
rbassin (17249) 2014-01-29 4:00
une très belle scène d'hiver prise en légère contre plongée, et avec une bonne proportion ciel et terrain.
Le groupe maison et arbre est suprebe.
Sergiom (57673) 2014-01-29 4:14
J'aime beaucoup le point de vue très bas qui donne une très belle profondeur à l'image. J'aime beaucoup ta gestion des blancs et le contrôle du contre jour.
snunney (81693) 2014-01-29 4:19
A very pretty winter's scene nicely captured under a most pleasant ambient light. Very well framed and with excellent colours an clarity.
carlo62 (30441) 2014-01-29 5:16
questi alberi ghiacciati sono un vero spettacolo.
Bello il modo in cui hai composto la foto, molto bella anche la luce.
timecapturer (47354) 2014-01-29 5:56
an original winter shot this. I like the tantalising POV and the light that makes it eye-catching and the cold palpable. Glorious sugar frosting elements add to the magic.
Nicou (119347) 2014-01-29 7:11
Quel décor hivernal de rêve sueprb eiamge avec ce chalet et les arbres sous la njeige frîache c'est mervielleux.
Bravo et amitié
Romano46 (16586) 2014-01-29 10:22
bella la tua serie sulla neve alla quale, come ultima della serie si aggiunge questa bella composizione in foprmato quadrato.
Gli oggetti sono ben disposti in essa ed i colori delicati del paesaggio nevoso che un pallido sole illumina completano a perfezione lo scenario.
Ciao e buona serata
kasianowak (5850) 2014-01-29 11:07
Another picture perfect winter wonderland from my beloved Romania!
Great idea to frame it with frost-covered branches.
macjake (54830) 2014-01-29 12:02
looks pretty darn cold doesn't it!
I like that you added the frozen tree limbs at the top, and the sky looks pretty darn cool too.
frigid and cold, but warm from where I'm sitting from.
enjoy your day
Gigidusud (14609) 2014-01-29 12:06
Splendid winter compositon with nice pastel tones and fantastic light. I love it!
PaulVDV (21585) 2014-01-29 18:23
A very pretty winter scene with a special beautiful light.
I like that composition very much.
Best regards, Paul
jjcordier (75086) 2014-01-29 22:15
Très jolie scène hivernale, bien composée et photographiée sous une très jolie lumière.
Kamilutka (8095) 2014-01-30 3:13
beautifully composed photo with plenty of space given to the sky which makes it lighter and more subtle. I like the little branch in the upper part of the photo to counterbalance the more busy lower part. Very good light management and nice delicate colors.
Thanks for sharing
npecanhuk (63470) 2014-01-31 16:44
Very beautiful and pleasant-looking picture!
Special regards to the chosen pov, composition and management of light!
TFS - congrats,
Enjoy your week-end,
gildasjan (41358) 2014-02-01 4:20
Une lumière parfaitement gérée permet de bien rendre la délicatesse des teintes de cette image de l'hiver.
Cricri (104293) 2014-02-03 9:25
Très jolie construction de cette image hivernale, très belle par le POV bas, la lumière et la présentation
elenimavrandoni (14241) 2014-02-07 11:55
Daniel, your work is simply fabulous!! those pastel colors and this amazing frozen look of this beautiful winterscape...
I truly admire your work and I compliment you for the presentation and the quality of image!!
all the very best!
claudeD (31703) 2014-02-08 9:11
very fine composition to show this this perfect winter impression. Very good sharpness and clarity.I like the picture very much. TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
fds (7760) 2014-02-15 23:36
dear Daniel very beautiful suggestions with great frozen and very beautiful composition with the little cabanne the tree and very nice sky
adores (35614) 2014-02-25 18:02
I always like these shots because we don't have so much snow here. I like the low pov and the composition with the top of the wooden house, the fence and the branches covered with snow. Good light also!