This image was taken from Poenari fortress.
The Transfăgărășan (trans (over, across) + Făgăraș) or DN7C is the second-highest paved road in Romania, and considered by some to be the most dramatic. Built as a strategic military route, the 90 km of twists and turns run north to south across the tallest sections of the Southern Carpathians, between the highest peak in the country, Moldoveanu, and the second highest, Negoiu. The road connects the historic regions of Transylvania and Wallachia, and the cities of Sibiu and Pitești.
The road was constructed between 1970 and 1974, during the rule of Nicolae Ceaușescu. It came as a response to the 1968 invasion of Czechoslovakia by the Soviet Union. Ceaușescu wanted to ensure quick military access across the mountains in the event the Soviets attempted a similar move into Romania. Consequently, the road was built mainly with military forces, at a high cost both financially and from a human standpoint—roughly 6 million kilograms of dynamite were used on the northern face, and the official records mention that about 40 soldiers lost their lives in building accidents.
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dta (66620) 2014-04-24 3:41
Hello DAniel ,
A beautiful mountain landscape . The bridge and the road provide interesting focal elements .
snunney (83801) 2014-04-24 3:52
An interesting and poignant story to accompany this fine composition. The image is well composed and has excellent depth. I like the lighting and the many shades of green to be observed in the lush vegetation.
Sergiom (60106) 2014-04-24 5:17
Un point de vue parfait sur la vallée en contrebas, mais une belle lumière qui entre profondément dans le fond de la vallée. Un cadrage vertical qui donne beaucoup de profondeur à la composition.
siudzi (33609) 2014-04-24 12:25
Wow! What a stunning place you have visited! It looks extremely unique and I am sure you had a lot of fun for admiring the landscapes:) very well seen and photographed. TFS!
npecanhuk (65530) 2014-04-24 19:16
Very beautiful and attractive picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, vertical format, dof, pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
jjcordier (76364) 2014-04-24 22:58
Une route spectaculaire dans cet endroit superbe. La note explicative est très intéressante.
adidas5nb (5399) 2014-04-24 23:03
what a pure and beautiful place this is.i really love the vantage point that u got.like the frame division and the light.
timecapturer (48778) 2014-04-25 5:35
Spectacular scenery here, the road looks wonderful snaking through this idyllically beautiful scenery. Awesome!
Have a good weekend - B.
Cricri (106327) 2014-04-25 10:40
Un très joli paysage de montagnes vertes, la route qui en serpente,; bonne profondeur et format verticale, belle lumière et couleurs
jhm (139236) 2014-04-28 4:43
A wonderful picture seen out a high point, with the valley and a part of the bridge in background.
This everything between a excellent green area
Lovely composition, nice depth and perspective.
Very well seen, TFS.
Have a nice day,
fds (8284) 2014-04-28 7:31
dear Daniel i licke very much this very beautiful image with this all green forest and little river between
under the great and suggestive sky
cornejo (31528) 2014-04-28 8:28
Hi Daniel, lovely view of this beautiful valley, perfectly captured by a great pov in this great and beautiful photography. Wonderful image of a charming place with good sharpness, depth, pretty light, color and quality. A great job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good evening and happy start to the week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
elenimavrandoni (14249) 2014-04-29 20:32
Daniel, you found your way through the natural beauty of this magnificent place and you took the most impressive picture! great presentation, compliments!!
mkamionka (30618) 2014-05-02 7:07
very impressive location of the road. Great POV to present it. I like the well saturated natural colors. The image has a three dimensional feeling. Clouds are partially burned out but the final effect is stunning.
Have a great weekend,
jemaflor (84733) 2014-05-02 9:43
impressive pov on the valley, well taken and presented, light and colors are perfect like the sharpness, tfs.
Didi (56905) 2014-05-11 1:36
Awesome view from a dominant position
Nice deep composition
PiotrF (8702) 2014-05-11 12:12
Interesting and unique place, very well composed and captured this beautiful image. Nice mountain landscape
serp2000 (40026) 2014-05-16 7:30
I do remember the first your photo from this famous road. But this vertical composition is great! Perfect DoF, fine details of the landscape. This is one of the most interesting your last posts on the TE!