I took this picture last summer in a very picturesque place called "Lacul Rosu". Both the lake and the resort bear the same name. The mountain in the background is called "Suhardul Mic" and is about 1362 m high. I liked the way it reflected in the water surface. Below you can find some informations about the place. I hope you like it!
The Lacu Rosu resort
There are very few examples of how natural disasters, instead of leaving destruction and casualties behind, have as a result changes capable of embellishing the geography of a place. It is from such an example of exception that the Lacu Rosu resort came into being.
Its formation took place in one single day in July 1837, after a series of storms and heavy rains. A rock from the Ucigasu mountain got loose and fell, blocking the Licas, Oii and Rosu brooks. The spruce stumps still rising from the lake stand witness to those events. The name of Lacu Rosu ( the Red Lake ) comes from the purple reflection on the water surface of Suhardul Mic, which is 369 meters above the water, and the presence of reddish alluvions carried along especially by the Rosu brook and the reddish limes around it. It was the shepherds who came up with this name.
Legend has it that a beautiful young maid was kidnapped by a rascal and taken into a cave in the Suhard mountain. The maid, with her tears, was able to persuade the mountain to avenge her. She made the mountain throw its rocks upon the ill - doer rascal and kill him. In the month of July a piece of rock fell from the mountain and it killed both the rascal, the maid and a shepherd with his flock. The name of the lake comes from the water reddened by their blood.
It was only in 1857, after 20 years had passed from the event, that 3 tourists from Gheorgheni stopped at the banks of the lake. Amazed and fascinated by the wild landscape and beauty of the lake they said that they had discovered there a corner of heaven. From then on, many tourists have trodden the paths of this region, being attracted by the natural beauty of the place and the richness of its flora and fauna.
The first chalet of the resort was built in 1925.
In 1910 there began the building of the road from Gheorgheni to Lacu Rosu, which was finished up to the place called Gatul Iadului ( Hell's Throat ). It was only in 1937 that the road connecting Moldavia to Transylvania could be finished.
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Sanderson-Brown (6) 2007-11-21 5:27
Lovely scenery. Would love to be rowing around in a lake like that today! Lovely relflections, well done for not letting the boat get in the way of the reflection.
Thanks for sharing
Norte (531) 2007-11-21 5:51
A really nice picture.
Good color, sharpness, composition.
The rowing boat in lower right corner is very important as and eyecatcher and creating balance towards the mountain in the upper left.
Without it the picture had lost some interest.
You probably used a tripod on this one?
sanita (81) 2007-11-21 6:03
It is very beautiful, it really looks likes you on a mirror thank you for sharing this picture, and the informative note
mehmetemin (7231) 2007-11-21 6:13
Fascinating landscape. I really like the contrast of colours and the clouds on the sky.
Thanks for sharing,
medio (466) 2007-11-21 6:22
Una gran toma, excelente encuadre y gran enfoque con unos colores muy bonitos, que lugar tan bonito verdad?
has hecho una foto de postal!!!!
horatiuTT (4570) 2007-11-21 7:53
Minunata imagine de foarte buna calitate.
Culorile sunt foarte vii si lumina excelenta.
Frumos si locul.Nota este mai mult decat satisfacatoare.
teutza (10590) 2007-11-21 8:04
cred k asta este una dintre cele mai frumoase imagini din zona aia:)
nicol_g (859) 2007-11-21 13:04
Minunata simetria imaginii, Eduard, frumos compus!
Ce sansa - o barca (tot) albastra; putine culori intr-o combinatie superba.
Tibo (1906) 2007-11-21 15:48
Wow!!! Wonderful shot!!! seems like we are in... canada or somewhere around the bristish islands! great colours and composition!! Bravo!Tibo
asajernigan (21427) 2007-11-21 18:51
Great shot with outstanding composition! The reflection adds nice depth and balance to the shot. The lighting and colors are fine with excellent sharpness and DOF. The boat adds nice life and motion to the photo.
Iuli (838) 2007-11-21 21:15
Lovely shot, Eduard! Beautiful composition and I love the colors. I guess not only the Rockies can show up like this in photos. Glad to see our mountains look as nice as any other mountain.
beyaz_toprak (355) 2007-11-21 23:26
Takvim yapragi kadar guzel bir kare.. renkler yansima.. ve netlik.. ellerinize saglik selamlar,
jwmunro (286) 2007-11-22 9:01
Hello Eduard -
It seems like your work with animation has helped you develop some nice photographic skills. This is an excellent composition with a colorful FG interest, nice reflections, and very beautiful scene. Your placement of the FG boat is almost perfectly placed and adds a bit of life to the image. Your exposure, DOF, and sharpness are where they belong. My only comment is that the clouds are just a touched OE'd and have lost their definition. Anyway, well done!
Thank you for sharing.
anes_lc (14968) 2007-11-23 4:01
ce ma bucur sa vad poze deosebite din romania :) superb peisaj de o calitate superioara
ne vedem la moeciu?
o seara frumoasa
Luciano75 (0) 2007-11-25 10:41
Pe buna dreptate cea mai reprezentativa fotografie a Lacului Rosu.Compozitie si calitate excelenta.
O saptamana usoara,
ALIRIZA (16423) 2007-12-10 3:07
Marvelous scene, beautiful composition and I love the colours and the reflection a lot. Well done my friend...
All the best...
Bruno40 (6658) 2007-12-14 6:26
This one, before seeing the country, made me think that it was another photo of Yosemite Park in the US. There is a rock called El Capitan which is very similar.
This photo is fantastic, a beautiful postcard.
Niebaotan (300) 2008-01-15 4:19
Wonderful shot. Amazing colors and nice reflections in the water. Certainly a place I wish to visit some day.
alainh (33205) 2008-01-21 0:40
a true pleasure to visit your gallery. Splendid Roumania !
a quit and beautiful place.
My best wishes for you, your friends and family Eduard
danos (103212) 2008-03-04 8:08
a very nice and calmly environment of this side of the river with this superb depth of field.The reflections on the river are extraordinary and the solidarity boat with the two men and the crowd of the birds make the scene memorable.I like this picturesque resort.Informative your note too.
- Copyright: Eduard Baak (snowfalken) (1116)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-07-12
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS30D, Canon EF 17-40mm f/4 L USM
- Exposure: f/11, 1/50 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2007-11-21 5:23
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