This very popular tourist destination is known as White Rock (Ukrainian: Bila Skelya, Russian: Belaya Skala, Crimean Tatar: Aq Qaya). It is located several kilometers northward of Bilohirsk near the village with the same name as this natural monument itself, along the opposite bank of the Biyuk Karasu (or Bolshaya Karasyovka) river. Its altitude is 325 m. The top-bottom level difference of the rock is 100 m.
Due to its unusual appearance the White Rock was a background for shooting such movies about Wild West as “The Headless Horseman” (according to the same named novel by Mayne Reid), “The Red Chief” (according to the story "The Ransom of Red Chief" by O. Henry), as well as many other films with exotic scenes of action.
GPS coordinates: 45.09417 Lat, 34.62500 Long, 150 m
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alin-m (3716) 2009-12-03 9:10
Interesting immage with good colours.
This cows are funny and rocks in back are wonderfull.
dta (65730) 2009-12-03 9:22
Hello Sergiy ,
This white rocky formation is really remarkable . You have included it in a fine composition , with the lovely red cows , that provide a superb contrast .
Thanks for the share .
zoomer (6) 2009-12-03 10:41
This is a landscape out of the ordinary.Those vivid cows give the scene a nice perspective.Well done Wolf.
JCG (35129) 2009-12-03 10:45
European foreground and this background make think of an American West landscape !!! Very astonishing and impressive this geological formation. A beautiful discovery, I like much this photograph with this cow which looks you with funny glance. Beautiful composition, thank you Sergiy.
With all my friendships and a very good evening,
belido (19934) 2009-12-03 14:15
what an exquisite landscape. I'm amazed by the rock formation in the background. The cows are such nice additions to the composition. Very well done!
saxo042 (37268) 2009-12-03 16:37
This is definitely a very special and interesting geological formation! The addition of the cows make this picture even better. I like the sharpness and the good colours here too!
John_F_Kennedy (42062) 2009-12-03 23:26
Nice moment with the cow. Excellent white colours o the rocks in the BD, exposure and very well composed. Well done.
jafadabret (56501) 2009-12-03 23:44
Je crois bien que ces vaches ne réalisent pas la beauté du décor de leur vie quotidienne ! Quel décor ! J'aime beaucoup cette White Rock qui semble une vague sortie de terre ŕ l'assaut du ciel.
mkamionka (30220) 2009-12-04 3:21
it really looks very exotic. I did not expect anything like that in Ukraine or in the whole Europe. Is it only this one rock or there are more similar ones around?
The colors are fantastic as is the whole composition.
The cows add a lot of charm and color to the view.
Great work, very interesting,
pajaran (51272) 2009-12-04 4:09
Dobar dan iz Cuprije, Srbije gde je poceo lep suncan dan.
Planina koja plasi izgledom i smirenost koju daju krave. Dobra fotografija, kompozicija i boje, pravi trenutak snimka, svidja mi se.
Imajte uspesan i lep dan, Paja.
siamesa (27739) 2009-12-04 4:41
What an interesting composition! Strange and beautiful rock and a lovely cows. Perfect capture.
BeBeHooker (0) 2009-12-04 5:24
Amazing cows, wonderful White Rock, excellent landscape. Nice light and colors. Superb image.
dip (23594) 2009-12-04 10:31
impressive view of the white rock in the background,
good choice to include the cows in the foreground as well,
JanD (0) 2009-12-04 13:36
Very nice scene. Amazing nature. Very fine cows. Wonderful mount. Beautiful colors.
Graal (96799) 2009-12-05 0:18
unusual place. Fine composition with the cows on FG. Good informations in note. Well presentation. I like it.
npecanhuk (64290) 2009-12-05 0:53
The landscape is different and beautiful!
Your photo is very nice and pleasant because of its very good sharpness, exposure, pov, dof, colors and specially its composition with those cows in the right fg!
TFS - congratulations!
Have a very good week-end!
fritzi007 (4537) 2009-12-05 5:29
beautiful landscape, I am not surprised that it is a tourist attraction, would also be happy there.
In cattle, impressed me their kindness!
pablominto (53744) 2009-12-05 23:56
This is an amazing geological structure indeed!
At first glance it may be confused with a castle or fortress, but of course the size alone excludes that...
And the two cows adds life and colour contrast, very successful..!
UlfE (14641) 2009-12-06 7:43
A wonderful scene with the unusual mountain and the cow and calf in the foreground. The lighting is also very good. Bright and very pleasant. TFS and have a nice Sunday!
rodgerg (55767) 2009-12-07 3:26
Very nice composition with a good balalnce in the composition and an excellent depht. The two cows are very well locatd in the image. I like too your title with the analogy betwen the colors of the rocks and of the cows.
Have a nice week,
Ola_Kwiatek (0) 2009-12-07 5:27
Nice picture. Very interesting landscape. Wonderful and cosmic white rock. Wonderful cows. Good point of view and very funny composition.
skippy007 (12510) 2009-12-08 14:29
Hello Sergiy, Unusual "Rock" from this foto it looks very much like it could be some type of ancient architecture, the cows an excellent inclusion in the FG creating depth & interest as well as adding life to this rural scene, Lovely blend between sky & rock, good colour & excellent detail.
gervaso (10079) 2009-12-11 8:17
The colors of the cows make them stand out in this wonderful landscape with these great mountains as background! Wonderful composition! Very well done!
sacavem (18610) 2009-12-11 14:48
Very beautiful this one.It is a good capture of an interesting and beautiful place.
shevchenko (19271) 2009-12-13 18:27
Beautiful landscape, we always see photos of cliffs posting on TE, but rarely to see a Whitish cliff like this, good pov with including herds, lovely relaxing environment, it is really an attractive tourism location, thanks for sharing.
jmdias (54561) 2009-12-16 15:29
I never had seen cows in chains like this one, caught by rope are something usual here when the farmer has a bad pasture and try to feed his animals using the savage grass near the public highways.
fabulous mountains, they look like a giant wall of a castle, nice framing with the animals. beautiful and well done
fabianoleite (9373) 2009-12-17 3:27
Superb balance. I like the position of the two cows, very well chosen. Their color, along with the green grass, contrasts well with the white mountain. Congratulations!
Abyta (191) 2009-12-17 23:07
Прекрасное фото Белой Скалы (а сколько фильмов здесь снято)... Отличная композиция, хорошие цвета.
macjake (55562) 2009-12-21 6:20
love the simplicity and comical nature of the title!
the cow seems to be looking at you and thinking...what the heck?
lovely large background subject, in such contrast the the flat foreground.
janusz2054 (2) 2009-12-21 12:24
Very interesting composition with lovely cows.
daddo (23823) 2009-12-30 4:15
Zdravo Sergiy. What an amazing formation. Your POV has revealed the rock's beauty and immense size.Nice cows whose reddish brown colour makes a nice contrast. A happy and healthy 2010 to you and family. Sretna Nova Godina. Klaudio.
maloutim (9635) 2010-01-27 12:22
This is quite an incredible landscape! If it wasn't for the cows, one would think it's another planet!
Very good composition!
The soil looks poor though, and the cows not very fat!
Thanks for sharing this interesting picture!
Omorika (538) 2010-02-16 11:58
I am learning a lot about Ukraine from your photos, I didn't know there is anything like this at Krym! This is a spectacular rock formation, and you have used these cows in the field well, to show the scale and the size of the cliff and to add some colour contrast to the photo. Well done.
I am glad you liked my bike photo, thanks a lot!
sacimar (25975) 2010-05-25 10:12
good image, I like the cows in this beautiful place, the rock in the back is impressive, the cow looks like modeling.. well done,
kordinator (16415) 2010-05-31 3:44
In anticipation of new photos.
Amazing landscape with beautiful colours.
This cows are funny and rocks in back are wonderfull.
Nature is so beautiful.
Dresses are also magnificent.
Not in vain this very popular tourist destination.
UkeTex (268) 2010-08-27 9:41
Great colors and composition.
But the cows steal the show!
yeln (11504) 2010-10-31 11:25
veliko je krajev po svetu, ki jih hvala bogu vidimo na TE. vesel sem, da je tako in tudi ta fotografija nam prikazuje zelo zanimivo hribovje. nenavadne barve, ki jih še nisem videl. bravo Sergiy!!! zelo lepo delo!!
TFS! lep večer, vojko
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2011-05-27 9:44
Lovely shot with the white rock hill in the back. Nice capture of this cow looking at your camera.Lovely sky. Nice sharp image.
holmertz (40085) 2011-09-04 6:36
This is a brilliant composition with an almost magic atmosphere. The two cows, the strange mountains and the mysterious blue tone of the picture make an outstanding combination.
serp2000 (39578) 2012-02-06 20:45
Привет, Сергей, странно, как я пропустил такую интересную композицию. Фантастический задник. Горная стена выглядит как крепость. Ну, а коровы, очень яркие пятна, добавляющие жизнь в этот, почти инопланетный ландшафт.
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- Copyright: Sergiy Lushpenko (s_lush) (16134)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-07-31
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: SONY DSC-W200
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds
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- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Tavrica - from Kherson to Kerch
- Date Submitted: 2009-12-03 9:01
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