For getting from the Baksan River valley (more precisely, from Upper Baksan Village) to the Malka River valley, where warm Narzan sources are located, it is needed to mount two high saddles, Kirtikaush (3232 m) and another one (2889 m). This picture was taking from the first of them.
The flowers in the foreground is called as crocuses by the most of tourists and mountaineers, but as Paolo Luigi absolutely correctly noticed, they actually are gentianas. There are plenty of them at the altitudes more than 2500 m above sea level.
GPS coordinates: 43.39391 Lat, 42.631844 Long, 3232 m
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Hansaphotos (6967) 2010-09-03 12:10
Beautiful picture from this mountain landscape. The flowers in the foreground adds a lot of depth and brake up the barren landscape. Very nice indeed! TFS. Have a great WE.
Best regards, Erling
npecanhuk (67388) 2010-09-03 12:20
Wow... the ELBRUS! So nice to see it... I think I have never seen such a good picture of it (I have not seen many of it, anyways)!
Very beautiful picture with outstanding sharpness, exposure, pov, dof, colors, pp, contrasts, squarish format and composition!
TFS - congrats!
kordinator (19378) 2010-09-03 12:26
Beautiful landscape and mountainscape composition.
Beautiful natural environment.
Truly a beautiful motive and floral meadows and mountains covered with snow.
Photos of high quality.
This point goes into my favorites.
pajaran (53285) 2010-09-03 12:48
Prelepa priroda i trenutak ...
Lep pogled preko planinskog cveca na prelepu prirodu i vrhove u snegu i ledu, dobra kompozicija.
Dobar trenutak snimka, mnogo lepa fotografija.
Uzivanje je gledati lepotu prirode i uzivati, daje mir i odmor za oci.
Sve najbolje sa dobrim vikendom, zeli vam Paja.
The beautiful nature and the moment ...
Nice view over the beautiful mountain flowers nature and peaks in the snow and ice, good composition.
A good time recording, a lot of beautiful photos.
Enjoy the view and enjoy the beauty of nature, gives peace and rest for the eyes.
All the best with a good weekend, wish you Paja.
faletiz (10759) 2010-09-03 13:51
stunning mountain scenery enriched by a beautiful flowered foreground gives a touch of color to the picture. Beautiful composition with an excellent frame. Splendid natural colors and excellent sharpness. Congratulations, well done!
janusz2054 (2) 2010-09-03 16:19
Splendid mountain landscape with above on the tops.
Beautiful foreground with the blue flowers.
mafegan (8624) 2010-09-03 16:37
A beautiful mountain scene but the flowers in the foreground are a colourful and very pleasing contrast. Cheers, Marlene
geert1 (146) 2010-09-03 23:22
Dit is een hele mooie foto!
Mooie frisse kleuren van de bloemen op de voorgrond, in 1 woord: prachtig!
dta (68750) 2010-09-04 4:21
Hello Sergiy ,
Another gorgeous view of these splendid montains . of course , the wonderful flowery FG is very attractive .
dip (23640) 2010-09-04 11:39
what an impressive landscape!excellent point of view and framing,
the flowers in the foreground are really amazing and make the composition colorful,
very well done,
vasilpro (40997) 2010-09-04 14:11
Wonderful composition, beautiful atmosphere, lovely colors, excellent light management, very good POV, the blue little flowers in FG are very picturesque.
Have a nice weekend, Vasilis.
paololg (31448) 2010-09-04 15:06
Ciao dear Sergiy,
for the one that loves the mountain as me, it is really a pleasure to admire this photo with the typical landscape of the high quota. I am not a botanist but perhaps these are not crocuse but Gentiana. Anyway, are beautiful flowers, and you have captured them in perfect way! Bravo!
Ciao, have a nice Sunday!
siamesa (27749) 2010-09-04 15:26
Boa noite Sergiy
It's a marvelous vision! Lovely flowers spread beteen the stones.Fantastic vision of the mountains. Superb composition. TFS
mkamionka (31179) 2010-09-05 3:34
so this is the highest peak in Europe.
Very impressive view. I like very much the blue flowers in the foreground. Very good choice.
The composition is great too with the diagonal lines crossing each other,
very well done,
asajernigan (21360) 2010-09-05 5:51
This is a fantastic mountain landscape which you have captured beautifully. The flowers in the foreground add depth and provide contrast for the barren mountains. The lighting and colors are great and the photo has excellent sharpness.
shevchenko (18728) 2010-09-05 19:48
Good frame to the background mountain ranges with included foreground slope, lovely purple species on high sea level, attractive view in a sunny day, good lighting and exposure, distinct photo, good shoot.
photoray (12777) 2010-09-05 21:18
Like everyone else a fine pastorale scene in good depth of field from the wildflower foreground to the distant mountains.
mikolaj_kawa (0) 2010-09-06 0:59
Hello Sergiy! Amazing Elbrus. Wonderful mountains. Excellent landscape. Superb colours. Good POV, spectacular view. Original work. Well done!
John_F_Kennedy (43163) 2010-09-06 2:44
What an impressive mountain range. Its majestic and looks like a great place to climb.
rodgerg (55767) 2010-09-06 4:03
Excellent, very impressive nad very nice mountain's shot. The very well coloured FG and the composition in differents plans well delimited give a greta depht to the image. i like too the contrasts betewwen the flowers in the FG and the top coverd of snow in the BG.
serp2000 (40934) 2010-09-06 5:44
так и хочется спросить6 "куда, вас, сударь, к черту, занесло. Неужто вам покой не по карману?"
Великолепно. Сразу вспомнил альпийских стрелков из "Эдельвейс". Они тоже, наверное, восхищались)))
Отличная резкость на переднем плане. Про бэкграунд просто молчу.
mauarg (1758) 2010-09-06 7:31
Amazing landscape. I love the way you have captured the flowers in the FG with great depth. Beaultiful composition !
fritzi007 (6961) 2010-09-06 12:56
Beautiful scenery and colors!
I live in the Styrian Alps, I love this landscape.
paura (47166) 2010-09-06 15:40
Fine nature details here, shown in a nice photo composition taken from an excellent point of view. The blue flowers are the finest element.
jafadabret (56501) 2010-09-07 4:34
Ce premier plan de gentianes bleues est extraordinaire et fait beaucoup pour la beauté de la photo. J'aime le rendu des montagnes majestueuses.
siolaw (38290) 2010-09-07 22:37
That is a great POV! And you did good use of the colourful flowers to anchor the shot in the foreground, and majestic mountains in the back... Snow is a bit overexposed... difficult without UV filter!
Graal (98628) 2010-09-07 23:43
very nice mountain landscape. Good composition, I like the flowers on FG. Good shot and well done photo.
Have a nice day.
JCG (35129) 2010-09-08 9:04
This flowered foreground gives much charm and of freshness to this superb landscape of mountain. I imagine that the fresh air of these areas must be very appreciated as much as the sight. A beautiful photograph with good quality of the image as well in the colors as in the management of the strong lights, thank you Sergiy.
With all my friendships and a very good evening,
axiotea (21649) 2010-09-09 0:42
The blue flowers made for a good starting point adding also a nice colour touch... it s great to include such foreground giving lot's of depth. Gorgeous mountains displayed in a pleasant light.
Have a nice day
Waylim (25366) 2010-09-09 18:03
Wow, this one is just pure beautiful with the majestic mountain and the little star like purple flower in bloom adds much cheerfulness and colors to the already beautiful landscape. lovely composition and technically good photo.
UkeTex (268) 2010-09-14 7:22
A great balance between the FG and BG. Very well done!
Atousa (7131) 2010-10-07 9:23
A beautiful refreshing shot with great use of the little flowers in the FG n in good contrast with the magnificent mounts in the BG.. very nice color combination n a pleasant photo for sure.. tfs
All the best, Atousa
jmdias (56955) 2010-11-02 2:15
amazing view. The famous mountain is very nice shown here, with the valley around and these beautiful flowers in the foreground. perfect light and details. we can feel the power of nature here. TFS.
ines8 (6098) 2011-01-17 13:18
Marvelous picture, dear Sergiy, all are wonderful: the landscape, the flowers, colors, clarity, composition...
kennyblack (4207) 2012-01-06 14:40
Hi Sergiy, fantastic mountains view with a spectacular colors in a perfect POV. Great job, thank you for the post.
Greetings, have a nice evening .. Marino
- Copyright: Sergiy Lushpenko (s_lush) (16134)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-07-10
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: SONY DSC-W200
- Exposure: f/11, 1/200 seconds
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- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Western Part of Caucasus Mountains
- Date Submitted: 2010-09-03 12:04
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