This road (Antratsyt – Dyakovo – Rostov-on-Don) was formerly a part of the main thruways connecting central regions of Russia and its southern lands. But when the railways and highways (Moskow – Kharkiv – Rostov-on-Don and Moskow – Voronezh – Rostov-on-Don) had been built it became a much less important way. Although the road connects Ukraine and Russia, now it is considered as a local road being mostly unpaved. In Rostov Oblast it runs via three rural districts not coming into its capitals. The picture was taken in Rodionovo-Nesvetayskiy district, around 45 km from Rostov.
On the skyline you can see one of very many shelterbelts planted since 1948 across the steppes of southern USSR according to Stalin’s "Great Plan for Transformation of Nature". A shelterbelt or ‘lesopolosa’ (‘forest strip’) in Russian is the best place for overnight rest during a bike travel.
GPS coordinates: 47.57444 Lat, 39.31080 Long, 99 m
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serp2000 (35914) 2010-10-07 23:34
Я думаю, это одна из лучших работ, что я видел здесь сегодня, Сергей.
Очень интересная композиция. Спасибо за эстетическое удовольствие.
emka (68834) 2010-10-07 23:36
Good roas for cycling. Straight, no traffic, endless fields on both side. Pleasant composition.
kordinator (14829) 2010-10-08 0:38
This image is wonderful.
This resembles the way between my village and the city of my birth.
Impress me so similar.
Fine natural colors, great light.
Perfect depth of field photography.
Excellent composition and presentation.
Regards my friend
rodgerg (55767) 2010-10-08 1:55
A POV very well selcetd for this beautiful rural shot. The way give a vrey greta propsect effact and invite to discovery. Details and colors of the filed very well collected too.
Have a nice WE,
pajaran (45627) 2010-10-08 4:42
Mnogo lepo mesto i pogled na put, psenicu, Staljinovo drvece i plavo nebo sa lepim oblacima, dobra kompozicija.
Dobar tekst, trenutak snimka i perspektiva, lepe boje i fotografija, moje cestitke na dobrom radu.
Prijatan dan sa lepim vremenom, imajte lep vikend, pozdrav Paja.
Very nice place and look at the time, wheat, Stalin trees and blue sky with beautiful clouds, good composition.
Good text, instant recording and perspective, beautiful colors and photos, my congratulations on the good work.
Nice day with beautiful weather, keep a nice weekend, regards Paja.
yeln (11504) 2010-10-08 7:33
pšenica je dozorela in prišel je čas za žetev. pridelek je že pod streho. lep pogled na obsežno polje pšenice ob cesti. dobrr POV in DOF!
lep dan, vojko
jafadabret (56497) 2010-10-08 9:42
J'aime cette composition si évidente et si équilibrée. La perspective de la route, le champ de blé à droite, les arbres et le ciel font un ensemble très agréable.
pablominto (53744) 2010-10-08 22:58
A simple composition with strong lines!
The colours of the season are well reproduced, the ripe grain along the road is very catchy...
A good division land/sky, and a strong feeling of depth!
Ricx (13489) 2010-10-09 1:38
Hi Sergiy- such a simple picture telling a story-. I like your POV on the wheat.. and good depth. TFS Rich
npecanhuk (59098) 2010-10-09 4:13
A simple, but lovely and beautiful composition with rural elements and that road!
Sharpness, exposure, pov, dof, colors, pp, contrasts and horizontal format are all excellent here too!
TFS - congrats,
ciakgiak (30403) 2010-10-09 6:30
un'immagine semplice, composta da pochi elementi, ma che grazie ad un POV perfetto e ad un'attenta costruzione della scena diventa molto attraente.
Splendido il campo di grano sulla destra e la strada che corre all'infinito infilandosi tra i due alberi. Molto belli i colori e la luce.
Un caro saluto.
saxo042 (35900) 2010-10-09 10:28
This is indeed quite a simple view, but nonetheless very beautiful. The picture is clearly separated by the differently coloured parts; yellow field, grey road, green field and blue sky. A very pleasant capture and a fine note too!
danos (80977) 2010-10-11 4:36
nice the perspective of the road as creates depth in the scene.I like the great contrast of the colours as the brilliant light of the scene.Well done.
Have a good week,Danos
JCG (35129) 2010-10-12 1:56
For a few days we have had a beautiful sun on Versailles, as on this photograph, but, certainly, not the same temperatures !!! The cold arrives… Beautiful catch of sight on this estival road, I appreciate your framing on the landscape which has much dynamics, one would believe myself on the bicycle… The natural colors are very pleasant and the light well managed. The surrounding countryside is superb. Thank you Sergiy.
With all my friendships and a very good day,
siamesa (27701) 2010-10-13 13:41
Boa tarde Sergiy
The different colors beside the road are beautifuls because the contrast between them. I always like photos of roads like this. The trees added a nice effect in the composition.
Waylim (24570) 2010-10-13 21:36
Really great clarity in this shot, love the golden field with some green still. Great use of the road as a lead in. Beautiful colors on the sky, nice texture on the trees and the field of green and gold on two sides of the street.
iainsp (2626) 2010-10-14 9:55
I must confess, if I was cycling, I might prefer this road to the one I commented on yesterday: now walking, that would be a different story. Lovely use of thirds from left to right - the green, grey then yellow. The trees framing the road give the shot a clear point for the eye to focus on. Interesting ntoe, with the mention of the shelter-belts. Thanks and regards, Iain.
macjake (49438) 2010-10-22 10:28
this is very similar to the photos that JHM take.
love the long leading lines, which are even more striking because of their contrasting colours.
quillo (11850) 2010-11-05 12:38
Hola amigo Sergiy:
Bonito contraste de colores ...
verde, amarillo, azul ...
la profundidad de la carretera
y el buen gusto del autor,
Atousa (7123) 2010-11-09 7:43
I really like this serene n fine shot.. the colors, lines n composition are great.. beautifully captured.. tfs
All the best, Atousa
jmdias (50405) 2010-11-16 15:23
very nice view, the slices of road, plantations and the nice position of the trees against the sky created an wonderful image.nice light, framing, colors and sharpenss. well done. TFS
kiasari (62) 2011-01-05 8:54
The road saparates old friends. A fantastic photo with a well managed framing and superb colors. You chose a good POV to take this shot. TFS.
ingvar (2086) 2011-02-19 15:48
Первое впечатление, пока фото еще не открыта, что справа работа Шишкина...Помнишь поля его, представленные как в Третьяковке, так и в Киеве есть несколько его работ, такого плана...
Еще может представлять инь и ян в такой вот, увиденной тобой, простой, но в тоже время и оригинальной форме!
adramad (33662) 2011-04-03 12:27
Fantastic depth of field of this composition, the road leads the eye to a distant point in the distance, those big trees on both sides give a good point in the image, also is a nice contrast of green crops on the side of the road and the golden field of grain on the other side.
A beautiful day, with well-regulated high brightness and great color.
Happy start of the week.
lakshmip1949 (19110) 2011-04-25 3:08
I like these kind of deserted roads with the fieldson both the sides. The image has great depth. The road looks so clean and the fields look endless as if touching the horizon. Great colors and nice sharp image.
nikkitta (11230) 2011-05-17 19:55
My first view of a landscape from you, great POV that goes and goes
Great composition with a symmetric capture of the trees along the route, a good one for a bike?
Note: First time I read about your travels by bike, real ones, hundred of km and also time for photos, quite impressed
fritzi007 (902) 2011-11-29 13:46
wennich dein Foto sehe, muss ich sagen: Europa endlos!
Wirklich sehr gut gemacht, gratuliere!
- Copyright: Sergiy Lushpenko (s_lush) (16130)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-07-01
- Categories: Nature, Transportation
- Camera: SONY DSC-W200
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/640 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: From North-East Ukraine to Caucasus
- Date Submitted: 2010-10-07 23:29