The legendary Sphinx of the Bucegi Mountains (2200 m altitude) is a rock shaped by wind and other natural phenomenon as man's head. It is considered to represent a spiritually powerful place and a symbol of the spirit of the Dacians, ancestors of the Romanian people.
The Bucegi Mountains (Romanian: Muntii Bucegi) are located in central Romania, south of the city Braşov. They are part of the Southern Carpathians group of the Carpathian Mountains. To the east, the Bucegi Mountains have a very steep slope towards the popular tourist destination Prahova Valley (Busteni and Sinaia). At a higher elevation is the Bucegi Plateau, where wind and rain have turned the rocks into spectacular figures such as the Sphinx and Babele.
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yquem46 (38750) 2013-07-23 11:47
Always impressed by the quality and the care given to your pictures
Excellent compo with the successive stones at the FG, great colors and color contrast
Nice blend of the blue sky with the orange brown rocks
Bravo, have a nice evening
dta (71373) 2013-07-23 12:22
Hello Monika ,
A fantastic rock that i discover today ! It realy looks like the "Sphynx" . hard to believe that it is a picture from Romania ...
The quality is perfect .
rbassin (19918) 2013-07-23 13:37
voici une très belle photo, les couleurs sont très belles, un paysage de roches animée par la présence agréable de visiteurs.
dkmurphys (52675) 2013-07-23 13:42
Amazing place, unique and picturesque. I like your POV and the quality of the image. Good work.
bartekp (4746) 2013-07-23 14:49
Bardzo dobry kadr, wspaniała kompozycja i kolory.
Zdjęcie ma swój urok.
jemaflor (89347) 2013-07-23 23:31
Strange landscape with this rock well presented, Good result with the stones in the FG and also these people to give a scale at the view.
HimalAnda (10293) 2013-07-23 23:35
Very nice picture, even if it would have been better without the guys standing on the rocks, but the light and the colros are beautiful, especially in the sky.
cornejo (35741) 2013-07-24 4:59
Hi Monika, nice picture of this interesting composition with the big rock, very well captured in this beautiful and interesting image with good quality. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good afternoon and happy week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
timecapturer (49288) 2013-07-24 6:37
a striking shot this! Full of glorious shapes and textures and captured so superbly. Light management is flawless here as is the clarity and detailing. A quality image and beautiful presentation. Love it!
Regards - Brian.
photoray (13650) 2013-07-31 15:09
Your view of Nature's Sphinx is captivating for the saturated colors and fine resolution. Time and erosion have created a masterpiece.
Geology is always intriguing to me, especially how similar our Earth is.
spigola (473) 2013-11-01 10:37
This is just a perfect photo in terms of quality, composition and inspiration!
Well-balanced, great depth, good contrast and saturation!
Not to mention the beauty of the Bucegi mountains which I am happy you have discovered and hopefully enjoyed!
All the best,
- Copyright: Monika Gobrys (m00n) (2259)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-09-12
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D80, Sigma 10-20mm f4-5.6 EX DC HSM, NEF ISO 250, Hoya Filter Polarisant
- Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-07-23 11:15