After mounting the Ibchik Pass (2542 m above sea level) we had to cross the Daut River and ascend to the even higher mountain saddle Ebchik (3017.2 m). The tourist in the picture is pointing to the direction where we should go. He is in such a pose as if he is reciting “The Caucasus” poem written by Alexander Pushkin:
Кавказ подо мною. Один в вышине
Стою над снегами у края стремнины;
Орел, с отдаленной поднявшись вершины,
Парит неподвижно со мной наравне.
Отселе я вижу потоков рожденье
И первое грозных обвалов движенье.
The same in English:
Below me the silver-capped Caucasus lies…
A stream at my feet rushes, foaming and roaring.
I watch a lone eagle, o’er the peaks calmly soaring
Drift near as he motionless circles the skies.
Here rivers are born that tear mountain asunder
And landslides begin with a crash as of thunder.
You can read the entire poem in Russian and English
GPS coordinates: 43.46269 Lat, 42.01471 Long, 2221 m
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ciakgiak (30331) 2010-12-06 14:58
magnifico scenario, un paesaggio incantevole con colori molto naturali, in cui la presenza umana aggiunge un grande dinamismo.
La qualità dello scatto è eccellente.
Un caro saluto
Sonata11 (28375) 2010-12-06 18:02
another beautiful picture of mountains. Amazing view. This guys are tired of hiking, looks like is time for resting. I love this composition, framed,colours of light, sharpness. Always your pictures are great and beautiful. Super shot!!!
macondo (17949) 2010-12-06 19:36
Splendid landscape photo complete with cyclists in a spontaneous pose. The view is breathtaking - I especially like that very thin trail made by the waterfall. Great feeling of space and distance, and excellent exposure of the light and clouds' shadows. I like your note and the poem very much too. Thanks for the map reference.
pajaran (36270) 2010-12-06 22:14
Odlican tekst ...
Prelepa pridoda i veciti pesnik Puskin.
Kavkaz sa ljudima koji dugo zive u lepoj prirodi koja im je dala zdravlje, lep pogled i dobra kompozicija.
Dobra trenutak i ostrina snimka, lepa fotografija.
Dobar prikaz uglom snimka i lepim bojama.
Lepo secanje na biciklisticku turneju i proslo leto.
Prijatan dan. Paja.
Excellent text ...
Attach a beautiful and eternal poet Pushkin.
Caucasus and the people who live in a nice long nature that gave them health, great view and good composition.
Good timing and sharpness clip, beautiful photos.
A good view angle image and beautiful colors.
Nice memory of a cycling tour and last summer.
danos (74056) 2010-12-07 0:30
Good morning Sergiy,
spectacular the scene with the tourists-trekkers to look so tiny in front of these Mts.I like the existence of the river that coming out from the Mt.,as the impressive sensation that created from this beauty of Nature.
Have a good day,Danos
ines8 (5838) 2010-12-07 0:43
Splendid view, beautiful composition, mountains are so beautiful! I like the poem too.
siamesa (27449) 2010-12-07 0:59
Bom dia Sergiy
This landscape is splendid. One of the most beautiful places in the world, indeed. I really admire the cyclists in this adventure.
dta (51480) 2010-12-07 1:31
Hello Sergiy ,
What a pleasure to have a rest in such a beautiful landscape ! I like especially the game of shades on the mountains in the BG , and the superb diagonal of dark pine trees .
Urs (11850) 2010-12-07 5:12
What a vista! Sitting there in the grass and watching over the deep valley that must be a great experience. However the weather was not so nice, it looks like that it would rain rather sooner then later. Nice vibrant color hues and fine sharpness. Well done.
adramad (27556) 2010-12-07 9:22
Magnificent scenery that we offer with these high peaks, whose value and good physical preparation yours to meet these routes with the bike, so alone now enjoy the beauty of nature must be a feeling that it is worth.
Good contrast in brightness between the foreground and the projection of the shadows of the clouds effect.
Rich and varied such beautiful shades of green. Well done.
rodgerg (55767) 2010-12-07 10:45
Very nice moutain's shot with a superb green color ( I like especially the tender green in the FG). Plesanat play of shade to the mountains in the BG. Interesting element of human life with the trekkers. The small way on the left invite to discovery the place.
Have a nice evening,
dip (21921) 2010-12-07 14:13
wonderful landscape shot,impressive view!excellent POV and DOF,
nice poem,suitable with the image,
saxo042 (31802) 2010-12-07 14:31
This magnificient landscape doesn´t cease to fascinate me! Another marvellous photo, with sharpness and colours above average! Your bicycle friends seem to have found the perfect place for a rest.
jlbrthnn (79773) 2010-12-08 2:21
I am envious to see this splendid landscape and these happy hikers. The photograph is remarkably made up. The few bright colors make the photograph very pleasant to look at. Cheer.
Have a nice day
JCG (35129) 2010-12-08 2:44
Which contrast between the weather of this photograph and the weather which I have today on Versailles !!! Still pleasant and splendid sight on these mountainous landscapes that you shares with us since several days. I like much the effect of relief with the background accentuated by the good estival light. Thank you Sergiy for this good bowl for air.
With all my friendships and an excellent day,
fritzi007 (7580) 2011-01-04 3:43
Sehr gutes Foto von warmen Jahreszeiten, und guter Kommentar!
- Copyright: Sergiy Lushpenko (s_lush) (15592)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-07-14
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: SONY DSC-W200
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Western Part of Caucasus Mountains
- Date Submitted: 2010-12-06 14:33