The Heart of Svanetia

Sun set red clouds show over Heart of Svanetia mountains, Central Caucasus.
Left to right - Chatyn peak, Ushba, Schurovskogo peak, Shkhelda. A
view from Volnaya Ispania (Free Spain) summit.


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p-mike - Dec 6, 2010 6:38 am - Voted 10/10


Wonderful photo, thanks!
Ciao Paolo


VladimirKopylov - Dec 6, 2010 7:00 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Wow!

Grazie Mille...


SoCalHiker - Dec 6, 2010 11:09 am - Voted 10/10

Fantastic Photo

Great shot in all aspects. Thanks for posting. Cheers.


anita - Dec 6, 2010 11:18 am - Voted 10/10




IgorPazinich - Dec 6, 2010 11:28 am - Voted 10/10


Is that a tent to the right?


VladimirKopylov - Dec 6, 2010 1:02 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Gorgeous!!!

Yes, there is a tent, lighting on the right dowm


Marcsoltan - Dec 6, 2010 4:04 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Gorgeous!!!

This is an incredible photo.
I am, however, confused by the speck of light on the right. If it's a tent, then it must be an awfully large tent compared to the size of the mountain it's perched on. It is also so bright that it makes a reflection against the dark rock face behind it. If you click on the photo and view it in the large format you will see what I'm talking about. How large is the tent? And, how big is the spire the tent is pitched on? Thank you in advance.

chugach mtn boy

chugach mtn boy - Dec 7, 2010 1:05 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Tent

A very interesting tent when viewed in large format. Maybe a UFO? Or a spot where the image used for the sky got mis... oh, never mind ;)


VladimirKopylov - Dec 7, 2010 2:11 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Gorgeous!!!

The size and the scale in Mountains - are very tricky. Tent stands
at the place not far away, but about the light - you are absolutely right. It's a
day light time and night colors are impossible... I would say, that this is a light in
my mind, a kind of a post story... A kind of emotion...
The answer to the question - What was after this fantastic sun set? And the story was - we climbed the
summit of Free Spain specially to make nice sun-set photo on
Ushba Grandeur and its surrounding. I made a lot of sets and we were
almost ready to drop down by the Dulfers rope. But I was waiting and
waiting for more colors, and my friend told me, that we miss the
light, could not get the tent in time and spent night in cold
tent-less style... I asked him to wait more and more... Then finally
it was the picture, you see on my photo. I made it and we started make
a descent... And then "suddenly" night come. There were some very
dangerous stone-fall I almost meet with my brain-no head. With some
problems we descent to snow saddle already in the night, but could not
move to the tent along a cornice crest. And all the cold night with
time-by-time snow and rain, I saw our warm lighting tent with our
friends, as a dream about Civilization. I made a few photos of this
lighting tent... And place this light on original photo...
So this is a story... You see, how many words... Usually I do not like
to say so much, but prefer to place on the photo some back ground
details to tell people some story, not in words, but in


Marcsoltan - Dec 8, 2010 1:57 am - Hasn't voted


Thanks for the honest answer. So, you did this to create the right mood and feeling, not to be a purist in photography.


TyeDyeTwins - Dec 6, 2010 2:04 pm - Voted 10/10


What an incredible shot. Pic of the week material. Excellent capture to say the least.


rdmc - Dec 6, 2010 4:38 pm - Voted 10/10




Smoove910 - Dec 7, 2010 12:13 am - Voted 10/10

That's a winner!

Easily the best shot of the month! Thanks for sharing,


Mark Doiron

Mark Doiron - Dec 7, 2010 5:24 am - Voted 10/10

This Must Be Your Best

This must be your personal best image. Incredible shot! --mark d.


VladimirKopylov - Dec 7, 2010 5:30 am - Hasn't voted

Re: This Must Be Your Best

Thank you.
Not the Best... But I like it very much!


etai101 - Dec 7, 2010 9:33 am - Voted 10/10

Ushba is king!!

this is a wonderfull picture but in the same time only reminds me how much i want to go climb ushba its "bitter sweet".
maybe in few years it will be allowed..


Mooner - Dec 7, 2010 9:53 am - Voted 10/10


That is a wow picture.


lsheen - Dec 7, 2010 12:42 pm - Voted 10/10


Thanks for sharing, Vladimir!



flow - Dec 7, 2010 3:37 pm - Voted 10/10


Very nice picture!


albanberg - Dec 7, 2010 6:44 pm - Voted 10/10


very nice! wow...

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