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Enguri dam

Enguri dam
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Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11930 W: 126 N: 21574] (110493)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-08-24
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Sony DSC HX200v
Exposure: 1/636 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2017-10-07 17:41
Viewed: 890
Points: 74
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Georgia has the fifth highest hydroelectric power plant in the world, but apparently who visits this state has never been interested in this. In fact, these are the second pics of this immense dam on TE. Although it is in Georgian territory, it is still governed by the Russians who had built it before Georgian independence, and is still a valid reason for political blackmail as the power of this power station supplies much of Georgia. Moreover, the opposite shore is very close to Abkhazia, the Georgian region but occupied by the Soviet Army. You can find rich info about the dam on wikipedia.


La Georgia possiede la quinta centrale idroelettrica più alta del mondo, ma a quanto pare chi visita questo stato non è mai stato interessato a questa cosa. Infatti questo è il secondo post di questa immensa diga su TE. Pur essendo in territorio georgiano, di fatto è ancora governata dai russi che l'avevavo costruita prima dell'indipendenza georgiana, ed è ancora un valido motivo di ricatti politici in quanto l'energia di questa centrale alimenta buona parte della Georgia. Inoltre la sponda opposta è molto vicino all' Abkhazia, la regione teoricamente georgiana ma che è occupata dall'esercito sovietico.

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Bonsoir Luciano,

L'étendue du lac donne de la profondeur à la composition. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails du barrage et des montagnes. J'apprécie les différentes teintes de couleurs de l'eau. Bonne soirée.


Hello Luciano,
This is a set of three fine photos from this newly discovered (by tourists) country. The blue waters of the reservoir and the green mountains provide a refreshing scene.

Dobar dan.
Interesantan i lep pogled, dobar tekst ...
Dobar rad sa lepim fotografijama u radionici, lepo pokazano, dobra perspektiva i kontrast, lepe boje.
Lepa arhitektura i priroda, lepa i mocna brana.
Zelim vam lep dan za odmor, sve najbolje.

Good day.
Interesting and beautiful look, good text ...
Good work with nice photos in the workshop, beautifully shown, good perspective and contrast, nice colors.
Beautiful architecture and nature, beautiful and powerful dam.
I wish you a nice day for rest, all the best.

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15725 W: 159 N: 27516] (144278)
  • [2017-10-07 23:33]

Ciao Luciano
Trois belles images du barrage , le bleu merveilleux du lac, les montagnes de forêts, et la grue :-)....excellent la vue plongeante en WS 1
belle journée

Bonjour, cher Luciano,
La vue plongeante sur ce barrage est vraiment impressionnante.
Le système de retenue d'eau doit être à l'épreuve de la pression exercée ! Ce qui implique des calculs savants.
L'environnement est très beau.
P.S. : Merci pour les photos présentées en atelier c'est parlant !

Hello Luciano,
This is an interesting post. The view as such is quite attractive and not the most common kind of TE photo, but the note is more important than with the average picture on the site. The photo gains a lot from the information about the realities of politics and economy. Strictly photographically it is well composed and with many fine tones of green.
Kind regards,

Hi Ciao dear Luciano

So stuuning shot again, we have same style water gates in Japan. Perfect frame2wrok and compsoition via very clear and sharp presentation as usual.

All the best and have a good day! Takero

Hello Luciano, it is an interesting picture, nice to see these masses of water held back by the tiny dam. You're not too lucky to have ongoing constuction with the crane in the picture :-). But we can get a sense of nature's forces and human efforts to fight them. Well seen and done. Greetings

Hello Luciano,
No doubt a point of contention between the two countries but there does not seem much Georgia can do about it. The point of view is well chosen to show us the massive size of the dam and set it in context. I like the beautifully rendered turquoise tones of the reservoir.

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9310 W: 57 N: 15768] (58408)
  • [2017-10-08 2:08]

Hello Luciano,
The POV you found offered a great view of the large dam and the peaceful lake right behind it. It's an impressive piece of engineering and you captured it very well here. Great work!

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14090 W: 0 N: 16150] (171852)
  • [2017-10-08 2:32]


quelle iagme sueprbe quel barrage en réparation avec la grue jaune cet arbre et la voûte en fond la retenue d'eau bleue qui se contraste avec le gris très intéressant superbe merci.
Beau dimanche

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9882 W: 157 N: 16101] (126619)
  • [2017-10-08 2:33]

Witaj Luciano!
Curious place, interesting dam.
Good frame and composition.
Nice colours and light.
Well done.
Nice sunday.

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14501 W: 1047 N: 29331] (138586)
  • [2017-10-08 2:54]

Bonsoir Luciano,

Normally construction equipment and yellow cranes detract from an image but here you have made the crane work for you, by placing it against the blue cyan bg of the reservoir. Good sharpness and high pov. Tfs!

Ciao Luciano, favolosa la grande diga, belli anche i due Ws, splendida luce, ottima nitidezza e magnifici colori, bravo, ciao Silvio

Hello Luciano,
a fascinating set of photographs from a lesser known location,the politics of the area are doubtless very complex, but your shots portray perfectly the magnificence of the area and the expertise needed to construct the dam.
Best wishes Les.

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3449 W: 0 N: 7971] (57329)
  • [2017-10-08 8:26]

A very good capture to show us the structure of the dam as a whole, beautiful landscape and the dam and the power plant are here a little strange.
The photo itself is simply excellent
regards Ryszard

Oi, Luciano!

Ângulo interessante dessa barragem, a parte curva ficou bem interessante. A água tem cores e brilho realmente lindos. As montanhas fazem um bom fundo. A grua amarela do primeiro plano é um bom detalhe. Boa nitidez.

Hello, Luciano!

Beautiful colors of the water, that really stand out surrounded by the dark tones of green of the vegetation! That's a great engineering work shown in this photo and the workshops, with very good light and sharpness! Beautiful job!

Ciao Luciano,

Your photograph is excellent and it is augmented by an informative note. The colors of the water highlight the dark hills of the backdrop.

Incidentally, in the "optical illusion" embodied in my last post, the staircase is laid out horizontally, with each floor actually a room. The woman in the photo (my wife) simply walked into room 3-4.

Warm regards,


Ciao Luciano
si potrebbe definire la diga della discordia...
Purtroppo le occasioni di litigio si trovano sempre, figuriamoci se ci sono degli interessi di mezzo.
Hai comunque fatto un ottimo lavoro, impreziosendo la galleria TE.

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13700 W: 295 N: 27477] (110389)
  • [2017-10-08 22:58]

Ciao Luciano,
Nice the panoramic view of the dam with the verdant backdrop to enhance even more the beauty of the place.The excellent light and colour management enhance the clarity and the details of the scene.


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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10381 W: 146 N: 25990] (125699)
  • [2017-10-08 23:24]

Ciao Luciano,

I had to go near this dam on the way to Mestia, but I didn't realized it is so high - the fifth highest in the world. And it doesn't seem very large. The largest in the world is Three Gorges in China.
As I was going by marszrutka, I had no possibility to see it closely. Interesting note. Excellent composition and sharpness. Beautiful colour of the water.

Kind regrads from Warsaw MAlgo

Hello Luciano,

interesting images of this hydroelectric power plant, this type of places are not usually seen in TE, I like the natural environment where the construction is located, well seen,

Best regards,


Ciao Luciano,
The giant dam looks to be still under construction, as I see cranes and a yellow lift on the far side.
But, it created a lake within the green hills and has some environmental advantages.
A fine take with good allocation over the pic. space.
Buona serata,

Ciao Luciano
Interesting note and impressive dam from Georga. The azure water and the steeep hills, covered in green trees make for an attracive combination.
have a great time

Ciao Caro Luciano,

This is a magnificent dam, built in a politically fragile area!
You have used the dam wall as a fine separation line; a third composed of man-made features, two thirds looking like a natural environment. It contrasts the areas very effectively!
Were you allowed to tour the installation or os it very secretive?

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

Hi Luciano,
Excellent viewpoint for showing this huge structure, although the bottom of the valley is out of view. Beautiful forested mountain slopes. I like how the sun shines on the trees on the left.

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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4195 W: 2 N: 7169] (35082)
  • [2017-10-09 12:53]

Hello Luciano,
Interesting view of hydroelectric power plant. I like wonderful natural colors, nice composition and good sharpness.Thank you for detailed and informative note.
Good shot, fine presentation

Ciao Luciano,
very impressive composition here!I like this point of view slightly from above which well captures the beauty of the place. We can feel the power of the dam seeing a huge lake supported by it.
I like the green color tones all over the picture. The yellow crane adds a nice touch here.
Great reportage!

PS I have just booked a trip to Italy. Your photos will be my guide :)

Hi Luciano
i really like the WS #1, thats my favorite. we get to see so much of the damn itself, its got a strong industrial feel to it.

too bad there has to be such a political battle over it, but thats the world of today right?

interesting to hear its only on TE once or twice before, so this is a treat :) excellent trio of photos, all a little different. cheers

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10227 W: 174 N: 18146] (80623)
  • [2017-10-10 1:28]


impressive the barrier of the dam, very high, and we can imagine how deep was the natural gorge. my state is full of dams and produce lots of electricity, including the largest electric plant of the world. at this moment we are trying to preserve our fourth largest river, saving it of dams, but there are more projects to do that.



Hello Luciano,
Honestly you surprise me with the facts in your note. I had not heard of this dam.
From an excellent point of view you present us the dam with its beautiful curve together with the lake and the surrounding amazing forested mountain slopes.
Best regards, Paul

Hello Luciano, a fascinating shot of the dam and its surrounding scenery.
Your high point of view allows us to see much of the dam wall.
Lovely natural colours.
Regards Jean.

Salut Luciano,
Un impressionnant barrage bien pris depuis ce point de vue élevé, jolie luminosité qui donne des couleurs très agréables.C'est parfaitement présenté.

Bonjour Luciano,

Une vue impressionnante sur ce barrage. La distance sur l'eau donne de la profondeur vers les montagnes. Les tons variés de l,eau ajoutent à la composition.

Meilleures salutations


Hi, Luciano.
After a week without being able to enter the page, I even had to change my "password", again I can communicate with all of you.
Sensational view of this dam, with the prey in the foreground, ideal the color of the water, surrounded by splendid mountains totally covered with vegetation, is a great panoramic. 
Wonderful image, sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen POV and composition are excellent.
Well taken photo. I like it
Enjoy a good day.
Very best regards.

Hi Luciano,

Lovely place and compositiom with the curve of dam. I like the color of this water and all these mountains around. A special place . Excellent POV.



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