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my 600th
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Copyright: Piotr Fagasiewicz (PiotrF) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4190 W: 2 N: 7159] (35044)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-09
Categories: Nature, Architecture
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-10-06 11:15
Viewed: 684
Points: 50
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Autumnal Caucasus mountains with Gergeti Trinity Church in the background.

Stepantsiminda is known for its scenic location in the Greater Caucasus mountains, and is a center for trekkers and mountain climbing. Local attractions include the Kazbegi Museum and Ethnographic Museum in town, and the Gergeti Trinity Church outside of town, as well as Mount Kazbegi itself and the alpine meadows and forests of the surrounding Kazbegi Nature Reserve.

Gergeti Trinity Church (Georgian: Tsminda Sameba) is a popular name for Holy Trinity Church near the village of Gergeti in Georgia. The church is situated on the right bank of the river Chkheri (the left tributary of the river Terek), at an elevation of 2170 meters, under Mount Kazbegi.

The Gergeti Trinity Church was built in the 14th century, and is the only cross-cupola church in Khevi province. The separate belltower dates from the same period as the church itself. Its isolated location on top of a steep mountain surrounded by the vastness of nature has made it a symbol for Georgia. The 18th century Georgian author Vakhushti Batonishvili wrote that in times of danger, precious relics from Mtskheta, including Saint Nino's Cross were brought here for safekeeping. During the Soviet era, all religious services were prohibited, but the church remained a popular tourist destination. The church is now an active establishment of the Georgian Orthodox and Apostolic Church

The church is a popular waypoint for trekkers in the area, and can be reached by a steep 3 hour climb up the mountain, or around 30 minutes by jeep up a rough mountain trail./wiki /

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Hello Piotr, again a nice picture of yours, great landscape great colors too. The two people are perfect focal point. Well done. Greetings

Hello Piotr,

Excellent photo, breathtaking panorama.

Best Wishes,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11923 W: 126 N: 21559] (110447)
  • [2017-10-06 11:27]

Hi Piotr,a perfect weather to take a mystical composition,with the church in background between the low clouds,wonderful composition from Kazbegi,i like the lights on the ground too. Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Hello Piotr,
Despite the thick clouds further back there is a very fine light on the nearer part of the view. Fortunately the low clouds are not low enough the hide the beautiful view of the church on a distant hill. You know the importance of including a few persons even in a mountain scenery like this, and these two are well placed in the relatively sunny area closer to us. Their presence makes us appreciate the vastness of the scenery even better than if there had been just emptiness. It's an excellent photo from the kind of nature that you handle the best.
Kind regards,

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9304 W: 57 N: 15753] (58348)
  • [2017-10-06 12:17]

Hello Piotr,
What a beautiful view over the hilly landscape with so many beautiful warm tones in the grasses on the slopes. The lighting and the foggy background add a wonderful and mysterious landscape. The people are well included too. Congratulations on your 600th photo.

Witaj Piotr, congratulations for your 600 Post in TE. Very good view of this interesting and beautiful landscape of the Caucasus, very well composed and captured in this good and beautiful photograph. An interesting image, with good sharpness, depth, light, color and quality. Very good and beautiful work perfectly done, my congratulations my friend. Thank you for sharing this interesting work.

Good night and happy weekend.
All the best from the south of Spain.

Hello Piotr,
In my memories the hills on the foreground were much greener when I was there years ago. That was in the beginning of August.
With the thick fog it wasn't probably too easy to see where you wanted to hike to.
Fortunately there is no fog hanging in front of the church.
A very remarkable view under special weather circumstances.
Best regards, Paul

hello Piotr.
une très belle scène se déroulant en montagne, des teintes superbes et une belle lumière.
Bravo pour la 600è
Bon W-E

olağan üstü güzel bir ışık
iyi bir fotograf

Hi Piotr,
Beautiful landscape, nice colors and good composition with these lonely people in this wilderness scenery. Nice 600th !

Hi Piotr,

Bravor your 600 post on TE, the presnece of the people is animating the scene. The point of view is showing the details of the scenery. I like the effcet of the cloud of fog on the picture. Have a nice day.


Hello dear friend and have a nice time
and a happy new day and pleasant weekend
the title of your photo could be as
following the loneliness it seems like
a scenery from a movie film with two people
down there lost in the landscape
welldone as inspiration

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9874 W: 157 N: 16079] (126553)
  • [2017-10-07 1:10]

Czesc Piotr!

Moje gratulacje z okazji 600 zdjec na TE!
Ladny krajobraz, ciekawe miejsce.
Dobry kadr i super swiatlo.
Milego weekendu.

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  • dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6092 W: 277 N: 11813] (91052)
  • [2017-10-07 1:24]

Hello Piotr ,
Firs congratulations for your 600 posts on TE . I appreciate especially your publications , as a mountain walker ;
All your pictures have the same excellent quality , with beautiful light . This one is a good example : here , the mist in the BG makes the difference , and teh walkers provide a fine focal point .

Hello Piotr,
First, many congratulations on 600 postings. To celebrate we have another attractive mountain landscape, the sort of image in which you excel. I like very much the lights and pleasant natural tones. The low lying cloud engenders a particular mood. The people are well placed to supply scale and make an interesting focal point.

Hello Piotr,
Recognized the place from previous photos on TE, where the monastery, a famous location, built up the hills on far.
Even under heavy clouds, sight achieved marvelously, and scaled by the couple stride on the closer area.
Wish you a nice weekend,

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14081 W: 0 N: 16143] (171764)
  • [2017-10-07 2:47]


Le brouillard en fond qui donne un charme fou à l'image quelle compo et vue quel personnage quei grimpent cette poente recouverte d'herbe jaunie et aux belles formes sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14493 W: 1047 N: 29302] (138504)
  • [2017-10-07 3:16]

Hello Piotr

A superb landscape shot with the tiny hikers adding scale. Good sharpness throughout the bg & mid ground, and natural looking color and saturation. Tfs!

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10378 W: 146 N: 25981] (125665)
  • [2017-10-07 4:18]

Czesc Piotrze
bardzo krotkie jest tam lato. W kwietniu bylajeszcze zima, a we wrzesniu juz jestjdsien. Sliczne zdjecie zTsmindaSameba za mgielka.
ja jeszcze na Korfu ciesze sie kapielami w morzu,alewieczrem juz wracam do domu.
gratulacje z,okazji 600 pieknych zdjec

Hi Piotr
The trekkers look small but they are important element creating liveliness and perspective to this nature beauty. The mist is an added bonus blended superbly together with excellent clarity and colour rendition.

Excellent capture. TFS
Congrats on your 600th
Best regards

Hi Piotr
I like how we can faintly see the church in the far bg to the right. Also, the meandering hills and with them moving up and down with the clouds certainly sets the mood. looks great, Wish I was here. cheers

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10227 W: 174 N: 18146] (80623)
  • [2017-10-07 16:40]


excellent mood with the church in the distance, lost in the middle of the clouds while we can see some personages in FG. nice details of the landscape.



Hello Piotr,
Congratulations on your 600th! This is a lovely view from the mountain, almost minimalistic. I love the cloud/fog cover on the lower elevation.
I think I will take the jeep ride if I ever make it there.

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15717 W: 159 N: 27499] (144212)
  • [2017-10-08 9:25]

Hi Piotr
Le fond brumeux donne une atmosphère particulière au paysage, vallonnée, sauvage, avec un bel effet de lumière, très jolie composition , félicitations 600è photos sur TE
beau dimanche

Oi, Piotr!

Foto muito legal, a neblina é um detalhe muito interessante. A luz é agradável. A nitidez também é ótima. As pessoas são detalhes que adicionam escala.
Muito bom!

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