Tuesday, January 7, 2014

In the Mountains [Part 2/4]: Still life in the Valley

In part two we continue our stay in the mountains. After climbing down the hill, we reached the valley. Here the air was much colder, because we traveled so far in the mountain slopes. In these parts there are no houses, just land and woods. It was quite comforting to be there.

This is a multi-part series. Other parts include:
Part One: The Journey into the Valley
Part Two: Still life in the Valley
Part Three: Return through the Forest
Part Four: Lunch and the drive Home

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The pine woods on each side of the way greeted us on our way out of the slopes and into the valley.


It's quite impressive to be here, and to see all of this in person. Images can downsize everything, and also, we are used to see different landscapes through the internet, but there really is something in standing at the edge of a wast landscape and gaze into the distance.




Two trees in a, otherwise bare landscape.


This is the only house in the valley, and even this is not inhabited. I really don't know if it's used or what it is used for, as I couldn't figure it out by things we saw. The only thing I noticed were broken windows.


Of course this spot did lend itself for some portraits too,



A mountain cabin was located on the hills. The furthest house in the valley that's lived in.





Then we came upon this mini lake, and I wondered how it got to be and how it was formed.


Stepping away from it, it became clear: A fresh water spring was flowing freely and the rest of the water was collecting in the basin nearby.




And so our stay in the valley concluded and the long way up through the forest became visible. But more on that in part three...



I hope you enjoyed part two of our mountain adventure, if you have please check out the other parts listed on the top of this post.

37 comments:

  1. oh my gosh, what gorgeous scenery! and can you imagine living out there all alone?!! love that little lake you found and i like the portraits!!

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    1. I think most of the houses we saw were vacation houses, where people escape to over the weekend. But maybe some really do live there.

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  2. Mersad you show us wonderful places and fantastic pictures,
    it's so nice to see ...i like the colors of these images also very much.

    my compliments.

    Greetings, Joop

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    1. Thank you Joop for visiting.

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  3. Such beauty and such vastness of space. Love the mountain cabin and the spring-fed mini-lake. Great reflections.

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  4. these vistas are just spectacular! and i can see the sweep of it all, you did great capturing the sweeping view, especially in the third pic...i would very much like to stand and stare at this myself.

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    1. I have to say I was impressed too. I had been in this region before, but I never took the trouble to actually discover it all. There is mountain restaurant and cafe where we usually go (you will see that in the last part).

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  5. Wunderschöne Landschaftsbilder und Farben. Liebe Grüße

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  6. You are very imaginative how you have put together this series of photos. They are great. Looking forward to Part 3.

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  7. the colors against those bright skies are beautiful!

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  8. Nice to get outside on a winter's day! Glad you shared your photos.

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  9. Oh my! Such beautiful photos, Mersad. Love the scenery, the little lake, and the photo with the large bare tree to the left with the white house. Nicely done! And the portraits are really nice too.

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  10. Love those water shots. How stunningly beautiful!

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  11. Beautiful skies captured and very scenic locations. Thanks for all your comments on my blog. :)

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    1. You're welcome. Thanks for visiting back.

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  12. I am so glad to be back blogging as I have missed your incredible photographs and today was no exception....What an adventure you had in the mountains and your captures just make us yearn for more....
    Happy New Year.....

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    1. Good to see you back in the blogger world. I have missed your posts. Happy New Year to you as well.

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  13. What a glorious, majestic series of photos, Mersad!

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  14. I can't necessarily pick a favorite, but I do really like the second photo! Such a beautiful forest! The whole countryside is stunning!

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    1. Thanks Brian. So glad you enjoyed them.

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  15. More fascinating photos. The third photo, in particular, does an excellent job of showing a wide variety of absorbing scenery, from the clouds, to the tilled fields and undeveloped lands, to the rocks and power lines and trees and on and on . . .

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    1. The power lines were everywhere, so I really had to incorporate them in the framing and composition, as it was nearly impossible to get around them. Thanks for your comment Jack.

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  16. Another nice set of photos.

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  17. Wieder einmal wundervolle Fotos, und bei der Quelle hätte ich sofort Lust das Wasser auszuprobieren. Danke dir dass du uns wieder so wundervoll mitgenommen hast.

    Liebe Grüssle

    Nova

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    1. Ich habe es probiert und es war sehr gut.

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  18. Thank you for the extraordinarily gorgeous stroll! How amazing it would be to walk through this! I love the portraits too and that mesmerizing mini-lake. Happy 2014, hope it's off to great start!

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    1. Thank you. So glad you enjoyed them.

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  19. Sweeping views, sweeping grasses... I loved them all. I just know I would enjoy exploring that area.

    Thank you so much for your kind words and thoughts. Joe and I really appreciated them. Joe is overcome by all the kindness shown at this time and pretty soon he will write a short post on my blog.

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    1. Again, all the best to you and Joe. Thank you for stopping by.

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