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Northern shore of Teletskoe lake

Lacking the habit, I rarely shoot panoramas. I find it too alluring to see how the image will appear immediately, and too hard to convince myself that everything will turn to be right in the frame not now, but sometime later. So I get down to panorama, only when I feel the angle of view is not wide enough and with a wider lens the shot might have been better. It was one of those cases, when I realized that either I will make the image out from multiple shots, or won’t make it at all.

By that time I had already shot all the obvious scenes around the second camp of our Altai journey, so I was searching for other interseting subjects. This little gulf on the shore of Teletskoe lake turned to be the one of them, but none of the single shots I made had a perspective that good landscape photographs often demonstrate. The perspective that pulls you into the frame. And at this moment I realized two things:

I will have to buy wide lens some day, There’s no other way than merging panorama for this scenery.

Landscapes and scenery photo. The panoramic image of the northern shore of Teletskoe lake. Altai, Russia.

I have to admit that I’ve been delaying the processing of this image as long as I could, but it’s been finally finished.

The river Aktru

Landscapes and scenery photo. A view of the river Aktru and Karatash peak in the morning sun. Altai Republic, Russia.

Going to the Azov sea!

That’s it! The last working week has ended, which means that the Azov sea is starting to get closer. We have packed our things, prepared our camping stuff, and we’re ready to go. There was such a hurry in our preparation though, that I think we might forget something. Yeah, we will definitely forget something. At least I hope that won’t be anything important.

I will try to find mobile internet in the places we’re going to stay, so the blog shouldn’t fall into deep hibernation state. Lastly, I will show you this Altai landscape, that was shot near the confluence of the rivers Chuya and Katun. Stay tuned!

Landscapes and scenery photo. A view of the valley and mountains at the confluence of the rivers Katun and Chuya. Altai Republic, Russia.

Lake Teletskoye

I’m still fighting Crimean photographs, but it seems my work is having a slow down. I guess one of the reasons for that is the heat, which has finally settled in our city, as it’s constantly dragging me away from Crimean photographs to the photographs of rives and lakes, each of which is now looking more attractive than ever before. And the other is probably my longing to change the subject and check my archive for some good photographs of other locations. That’s why now I want to put in the blog this photograph of lake Teletskoye, to swim in which this time of year I guess would be awesome.

This lake, attracting hundreds of hikers every year, is considered the jewel of the Altai Republic and is definetely one of the most famous places of the region. Conceding only to Lake Baikal, Teletskoye is the second deepest freshwater lake in Russia, and is included in the list of UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site.

Landscapes and scenery photo. A view of lake Teletskoye at sunset. Altai Republic, Russia.

On the Aktru glacier

Landscapes and scenery photo. A view from the bottom of the Aktru glacier on the peaks of Chuya Alps range. Altai Republic, Russia.

Lake Sachki

Landscapes and scenery photo. A view of the lake Sachki in Altai Republic, Russia, with moss and large fallen stones on the front at dawn.