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Crimean star

Landscapes and scenery photo. A view of the foothills of Demerdji in the mist and a horse surprised of encounter. Crimea, Russia.

Stone sculptures of Demerdji

Landscapes and scenery photo. The image of peculiar stone sculpture resembling Sphinx. Demerdji, Crimea, Russia.


Landscapes and scenery photo. A silhouette of Crimea mountains with sun flares and clouds.

Demerdji in the clouds

Landscapes and scenery photo. A view of the top of Demerdji rocks showed through the dense clouds. Crimea. Ukraine.

The sunset on Demerdji

Landscapes and scenery photo. A view of the lone tree and the rocks of Demerdji at sunset. Crimea, Ukraine.

Dressed up

Landscapes and scenery photo. A view of a tree in the fog spangled with drops of water. Demerdji, Crimea, Ukraine.

The scenery on the rocks

Landscapes and scenery photo. A view of a small tree growing on the rocks of Demerdji mountain. Crimea. Ukraine.

А fairy tale of Demerdji

It’s difficult to imagine a place more mysterious than Demerdji in winter. Clouds hide everything around and leave only subtle silhouettes, which become stronger and fade away as you move forward. At the very beginning the footpath leading from the township dives into a narrow passage between two small trees. They look like little guards, protecting the mountain from uninvited guests and when you walk through them, you feel as if coming into a fairy tale. And it happens the fairy tale doesn’t keep you waiting too long.

Landscapes and scenery photo. A view of the footpath in the foothills of Demerdji on a misty day. Crimea, Ukraine.

A pathway in the foothills

Landscapes and scenery photo. A view of the pathway to the top of Southern Demerdji peak.

The moonlight path

I suppose everyone who is interested in landscape photography was once stuck on some fantastic seascape shot. For me it were photographs of talanted bulgarian photographer Pavel Pronin, that first showed me how beautiful the sea could be. It was since that moment, I guess, that I began longing to shoot someting alike, that’s why long before my vacation I knew that this time I’m going to the sea not for swimming and sunbathing, but in search after photographs. And now, looking through the material I was able to obtain, I’m very pleased that I was there and that my efforts didn’t go in vain and I could bring home about a dozen of rather appealing picutes of the Black Sea as well as a couple of the Azov Sea.

That particular day I scouted the way to the top of Karaul-Oba mountain, so I came back down to the seacoast much later than I usually did, and while I was searching for a good shooting position… It was dark, the moon lit up and began moving slowly across the sky. After a couple of testing shots I realized that it’s too dark for shooting: the shutter speed needed for proper exposure had already crossed 30 sec., and it was still getting darker, so, suffering from the fact that my remote cord got broken, I had to increase ISO speed to be able to catch the last remains of scattered sunlight. Although the best moment was gone, at least it was what I though then, I decided to shoot this scene with the moonlight path unfolding on the surface of the sea. Realizing that I couldn’t avoid noise anyhow, I took four shots to be able […]