exhilaration by dinghysailor1

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… 2000m up in the Tatra mountains south of the Polish ski resort Zacopane on the Slovakian border. Part of the Carpathian mountains they were formed at the same time as the Alps and have the same rocky features..

Giddying drops all the way down on either side of a well defined 2’ wide track left me desperately wishing i’d brought my walking poles for added confidence and stability.. some photo stops found me cowering hugging the trig point after i put the camera away….LOL. . :))

Conditions were a perfect zero degreest this October .(midway in their range of -40Cto30C) but walking bare armed was a joy in the still and thankfully windless sunshine..

A cross border national park (& UNESCO biosphere) was created here to protect the wildlife including lynxes, eagles, chamois, marmots and brown bears even!

Nikon D60
Nikkor VR 18-200 lens
UV or polariser (cant remember)
steadied on a gorilla pod

Cheers and thanks so much for looking .. really appreciate it


Hi! I’m lucky enough to live in the beautiful Scottish Borders and love trying to capture a moment to savour…
Thanks so much for looking

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  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsover 4 years ago

    OH yoiu are braver then me walking over those ridges. Burt what a view and experience.
    The gorillia pod you used was it a large one just looking at your lens size and camera as wondering if the bigger ones are good for larger camrea and lens : )

  • hi karen it was funny while i had the camera to my eye i felt fine – just as soon as i put it away i got more nervous.. lol….and the gorilla stand was the larger dslr type as my lens is quite long and weighty – most of the time i had the legs propped on my shoulder to stabilise it.. if that helps – thanks heaps for your lovely interest

    – dinghysailor1

  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownover 4 years ago

    I bet you were flying little nelly when you took this shot Mrs 007, fabulous vista :o) xx

  • LOL….who needs hangliders when you have ears like this teehee… thanks my friend


    – dinghysailor1

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezover 4 years ago

    An amazing place, so brave of you to tackle this, bravo …

  • Rob Parsons
    Rob Parsonsover 4 years ago

    I want to be there – NOW !!

  • hehehe… i bet you do… looks like your kind of place for sure!!

    – dinghysailor1

  • julie08
    julie08over 4 years ago

    Fantastic :)

  • Linda Ridpath
    Linda Ridpathover 4 years ago

    fabulous shot, wonderful place, i bet you thoroughly enjoyed yourself, xxx

  • hi linda – we couldnt believe it that we were actually on top of the world.. never in my wildest dreams..

    – dinghysailor1

  • John44
    John44over 4 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful.

  • Sean Farragher
    Sean Farragherover 4 years ago


  • Arla M. Ruggles
    Arla M. Rugglesover 4 years ago

    Beautifully composed! Stunning work!

  • Bruce  Dickson
    Bruce Dicksonover 4 years ago

    Rugged beauty!

  • absolutely! amazing to see and a mere pic cant begin to do justice to it.. thanks my friend for taking the time to visit


    – dinghysailor1

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