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Transfagarasan Highway by Exileden Transfagarasan Highway by Exileden

It's the most unique and legendary highway known as "7C road" also named as Transfagarasan highway, where human's power meet with the nature. That highway goes very high through alp peaks (close to...). It's a very emotional and adrenaline-like highway to drive. Photo obviously flattens it's dimension but in real life feels... extremely high, scary and feeling to not "fall" from twisty roads at edges. Some roads on turns does not have barriers. The views are extremely impressive.


Unfoertunately it's not the best photo. I mean, I did MY BEST out of NOT good weather/lightning conditions of that trail. I terribly hate fully sunlight weathers for photography where the contrast of lightning and shadows is way too extreme and flattens all colors. My camera went crazy because did not know where to focus: on shadowed areas or highlighted. I really hoped for a cloudy day to take photographs of this trail's landscape but eh... :/. I did my best with that disgusting contrast of lights by my A77 camera... Sun, please go away!

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:iconandres99pony:
andres99pony Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Top Gear drove it in awesome cars! Hope to see it in person someday...
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HeroesRain Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
that is terrifying. it could only be more scary if it was next to a river or cliff
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:icontfsakon:
TFSakon Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
Wow, that's a road.
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:icondilditio:
Dilditio Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
Wasn't Top Gear there? Nice photo btw
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Black-Wren Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
I heard there were roads in Europe that were basically paved cow trails.  This looks like one of them with the way it does its crazy switch back route.
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:iconkirisosha:
KiriSosha Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
that's cool!
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:iconlord-skorg:
Lord-Skorg Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
I like it very much! It somehow reminds me the road to Andorra (by the French side), but be careful, this is no game ^^
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:icondcatz:
DCatz Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013
Wow that is truly truly incredible. This has just been added to my bucket list =P
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:iconadarkworldfantasy:
adarkworldfantasy Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely beautiful :heart:
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:iconbigboss8:
BigBoss8 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Stunning. I'd love to drive on that road. 
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:iconspicyindigo:
SpicyIndigo Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
woah. It's so swurvy! xD
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:iconbeethy:
beethy Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Professional Photographer
wonderful..
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:icondragontamer272:
dragontamer272 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent job. Where is this located?
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:iconzhaanman:
Zhaanman Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's So Funny i just within a week ago watched an episode of Top Gear and they stubbled upon this Brilliant twist of a road to drive through and this very point of view they had as well!!
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Asvoria1 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Student General Artist

Looks like more like a scribble than a road! Wouldn't want anyone just learning to drive to have a their test on that road.

Regardless of the difficulties you had, this is a wonderful photo:) Good job.

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looklistentouchfeel Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
Desigur. :D
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:iconshawnskunk:
ShawnSkunk Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
I love it ^^ it looks awsome.
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:iconvoradtralundir:
voradtralundir Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
You captured this beautifully.  And now I want to find it and drive on it.
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:iconbaneeden:
BaneEden Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Student General Artist
Glorious view :D
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Sage-of-Winds Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This looks awesome!
And I totally understand where you're coming from about really sunny days. Best time to go out is around sunrise or sunset :P
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DayDreamer6195 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
Do you know how fun it would be if there were no cars on the road and that was covered in snow? I'd grab my sled so fast just for an opportunity to try that! XD Hope your trip is still awesome! (:
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Red-Rose-12 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
i would love to drive on those roads 
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Morthiasik Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Those "bad" weather conditions actually gave beautiful colors! :) Difference between sunlighted and shadowed areas is just breathtaking, and you captured this perfectly.

It's a nice photo to study aerial perspective, I'd say.
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Darkwater-Lady Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think it actually looks better with the stark contrasts and the less than ideal lighting. Gives it a very surreal feeling.
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Sequito-Equitis Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
While the artist may not be entirely satisfied with his product, it's more than enough to get any true driving enthusiast's pulse to quicken.
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Zekkentak Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Student General Artist
It looks like a pretty fascinating roadway :o
The height of natures extremes are always so amazing to experience for me :)

Btw,
if you can't really capture that sort of extremity within a landscape or its dramatic values,
usually a human subject can make all the difference, or a man made object like a coffee mug :bucktooth:
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NadiavanderDonk Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I thought this was a landscape painting xD
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Darkwater-Lady Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I did too at first glance. The softened background and stark foreground give it an almost painted effect.
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guilleelbardo Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist
Oh GOD how I wish I didn't live in an endless expansion of flat land! 
This place is awesome. 
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hyvyys Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The word "highway" takes on new meaning... A verbatim one...
I suppose that the sun did little to detract from this photograph. Its direct rays are only visible in a small part of the frame and I find them enlivening.
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Samarai Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
Pretty sure that the boys from Top Gear [Britain] drove this once.  Sure looks familiar, anyway.  Love to drive it myself.  In the right car.  Probably never happen, though.  I'm kinda jealous.
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dukayn Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They certainly did.  I'd love to drive that road myself.  
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:iconsamarai:
Samarai Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
Gotta start playing the Lottery, I guess.
Be a great way to spend my winnings.  Travel the world and drive challenging roads.  
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BearGryllss Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
Romania :) Great photo!
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gouchrcouch Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
Is this the high way that they did on TOPGEAR?
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:iconbeargryllss:
BearGryllss Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013
Yes!
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yellowsmoke321 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very interesting road layout
pretty scenery
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:iconjaquina:
Jaquina Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Good photo,  but I guess i would get sick at this highway.. so many curves... :sick:
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gokhanproject Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Awesome work good way.
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Mariey Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
This photo is pretty impressive! I can imagine what it'll be like in real life! wow.
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QuestionSpark Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Now that's beautiful!
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