The romanian "Alps" as a photographer

A lot of people doesn't even know, where Romania is and most of the photographers doesn't even know, how beautiful this country is. That is how we landed in Romania with the guys from Atlas Roamers. We searched something lessknown place to host our first bigger phototrip and we choosed the Făgăraș Mountains, which is one of the most visited (not that overcrowed like the real Alps) part of Romania. This region has the highest peak of Romania, the Moldoveanu Peak with its 2544 meters.

The most known spot here is the Bâlea Lake, which is a glacier lake situated at 2,034 m of altitude in the Făgăraș Mountains. I found it not that attractive as a photographer, because it was very overcrowded. The lake is located next to the famous Transfăgărășan road. Jeremy Clarkson from the Top Gear (famous, english car and motor show) proclaimed that the Transfăgărășan was "the best road in the world". The road was constructed between 1970 and 1974 and it's the second second highest mountain pass in Romania after the Transalpina.

After spending a few days here with the team, we moved on to the other side of the Southern Carpathians, where we checked in our next accommodation, the mountain cabin log. It was just simple little house without normal electricity, toilett and heating, but it has a view, which amazed me. We slept next to the peaks in the middle of nothing. There was no lightpollution, so I tried to capture few milkyway photos (sadly I'm a bloody beginner in this.).

In the last days we went to the Lake Vidraru, which is a big artifical lake and was created in 1965 by the construction of the Vidraru Dam on the Argeș River.

I have to say, that Romania has stolen my heart. The peoples are friendly, the landscape is beautiful and I could expreince here the true wilderness. Fun fact, that Romania has the biggest wolf and bear population in Europe.

Here are some more photos from the trip and I hope you enjoyed this blog post aswell. Go outside and create!