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Rila National Park

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My first long hike in the Rila Mountains was back in 2009 and that is when I saw this amazing view from the Vazov Peak. From the peak you can see the most beautiful part of Mountain Rila with lakes "Urdini", peaks Malyovtisa, Orlovets, Kupena and many more. Somehow it took me 3 years to return to this place and I was lucky - the sunset was amazing but the weather was weird - strangely misty or hazy, so I had to boost shadows and contrast A LOT in postprocessing, something I rarely do. But I think the end result looks good enough. After this shot I had a 60 minute night hike back from the peak (2 669m) to the hut (2 196m) through the amazing 7 Lakes of Rila . That was a fun experience :) Shot with 5d mkII + 17-40f4 L, 2-stop hard Lee GND filter.

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Taken on July 6, 2012