When I used to live in Ukraine, every year at summer my friends and I selected one of the Ukrainian rivers and made a one-week water trip on the raw rubber boats. I took this shot in 2009 on the Dniester River near Khotyn.
I always liked nature and has a camera since I was a kid, but I tend to think my passion for landscape photography started from this very shot. This photo is my milestone in photography.
Do you have such a milestone photo? Could you share it and tell why?
Camera: Canon Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Lens: 24.0-70.0 mm
Focal Length: 24.0
Exposure: 1/4 sec
About the place
wikipedia: The Dniester or Dnister River is a river in Eastern Europe. It runs first through Ukraine and then through Moldova (from which it separates the breakaway territory of Transnistria), finally discharging into the Black Sea on Ukrainian territory again.
The Dniester rises in Ukraine, near the city of Drohobych, close to the border with Poland, and flows toward the Black Sea. Its course marks part of the border of Ukraine and Moldova, after which it flows through Moldova for 398 kilometres (247 mi), separating the main territory of Moldova from its breakaway region Transnistria. It later forms an additional part of the Moldova-Ukraine border, then flows through Ukraine to the Black Sea, where its estuary forms the Dniester Liman.
Along the lower half of the Dniester, the western bank is high and hilly while the eastern one is low and flat. The river represents the de facto end of the Eurasian Steppe. Its most important tributaries are Răut and Bîc.