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Thread: Landscape of Malá Fatra

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    Landscape of Malá Fatra

    Hi there,

    I've recently purchased tablet to replace mouse and it has been bundled with ArtRage. I've tried it out of curiosity and it seems like a great fun.

    Here is my first painting, using simple brush tool for start. I have no experience in such things albeit some color pencil drawings, but feel free to make suggestions how can I improve it.

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    It is landscape of Malá Fatra (translated "Small Fatra") mountains in my country, had my photo made during trek there for reference.

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    Nice control of your color and values. Beautiful spot.

    What's a Fatra? Is that a name that means something else?
    "Not a bit is wasted and the best is yet to come. . ." -- remembered from a dream

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    Thank you, D Akey.
    Fatra is just a name, it can't be translated and I can only guess from what ancient word is it derived.

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    This is what wiki says about it.

    Reference

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mala_Fatra

    Lesser Fatra (also Little Fatra, Slovak: Malá Fatra) is a mountain range in the Western Carpathians in the north-west of Central Slovakia. In the geomorphological system, it is a part of the Fatra-Tatra Area.
    It is situated approximately between the cities of Nitrianske Pravno, Strečno, Martin and Zázrivá. Turčianska kotlina (Turiec Basin) and the Oravská vrchovina Mts. are situated to the west of the range, and Žilinská kotlina (Žilina Basin) and the Kysucká vrchovina Mts. is located to the east.
    Malá Fatra consists of two subdivisions separated by the Váh river near Strečno:
    • Lúčanská Malá Fatra
    • Krivánska Malá Fatra
    The highest peak is Veľký Kriváň at 1,709 m AMSL in Krivánska Malá Fatra.
    Malá Fatra is basically one big karst object. It is made up of crystalline rocks and complexes of Mesozoic strongly folded rocks.
    The main peaks of Lúčanská Malá Fatra are Veľká Lúka (1,475 m), Kľak (1,351 m) and Minčol (1,364). The main peaks of the Krivánska Malá Fatra are Veľký Rozsutec (1,610 m), Malý Rozsutec (1,343 m), Veľký Kriváň (1,709 m) and Malý Kriváň (1,671 m).
    The 12 km long pass between Krivánska Malá Fatra and Lúčanská Malá Fatra separated by the Váh is called Strečnianska tiesňava (Strečno Pass), located below the ruins of the famous Strečno Castle. The Dierový potok stream created a complex of canyons, waterfalls and cascades in that area. Šútovo Waterfall (Šútovský vodopád ) is the highest waterfall in Malá Fatra and has a vertical drop of 38 m.
    Popular centres for winter sports are Vrátna dolina and Štefanová. Other tourism centres are the villages of Terchová, where the Slovak national hero Juraj Jánošík was born and Zázrivá, where the traditional Slovak sheep cheese delicacy known as korbáčiky is made. One of the most popular ski areas in Slovakia outside the Tatras is the Martinské hole resort situated between the Veľká lúka Mountain and the town of Martin.
    Krivánska Malá Fatra is protected by the Malá Fatra National Park.
    In addition, Malá Fatra includes the following small-scale protection areas:
    • national nature reserves: Chleb, Minčol, Krivé, Šútovská dolina, Sokolec, Suchý, Starý hrad, Prípor, Šíp, Šrámková, Rozsutec, Tiesňavy, Veľká Bránica, Kľačianska Magura
    • nature reserves: Dubovské lúky, Goľove mláky, Hajasová, Hrabinka, Hrádok, Kraľoviansky meander, Močiar, Paráč, Pod Rígľom, Veľká Lučivná
    • natural monuments: Bôrická mláka, Domašínsky meander, Krasniansky luh, Šútovská epigenéza
    • protected site: Hate

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    Very nicely done. Excellent tones and shadows.
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    I knew if I looked hard enough for it I would find some kind of answer on the name.

    http://www.summitpost.org/mal-fatra/258930

    The origin of a name Fatra

    At first it was a name for a mountain. As a name of whole range, it appears in 18th century. According the folk etymology it is derived from a word Vater (Father), but according scientific researches it is derived from observation function of these mountains. (Noun "patra" is derived from verb "patriti" = look, view; and later was a letter P replaced by F).

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    Wow, thanks for finding the info. My tip for the meaning of the name was wrong then. I though it has something with "Varta" - the big fire as it has been sometimes used as signalling in the past.

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    Very interesting

    A nice glimpse into another part of the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightblair View Post
    Wow, thanks for finding the info. My tip for the meaning of the name was wrong then. I though it has something with "Varta" - the big fire as it has been sometimes used as signalling in the past.
    It is actualy really nice place to see in person if you ever get the chance. Go in the spring time. You will love it.

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    Fine and neat landscape at twilight ...
    Panta rei (everything flows)!

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