After finishing our travel through Armenia, we crossed the border into Georgia and although there are a lot of similarities between the two countries, they are also quite different in many ways.
We’ve been traveling through Georgia for about a week and so far the landscapes have been absolutely spectacular, particularly in the high areas of the Caucasus Mountains. The first mountainous area we went to was the Kazbegi region which sits at the bottom of the 5047m Mount Kazbek. On a clear day, the mountain towers above everything else and it feels so close like you could just touch it. We drove a fairly tough off-road track to the Sameba monastery sitting right in front of the mountain and we were treated with beautiful light perfect for photography.
If you take a look at the original photograph straight out of the camera (by rolling with your mouse over the image above), you will notice that I’ve done quite a bit of retouching to the image. This was because when I shot this I knew the light was great and it just needed a bit of pushing here and there to really make it pop.