"Medves" area is one of the lesser-known sceneries in Central Europe, rich in history and
full of industrial heritages surrounded by a beautiful landscape. It's also the home of the
"Novohrad-Nógrád" Geopark which is the first of its kind stretching over the border
between Hungary and Slovakia. In 2013 we organized here the first photo marathon which
exceeded all our expectations. This year we are preparing for the 4th.
The Marathon and its programme have been organized by Szilárd Drexler, documentary filmmaker, and Péter Komka, report photographer both living in and adoring the "Medves" area. For this 48-hour competition we are expecting anybody who loves exploring beautiful landscapes and/or photography. We are going to provide all the support for the participants to take their excellent photos. The most beautiful parts of the area will be guided by the organizers and there is also going to be lots of interesting extra workshops and events.
In case you are planning to take part please register your interest on our homepage! For personal registration there is going to be options both in Hungary and Slovakia. After paying the registration fee the participants will receive an armband which not only entitles them to take part on all events but also gives extra discounts at several places.
We provide guides, properly trained volunteers, information stations and all kinds of support for photographers. There is going to be an opportunity for bird photography with free entrance to the wildlife park. From sunrise till sunset lots of different photo workshops will be organized. An onsite photo competition will be held where participants can send in their best images. As we know the “Medves” area thoroughly you can be sure that its best is going to be shown to you. Nothing will stop you to create hundreds of stunning photos. With the images taken during the various events we like to highlight the importance of the conservation of this spectacular landscape and its wildlife. We wish that one day every nature and landscape photography enthusiast visits us here in the heart of the “Medves” area.
Architect, photographer, university instructor, international prize winner astro-photographer
owner of an photography school
old photo technique (Ambrotype)
Photo themes: medieval fortress, ruins, Salgó, Somoskő, Hajnáčka, Fil’akovo, basalt rocks, Witch- stone, arched basalt columns, Szilvás-kő, 40 meters high basalt columns, dawn, sunset, Central- Europe’s largest basalt plateau, mushrooms, beech forest, creeks, illuminated fortresses, 2 medieval fortresses in one picture, foggy valleys, peaks in fog, canyon, sandstone deep, stonesea, spotted salamander, forest bird species, beams of light, hills of the Cserhát at sunset, hills of Heves-Borsod at dawn.
By pressing the "Save Registration" button, your data will be
included the list of participants, within a few days we will send a feedback via e-mail’. The online
registration is useful to get know your specific interest and intention, but it doesn’t replace the on-
site registration and payment of registration fee, which enables you to take part in the programme.
Adult: 5000 HUF / 17 EUR
Families: 8000 Ft / 26 EUR
Students: 3000 HUF / 10 EUR
On-site registration available at Novohrad-Nógrád Geopark Research and Coordination Centre (Eresztvény, H) and at House of the Geological Miracles (Salgóbánya, H).
Novohrad-Nógrád Geopark Research and Coordination Centre
1 june 8,00 – 20,00
2 june 8,00 – 22,00
3 june 9,00 – 18,00
House of the Geological Miracles
1 june 12,00 – 22,00
2 june 6,00 – 22,00
3 june 6,00 – 16,00
The registered will get an armband qualify to be a participant of guided tours, exhibitions, professional programs and other discounts.
Photo Marathon t-shirts can be ordered (2000 HUF) in the pre-registration menu’s message gap (quantity, size).
|Photo Marathon||Online registering deadline||31 may 2018. 23:59|
|Programs||1-3 june 2018.|
|Photo Contest||Submission deadline||30 june 2018.|
|Announcement of results||1 august 2018.|
|Exhibition||Novohrad-Nógrád Geopark Research and Coordination Centre||1 september 2018.|
Dawn, Sunset, Moon
Dawn: 4:45 (54,7°)
Sunset: 20:32 (305,5°)
Moon: 90 %
Moonrise: 22:54 (121,9°)
Dawn: 4:44 (54,4°)
Sunset: 20:33 (305,7°)
Moon: 84 %
Moonrise: 23:36 (120,2°)
Dawn: 4:43 (54,2°)
Sunset: 20:34 (305,9°)
Moon: 76 %
Moonrise: 00:13 (117,1°)
We will illuminate the fortress of Salgó and Somoskő.
DSLR, remote controller, tripod, MILC, wide angle optics, normal angled optics, LED lights.
Flashlight, sleeping bag, mug, outdoor clothing, hiking shoes, replacement shoes
Prevention, work safety
The guided tours are medium difficulty. Increased caution is required at the peaks and at night. Everyone takes part in the programs at their own risk. For unforeseeable external reasons or in case of permanently bad weather we reserve the right to change the program!
House of the Geological Miracles
Medvesi u. 14.
Telephone: +36 32 431-140