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Moncenisio 2


Moncenisio 2
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Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio2006) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6690 W: 90 N: 16812] (102073)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-10-01
Categories: Mountain
Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-10-03 6:22
Viewed: 3976
Points: 60
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Pausa tra una farfalla e l'altra
Mont Cenis (Italian: Moncenisio) is a massif and pass (el. 2081 m / 6827 ft) in Savoy in France which forms the limit between the Cottian and Graian Alps.
A road was built across it between 1803 and 1810 by Napoleon, while a light railway (named after its inventor, Mr. Fell, and worked by English engine-drivers) was opened alongside the road in 1868, but was destroyed in 1871, on the opening of the Mont Cenis Tunnel.
This tunnel (highest point 1295 m / 4249 ft) is really 27.4 km 17 miles west of the pass, below the Col de Fréjus. From Chambéry the line runs up the Isère valley, but soon bears through that of the Arc or the Maurienne past St Jean de Maurienne to Modane (98.2km / 61 mi from Chambéry). The tunnel is 13 km in length, and leads to Bardonecchia, some way below which, at Oulx the line joins the road from the Col de Montgenèvre.
Thence the valley of the Dora Riparia is followed to Turin (103.8 km / 64.5 mi from Modane). The carriage road mounts the Arc valley for 25.7 km / 16 mi from Modane to Lanslebourg, whence it is 12.9 km / 8 mi to the hospice, a little way beyond the summit of the pass. The descent lies through the Cenis valley to Susa (49.9 km / 37 mi from Modane) where the road joins the railway.
To the south-west of the Mont Cenis is the Little Mont Cenis (2184.2 m / 7166 ft) which leads from the summit plateau (in Italy) of the main pass to the Etache valley on the French slope and so to Bramans in the Arc valley. This pass was crossed in 1689 by the Vaudois, and by some authors is believed to have been Hannibal's Pass.
Being a pass in the Alps, the Mont Cenis was used several times in history. One example is the descent of Constantine I to Italy, to fight against Maxentius.


Il Colle del Moncenisio, (in francese Col du Mont Cenis) , è un passo delle Alpi che unisce la Val di Susa, in provincia di Torino, con la regione della Maurienne, compresa nel dipartimento francese della Savoia.
Il colle è situato totalmente in territorio francese a seguito delle rettifiche al confine ottenute dalla Francia a titolo punitivo dopo la II guerra mondiale.
Il colle separa le Alpi Cozie dalle Alpi Graie. La prima vetta delle Alpi Graie che si incontra a nord-est del colle è la Punta di Ronce; la prima vetta delle alpi Cozie che si incontra a sud-est del colle è la Cima di Bard.
Appena sotto il colle, nel versante che scende verso l'Italia ma ancora in territorio francese, è stata costruita una grande diga per la produzione di energia elettrica, divisa tra Italia e Francia. La diga forma il Lago del Moncenisio.
Si calcola che l'enorme portata d'acqua della diga sommergerebbe l'intera bassa Val di Susa se dovesse ripetersi una catastrofe come quella del Vajont.
Il colle ha avuto una grande importanza storica. Quando Annibale attraversò dalla Francia verso l'Italia utilizzò il Colle del Piccolo Moncenisio, situato ad ovest dell'attuale Colle del (Grande) Moncenisio.
Napoleone vi fece costruire tra il 1803 ed il 1810 la strada di collegamento e l'Ospizio.
Nel 1868 venne costruita lungo la strada del colle una ferrovia a cremagliera dall'ingegnere John Barraclough Fell. La ferrovia venne smantellata alcuni anni dopo (1871) in occasione dell'apertura del Traforo ferroviario del Frejus.
Il Colle del Moncenisio nei secoli ha avuto una grande importanza militare. Con la cessione della Savoia alla Francia (1860) è diventato il valico di confine tra Francia e Italia. Ha quindi visto la realizzazione di grandi sistemi fortificati che dovevano difendere l'accesso al passo da un'eventuale azione nemica ricolta verso la Valle di Susa.
Nel 1874-80 il Regio Esercito italiano creò la Piazza militare del Moncenisio, costituita dai forti in pietra Cassa, Varisello e Roncia. A questi aggiunsero altre importanti batterie e fortificazioni, come la Batteria Pattacroce e le opere fortificate erette sulla cima del monte Malamot. I Francesi a loro volta costruirono su un'altura presso il vecchio confine il Fort de la Turra. Nei primi anni del XX secolo il colle vide la costruzione delle due batterie corazzate La Court e Paradiso. Negli anni Trenta, sotto il regime fascista, furono realizzate le opere in caverna del Vallo Alpino. Tutte queste fortificazioni sono passate in territorio francese dopo le rettifiche di confine avvenute nel 1947. Rimangono numerosi resti delle opere militari, visitate ogni anno da centinaia di persone.
Il colle è anche un luogo interessante dal punto di vista turistico nella bella stagione grazie alla possibilità di effettuare escursioni.
La strada che attraversa il colle si tiene un po' più in alto del colle stesso e raggiunge così l'altezza di 2.100 metri.

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Hi Silvio!

It's a pleasure to see anther "Silvio". We are not used to see landscapes of you. This one is very beautiful, i like the diagonal composition and the autumnal atmosphere. It's a simple, yet very pleasant picture.

Kind regards

Markus

N.B. Did you forget the notes?

:-)

hello Silvio

excellent landsacpe shot of Rhône-Alpes region in France,
with fine POV, DOF and framing, excellent sharpness and details,
and excellent contrast between the ground's warm colour tones
and the sky's cold colour tones, TFS

Asbed

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-10-03 9:01]

Hello Silvio,
Beautiful! Superb lighting and detail. I like the light shadows on the mountains created by the clouds.
Well done!
Siggi

Hi My beloved friend Silvio,

An excellent landscape capture of this beautiful hillside with semi-open, cloudy blue sky. TFS. All the best!
Cheers,

Bayram

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-10-03 9:53]

Hi Silvio. Nice to see a landscape from you and a good one at that. You have taken it from a nice POV. showing good detail and natural colours.all with interesting notes . well done TFS.
Nick..

Have a good weekend.

A wonderful landscape or mountain scape..or both..but quite different from what you normally do and yet shows your talents are well appreciated..
Bob

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-10-03 10:02]

Hi Silvio,

It's so nice to see one of your landscapes again! I love the diagonal composition showing the slope of the mountain. Beautiful colors and details of the ground, mountains, sky and clouds. This looks more like a painting than a photo.

Jane

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-10-03 10:23]

Hello Silvio,
Very beautiful landscape in great clear colours and an excellent composition.
Regards,
Peter

Ciao Silvio,
Thank you for the informative notes regarding this beautiful place!
good pov to show how great is the whole place in good clarity, natural and beautiful colour also perfect details
many thanks
ciao
tony

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-10-03 12:28]

Hello Silvio,
A fine well-composed landscape showing Mount Cenis in excellent autumn lighting on the French side with superb colours of the season.
TFS this wonderful view,
Have a good weekend,
Ciao,
Ivan

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2008-10-03 13:18]

Hello Silvio,
I like such landscapes maybe for that reason I live entirely different country. Here are everywhere green trees, plants and flat space. I see beautiful blue sky warm light.
Regards, Pawel

Superb shot, my dear friend Silvio!
Very well seen!
Cheers!
Goldy

Hi Silvio.
Amazing picture...Beautiful landscape..TFS.
Kind regards.
Leyla.

Bonsoir Silvio
magnifique paysage de la France, d'une partie des Alpes, belle couleurs et sujet bien choisi,
Amicalement
Jean-Pierre

Stunning landscape Silvio... excellent composition and beautifully processed to bring us the full range of tonal values. Detail is superb. TFS

Larry

Hello Silvio
A beautiful scene and its perfect capture. TFS.
Regards,
Deniz

hi Silvio,

great composition with very warm colours.
Good pov.

Gert

So you are holidaying in this part od Europe these days, Silvio.
I envy you!
This landscape image with autumnal tones to it is a winner. The frame split into two triangular segements makes a fine composition through juxtaposition. The brown earth and the blue sky supplement each other very well to make this picture truly outstanding.
Thanks and regards.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-10-04 1:53]

Hello Silvio,
Beautiful capture from your holiday in France! I like your composition with good depth and in lovely colours.
TFS and regards, Ulla

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-10-04 4:50]

Bonjour Silvio,
Très belle lumière automnale sur ce paysage alpin du Mont Cenis. Belle composition avec la ligne en diagonale tracée par la pente de la montagne. Je dois avouer que je n'ai encore jamais été dans cette région, bien qu'elle ne soit pas trop éloignée géographiquement. On se rattrappera..
Bonne fin de semaine
Anne

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  • mariki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 838 W: 60 N: 2307] (9477)
  • [2008-10-04 12:20]

Hello Silvio,

I do not know this side of the Mont-Cenis. Very good capture of this landscape. Excellent diagonal composition. Good DOF. Splendid light and colours.
Cheers,
Mariki

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-10-04 18:53]

Hello Silvio, Superb shot and a lovely landscape. Excellent sharp focus and the lighting is amazing. Well done and TFS Ganesh

Hi Silvio,
Very beautiful landscape with good composition and lighting, interesting details and nice natural colours.
TFS
Pekka

Hello Silvio. Beautiful landscape with the mountain descending down the frame. Sharp details with very good depth against the stunning sky. Very well done and warmest regards. Jusni

Ciao Silvio,
ogni tanto apri una parentesi per mostrarci qualche bel paesaggio. La composizione è molto particolare ed i colori già ci introducono all'autunno ormai davvero alle porte.
Livio

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-10-05 8:29]

Hello Silvio,a beautiful landscape shot, perfectly composed with a superb technique, a true beauty my friend!

Mario

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-10-05 13:53]

Ciao Silvio,
this is a fine landscape image.
The geography here is incredible!
Excellent DOF.
Superb lighting and colours.

Well done!
Joe

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-10-09 5:10]

Ciao Silvio,
I like the colors, contrast, exposure control, light and the composition.
Grazie e complimenti,
Selen

Dear Silvio,
Another landscape demonstrating your artistic eye for drama:

The typical azure blue sky of the Alps in early autumn - clouds lurking on the right - leading the view downhill, where another cloud throws as a shadow onto the hillside.

The steep, rocky cliffs sharply contrasting and chiseled, the hill side on the right smoothed by glaciers some time ago.

The whole image finished off with a foreground displaying the alpine autumn colours.

All in all, a Silvio Postcard Landscape!

It is a beautiful scenery: when I lived in Paris (a lifetime ago), we used to go skiing in Chambery.


Congratulazioni per il tuo 1000.

Ciao Ingrid

Hello Mr.Silvio,
GreAt mountain landscape.Good details with soft light.Like its frAming.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice Saturday tomorrow,
Srikumar

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