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Grosshorn, Schwarzhorn. For Ram

Grosshorn, Schwarzhorn. For Ram
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Copyright: Anne Gattlen (anel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-02-04
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/1250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-02-09 4:21
Viewed: 3370
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

These peaks are located on the border betweeen the canton of Berne and Valais. They are part of the Bernese Alps, even if mainly situated on Valaisan territory.
The Bernese Alps also are the watershed between North Sea and Mediterranean Sea.
Grosshorn and Schwarzhorn are located very close to the more well-known Bietschhorn.
The picture has been taken from the other side of the Rhone Valley. It was interesting to observe that the fog was hold on by these mountains and makes them often look like some kind of volcano

I would like to dedicate this picture to Ram Thakur (Ram), because I know that he likes mountain areas a lot. There is a certain analogy between the mountain valleys of North India and Valais.

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Hi Anne!

Ram will be delighted, the picture is superb. It's a powerful and fascinating mountain scenery you present us today! The picture highlights the beauty of these peaks at best and the clouds hanging around the summits add to the value of the picture.

Kind regards


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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2009-02-09 4:54]

Hi Anne,
Wonderful shot of these snow covered peaks and the blue sky. Superb light and shadow play and the exposure is spot-on which is sometimes so difficult to handle in this snowy environment. The peaks stands majestically and your POV potrays their beauty aptly. Very nicely composed.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2009-02-09 6:01]

Salut Anne
Wow quel paysage tout en neige.Excellent PDV et que dire de la composiiton.J'aime bien la vue des nuage qui semble sortir de la montagne.Tu as également bien maitrisé l'exposition face a la neige.
Merci Michel

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-02-09 7:18]

Hello Anne,
What a splendid view of these high Alp tops! A superb POV and lovely colours and shadows with the blue sky above. Indeed, it does look rather like a volcano with puffs of smoke coming out of the crater! Very well done!
TFS and regards, Ulla

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-02-09 7:41]

Hello Anne,
Supern mountain-scape taken in excellent side lighting to show the Bernese peaks with fine clarity. I like the capture of the light cloud among the peaks to make them look like a steaming volcano!
Superb POV and composition.
Merci pour le partage,
Bonne soirée,

Hi Anna,
das ist atemberaubend schön - wozu fahren die Leute zum Mount Everest - der hier ist mindestens genauso eindrucksvoll, oder?
Die Wolkenstimmung macht das ganze noch spektakulärer. Danke und viele Grüße
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2009-02-09 11:10]

Hola Anne,
exquisita vista y panorámica,
buen encuadre e iluminación,
saluos amiga,

wow , splendid landscape Anne ! impressive !
wonderful colours and perfect sharp ,
well done !

Ciao Anne, splendid view of wonderful mountain, fantastic landscape, very well done, ciao Silvio

Bonjour Anne,
Très beau paysage de haute montagne dans une agréable lumière qui favorise l'appréciation de détails comme par exemple la belle et fine arête rocheuse de droite qui mène le regard jusqu'au sommet.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2009-02-10 8:21]

Hi Anne,
a beautiful landscape; composition, color and exposure are very good. TFS

Bonsoir Anne
Les pics rocheux sont souvent exceptionnels, ici tu nous donnes une ampleur naturelle et réelle
Merci amicalement

Ciao Anne,
ci regali uno sguardo ravvicinato di queste splendide vette, mi piace molto il grafismo e il contrasto delle rocce sul manto nevoso; eccellente POV con la luce laterale che esalta i crinali e crea delle bellissime ombre; ottima nitidezza.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2009-02-10 20:48]

Anne, Superb shot of this lovely mountain and with excellent landscape. Ganesh

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2009-02-11 14:45]

Hi Anne

I've been meaning to congratulate you on this wonderful shot, but simply couldn't find the time :(
Anyway...better later than never, i hope :)

This is a superb close-up of these peaks! I think you've composed this shot very well - keeping the big one off-centered and that you've also exposed them very well.
Further more, the timing is excellent and that cloud on top adds a lot more atmosphere and drama to the entire scene. Very well done!

Bravo and TFS

PS: If you are still interested in coming to our TN Meeting, we'd very much like to hear your preference on the time of our meeting. Please check the thread on the Forum. Thanks ;)

Bonjour Anne,
A high peak near your home I see! A beautiful and well composed and detailed capture of this steaming vent above. It appears to bea very crisp day with the clarity of the rocks and cliffs.
Excellent capture...

Hello Anne,
Well composed and technically nicely done.
Beautiful light play.
Thanks for sharing the Grosshorn as well as the Schwarzhorn.

Hi Anne,

Nice POV, great detail and good light, make this kind of minimalist shot so pleasant.Great dedication for Ram.TFS.


Olá Anne

Lindíssima paisagem...cores fantásticas e muito bonito o ponto de vista.
Parabéns pelo trabalho.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-02-16 8:45]

Hi Anne.
Outstanding picture of the most impressive subject. And you have done all perfectly. Quality of the image is the top end. Brilliant sharpness and details of the mountains, refined exposure and snow colour reproduction, cute frog over the peak and very nice cold sunlight and blue sky. My all compliments and TFS. Bravo.

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2009-02-16 9:40]

merhaba Anne
wonderful mountain photo and nice gift to our friend, Ram
it looks like a postcard
composition, POV, DOF and sharpness are great

Thanks a lot for dedicating this wonderful mountain-scape to me, Anne. I feel honoured.
It is a great pleasure for me to look this picture up since I was away to my native place for about three weeks.
Yes, there is a marked similarity between the mountains in your country and the ones at my native place.
This is a beautiful image with fine depth of view and immaculate details.
Thanks and best regards.

Hallo Anne,
ich nehme mir kurz mal die Zeit, wieder bei Dir reinzuschauen. Zu meiner Zerknirschung entdecke ich eine ganze Reihe toller Bilder, die ich nicht alle kommentieren will. Hier gefällt mir die unerhörte Klarheit. Verwendest Du Filter? Natürlich war es ein sensationell klarer Tag, auch hier. Gute Idee, die Widmung an Ram, auch so ein Bergler wie Du!

Beste Grüsse

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2009-03-05 21:03]

Hello Anne,
I have just returned from looking at the wonderful snow peaks that Mr.Thakur presented recently.And now looking at this dedication from you to him, it is such a pleasant feeling ..to see almsot the same beautiful peaks of snow, mountains, sunlight etc ...the only fact that it is just another country in another continent.

I like the PoV you have used here.The side angle is able to give one a good view of the scenes both behind and infront of the peak.The heavy snow mount behind the peak and the rising cloud even as sunlight falls on it is a contrast to the FG where there is much less of snow.The PoV give almost a curvature like effect to the mountain.You have manage a fine exposure considering the effect snow can have on compositions as this.

Thanks for sharing

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