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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: 2009-06-11
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/2000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Alpine landscapes (Switzerland) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-06-13 8:38
Viewed: 4662
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

The Mischabel group is a part of the Pennine Alps and located in Valais. It is formed by several high pics, all over 4000m altitude. The main mountains of this group are: Lenzspitze (4294m), Nadelhorn (4327m), and the highest pic Dom (4545) which is also the highest mountain totally on Swiss territory.
In the frontpart we can see well the glacier in front of the Mischabel. We just hope that with the Global warming it will not melt too much.
I have taken the picture from the Moosalp, which is at 2000m altitude.
I'm not a landscape specialist, but always happy to see landscapes from other countries. I think that landscape-photographers have well a place on this site and I'm a little sad to read that they have the feeling that TN isn't a place for that speciality. I really hope that they will stay on this site!

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Hi Anne,

Great shot with good sharpness and colors
Perfect composed

TFS Thijs

I have immediately put this one into my favorites Anne...It is superior in all ways...but more than that it is a masterpiece of artistic talent!

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-06-13 11:07]

Hi Anne. As you say i was sad to read Paul H may not be posting again for that reason. I too am not much of a landscape photographer but i do know a great picture when i see one. This looks as if it should be mid winter and not June. A very good compostion. I like the patch of blue sky. well done TFS.

Hi Anne,

I think that landscapes are just as much part of nature, as are birds, flowers, insects and all things found wild in nature and have a place in TN. I like to see landscapes and especially good ones like this. As Nick said it is a pity that Paul H may not be posting, I enjoy his shots.
This shot has good composition, clarity, colours and detail. Thanks for showing and sharing

Regards Bill

Ciao Annie, superb mountain landscape, fantastic composition, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-06-13 16:27]

Salut Anne,une photo differente....mais un grand spectacle surement! Quelle nettete' et quelle lumiere magnifique dans ton travail! Mes plus gros compliments pour l'idee et la parfaite realisation,bonne Dimanche,LUCIANO

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-06-14 2:06]

Hello Anne,
Fantastic photo of this mountain massif. The colours are very natural and clear. Great composition and sharpness. Very good choice of POV.

Ciao Anne,
splendida immagine per delle bellissime grandi montagne, penso che la Natura ci offre la possibilità di cogliere facilmente la sua bellezza, favoriti dal facile uso dal punto di vista fotografico delle moderne tecnologie, ma ognuno di noi interpreta in qualche modo ciò che vede e lo restituisce filtrato dal suo modo di sentire e percepire, credo che tu abbia ben interpretato la forza, l'imponenza e lo splendore di queste montagne.
Grazie e complimenti.
Buona serata
Con amicizia

ciao Anne!
una straordinaria bellezza questa visuale
delle vette del gruppo Michabel ,davvero imponenti....
ottimo il Pov e la definizione

complimenti sERGIO

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-06-14 9:47]

Bonsoir Anne,
Only the sharp lighting tells me that this was not taken in the winter!
A fine view of these impressive alpine peaks in your area and somehow the clouds at the top add a little mystery and interest to this mountainscape. They are over twice as high as the higest peak in Sweden!
Merci et bonne soirée,

hello Anne
these days I am in the lake Kerkini with 38 degrees temperature, your photo it is a pleasant cool moment,imposing subject and very fine capture

Hi Anne,

I pphotograpded much landscapes, see my portfolio on TN.
Now doing flowers, in Autumn fungi so it doesn't matter to me.
This one an good pov from the moosalp with good details and structures.
Fine colours.


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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-06-14 12:28]

Hi Anne,
Very beautiful landscape.Well caught and composed.POV,exposure and visual impact are wonderful.Very well done!
Thanks for posting..

Ciao Anne. The white magagement is perfect! Great montaisn landscape in excellent sharp. Exciting POV. TFS.


bonjour Anne
cette photo est magnifique et ces Montagnes sont très impressionnantes
l'image est d'une très grande nettetéet les couleurs sont superbes
jz suis tout à fait d'accord, que les paysages sont les bienvenus sur ce site, ils sont partie intégrante de la nature
Passe une bonne nuit

Oh Wow, Anne, this is heaven, also heavenly! What a great view. Drop me off at the peak in the upper left corner with skis on my feet and that will be heaven twice over. Takes my breath away.

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  • mbasil Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 148 N: 745] (3320)
  • [2009-06-15 17:46]

Very dramatic, Anne. It feels just a bit tight at 115mm, but that seems to bring out the details better. Good job on the expsoure with the snow and clouds as well as black rock.

You have a fine eye for landscapes too, as this lovely image shows, Anne. You are being modest by saying otherwise in your note.
The point of view is well chosen, covering all the peaks in the group and the higher ones being slightly engulfed by drifting wisps of clouds. The glacier in the foreground is well captured with the crevasses clearly marked out.
The contrasts in the picture make it into a great mountain-scape.
Thanks and regards.

Bonjour Anne,
Très belle publication restituant bien l'ambiance de la haute montagne dans une bonne composition.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-06-18 7:22]
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Hi Anne,
such a great scene of this mountains.
the scenery is splendid, and to me it is wonder. The snow and the rock is very special.
are you ther for rock climbing? or skiing?
nice place to be and enjoy scenery.


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  • briGG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 195 W: 2 N: 344] (1823)
  • [2009-06-19 8:27]

Bonjour Anne,

Voici une très belle photo des Alpes (et techniquement et artistiquement)!
Magnifique paysage et tu as bien fait de placer cette photo dans TN!
Si ça, c'est pas de la nature :)

Bonne soirée


Hallo Anne!

Ganz links das Nadelhorn... eine meiner schönsten Erinnerungen an meine hochalpine Bergsteigerzeit und an meinen Vater.

Vielen Dank für dieses überwältigende Bild aus der meiner Ansicht nach schönsten Berggruppe der Alpen. Dein Begleittext gibt eine gute Übersicht über die Mischabelgruppe.

Wie geht's Dir so? Ich bin zurück aus meinen langen Ferien und... sehne mich schon nach den nächsten!!



Bonjour Anne,
I missed this beautifully composed landscape image! The atmospheric conditions are perfect to show what an ascention of this glacier and its crevace fields would be like from a distance. A rough and dangerous endevour, one false step and so long.
Excellent detail and lighting here anne,
I, as you, hope that landscapes are a welcoming sight wherever they are chose to be projected, are they not what nature has brought before us?
"From Earth's beginnings these mountain's breath's roar from high above, let us be!"

Hallo Anne
This is a very beautiful landscape and it is a pleasure to look at it. To me it has an atmosphere of spotlessness and purity. It looks so clean and fresh. The snow comes across so smooth, almost as if a container of icing sugar was turned over from the sky and dropped on the mountains. The light is really great and the overall view is stunning.
Best regards

Liebe Anne,
majestätischer Westalpengipfel mit imposanter Eis- und Schneebedeckung, dramatisch in die Wolken ragend. Mischabel, prosaisch "Mistgabel": ein Thron der Götter, unbezwingbar für Normalsterbliche.
Wie Du halte auch ich fotografische Dokumentationen von Naturlandschaften für unverzichtbar in einem Forum für Naturfotografie. Sie zeigen Lebensräume und sorgen dafür, im Blick auf die Details das große Ganze nicht aus den Augen zu verlieren. Mikrokosmos braucht Makrokosmos, Nähe die Ferne zur Balance. Sie klärt die Gedanken und hebt Kopf und Gemüt. Mit Dank und herzlichen Grüßen in die herrliche Bergwelt des Valais,

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