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Dent Blanche

Dent Blanche
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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: 2010-07-31
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Alpine landscapes (Switzerland) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-08-04 5:05
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Dent blanche= white tooth
Altitude: 4357m

The summit of Dent Blanche is an important geographic place as it is the converging point of three ridges. The three valleys separated by them are the Val d'Hérens, Val d'Anniviers and Mattertal. The respective villages of Evolène, Zinal and Zermatt lie approximatively at the same distance of the mountain.

The Dent Blanche has four steep faces rising over four glaciers: The north-east face (also called north face) rises above the Grand Cornier Glacier (part of the Zinal Glacier), the south-east face rises above the Schönbiel Glacier (part of the Zmutt Glacier), the south-west face rises above the Manzettes Glacier (part of the Ferpècle Glacier) and, finally, the north-west face of Dent Blanche rises above the homonym glacier.

The four ridges encompass almost exactly the four cardinal directions. The west ridge is named Arête de Ferpècle and the east ridge is named Arête des Quatre Ânes. The Col de la Dent Blanche (3,531 m) lies at the foot of the northern ridge, the Bivouac de la Dent Blanche is located there. The Dent Blanche Hut lies at the foot of the southern ridge which is used as the normal route.

The region around Dent Blanche consists of many 4000 metres peaks. The Ober Gabelhorn (west), Dent d'Hérens and Matterhorn (south) are the closest high summits.(Wikipedia)

I took the picture from above the village of Evolène in the Val d'Hérens, a region which was full of interesting butterflies too.

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Hallo Anne,
zufällig nebeneinander! Du wirst mit der tollen Natur-Landschaft noch viel Lob ernten. Hier ist schon mal meines. Es wird schwierig, in unserem Land solche Bilder zu machen, wo keine Spuren menschlichen Wirkens auszumachen sind. Dabei ist die Wiese im Vordergrund sicher eine Weide, aber man sieht es nicht. Gratuliere!
Herzlich grüsst Dieter

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-08-04 5:43]

Hello Anne,
Beautiful photo of this landscape in very nice colours, good sharpness and an excellent composition. Great POV.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-08-04 6:17]

Beautifully composed landscape, good proportion of the land and the sky, good lighting and useful notes. tfs.

Hi Anne,
A very nice scenic beauty. Very well captured by you. Lovely view and composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-08-04 10:20]

Hi Anne
What a fantastic landscape!!!
Details and colors are wonderful! Great sky and lovely clouds!

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-08-04 10:45]

Hallo Anne,
Das ist für mich "Flachländer" wieder ein genoss so ein bergische Aussicht zu genissen. Blaue Himmel Schnee auf den Bergen und Sonne pur. Sehr, sehr schön. Liebe Grüße Siggi

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2010-08-04 11:00]

Salut Anne
quel beau paysage on se croirais dans un film de Sissi.Bon pdv et couleurs naturel.Le detail du blans des montagne est tres réussie
Merci Michel

Anne, il n'y a que la Suisse qui puisse offrir en plein été un tel paysage.
Beauté, sérénité, calme et grandeur.
Merci pour cette pause

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2010-08-04 14:46]

Hello Anne,
What a beautiful landscape and what great shot.An excellent composition with wonderful colors,sharpness and POV.I like it very mutch.TFS
Best regards.

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2010-08-04 19:16]

Hallo Anne!

Dieter trifft den Nagel gleich zweimal auf den Kopf: Dein Landschaftsbild ist schön, es lässt das Herz eines Berglers höher schlagen. Zudem ist auch wahr, dass man sich immer mehr bücken muss, um ein Stück unberührter Natur zu finden... Dein Bild erinnert uns daran, dass man es noch schaffen kann!



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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-08-04 22:55]

Hi Anne,

Splendid Landscape, very nice colors in this hot summer! TFS!

Hi Anne

Woow, what a stunning view, there is nothing like that in Australia. Great composition and exposure. TFS


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-08-05 8:23]

Bonjour Anne,
A fantastic, well-composed landscape view of Dent Blanch peak and a little of its surroundings.
I like the interlocking triangular areas of contrasting vegetation, from the grassy FG (must be great for butterflies!), the coniferous valley and the slopes above the tree-line.
Merci! Tu demeures en un beau paysage!

Bonjour Anne,
Le paysage est splendide. J'aime beaucoup la composition en plans successifs et aux lignes fortes, qui guident le regard vers le sommet de la Dent Blanche. Un belle invitation au voyage...

Bonjour Anne,
Joli cadrage de ce beau paysage, l'avant plan donne un bel effet 3D a ta photo

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-08-07 4:13]

Hello Anne,
A wonderful view from the Alps taken from a great vantage point. Excellent DOF, great details and lovely colours.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Dear Anne,

Thank you so much for bringing to TrekNature this glorious view of the Dent Blanche.

I have seen it at Easter Time one year - after heavy snowfall - and the snow ''hung over the side'' waiting to wipe the climbers from the surface...

The wisps of cloud make it a truly special landscape with the slopes opening - one after another - like curtains for the grand finale: the Dent Blanch.

Your love for the Valais shows in this photo - like a lover photographing a beautiful girl.

Have a nice week-end
Herzliche Gruesse

Hellow Gazelle,
This is such a beautiful landscape and brings back good memoires for me during my young back packing days through Europe.You have created an interesting perspective with good depth and sharpness throughout.An overall great colour tonal range and nice full image.Take care.

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