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Alpine landscape4
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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: 2007-02-09
Categories: Mountain
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Alpine landscapes (Switzerland) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-02-10 10:37
Viewed: 4195
Points: 56
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a high-plateau , called Hellela,belonging to the village of Zeneggen in Valais. It is situated at 1600m and surrounded by forests. Normally in February there is a lot of snow there. This year just what you see on the picture.When we walk on this plateau, we just have the feeling to be far away from the world, because it is so silent, we just hear the wind or some birds.
In spring this area is covered with hundreds of Pulsatilla anemones of different colours and also in summertime there are rare plants to see.
Just one word concering the hut you can see. This is not a chalet, it is a barn. It has been built on stands with big stones to hinder mice to get in.

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Hi Ann,
This is a wonderful landscape!
I like so much the way you managed the whites of the snow.
Personally, I would have crop the picture to put away the barn, and still had a great composition. Despite is not a chalet is man made.
Well done, thanks for share it with us and happy week end!,

Hi Anne, wonderful winter composition with a splendid landscape and a lovely little house, great colors, very well done, have a nice week end, ciao Silvio

Hello Ann,

Very nice shot and I really like the composition with the old chalet and the Alps.
well done.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-02-10 11:09]

Hi Anne.
What a nice view you have pictured. Great composition. I also like the clearness of the colour and colour palette at a whole, amazing lighting, perfect DOF, details and sharpness of the shot. BRAVO. Perfect done and TFS.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-02-10 11:19]

Hello Anne,
you show a nice mountain landscape with a great depth and clarity. Besides the beautiful mountains it additionally shows that there is hardly any snow - not usual for the season.
Best wishes, Peter

I wouldn't mind living in that barn, Anne :-).
It is a pity it has snowed only scantily here this year. Nevertheless, this landscape with some snow on the ground looks beautiful. The depth of view is great and those awe-inspiring peaks in the background look majestic.
Thanks for sharing this lovely view from your country.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-02-10 15:06]

This looks picture postcard beautiful. Lovely well balanced composition.



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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-02-10 17:59]

Hola Anne, maravilloso pov. y bello habitat, agradables detalles.
Muchos saludos

Joli paysage bien cadré. Bonne atmosphère.
Bonne journée.

Hello Anne this is so beautifull lovely landscape nicely composed with the little barn to add a focal point. detail and sharpness is great. I like the addition of the overhanging branches. TFS rgds Necip.

hi anne!
nice photo with great
composition and fine exposure
like the mighty mountains
well done!

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-02-11 9:37]

Hi Anne

Nice to see you back and posting! :)
This is another splendid mountain landscape from you!
I really like the look of those peaks on the right and also of the nice cute little cottage on the left...i'm sure you'll get a great view from there, too.
I really like the exposure management here as well as the colors nad tones everywehere.
The details are great and sharp everywhere and the composition is lovely.

Bravo and TFS

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  • NellyD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 237 W: 0 N: 445] (1783)
  • [2007-02-11 13:06]

Hi Anne,

This a very beautiful winterlandscape!
I like the lovely colours, very clear and bright.
Great composition with the little house on the left and the Alps. Good sharpness too.
Very nice to look at.

Greetings, Nel

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  • mrcrow Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 422 W: 98 N: 194] (3008)
  • [2007-02-11 14:07]

stock and perfect aspect of winter mountain view..the little house suggesting security from the cold
the viewpoint takes in all the necessary elements..foreground..tree branch..mid hut..and far vista..
well saturated and sharp

hello ANNE
magnifique paysage de montagne, tres belles couleurs de bonne neteté
bravo et merci a toi

Hi Anne,
Some really beautiful landscape scenery. The beautiful colors and clarity of the scene look amazing. Well composed and framed. Great sense of depth to the scene.

Hi Anne ,
excellent image with great composition and nice colors.
excellent details, colors and sharpness.
very well captured and nice place.
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)
  • [2007-02-12 10:38]

Hello Anne,
Very beautiful Alpine landscape! I like the vantage point you have used and the depth of focus is excellent. Beautiful colours too. It must be very strange to walk here on nearly bare ground in February!
TFS and regards, Ulla

Guten Tag, Anne,
diese sehr harmonisch komponierte Winterlandschaft in schlichten, verhaltenen Farben gefällt mir sehr. Kristallklare Luft und ebensolche Details in Deinem Bild machen Lust auf Wandern - ein Vergnügen, das uns gerade bei wenig Schnee die Bergwelt auch im Winter in sehr entspannter Weise vergönnt.
Mit Dank und herzlichen Grüßen,

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2007-02-14 11:27]
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Hi Anne

This is a lovely tranquil scene and one really experiences the feeling of utter peacefulness just by looking at it. In my minds eye however, prompted by your interesting notes, I could see this area when it is covered with the sea of colourful anemones during spring time. It must be a fabulous sight to see. It is very clear from this photo how the northern hemisphere in general experience a lack or low occurrence of snow this year. This was echoed by numerous TN members and it sure is a concern.

I like your composition with the sloping hill coming in from the left and countered by the peaks of the mountain range coming in at an angle from the right. The beautiful blue sky created a wonderful edge against the snowy summits and the rustic barn gave a degree of scale and perspective to the whole picture. The DOF carried the details well into infinity.

Well done and TFS.

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  • sayat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 280 W: 0 N: 258] (1457)
  • [2007-02-15 3:48]

Excellent, dreamlike landscape Dear Anne! One misses the calm of that barn and the breathtaking view a lot.
I hope winter remembers the Northern hemisphere soon...

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-02-16 8:43]

Hi again,Anne.
It is amazing place with view over meadow on majestic mountains.Gorgeous winter landscape,even if is that snow in a meadow little.I hope, that the here you return as far as will meadow in bloom,I very enjoy on that show.
Superb done,well composed and perfect depth.
TFS and greetings.

very good compo and expo

tfs mario

tres belle composition de paysage de montagne,le manque de neige ajoute du contraste ce qui permet de faire tout de meme de belle photos.Ayant passé deux mois en Savoie cet "hiver"j'ai bien sur subit le redoux,a l'exeption d'une petite semaine en Tarentaise ou le thermometre est descendu a -11a 1400 m .le reste du temps j'etais dans le massif du beaufortain ou il gelait a peine a 1000m.un camping car aide a passer des sejours pas trop cher dans les alpes francaises;les cavavaneige n'etant pas cher à l'encontre de l'autriche et ton beau pays je pense.profite bien de la nature tant qu'elle exixte a bientot vieuxelk

Bonjour Anne,
Quel bel endroit !
Belle composition, belle lumière aussi (peu d'ombres), la profondeur de champs nous emmène loin.
Beau cliché,
Moustique ;o)

Hello Anne,
A pleasant composition of this typical Swiss landscape!
The winter is there but not overwhelming, but the snow adds to the beauty of the image...
Good lines and a fine feeling of depth, attractive exposure of the majestic mountains!
Pablo -

What a lovely picturesque picture perfect postcard type photography.
Best regards,

Hello Ann,

Your photo is more than fine. I could imagine as I am walking on that area and only the birds are singing. You took a good one here. Placing the hut on the left side is a good idea so the POV is excellent and the DOF is O.K. as I see it.

TFS, Csaba

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