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a new day begin

a new day begin
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Copyright: Aldo Antoniazzo (traveller47) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 22] (286)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-03-20
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Canon A70
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-09-07 13:38
Viewed: 6044
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Here we are in the heart of the Hoggar mountains. The view goes to infinity. All around peaks, deep throats, expanses of lava stones burnt by the sun.
This is the Hoggar; a great mountainous island in a sand of sea.

From the Assekrem refuge (2600 m), built by the French Club Alpine, placed on the Hoggar mountains we have a wonderful view of the peaks on the south side of the refuge, an amphitheatre of peaks and needles.

With about 30 minutes of walk up we arrive to a large flat land where is the father Charles de Foucauld refuge (2780m).
Charles de Foucauld was a French religious who studied the uses and the language of Tuareg people. He chose to live in this wild and isolated place, full of magic.
With lunar lands, solemn mountains and silence the Assekrem is a place that invites to the meditation and dawns and sunsets are always special.


Ascoltate, è ancora il tramonto sul colle dell' Assekrem.
Giallo, ocra, azzurro, oltremare, carminio.
Cielo, Terra, montagne e valli.
Ma giù nella gole c'è già il crepuscolo e la notte.
Rosa, terra bruciata, viola, nero.
Il nulla laggiù.
L'aria è così limpida che l'increspatura dell'ultimo orizzonte potrebbe essere all'altro capo del mondo.
Se la Terra fosse piatta.
E il fondo della valle su cui sta poggiando la roccia dell' Assekrem, il centro della Terra.
Se il cuore della Terra fosse freddo come i crepacci a quest'ora della sera.
( Maurizio Maggiani "Il viaggiatore notturno")

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Hello Aldo,
Very good composition with overlapping mountains with different patterns of colour, this is trully a great landscape photo of mountain!
good sharpness, awesome colour and details
well done and well seen

Ciao Aldo, foto da favola, splendida la silhouette delle montagne che si accavallano sullo sfondo splendido del cielo al tramonto, bellissima,. bravo, buon week end, ciao Silvio

The overlapping of these wonderfully shaped mountains makes a very effective composition. The color is unusual and pleasant. I love the diminution of values as they recede into the distance. I think you could crop out the overexposed clouds as the top and still have a very nice image.

Evelynn : )

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