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Nuit sur les Alpes Valaisannes

Nuit  sur les Alpes Valaisannes
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Copyright: Livio Carroccia (livius) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 300 W: 0 N: 391] (1525)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-18
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Nikon D50 Digital SLR, Sigma 18-200mm f 3.5-6.3 DC OS Hsm
Exposure: f/4.2, 30 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Alpine landscapes (Switzerland) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-09-22 4:09
Viewed: 4118
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The mountains are beautifulst, also of night: important is possession always to hand capacity the tripod and with the just light and if the night is full of stars they succeed to natch of the fantastic colors of the sky not visible to eye knot. It happens to Bettmeralp.

The Pennine Alps (also: Valais Alps) are a mountain range in the western part of the Alps. They are located in Switzerland (Valais) and Italy (Piedmont and the Aosta Valley). The Col Ferret separates them from the Mont Blanc Massif; the Dora Baltea valley separates them from the Graian Alps; the Simplon Pass separates them from the Lepontine Alps; the Rhône valley separates them from the Bernese Alps.
The Italian side is drained by the rivers Dora Baltea, Sesia and Toce, tributaries of the Po. The Swiss side is drained by the Rhône River.
The Great St Bernard Tunnel, under the Great St Bernard Pass, leads from Martigny, Switzerland to Aosta.

Le Alpi Pennine (dal latino Alpes Poeninae - dette anche Alpi del Vallese) sono una parte della catena montuosa delle Alpi.
Esse sono collocate in Italia (Piemonte e Valle d'Aosta) e in Svizzera (Vallese). Esse sono separate dalle Alpi Graie dal passo del Ferret e dal corso della Dora Baltea, dalle Alpi Lepontine dal passo del Sempione e dalle Alpi bernesi dal corso del Rodano.

Dal versante italiano sono alimentati i fiumi Dora Baltea, Sesia e Toce, tutti affluenti del Po. Dal versante svizzero viene alimentato il fiume Rodano.

Le Alpi Pennine[1] sono così chiamate dalla parola ligure pre-romana "pen" (monte).

Costituiscono un potente bastione ed un maestoso complesso glaciale. Spiccano in esso vette di poco inferiori in altitudine al Monte Bianco come il Cervino (4.478 m) ed il Monte Rosa (4.638 m).

Presentano un solo valico importante: quello del Gran San Bernardo (tra la Val d'Aosta ed il Vallese svizzero). Sotto il passo vi è traforo del Gran San Bernardo.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-09-22 6:01]

Bonjour Livio,
Comment ne pourrais-je pas réagir à cette image presque mélancolique d'un paysage qui est si près de mon coeur? Tu as capté une dimension presque spirituelle de ce paysage et je t'en remercie beaucoup. Je sais, je ne suis pas tout à fait objective dans ce cas, mais on me pardonnera.
Un grand merci aussi pour ta note instructive
Bonne journée

Hi Livio,
What an amazing panoramic view.great atmosphere.TFS.


Hi Livio,
A nice capture of this beautiful night landscape. Superb composition and lovely colors. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Ciao Livio,una foto che vedrei molto bene anche su trekearth,sono senza parole,e' davvero spettacolare! Mi piacciono molto le foto serali e notturne,questa e' davvero insolita e rivoluzionaria,non ci crederai ma ho fatto 5 minuti a muovere la testa su e giu per vedere sparire e riapparire le stelle sul monitor lcd..ehehe...10 e lode,complimentissimi e buona serata,Luciano

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2008-09-24 10:17]
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Truly beautiful landscape. Superb clarity and lovely colors.



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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-09-25 2:15]

Hi Livio,
you must be reallt plaesed with this shot! Dramatic, full of mood and a tranquil ambience. You have also done a good job on the cropping here - well done!

Ciao Livio,

What a cool shot! It reminds me of the night I climbed a mountain in full moon light, in order to see the < pink > sunrise the next morning.
Yes it was in the Swiss part of these Alps.

I like this shot a lot and recommend you try to set it up as Panorama Post. Good note too! Appreciated.

Well done, & tfs.

Ciao Livio, fantastica notturna, durante l'esposizione hai avuto il tempo di berti un caffè, cielo meraviglioso puntegiato di stelle, magnifica vista delle imponenti montagne, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

Ciao Livio,
splendido paesaggio notturno, ottimo taglio compositivo con le silhouette laterali, molto buona la nitidezza, un'immagine di grande atmosfera ed impatto emotivo.
Grazie e complimenti.

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2008-09-27 8:17]

Wonderful landscape, it looks like a picture from fantastic story. Amazing colors and nice composition.

Cioa Livio. Fantastica ora blu alpina. Giusto POV e bellisime silouette in piena ombra. Nonostante fosse il 18 agosto traspare una atmosfera invernale. Sarà per il tono freddo dei meravigliosi colori.


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  • erve Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 96 W: 3 N: 131] (620)
  • [2008-09-28 5:00]

Hi livio.

This is a great shot with a really dreamy atmosphere. It truly is a beautiful scene with lovely colours.



Ciao Livio,
I compliment for this fine and beautiful panorama view of the mountains in a first class quality!
very neat and clean image with perfect sharpness, awesome colouration and superb details
very well done indeed

Bonjour Livio,
C'est assez impressionnant comme paysage et comme capture. C'est une bonne idée et je crois que c'est la première fois que je vois ces montagnes majesteuses de nuit! Les étoiles sont de toute beauté ainsi que les teintes de couleurs et la texture. Merci!

Beautiful photo. An amazing panoramic view. I love the composition and the colors. Good detail as well.


This is interesting Livio. It is fun to see something new and different on TN. Not too many attempt a night shot. I like the feeling, color, sharpness and stars. Thanks

Evelynn : )

Hi livio,

Very seldom see the mountain shot at night. Beautiful colour tone with star.My complement.TFS.


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-04-18 10:55]

Hi Livio.
What a clear and nice shot of a sweet place. I like all in it. Romantic lights and colours, crystal mountain air, razor sharpness of the mountain's shapes, great framing and composition. Thanks for wonderful art work and all the best to you.

Ciao Livio! Amazing mountains. Wonderful perspective. Superb panorama. Great exposure. Splendid effect. Well done!

Ciao amico Livio,

Awesome night scene capture at high altitudes from nice POV with delightful composition.
TFS & Cheers,


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