Sunset above the Mont Blanc Massif, french Alps. The Moon climbed The Drus (on the left) and quickly reached the upper sky, followed by her reflection. The lake (Lac des Chéserys) was quite wavy at the beginning, but calmed down after the sunset, letting a quasi-perfect mirror.
This is a panorama of 2 pictures.
This is one of the first pictures I'm uploading from my 3 weeks in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc. A lot more to come!
taken from the top of Skidaw With a summit at 931 m (3,054 ft) above sea level it is the fourth highest mountain in England. It lies just north of the town of Keswick, Cumbria, and dominates the skyline in this part of the northern lakes . this is a 7 image stitch panorama
Here are the amazing mountains of, from left to right, the Eiger, or Ogre (3970m), the Monch, or Monk (4099m) and the Jungfrau, or Young Lady (4158m). They rise above the small train station of Kleine Scheidegg in the Bernese Oberland of Switzerland, near the ski resorts of Wengen and Grindelwald.
A train station takes passengers all the way up from the valley to the train station on the plateau, but even more impressively, as far back as 1910, a train line was built through the mounains all the way up to the Jungfau joch, the highest train station in Europe at 3500 metres!
What is most impressive about this area though is the history of the north face of the Eiger, seen on the left of the photo. It's title as the most infamous north face in Switzerland or perhaps even the whole of Europe is not without reason. To date it has claimed the lives of 64 climbers and, the combination of extreme danger aswell as the ease with which summit attempts could be viewed by tourists from the comfort of hotel balconies down on the plateau meant the mountain very quickly became extremely (in)famous. The face was so dangerous that it earnt the name, "Mordwand", or more simply, Murder Face. I highly recommend the docu-film, The Beckoning Silence...[link] which explains the heroic yet ultimately tragic tale of a young group of Austrain and German climbers attempting to climb the north face for the first time. Seeing this imposing vertical wall of rock and ice close up certainly puts into perspective the extreme bravery of the young men who first tried to ascend it as far back as 1935.
Here's another incredible video to show how things have progressed... [link]
Anyway, this is my first effort at a panoramic photo, and although not entirely satisfied with the result, I have put this up in the hope that I can get some advice on how to improve certain areas. It is stiched together from five photos, all batch processed from 6 exposure values in Photomatix. The stiching was done in Photoshop, but I had a few problems. Firstly I had trouble getting a uniform sky with certain areas lighter than others. Furthermore, I also had problems with noise, again in the sky. Anyways, hope you like the picture and any advice or feedback would be greatly appreciated!
This is my first shot from my recent trip with my girlfriend. We headed out to Austria for 8 days.
This one was taken on our third day. We drove more than an hour to the valley station at Enzinger Boden. After arriving there we decided to use the ski lift instead of a 5 and a half hour to walk to the top.(Later we walked downhill). For me it was the first time using a ski lift and before then, I thought I have no vertigo. But I have to admit that I felt very uncomfortable in there and it felt like hours going up with this shaky thing . Back to this image. I made this one 2600m above the sea level. The lake in this shot is the Tauern-Moos See in the National Park Hohe Tauern.
Update: New editing approach: WB changed, straight horizon, new crop. and some further minor edits, turned out much better, hope you enjoy it!
I have visited many times the Cheserys Lakes and Lac Blanc, located on the Aiguilles Rouges above Chamonix, France.
Here the view on my favorite side of Mont Blanc massif (the French one) is truly unmatched.
Thanks to the lovely evening light, this time I've tried to capture the pictorial soul of this magic place, through some slightly long exposures on the rippled surface of the water. The whole landscape looked like an impressionist painting.
Another shot from my recent trip to Austria. This shot was taken at the Weißsee near Enzinger Boden. Due to the heavy sunlight and the very clear water the water's color is so intense. I did not push the cyan tones. This point is 2300m above the sea level.
This one is from nearly the same location as ''Mountains be my Throne'' For futher information about this location, check the other shot's description please.
From the same trip:
From my gallery:
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---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Location: Austria - Enzingerboden [link] Date: August 16th, 2011 Light Conditions: Cloudy ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Camera: Pentax K5 Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM Focal Length: 10 mm Flash: -- Flash Mode: --
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Sunrise over Lake Tekapo, South Island New Zealand.
30sec exposure...which was essential. Too in love with the silky effect the long exposure gives a body of water to do anything but one! and by doing so, the eye is naturally drawn to the focus point of the image (the mountain range) and not distracted by choppy, harsh, ugly moving water ..well that's what I think anyways haha!
Really glad I stayed at Lake Tekapo long enough to see a sunrise over the mountains. The first few days produced nothing because of the clear skies. This is day three's sunrise. Third time's the charm!
EDIT: Wow! Daily Deviation! thanks guys for all your comments and favs! much appreciated