Silvretta Lake atmosphere, Vorarlberg
The Silvretta is a mountain range of the Central Eastern Alps shared by Tirol, Vorarlberg (both in Austria) and Graubünden (Switzerland). The Austrian states of Tirol and Vorarlberg are connected by a pass road (Silvretta Hochalpenstraße at 2032 m). The majority of the peaks are elevated above three thousand metres and are surrounded by glaciers. Thus, the area is also known as the "Blue Silvretta".
The Bielerhöhe Adventure begins at the Vermuntbahn in Partenen. From there it continues from Trominier in small buses through tunnels and the lofty mountain landscape of the Silvretta up to the Bielerhöhe at 2032 m. There, visitors are treated to incredible views of the gigantic mountain world including Piz Buin, at 3312 metres the highest mountain in Vorarlberg. Lake Silvretta lies at the heart of this breathtaking panorama. After the end of january it is covered with a thick layer of snow and ice that entices the visitor to go cross-country skiing on superbly prepared courses. In addition, the Bielerhöhe is an ideal starting point for a wonderful number of tours through the Silvretta region, the largest touring area in the province.
The Silvretta is surrounded by the Rätikon, Verwall and Samnaun ranges.
The Piz Buin is not the highest, but the most popular peak of the range. It can relatively easily be ascended from north or south through glaciers and stretches of easily climbing.
The Silvretta is famous for its skiing especially its many backcountry skiing possibilities. In the 1920s Ernest Hemingway was staying in the region for a winter (he lived at Schruns in Montafon, Austria. Later, he wrote a couple of short stories about his skiing experiences in the Silvretta. Some of these short stories are to be found in A moveable feast. (Silvretta & wikipedia)
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rbassin (18183) 2012-02-11 0:51
Une superbe photo , la verticalité donne une belle succession de plans jusqu'aux nuages.
Bonne présence humaine dans cette univers impressionnant.
ChrisJ (98056) 2012-02-11 1:07
I'm always happy to see photographers try different subject matters & demonstrate their skill and versatility. Good sharpness & the jagged bg peaks covered in snow add a superb backdrop. The people in the fg add scale. Good contrasted light & pastel colors. Tfs!
mesutilgim (84442) 2012-02-11 1:15
Hello dear George,
Another nice capture from Austrian Alps.
Again good chosen portrait format and very good pictorial compo.
A perfect TE entry again with related good and usefull notes.
TFS and have a nice weekend
dta (66666) 2012-02-11 1:48
Hello George ,
This is early sprigtime in the mountains , so there is still a winter feeling , with this frozen lake and the remains of snow on the peaks .
A superb plunging view , with the intersting inclusion of the people in the FG .
carlo62 (32911) 2012-02-11 2:07
Una foto che da tutto il senso della grandezza della natura messa in risalto dalle figure umane.
m00n (2259) 2012-02-11 2:59
I am very impressed with your vertical shots ...
incredible mastery of composition ...
as usual, technically perfect ...
I see that also the topic of landscapes knocks me with your shots.
I congratulate you ...
chrisostomou (568) 2012-02-11 3:06
i like so that much vertical compositions ..as this one..you 've got three different levels in your photo...the round you are standing the closest one, the frozen lake....and the opposite side where the mountains are standing marvelously...the sky is also clean and clear...and the idea of concluding the human in the front just makes a greater contrast to the real size of things...very good work!
Bluejeans (64249) 2012-02-11 3:20
Ola George ,
Nossa que paisagem gelada :) , com este lago congelado , bonitas as montanhas de fundo , as mulheres em primeiro plano ficaram muito bem , boas cores e luz , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Bom fim de semana
timecapturer (48840) 2012-02-11 3:22
a fascinating view of this frozen lake. The humans give us a great sense of scale here and the lines lead us irresistably towards the beauty beyond. A stunning image and wonderfully presented.
Enjoy the weekend - Brian.
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2012-02-11 3:37
It is spring when you took this shot but almost feels like winter with the frozen lake and the peaks covered with snow. The people walking on the shore give the feeling that winter is over . The yellow and red outfits give a cheerful atmosphere. Technically, a beautiful composition with sharpness, colors and good management of light.
bukitgolfb301 (36002) 2012-02-11 3:59
Hi my dear George
I enjoy your Austria sereis very much.
Another great mastetpiece is this! Sharpness and clearness in the detail are remarkable as always. Perfect panfocus vertical framework and well considered composition! Thanks for your sharinig with finest work and have a good weekend!
Takero from Tokyo
jlbrthnn (76037) 2012-02-11 4:23
The vertical format is the right choice to show the landscape profond.Tu have cleverly included a nice foreground. The winter landscape is beautiful. I appreciate the quality of light, color, sharpness and depth. bravo.
Have a nice day
siudzi (33627) 2012-02-11 4:39
Absolutely great image of this spectacular view! You have found a perfect point of view to provide us with so many wonderful layers of composition. Well done. TFS.
Sergiom (60180) 2012-02-11 5:06
J'aime beaucoup la construction de cette image. Elle est inhabituelle, mais réfléchie. Les personnages sont bien petits devant cette immensité lumineuse.
maria-v1981 (10814) 2012-02-11 5:16
Hello George, The landscape itseif is a stand. It is a pleasant impression on the elements. A picture of high quality,well balanced and beautiful colours.
Enjoy the evening,
npecanhuk (65594) 2012-02-11 5:53
Chosen high pov, vertical format, colors, exposure, sharpness, dof, black & white borders and composition are all oustanding features here!
TFS - congrats,
Have a great week-end,
saxo042 (37568) 2012-02-11 8:48
This is apparently not a recent piture but there is still ice enough! An interesting capture of this impressive landscape with all the sharp edges of the mountain range in the background.
Cricri (106371) 2012-02-11 9:36
Le bon choix du format verticale avec l'inclusion des personnes , la profondeur, les couleurs et la luminosité , un super beau paysage
JFS (32459) 2012-02-11 13:44
Amazing scenery, I like the color of the froxen lake and the splendid BG. Impressive shot my friend!
vasilpro (40933) 2012-02-11 14:12
Excellent vertical composition with beautiful frozen atmosphere from a wonderful place, lovely light and colors, very good POV and very nice view to the snowy mountains in BG, TfS!
Have a nice weekend, Vasilis.
adores (37153) 2012-02-11 14:46
The place is magnificent and you have chosen a good format! I like the composition in layers and mainly these people in foreground.Well captured, with good light and colours!
jjcordier (76416) 2012-02-11 22:23
Le lac de la Silvretta gelé au premier plan donne une image originale de ce très bel endroit.
dkmurphys (49372) 2012-02-11 23:52
Very picturesque composition. I love the way you've captured the layers of the place. Great work, enjoy a fine Sunday afternoon.
jurek1951 (42156) 2012-02-12 2:02
very nice picture of this lake,
great details and good sharpness
the colours and light are beautiful,
COSTANTINO (55564) 2012-02-12 2:05
interesting capture from Austrian Alpes
good chosen point of view,attractive
and fantastic with both figures in the foreground
good contrasted light and details
superb pluging view
jemaflor (84777) 2012-02-12 2:38
Good pov on this icy lake, good graphism with curves on the ice, well framed with a vertical format and the human presence to give life and a scale at the view.
siamesa (27741) 2012-02-12 9:23
Boa tarde George
Magnificent. This landscape is really beautiful.The two people added life to this composition. TFs
francio64 (38276) 2012-02-12 12:42
immagine dove le 2 persone in FG sono elementi essenziali per ottenere un rapporto di scala di grandezza.
Eccellente qualità fotografica con uno sharp che mostra molto bene ogni minimo dettaglio.
Ottimo il DOF.
cavli (1876) 2012-02-13 3:37
Excelent vertical comopsition. very nice and sharp details. people gives very good efect to ypur picture. very goor deep of field. tfs
ktanska (24758) 2012-02-13 11:22
One of those places I will certainly visit some day. I've visited Schruns but terrible weather kept me from going further up the valley.
Beautiful patterns on that ice almost gone away. People give idea of the scale. Background peaks and spring sunshine are just great.
Silvio1953 (122353) 2012-02-14 0:56
Ciao George, great POV on fantastic mountains full of snow, splendid light, lovely composition with couple in FG, very well done my friend, have a good Valentine day, ciao Silvio
RhodieIke (11742) 2012-02-16 2:28
Hi George, What a super scene you have captured of this frozen lake and fantastic scenery, love how you have include people to add scale. Splendid note. Well managed and presented, Cheers Iain.
SWEETFREEDOM (22730) 2012-03-16 11:51
beautiful landscape with the lake partly frozen and big mountains behind.
good colors and vertical format.
- Copyright: George Rumpler (Budapestman) (82620)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-04-29
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature
- Camera: Pentax K10D
- Exposure: f/9.5, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-02-11 0:46