The hillsides here are covered in contoured wooden and steel fences to break the force and power of avalanches in Winter and early Spring. Taken through glass perplex on the cog-train up to the lookout summit of Hafelekar (2,256 metres above sea level). It involves a change of 3 cable cars but is worth it. The higher bg peaks top right still in snow in August are just under 3,500 metres. Part of the sprawling town of Innsbruck can be seen in the valley below, hugging the Inns River or Brook.
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fritzi007 (11888) 2014-08-01 15:58
very good presentation and information, congratulations!
npecanhuk (77017) 2014-08-01 17:18
Interesting apparatus built to avoid avalanches!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
macjake (71069) 2014-08-01 17:39
this is a great post for TE.
it suits the TE message very well, learning about the world.
I guess they wouldn't stop the avalanche 100%, but it should slow it down as you say.
I like that you added in the town along the bottom edge too. nice shot!
emka (104302) 2014-08-01 22:58
hello Chris, I have never seen such protection against avalanches. Does it really work? But even if it slows the impetus, it is important. Excellent composition with the wide valley below. I am sure that a trip with cable car is worth doing. breath taking view.
Warm regrads Malgo
jemaflor (101419) 2014-08-01 23:17
Good pov on the slope and on these avalanche breakers, beautiful view on the valley, impressive landscape, perfect colors and sharpness, tfs.
jjcordier (79297) 2014-08-01 23:31
Vue la pente, on comprend l'intérêt des paravalanches! Belle vue plongeante sur Innsbruck.
siudzi (34141) 2014-08-01 23:59
What an interesting place you have visited! This landscape full of amazing colors and details looks so attractive and was captured well based on the diagonal. Excellent work! Like it!
Have a nice weekend!
Royaldevon (41865) 2014-08-02 0:22
This is a fine shot, very well composed on a diagonal, with a great sense of depth.
I had never heard of these barriers before. What a good idea and something very necessary for the safety of locals and tourists.
My warm regards,
jhm (157976) 2014-08-02 0:53
You shows the hillsides here covered in contoured wooden and steel fences to break the force and power of avalanches in Winter and early Spring, this was for my unknown, but very well found.
A lovely panorama beside the mountain hill.
I like your presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
lousat (95982) 2014-08-02 1:43
Hi Chris,very interesting pic about these avalanche breakers,i never seen something before,maybe it's useful too for the rolling stones in summer.Perfect capture as usual with a great point of view and fine detail and colors.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
snunney (104837) 2014-08-02 2:41
A superb Alpine landscape with wonderful depth. I like the composition and the balance allowed between foreground mountain and distant valley. Ideally exposed and having pleasing natural tones and excellent sharpness. I wish you a fine weekend.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-08-02 4:04
iconic view of the Austrian Alps this. It looks so different at each ends of the seasonal extremes, with these structures amplifying the fact that this would be a world of white in just a few months time. Fascinating!
Enjoy the weekend - B.
pierrefonds (69851) 2014-08-02 4:38
The length of ghe valley is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and the colors of the avalanche breakers and of the mountains. The good luminosity is bringing out the colors. Have a nice dya.
asajernigan (21427) 2014-08-02 5:20
This is an interesting scene, I have never seen these avalanche breakers. Your composition is nice with the city included in the valley. The lighting and colors are great and the photo has fine sharpness and DOF.
eldancer1 (36343) 2014-08-07 7:25
Are those contraptions effective in preventing avalanche? Trying to imagine where you were when you took this, in a tram? Awesome view of the valley below. Good lighting and sharp details. Well done, tfs.
ikeharel (76251) 2016-01-25 1:42
POV well selected, with a combined view of the slope and the valley. superb visibility on that day,marvelous natural colors in harmony. The avalanche-breakers are a nice elements to the scene, "breaking" the contourlines.
Have a nice new week,
- Copyright: Chris Jules (ChrisJ) (117199)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-08-01
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D 90, Polarizing Filter
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-08-01 15:55