Hi dear friends
these another picture of my last visit to chamonix. Snow and cold but peacefull atmosphere
Enjoy It and have a nice week !
Just look around...
High mountain scenery, the sheer beauty of which will take your breath away, majestic ice falls and glaciers, one of Europe's highest cable cars, cog railways that take you on a journey through time, a beautiful alpine town, witness to 250 years of mountaineering history, traditional villages and hamlets scattered along the 20km long valley and above all a heart and soul, beating to the rhythm of all those that live and love Chamonix !
Your're a snow rider...
If you ski or surf you will enjoy the tremendous variety of terrain that the Chamonix valley has to offer. Gentle family runs through the trees, immaculate cross country pistes, amusing snow parks or mythical glacier descents such as the Grands Montets and the Vallée Blanche (guide recommended). If you're looking for new sensations, the mountain professionals also offer their services for ski touring, free-ride, ice climbing, and paragliding.
And besides skiing...
Many of the lifts and cog railways also give access to exceptional viewpoints and mountain restaurants. There are marked winter hiking and snowshoeing trails, a tremendous sports complex including 2 indoor heated pools, an ice rink, keep fit and spa facilities, tennis/squash courts and indoor climbing walls...
Culture and heritage
Chamonix is a vibrant alpine town with a wonderful architectural heritage that bears witness to a wealth of history. The Priory, alpine farms, baroque churches, art deco buildings and palaces from the "Golden Era". The cosmopolitan atmosphere in this small town is both captivating and enchanting.
There is an excellent alpine museum and exhibition centre in the centre of Chamonix and for those who wish to delve a little deeper into the history of the valley, a heritage guide will be delighted to share her knowledge with you during a weekly visit of the town.
By taking advantage of the free public transport, one may also discover the outlying villages and hamlets, each with their individual identity and charm. On the town in Chamonix For those in search of a little retail therapy, they will be delighted by Chamonix's pedestrian centre with its wide selection of attractive shops and boutiques. If you enjoy watching the world go by, what better place than one of Chamonix's sunny street cafés !
The valley also offers a vast gastronomic choice, from rustic mountain restaurants serving Savoyard specialities, to the chic of the Michelin starred Albert Premier, from international dishes to nouvelle cuisine, each visitor will find something to suit their palette!
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robertosalguero (288) 2009-02-09 0:30
A beautiful place in a well composed image. Strange that the lake wasn't frozen at the time. The image is very good. Its colours and details make for a pleasant composition. Nice work :-)
barrufeto_77 (28886) 2009-02-09 0:32
El reflejo, por supuesto, está muy bien, como la atmósfera del sitio que seguro era una delicia.
Una bonita foto, si señor.
Gerrit (52123) 2009-02-09 0:34
fine mirror shot in good light forming a sort of cross. Interesting dark background with pinetrees and some snow.
besnard (57102) 2009-02-09 0:40
Tu as su transformer ce plan d'eau en miroir et celà de belle manière.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.
TopGeo (38216) 2009-02-09 1:00
Hi Aires! They is winter still there? Here it has also certain days with helium as today. Good colours reflections composition of charm and characteristic architecture that impresses
ALIRIZA (16423) 2009-02-09 1:33
Snow and sunny day. The colours and reflections perfect, very well composed my dear friend...
ktanska (28729) 2009-02-09 1:46
Excellent contrast on fresh snow, shadowy mountain background and the lake still mostly free of ice. Typical view of holiday chalets that don't seem tho differ much from Swiss ones. I think the foreground branch could have been avoided.
npecanhuk (76907) 2009-02-09 1:49
Aqui o que chama mais atenção é o bonito reflexo obtido, com cores e luz que também me agradam bastante! A arquitetura típica do local é outro ponto forte da imagem! Gostei verdadeiramente! Parabéns, abraços e até logo!
papagolf21 (106780) 2009-02-09 2:02
Bonjour, cher ami Aires,
L'endroit est particulièrement agréable. Une composition qui donne envie de s'y rendre très rapidement et bénéficier d'un bon air. Un lieu à taille humaine. Une très belle composition aux couleurs superbes.
riclopes (35577) 2009-02-09 2:06
Bom dia Aires, lindíssimo este reflexo do lago parcialmente congelado. Gosto muito da simplicidade da imagem, não deixando o olhar fugir para lado nenhum. Boa exposição dos brancos e contraste dos telhados com a montanha escurecida. Nota informativa bem interessante para copiar mais tarde ;-)
jimkilgallon (0) 2009-02-09 2:33
Crisp capture, typical ski resort, stunning reflections and exposures. I like the snow capped trees, just enough snow on them to show that they are there, but subtle.
asajernigan (21427) 2009-02-09 2:42
This is a great winter scene. Your composition is fine using the reflection to create depth and balance. The lighting and colors are great with excellent sharpness and detail.
ChrisJ (117199) 2009-02-09 4:27
I like the superb symmetrical reflections, & the excellent graphism, enhanced by the snow & ice. Good sharpness & composition. Tfs!
danos (101784) 2009-02-09 4:36
great Winter shot with the reflections to be the most interesting element of the scene.I like the peaceful and luxurious atmosphere as the snow that had covered the background forest.Well done.
Have a nice week,Danos
siamesa (28123) 2009-02-09 5:11
As cores e os reflexos são um espetáculo à parte.Uma atmosfera romântica. Adorei.
axiotea (21651) 2009-02-09 7:32
You made a good use of the mirrorlake where are reflecting nicely the ski lodges in an attractive light.
TGULUMSER (13252) 2009-02-09 9:54
The nature there seems wonderful. The buildings and their reflections are amazing, too. Very nice composition,
Cricri (123740) 2009-02-09 10:10
Bien composer et présenter avec un bel effet de miroir des bâtiments et de trés belles couleurs, belle image
ymrk (15085) 2009-02-09 10:37
Ola Aires,dear my friend!
There are very fine reflexion in here.Like a mirror!Original work,very well compo!
Have a nice alltime,take care of yourself!
Scharan (14144) 2009-02-09 12:03
Chamonix é mesmo um charme...linda esta foto!
Ficou ótima a composição, os reflexos das graciosas pousadas na água e as cores, estas estão lindas...parabéns pelo trabalho Aires.
lucasgalodoido (23649) 2009-02-09 12:12
bem interessante essa imgem e a vila, gostei da neve sobre os detalhedos e os reflexos no lago ficaram igualmente bonitos.
Parabéns e Abraço
Sne011 (3084) 2009-02-09 14:52
I like all your photos from Chamonix, it's such a great place for winter vacation :) This one is beautiful with its reflections and horizontal symmetry. It's just a bit too dark maybe?
Have a nice week!
argycon (2769) 2009-02-09 23:36
Very nice composition with fine reflections. A beautiful winter image!
Have a nice day
emka (104210) 2009-02-09 23:39
Hi Aires, Indeed, beautiful view of Chamonix. Nice hotels on the lake, with the first snow. Wonderful composition with reflection in the lake not frozen yet.
Nicou (148458) 2009-02-10 0:52
Et dir que je ne suis jamias allé à Chamonix, heuruesmetn qu'on de belles images comme latiennte pour découvrier cett région, quel reflet, avec la neige, fantastique , ces beuy chalet de bois qui se reflètent.
bravoe t amitié
Henryk_Bilor (20799) 2009-02-10 1:48
Lovely capture of the lake with houses reflected in the partially frozen water. Nice light.
Have a nice day.
amaryllis (37039) 2009-02-10 3:12
une superbe photo de ce lac a demi gelé et avec les belles réflections de ces constructions typiques de cette jolie ville et avec la neige sur les toits, une photo excellente
anesugur (18789) 2009-02-10 3:17
Very beautiful place.
Good contrasting colors and superb reflections.
Thanks and have a nice day. Uğur
carper (96) 2009-02-10 3:29
very nice one Aires,
a fantastic mirror, good composition and a fine balance, very good photo, I like it, have a nice day.
patdeph (35748) 2009-02-10 4:00
this is very nice to see the landsape with its reflection,and I like how the white band of snow is separating these 2 parts that seem darker!The white roofs lighten superbly the photo!Very well done!
feather (51130) 2009-02-10 7:18
From the thumbnail I thought it was a night shot, but I see the dark background is from the dark pine forest. The view across the lake is beautiful giving you the opportunity to include the attractive reflections. Very good winter image
gervaso (16465) 2009-02-10 8:42
Perfeitos os reflexos! A tonalidade escura da foto ficou muito boa contrastando com o branco da neve! Belo trabalho! Bela composição!
azaf1 (15929) 2009-02-10 10:20
Boa noite caro Aires
Isto stunning realmente. Uma reflexão perfeita em um frame excelente de 1/2 de Chamonix. Cores excelentes, contrastes muito bons e detalhes afiados.
Elogios e TFS
My Portugese is great :))))
Longroute (19396) 2009-02-10 10:58
quite peculiar this photo: practically a symmetrical one. The two halves are divided by the stripe of white snow while all the rest is dark. This creates a very interesting effect for the strong contrast. The light is very bright and makes the houses to shine. Well composed and plasurable.
mauro61 (52857) 2009-02-10 23:26
bello scatto con dei piacevoli riflessi e un 'ottima inquadratura.
Gioco di chiaro scuro che colpisce molto, ben fatto.
John_F_Kennedy (43763) 2009-02-11 1:50
The reflections are perfect in this image. They create an interesting view, also an interstign symetry. Well done.
Flavia (10352) 2009-02-11 7:45
Gorgeous! O reflexo perfeito no lago gelado e realmente fantastico! Todos os elementos estao bem colocados aqui.
delkoo (68) 2009-02-12 12:25
You've done that very effectively here,with a daring composition , i especially like the light on the houses and , of couse, the reflection..
Atousa (7131) 2009-02-13 3:50
A very well composed shot with beautiful winter elements.. great reflection n colors.. nicely done.. thank you.
Bluejeans (64251) 2009-02-13 5:47
Oi amigo ,
Que beleza de reflexo capturado neste lago te fartaste de esfregar as mãos de contente com este tipo de reflexos magnificos :) , a paisagem e linda estes lugar são muito bons para um encontro TE ,gostei muito das cores e dos detalhes, parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Bom fim de semana
Docarmo (9767) 2009-02-13 10:05
Lindo jogo de imagens nesta tomada, os reflexos no lago nos induzem a termos uma impressão de espelho nos dois sentidos (vertical e horizontal), devido à semelhança dos edifícios. Genial!
avene (12675) 2009-02-13 20:32
love the clarity in this shot, and how the tight framing focuses attention on the symmetry of reflections. the white snow creates a striking contrast with the steel gray forest and brown buildings, the result reminds me of hot chocolate with whipped cream :) nice shot, I like it.
have a great weekend,
Didi (60590) 2009-02-14 2:54
The exposure setting on the snow gave an interesting contrast on the scene.
Nice view indeed.
laxpix (686) 2009-02-14 8:23
Great reflection and beautiful light. Everything looks so clear and refreshing in this place.
paura (47186) 2009-02-15 5:00
Lindo trabalho, amigo. O ponto de tomada é muito bom e a fotometria está excelente.
Angshu (56760) 2009-02-15 20:12
This is beautiful! The brown of the wooden chalets contrast well with the snow. The dark trees also create a nice backdrop. Excellent reflections in the dark water separated by the band of snow. Good work!
sacavem (18620) 2009-02-16 13:41
Mas que bela galeria de Chamonix que tu tens partilhado connosco. Uma bela imagem de inverno de fazer inveja.Também gostaria de ter visto esta imagem, mas ao vivo.
jmdias (67187) 2009-02-16 13:59
passei por aqui num dia de verão cinzento e feio.aqui vc tem o típico gelo de inverno. gostei muito da luz e dos reflexos, as bordas congeladas criaram uma ótima moldura natural para o lago. linda vista e linda foto
bakes888 (18499) 2009-02-16 23:39
Hi Aires. I can almost feel the cold! (almost ;-) Great photo. Wonderful colour and details and excellent reflections to enhance the mood. Nice work and thanks for sharing.
siolaw (38292) 2009-02-18 6:32
The exposure is well controlled here and it has a pleasant luinosity, also in the reflections.A sharp and well textured image.
- Copyright: Aires dos Santos (AiresSantos) (56155)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-11-23
- Categories: Food, Nature, Transportation, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D40X, AF-S NIKKOR 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6 GII ED
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Between Switzerland and France
- Theme(s): Neve - Snow [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2009-02-09 0:16