View of Valee Blanche from the 3842m. high observation platform on top of Aiguille du Midi. This an old old negative, taken on a weekend excursion to Chamonix, while I spent that summer studying french language at the University of Grenoble. After 14 years of global warming, I wonder how much snowpack remains, this was in August. At the time I did not have a wide angle lens, this is with 50mm, 2 years after I started taking pictures. I am posting an attempted (but unsuccessful) stitch to workshop.
Happy Bastille Day those in France enjoy the holiday weekend.
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yanar (295) 2005-07-14 9:15
Beautiful place and photo Tan. You can remove the noise from the sky with Neat Image.
jjbach (9324) 2005-07-14 9:50
Very impressive shot as the clouds becomes one with the snow. Wonderful scene, very original. Excellent point of view and good light management. Well done!
AmiBe (6042) 2005-07-14 10:57
nice view upper the clouds, very impressive.
Old negative but the quality isn't too bad.
How is your french now ? ;-)
lukie (0) 2005-07-14 12:36
Great view on the Aiguille, Tan. Good for you , you know the region of Grenoble and the Alps, because it's alway beautiful to travel there.
poulinp (4530) 2005-07-14 12:46
Despite the fact that there is a little bit of noise in top of the photograph, this is an impressive view. The white colors are not burned and well defined. Good exposure setting. Nice place Tan, good shot from this popular place. I like it.
quantabeh (5205) 2005-07-14 13:35
excellent exposure. Simply beautiful. THe mix of snow and clouds is a very rich subject. nice work!
Tue (25798) 2005-07-14 19:14
An amazing shot this is, you can hardly see the difference between the peaks of the mountains and the top of the clouds! It looks quite magical actually, very well done!
huynt (5079) 2005-07-15 2:19
You always take the great shots. Very beautiful and impressive. Well POV. Excellent composition. Thanks
nerve (10231) 2005-07-15 3:39
Wow, fantastic view!!
Beautiful picture you made here Captain (as usual i should say..;)
Its amazing to see how the peaks and the clouds are all mixed up so nicely..
danyy (0) 2005-07-15 4:48
Ce paysage coupe le souffle, je ne suis jamais vraiment allé en altitude, sauf en avion :). Je ne connais pas cette sensation d'être sur un des toits du monde.
Jolies couleurs et règlages au poil. Une beige bien blanche.
Dommage on voit pas mal de défauts dans le ciel, dûs au scan ?
Bien à toi.
MarekP (4750) 2005-07-15 6:38
This is an interesting shot. It's almost imposible to recognize where snow ends and the clouds begin. Very nice. Unlike you, I don't consider the WS version unsuccessful. It's very informative by its contents and very original by its excution. Well done!
Kenny10pin (19301) 2005-07-15 8:04
very nice work, i like the clouds and also the mountains here, very nice contrasting colours, well done
summersun (4978) 2005-07-15 9:32
nice view, I like the mix between the snow and the clouds. the light is beautiful.
merci bon week end à toi aussi.
sergecross (3438) 2005-07-15 13:47
Tan, great picture, very nice point of view and good scene. Congratulations, i like the colors and the snow inside, it's very interesting picture.
Luan (12971) 2005-07-20 3:27
Wow, it would be the snowboarder paradise here, fresh snow...very pure...Nice picture Tan, you were above the clouds and you have taken a breathetaking view.
motunono (98) 2005-08-02 16:03
tu as visité un nombre incroyable de pays !
et je vois que tu as aussi beaucoup d'admirateurs
continue comme ça
ow808wo (0) 2005-08-02 19:43
Nice mix of clouds, mountains and sun. I like the crooked panarama
sergio1 (12152) 2007-01-08 8:06
Wonderful postcard to winter valley. I like the compo and sense to depht. The lights and expossure are perfect. Well done
Tibo (1904) 2007-12-08 19:08
This is quite an historical capture... as you said, global warming must have done some major damages in this area. I am planning on climbing Mt Blanc next year... then, I will be able to tell you! Nice capture anyway!Tibo