Hi dear TE friends,
This picture is the second one of the Chamonix center with the Mont Blanc in background.
Have a nice weekend !
Chamonix-Mont-Blanc is a town and commune in eastern France, in the Haute-Savoie département, at the foot of Mont Blanc. At the census of 1999 it had a population of 9,830 inhabitants and a land area of 116.53 km² (44.99 sq mi). The town lies at an altitude of 1,035 metres. The 1924 Winter Olympics were held at Chamonix.
Chamonix-Mont-Blanc is located at 45°55′8″N 6°51′55″E. The Chamonix valley runs from northeast to southwest, and is watered by the Arve, which rises in Le Tour. The Arve is joined by the torrent l'Arveyron, which rises in the famous Mer de Glace just above Chamonix. On the southeast towers the snowclad summit of Mont Blanc (4808m), and on the northwest the less lofty, but rugged chain of Le Brévent (2525m) and of the Aiguilles Rouges. A number of villages and hamlets stretched out along the valley belong to the commune including Les Bossons (1012m), Les Praz (1060m), Argentière (1252m) and Le Tour (1462m). The valley is connected via the Col de Montets (1461m) to Martigny (Switzerland) in the Rhône Valley
Chamonix is a popular winter sports resort in France. The 1924 Winter Olympics were held here. As the highest European mountain west of Russia, Mont Blanc holds a special allure for mountain climbers, and Jon Krakauer, in an essay in his collection Eiger Dreams, described the town as "the death-sport capital of the world" because Chamonix serves as an ideal playground for almost all types of outdoor activity, especially in their more extreme variants, such as ice climbing, rock climbing, extreme skiing, paragliding, rafting, canyoning. From Wikipedia
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lucasgalodoido (21099) 2009-02-07 9:06
muito bonita e interessante essa imagem, pois podemos ver vários elementos dessa localidade, com destque ao monte no fundo, com uma boa nitidez e detalhes. Gostei das estátuas também, parecem estar embasbacadas com beleza da natureza. Boas cores também.
Parabéns e Abraço
Henryk_Bilor (20799) 2009-02-07 9:11
Great capture of the highest european mountain with a guid pointing it;). Nice point of view.
TGULUMSER (13252) 2009-02-07 10:00
A great composition. The Mont Blanc in the background looks gorgeous.
Scharan (14144) 2009-02-07 10:12
Linda foto...meus olhos se prendem ao verde das estátuas contra um azul lindo céu e ao eterno branco da neve no Mont-Blanc. Esta cidade é pequena para tantos turistas mas grande em beleza e charme da natureza...
Vai ter mais fotos desse lindo lugar?
Didi (57822) 2009-02-07 10:22
You forgot he H of Chamonix :)
Interesting picture of the center town, I spent my holidays in 1983 in a flat, the balcony was face to the Aiguille du Midi.
I hope you visit it.
Very good lights ambiance.
gilou530 (34) 2009-02-07 11:13
un geste qui nous indique le mont blanc surement, une lumière top pour donner des couleurs naturelles, les montagnes enneigées en arriere plan sont superbe et donnent envie de venir dans cette station célébre
npecanhuk (67708) 2009-02-07 13:20
É uma fotografia bem marcante, especialmente pelo conjunto estátua e montanhas altíssimas e nevadas ao fundo! Composição muito bem feita, transformando essa imagem em algo bastante atraente e belo! Gostei da nota também! Parabéns, abraços e até mais! Neyvan
ribeiroantonio (22637) 2009-02-07 14:47
A foto parece-me um pouco sobre-exposta no branco da montanha e na casa do segundo plano mas tudo isso se esquece quando se olha para o bonito conjunto de estátuas. Têm uma cor linda e um pormenor excelente.
ChrisJ (101118) 2009-02-07 16:03
The green bronze statues contrast well against the white snowcapped peak of Mont Blanc. Good contrast & sharpness & a nice upward pov. Tfs! Parabens!
siamesa (27751) 2009-02-07 16:31
Gostei dessa montanha nevada contra o céu azul. As estátuas verdes fazem um bonito complemento. O cara da direita parece estar chegando ou partindo não é?
Abraços e um bom domingo
TopGeo (38206) 2009-02-07 22:56
Hi Aires! It is a picture that you have given with the statue in the first level and in prospect with mountain and the sky to impress Good POV A excellent point of view with interest note.
emka (82026) 2009-02-07 23:27
Mont Blanc - indeed it is a white mountain. Impressive view. Who is this old tourist on the monument? Interesting capture.
jurek1951 (42160) 2009-02-07 23:52
Nice composition and very good point of view. Excellent light and sharpness.
argycon (2769) 2009-02-07 23:57
Where is he pointing with his finger. Very nice composition from a fine POV.
Have a nice Sunday
Gerrit (50108) 2009-02-08 8:27
I wonder what those two are seeing in the air.
The Mont Blanc seems very near here.
sacavem (18614) 2009-02-08 8:45
Um bilhete postal muito bonito de Camonix-Mont-blanc. O pov é excelhente.
Um bom domingo,aqui por Sesimbra está a chover.
Budapestman (82620) 2009-02-08 9:02
An excellent composition, the colours and lights are beautiful. The huge snowy mountains in the background are amazing. Have a nice Sunday!
Longroute (19396) 2009-02-08 12:39
I remember very well this statue in the main street of Chamonix. I think it is dedicated to the first alpinists who climbed MT. Blanc. It's fine how the arm of the statue follow the profile of the mounain. And I like the bright light and the contrast between the buildings and the white mountain.
A lovely and interesting composition.
ciakgiak (30421) 2009-02-08 13:18
Excellent composition with the Mont Blanc in BG and the statue in FG. Colors and light are magnificent so as the sharpness, I like so much this image.
Best regards, have a nice week dear friend.
trekks (14348) 2009-02-08 16:03
Very much like the Switzerland landscape with the snow cap mountain behind the town buildings. I like your composition to show the architecture of the town, the green statue and really many interesting details in front of the wonderful snow mountain. The blue sky really adds a great touch to the scenery.
aadilj (18102) 2009-02-08 21:39
Hi Aires, this is superb. its crisp, fresh, energetic and so intense. i love the way you have been compositing these shots. It again ahs many layers of stories compsoed as a single shot
patdeph (35748) 2009-02-08 22:12
the colours and the light are splendid,and I like this statue that seems to show us with its finger,the beautiful mountains of the background!Very well done!
danyy (0) 2009-02-08 23:22
une photo qui manque un peu de définition ou de netteté.
J'aurais aussi cadré un peu plus bas ou plus éloigné, mais la composition n'est pas mal comme cela, j'aime baucoup ces montagnes sucrées de neige de l'arrière plan.
ymrk (14955) 2009-02-08 23:32
Hello Aires,dear my friend!
The amazing mounts is a back models :) Very fine capture,original work!
Have a nice alltime,take care my friend!
delkoo (68) 2009-02-08 23:37
The clarity of this image is excellent. Well composed with good saturation of colour and sharpness.
siolaw (38290) 2009-02-09 21:55
A nice compo involving the statue of these early alpinists pointing at the majestic mountains... nice weather gave you good colors and sharpness is fine
Angshu (56260) 2009-02-11 0:37
Interesting juxtaposition between the statues and the highest mountain peak in Europe. The straight arm follows the contour of the slope. Exposure is very well done with the white of the windows & snow. Fine contrast with the blue sky. Good work!
Juntas (7960) 2009-02-11 1:44
Olá Aires. Interessante perspectiva e detalhes dessa estátua com o Monte Branco por detrás todo coberto de neve. Boas cores e definição. Muito bem. Abraço. Paulo
Emile (20350) 2009-02-18 15:19
Wonderful composition with a beautiful scene, your POV permit very well this optical illusion of the statue pointing the mountains, very good colors contrast, sharpness and frame. Another excellent shot taken in Chamonix.
emilbo (22616) 2009-04-14 13:58
Excellente prise de vue et le bel éclairage met bien en valeur le monument et le Mont Blanc. La qualité d'image est là et l'harmonie de couleurs est merveilleuse. Beau travail et excellente note.
Tous mes compliments,
- Copyright: Aires dos Santos (AiresSantos) (56155)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-11-23
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D40X, AF-S NIKKOR 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6 GII ED
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Between Switzerland and France
- Theme(s): Neve - Snow [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2009-02-07 8:55