Hi TE friends
This is a small lake in the city. I take a walk in the city and reach this lake, It was semi frozen. The morning was very cold and the sun only appears at lunch time.
I hope you like it and have a nice Sunday !
Chamonix-Mont-Blanc or, more commonly, Chamonix 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
In the summer months Chamonix is a mecca for alpine mountaineers, drawn to the area by challenges like the north face of the Dru, the Frendo Spur on the Aiguille du Midi, traversing the Alps on the legendary GR 5 footpath or more accessible challenges like summitting Mont Blanc (by a number of possible routes).
Apart from high-mountain summer sports, Chamonix is also a destination for the hardcore mountain biker. As well as the obvious lift-assisted areas for Freeriders there are hundreds of kilometres of challenging hidden singletrack trails - often only found with the help of guides.
The west face of the Petit Dru above the Chamonix valley near the Mer de Glace
Chamonix is also a haven for advanced skiing and snowboarding. The Vallée Blanche glacier runs down from below Mont Blanc du Tacul and the Aiguille du Midi to the valley. This spectacular route can be skied or snowboarded, though care should be exercised due to crevasses. Aside from that, the valley has about six separate ski areas, including Le Brévent (a short but steep walk from the town centre), La Flégère (at Les Praz), Les Planards (ski area for beginners and early intermediates), Les Grands Montets (at Argentière) and Domaine de Balme (at Le Tours). Many of these provide challenging terrain, especially off-piste, with runs down to Switzerland.
Chamonix contains one of the most famous off piste ski runs the pas du chevre. This is one of the most extreme off piste expeditions in the world which offers glacier skiing at the base of the drus. There is also a ski resort at Les Houches. From Wikipedia
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jasmis (58336) 2009-09-18 0:36
Superb winter scenery. I visited this town in summer only...
Regards my dear friend.
pajaran (63542) 2009-09-18 2:03
Ovo ce brzo doci ...
Mnogo sam zime proveo sa porodicom na planini, divnom fotografijom,lepih boja i ostrnimom snimka, podsetili ste me na ta dobra vremena.
Posebno mi se svidja reflex u vodi.
Lep dan Paja.
serp2000 (45074) 2009-09-18 2:29
Interesting composition with a lot of details. Good colors and nice reflection!
Have a nice weekend!
ciakgiak (30433) 2009-09-18 2:35
splendida immagine invernale con un POV davvero fantastico che mette in grande risalto la bellezza del paesaggio. L'acqua sembra seta ed i riflessi sono incredibilmente belli. Un abbraccio, buon WE.
delpeoples (59188) 2009-09-18 2:47
Hola Aires, this composition is so attractive. The reflection on the lake and the partially frozen water are so beautifully captured. The tones and DOF are both excellent. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend, Lisa.
ktanska (28437) 2009-09-18 3:23
Beautiful alpine landscape. It looks like the weather is just clearing after some snowfall, a precious moment. I like such chalet architecture, and reflections of the buildings are nice details on water still free of ice.
john1 (4028) 2009-09-18 3:28
Wonderfull winter landscape, very nice composition.
Great detils of the tree and beautifull reflection.
A complet capture, thanks for sharing.
Tweety (4546) 2009-09-18 4:04
Encore une jolie photo de Chamonix. Le reflet est très agréable et l'exposition délicate est maitrisée.
Bravo à toi.
siamesa (28123) 2009-09-18 4:39
Para nós de minha cidade, que estamos vivendo o verão seco e quente, com uma temperatura de mais de 35 graus, essa paisagem é um refrigério.Lindíssimos reflexos desse cartão postal. Parabéns.
Budapestman (82620) 2009-09-18 5:45
picturesque and peaceful atmosphere of this place, the composition is very nice, the environment is beautiful. I like the reflection and soft lights, splendid shot. Have a nice weekend!
anokutan (15097) 2009-09-18 6:13
This is such an amazing capture.Interesting composition with a lot of details.Great detils of the tree and beautifull reflection.
TopGeo (38216) 2009-09-18 6:48
Hi Aires!this is a very good image! with an excellent composition shows of place Chamonix! and symmetry. I like ideal view with in the mirror reflection in the water and light with the natural and contrast colours in sky snow and waters!Interesting building, and note,
Docarmo (9767) 2009-09-18 7:19
Esta imagem é um modelo eficaz de diagonais em fotografia. O ângulo colocou os elementos em diagonal, há a montanha que "dança" explicitamente "conforme a música". Ah... e o toque inesperadamente mágico - os reflexos no lago.
gilou530 (34) 2009-09-18 8:58
eh tu es en avance sur la saison, déjà la neige,breuuuu
un cadrage nickel avec un bel angle pour avoir ces reflets, paysage sous la neige magnifique
sacavem (18620) 2009-09-18 9:09
Mais uma de Chamonix :)
Uma bela imagem de inverno de fazer inveja.Também gostaria de ter visto esta imagem, mas ao vivo.
barrufeto_77 (28886) 2009-09-18 10:37
Bonito, sin duda, reflejo. Crea un gran efecto de espejo.
ThierryA (6686) 2009-09-18 12:34
What a beautiful winter picture !
I like this nice reflexion of this houses and the snow in first plan. Well done !
Have a nice day !
ChrisJ (116676) 2009-09-18 21:36
Wow! Wonderful reflections, with vibrant, saturated colour & superb sharpness. Excellent textural details & lighting on the snow. Tfs. Parabens!
emka (102742) 2009-09-18 23:48
Superb winter view of the lake. The reflection in partly frozen water looks very attractive. I like these yeallow dried grasses.
pablominto (53746) 2009-09-19 0:55
Interesting to see you found a reflecting surface of this lake about to put on a lid of ice!
The atmosphere of the beginning of winter is well captured, cloudy with low light even during daytime...
A balanced composition with fine details!
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2009-09-19 4:02
beautiful scenery and is nicely composed. The snow beside the lake so fascinating. The dry trees and the hut in background contrasting well with the white. Sharpness is brilliant. Great job indeed.
Have a nice weekend.
Cricri (122669) 2009-09-19 11:43
Très belle utilisation des reflets et l'espace enneiger sur l'avant plan, une jolie carte postale de Chamonix
Good week end
pal_claudia (458) 2009-09-19 13:19
Another great photo!!
Beautiful photo, that place is magnifique...
The POV is excellent, the light management also impeccable...
I like every detail here : the sky .. the lovely mountains.. that white snow... the reflective lake... the harmonized colors...everything
Congratulations dear friend
Claudia, from Romania
gildasjan (43654) 2009-09-21 1:39
Beau rendu de cette image automnale à la montagne,ici j'apprécie beaucoup le petit reflet bleu et végétation jaunie au-dessus,cela attire bien l'oeil dans cette composition.
chpp (4283) 2009-09-21 10:29
excellent reflection in this shot, very nice and natural light and colours
good POV and compo
- Copyright: Aires dos Santos (AiresSantos) (56155)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-11-23
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D40X, AF-S NIKKOR 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6 GII ED
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/160 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Between Switzerland and France
- Theme(s): Neve - Snow, Jardins, Parques e Lagos -Gardens, Parks and lakes [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2009-09-18 0:34