Yesterday was the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year, which coincided with a spell of splendid weather following last weekend's snowfall. So to celebrate I got out my snow-shoes and headed off into the Apennine mountains an hour's drive away from my home.
The mountain on the right is Corno alle Scale, at 1945 metres the highest in the province of Bologna and a popular skiing area.
I took this shot from Serra dei Baichetti, a panoramic point along the ridge separating the provinces of Modena and Bologna.
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carper (96) 2007-12-22 9:18
it is an interesting shot John,
veru good light, fine use of your wide lens. very good contrast and a fine photojob here. I like it, I wish you and your family a fine days.
rgarrigus (0) 2007-12-22 9:40
Nice layers of color you give us here from the warmer reds on the bottom to the colder blue bands at the top. The lit foreground and shadows in the mid-ground work well.
Henryk_Bilor (20801) 2007-12-23 7:29
Lovely light and nice mountains. Good shot at the shortest day.
Dyerco (10185) 2007-12-23 7:58
Wonderful light on the BG slopes as well as the FG trees. Nicely done and well composed.
brandstaetter (15915) 2007-12-28 10:06
the contrast between this beautiful brown and the snow gives the kick ! Great landscape. You have many many beautiful pics in your gallery !
Complimenti, ciao Christian
Merline (0) 2007-12-31 7:58
I like this idea of celebrating the days, the passing seasons, like it was done in olden times...respecting these rythms of nature...
Your image is lovely, with great warm tones mixing with the colder ones particularly on the right side, very beautiful!
Warm wishes for a very Happy New Year to you and your close ones !
All the best
fadingstar78 (420) 2008-03-02 11:59
this is an outstanding pic of Corno alle Scale!!! I have never seen it from this pov.