San Bernard pass at altitude of 2469m, view towards the Italian side, with the monastery compound.
Note the melting small lake.
Zoom extract from same place as here.
Location of the pass: 45.869, 7.1702
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TopGeo (37994) 2012-09-09 9:41
Hello Ike! Excellent note! It could have been nice , too , with only the building , but this would have been another picture . It is not easy to capture the lighting on the white walls and snow? Perfect idea and another shot in general !All best
Janusz1974 (2271) 2012-09-09 10:16
Very nice mountain photo with perfect quality! Great place!Very good composition.
francio64 (38188) 2012-09-09 10:28
vedo che hai girato molto in Italia.
Incredibile vedere quanta neve c'è qui nel mese di giugno.
Al contrario di noi che al sud moriamo dal caldo.
Ottima la scelta del POV che mette in risalto la neve.
dta (51280) 2012-09-09 10:44
Hello Ike ,
At this altitude , this is still winter in june ! And inresting view with a quite dramatic atmosphere .
ourania (12249) 2012-09-09 12:45
this picture brings us closer to the buildings and, most importantly, closer to the textures of the lake and the rocks. The superb clarity allows us to enjoy the textures, the harmonious colours and their combinations which describe a freezing place and render a sense of isolation. In the closer take we soon notice that all the shutters of the windows are shut and the scenery is not that inviting. I wonder if you could leave out the building on the left but maybe then the sense of desolation would become stronger. I love the subtle variations of the green hues. An effective picture, well done and thank you!
All the best, have a great week,
Sonata11 (28209) 2012-09-09 13:07
wow!!! winter already. I like this composition and frame with excellent colors, sharpness, clarity. This scenery is beautiful, but I'm not ready for winter, hahaha. An excellent photo.
All the best and have a nice Sunday,
pierrefonds (48285) 2012-09-09 16:12
The wideness of the lakje is giving depth to the composition. The moountain is helping to frame the scene. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the monastery. Have a nice day.
lakshmip1949 (19110) 2012-09-09 19:56
A beautiful composition with the snow in the foreground giving nice depth to the image. The white building definitely grabs the attention . A nice mountain view with many details to look at. Quality and colors are great with sharpness.
baddori (18984) 2012-09-09 22:05
Perhaps one of the most isolated mountain.
A lot of nerve and winter long periods of isolation, sometimes uncomfortable for those who must live there for service.
Wide and strong flattening of the rock wall.
Lots of light, well-managed.
Panorama beautiful, almost muffled, as released by the stories of friends who have lived,
Thanks a friendly and peaceful week.
emka (57992) 2012-09-09 23:02
Hi Ike, It looks like a very high altitude. Still so much snow. I freeze only looking at it. Good shot.
bayno (16131) 2012-09-10 1:14
you've been very good to set your Camera and do not burn the whites, I see that even though it was June, the pass was full of snow...nice shot...
mkamionka (24455) 2012-09-10 2:45
this seems to be in such a contrast to the photos from the coast. Here: rough cold nature, there warm pleasant colors. Incredible that you can find such different landscapes in the same country and so close in a distance.
Very interesting atmosphere captured here with no direct sunlight. It feels like taken in Antarctic.
Very well done,
jhm (122314) 2012-09-10 3:01
I get a little bit cold when I see snow during the summer, but this make your picture alone more attractive.
Wonderful perspective and depth picture, a wonderful view about these area.
Excellent light management, nice composition, good of colors.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice week,
marcan44 (6223) 2012-09-10 3:29
uno scatto molto spettacolare con il piccolo lago ghiacciato e i ghiacciai appoggiati sul fianco della montagna.
Molto ben curata la composizione con tutti gli oggetti sistemati al posto giusto.
T F S !
fabbs99 (5312) 2012-09-10 6:32
Marvelous presentation of the snowy pass.The barren rocky mountain coming down steep with a statue in front.The idle buildings standing tall in the snow and the melting lake in front.All these together make an excellent composition.
raszid62 (18158) 2012-09-10 8:03
Great, rugged mountain valley on the Saint Bernard Pass. Looking at this picture (and here with me is the heat) just makes me pleasantly cool .. Great colors and perfect sharpness.
הצהריים טובים. גדול, עמק הררי מחוספס על pzre³êczy סן ברנרד. כאשר מסתכלים על התמונה (וכאן איתי הוא החום) פשוט גורם לי מגניב נעים .. צבעים נהדרים וחדות מושלמת.
thebest (3370) 2012-09-10 8:04
Another great photo of San Bernard Pass - I love this photo for the winter colours - soft tones of bluish whites against nature & typical Alpine style buildings.
Well done it is a very pleasing image.
eldancer1 (16938) 2012-09-10 9:43
This was taken in the middle of June and still have snow or ice on the ground and on the lake? Looks to hostile to me but I guess it is a good place for a monastery. Good lighting and dof with sharp details. Well done, tfs.
Nicou (97509) 2012-09-10 9:47
Merveilleuse vue du col superbe iamge avec la glace du lac St.-Bernard en noir cette neige et la douane italienne sueprbe cpatage et compo.
Bravo et amitié
pajaran (36119) 2012-09-10 10:23
Lep pogled na San Bernard.
Dobra ostrina i kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar tekst i kompozicija, lepa arhitektura i priroda.
Lep trenutak sa snegom.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela.
A beautiful view of the San Bernard.
Good sharpness and contrast, beautiful color.
Good content and composition, beautiful architecture and nature.
A nice moment with snow.
Good evening and all the best in the new week that started.
Royaldevon (17713) 2012-09-10 11:57
The snow is just beginning to melt and it is June! Nicolas has already posted shots of newly fallen snow in Switzerland! Whatever happened to summer!
Having said that, snow is a very attractive element to photograph, turning the very ordinary into the very beautiful. Your limited colour palette passes on the message of coldness.
Your shot is very very well composed, with the monastery strongly positioned, showing up well against the rocky b/g. Interesting textural contrasts and fine sharpness.
My warm regards,
mauro61 (52525) 2012-09-10 11:58
buona inquadratura per riprendere questa zona del passo che raramente è stata mostrata.
Buona la resa della luce con la neve ai bordi,
Bluejeans (64211) 2012-09-10 12:31
Ola Ike ,
Um imagem bem gelada em pleno mês de Junho enquanto aqui as temperaturas rondam os 30 graus , bonitos detalhes de arquitetura , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
maria-v1981 (10403) 2012-09-10 12:33
A winter image prepares us for the coming winter. Beautiful contrasts and shapes from the rocks. The buildings popos up from the snow. Simple and wonderful composition.
sacimar (25957) 2012-09-11 4:45
good image of this place, I like the snow and ice we can see here, it must be an interesting place to visit, well done,
delpeoples (44888) 2012-09-11 4:48
Ciao caro Ike
A very intereting sight, it is not often that we see snow in an Italian Summer! Beautiful colours, contrasts and sharpness. The melting lake is fascinating, especially for me, who rarely sees snow. I remember the San Bernard Pass, quite an impressive tunnel.
Thanks for sharing, have a lovely day
adramad (27544) 2012-09-11 10:09
A mythical place in the Alps and a great pleasure to see this wonderful image, very nice POV with this snow and boulders, surprised to see the place so lonely, despite being in June even seen much snow and it was cold too sure.
I like this soft colorful light also is slightly fuzzy. Well done.
Have a good afternoon.
jlbrthnn (79773) 2012-09-12 8:43
The gray tones of the photo, give a somewhat worrying picture. The view is far better effect. Light and sharpness are very good. Bravo.
Have a nice day
Silvio1953 (97953) 2012-09-14 6:55
Ciao Ike, great view of fantastic place, loverly composition with a lot of snow, excellent clarity, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
jmdias (45762) 2012-10-02 2:47
I revisited aosta but I didn't get to be so near of the mountains, anyway it was a marvelous morning and I saw montblanc at distance.
nice image showing details of the place, interesting view of the texture of the rocks and that monument under an interesting light.
Cricri (86295) 2012-10-07 1:10
Une vue plus rapproché que la précédente , pour bien apprécier les détails de cet endroit particulier et magnifique, je suis passée là il y a plusieurs année mais il n'y avait pas tant de neige
elenimavrandoni (5789) 2013-04-13 12:46
Ike, great picture this one! beaitufl winter scenery with great detail and sharpness...it must be really cold there!!
thanks for visiting me always and for your nice comments!
- Copyright: Ike Harel (ikeharel) (37190)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-06-16
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ35
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-09-09 9:35