We were all ready to drive up the extremely steep road to the well known 2999m Tre cime di Lavaredo/Drei- Zinnen,the triple rock formation in the centre of the Dolomites.
In no time youre high up into heaven,about half an hour.
Once arriving at the top,it started to rain like hell
and we were all covered into the grey clouds.
After sheltering in the car for at least an hour or so
the sun came back and the clouds were specteculair.
We started walking around the Zinnen and the scenery was great,well for us.....
My 14 year old daughter and her friend were more into their mobile phones,they where bored and decited to go back to the car for a drink,a snack and more "social- networking"".
I saw them walking away in the distance,against the
background of Dolomites.....
Different generations with different interests ;]]....
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dale54 (7257) 2011-08-17 13:00
WHAT A SHOT JAN!CAPTURED NICELY!WHAT COLORS!LOVE IT!
PaulVDV (27816) 2011-08-17 13:23
Een beetje een vreemd zicht met de twee personages op de plaats waar de bergflank afgetopt werd om de weg aan te leggen. Een wonderlijk uitzichtpunt om het prachtige decor van de grillig gevormde Dolomieten te aanschouwen.
Eigenlijk moet het een aartsmoeilijke taak geweest zijn om in deze omgeving een weg aan te leggen. Maar met als resultaat dat je er een schitterende natuurfoto kon maken.
Vele groeten, Paul
Guenther (10915) 2011-08-17 13:47
your compostion is great! The inclusion is a precious addition giving a feeling for the dimensions... I appreciate also your nice personal note, not just the too often read copy & paste from Wiki... thanks for sharing!
Have a nice evening
npecanhuk (74442) 2011-08-17 14:03
How can anyone be bored in such a magnificent place?!?!? I'm sure they weren't!
Excellent initial idea, great photo job and very attractive visual results!
TFS - congrats,
batalay (38541) 2011-08-17 14:11
What an astonishingly beautiful view, and photographed to perfection. The two young women strolling on the side are perfectly placed, and serve both as scale and to provide a smidgeon of humanity to the rugged and barren peaks. Do you think your daughter and her friend were actually bored, with a backdrop of vertical peaks. I am certain that his photo will become a classic on TE, and gain the attention that it deserves.
Selmik (3366) 2011-08-17 14:12
delightful composition, light, clarity and colours are fantastic. Adding your daughter and her friend is a great idea as it creates nice DOF and adds scale to the photograph.
francio64 (39888) 2011-08-17 14:32
bella vista sulle cime delle Dolomiti.
Sembra di vedere una fortezza costruita dalla natura.
Credo comunque che manchi un pò di contrasto.
Ti ho fatto un WS dove aumento il contrasto e aggiungo una cornicetta.
Spero tu trovi di tuo gradimento.
Sonata11 (33753) 2011-08-17 17:40
Wow!!! Awesome!!! Beautiful shot, splendid colors and wonderful sharpness, exposure, contrast and a very impressive composition are all excellent. An amazing view of those pics and two girls. I love it a lot. Congratulation. Perfectly well done.
All the best,
jjcordier (79297) 2011-08-17 23:38
Très belle photo de ces fantastiques Dolomites, le temps incertain ajoutant un charme supplémentaire....auquel les ados ne semblent pas très sensibles. J'ai connu ça lors des nombreux voyages scolaires que j'ai encadrés...toujours un peu décevant!
holmertz (50766) 2011-08-18 3:02
A marvellous scenery, looking almost unreal. The piece of green in the lower corner makes a great contrast to the grey mountainsides and the grey clouds, and the two persons provide life and explain the dimensions. There is a very fine blend of light and shades among the rugged mountains.
dta (76519) 2011-08-18 3:07
Hello Jan ,
I really like this shot and the note . How can be bored , with such a gorgeous view , as others says ?
I can't explain that , but it is the same with my daughter who's 15 . May be they will be happy to see the pictures a few years later :)
The two girls are an important element of this outstanding composition . But the view of these mountains (the most beautiful ones in the world) , is awesome . Great light . And the superb clouds add to the mood .
Cricri (117237) 2011-08-18 8:26
Une vue impressionnante de ces dolomites surtout sous le ciel nuageux,intéressant contraste avec e coin vert, les personnes donne une l'échelle, très belle présentation
romanaa (7984) 2011-08-18 10:04
what to say... the picture is just great. Amazing landscape, perfect composition with the two girls to add the scale. But the story in your note is driving me crazy. Unfortunately it happens too often, the same network that allows us to see the beauty of the world in the pictures makes the others blind.
jugnutoor (1017) 2011-08-18 12:36
Hi Jacques, Beautiful rockyscape of the mountains and beautifully composed with nice depth and framed well to include the two girls on the path below, colors & contrast have been nicely managed.
abmdsudi (52377) 2011-08-19 8:54
What a beautiful place to go walking, an impressive mountains with a great background reveals all of the detail. Well balanced picture, the lovely cloud does seem to draw a little attention though. Amazing location and so majestic a real stand out shot and I like the sence of scale given with the green patch is lovely addition. Great colours, textures and lighting/shadows and nicely composed rugged beauty. You have captured the full majesty of the location. Superb climbing and very photogenic. Great capture. Congrats
jhm (150742) 2011-08-20 0:37
Dit is een zeer mooie foto, en uw dochter en vriend maken het alleen maar beter, zo zien we eventjes de schaal van een mens tegen de bergen.
Gewoon een grote foto Jan.
Prachtig panorama van deze bergketen.
Goed foto werk, bedankt.
Ricx (13495) 2011-08-20 2:46
Hello Jan, what a stunning place- awe inspiring. you have captured it extremely well , with lovely fine sharp detail.. magificent. have an exciting weekend Rich
emilbo (22616) 2011-08-21 13:20
Vraiment impressionnant tous ces pics dans une atmosphère brumeuse. A cette hauteur pas surprenant qu'il y ait encore de la neige en juillet. Intéressant le petit coin vert en avant-plan et bien vu les personnages qui humanisent la scène.
Félicitations et bonne fin de semaine,
skippy007 (12510) 2011-08-23 19:03
HI Jan, These Dolomites are awesome, you have captured them very well, good natural looking colour, excellent detail & good light. Nice the inclusion of the two walkers in the frame who are almost insignificant except for the fact that they highlight the gigantic size of these Alps. Beautiful display of nature.
danyy (0) 2011-08-24 12:44
Quel bel endroit Jan,
il n'a rien à envier à ses homologues valaisans ou français. La brume joue bien son rôle de détacheur de plans, des montagnes grandioses et redoutables.
Les marcheurs y semblent si petits.
Excellents cadrage et POV.
pablominto (53746) 2011-08-27 1:26
Quite amazing, the profile of teh Dolomites!
Rugged and wild, a real challenge for man to conquer...
The capture is well done, sharp fine details and the scene is well framed!
sacimar (26205) 2011-08-27 3:11
this is an impressive landscape, I like the sharp peaks and the composition with the two people walking by, well seen,
DjoleEric (0) 2011-08-30 3:20
Good display colors and sharpness.
Good ugaop recording and excellent text.
Bluejeans (64251) 2011-08-30 10:39
Ola Jan ,
Brutal esta paisagem com estas montanhas de fundo , gostei de ver as duas mulheres a caminhar de fundo , bons detalhes, parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
sandpiper (6788) 2011-08-30 14:08
Fantastic, of course chatting on the phone is more interesting than these rocks, ha ha. They will change their minds as they get older.....maybe.
Awesome mountains and great composition, especially with the kids walking. Beautiful place.
plimrn (21344) 2011-08-31 15:35
The light is wonderful, the detail impeccable and the framing has attractive balance with the triangle of green in the lower right and the thunderheads on the upper left. The girls on the path look like they're headed into a cataclysm while the sunlight and shadow add to the drama.
Robert1969 (7160) 2011-09-04 0:26
Niet alleen een prachtige omgeving, om te wandelen
en om te fotograferen, ook een prachtige omgeving
om de mobieltjes te testen en daarmee bedoel om
te kijken of ze kunnen vliegen:-).
Zonder gekheid: mooie ruige omgeving, die je vanuit
een mooie standpunt hebt genomen en verzorgd is vastgelegd.
Schnappilic (9690) 2011-09-04 8:22
Impressive mountains, great landscape, interesting bote, great result.
All the best,
patdeph (35748) 2011-09-06 10:18
these mountains are incredibly beautiful,and I love the contrast of their soft colors (in perfect harmony with the clouds)with the vivid green of the foreground.I also love the 2 people strolling here.Superb!
m (0) 2011-09-10 14:46
I've enjoyed your gallery full of wonderful landscapes and city views.
These mountains are simply stunning, the view with the heavy clouds over them is overwhelming and the sense of scale is unbelievable. Like it a lot.
Thanks and have a good time,
Nard (6972) 2011-09-14 5:55
Amazing and stunning landscape. Excellent POV including the walking people that gives a right idea of the size of the moutains. I like hox they stand out the cloudy sky.
HimalAnda (10649) 2011-09-14 7:48
The two girls show us the massive presence of the mountains, and this is reinforced by the colors (vivid in the foreground, paler in the background).
Very nice shot.
macjake (66546) 2011-09-16 10:29
its really important that you included the two people on the right, having that size perspective is key to the overall scene.
I like too, that the greenery along the bottom pops out in contrast to the greys eleswhere.
have yourself a great day
stevesaba (8163) 2011-09-21 4:50
What a fabulous and dramatic capture of the Dolomites! Too bad about the weather, but your patience finally paid off! I loved your story about your teenagers! My feeling is that with nature; you either "get it" or you don't. Like you say, maybe in time they will, hehe. A great photo, and I suppose in the end your daughter and friend did make a great contribution, adding the little human interest in the corner really enhances the photo! Fine work as always, warm regards,
smarcell (19965) 2011-09-24 12:26
A very nice perspective, with the two tiny figures against the huge mountains.
As my daughter is 14 I understand very well the situation... I have never been around the 3 Cime di Lavaredo. I know it is a very beautiful spot in the Dolomiti.
stevenmelissa (203) 2011-09-27 14:05
Anyone who's tried to take a 14 year old on holiday can relate to your story, which made me laugh out loud. But how wonderful that you caught this beautiful photo to illustrate your anecdote! Absolutely spectacular, and particularly effective in combination with your story.
Best regards, Steve
baddori (20119) 2011-10-06 13:43
Bella galleria, questa foto da un contributo alle nostre montagne.
Una vista mozzafiato ...spero che tu abbia un'auto a trazione integrale .
Uno scatto da incorniciare
rasto1893 (532) 2011-10-07 22:03
Beautiful landscape and place
My Best Regards
Disabled_A (0) 2011-10-18 12:04
oh yes! :) "Different generations with different interests" how well I know it!
Excellent photo, very beautiful mountains... and the moment which you chose to include the girls walking away was also chosen perfectly. By the way, without the girls the place would look different.... not so grand, maybe?:)
fabianoleite (10468) 2011-11-18 17:32
Amazing forms, the mountains are very sharp, and the white parts provide great contrast. Good inclusion of walkers. Excellent work, congratulations!
scalerman (26900) 2011-11-20 10:43
K: an amazing post - card - sooo sharp and the scale! best, c
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