Just back from a great holiday in Italy with my family,
we stayed in the Dolomites most of the time,with small breaks in Venezia and Garda lake.
After a long rainy day of driving in the mountains,
suddenly we arrived in the tiny village Selva di Cadore
in the wonderful Val Fiorentina valley.
From here the panorama is dominated by the giant 3168m
Monte Pelmo (nicknamed the throne of god).
The village of Santa Fosca is in front of us.....
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dta (80302) 2011-07-20 12:59
Hello Jan ,
Happy you are to have a holiday in this wonderful region of the Alps . These mountains are fantastic , ones of the mostimpressive on Earth . This is a splendid composition with great contrast of lighting and superb effect of the low clouds .
gildasjan (43654) 2011-07-20 13:02
Excellent contraste entre les divers plans de cette superbe image.Très belle cette lumière à l'arrière plan.
williewhistler (16404) 2011-07-20 13:25
Hello Jan,a super evening shot,beautifully photographed,giving the image great depth.
Fantastic location and a really nice shot to do it justice.Well done.
Best wishes Les.
Silvio1953 (148613) 2011-07-20 14:00
Ciao Jan, beautiful composition with lovely vilage and fantastic mountain, it's really trone of God, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
emilbo (22616) 2011-07-20 16:05
Excellente prise de vue et merveilleux contraste entre l'avant-plan et le superbe rocher derrière. Bel effet du ciel et des nuages qui passent devant le rocher. Le village en montagnes rend la photo encore plus intéressante.
Toutes mes félicitations,
InasiaJones (31566) 2011-07-20 18:22
An impressive mountain standing tall in front of Santa Fosca.
The light is peculiar, creating subdued colours. A frame tightly filled with natural beauty.
jjcordier (79297) 2011-07-20 22:03
Les Dolomites forment un somptueux décor, la lumière et la brume venant compléter le tableau. Superbe image d'une région que j'apprécie beaucoup.
HimalAnda (10669) 2011-07-20 22:20
This massive mountain is very impressive! This feeling is stronger thanks to the light on the peak while the foreground is in the shadow
Very nice picture
Wanda1 (15142) 2011-07-21 0:18
I like the way the lit rocky mountain rises out of and is framed by the green "v" of the mountain and trees in the foreground. The little village down below nestled in the trees is nice and shows teh grand scale of the landscape.
Sonata11 (33969) 2011-07-21 4:38
gorgeous view of maountains. Beautiful houses, church, great POV, colors, sharpness, super clarity. Great ply light and shadow. Beautifully excecuted picture. Perfectly well done.
All the best,
timecapturer (49288) 2011-07-21 4:50
a spectacular landscape and so perfectly captured and composed. I love the contrast between the colours here they make the mountains all the more magnificent, as does the light. A top quality image and superb presentation. I love it!
Enjoy your day - regards Brian
LoicM (16) 2011-07-21 7:24
Very nice ! The clouds around the mountain add something amazing with this beautiful light.
Kielia (24077) 2011-07-21 8:40
what a fantastic impression of this wonderful region!
This image is a delight for everybody who loves nature! The light and the moody colors create a thrilling atmosphere. My compliments, also for the title!
bukitgolfb301 (43650) 2011-07-23 4:11
Hi my dear Jan, how are you?
Sorry for my late action!
Gorgeous and fantastic shot by perfct moment of clouds with the tatseful background! Very thick color tone usage is so remarkable too. Great stable framework and well considered compsition are perfect as always and usual. Thanks for your sharing finest work and have a good Saturday!
Takero, very busy for shoting as the peak season for Symmer festivals in Japan
kevinos (7517) 2011-07-23 7:48
What a magestic scene, Jan and you have exposed it so prefectly. The layering effect adds to the impact of this towering mountaining, sitting amid its foothills.
abmdsudi (56380) 2011-07-23 22:56
A breath-taking view of magnificent rock formation in the background. Really stunning indeed, its boundless natural beauty must be beyond words. I am just awestruck by this picture, love the textures and the different tones in superb clarity, crispy sharp. Very atmospheric shot in the late afternoon with the mist partially engulfing the peak and the warm light hitting the massif as central focal of interest. What an extravaganza of textures. Lovely touch of greenery in the foreground giving the scale ref and excellent overall contrast. A wonderul opportunity and so well taken! Amazing shot, Congrats.
Mari63 (4085) 2011-07-24 13:38
Ciao Jan, sei stato qui vicino a dove abito io. bei posti vero? e così hai visto "El caregon del signor" come si dice in dialetto. Che colori spettacolari vero?
Ottimo scatto, gestione magnifica della luce. Ciao Mari
Bluejeans (64251) 2011-07-25 10:42
Ola Jan ,
Que paisagem incrível muito bonita a montnha de fundo iluminada , gostei da diagonal com esta colina em primeiro plano , boa atmosfera de foto , parabéns!!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
delpeoples (59186) 2011-07-30 1:50
What a wonderful shot. The sharpness and texture of the mountains are absolutely superb. Including the buildings and especially the church, you have created an excellent sense of scale. Wonderful shot, congratulations.
Guenther (10915) 2011-07-30 8:01
great Dolomites composition... you managed very well the difficult light situation with the sunny mountain and the village in the shadow. The small cloud create a nice atmosphere... very well done!
Have a nice weekend
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2011-07-31 1:48
really it is looking nice the throne of God... Very good composition with superb depth and fine colour tone. Excellent perspective and very well presentation. A fabulous work. Tfs.
Ricx (13495) 2011-07-31 8:52
Hi Jan- DRAMATIC and just stunning.. This is superb .. you have caught it so well with the sun on the dramatic mountain and the lovely town of Santa Fosca in the fg.. aplace I must add to my travel plans.. congratulations Rich
bayno (18344) 2011-07-31 9:22
impressive shot, beautiful light on the massive, very good POV and the contrast between shadow and light, beautiful Dolomites.
RhodieIke (11744) 2011-07-31 12:16
Wow, JAN, Super photo of this fantastic scene, great colour's and light,super mood, Well done, Cheers Iain.
lousat (94786) 2011-08-01 15:18
Hi Jan,spectacular view from the Dolomites,a great advertising for Italy..ehhee...magnificent composition and excellent quality of sharpness and colors,i like it!Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano.
npecanhuk (75770) 2011-08-01 15:21
Magnificent view both for its natural and man-made details!
Wonderful picture of it!
Sharpness, exposure, chosen pov, colors, horizontal format, white & grey borders, contrasts and, above all, composition are all excellent here!
TFS - congrats,
daddo (27326) 2011-08-04 4:26
Hi Jan. No wonder it's also refereed to as the throne of God.There seems to be some otherworldly things happening in that mountain shrouded in clouds. Looks like a different world from that of the village below. Evocative contrast between shade and light and excellent sharpness. Best wishes. Klaudio.
jhm (156594) 2011-08-05 3:56
Of dit the troon van god is weet ik niet maar dat u een mooie foto presenteerd dit wel duidelijk.
Mooi berglandschapsbeeld de kleuren zijn aangenaam, en de paar wolken langs berghellingen maakt alles compleet.
Mooi foto werk, bedankt.
jimkil (1706) 2011-08-12 23:11
Fine layers here man, fine V shapes in the composition, the light is obviously a tricky one and the effect, colours and mood is very well suited to the overall image. Afine mountain, send it here to our southern alps ;-)
Robert1969 (7160) 2011-08-17 0:06
Deze foto laat zien hoe mooi en imposant de
De lage wolken maken de foto extra spannend
en het plaatsje ervoor maakt de foto weer
Samengevat: een mooie en verzorgde foto.
sevy (58) 2011-09-27 7:34
I like the composition playing with the contrast: each ground from foreground to background is coming with more light. The clouds surrounding the mountains is ending to provide a particular mood to this landscape.
kiks (12739) 2014-01-27 8:33
Prachtig!! The schaduw in de fg maakt dat de majestuese bergen nog meer opvallen. ERG MOOI.