Halfway the Brenner-Bolzano motorway,just after Brixen one must take a good look,because the tiny turnoff is very easy to forget.
A small brown plate tells me Im going into the extremely narrow Villnoss tal or Val di Funes (in Italian)valley.
After about half an hour,arriving at the end of it,in the village of St.Magdalena,the vieuw on the more than 3000m Dolomites is unforgetable.
Nobody around,exept for some local farmers....
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Gerrit (51130) 2010-10-09 13:24
Mooi zo scherp ver weg die grijze rotsen en dat prachtige groen.
Mooi plaatje van een ideaal disney landschap.
Groots licht en uitstekende compositie.
manudautriche (4348) 2010-10-09 13:25
Quelle verdure et quelle netteté dans la composition,le petit village dans cet environnement vraiment splendide et sous une lumière vraiment divine,tout est beaux,bravo.
PixelTerror (0) 2010-10-09 13:33
Lovely indeed, an idyllic mountain picture, I love the village lost within the rich greens and the dramatic peaks rising over the place, good PoV and image.
Have a nice day JY
worldcitizen (7702) 2010-10-09 13:49
This really does look like a scene from a fairy-tale. This small town is so beautiful. I love the patterns of the landscape and mountains. The green colors are wonderful, too. It is just so lovely...
dta (72007) 2010-10-09 13:57
Hello Jan ,
This is really , for my taste , a picture of paradise on Earth . I canot find a more delightful view that this idyllic mountain scenery . What an harmony between the well maintained meadows , the woods , the hight peaks . And the tiny village so perfectly placed .
A gorgeous composition for a gorgeous place .
Thanks for the share .
PS : I suppose that it must be wonderful in autumn , too , when the larches turn yellow , and the summits are covered by snow .
emilbo (22616) 2010-10-09 14:38
Quelle merveilleuse scène de campagne bien composée et excellente perspective. La petite église avec les quelques maisons qui l'entourent est bien placée dans la composition et la végétation est superbe. Les montagnes rocheuses derrière sont mafnifiques. Un beau tableau qu'on ne se lasse pas de regarder.
Félicitations!... et bon dimanche,
Guenther (10915) 2010-10-09 15:13
even if I have known these places from earliest chidhood on I am still amazed by its incredible beauty... A wonderful shot, a perfect postcard in spotless sharpness. Thanks for sharing.
Sonata11 (33697) 2010-10-09 20:41
Amazing shot, impressive shot, very good composition,contrast, sharpness,clarity. Wonderful landscaping.Absolutely gorgeous view.It is like paradise.Excellent work.Congratulation.
macondo (18623) 2010-10-09 22:56
Well if you have a place like this you don't need heaven. What a landscape, what a mountain range. Perhaps only someone who knows where to turn off the road can take this kind of photo. Startling sharpness and gorgeous colours in this excellent exposure. There is a strong sense of vastness, of space, in this picture. Those rocky peaks against the well rendered sky - it's a great sight. I haven't seen a photo of these mountains before. Stunning.
JFS (32459) 2010-10-09 23:40
The scenery is breathless and your picture has an extraordinary quality. Excellent POV and incredible depth of field.
mkamionka (32835) 2010-10-10 0:38
this is a spectacular panorama.
I like very much the contrast of the impressive mountains with the peaceful green valley.
SWEETFREEDOM (23834) 2010-10-10 0:46
i have been there two times during my last holidays but though the day was sunny i had not the chance to see these berautiful mountains (the Odle) as clear as you have seen.
the surrounding landscape is very nice you rendered the peace and the green that there is in the valley.
have a nice sunday.
lombra (78) 2010-10-10 2:36
Beautifull landscape! It looks to be very peacefull there! Very good clarity.
jhm (145072) 2010-10-10 3:22
Dit is een totaal ander beeld of Brugge, een mooi panoralma beeld over dit gedeelte van Italië.
De grote bergen in de achtergrond deze laten het kleine dorp bijna in het niets vergaan.
Heel mooi samengesteld pracht foto werk.
U moet Brugge eens bezoeken, het is een kleinen stad maar bijna een open lucht museum, bedankt voor uw bezoek.
npecanhuk (70734) 2010-10-10 3:27
When I see that place and this picture, the answer is "YES!"
What a wonderful place! What a beautiful picture!
Sharpness, exposure, chosen pov, dof, colors, pp, contrasts, horizontal format and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
zanzi (13670) 2010-10-10 9:17
This is a perfect postcard.
Everything is perfectly placed to give a great composition.
And the colors are awesome.
Fis2 (90729) 2010-10-10 9:54
I like the church.
Good frame, colors and light.
fransswanepoel (145) 2010-10-10 10:26
Beautiful landscape with good colors and composition. Very well exposed image with lots of viewing pleasure. Well done
sabermonajati (10545) 2010-10-10 10:42
dreamily paysage you captured.fresh green colore ,beauty in mountain and amazing clouds exist fondle eye image.
Royaldevon (33783) 2010-10-11 1:49
Good Morning Jan,
What a view!
If people didn't know of the beauty of Italy, you have certainly informed them! A stunning shot and beautifully composed. I love how the bottom of the 'v' shaped valley is on the 'thirds' line and presents a natural funnel into the contrasting b/g of the imposing Dolomites. The small village is strongly positioned.
A good dof and fine saturation.
Have a good day,
macjake (62252) 2010-10-11 11:46
you achieved amazing depth with only F6.3
beautiful contrasts in landscape and colour tones.
you gotta love the church and the sporadic homes.
great shot here!
ManuMay (36087) 2010-10-11 12:02
Now I know the reason for the title!! ;)
Great, wonderful place...yes this should be heaven!!
Amazing place, peaceful and relaxing...very well captured this pleasnt mood, excellent colours and compositio...Yes man...I wish to be there!!!
Have a nice day...
And thanks for this very beautiful moment!!
archimatica (20446) 2010-10-11 14:38
The Dolomites are a world heritage site, and I'm glad you like them.
The image describes beautifully the environment, bravo!
stevesaba (8135) 2010-10-12 1:29
A very beautiful photo of this ideal scene! Very well composed, with lovely clarity of focus. A real classic! Warm regards,
anesugur (18789) 2010-10-17 10:54
Very well composed and captured image with beautiful colors and POV.
Best regards. Uğur
paololg (31448) 2010-10-30 5:40
Ciao dear Jan,
yes, is true, this place, in the Val Casies, is really a paradise. St.Magdalena is one of my preferred places to find mushrooms and to enjoy of this beautiful landscape, as it shows us your excellent photo. Congratulations!
Ciao, have a nice week end!
sacavem (18620) 2010-11-01 12:40
Very beautiful landscape with lovely colours. Amazing colours and the light very well managed.
Excellent details, very well framed and done,
TFS and greetings,
kiks (11785) 2010-11-01 12:40
in een word: PRACHTIG!!
wat een uitzicht. Dit miss ik in Netherland: Bergen.
Mooie compositie met een spannende opbouw.
clic (16114) 2011-02-11 7:43
Goedemiddag Jan and thanks for your kind words.
Effectively, Heaven exists and it's now right in front of me!!
Many compliments for this idyllic scenery set with art from an elevated point that shows all the magnitude of those elegant terrain lines and that much allover freshness.
A piece of art!
hispic (9652) 2011-02-22 14:41
Puffy clouds floating over the Dolomites in gentle tone and rich green bring calm and peaceful feels. Beautiful composition.
Best wishes, Hisashi
daddo (26072) 2011-03-07 4:22
Hi Jan. I am impressed by your gallery, especially the way you capture light and for your careful compositions. This is a marvelous vista with gorgeous colours and subtle light.The title suits it well. Great work. Regards. Klaudio.
fds (8986) 2011-03-19 7:08
very beautiful image from dolomiti
great green and i love the church between the green fields
giorgimer (34939) 2011-03-23 14:59
Wonderful landscape, despite the fact I'm not that far I still didn't visit Dolomited
What a pity!
samson (1355) 2011-04-08 8:07
A lovely lovely place. The mountains look like they had just been pushed up.
jcpix (13820) 2013-02-25 19:44
Wow! What an amazing view, such stunning landscape and mountains...and you've captured is beautifully. Great light management, everything looks to be in fine detail with no hard shadows or over-exposed highlights. The colors appear natural and the composition is spot on to allow the scene to speak for itself. Good choice of title, that about sums it up! :) Thanks for bringing us this look at some of Mother Natures best work.
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- Date Taken: 2009-07-23
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