Sometimes also referred to as the 'Cinque Torri di Averau’ (Fünf Türme in German; ‘Five Towers’ in English), this is a small mountain range belonging to the Nuvolau group (which culminates at 2,647 m on Monte Averau), within the Dolomiti Ampezzane in the Northern Dolomites, just to the SW of Cortina.
As most of the mountain formations in the area, the Cinque Torri are also formed of Dolomite, characterized by the peculiar light grey colour that distinguishes it (even though there is also some variation to the palette – see below) from the other rocks. This small range is formed by five spurs from which it derives its name; the maximum altitude is 2,361 metres on the Torre Grande.
Each ‘tower’ has its own name:
The Torre Grande – the major one – presents three peaks, very much sought-after by rock climbers: Cima Nord, Cima Sud and Cima Ovest;
The Torre Seconda is also composed of three distinct peaks, known as Torre Lusy, Torre del Barancio and Torre Romana;
The Terza Torre, a.k.a. Torre Latina;
The Quarta Torre is formed by two distinct rock tooth of different height and size, for this reason respectively called Torre Quarta Bassa and Torre Quarta Alta;
The Quinta Torre, or Torre Inglese (below is an overview of the ‘Five Towers’ emerging from the surrounding plateau).
The are is very popular for climbing, skiing or snowshoeing and the scenery is spectacular especially when the weather is quite good.
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PaulVDV (29143) 2014-07-13 3:22
The chalet at the left looks very tiny in that overwhelming mountain scenery.
Very beautiful light on the rock towers adding warm tones to the winter landscape.
The snow and the peaks stand out well against the quite dark sky.
So far I had only heard of Cinque Terre :) Good you teach us about the Torri.
Best regards, Paul
asajernigan (21427) 2014-07-13 3:37
This a nice mountain scene, the addition of the chalet adds perspective to the composition. The use of light and shadow adds nice contrast throughout the shot.
SWEETFREEDOM (24621) 2014-07-13 3:43
beautiful mountain picture, great peaks and perfect White balance.
Ninello52 (7576) 2014-07-13 3:46
Bel paesaggio montano e bellissima luce! Mi piace la tonalità dei colori sulla gamma dei grigi!
macjake (68420) 2014-07-13 4:19
another beautiful spot.
so much snow up here! with the hot weather we're having its almost refreshing to see the cold snow
- almost! haha
I really like the changes of light...the sky is dark and somewhat mysterious, the middle is starting to brighten and the lower portion is the warmest.
lovely shot all around. well taken
SnapRJW (31629) 2014-07-13 4:32
Hello Kamila - How superb this landscape looks covered in snow and with such beautiful light and a moody, dark sky. The contrasts are quite magical and to see the large 'torre' in such detail and with the blaze of brown-yellow is excellent. You have managed to highlight it and separate it from the accompanying scene very well.
Super quality and a gorgeous scene.
PiotrF (18148) 2014-07-13 5:18
Pieknie pokazana ta czesc Dolomitow. Ladny, zrownowazony kadr przyciaga uwage. Znakomite oswietlenie podkresla majestat tych gor, a cieple kolory tworza niepowtarzalna atmosfere.
holmertz (53424) 2014-07-13 5:28
This is an impressive and spectacular scenery, but few places could really match some of those areas you visited in China. The partly rusty brown "tower" to the right is not bad, though, and I haven't seen this much snow for quite a while. The light is fine and it has given some very nice yellow effects on some of the snow on the mountainside.
Sergiom (80608) 2014-07-13 5:39
Une photo des plus impressionnantes. Quel beau paysage de neige et de froid avec une lumière sans pareil sur la neige et les rochers. Le ciel gris ajoute une belle touche dramatique à l'ensemble.
Noel_Byrne (31414) 2014-07-13 6:41
The light and colors in this are really splendid, I love how the light and shadow play across the surfaces and textures of these mighty peaks. Looking at the trees which look like blades of grass gives an excellent sense of the height of the towers themselves. A beautiful natural landscape, completely unspoilt.
Thanks as always
Nicou (143028) 2014-07-13 7:11
quelle vue et panorama superbe quell roche et cette forme fantastique vue et image avec la belle neige grandiose compo.
Bravo et amitié
COSTANTINO (65742) 2014-07-13 7:42
Hello my dear friend
we are in the heart of the summer and the
summer holidays begun
I chose this shot today because I liked
this snowy winter scenery in contrast
with the summer s sceneries adding beautiful
light on the rock towers and warm tones
to the winter landscape
beautiful natural landscape
have a nice new week
jemaflor (97969) 2014-07-13 8:54
Beautiful winter view with snow and rocks, good effect with the strange form of the rock on the right side, pleasant colors for these stones.
Royaldevon (39338) 2014-07-13 9:08
The jagged mountain slope makes an excellent, diagonal composition with the tall, rock tower strongly placed. The snow sets the mood, the textural details explain the context and the tiny chalet gives an impression of the scale.
My warm regards,
daddo (26794) 2014-07-13 15:53
Hi Kamila. Excellent exposure has given the rocks, the snow and the sky a vigour and strong presence.Exceptional sharpness and wonderful light. Best wishes. Klaudio.
rychem (36765) 2014-07-13 20:24
Skały, śnieg, światło, cóż za widok, ten mały domek pokazuje rzeczywisty rozmiar tych skał, piękne, technicznie i kompozycyjnie doskonałe zdjęcie
ChrisJ (114565) 2014-07-14 1:47
A superb alpine scene from the Italian Alps. I like the warm cold colour contrast between the red tinted rock face at right and the blue grey tones in the sky and snow. Good sharpness and a perfect exposure on the white highlights. Tfs!
shreya2000 (2549) 2014-07-14 2:24
Beautiful picture with nice composition and natural colours. I like this picture. Light management is very nice especially the sky light is a different.
Thanks & Regards,
emka (98664) 2014-07-14 2:57
Witaj znowu, często oglądamy piekne zdjecia Cinque Terre, a tu niespodzianka, Cinque Torri. Wspaniały górski pejzaź. a jaka maleńka czatka tam z lewej. Nie wiem, czy to bezpieczne miejsce, moga tam chyba schodzic lawiny. Super prezentacja.
Fis2 (98459) 2014-07-14 3:30
Troche chlodu tego lata...
Piekne swiatlo dalo efekt,
kolor skal jest powalajacy.
jhm (153656) 2014-07-14 5:11
Your pictures remain always of high quality, also these picture has the same quality as all your other pictures
Excellent panoramic view about these area, nice winter picture.
Sharpness and clarity are perfect.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice week,
mirosu (16265) 2014-07-14 5:52
Excellent winter photo presented during summer time (to help to coo down?). Superb view to nice rocky mountains, very good contrast against white snow. All in very good light.
Very well done.
Oceania (5202) 2014-07-14 5:55
Even in April, this part of Italy was still in winter. The white snow on dark mountain produces the contrast. Adding on the grey sky, it's a such beautiful picture.
ikeharel (72109) 2014-07-14 7:50
On a hot summer day, looking at this snowy scenery on the high terrain - make one yield to a bit colder days, but not too much.
Beautiful image with the brown mighty rocks, scaled by the houses on left, contrast superbly on white.
ourania (46192) 2014-07-14 9:03
this is a beautiful natural scenery, it looks wild and peaceful, bright and mysterious at the same time. I like very much your composition where the foreground is deep and consists of different tints of white, the grand and imposing rock solidifies the diagonal, fine details and textures emerge all over. Superb light management and excellent rendering of so many shades of snow. A fascinating presentation, congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
Cricri (120119) 2014-07-14 11:57
Le chalet est minuscule a côté de ces immense rochers leurs teintes chaudes font un très beau contraste avec le blanc de la neige, la lumière et l'ombre est intéressant, belle réalisation
jjcordier (79297) 2014-07-14 13:34
Magnifique photo de ces formations rocheuses. La lumière est vraiment exceptionnelle.
abmdsudi (54513) 2014-07-14 15:50
A rugged snowy but delicious mountain view shrouded by dark grey sky nicely composed with warm dash light adds a bright focal point to settle the eye. There's a good scale ref too, great texture with lovely shadows and subtle colours to finish off. Great stuff, Congrats
danos (98389) 2014-07-15 4:16
very nice this snowy environment during the Summer.
I like this beautiful scenery with the rock on the right to be placed perfect in the frame.The light and the colour management are captured superb.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-07-15 4:58
a beautiful snowy shot of this amazing mountain range, and captured in perfectly managed light. I love the sense of scale we get here as well as the glorious setting. A real gem of an image.
Regards - B.
Giustiniani (3632) 2014-07-15 5:16
une mise en image très réussie de ce superbe paysage avec une luminosité parfaite.
mohammad_H (9904) 2014-07-15 7:51
At the time of the year (summer), heat shock, this image of the winter, enjoyable and eye-catching Beautiful soft snow
photoray (13981) 2014-07-15 8:26
Plenty of snow for springtime, and the Cinque Torri di Averau is impressive geology. The Dolomites would be inviting for cross country skiing.
Thanks for sharing,
Silvio1953 (144230) 2014-07-15 8:46
Ciao Kamila, fantastic mountain landscape, great view of amazing place, very well done, my frienf, ciao Silvio
Didi (60588) 2014-07-15 9:43
Nice view on the rocks with these particular lights
pajaran (61130) 2014-07-15 14:08
Interesantan tekst o planinskoj formaciji sa opisom, lep pogled i trenutak ...
Dobar snimak, kontrast i perspektiva, lepo pokazana planina sa snegom, lepa panorama.
Prijatno vece i lepa noc, sve najbolje.
An interesting article about mountain formation with a description, a nice view and a second ...
Good picture, contrast and perspective, well demonstrated mountains with snow, beautiful panorama.
Have a nice evening and night, all the best.
lousat (91950) 2014-07-16 2:05
Hi Kamila,spectacular capture from the Dolomites,this is a great advertising to the italian mountains! I like a lot the choice of the moment with this magic,warm and special light,perfect to contrast the white of snow,magnificent view and top detail too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
claudeD (39195) 2014-07-16 12:20
very fine winter picture showing this amazing landscape under perfect light conditions. Very good light management and sharpness. Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
elenimavrandoni (0) 2014-07-16 12:51
Kamila, more than an interesting scenery is beautiful, more than beautiful is very inviting, more than inviting is a great place to visit!! I like those mountains, I like your picture and perfect note!!
adramad (45988) 2014-07-17 9:04
A stunning and beautiful composition, which is very refreshing in these days of intense heat, these precious rocks with its varied hues and fantastic textures, the contrast with the white snow is spectacular.
Very good brightness and sharpness, with beautiful colors.
Well seen and done better. I like it
Have a good day.
jcpix (13930) 2014-07-18 12:44
Not only is it the middle of summer, but being in the middle of the desert and heat...this is a welcomed sight! I could sure go for some of these cooler surroundings about now. :)
A gorgeous, high altitude setting...nature once again shows her subtle beauty. The rustic red color exposed on the tower really makes an impact against the muted tones of the mountain and blank canvas of snow. Some realy intriguing light and shade to compliment the entire visual, and notes to tie it all together nicely. Have a pleasant weekend. Take care.
Kielia (24077) 2014-07-19 6:46
there are already a lot of images of this interesting ensemble here but you have found a unique POV and then you were so lucky concerning the weather! Very beautiful low light that creates these fantastic colors. The photographer’s perspective is also excellent. My compliments also for the interesting notes!
eldancer1 (36343) 2014-07-19 9:48
The house provided scale showing the massiveness of those rocks. And thank you for the wonderful information, learn something new everyday. I like your pov and it has good dof with nice details even the snow. Good lighting control. Very well done, tfs.
papagolf21 (102388) 2014-07-20 1:51
Bonjour, chère Kamila,
Encore une image qui fait frissonner de plaisir en la contemplant. Il existe une lumière de toute beauté rendant la composition éclatante.
Bravo, une fois de plus.
carlo62 (49127) 2014-07-20 10:18
bellissimo paesaggio, lo chalet ci da le dimensioni di tutto il resto.
Ottima la diagonale creata dalla montagna e bella la luce che si diffonde.
npecanhuk (75502) 2014-07-21 10:02
Gorgeous place and picture!
Your work with light and colors is oustanding!
Sharpness, chosen pov and composition are excellent too!
TFS - congrats,
HimalAnda (10669) 2014-07-25 0:54
The light is beautiful, especially on the "tower" on the right side.
The sharpness is very good, the colors nice.
adores (45595) 2014-07-29 16:38
Beautiful place and a very good quality shot! I like the light a lot. Pov, sharpness and colours are also very good.
fabbs99 (17167) 2014-09-06 12:25
Splendid image of the snow mountains from Italy.Nice colors and framing with excellent sharpness.You are lucky to have gone that far in the snow.TFS.
- Copyright: Kamila Zadora (Kamilutka) (8107)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-04-04
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: CANON EOS 600D, 52mm HOYA Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/2500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-07-13 3:03