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This is my first post with snow seen closely and also one of the few photos of mine with any snow in sight. I have some snowed peaks in my gallery of Nepal, but they are quite distant. As far as I remember, the only occasion before this little trip when I tried getting some decent photos was many years ago in the French Pyrenees, but the results were so disappointing that I decided that I would never shoot in colour negative again.

It's not surprising, as I am not so fond of cold weather and we seldom have snow in Portugal - even in the highest mountains we have in the continent, Serra da Estrela [1, 2, 3], whose highest point is little less than 2000 meters, it isn't rare to find no snow in some periods of Winter.

I know it's out of season, because Spring has already arrived a while ago, but I seldom post recent photos, so I am posting it before it "goes older". :-)

Although it wasn't really needed here, at least if I chose to focus in some details rather than wider panoramic views, this is a stitch of 4 shots with much involuntary overlap. I have a long way to go until I gain a good perception of how I should shoot for later stitching. Too often I find later that the resulting panorama could be produced with half the shots I did and I missed the corners and/or the lower or upper parts.

Sierra de Gredos is the highest mountain range in Central Iberia. The highest point, at 2592 metres (8504 ft), which is quite close to where this one was shot, is Pico Almanzor.

Location (latitude, longitude): 40.287,-5.221 (I am not sure about the accuracy, but my guess is that the error isn't higher than 1 Km / 0.5 mi).

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