Winter photo from St. Gotthard Pass taken by end of June!! Yes it was summer time in Switzerland but the St. Gotthard Pass was still covered by snow and the ambient temperature at lunch time did not climb above +3°C!!
St. Gotthard Pass (2,091 m a.s.l.) which connects the cantons of Uri and Ticino is located within the canton Ticino, about 2 km south of the border with canton Uri, between the mountain massifs of Pizzo Lucendro and Pizzo Centrale on the way from Goschennen (Uri) and Airolo (Ticino).
The pass lies on the most important route between Italy and Germany. It is the most direct link between Zurich and Lugano. The nearest towns are Hospental (7 km north) near Andermatt and Airolo (4 km south).
The region of Andermatt lies at the foot of the Furka and Oberalp passes connecting the river Rhone and Rhine valleys thus making the Gotthard area a strategic place for transports and military.
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Miguel82 (23431) 2013-07-14 4:33
Magnificent view of Alpine mountains Miro,
Superb colors, beautiful altitude lake, clear shot
Enjoy your sunday
Romano46 (18454) 2013-07-14 5:28
una ottima fotografia di un luogo molto bello che hai colto in maniera magnifica.
Ottimi colori, una bella compoisizione ed una accorto uso del tele per isolare molto bene il soggetto.
Ciao e buona domenica
danos (86787) 2013-07-14 7:15
nice the St. Gotthard Pass with the snows on the Mts to keep well until in the end of June.The village on the roots of the Mt. looks fascinating and i wonder if its habitants have heard about Summer.
Have a good afternoon,Danos
PS Really this period i'm absent from 500px because of the 'dislikers'.I'm tired and aggravated about their bearing and general of the site's politics.
macjake (56632) 2013-07-14 7:39
What a place this must be to visit!!!! I bet there are stunning hikes in the area! Lovely viewpoint you have captured here with the pulled back pov. Funny to see snow in June, but maybe its not so unusual here. Great colors and exposure.
Noel_Byrne (24315) 2013-07-14 7:42
Really splendid view of the snow capped peaks, and the town creates excellent foreground interest. The building second from left looks like a very interesting design. Beautiful shot,
Nicou (122084) 2013-07-14 7:49
on voit qu'il y a encore de la neige au Gothard, merveilleuse vue de ce fameux col mythique avec les montagnes en fond et le lac, je vois que il souffle toujours là haut.
Bravo et amitié
rychem (23298) 2013-07-14 10:20
Alps are beautiful not only in winter but also in summer, excellent photo, great depth and composition
kato (11630) 2013-07-14 11:00
You're capturing well this landscape by a good composition and excellent tone, so it's interesting and impressive to see the mountain range with still snow, lovely houses and calm/beautiful lake. It seems to a good resort place. The whole is harmonized beautifully by a good arrangement and excellent color combination.
GiovanniG (2582) 2013-07-14 12:58
A pleasant capture with great color and detail showing the snow pass with the remnants of winter. This kind of scene is most familiar to me as our mountains in Montana have the same climate as this. Well done Maro and bravo!
fabbs99 (16167) 2013-07-14 13:40
Amazing looks on the mountains covered with snow in places rendering a black and white pattern across the range.The buildings in the FG with the blue lake waters present a great shot for the viewers.You have produced a really striking image here.Wonderful colors and superb POV. Thanks for sharing.
carlo62 (32881) 2013-07-14 14:47
splendido panorama, ricordo la galleria del San Gottardo, sembra infinita, ma, se dalla galleria non si vede l'ora di uscire, qui la vista è meravigliosa e si vorrebbe rimanere.
Sonata11 (33251) 2013-07-14 19:56
this is impressively beautiful mountain panorama and architecture. Wonderfully executed and presented. Perfectly well done. Tfs. Like it a lot.
All the best,
jcpix (13662) 2013-07-14 21:17
Being in the middle of the desert with the sweltering temperatures right now, I'm having a hard time believing what I'm looking at here! :) Wonderful composition and "zoom" to give this an intimate look and feel. Appears to have been a bright, sunny day...which has worked in your favor to help produce some deep colors and good definition along the mountain range. The snow makes for nice contrast to the shades of blue that are layered from top to bottom. I think you've done a great job with the exposure to bring this to life. Feel free to send some of that cooler weather my way! :) Wishing you a nice week ahead. Take care.
All the best,
abmdsudi (43560) 2013-07-14 23:29
Great time of the day to take this image when the lighting looks promisingly warm in good clarity. A superb selection of Swiss summer scene, really colourful and detailed. It wouldn't be Swiss without the snow mountain in the background and this is nicely complemented by the textured blue water and the floating clouds. I find that patch of green is lovely addition intensifying the visual effect tremendously. Wonderful catch, TFS
ourania (31117) 2013-07-15 5:57
amazing summer scenery:) It's a striking overturn of preconceptions (mine, at least) about the warmest season. Your composition is excellent. I like very much the horizontal layers of colours and textures that define the landscape. The mountains are fantastic and the buildings stand out superbly. I love the intensity of the moody colours. You've captured the atmosphere in a very fine and effective way. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great week,
ikeharel (57256) 2013-07-15 6:30
Frankly, i do not remember the pass as presented here, I was last through in 1980. The place looks beautiful on a summer bright day, the colors vivid and the snow gave a bit of a chill factor to the fine landscape.
Well collected, great camera set.
eldancer1 (27939) 2013-07-15 10:15
Beautiful landscape! This was taken on June 26th but there's still snow on the mountain, or does the snow ever go away? Nicely captured with good lighting and sharp details. Well done, tfs.
Gigidusud (15891) 2013-07-15 10:54
Beautiful landscape with nice colors. I like it!
cornejo (31550) 2013-07-16 11:28
Hi Miro, lovely view of this beautiful and interesting place downhill, very well captured with a great pov, in this very good and nice photo. A lovely image with good sharpness, depth and quality. A nice, good job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this excellent work.
Good afternoon and happy week.
Best wishes from southern Spain.
Cricri (106327) 2013-07-21 11:54
Magnifique paysage, j'aime la luminosité, les couleurs et le POV choisi, belle présentation
shevchenko (19279) 2013-07-21 21:03
Beautiful old village that located in between the mountain and river, good pov and good frame to show it, attractive view in good color, distinct photo, thanks for sharing a fascinating view.
pierrefonds (57019) 2013-07-22 5:05
The distance ebtween the lake and the mountains is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colours of the mountains and of the buildings. The good luminosity is enhancing the colours. Have a nice day.
COSTANTINO (55564) 2013-07-30 5:43
lovely winter snowy photo
I would like to be there because the
temperature today in Greece is too high
shot with great lightness and sharpness
splendid view of all those snowy mountains
in the background
have a nice evening
greetings from Samos island
clic (14942) 2013-08-02 5:39
How stunning is that much serenity convied by the bold backdrop of San Gottardo crowned of "innocent" clouds!
An incentive to introspection.
adores (37125) 2013-08-04 6:11
It's really unusual for me to see snow in the summer! A beautiful place. I like the dof and the quality of the photo - looks like 3D.
Fis2 (85565) 2014-02-12 9:25
Excellent POV and composition.
Very impressive colors.
Have a nice evening
- Copyright: Miro Susta (mirosu) (13866)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-06-26
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D600, Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED AF VR, circular polarizer
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-07-14 4:31