U-turn, Silvretta, Vorarlberg
The Silvretta is a mountain range of the Central Eastern Alps shared by Tirol, Vorarlberg (both in Austria) and Graubünden (Switzerland). The Austrian states of Tirol and Vorarlberg are connected by a pass road (Silvretta Hochalpenstraße at 2032 m). The majority of the peaks are elevated above three thousand metres and are surrounded by glaciers. Thus, the area is also known as the "Blue Silvretta".
The Bielerhöhe Adventure begins at the Vermuntbahn in Partenen. From there it continues from Trominier in small buses through tunnels and the lofty mountain landscape of the Silvretta up to the Bielerhöhe at 2032 m. There, visitors are treated to incredible views of the gigantic mountain world including Piz Buin, at 3312 metres the highest mountain in Vorarlberg. Lake Silvretta lies at the heart of this breathtaking panorama. After the end of january it is covered with a thick layer of snow and ice that entices the visitor to go cross-country skiing on superbly prepared courses. In addition, the Bielerhöhe is an ideal starting point for a wonderful number of tours through the Silvretta region, the largest touring area in the province.
The Silvretta is surrounded by the Rätikon, Verwall and Samnaun ranges.
The Piz Buin is not the highest, but the most popular peak of the range. It can relatively easily be ascended from north or south through glaciers and stretches of easily climbing.
The Silvretta is famous for its skiing especially its many backcountry skiing possibilities. In the 1920s Ernest Hemingway was staying in the region for a winter (he lived at Schruns in Montafon, Austria. Later, he wrote a couple of short stories about his skiing experiences in the Silvretta. Some of these short stories are to be found in A moveable feast. (Silvretta & wikipedia)
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lakshmip1949 (19110) 2012-02-24 2:41
A perfect title with perfect exposure. Nice shot of this road making a U turn with the view of the beautiful mountains in the back. The lonely walker adds dynamism to the image.Like the peaceful atmosphere, colors, sharpness and light management.
jurek1951 (35765) 2012-02-24 2:43
very nice composition of this Landscape with good details nice light and beautiful colours,
ChrisJ (86766) 2012-02-24 2:48
The solitary person makes this shot. The U is well captured. Good sharpness & excellent backdrop of rocky snowcapped peaks. Superb lighting contrasts & tonal range with excellent contrasted lighting. Tfs & have a great weekend!
jlbrthnn (79773) 2012-02-24 3:20
The road is long for little legs :) I love the tiny figure in this vast landscape. The composition is clever and fun. Excellent quality. Bravo.
Have a nice day
holmertz (26854) 2012-02-24 3:24
This is another fine composition. You have used the shape of the road very well and of course included a person. The view of the mountains is very nice.
lousat (57510) 2012-02-24 4:15
Hi George,great point of view and magnificent result whit this U in the ground and the fantastics scenary of the mountains in background.Great quality as usual.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano.
macjake (39207) 2012-02-24 4:26
wonderful view you have captured here.
And i like that you have the Human presence too, it adds alot to the scene.
lovely landscape, very smartly photographed.
a well executed composition.
dkmurphys (36709) 2012-02-24 4:59
Lonely mountain treaker. Very picturesque shot, I like it a lot.
Have a nice afternoon.
Sergiom (39078) 2012-02-24 5:17
L'image est parfaitement composée. Elle place le personnage au centre de l'intrigue et devant un paysage spectaculaire. Gare aux voitures.
GiovanniG (1619) 2012-02-24 6:44
A very wonderful photograph! It has beautiful colors and great clarity. The point of view and aspect ratio you selected is superb. The depth of field is great and it has good perspective. Thanks for sharing this beautiful capture with us. Bravo!!
A warm hello from,
ourania (12249) 2012-02-24 8:08
a lovely composition with superb clarity, depth and colours. It captures wonderfully the light and atmosphere in the mountains on a lovely sunny day. The figure following the U turn adds movement and scale in front of the beautiful proud mountains. A very delightful photo, well done!
All the best and a lovely weekend,
saxo042 (31790) 2012-02-24 8:20
A beautiful picture! The lady walking here adds interest. I believe this is not the road down to Montafon valley, but we we had a nasty experience here in the summer of 1991. We went up here and then it started snowing. We hade to drive down to Schruns, all 39 hairpin curves, with summer tires, and the snowfall was getting worse and worse... But this is indeed a very pleasant view!
jjcordier (62280) 2012-02-24 9:32
Belle photo d'un des spectaculaires virages en épingle à cheveux de cette fameuse route.
SWEETFREEDOM (18381) 2012-02-24 10:19
i have done this mountain road this summer, beautiful. i like your p.o.v. with the u-turn the great mountains in bg and the girl in fg.
Yiannis84 (2824) 2012-02-24 10:31
Very nice POV, it gives a great perspective..your idea to include the persone in the frame is very nice indeed..excellent clarity, sharpness and light as usual..well taken
Cricri (86295) 2012-02-24 11:07
Une vue spectaculaire des montagnes, la personne donne une évaluation de la hauteur, une belle lumière dans ce paysage d'une grande beauté
mesutilgim (67856) 2012-02-24 12:23
A good lecture for "perfect" pov!
You didn't only focus on the scenery at back, but getting the u-turn in your compo and the lonesome walker you've creadet a perfect symbolic message.
TFS and best regards
siamesa (27449) 2012-02-24 14:55
Boa noite George
This turn forming an U is interesting. I like the inclusion of the person walking there. Very good capture.
bukitgolfb301 (30023) 2012-02-24 20:11
Hi my dear George
Sorry for my late reply, as I get a light pneumonia due to much fatigue, now getting well.
Your new sereis for Austria has already started, I have to catch up them as soon as your possible.
Another great secnery/snap shot as your own originality! Much lights and blue color unity are so wonderful. So comfortable to see in the Saturday morning.
Perfect framework and so well considered composition! Thanks for your sharinig with finest work and have a good Saturday!
Takero from still cold rainy Tokyo
danos (73896) 2012-02-24 23:03
excellent mountain view with the melted snows to tell us that Spring is coming.The U-turn,with the trekker adds live and perspective in the scene.
Have a good weekend,Danos
amaryllis (30149) 2012-02-26 1:43
une belle boucle sur cette route et dont le panorama en met plein les yeux avec cette montagne et quelques névés; une touriste revient probablement de randonnée et peut admirer cette beauté
vrabieionut (2189) 2012-02-26 2:39
Excellent colors and composition.I love this soft tones, beautiful scenery.....beautiful, really!
Have a nice day,
sacavem (18566) 2012-02-28 8:30
Great photo, is a pretty postcard of this place. Good colours and contrast.
bona (10130) 2012-02-28 9:30
This look a dangerous turn to do by car. It has limit of speed?
Fantastic background moutains and colors. I think I will like do a bike scroll in this street.
Hugs my friend
Schnappilic (7895) 2012-02-29 12:32
I like your attractive composition with this u-shaped. Superb sharpness, light and contrast! Best presentation of this place.
All the best,
- Copyright: George Rumpler (Budapestman) (82620)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-04-29
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature
- Camera: Pentax K10D
- Exposure: f/6.7, 1/350 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-02-24 2:35