Dear photo friends, once more I wish all of you a Happy and Prosperous New Year 2014, good health and beautiful photos.
I was quite silent without internet during last 7 days and also during next 7 days.
I’ve taken this photo of old wooden chalet in in Swiss alpine village of Chesières, near the ski resort Villars-sur-Ollon in the canton of Vaud during the first day of 2014.
Chesieres is located at an elevation of 1,300 m above sea level, around 20km from Lake of Geneva.
The Village of Chesieres overlooks the Rhône Valley and views of Mont Blanc are clearly visible from parts of the village and the local ski area of Bretaye.
Bretaye is linked to Chesieres by the BVB railway to Villars-sur-Ollon and shuttle bus. There is also a gondola lift connecting the villages Chesieres-Villars to Roc d'Orsay, 200 m above Bretaye.
There are around 270 km of pistes for all skiing and snowboarding abilities that link over to the slopes of Gryon and to the next resort of Les Diableres, Isenau and Glacier 3000. There is also a snow park called '1984' that allows freestyle skiing and snowboarding.
The picture on the chalet wall is St. George. Saint George, born 23 April 303 AD, was a soldier in the Roman army and was later venerated as a Christian martyr.
His father was Gerontius, a Christian official in the Roman army. His mother, Polychronia was a local Christian of Palestine. Saint George became an officer in the Roman army in the Guard of Diocletian.
In hagiography, Saint George is one of the most venerated saints in the Catholic, Anglica, Eastern Othodox and the Oriental Ortodox churches.
His memorial is celebrated on 23 April, and he is regarded as one of the most prominent military saints.
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mesutilgim (86960) 2014-01-05 4:50
Nice chalet, nice capture !
I could't find in your notes, but the Saint painted on the wooden surface should be St Bernard,the patron of skier and alpinists.
TFS and have a nice weekend
Sergiom (63348) 2014-01-05 5:04
J'aime beaucoup le point de vue sur le Chalet St Georges. Il est bien placé dans l'image et nous laisse voir une partie de son environnement de bois et de montagne.
snunney (86762) 2014-01-05 5:28
This old chalet with its snow-covered roof makes for an attractive study in tones and textures. I like the lighting and long shadows' also the warm/cool tonal contrasts. The image is pleasantly lit and has very good colours and sharpness.
Corry (4508) 2014-01-05 5:32
Belle vue sur ce chalet de montagne. J'aime bien la couleur des volets ainsi que la peinture murale qui attirent vraiment le regard. Netteté excellente. Bien fait.
Subhogen (4065) 2014-01-05 5:38
Fantastic view from Swiss Alps in winter. The snow on the roof and the timber walls contrast well. I specially like tinted glass and the bright scarlet windows. The BG is well composed with these dry branches and just a hint of lofty mountains. Thanks for sharing a scenic shot with great light, colors and clarity.
ikeharel (59869) 2014-01-05 6:17
Snow covered roof of this hut, gave extra contrast and an eyes catching element on the fine image, Miro.
A wooden painting of St.George above the door also made a nice surprise when opened the thumbernail.
A fine taken mountain-slop picture.
Best wishes for 2014,
lousat (79421) 2014-01-05 6:24
Hi Miro,you were lucky to have a lot of snow to take,not like me...eheheh....very nice capture of this old typical swiss chalet,perfect exposure to take the best white,great scenery in background too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
pajaran (53485) 2014-01-05 6:36
Dobar dan, popodne.
Interesantan i dobar tekst o planini, sa opisom ...
Lep pogled na Old Swiss Chalet ...
Dobar snimak i kontrast, lepe boje.
Lepo popodne i sve najbolje u novoj godini koja je pocela.
Good afternoon, this afternoon.
Interesting and good article about the mountain, with a description ...
Nice view of the Old Swiss Chalet ...
Good footage and contrast, beautiful colors.
Nice afternoon and all the best for the new year that began.
krzychu30 (15510) 2014-01-05 7:07
this is definitely a place I´d love to spend New Years Eve.Nicely located on a slope and surrounded by so beautiful nature.
I like the way you composed the scene and the color scheme of it(red window shutters are great addition and make the contrast so nice)
Wish You all the Best for 2014!
aleXundar (1256) 2014-01-05 7:29
Nice view of a unique cottage, roof covered with snow.The wood and snow make a nice contrast. The background is also very interesting with an interrupted view of the gorgeous mountain.
It is a wonderful compact composition with great colors and clarity.
abmdsudi (44930) 2014-01-05 7:35
A pleasant shot showing your ability to recognise what you have found and make the picture. Your note is meaningful full of content guiding us through, It's an astute observation as the eye focuses straight on the architectural details of this humble looking chalet and the Saint painted on the woodwork. Compo is great, simple without any colour distraction with the small area of vivid red directs all attention in smoothly, clarity is second to none, sharp as pin and excellent perspective A well thought out shot, TFS
rychem (25438) 2014-01-05 8:31
Interesting photo of an intersting place, great shot of this hut covered with snow, informative note
Best wishes for 2014!
cargus (8711) 2014-01-05 10:48
Beautiful composition, beautiful colors, well framed and rendered, image well done.!
jmdias (57219) 2014-01-05 12:14
beautiful the drawing in the wall of this chalet. I liked these details around. good quality of image and light.
mcmtanyel (14655) 2014-01-05 16:53
Thank you for this informative photo and note. I was quite intrigued to read about St. George. Have you been skiing?
jcpix (13722) 2014-01-05 18:22
Sorry for the slow reply, I sure hope you had wonderful holidays with family and friends. I love how "Swiss" this is, a traditional chalet in the middle of a winter wonderland. Beautifully detailed and bright, you did a great job controlling the exposure, which is always a challenge with snow. I'd love to cozy up in a place like this for a long haul and enjoy doing nothing but take in the surrounding nature.
A solid composition which shows the dimension and craftsmanship of this chalet. The red shutters are a nice rustic addition of color to the otherwise two tone scene. Wishing you the very best for 2014 my friend. Take good care.
My warmest regards,
subhendu_bagchi (25913) 2014-01-06 1:30
namaste, this old wooden building is looking superb in such a beautiful surrounding. Like the snow covered top of it. Like the long trees at right. Nice colourful one. Very well done. Tfs.
Noel_Byrne (25962) 2014-01-06 6:17
This is a beautiful picture, and exactly what I imagine when I think of a chalet. Although I have never been to see on in person, its exactly what I would hope to see! I really like that you allowed half the frame to be the wooded area, giving a sense of location and the snow on the roof is perfect! (Probably a difficult angle to make a snowman on though..) The painting of St George is the icing on the cake! Really nice photo, thanks
All the best
ourania (33901) 2014-01-06 10:09
a very neat and attractive building displaying a characteristic architecture with a few distinctive individual touches. The sharpness of your picture is superb, bringing out all the textures so naturally. The sunshine and the bright colours are very delightful. A detail I find very attractive is the window with the red shutters and the mirror-like reflection. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
fabbs99 (16783) 2014-01-06 18:48
Brilliant shot of the snow laden house .Very nice perspective and good framing, nice colors and an excellent overall quality .TFS.
adramad (39286) 2014-01-07 7:41
Very interesting note that introduces us to a better image comprendion and especially the image we see painted on the chalet.
It is a very nice composition with this old construction wood, all the surrounding woodland is a wonderful complement, like the snow that we see around.
Good brightness and sharpness, with a nice range of colors.
Well seen and done better. I Like
Have a good day.
Schnappilic (9690) 2014-01-07 11:16
Thanks for wishes! A good picture with perfect exposure and sharpness and nice subject. I like it!
shevchenko (18892) 2014-01-09 23:47
Beautiful wooden architecture in traditional style, good frame with include the beautiful nature view in background too, distinct photo, thanks for sharing a fascinating winter view.
jhm (141523) 2014-01-10 3:35
I reads without internet, this is real annoying.
You shows these chalet St Georges on a very nice way.
These picture is real nice through the colour and subject.
Sharpness and clarity make these picture attractive.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
COSTANTINO (57569) 2014-01-10 3:45
excellent capture of this wooden chalet
I liked your shot with so impressive
lightness and sharpness
this snow covered roof chalet
decorates your shot today
have a nice evening and
a pleasant week end
delpeoples (53877) 2014-01-10 22:00
Happy new year to you I hope it brings you happy travels and good health, fun and love.
This is such a quaint scene, I love the snow on the roof and the engraving of the saint on the side of the wall. Good strong colours and definition. The textures are enticing.
Thanks for sharing
pierrefonds (58486) 2014-01-16 12:43
The chalet is well placed in the frame. The point of view is showing the details and colours of the architecture of the chalet. The good luminosity is making the colours to stand out. Have a nice day.
Nicou (125600) 2014-01-17 5:46
quel beau vieux chalet de bois avec le temps qu a façonnée les beaux volets rouges cette cheminée et son ombre sur la neige quelle compo et vue sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
Miguel82 (25149) 2014-01-17 6:00
What a nice mountain chalet Miro, the light of the sun is reflecting on the white color of the snow creating a superb effect, like the drawing on the wood, see you
adores (38927) 2014-01-17 6:43
Seems a nice place! I like the composition, specially the red colour of the windows and the reflection of the snow on the glass. Good shot, with good sharpness, light and colours!
nikkitta (15464) 2014-01-17 12:34
Happy 2014!!, just in case we missed this nice wishings
You began the year with a quite attractive capture of a winter landscape and the catching chalet with wooden painted walls
Like the red color given by the window where also there are reflets
danos (88557) 2014-01-17 13:21
very nice the view as the placement of this section of the salet in the frame with the pink painting of the wooden windows to are the eye catching of the scene.The icon of the St. George completes perfect the whole image.
Gigidusud (17073) 2014-01-20 6:19
Beautiful winter scene with this splendid chalet in FG and nice light. I like it!
Thanks and Happy New Year to you!
Fis2 (87647) 2014-01-29 5:46
Good frame, light and colors.
Have a nice afternoon.
- Copyright: Miro Susta (mirosu) (15078)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-01-01
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D600, Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED AF VR, circular polarizer
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/30 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Switzerland [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-01-05 4:40