This shot was taken while on a skiing holiday in the French Alps at La Plagne. It was late afternoon in January on the last run of the day and I wondered how my new digital camera would cope with taking tricky shots into direct sunlight. This shot was the result and is exactly as taken (apart from a little cropping).
Just to the right of centre, there is a strange lighting effect which is actually the sunlight reflecting off the ice crystals in the valley air - something that can only be seen when looking down into the valley from this height.
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Markie (255) 2004-04-05 15:50
absolutely fantastic, I love this. Well done and thanks for sharing it with us.
maphoto (8082) 2004-04-05 15:52
Very beautiful image, everything is perfect, the light, the clearness, the peak on the left and of course the clouds, awesome view, Fantastic.
dominique (11414) 2004-04-05 16:16
Une jolie vu sur les montagnes , j'aime les formes de la neige et ce blanc un peu laiteux , les nuages dans le fond sont du plus bel effet .
albiback (8687) 2004-04-05 18:14
une composition originale pour un spectaculaire panorama sur les alpes.
femkevdh (2633) 2004-04-05 18:22
Your camera did well! Still a lot of detail on the foreground in spite of the sun! greta landscape. The clouds make the photo extra attractive. well done.
paroy (318) 2004-04-05 18:53
Très beau contre jour , beau reflet sur la neige ,beau détail des nuages. Bravo!
kaychambers (1198) 2004-07-12 20:59
Very good....I like the flaring of the sunlight, the rugged scenery, the clouds rolling by....the serenity of the whole image.....v good....perhaps a tad underexposed, but easily correctable in PS.
Well done Jonathan
Vic, Singapore. 13th July 2004
singuanti (15250) 2004-12-31 14:15
wow! that looks like something you only see in a movie. wondeful lighting and composition.
Coyotyto (1305) 2005-02-13 19:08
Interesting picture !
It seems that we could just go that way and, whe the mountains stops, continue on the clouds... I especially like the play between the soft and smoothy snow and the shadows.
I would just have prefered it with no skiing traces on the foreground...
helena_seattle (340) 2005-04-21 13:27
Its awesome, its like touching the sky =) Well done!
natwald (0) 2006-09-20 10:18
Great, but I don't like the tilt and the sun in hte shot.
- Copyright: Jonathan Gatward (jgatward) (490)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2003-01-00
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Fujifilm FinePix 303
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Travelogue: Skiing La Plagne 2003
- Theme(s): Snow Scapes, patterns and textures [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-04-05 15:25
- Favorites: 1 [view]