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A grand start to the New Year, new horizons.

Camera:Canon EOS 1V
Lens:70/300 Canon IS lens.
Recording media:Velvia 50 ASA.
Title:Alpen View.
Username:rontear rontear
Uploaded:1 Jan 2009 - 10:19 AM
Tags:Landscape / travel, Mountains., Series of images, Swiss alps
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Lilac
Lilac  7 England
1 Jan 2009 - 10:21 AM

Lovely image

Susan

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iancam
iancam  5 England
1 Jan 2009 - 10:22 AM

Beautiful, Happy new year
Ian

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Phil36
Phil36  5
1 Jan 2009 - 10:24 AM

Great Shot & Happy New Year
Phil

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MarkBroughton
1 Jan 2009 - 10:29 AM

A splendid image Ron, all the best for the new year
Mark.

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MickS
MickS  9 England14 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2009 - 10:32 AM

Watcha Ron,
excellent snowy mountain shot, dealt exceedingly well with the exposure.

Alpen view? don't look much like a yoghurt, fruit, and nut bar to meSmile
Happy new year to you and Maggie.
best
Mick

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dathersmith
dathersmith e2 Member 7544 forum postsdathersmith vcard England12 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2009 - 10:39 AM

A great image to start the year with Ron, gets me excited as we're heading to the Dolomites at the weekend, just can't decide what kit to take :-|

All the best for 2009.

Darren.

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Hoffy
Hoffy e2 Member 9212 forum postsHoffy vcard England16 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2009 - 10:46 AM

Stunning view of this scene

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User_Removed Junior Member 7 England16 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2009 - 10:51 AM

Beautiful alpine vista Ron
HNY!!
Andrew

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7328 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom884 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2009 - 11:05 AM

Cold, clean, stunning. Have a very Happy New Year,
Moira

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imagio
imagio  7 England1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2009 - 11:21 AM

Great shot, happy new year

Bernie

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chris_c1
chris_c1  5 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2009 - 11:33 AM

nice photo looks a cold winter shot

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bliba
bliba  8 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2009 - 11:41 AM

beautuful

ATB


ollie

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twainey
twainey  5 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2009 - 11:43 AM

Superb image............Trev

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AmbientLife
1 Jan 2009 - 11:47 AM

Just stunning
Happy New year
Tim

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HUMIE
HUMIE  7 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2009 - 11:49 AM

Super shot....HNY !

*MIke*

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Richardtyrrelllandscapes

Lovely winter shot.

Richie.

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England53 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2009 - 12:02 PM

Beautiful

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Adrian_Reynolds
Adrian_Reynolds e2 Member 9201 forum postsAdrian_Reynolds vcard Scotland
1 Jan 2009 - 12:09 PM

Beautiful scenery Ron, excellent exposure, Adrian

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Graham_Woolmer
1 Jan 2009 - 12:46 PM

Hi Ron,
Very nice shot, but I think you need to remove that dark bit on the bottom edge to the left side it looks like a person walking across the bottom of the picture to me.
See you soon,
Graham.

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 53989 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2009 - 12:47 PM

Wow - talk about start on a high note. Beautiful.
Chris

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JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
1 Jan 2009 - 1:23 PM

A pretty stunning view to make peaople dream. A great start to 2009.
JNC

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2009 - 2:42 PM

Stunning view - I can smell that lovely clean crisp air - Nice one - Happy New Year

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Sezz
Sezz e2 Member 9617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2009 - 3:33 PM

So clear, crisp and clean, like the light and shadows Ron, Wishing you a very Happy New Year Smile

Sarah *

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DebbieBMP
DebbieBMP  533 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2009 - 3:37 PM

STUNNING is all I can say about this wonderful shot - Happy New Year

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TyChee
TyChee e2 Member 9184 forum postsTyChee vcard United States1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2009 - 3:57 PM

Excellent shot. Really brings across a feeling of cold and solitude.
Ty

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PaulHolloway
1 Jan 2009 - 5:10 PM

A cracking mountain image to start the year with Ron.

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davidbailie
davidbailie e2 Member 10428 forum postsdavidbailie vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2009 - 5:22 PM

Ron - its the totally uncritical effusiveness of the response to this shot which has prompted my response - bear with me!

As such there is nowt wrong with it - it is a Pretty mountain covered with snow - well focused, well enough exposed well .... etc. etc.

But actually it's dead ordinary! . oh allright just not that special .....There are a billion of 'em (I know I take 'em myself by the dozen) - It says nothing about the mountain itself - scale etc! - nor what you think about the mountain - ??

I feel at least something in the foreground to create a sense of scale is a starting point .. ??

Have a fine New Year Smile

db

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IanFlindt
IanFlindt e2 Member 9739 forum postsIanFlindt vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2009 - 5:31 PM

Hmmm....the exposure (haven't tried it myself but I suspect a snow-covered scene such as this would constitute a challenging exposure) and the positioning of the peak to allow a view of the range beyond set this apart from the "dead ordinary" shots David refers to above. Certainly a foreground feature (such as a figure or a hut perhaps) helps to provide a sense of scale, but on the other hand there is a foreground feature that helps to place the viewer where you, the photographer, were standing. It looks potentially precipitous, precarious, and as such adds drama to a magnificent scene. Hardly "dead ordinary" in my view.

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tigertimb  640 forum posts United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2009 - 5:37 PM

I think David makes some valid points and I don't want to detract from them; but from the alternative perspective, (from someone who lives in Swindon!!) I don't find that ordinary at all and think that is a beautiful and magnificent sight, has a wonderful refreshing feel and provokes an emotional response in me
Tim

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rusmi  1035 forum posts Italy1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2009 - 5:42 PM

Happy New Year!

Tom

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2009 - 5:52 PM

Interesting debate, as to response. Of course for me it is a reminder of a exciting experience at 12,000 ft. This was inspiring for me to set eye's upon natures magnificence. Keep those comments rolling. thanks. Ron.

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A_Harrison
1 Jan 2009 - 5:59 PM

Just getting to 12,000ft would be an achievement for me. hats off to you Ron for the climb and having enough energy left to take a fine photo.

Happy New Year

Allan

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Maddie
Maddie  82714 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2009 - 6:07 PM

Happy new year Ron Smile

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paulb20
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1 Jan 2009 - 6:27 PM

Look like excellent walking conditions Ron, have a great New Year.
Paul

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rangerpaul
1 Jan 2009 - 7:00 PM

Wouldn't mind a little stroll to the top of there Ron!
Wonderful vista.
Paul

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AlleyCatz
AlleyCatz  8274 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2009 - 7:09 PM

Wow....what a scene indeed!

A very Happy New Year to you Ron....and all the very best in 2009.


~Alley~

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davidhu
davidhu  8 United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2009 - 7:59 PM

Stunning scene Ron, perfectly exposed. All the best for 2009.
Dave

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exposure  91304 forum posts England
1 Jan 2009 - 9:01 PM

Beautiful light and exposure Ron and a beautiful composition.
Happy New Year to you and your Family Ron
Best Wishes
Pauline.

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49er
49er  7564 forum posts
2 Jan 2009 - 8:44 AM

classic... really nice..

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skewey
skewey  731 forum posts England
4 Jan 2009 - 10:16 AM

Real class image Ron.
Paul

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alansnap e2 Member 10509 forum postsalansnap vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2009 - 6:32 PM

And a happy new year to you too Ron. A fine mountain view too Ron.
Alan

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Scott_Scot
8 Jan 2009 - 11:22 AM

Oh YEA !!!!!!


Scotty Smile

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ToothPilot
10 Jan 2009 - 5:02 PM

Ron, some of the comments made me laugh Smile I feel I have to go and try and take a pic of a snowy mountain now. Seems like DB and the others have taken thousands of ordinary mountain shots. I have not lived!!
Great shot anyway!
Hendrik

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JohnParminter
11 Jan 2009 - 9:46 PM

Sorry I nearly missed this one Ron, I'll get my crampons and ice axe out now.
John

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13 Aug 2011 - 8:45 PM

excellent shot, truly stunning
Gary

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