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Alpine High

By JamesAppleton  
Having trekked up the day before to this 3400m viewpoint in heavy cloud, it was with a little trepidation that I went to sleep - having made the effort to get up there, I was relying on a correct weather forecast for the cloud level to drop beneath me. On waking, I found the scene cloud-drenched still, but after a few minutes it all cleared, the single foggy patch having passed on to the south. All beneath me was as an ocean of white, the far away Mischabelle peaks, the highest range in Switzerland, marching into the distance. I was grinning like a chesire cat as I searched for compositions and the sky began to flush pink.

An hour later the sun was fully up, the distant mountains glaring white with the reflection from the snow and ice, and I was tired but very, very happy...!

Cheers for any comments and votes, it's great having positive response from you all.

Thanks,

James

Tags: Snow Rocks Sunrise Mountain Pink Cloud Stunning Alpine Switzerland Peace Landscape and travel Dom Saas Mischabelle Hohsaas Allalin Alphubel Saas tal Saas fee

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User_Removed 14 172 1 United Kingdom
10 Sep 2008 9:25PM
Wow, awesome imge, well worth the climb

Mark
fraser 18 631 14 Scotland
10 Sep 2008 9:39PM
As a geologist I can't resist this image. Apart from the colour in the rocks in the foreground I love the way the valley mirrors the line of the distant mountains.
BERTRAM 14 United Kingdom
10 Sep 2008 9:44PM
A brilliant shot,very well taken.
Dave
robs 19 685 2 United Kingdom
10 Sep 2008 9:47PM
Excellent shot - just wondering if you used an ND Grad on it... if not it may have held the top part of the image better to give a more balanced exposure.

But what a view!!!!
albinoni 14 6 1 United Kingdom
10 Sep 2008 9:49PM
bet you're on top of the world with this shot! Smile Certainly makes me want to be there!
JamesAppleton 14 38 6 England
10 Sep 2008 9:50PM
Thanks all - Robs, definitely used an ND grad here - SE 3 stop, so pretty heavy as it is!
dawnmichelle 15 12 United States
11 Sep 2008 5:20PM
amazing capture.. so well done
BrokenAir 14 20 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2008 8:43PM
Love the colours that have been brought out, stunning shot ^_^
helenlinda Plus
15 374 22 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2008 5:27PM
I love the colours here.
Helen
User_Removed 15 11 11 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2008 8:05PM
Glad to be the one that makes it 30. Well deserved!

Chris C

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