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Rhonegletscher, Furkapass

By TrevBatWCC    
Still on our 3 Passes tour, we stopped here at Rhonegletscher (Rhone Glacier) on Furkapass. Itís the largest glacier in the Urner Alps, and lies on the south side of the range at the source of the Rhone. As can be seen outside the shop in V3 itís 7,600 feet above sea level, and this was the highest location we visited during the whole weekís holiday. However, unlike at the top of the Rothorn, looking down into Brienz, some 5,500 feet below, here looking down into Gletsch (bottom left in V4), itís only about 1,700 feet below. After leaving here we descended down into Gletsch, continuing up the winding road.

Techie stuff Ė see Exif
Single Raw images processed in Adobe Camera Raw, tweaked in Photomatix Pro and Elements 6.

Thanks again to everyone for your votes & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging.
Trev Smile

Tags: Switzerland Landscape and travel Rhonegletscher Furkapass

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Comments


CarolG Plus
9 195 18 Greece
3 Nov 2011 1:12PM
Stunning photography, Trev, and, as always, superbly processed. Love that winding road in V.4 Smile Carol

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3 Nov 2011 1:21PM
Such a wonderful place for a photgrapher. I hope you've got lots of memory cards and good batteries. Wonderful images Trev.........Sandy
mrswoolybill Plus
9 927 1463 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2011 1:30PM
V3 - I love that cow!
Moira
lonely_oryx 8 61 54 England
3 Nov 2011 1:52PM
I particularly like the imposing view of #4
nazmul99 7 3 Bangladesh
3 Nov 2011 1:59PM
Amazing, a dream place for a photographer Smile
3 Nov 2011 2:42PM
All 4 are just great ... you really have given us the feel of the place
woolybill1 Plus
9 22 67 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2011 3:22PM
Fabulous detail in your mountain studies, Trev. As a would-be mountaineer (failed abysmally due to vertigo mixed with indolence) I love studying the textures of mountainsides and passes and almost overlook the rest of the surroundings. Impossible to decide between V1, V2 and V4!
Regards
Bill
gingerdelight 10 298 11 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2011 4:11PM
All superb, especially V4 - well captured Trev. (And like Moira, I also love that cow!)
Carol
Briwooly 10 452 5 England
3 Nov 2011 4:46PM
Nice series Trev particularly v1 & v4 nice work


Brian...............
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
3 Nov 2011 4:49PM
Another beautifully captured set from the high Alps' passes,Trev: your images are so fresh and crisp and a delight to view, and as I have said before bring back fond memories.
The road snaking up the mountainside I know leads to the Grimsel Pass and the Grimselsee and Totensee where again I took a load of transparencies in 1967. I have scanned these and put them on to my hard drive, but they are nowhere near the quality of these digital images of your's. Just hoping you stopped at the top of the Grimsel before descending the Haslital back to Meiringen, and that you might have some shots from up there for us to see.
Regards, Ronnie.
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
3 Nov 2011 5:04PM
Another great set of travel images. v4 is superb - just the sheer scale of it is amazing.

Dave
achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
3 Nov 2011 5:29PM
Love every one Trev, the quality of your photography and processing shines through.

Regards

Trev.
richmowil Plus
7 310 1 England
3 Nov 2011 6:29PM
A good set of images
pluckyfilly Plus
9 350 33 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2011 8:17PM
excellent set well detailed and pin sharp
pamelajean Plus
10 958 1818 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2011 9:20PM
Lovely place, V2 is my favourite, it seems to give me the best impression of the area.
Richsr Plus
9 90 222 England
4 Nov 2011 3:28PM
Good set of detailed images Trevor certainly looks like you had great weather for this tour
Regards Richard
JustDucky 5 8 Canada
5 Nov 2011 9:30PM
very beautiful set Trev, love V4Smile
Tammy
great set of images trev,v4 is a great capture,well done.ray
phil99 9 45 6 United Kingdom
6 Nov 2011 7:08PM
Superb mountain scenery Trev....Phil

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