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The Alpine Zone

By hrsimages
We toiled up on snow shoes for hours to reach an overlook just above the tree line where the views opened up across a rolling snow covered alp giving way to distant glacier covered peaks. A popular summer walk leads on across meadows to a pair of beautiful high alpine lakes. Tempting though that seemed, it is definitely something for longer and warmer days and we reluctantly began our descent, reaching the town as the light was just starting to fade and the nightly freeze setting in. We didn't come across a single person all day.

Tags: Landscape and travel Pine tree Winter landscape Mountainscape Monochrome landscape alpine landscape Caucasus mountains Svaneti High peaks Snow shoe hike

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BobinAus Plus
5 2 10 Australia
21 Feb 2019 9:27AM
Very hard work indeed, snowshoeing up slopes like those, but your effort was rewarded with a great picture. I like the composition very much, particularly the way that the large conifer on the right directs attention to the crags of dark rock.

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viscostatic 13 45 6 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2019 9:27AM
A beautiful scene. I wish I was fit enough to explore such places.

clicknimagine Plus
10 635 100 India
21 Feb 2019 10:54AM
capto Plus
8 6.2k 18 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2019 12:23PM
We didn't come across a single person all day...............Bliss.Smile
Joline Plus
13 30 56 United States
21 Feb 2019 1:44PM
This is a magnificent reward for your ascent. You are certainly more fit than I do that in snowshoes!!!
21 Feb 2019 1:50PM
prtd 6 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2019 8:51PM
Lovely shot, Howard - especially in mono. Peter
KingArthur 13 8 Malta
21 Feb 2019 10:24PM
Beautiful monochrome shot Howard, lovely range of tones, well done.

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