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Annecy (1 of 7)

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 26 July 2007 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

I thought it was time for some proper light so this is a photo taken at Easter in the French Alps. The mountain lake is Annecy and it is just beautiful with crystal clear water surrounded by views of the Alps.

If you use your imagination you should be able to breathe in the fresh mountain air.

Our children loved the place so much that they wanted us to emigrate!

More from Annecy tomorrow....

FUJIFILM FinePix F31fd 1/320 second F/7.1 ISO 100 24 mm

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Phil from Therwil, Switzerland

Nice setting - shame its a bit hazy...

26 Jul 2007 10:08am

@Phil: Thanks Phil - I did try unsharp mask LCE to deal with the haze but it didn't improve things so this shot is as it was straight from the camera (apart from resizing)

Keneth from Singapore, Singapore

I like this shot. Great background and people. I actually don't mind the haze. :)

26 Jul 2007 3:30pm

@Keneth: Thanks Keneth - It was a beautiful warm spring day in the mountains. The haze wasn't the same at all as the hazy light you might get in a city with smog problems so I didn't mind it either!

badala from Leiria, Portugal

I love the background. Great shot.

26 Jul 2007 3:52pm

@badala: Thanks Badala - it was a beautiful place!

Rahul from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Wow Ian, what i like about this shot is the way you have placed the subjects off centre, exposing the whole gorgeous view. It gives a feel as if i am on that bench. EXCELLENT!!!

26 Jul 2007 5:32pm

@Rahul: Thanks Rahul - it is a truly beautiful place. Over the next 6 days I'll be posting more photos of Annecy - come back and see what you think!

Cathie et Michel from Paris, France

the Annecy Lake is a marvellous place, very beautiful photograph

26 Jul 2007 9:05pm

@Cathie et Michel: You are very lucky to be French and to have so many beautiful places like this on your 'doorstep'!

Viewfinder from Bradenton, United States

Quite beautiful. I would like to go there one day.

27 Jul 2007 2:38am

@Viewfinder: Thanks Viewfinder - I think its possibly the most beautiful town of its size that I've ever seen!

Allthough I'm going on holiday tomorrow, I've preloaded enough shots to cover the break including another 6 of Annecy - wait till you see the town itself (Sunday is the first true 'urban' shot). Please come back and have a look and let me know if you agree.

FUJIFILM FinePix F31fd
1/320 second
ISO 100
24 mm