The Arve Valley

Posted by Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 1 March 2011 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

The dramatic mountain scenery of the Arve valley in the French alps.

I was away skiing with my wife and kids last week and took this photo from where we were staying in the beautiful village of Saint-Gervais-les-Bains which is located near the head of the Arve valley in the shadow of Mont Blanc.

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GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

Lovely composition -- reminds me of a Chinese ink painting.

1 Mar 2011 5:22am

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom


1 Mar 2011 5:33am

sunstone_maria from California, United States

absolutely wonderful !!

1 Mar 2011 6:03am

Claus Petersen from Herfølge, Denmark

Beautiful minimalism.

1 Mar 2011 6:22am

Andrew from Hartlepool, United Kingdom

Ian, Excellent the simplicity and the contrast beween the foreground & background.

1 Mar 2011 7:07am

guillaume from Paris, France

Nice and natural diagonal !

1 Mar 2011 8:33am

Piero from LYON, France


1 Mar 2011 9:08am

Helder Ferreira from Portugal

Very Good. I like the several layers on the composition and the contrast.

1 Mar 2011 10:17am

Simone from Italy

Just wonderful

1 Mar 2011 10:38am

Sonia Nansid from Stockholm, Sweden


1 Mar 2011 11:56am

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Very nice B&W!

1 Mar 2011 1:41pm

Christopher from United States

Beautifully simple shot--gorgeous!

1 Mar 2011 2:11pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

great diagonal line and mood

1 Mar 2011 3:57pm

Siguidine from Saint-Etienne, France

Amazing composition and tones

1 Mar 2011 6:18pm

Jessica Richter from Seattle, United States


1 Mar 2011 6:43pm

Jon from Malta

The simplicity of the composition really appeals to me. Great picture.

1 Mar 2011 7:55pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

a lovely composition with fine transition of light and tones! i like the diagonal line of trees and the shadow like second layer of trees! wonderful photo!

2 Mar 2011 4:03am

Albert Manso from barcelona, Spain

Nice format! Beautiful composition! Wonderful B&W!

2 Mar 2011 8:30am

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, Massachusetts, United States

Stunning and love the fact that the rest is left up to imagination!!!!

2 Mar 2011 3:14pm

@Wild Mustang Photography: Thanks - yes, I've thought for a long time now that landscape photography is at it's most interesting when it is not too prescriptive.

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Absolutely beautiful.

3 Mar 2011 12:29am

Céline from Paris, France

wow, great capture !

3 Mar 2011 12:47pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

So wonderfully layered for such a short exposure.

3 Mar 2011 5:28pm

lux from Munich, Germany

Brilliant! What is your secret of the b+w conversion? It always is perfect!

7 Mar 2011 11:48am

Hochzeitsfotograf Düsseldorf from Germany

So simple and so great.

7 Mar 2011 12:47pm

Nikon D700
1/640 second
ISO 200
300 mm (35mm equiv.)

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