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Below the Summit

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 17 May 2018 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

I took this photo last month while skiing in Tignes and it shows the dramatic north face of the 12,637 ft (3,852m) "Grande Casse" mountain in the French Alps. The buildings in the photo are at 9,950 ft but the ski runs start as high as 11,340 ft. It was certainly the highest and best skiing I've experienced with the best snow conditions.

NIKON D800 1/640 second F/14.0 ISO 100 300 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Magnifique comme toujours avec un noir et blanc très beau !

17 May 2018 9:06am

@Martine Libouton: Thanks Martine!

Annierita & Annisabelle from New Delhi & Belle Ile, India

I like the roundness and softness of the mist and the mount of snow in contrast with the sharpness of the summit. Beautiful indeed. Annierita

17 May 2018 10:05am

@Annierita & Annisabelle: Thanks!

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland


17 May 2018 2:52pm

@Sof: Thanks!

omid from mashhad, Iran

Wonderful !!!!!!!!!

17 May 2018 3:13pm

@omid: Thanks Omid!

Gingko60 from Ici en France, France

Fantastic *****

17 May 2018 5:57pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal


17 May 2018 9:07pm

Darkelf Photography from Perth, Australia

Brilliant! The atmosphere is fantastic and I like the grandeur and stature of the mountain that you photographed here. Including the buildings and the tiny people below helps that feeling and adds wonderful scale.

18 May 2018 3:45am

Anita from West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States


19 May 2018 7:09pm

1/640 second
ISO 100
300 mm (35mm equiv.)