Nr 1° from Alps
- zulfu (43)
- [2009-12-04 15:03]
Hello Adrian, great landscape capture, colors and composition are wonderful.
TFS and G's,
- danar (273)
- [2009-12-04 15:17]
mda .... FRUMOASA CAPTURA !!!
ca de obicei ne rasfetzi cu spectaculoase peisaje din Alpi .
FELICITARI PENTRU ACEASTA MINUNATIE POZATA !
weekend placut !
- chudy (899)
- [2009-12-04 15:36]
Excellent photo, super into such tops I would like colours at one time to go.
I am greeting and I wish the nice weekend
Inspite of the weather you did a lovely job; it is a clear image.
Am writing to you from an old compter at the Hospice where my most beloved Mother-in-law is currently housed. When I go home I'll see if I can W/S this one for you. It is such a great GREAT photo that it will be magnificient if my software can do it justice.
Best regards from COLD COLD, 100 kms. wind & snow stormed Calgary.
P.S. Hope we get home tonight in one piece.
- bobair (44)
- [2009-12-04 19:08]
for the weather conditions this photo looks to be alright but as you know it is not all it can be as you say the weather wasn't the best at the time.It is often that way here where I live at this time of year when I look out to the Rockies just 50Km to my west.The photo can be helped along somewhat with a few simple adjustments in shadow/highlight recovery and colour saturation and some sharpening,these things I have tried in the workshop mostly for the fun of it and my take on an alternative view is only that,as how a photo should is only a subjective thing.I sure would love to see this iconic summit with my own eyes as it and a handful of mountains really are so memorable.Thank you for sharing this famous mountain,which even in poor light is just so recognizable.
- ramthakur (56953)
- [2009-12-04 21:18]
Looks like a brooding bird from this perspective and in this kind of weather, Adrian.
Still, Matterhorn is one of the shapliest peaks in the world and its majesty has been captured well here.
- joska (22535)
- [2009-12-04 21:44]
Un virf de munte infricosator, mai ales in aceste connditii de lumina! Multumesc pentru pezentarea fotografiei!Un weeked placut, numai bine! Regret, dar nu mai am puncte.
- loot (11276)
- [2009-12-04 22:55]
I am living in sunny Zululand where the sun can really drill us all year round. Therefore,
I always admire and appreciate the wonderful snowy scenes you people up north get to
see, capture, and then present to us. Obviously the weather is something that can really
hamper the photographer when shooting these scenes, but fortunately we have the little
magic called "PhotoShop" which gives one the ability to enhance what the camera has
seen. I think Bob gave a good rendition to show the possibilities locked up within this nice
image. Your composition is great paying emphasis to the impressive range and dimension
of the Matterhorn. With the aperture set to f/14 you made sure to capture all the lovely and
intricate details of the mountain scene.
Well done and TFS.
PS. Thanks for all the visits and kind comments you made to some of my postings. I have some catching up to do.
- nasokoun (62)
- [2009-12-04 23:41]
beautiful scene and for the lightning conditions good output, I wish your photo from the top!
keep photographing! TFS
- Heaven (7912)
- [2009-12-05 0:24]
Ich bin nicht einverstanden mit dir, wenn du sagst, es sei kein gutes Bild. Ich denke, dass dieses Bild ebenso schön ist wie die typischen "Postkartenbilder" mit stahlblauem Himmel. In deinem Himmel haben wir viel mehr Farben und Zeichnungen. Zudem hast du das Bild schön aufgebaut.
- ingridshaul (0)
- [2009-12-05 0:49]
Mont Blanc at 4260 m (13976 feet)is the highest mountain of the European Alps.
I agree with Markus (heaven) about the interest of a photo showing the mountain in cloudy conditions. Did you take the photo from the Gornergrat?
I disagree about photoshopping this photo into an unnatural image - a bit like erasing all wrinkles from a portrait!
There is a bit of blue sky at 12 o'clock of your photo as well as a hint of sunshine on at 3 o'clock.
Your photo shows the viewer the brooding presence of the beautiful mountain.
I wish you a nice week-end
- PeterZ (49139)
- [2009-12-05 1:39]
Ver nice photo of this mountain. The light conditions are not ideal, but it looks natural. A bit correction like Bob suggets is possible. Good sharpness and an excellent composition.
- meyerd (7529)
- [2009-12-05 1:58]
I like the Matterhorn shot in the shadow, it makes those steep walls even more scary than they are anyway. Of course the Matterhorn is one of the most portrayed mountains on Earth because it is so accessible and standing alone. There are some mountains looking quite similar to the Matterhorn, Mt. Ushba in the Caucasus for example. It is located in the Svaneti region of Georgia, just south of the border with the Kabardino-Balkaria region of Russia. You imagine well the complications to go there ... Funny, Mt. Ushba has been climbed first in 1888 by a Matterhorn guide from Zermatt, Ulrich Almer and an Englishman John Cokklin.
My best regards
- Silvio2006 (102024)
- [2009-12-05 2:02]
Ciao Adrian, fantastic view of wonderful mountain, I like a lot Cervino from swiss POV, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
- boreocypriensis (9571)
- [2009-12-05 4:12]
Amazing landscape from the summits of Alps! It may not be the most interesting of images, but it's certainly one of the purest. Love the simplicity and peacefulness that this shot contains.
TFS and have anice Saturday MF!
- cobra112 (43366)
- [2009-12-05 4:34]
Ciao Adrian. Impressionante panorama per il versante nord del Cervino. Nonostante la poca luce hai ottenuto un buon contrasto soprattutto contro il cielo nuvoloso.
- alin-m (1773)
- [2009-12-05 6:17]
Are o forma foarte interesanta varful asta de munte.
Cred ca e o senzatie tare stranie pentru cei care-l urca.
- KOMSIS (10650)
- [2009-12-05 10:10]
Difficult conditions, a great mountain and hill: Matterhorn ...
Excellent composition, beautiful colors and details.
Have a nice weekend,
- jconceicao (3174)
- [2009-12-05 10:40]
Excellent light and colours.
- nglen (36145)
- [2009-12-05 11:05]
Hi Adrian. Firsty thanks for the interesting notes . i should love to have been with you to see this beautiful sight. You say this is not a good picture it looks very natural to me. I am sure this is just how it looks on a dull day. Taken from a good pose. TFS.
- jignasi (27917)
- [2009-12-05 11:27]
Interesante toma de este mito de los Alpes y una buena explicación para conocerlo mejor los foráneos.
Un saludo Adrian: Josep Ignasi.
- marius-secan (29584)
- [2009-12-05 12:23]
Superba imaginea cat si subiectul. Excelenta incadrarea si compozitia.
Mult succes in continuare!
- CeltickRanger (37400)
- [2009-12-05 14:10]
excellent and beautiful photo of this Alpian Mountain,
you choosed a fine POV, fine focus to all the foreground
with excellent sharpness and details,
une très jolie photo d'ambiance, TFS
- siggi (52850)
- [2009-12-05 14:14]
A good POV of this aear of the Switzerland Alps, the photo has a good composition, DOF and nice colors. Thanks for sharing.
Best regards Siggi
- horias (11033)
- [2009-12-06 3:13]
Matterhorn a fost mereu ca un mister!
Cel mai inalt pisc din Alpi,locul unde peste 500 de oameni s-au jertfit pentru a il cuceri!
- eng55 (5892)
- [2009-12-06 6:55]
Another great landscape.I liked POV,3D effect,sharpness and composition a lot.Have a great sunday.
Thanks for posting..
- lousat (65313)
- [2009-12-06 13:17]
Hi Adrian,i know very well the beauty of Cervino,very close to me,and i'm proud to see it in your gallery,impressive capture whit top quality of sharpness and colors in a beautiful composition too.Thanks for share.My best compliments,have a nice week,LUCIANO.
- tuslaw (19883)
- [2009-12-06 18:35]
A spectacular image of this majestic peak. Nicely composed with just the right amount of exposure. Looks like a very desolate and cold area. Great work!! Very informative notes!
- maurydv (36428)
- [2009-12-07 1:41]
un altro splendido paesaggio alpino con la vetta del Cervino, una delle più belle montagne Europee, eccellente punto di ripresa per una fantastica composizione
Grazie e complimenti
- rommel (3628)
- [2009-12-07 3:07]
Also not a easy scene to capture with so much coverage of "reflective light"You have done well with the exposure in bringing out the majestic Matterhorn against a subdued BG.Well done,
- Mikolaj (4452)
- [2009-12-07 6:22]
Hello Adrian! Amazing mount. Wonderful POV and DOF, perfect light and colours, good contrast. Very fine note. Original shot. Well done!
- waylim (1765)
- [2009-12-07 21:04]
Ah Yes, the famous Matterhorn, I have only seen it in Disneyland :) and it is impressive :) I can only imagine the real Matterhorn. I have been to Switzerland a few times but have not yet made it to Valais.
Very good close up shot, sharpness and clarity can be a little better, but good overall.
- Luis52 (15809)
- [2009-12-14 18:11]
Muy bella postal. Hermoso panorama nos muestras aqui de esta gran montaña que divide los paises de Italia y Suiza. Toda una belleza.
- amanengone (2113)
- [2010-01-05 14:09]
Meilleurs voeux pour cette nouvelle année.
Félicitations pour cette magnifique et somptueuse vue du Matterhorn. A mon point de vue, cette photographie du Mont Cervin est excellente, malgré les conditions qui n'étaient peut être pas les plus favorables. En particulier, j'apprécie le contraste entre le pic dans la pénombre (ou le contre jour) au premier plan et la zone du ciel resplendissant ainsi que les neiges de l'arrière plan.