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iced lake on the high pass

iced lake on the high pass
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Copyright: Franco Degani (degani) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 130 W: 0 N: 322] (2607)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-05-29
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Nikon D60, Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 DC EX HSM
Exposure: f/11, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Alpine landscapes (Switzerland) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-05-31 11:36
Viewed: 4180
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
on May 29th, 2009 the lake at the high pass is still iced, the world even around here is really beautiful and the only thing to do is to click your camera, all the job is already done by the nature, thank a lot God

Wikipedia says:
San Bernardino Pass (el. 2063 m.) is a high mountain pass in the Swiss Alps connecting the Hinterrhein and the Mesolcina (Misox) valleys between Thusis (Graubünden) and Bellinzona (Ticino).
Located at 46°29.82′N 9°10.32′E, it is not to be confused with the Great St. Bernard Pass and the Little St. Bernard Pass.
The top of the pass represents both the Italo-German language frontier and the watershed (drainage divide) between the Po basin and the Rhine basin.
The route first became important in the fifteenth century when the route between Thusis and Splügen was known as the Via Mala. The modern road was first opened only between 1821 and 1823, financed in part by the Kingdom of Sardinia, keen to improve a trade route connecting Genoa and Piedmont to the Graubunden that was not directly controlled by Austria.
Traffic flow was much facilitated when in 1967, the San Bernardino road tunnel was completed, since when vehicle traffic on the pass has been much reduced, benefiting those taking the time to avoid the tunnel. The pass road is only open in summer."

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Ciao Franco, fantastica vista dal passo di San Bernardino, bella luce e fantastici colori, bravo, ciao Silvio

Franco merhaba,nefis bir kış manzarası.Çok güzel bir çekim olmuş,ellerine sağlık :)

Hello Franco,
beautifull landscape, sharp, nice colors and light,

Ciao amico Franco,
An impressive winter landscape with fine composition.
TFS and have a nice new week!
Cheers MF!

splendida immagine del passo a me più caro
bravissimo !e benvenuto al mondo della montagna

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-06-01 4:49]
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Hello Franco,
Tu étais donc en Suisse! Belle image prise au col de San Bernardino, qui nous montre qu'il y a encore pas mal de neige là-haut. J'aime bien ton angle de vue ouvert sur le haut plateau entouré de montagnes. Intéressant aussi de voir les parties bleutées de la neige qui fond.
Bonne après-midi

Ciao Franco
la montagna è il mio "habitat" naturale, e guardando bellissime foto come questa che ci presenti non posso far altro che sentire il richiamo delle alte vette, dell'aria fresca e dei paesaggi incontaminati. La foto è davvero eccezionale sia per il modo in cui la mostri sia per la mestria con cui sei riuscito a ritrarre i fantastici colori non facili da riportare soprattutto in presenza della neve.

Hi Franco
This is a fantastic view...Beautiful composition...
Very well look and nice catch...TFS.
Kind regards..

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2009-06-07 18:27]

Hello Franco
Wondeful picture of this landscape, the colors are so lovely and natural. The composition is very professional.
The sharpness are good.

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