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    Although I generally find BW the better format for mountain photos I could not resist this ice cold blue. Because it was really cold up there when I captured this view. I would guess around -20°C / -4°F.

    What you see is of course Matterhorn (4478m / 14691ft). It must be most photographed mountain in the Alps - maybe in the entire world. But, when you are there it is almost impossible to make a photo without including the peak. It has an enourmous presence and an unprecedented beauty. In the back right part of this scenery you will find Dent Blanche (4356m / 14291 ft).

    It seemed an almost impossible task to find a new take on this mountain. However, I was blended by the beauty of the view and amazed by that strange cloud formation appearing over the peak.

    The original photo was captured on slide film and later scanned it with the Nikon Super Colorscan 5000 ED with small changes in Photoshop. I cropped it to 16:9 and I also created a square crop of the mountain only converted to BW. I might post that some other time.


    Giacomo Donati, silver~halide, and 412 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Nelbox 76 months ago | reply

      So calm, warm... and cold :)

    2. cherry 07 76 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Frío, hielo y nieve, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    3. Nuno_Amaral 74 months ago | reply

      Very nice picture

    4. tschaus 74 months ago | reply

      incredible clouds make this photo

    5. McCoy352 72 months ago | reply

      The blues throughout this fine photograph are classically beautiful. Well done in bringing this wonderful peak to us all to enjoy!

    6. ~~~johnny~~~ 70 months ago | reply

      Wonderful, the colours lovely, and the composure from the nature ... And you are also just wonderful:))

    7. sangriabythebeach 69 months ago | reply

      What a beautiful shot! Interesting to read your comments as well. As you say it can be difficult to get new angles on shot, but you've done it beautifully.

    8. R E M I B R I D O T 65 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Porfolio Landscape, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

      Superbe !!!

    9. elio de stefani. 64 months ago | reply

      Extraordinarily mythical image of the Matterhorn.

    10. David Morse 64 months ago | reply

      I agree with you, these blues are amazing!

    11. Andreas Helke 58 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Amazing Image: Winter, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    12. Andreas Helke 58 months ago | reply

      An invitation for the Amazing Image group series.

      This group is part of a series. Its admin team invites all the images in the groups. So we have a collection of some of the most amazing images found on flickr in the form of high quality group pools concentrating on a narrow topic in each group.
      (The detailed explanation.)

    13. Per Roar 55 months ago | reply

      Wow!!!! Fantastisk vakkert!

    14. jabreo 53 months ago | reply


    15. Opimentas 49 months ago | reply

      So fantastic the place. Very beautiful your picture.
      Show the best your composition.
      Very excellent landscapec. Congratulations
      Have you a wonderful today.
      Sunset in Goiás

    16. benjeev 47 months ago | reply

      The blues are quite stunning here. And all that pristine, untouched snow gives it a wild quality. Great job Hogne.

    17. Wolfgang Pfeffer 46 months ago | reply

      that's great - a beautiful picture.

    18. Philip Kuntz 28 months ago | reply


      I am an Admin for Howard's and Caz's Gallery. Only exemplary work is invited. Once posted it is then viewed by the Art Director and if approved will take a seat of honor amongst the finest of Flickr images. That is what makes this Group different and unique to Flickr. I believe, in my opinion, this wonderful image of yours belongs with this top notch Gallery! Please, take a look at Howard and Caz's Gallery and if it is to your liking I would be honored for you to join and post your marvelous work. Your hard work and effort is appreciated and I look forward to seeing more of your talent. I thank you for your time and regards, Phil (A)

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