Detail from the valley below Holmbukttind

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Hank Waxman on May 24, 2007

The scale of this picture dwarfs more than those two people. Great shot! Good work.

Daniel W on May 25, 2007

Fantastic! Check this one. I took it in Norway, too. See the hiker?

walkaboutwest on May 29, 2007

Fantastic, Snemann! I am curious, was the snow starting to slip on it's own, or was it deliberately triggered?

Snemann on May 30, 2007

Eve, this is normal snow behaviour here in the spring. These sun induced quite slow moving slush avalanches often start when small corniches fall apart, or when wet snow slides from a slick rock onto the slope. While usually quite slow, they carry a lot of mass, so it is advisable to keep a distance. Big ones are quite scary to watch, as the snow behaves more like a river. In areas like this it is normal to go up early in the day, before the sun heats the snow, and down again when the activity is over for the day.

walkaboutwest on May 30, 2007

Thank you for the explanation, Snemann. I wondered if it was the same spring snow behavior as here. You are right, it is scary to watch, and even scarier when you notice it is beginning to slip under your skis. We usually check the Avalanche Center reports before we go and stay away from steeper, wind-loaded slopes once it starts to warm up.

Salvatore Clemente on May 30, 2007

Molto bella. Complimenti

rosina lamberti on June 1, 2007

Amazing photo snemann l can only appreciate the beauty of snow through your lens as l dont ski, great shot rosina:)

Holger Martens on June 2, 2007

Hallo Sneman, ein unglaublich hübsches Bild. Du machst mit Deinen Bildern wirklich gute Werbung für Norwegen. Im nächsten Jahr bin ich auch wieder dort. Viele Grüße von Helge

Francesco Favalesi on June 5, 2007

this is a beautiful picture. Great shot. Great snemann.

Snemann on June 5, 2007

Thanks Francesco, much appreciated.

limak on June 18, 2007

This is a truly amazing picture!

Snemann on June 19, 2007

Thanks, limak!

Antonio Passaseo on June 25, 2007

Fine, stilish, essential!

andrea zanella on July 15, 2007

Che composizione! Complimenti! :)

Kintyre through a le… on July 27, 2007

The sense of scale really makes this a beautiful vista- well done- cheers mossip

lacitot on July 29, 2007

People, and the Nature! Fantastic picture! LAci

NAGY Albert on August 30, 2007

This photo has a fantastic deepness!

Snemann on August 30, 2007

Thanks for your comments, lacitot and others!

Arma Angers on September 13, 2007

I like your photo and it's a good thing it has been nominated for panoramio elections 2007!

congratulations and good luck !

Mayte Ruiz on October 17, 2007

I like this picture very much. Good luck with panoramio elections! Greetings from Spain, Mayte

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on May 24, 2007
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Snemann
    • Camera: OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. FE190/X750
    • Taken on 2007/05/18 15:28:32
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/1600)
    • Focal Length: 18.90mm
    • F/Stop: f/8.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash