mb - Pre-Alpine region - Hohgant

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Comments (20)

© AndreasF on April 19, 2008

Und auch Du warst gestern Abend offenbar noch bös unterwegs. Auf der Suche nach dem letzten Licht. Ein schönes Bild! Und ebenso schön, dass man nun auch immer wieder etwas Neues von Dir ansehen kann.

Liebe Grüsse Res

skida on April 20, 2008

Lovely shot, May, and interesting. Why does the ice and snow remain in some layers but not in others? The mountain looks like streaky bacon!

Ancsa on April 20, 2008

wonderful mountains!:)

© Marco De Candido on April 20, 2008
  • Another yellow star May...
  • Regards, Marco.
darkflyrobin on April 20, 2008

Beautiful snow mountain! I am worry about the earth becomes warmer and warmer now, more and more mountains and glacier are in threat.

Regards, ^Robin^

Foxx Trotter on April 20, 2008

Nice picture, luv. Of course, there are no mountains like those in the eastern United States. I've only taken a couple mountain photos so far in the winter. Hopefully, I can get more down the road. Take care. :0)

Victor de Lara on April 20, 2008

Una estrellaza a este enorme turron de azucar y almendras, magnífica foto May.


ai savery on April 20, 2008

Absolutely stunning display of beautiful country, May. You have a wonderful new series of photos! Greetings from alicia

Ryan Calhoun on April 20, 2008

Very beautiful, May! Especially with the sun and shadows outlining the faces of the mountains so well. And beyond those clouds are just more mountains, right?


Lecleire Jacques on April 20, 2008

Very spectacular view May. Congratulations.

Greetings, Jacques

♫ Swissmay on April 21, 2008

Res, ja, das stimmt. Die Stimmung war wunderbar! Föhn und viel Wind auf den Höhen. Die Wolken setzten sich zwischen den Voralpen und den Bernerriesen fest, so hob sich der Hohgant deutlich ab vor dem Hintergrund. Spät am Abend dann war es Richtung Osten fast wolkenfrei und der Mond war wieder mal ganz zu sehen. Liebe Grüsse, May

Keith, Ancsa, Marco, Robin, Foxx, Víctor, Alicia, Ryan and Jacques, thank you all so much for your interest and compliments!

Usually, as you can see on some of my other mountainscapes, this mountain doesn't come out as clearly as here, because the really high mountains are towering above those smaller Pre-Alpine mountains (as Ryan noticed correctly), the one in the photo (Hohgant) only being 2200m (7217feet) and the other reason for the absolutely clear vision is the hot wind from the South and the change of air pressure we've had, when I took the photo.

The Hohgant belongs to a long chain of Priabonian lime stone carst zone. If anyone is interested in geology, just google Hohgant Schrattenfluh geology on the internet. I'll put eventually a tag named karst for the other places I have and I will put up.

Skida, there are several layers of lime stone, some washed out more than the others and leaving deep crevices, some overhanging, where the snow doesn't get hold.

Robin, yes it's not only very sad, if we lose the glaciers, but it's a great threat to the world's population.

Foxx, I'll have a lookout for your photos.

Marco and Víctor, thanks for the star! :-)

Skida (beacon) and Víctor (tower of sugar and almonds) must have been hungry, thinking of some food, seeing the mountain. :-))

Thank you all and my best greetings, May

Steve. Redditch. UK on April 21, 2008

May. It's just not fair with you living so close to wonderful scenery. But all the same keep up the good work, always enjoy looking at your photo's

♫ Swissmay on April 21, 2008

Sorry Steve! ;-) But you may borrow some rocks if you arrange the transport. And don't forget, you have a very nice scenery as well and what I love most, the coast and sea…

Many greetings, May :-)

© Massimo De Candido on April 22, 2008

Wow che parete imressionante! Bello scatto May. Ciao, Massimo. MyContest.

♫ Swissmay on April 22, 2008

Massimo, thank you very much! It's always a great pleasure to get a compliment from you! I think that you are used to much higher walls, since you are climbing mountains yourself! Buona serata, May

♫ Swissmay on April 22, 2008

Vielen Dank, Ellen! Das ist wohl wahr, die majestätischen Berge selbst stehen mir Modell! :-)

Liebe Grüsse, May

Elemér on May 2, 2008

Your album is very beautiful! Congratulate from Hungary,Elemér.

♫ Swissmay on May 3, 2008

Elemér, thank you so much for your nice compliment! Greetings from Switzerland, May

z'Theni Phippi on June 29, 2008

Salü Swissmay

Tolle Aufnahme und wunderbarer Kontrast!! Gruss aus Thun

♫ Swissmay on June 30, 2008

Vielen Dank, Phippi! Die Gegend wird dir ja ebenso vertraut zu sein wie mir! Herzliche Grüsse, May

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on April 19, 2008
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    by ♫ Swissmay
    • Taken on 2008/04/19 19:37:49
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
    • Focal Length: 55.60mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO64
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash