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At 3000 meters above sea level

At 3000 meters above sea level
Photo Information
Copyright: Francis Xavier Camilleri (fransx) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-09-04
Categories: Nature, Decisive Moment, Mood
Camera: Nikon D90, Tamron 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 (IF) Macro
Exposure: f/20.0, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-09-01 13:25
Viewed: 1952
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Ötztal Alps are a mountain range in the central Alps of Europe, part of the Central Eastern Alps. They are arrayed at the head of the Ötztal, a side valley of the Inn River southwest of Innsbruck, Austria; the line of summits forms part of Austria's border with Italy. The western border is the Reschen Pass, while on the east the range is separated from the Stubai Alps by the Timmelsjoch. On the south side, the range is limited by the deep Adige valley (Vinschgau).

The highest point of the Ötztal Alps is Wildspitze (3774 m), which is also the second highest mountain in Austria (after Großglockner). It is on one of several arms that extend north and northeast from the main ridge.

This lake is at 3000 meters above sea level!

PP work: HDR treatment (single image)

Jan9376, brech, Teresat, mvdisco, mesquens1, inaam, KurtPop, parasbhalla, williewhistler, gaillarde, Kitty_the_Wild, Doudou has marked this note useful
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Hello Francis,

amazing view from this mountain top. I really like the clarity of the colours and the reflections of clouds in the lake. Great lighting, composition and perspective with the foreground rocks leading into the scene.

- Jan

Wow! Just like being on top of the world! Awesome capture of this beautiful panoramic view. Love the idea of looking down unto the clouds. Great pov and dof with sharp details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.

Olá Francis
Interesting perspective with good details...and I like the contrat, the vibility , the colors, the light,the textures.
You have work well this HDR
Um abraço

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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2011-09-01 16:41]

Hi Francis Xavier,
It makes one feel as though they are on top of the world viewing this very scenic landscape.I believe it's due to the angle you took this image,I see that the large lake is in the shape of a heart.I also imagine one must be very careful hiking this location & not start a landside, due to all that uncovered rocks.Good work with the HDR.

Hi Francis,
A nice Point of view of the Ötztal Alps in central of Europe,
Excellent composition and presentation,
A sharp and clear landscape,
very well done.

Hi Francis...excellent HDR image...very realistic with great tones. When used like this HDR is a very effective tool.


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  • brech Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 539 W: 135 N: 1111] (3045)
  • [2011-09-01 19:39]

A super sharp and clear image with great use of DOF to capture both FG and BG. Vibrant color and well composed, this is a beautiful scenic vista.
Well Done

Hi Francis,

Incredible view! I like the composition. Colors and contrasts are beautiful.
Great work.


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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2011-09-01 23:56]

Hi Francis...
Beautiful view...
Beautiful composition...
Have a nice weekend...

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2011-09-02 4:15]

Hello Francis,
I can understand how did you feel at 3,000m altitude in mountains. Thin air to breathe, little exersion and more fatigue but all that is worth to stand with when scenary is spectacular. This heart shape lake is looking great. Light blue sky, bright light and above the clouds is beautifully captured into lense. Well done. Thanks for sharing.

Hi Francis,
Great capture of the central Alps. Wonderful colors and light and nice reflections. The makeup of the clouds and your HDR treatment really enhance the composition overall.
Very nicely composed, TFS,


What a beautiful landscape shot with amazing cloud formation, dear Francis!

Great colors and the HDR treatment to the picture really brought praiseworthy details.
The sharpness and POV are excellent.
Well done exposure as well.

Have a nice weekend.


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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2011-09-02 10:48]


quelle hauteur 300 mètres, superbe avec ce lac alpin quelle vue avec le belle montagnes et les neiges éternelles, ce nuage qui donne l'ambiance montagneurse, gransiose.

Bravo et amitié


Hello Francis,the highly saturated colours bring impact to an incredible landscape.

Good morning dear Francis Xavier,

A rhapsody in blue above the lush beauty wrapped between the low clouds that whisper in the heart shaped lake!
Generous details of the landscape of escape.
Respets you for this excellent HDR work.
Well done and TFS.
Have a happy day.
kind regards


Wonderful mountain landscape, very nice the little lake heart-shaped with the reflections of the clouds: It must have been a beautiful walk.

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2011-09-04 6:29]

Hi Francis,
A nice view from the top. I like the way how the clouds hang below showing how high the photographer was. I think I would have had less of the foreground features and more of the beautiful mountain range in the back.

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  • Doudou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 667 W: 2 N: 1533] (8802)
  • [2011-09-05 10:05]

Bonjour Francis Xavier,
Voilà un cliché alpin qui ne manque pas de charme!!!
Jolies couleurs naturelles à 100%, de jolis détails qui apportent leur petite touche, une profondeur de champs indéniable avec ce massif montagneux.......
On respire à plein poumon cette bouffée d'air frais de haute altitude!!!!

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