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The Charmoz, the Moon and the Blaitière.
© jon, Nov 2011
Camera used: Canon EOS 1000D
5*VOTING: number of votes 96

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Good grief Jon, fantastic shot!
Nicholas Livesey - 06/Nov/11
Stunning!
Dave Williams - 06/Nov/11
Very nice - my fav. pic on UKC for a while.
pneame - 06/Nov/11
Outstanding photo! Kudos to you.
pitonpat - 07/Nov/11
Methinks that you are getting the hang of this Photoshop processing Jon! Very nice.
Sean Kelly - 07/Nov/11
Congratulations! This photo was chosen as Photo of the Week, based on votes by registered users over the past 7 days.
UKC Photos - 13/Nov/11
great photo
Laurie Rogerson - 13/Nov/11
Jon thats gorgeous!
dek - 13/Nov/11
It's about time I commented on one of your pics Jon - it's a great shot. Apart from the obvious, the trees in the foreground are beautiful and I'm surprised to see such fall colours in Chamonix.
Regards, Boje
boje - 16/Nov/11
Well well, this has never happened before! Thanks folks. Boje, I'm sure most climbers would be surprised by the autumn colours, as they tend to visit in summer when the larches blend in with all the other trees on the hillsides, especially when viewed from a distance. However, for three or four weeks in October/November, they put on a fabulous show. Maybe not as varied as broad leaf trees, but still very fiery.
Ironically, at the moment I was taking this shot, the two climbers who later perished in a storm on the summit of the Grandes Jorasses were just topping out on their route, The Shroud. From Chamonix there were absolutely no tell tale signs of the storm to come at all...
jon - 19/Nov/11
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