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Les Dru Sundown in White & Black
© ChrisJD, Jan 2007
Camera used: Canon 1DsII 105mm @ ISO200
5*VOTING: number of votes 84
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A four Shot PTGui Stitch at 6,600 by 3,100 pixels. The colour version is all pink sundown alpenglow, but somehow the B&W just looked better. Thanks to Tobias_at_Home for helping out, when he should have been drinking apres-ski beer.
ChrisJD - 04/Feb/07
Think Mr Adams would have liked this one, nice shot. where in the valley was it taken from?
rob s - 05/Feb/07
If only ! Taken from eastern side of Les Praz off the road to Le Bois (?) - turn right at the roundabout between Chamonix & Argentiere. Different day, but similar location to my other Les Dru image.
ChrisJD - 05/Feb/07
Right place right time, like the way the cloud obscures the Verte, shows the Drus in isolation
rob s - 05/Feb/07
Being there was not an accident. I knew from my previous shot a few days earlier that this was a good location. Had wathced the weather all day whilst boarding and turned down beer (!!) after a great day to go and get some shots. This light only lasted for about 5 minutes. Got beers in later mind.
ChrisJD - 05/Feb/07
Deserves to be in the top 10 photos of UKC. Very, very good.
D Berry - 06/Feb/07
Definitely not luck. Chris sped us from Le Tour when he saw the light/clouds and we spent at least an hour searching for the right spot/time for the photo.
Tobias at Home - 08/Feb/07
looks a bit bare, where was the weather coming from?
Excellent picture, well at least a 4 but not quite a 5, you know them when they occur don't you?
sutty - 11/Feb/07
I think it definitely warrants a 5. Gorgeous and well worth the effort.
Chris Fryer - 12/Feb/07
Really great shot. All the more dramatic in B&W I think.
baldcoder - 12/Feb/07
Cheers for all your positive feedback. It STILL managed to attract the obligatory Rubbish vote though!
ChrisJD - 12/Feb/07
As featured in BMC Summit Magazine 45 Spring 2007
ChrisJD - 05/Apr/07
Sexy as Hell! Looks like a scene straight from Lord of the Rings man. [:oP]
How's about a post of the full-colour picture as well, instead of just the nice portrait shot you have up..?
MaNimal - 18/Jan/08
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