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The Charmoz, the Moon and the Blaitière.
© jon, Nov 2011
Camera used: Canon EOS 1000D
Date taken: 2nd November 2011
VOTING: from 88 votes
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Good grief Jon, fantastic shot!
Nicholas Livesey - 06/Nov/11Report
Dave Williams - 06/Nov/11Report
Very nice - my fav. pic on UKC for a while.
pneame - 06/Nov/11Report
Outstanding photo! Kudos to you.
pitonpat - 07/Nov/11Report
Methinks that you are getting the hang of this Photoshop processing Jon! Very nice.
Sean Kelly - 07/Nov/11Report
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/11Report
great photo
Laurie Rogerson - 13/Nov/11Report
Jon thats gorgeous!
dek - 13/Nov/11Report
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/11Report
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/11Report
Beautiful shot, nice one!
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - 17/Oct/14Report
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