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The Storm Clears, Les Dru, Chamonix.
© ChrisJD, Jan 2007
Camera used: Canon G7
Date taken: 1st January 2007
VOTING: from 241 votes
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A magical view of the Dru after a day of rain in Chamonix.
ChrisJD - 08/Jan/07Report
Best photo of the dru i've ever seen.
Carpe Diem - 08/Jan/07Report
Chris, we may argue over kit, but I won;t argue this is a fabulous shot!
Kudos, in it's correct context.
O Mighty Tim - 08/Jan/07Report
Stunning, how long did the light last?
Rhoddy Stewart - 08/Jan/07Report
Stunning with a capital 'ST'!
Jus - 08/Jan/07Report
If there was a wish list to be in the places as the photo was take, then this place would be on mine. Fantastic shot.
Russell Lovett - 08/Jan/07Report
It had been raining all day in Cham, then the weather started to break, so we went for a drive. Saw that the Dru was starting to clear (just grey light), but saw that the sun was going to dip below the clouds at some point. Frantic driving around to find a good spot. This glorious light (and it was incredible) only lasted about 5 minutes. I could hardly hold the camera still. But kicked myself all week for leaving my main camera gear back at the hotel. Lesson learnt.
ChrisJD - 08/Jan/07Report
Was this photo taken on friday? I was skiing in Le Tour, and looked down the valley. It was one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen, dark blue valley sides on either side with Cham lit up in bright yellow misty haze. I am still kicking myself now for not having my camera with me...
Richard Horn - 08/Jan/07Report
Hi Richard - Taken on 1st Jan. We were also at Le Tour on Friday 5th: awesome day eh and great views. And slopes empty and good pow on the Vallorcine side - perfect.
ChrisJD - 08/Jan/07Report
I am just so jealous, Chris. That special winter light has resulted in a stunning image. Well done.
Sean Kelly - 09/Jan/07Report
Congratulations! This photo was chosen as Photo of the Week, based on votes by registered users over the past 7 days.
Charles Arthur - UKC - 14/Jan/07Report
Just printed this out at 40x50cm and it looks pretty damn good.
ChrisJD - 15/Jan/07Report
Simply stunning - that light is amazing.
Lawman - 15/Jan/07Report
That makes me want to get on that mountain more than ever! What an amazing photo. That rally is why we live for the mountains :-) Ed Booth
Ed Booth - 15/Jan/07Report
Congratulations! This photo was chosen as Photo of the Week, based on votes by registered users over the past 7 days.
Charles Arthur - UKC - 21/Jan/07Report
Looks like a painting - awesome
chris wyatt - 22/Jan/07Report
Just like a winter wonderland !
robdan - 12/Jul/09Report
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