Marmolada by berndt2

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The highest peak in the alps around Val Gardena, Italy (also known as Groedn, Austria. It’s a World War I thing. Language-wise, the area is if anything more German/Austrian).

The view from the Marmolada was pretty staggering, the altitude was high, the ski back to the chairlift long, and (after I mistakenly skied past the chairlift) the challenge of getting back to the hotel before the whole region shut down was intense. And although I failed to make it back all the way and had to settle on a taxi, the photo was arguably worth it.

It also achieves a rare (though dubious) personal photographic honor. For the last three ski trips, my favourite mountain photo has been my computer’s desktop theme for more or less a full year until the next ski trip. And this is the one for 2009.

Below : the one for 2008:

Below : the one for 2007:

(interestingly, the ones for 2007 and 2008 were both taken on cheap Nikon point-and-shoot digital cameras. 2009 was taken on a Pentax DSLR. Which proves that even cheap point-and-shoots are no slouches in the right conditions)

And it’s been on the hompage!!

Bernd Talasch doesn’t remember being hatched in a research laboratory in Omaha in the late 1950s so maybe that never happened. (Placeholder bio – remember to replace).

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  • Anthony Mancuso
    Anthony Mancusoover 5 years ago

    Berndt, absolutely fantastic images! What a glorious sight. Well worth missing the ski lift!

  • Daniel J. McCauley IV
    Daniel J. McCa...over 5 years ago

    Beauty! What an unbelievable view! Gorgeous capture, Berndt!

  • UncleWiggley
    UncleWiggleyover 5 years ago

    A lovely, well exposed image. Very nice indeed!

  • Angie Muccillo
    Angie Muccilloover 5 years ago

    Wow so beautiful!

  • Stung  Photography
    Stung Photogr...over 5 years ago

    WOW nothing more to be said you know this is a great capture!!

  • shell4art
    shell4artover 5 years ago

    Wow, looks like God sprinkled this with powdered sugar…it is Swwwweeeeet!

  • mimi yoon
    mimi yoonover 5 years ago

    majestic majestic majestic and majestic, berndt…. : )

  • dominiquelandau
    dominiquelandauover 5 years ago

    this is splendid..:)))))))))))))

  • J.K. York
    J.K. Yorkover 5 years ago

    glorious scenic. truly on top to the world. well done.

  • Ken Thomas Photography
    Ken Thomas Pho...over 5 years ago

    Magnificent view!!

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