A diamond-dust day at the Smrk mountain (diptych) by Lenka

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Smrk (the Czech name means ‘spruce’ in English) with its 1124m is the highest mountain of the Jizera mountains in the Czech Republic. For us, a perfect snowshoe tour!

The whole day up the mountain in the snow, we could observe amazingly beautiful natural phenomenon I will remember forever: all the air around us was sparkling in all colours of rainbow! You may see it as very bright particles throughout this photograph.

In the evening, a local guide told us it is called diamond dust, and that it only happens very rarely, maybe just once in several years (unless you’re in Antarctica or somewhere close to, see the Wikipedia link).

February 2003. Jizerske hory (Jizera mountains), Czech Republic. Canon EOS 500N, Sigma 28-135.

A diptych made of these two photographs:

Lenka tries to capture positive emotions. Her work features images highlighting inner and outer beauty of various subjects. She loves finding unique and unexpected perspectives of subjects normally considered as ordinary.

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  • ©Maria Medeiros
    ©Maria Medeirosover 2 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature in the Divine Diptych Group
    March 11, 2012

  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...over 2 years ago


  • andy551
    andy551over 2 years ago
    gorgeous work!!!I’m impressed!
  • Adrian Donoghue
    Adrian Donoghueover 2 years ago

    Looks great

  • Mui-Ling Teh
    Mui-Ling Tehover 2 years ago

    Diamond dust… I love the sound of that. And I love how in these photos the trees you focused on are different from the ones they area surrounded by. The one on the right looks like it is dancing – diamond dust indeed!

  • virginian
    virginianover 2 years ago

    Beautiful work! Good title.

  • JETAdamson
    JETAdamsonover 2 years ago

    Wow!! excellent!!!

  • Eddy Aigbe
    Eddy Aigbeover 2 years ago

    This is excellent Lenka, fave! :)

  • nadine henley
    nadine henleyover 2 years ago

    stunning images, lenka and I love the mounting

  • micklyn
    micklynover 2 years ago

    How pretty! a great diptych, nicely put together. : )

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