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Le Dru from Montenvers
1/7/2007, from the train station observation platform at Montenvers. Notice how much rock is missing compared to this photo.


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venusNice one


Voted 10/10

Great shot
Posted Jan 17, 2007 1:44 pm

Erik BeelerWow

Erik Beeler

Voted 10/10

Posted Jan 17, 2007 1:51 pm

Dan DaltonHolly Crap!!

Dan Dalton

Voted 10/10

Where is this?
Posted Jan 18, 2007 12:03 am



Voted 10/10

thats a really good pic
Posted Jan 18, 2007 1:38 am

BoulderhoundOh my!!!!


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Amazing Light.
Posted Jan 18, 2007 1:43 am



Voted 10/10

What a superb shot
Posted Jan 18, 2007 1:48 am

jmonahanRe: Magnificent


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This is in Chamonix, France at the Mer de Glace. A train takes you to Montenvers where you can access the glacier. Thanks for all the comments!!
Posted Jan 21, 2007 12:59 pm



Voted 10/10

Great Work. I like the BW.
Posted Jan 18, 2007 2:20 am

MTN TraderReminded of a Bierstadt painting

MTN Trader

Voted 9/10

The mist and fog is reminiscent of some of the of the Hudson River School painters that migrated to California in the 19th century. Wonderful lighting and shadows; I'l bet you don't get these conditions very often.
Posted Jan 18, 2007 4:07 am

jmonahanRe: Reminded of a Bierstadt painting


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Well, the funny thing was that I didn't have any of those conditions. All I had was a partly cloudy day, a setting sun and a 3 MP camera! I am so glad the photo turned out so wonderful.
Posted Jan 21, 2007 1:01 pm

Travis AtwoodImpressive

Travis Atwood

Voted 10/10

That is one mean looking mountain...Nice shot.
Posted Jan 18, 2007 4:34 am



Voted 10/10

Before you take photo, prepare the lighting all the angles?
Great shot.
Posted Jan 18, 2007 9:30 am

jmonahanRe: Great


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I didn't prepare any of the lighting, just the angles. The photo just came naturally to me.
Posted Jan 21, 2007 1:02 pm

Jay PowerReally nice shot

Jay Power

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Is the lighter area of rock running down center right of the mountain where the Bonatti Pillar "used" to be?
Posted Jan 18, 2007 10:14 am

jmonahanRe: Really nice shot


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After doing some research, I am sad to say that it is. Unfortunately, this isn't even the worst tragedy to happen in the Alps. You really need to read about the Eiger, if you haven't already.
Posted Jan 21, 2007 1:04 pm

Andrej MašeraGreat, but a sad shot

Andrej Mašera

Voted 10/10

This magnificent mountain has been badly wounded. However, I'm afraid it isn't the end of the story.
Posted Jan 18, 2007 12:13 pm

jmonahanRe: Great, but a sad shot


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Wow, this really is a sad shot. I had no idea this mountain was so scarred. I can't imagine what this mountain will look like in 20 years.
Posted Jan 21, 2007 12:58 pm

DigglerGreat shot


Voted 10/10

Wonder where Robbins' FA line is...
Posted Jan 18, 2007 4:47 pm

kevin trieuLike a dream

kevin trieu

Voted 10/10

Wow! This picture takes my breath away. It looks like a painting or a peak in some fantasy movie like Lords of the Ring.

Thanks for posting.
Posted Jan 18, 2007 6:22 pm

jmonahanRe: Like a dream


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I thought that same thing when viewing the photo, but when you experience Le Dru and the area, it all makes perfect sense.
Posted Jan 21, 2007 12:59 pm

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jmonahanSubmitted by jmonahan
on Jan 17, 2007 12:04 pm

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Lat/Lon: 45.94829°N / 6.97083°E
Object Title: Le Dru from Montenvers

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