Cime de la Bonette from Col de la Bonette

Cime de la Bonette from the Col de la Bonette (from the NE). Photo by Karen Fjerdingstad.

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donhaller3

donhaller3 - May 13, 2007 11:29 am - Voted 10/10

Beautiful but chilly looking!

I had missed your recent photos, til this morning. This is not the American armchair traveler's vision of Provence!

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

Ejnar Fjerdingstad - May 13, 2007 12:44 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Beautiful but chilly looking!

No, there are som quite high mountains here, up to aound 11000 ft. However, the chilly look is due to the time of year, late September. Two months earlier you might not have found much snow at this height.

Herb

Herb - May 14, 2007 5:04 am - Voted 10/10

Congrats...

...to "Photo of the day" for a very nice picture! Good contrast of light / shade and snow / sky.

Cheers,
Herbert

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

Ejnar Fjerdingstad - May 14, 2007 5:24 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Congrats...

Many thanks for your kind comment. Yes, my wife is quite good at handling this.

jsorber

jsorber - May 14, 2007 5:48 pm - Voted 10/10

spectacular!

This is such an interesting photo. Great lines and beauty. I really like this one!
Thanks for posting. John

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

Ejnar Fjerdingstad - May 15, 2007 5:24 am - Hasn't voted

Re: spectacular!

Thank you very much for the comment from both of us, we are glad you like the photo so much!

noahs213

noahs213 - Sep 14, 2007 7:04 pm - Hasn't voted

Great Shot

Reminds me of that cold morning. Wonderful Cold weather. Great shot!

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

Ejnar Fjerdingstad - Sep 15, 2007 5:40 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Great Shot

Thank you for the comment, it wasn't that cold here, it was around noon and the temperature was some degrees above freezing. Still, coming up from Nice at 27 degrees C (80 degrees F) it felt very fresh.

Mark Straub

Mark Straub - Dec 19, 2007 6:22 pm - Voted 10/10

Beautiful picture!

I love the contrast of the snow on the sky.
Great composition!
-Mark

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

Ejnar Fjerdingstad - Dec 20, 2007 10:33 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Beautiful picture!

Thank you. Yes, we were quite lucky with the weather, and my wife is good at composing!

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

Ejnar Fjerdingstad - Jan 21, 2008 2:44 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Wondeful Shot!

Thank you, yes it is a very interesting place.

LT89

LT89 - Sep 10, 2008 9:30 pm - Voted 8/10

Very beautiful, sharp picture/ unique composure!

What a beautiful, crisp clear picture! And a unique composure of a strange looking mountain as well. It almost looks like an unpaved road has been build alongside the mountain, starting at the bottom and going halfway up untill it disappears around the corner of the mountain!

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

Ejnar Fjerdingstad - Sep 11, 2008 9:12 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Very beautiful, sharp picture/ unique composure!

Thank you. Yes, you are right, there is a (paved) road going around the mountain, this is the pass road of the Col de la Bonette, the highest automobile road in Europe (2802 m, 9320 ft.).

Noondueler

Noondueler - Nov 1, 2008 1:27 pm - Voted 10/10

If I recall...

the Tour De France went over this col in the 1990's. Lead by climbing ace Robert Millar of Scotland. He was eventually reeled in by the peloton before the end of the stage after a valiant effort in the mountains.

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

Ejnar Fjerdingstad - Nov 1, 2008 6:36 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: If I recall...

That's quite possible, there is a good paved road, and I know that they regularly go over the Col de la Galibier, which is only about 150 m/45O ft. lower.

exposure

exposure - Nov 11, 2008 6:04 pm - Voted 10/10

surreal

quite stunning

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

Ejnar Fjerdingstad - Nov 12, 2008 7:41 am - Hasn't voted

Re: surreal

Thank you! Yes, this was taken just before they closed the col for the winter.

BLong

BLong - Aug 31, 2009 9:08 pm - Voted 10/10

Great Photos

Thanks for sharing your photos and stories! Also thanks for voting on my image earlier.

-Bryan

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

Ejnar Fjerdingstad - Sep 1, 2009 6:06 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Great Photos

Thank you for your kind comments. You are very welcome to my votes, you have some beautiful photos from the Andes and Mexico!

everestdreamz

everestdreamz - Nov 5, 2009 5:01 am - Hasn't voted

Nice Shot!!

Great composition and shot... I like it

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