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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venus

venus - Jan 17, 2007 1:44 pm - Voted 10/10

Nice one

Great shot

Erik Beeler

Erik Beeler - Jan 17, 2007 1:51 pm - Voted 10/10

Wow

Wow.

Dan Dalton

Dan Dalton - Jan 18, 2007 12:03 am - Voted 10/10

Holly Crap!!

Where is this?

Koonsy

Koonsy - Jan 18, 2007 1:38 am - Voted 10/10

great

thats a really good pic

Boulderhound

Boulderhound - Jan 18, 2007 1:43 am - Hasn't voted

Oh my!!!!

Amazing Light.
Beautiful!!

dadndave

dadndave - Jan 18, 2007 1:48 am - Voted 10/10

Magnificent

What a superb shot

jmonahan

jmonahan - Jan 21, 2007 12:59 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Magnificent

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!!

marlonwarren

marlonwarren - Jan 18, 2007 2:20 am - Voted 10/10

Impressive

Great Work. I like the BW.

MTN Trader

MTN Trader - Jan 18, 2007 4:07 am - Voted 9/10

Reminded of a Bierstadt painting

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.

jmonahan

jmonahan - Jan 21, 2007 1:01 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Reminded of a Bierstadt painting

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.

Travis Atwood

Travis Atwood - Jan 18, 2007 4:34 am - Voted 10/10

Impressive

That is one mean looking mountain...Nice shot.

tuntun

tuntun - Jan 18, 2007 9:30 am - Voted 10/10

Great

Before you take photo, prepare the lighting all the angles?
Great shot.

jmonahan

jmonahan - Jan 21, 2007 1:02 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Great

I didn't prepare any of the lighting, just the angles. The photo just came naturally to me.

Jay Power

Jay Power - Jan 18, 2007 10:14 am - Hasn't voted

Really nice shot

Is the lighter area of rock running down center right of the mountain where the Bonatti Pillar "used" to be?

jmonahan

jmonahan - Jan 21, 2007 1:04 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Really nice shot

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.

Andrej Mašera

Andrej Mašera - Jan 18, 2007 12:13 pm - Voted 10/10

Great, but a sad shot

This magnificent mountain has been badly wounded. However, I'm afraid it isn't the end of the story.

jmonahan

jmonahan - Jan 21, 2007 12:58 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Great, but a sad shot

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.

Diggler

Diggler - Jan 18, 2007 4:47 pm - Voted 10/10

Great shot

Wonder where Robbins' FA line is...

kevin trieu

kevin trieu - Jan 18, 2007 6:22 pm - Voted 10/10

Like a dream

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.

jmonahan

jmonahan - Jan 21, 2007 12:59 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Like a dream

I thought that same thing when viewing the photo, but when you experience Le Dru and the area, it all makes perfect sense.

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