Montaz summit from Dogna/Dunja

Only the summit of Montaž is still receiving the evening light. Above the Great ledge, crossing its whole mighty western wall, first Torre Nord / Nordturm is rising, then the whole summit fortress. In the centre of the latter Findenegg couloir is nicely seen, leading from the bivouac just on the summit ridge. Februar 11th, 2007.

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justahiker

justahiker - Feb 19, 2007 3:04 pm - Voted 10/10

Simply beautiful!!

Magnificient photo, Vid!!!

Really beutiful!

Vid Pogachnik

Vid Pogachnik - Feb 19, 2007 3:08 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Simply beautiful!!

Thanks, Samere! Actually I went on this ski tour only to see Montaz from the West. But it was hiding in clouds all the day and revealed its face only for the last sun rays. That was my best reward :)

William Marler

William Marler - Feb 19, 2007 3:50 pm - Voted 10/10

Glorious

Very special. Thanks for sharing. Cheers William

Vid Pogachnik

Vid Pogachnik - Feb 19, 2007 4:25 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Glorious

Yes, Montaz from the west is one of the finest scenes in Julian Alps.

Velebit

Velebit - Feb 20, 2007 3:32 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Glorious

Finally you caught it right!!! :-) Great shot, fantastic! All those years of trying finally paid off :-)

Vid Pogachnik

Vid Pogachnik - Feb 20, 2007 8:43 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Glorious

You're right, Sasa. But I'm still not satisfied. I think from higher regions Montaz looks even far more magnificent. I'll come again :)

Soon I'll post the summit of Lipnik, but there's only one winter scene, showing Montaz, when it showed shortly. I'll come next time on the neighbouring summit.

Sasa, I still owe you that book of Kugy. I must find time to copy it. There it is, where all this with Montaz started. He describes it so beautifully: How they were allways sitting in the train, ... but when it reached Dunja valley, just for a few seconds, everybody rushed to the window, to catch a short glimpse on a heavenly beautiful scene of a mountain, rising unearthly to the sky, ... and in a few seconds, ... the train enters a tunnel and the scene is over...

Velebit

Velebit - Feb 21, 2007 2:22 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Glorious

Great description of the brief experience of seeing Montaz from Kanalska Dolina! I feel the same every time I pass there. But never had time to go into Dunja :-( I would be thankful for the copy of that book!

And there is nothing about this photo I find unsatisfying :-) It's perfect! Can it be better?! Surely weather can arrange even more stunning scene but to catch it you would have to live there! :-) I think this was the great reward for all your efforts!

wuedesau

wuedesau - Feb 19, 2007 7:02 pm - Voted 10/10

Exceptional!

Thank you for this first class photo!

Vid Pogachnik

Vid Pogachnik - Feb 19, 2007 7:08 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Exceptional!

You're welcome, Klaus :)
Recently I'm experimenting a bit with HDR photography. So, for a big picture of Montaz scene that evening, I posted this (HDR) picture. Interestingly it passed almost unnoticed. But it's a very darkened HDR.

wuedesau

wuedesau - Feb 20, 2007 10:14 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Exceptional!

So you used more than one picture (by means of a tripod?) to create this one?
Anyway the result is great and I should try this technique.

Vid Pogachnik

Vid Pogachnik - Feb 21, 2007 9:25 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Exceptional!

Not this one - where only the summit is, but the other one, where you see the whole mountain. I have only a very small tripod, which goes with me on a mountain. So, if I switch buttons, the pictures are not the same any more - it moves a bit. But using a 'bracketing' function on my camera I can take 3 consecutive photos. Usually one is under and one is overexposed. These 3 pictures, combined then into HDR are giving some effect, although in some cases the scene is unnatural. But colours are quite vivid and big contrasts can be overcomed. Then, I have the problem of converting that HDR into an ordinary .jpg - because I again lose some of these effects. For mountain scenes HDR is perhaps less useful.

wuedesau

wuedesau - Feb 21, 2007 11:43 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Exceptional!

Thanks for explanation!

Vid Pogachnik

Vid Pogachnik - Feb 19, 2007 9:39 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Excellent!

Hm? I don't get your thoughts, Marija. The color matches the name... Orange, golden, yellow, red - and Montaz (It's Montazh). Hm?

Charles

Charles - Feb 20, 2007 9:45 am - Voted 10/10

great shot

thanks

Charles

Vid Pogachnik

Vid Pogachnik - Feb 20, 2007 12:12 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: great shot

:)

tiziana

tiziana - Feb 20, 2007 12:49 pm - Voted 10/10

yes..

great shot vid:)

Vid Pogachnik

Vid Pogachnik - Feb 20, 2007 5:21 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: yes..

Thanks, Tiz :)

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

Ejnar Fjerdingstad - Feb 20, 2007 3:28 pm - Voted 10/10

One

of the best!

Vid Pogachnik

Vid Pogachnik - Feb 20, 2007 5:22 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: One

:)

climbxclimb

climbxclimb - Feb 20, 2007 4:40 pm - Voted 10/10

Excellent!

10! Bravo!!!!!

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