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Alps In White by ZeSly Alps In White by ZeSly
The Taillefer summit break the clouds to catch some sun.

Massif de Belledonne, France
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What a beautiful memory from my favorite season! The deep mountain sky, the soft shadows in the snow, the brightly lit distant mounts....

This is a piece of outstanding quality. The image is clear, the entire scenery is sharply focused (but not overly sharp) and the trees and mountains are well outlined by finely contrasting tones. At first sight, the exposure seems a bit short, hence the snowy hill in the foreground comes out too dark. However, this shows the shadow which has fallen over it and allows the distant mounts to shine in soft white light. The only flaw I can spot is that the front tree's top is unnaturally dark. On the other hand, the strong gradient in the sky is rather pleasant and harmonious in regards to the shadowy foreground - it creates a subtle tonality frame to the cadre.

This upland on which the viewer is standing looks like it's monotonously covered with rare low trees - nothing interesting from artistic point of view. The author managed to create a good composition by taking one of the trees in front and to the side of the cadre. Even though this tree makes me feel like it's obstructing a potentially spectacular view downhill, the picture looks excellently balanced.

There is a sensation of calmness and the cold purity only the fresh snow under a clear mountain sky can have. The artist has masterfully captured the very scent of winter. This is an image I would return to in the hottest summer days and it would make me feel like winter is back.
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PUPILZ Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014
why isn't there Christmas movie with this kind of feeling !!! O_OWHYYYY
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magneto284 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
i wish i could die in there if i can't live in there at least/!
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ZeSly Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I could be easy to die there. Mountains could be dangerous but it's better to live there ;-)
Thank you very much ! :-)
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1001G Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013
would make a wonderful christmas card
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:iconzesly:
ZeSly Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you ! Feel free to purchase a postcard or a greeting card ;-)
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1001G Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013
I just might
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GiftedChild777 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist
all you need for a perfect christmas getaway! :D
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TimelessFlight Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous!
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ZeSly Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :-)
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nmsmith Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Good use of the rule of thirds. Nicely composed, beautiful lighting and color.
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ZeSly Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
It's a quiet simple composition but it work well. Thank you. ;-)
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SchattenLotus Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
Mother Natures Brilliance at it's finest. Wonderful Photo :pat: :clap:
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:iconzesly:
ZeSly Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot ! :bow:
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montygm Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
Beautiful shot. Well exposed.
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:iconzesly:
ZeSly Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you
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A2Matos Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013   Photographer
This great work has been featured here:Animals, Plants and Nature Spotlight Vol. 29 [link]
Looking forward to seeing more art from you at #devPREMIUM.

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:iconzesly:
ZeSly Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much ! :bow:
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A2Matos Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013   Photographer
Welcome =)
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Trashins Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful work!
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ZeSly Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you !
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Dreena Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, superbe !! :D
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ZeSly Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Merci !! :-)
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northernbackroads Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
amazing!
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ZeSly Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you !:-)
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Love this! :thumbsup:
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ZeSly Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot Greg ! :-)
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1001G Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
awesome
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:iconzesly:
ZeSly Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you :-)
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Fassod Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
fantastic ambiance
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ZeSly Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
;-)
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April 5, 2013
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Mar 31, 2013, 4:53:55 PM
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