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Challenge: Free Study 2015-02 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D750
Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 G ED
Location: Campotosto - Italy
Date: Feb 10, 2015
Date Uploaded: Feb 25, 2015

I've taken some FS images here. Campotosto is the biggest lake of my area and it's at 1500 metres above sea level. This year we had a lot of snow on the mountains and low temperatures so the lake was frozen in most of its area.

There was a lot of snow along the road to reach it and some tracts of it were closed. It was not easy. When we started to walk to reach the shore a couple of dogs menaced us very seriously. Then we went on but the shore was sooooo far with 50-70 cm. of snow on the ground. So we took at least 30-40 minutes to reach it (it would take 5 minutes in normal conditions). I fell 3 times and two of them on the ice of the lake. At least I've been ready to set my gear to shoot a timelapse of the dawn with the sun peeping out from Mount Corvo (Mount Crow).

I lost the reds/yellows of the pre dawn, but clouds were amazing as well.

ETA: this is not a long exposure, clouds really had that shape without long exposure movement.

Place: 2 out of 146
Avg (all users): 6.8713
Avg (commenters): 7.5714
Avg (participants): 6.8551
Avg (non-participants): 6.9063
Views since voting: 1219
Views during voting: 182
Votes: 101
Comments: 15
Favorites: 3 (view)

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03/12/2015 10:03:24 AM
Lovely, the sky is just fantastic! Congratulations on your red.
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03/10/2015 03:52:46 AM
Double post

Message edited by author 2015-03-10 03:53:09.
03/10/2015 03:52:43 AM
Looking at this I don't recall seeing much better Landscapes from you and this is straight from your top drawer. Image speaks for itself and few great landscape shots gets taken with little effort. Love this.. But I think I now want my lens back ;)
Congrats Alessandro
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03/09/2015 09:24:07 AM
Absolutely breathtaking, Alessandro. Many congrats on your ribbon.
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03/08/2015 09:10:47 PM
Whoa! It's wonderful that you won 2nd place after all your efforts. It's absolutely breathtaking!
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03/08/2015 08:25:39 AM
Congrats on the Red Alessandro, another amazing Italian image. Beautiful.
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03/08/2015 04:17:48 AM
Originally posted by Dennisheckman:

Congratulations my friend! I just LOVE this image.

I'm just waiting for you to be here Dennis ;)
03/08/2015 12:04:36 AM
Congratulations my friend! I just LOVE this image.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/07/2015 10:44:42 PM
Nicely done, it really conveys the coldness.
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03/07/2015 07:08:44 PM
wonderful pov and processing!
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03/07/2015 04:25:16 PM
Beautiful - love the clouds and the sunburst.
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03/07/2015 12:08:41 AM
The wide angle perspective is really cool.
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03/05/2015 03:51:10 PM
8 from me. Gorgeous.
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03/03/2015 09:23:28 AM
Cold breath indeed. Very well captioned and the position on the mountain in the background with the sun is perfect. Great shot. Should make front page!
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03/01/2015 06:11:08 PM
Love the use of long exposure here to get the moving clouds. other than cropping a little on the bottom to present more of a foreground, I think you nailed it.
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