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Grossglockner High Alpine Road, Austria

Posted by
Maria (California, United States) on 10 November 2014 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Fuscher Törl (I think it's the name of that tower) and the Grossglocknerstrasse
Beautiful unusual weather that day at this altitude...from fully sunny in one direction, to heavy snow storm with patches of sunlit areas in another direction, and to completely covered in low clouds and fog in other direction...
So, these are only 3 directions :))
Ok, ok, I think in the 4th direction was a mix of everything...
Forgot to say, this is a Bikers' Paradise Road (for those of you who can't recognize it!) :)
Taken on June 30, around midday!

Canon EOS 5D Mark III 1/1250 second F/8.0 ISO 100 105 mm

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Akbar&Armaghan from Gorgan, Iran

Very nice.

10 Nov 2014 5:20am

Ludovic Roudet from Charenton-le-Pont, France

Splendid ! And impressive !

10 Nov 2014 6:19am

Batisse from Ambert, France

C'est une superbe image!

10 Nov 2014 7:43am

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Wonderful light and frame. Superb composition, Maria. I like a lot.:-)

10 Nov 2014 9:11am

@Tomek: Thanks Tomek! :)

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

Nice picture! Magnificent scenery in this light, although threatening ... and a terrible urge to ride my bike!

10 Nov 2014 9:19am

@Christian Richer: Thanks Christian, I love the text on your "about" page, so original... It can very well apply to me as well...

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

superbly balanced frame***

10 Nov 2014 9:32am

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland


10 Nov 2014 1:40pm

franz from Baden, Austria

magnificent light captured here, maria! the mountains can be spectacular and intimidating in this respect.
great scenic look at that famous road, too! i rode it several times on my honda when i still had one ... but these days are gone now (sniff ...) ;-)

10 Nov 2014 3:19pm

@franz: Thanks Franz, I know you did... Have been on it 3 times so far, but in a car instead! :)

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

wow ! fantastic place, perspective, light and capture !

10 Nov 2014 6:20pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Magnificent PoV ... not easy to find places to pull off for photos (at least in my memory of 16 yrs ago).
The bikers add scale to this image, Marie. Thanks for the memories!

10 Nov 2014 6:29pm

@Judy aka L@dybug: Thanks Judy, there was a huge parking lot with a restaurant and souvenir shop, etc...but yes, in general it's a bit difficult to find a place to stop for photos. I remember a lovely torrential waterfall right on the side of the road not far from this point going down towards Heiligenblut, and I could not possibly find a place to stop for a moment to take a photo... :(( Happy to bring back memories! :)

tataze from France

impressionnant lieu

10 Nov 2014 7:59pm

Maxine from Christchurch, New Zealand

10 Nov 2014 8:42pm

Maxine from Christchurch, New Zealand

Love this image, strong and dramatic, great light

10 Nov 2014 8:43pm

Moridi from Tehran, Iran

Very good frame. Superb.

10 Nov 2014 9:31pm

Ellebelle from Mosquito Town, Netherlands

Stunning!!! Like the world is ending at the end of the road ......... Wonderful contrasts and the grey sky matches perfectly with the snow!

10 Nov 2014 11:03pm

@Ellebelle: Thanks Ellebelle, much appreciated :)

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

i would happily take my car for a drive out there anytime :-) the road looks spectacular and the wider scenery around it must be just incredible! i love the light in this image - the peak stays dark but the slope under the road is beautifully illuminated - the contrast effect is superb!

11 Nov 2014 2:16am

@DarkElf: Thanks Elf :)

L'Angevine from Angers, France

oh excellent ce cadrage avec cette route

11 Nov 2014 10:54am

Jean Louis from Nîmes, France

Magnifique !!!!!
Superbe paysage avec une très belle composition !!!!!

12 Nov 2014 11:29am



2 Dec 2014 3:27pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

A M A Z I N G !!!!

21 Dec 2014 7:16am

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Memories... by Judy aka L@dybug

Canon EOS 5D Mark III
1/1250 second
ISO 100
105 mm