Sherry Icardi  

Mount Blanc  by Sherry Icardi

May 2023 - Mount Blanc

About the Image(s)

In 10/2017 I went on a Trek to France, Italy, and Switzerland with a group of friends. Our second stop was Chamonix and Aiguille du Midi. We took a cable car above town to view the incredible expanse of The Alps (it is near the junction of Italy, Switzerland and France). This is one of many beautiful views looking out at 12,605 Ft. toward Italy. I have finally been able to recover these images from an external hard disk failure, so I am enjoying that that trip again! We also visited Annecy, France, Matterhorn, Lake District, and Milan. Wonderful trip and so nice to have my images restored.

Taken with Nikon D850 and Nikkor 24-120 lens
ISO 100

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7 comments posted

Barbara McDonald   Barbara McDonald
Beautiful Sherry. I love the mountains against the sky and am so glad you were able to recover your images. I too have lost some RAW file, so disappointing.

The sun coming over Mount Blanc and then the layers of background are wonderful. So nice to see.
  Posted: 05/10/2023 10:10:08

Gary Jones   Gary Jones
Great photo, your position as the photographer makes it appear you are way up in the mountains and the sun on the peaks really highlights the image.   Posted: 05/12/2023 16:28:17
Sherry Icardi   Sherry Icardi
I was indeed way up in the mountains when I took this. Aiguille du Midi is reached by a gondola and you are very close to the peaks. I had to take altitude sickness medication in order to tolerate it. But it worked beautifully and allowed me not to react to low O2 levels.

Since I started from scratch again with the raw image, I considered cropping some of the sky out on top, but decided against it, but I still am wondering if indeed it should be trimmed a little on the top. I also have some images looking down into the town of Chamonix but because of the height it is not nearly as impressive as just the vista of the mountains in early morning light!   Posted: 05/15/2023 14:43:46
Gary Jones   Gary Jones
You might try to crop some of the sky. One word of advice I received recently regarding sky was "did you go to this place to get a picture of the sky or of the landscape". So I'm now more aware of keeping sky limited unless it's something that really adds mood to the photo.   Posted: 05/15/2023 15:28:10
Sherry Icardi   Sherry Icardi
HAHA! Ive heard that before from Matt Kloskowski! It is a common refrain of his.....which is also why I thought about it ...... It is just so far down into the valley I wasn't sure!   Posted: 05/15/2023 15:30:46

Ian Cambourne   Ian Cambourne
Sorry for my late arrival this month Sherry. This is a very strong image. I love your use of compositional elements, the depth in the image. It's often quite tricky to bring that third dimension into a two dimensional piece of paper (if you print it). Time of day, colours and your presenting us with a scene we wouldn't normally see is great. Many photographers down here talk about "wasted space" being a negative vs "negative space" being a positive. The argument continues and will do so for years to come. You should be very proud of this image.   Posted: 05/21/2023 03:00:07

Peter Cheung   Peter Cheung
Beautiful capture. I like the blue cast of the mountain. The composition of the image is very good also. I would crop part of the sky as the sky looks a little boring. Well done   Posted: 05/31/2023 19:27:07