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Alone in the Alps 5 by doruoprisan Alone in the Alps 5 by doruoprisan
*** FULL VIEW, PLEASE !!! ***
:spotlight-left: Check out the entire Alone in the Alps series: [link] :spotlight-right:

Yes, it's real :)
The most amazing sunset I have ever seen in my life. I was descending from "la Croix de Belledonne" (2929 m) on a very steep valley full of unstable rocks, with no footpath whatsoever and I was in a hurry, because it was getting dark and I really had to get down from there while I could still see where I was going. Arguably, one of the most intense (aka dangerous ) moments (well, hours) for me, so far.
Anyway, while descending, after a sunny, cloudless day, I saw the amazing sunset light on the mountain in front of me. But the valley was too steep to stop and get my camera out of my backpack and it was really getting late, so I pressed on, thinking the light will pass in a minute or two anyway. And I kept going and the light was getting more intense each minute and I couldn't believe my eyes. I was almost running down the slope, trying to find a flat spot where I could stop and get my camera out, before the light ran away. Finally, I found such a place and I took a few shots in a hurry. That's when I noticed the rainbow, which became really visible exactly in those moments. I don't know where it came from. There was no rain and not a cloud in the sky the entire day. A compensation for my semi-twisted ankle, I guess..
In the end, I finished my descent when I could barely see and after that I marched for about 2 hours with my headlamp on, to the nearest refuge.
It was quite a day.. and it was followed by a blizzard during the night...

Shooting info:
- Massif de Belledonne, French Alps.
- Tamron 28-75
- double panorama (2 sets of 7 or 8 vertical images stitched together, one set on top of another. My computer almost choked to death :rofl:)
- shot in Raw, adjusted in Camera Raw and PS. Stitched in PS.


More to come !
:spotlight-left: Check out the entire Alone in the Alps series: [link] :spotlight-right:



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Many thanks !

*** Whoaaa !! My second DD ! :omg: :faint:
Thanks for the support, everyone !
Special thanks to :iconr3novatio: for suggesting this and to :iconkkart: for featuring it ! :handshake:

P.S.: My first DD was this : [link]
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Alone in the Alps 5 by ~doruoprisan Suggester writes: "Well, this really is the most amazing sunset I have seen for a while. Absolutely great exposure, wonderfully composed and a superior quality. An outstanding work from an outstanding gallery." ( Suggested by MarcoHeisler and Featured by kkart )
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gerundium Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
amazing shot.
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:iconbuntcone:
Buntcone Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome beautiful wonderful scenery!!!! :D
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FelixInden Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Professional Photographer
One of those "once in a lifetime" views.
And you were there and captured it with perfection.
Instant favourite.
best regards
felix
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Noradrenaline-photo Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012   General Artist
Featured: [link]
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:iconvfrance:
VFrance Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Life doesn't get any better than this. So beautiful and not of it made by man.
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:iconniko1989:
Niko1989 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011
wow it looks like the misty mountains with mordor by the horizon
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:icondoksaspiral:
doksaspiral Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
wow
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kalou83 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
A VERY AMAZING SUNSET AND A PERFECT SHOT. THANKS FOR SHOW US THE BEAUTYFULL MOMENT. RESPECT.
@+++
pascal
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Arte-de-Junqueiro Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011
Only one word fits: :iconawesome-plz:
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:iconorinoor:
orinoor Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
A once in a lifetime shot, it's incredible!
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:iconcburleigh81:
cburleigh81 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Student Photographer
OUTSTANDING!
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:iconskywishes19:
skywishes19 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Student General Artist
This is beautiful!
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:iconphil-67:
Phil-67 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
An outstanding shot ! Congrats !
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:iconoceaniclove:
oceaniclove Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
Very pretty shot!
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:iconmorzik:
Morzik Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
WOW!
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:iconsilvervulpine:
SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing, natural capture! :)
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:iconsilent-pr0phet:
silenT-pr0pHet Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011
coplesitor!! I can't get full view of your photos:(.
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:iconsigapix:
sigapix Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
Simply perfect! Should I say "I wish I was there" after reading the description? IŽll thing about it... ;-)
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ireneintheworld Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011
WoW WoW WoW! Absolutely stunning! Well caught :-)
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kayleighrust Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
stunning :)
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:iconcrugered:
Crugered Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
all of your pictures are amazing ^_^
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:iconmrnetto:
MrNETTO Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
great image!!!!
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:iconbansheehowl:
BansheeHowl Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
That's really astonishing... Very beautiful picture :D It makes me longing to climb mountains too... xD
Too bad we don't have and will never have something that even looks like a mountain in the Netherlands... :(
The highest point here is only 323 meters high X(
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jesusteamo Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011
It's a fantastic,beautiful,and exellent!!!!!!!!!
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:iconkayanya:
Kayanya Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this sky is amazing O.O

hm, maybe I should excercise stitching a little, I'm always pretty frustrated how the camera captures never as much as I see with my bare eyes^^
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pariah87 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011
Amazing. :nod:
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Ecchikun Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Professional Photographer
wow! I love the colors and the lighting in this photo! Truly amazing work!
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FourMindz Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
Outstanding shot, so well deserved DD!
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:icondoruoprisan:
doruoprisan Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks for your support !
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BenjaminPenny Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Student General Artist
Wow, beautiful shot! Great photo! :nod:
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:icondoruoprisan:
doruoprisan Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Professional Photographer
Glad you like it ! Thanks ! :)
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RichardConstantinoff Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Professional Photographer
Great capture, well done:#1:
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:icondoruoprisan:
doruoprisan Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Professional Photographer
Many thanks, Richard !
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da-phil Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
congratulations! your outstanding work has been added to the Featured Gallery of #panoramicshot
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:icondoruoprisan:
doruoprisan Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Professional Photographer
Many thanks for the support, Philipp ! Cheers !
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:iconmuskeg:
Muskeg Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010   Photographer
Incredible image!
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:icondoruoprisan:
doruoprisan Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you ! Glad you like it !
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:iconquerfahrer:
Querfahrer Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome!
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:icondoruoprisan:
doruoprisan Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Professional Photographer
Many thanks !
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twelvemotion Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
Great shot, be careful out there. :P

Congrads on getting the shot you wanted. It's a very interesting rainbow. It almost looks like it's at an angle. Wonderful job. :)
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:icondoruoprisan:
doruoprisan Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Professional Photographer
Many thanks for your comment, Mike ! Glad you liked it ! Cheers !
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Anestis9985 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010
great shot man. beautiful scenery!!!
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:icondoruoprisan:
doruoprisan Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much ! Cheers!
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:icontiris76:
Tiris76 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010
Wow! That red arc is something spectacular!
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:icondoruoprisan:
doruoprisan Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Professional Photographer
Yes, it was really amazing ! Thanks for your comment ! Cheers !
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:icontiris76:
Tiris76 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
You're welcome!
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da-phil Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing capture!!! :wow:
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:icondoruoprisan:
doruoprisan Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Professional Photographer
:) Glad you liked it ! Sorry for the late reply !
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eclipsic Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
Wow x 1000.
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:icondoruoprisan:
doruoprisan Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Professional Photographer
:) Thank you!
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NIKON CORPORATION
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Oct 11, 2009, 7:58:57 PM
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