Steemit Photo Challenge #41: 1st Entry - Landscapes - "Darkness and Light"

Steemit Photo Challenge #41: 1st Entry - Landscapes - "Darkness and Light"


This is from a winter climbing trip some time ago in the Piatra Craiului mountain range in Romania. Although the weather was great, soon after this shot was taken, me and my group of friends got to the ridge (something like 1800-2000m high at that point). Things went south really quick after and we had to plow through deep snow, 100-120km/h wind gusts along a thin ridge with visibility being about 0.2-3m, at -16 Celsius (God knows what with chill factor) for about 2 hours. Was frozen when we got to the bivouac type shelter. I might post a picture of me from when I got there. One of my eyes was frozen and was covered by ice (lost my goggles) and I had an icicle growing out of my chin.

Shot with: Nikon D40, Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II, f/8, 1/1600 sec, 19 mm ISO 200.

As always, I hope you like it and follow me for more content like this! Oh, should I stick with mountains for the next entry?

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wow amazing picture :) enjoy your day! ;)

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Thanks a lot! You too! (day/night...whichever it is in your parts)

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I'm glad you like it!

This is a stupidly great photo. Great framing and exposure!

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Cheers! Truth be told, it is kinda hard to mess that shot up with that kind of subject... :)

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Very True.

What an amazing picture! Rather you than me though, boy that looks cold!

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Many thanks! Well...it was cold. I might post a picture of me the moment i got to the shelter after 2 hours out in a storm like 30 min after this shot was taken. One of my eyes was frozen and was covered by ice (lost my goggles) and I had an icicle growing out of my chin. Should I post it?

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Oh my gosh, that does not sound healthy for your eye :o
Ofcourse, share it :D

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Actually it is the eyes that are the most cold resilient part of the human body. They can go to -60 Celsius.

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Wow really? I did not know that!
Learn something new every day :D

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Yeah, it is true as silly as it might sound :)

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You know I don't really like mountains but man this is an awesome picture...But, where is the Darkness? I only see beautiful mountain snowy Light - and it's amazing! :)

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Thanks! What about that north face though? :) Looks gloomy to me next to that sunny south face...

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I guess...Maybe I'm too much of a positive person and I only see the bright side of things ;)

superb view !!!

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Thanks! It is what I think about whilst getting rained on in Copenhagen all winter...

Like the gateway to a most spacious world. Beautiful contrasts of light and dark whilst retaining the lightness. 🌀🙏🌀

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I am happy you like it! I did in fact try to give it that effect by capturing the trees on either sides of the image to seem like it opens up, like a doorway of sorts. Didn't think someone would notice :)

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Not that I'm overly analytical, but after looking at images that somehow stand out for me, I try to understanding what or why it is that they have attracted me so much. Usually there's something magical there that isn't always apparent. 🙏🌀🙏