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Tre Cime di Lavaredo view from Forcella Lavaredo

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 22 August 2011 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

The Tre Cime di Lavaredo (Italian for "the three peaks of Lavaredo"), also called the Drei Zinnen (German, literally "three merlons"), are three distinctive battlement-like peaks, in the Sexten Dolomites of northeastern Italy. They are probably one of the best-known mountain groups in the Alps. The three peaks, from east to west, are:

Cima Piccola/Kleine Zinne ("little peak"). 2.857m
Cima Grande/Große Zinne ("big peak"). 2.999m
Cima Ovest/Westliche Zinne ("western peak"). 2.973m

This image is a side view from Forcella Lavaredo / Paternsattel where mainly the eastern peaks can be seen : Punta di Frida (2.792 m) and Preußturm (Kleinste Zinne Torre Preuß, Cima Piccolissima) (2.700 m).

The peaks are composed of well-layered dolostones of the Dolomia Principale (Hauptdolomit) formation, Carnian to Rhaetian in age, as are many other groups in the Dolomites.

Until 1919 the peaks formed part of the border between Italy and Austria. Now they lie on the border between the Italian provinces of South Tyrol and Belluno and still are a part of the linguistic boundary between German-speaking and Italian-speaking majorities.

Image: Forcella Lavaredo (IT) - 05/07/2011

Canon EOS 400D 1/400 second F/14.0 ISO 200 10 mm

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Hans ter Horst from Ruislip, United Kingdom

Excellent work! At first glance I found it a pity the the peak was covered by the shadow, but in reality it does add colour-depth to the photo (love the detail of the flower in the foreground).

22 Aug 2011 6:16am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Wat een prachtige foto ! Mooie details en een goede kijkgeleiding.
Proficiat!

22 Aug 2011 10:33am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Incredible composition with that lone flower acting as the lead in - a great shot.

22 Aug 2011 12:25pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

amazing landscape! beautifully composed with superb clarity and sharpness!

23 Aug 2011 1:51am

Mamyni from Argenteau-Visé, Belgium

Deze heerlijke kleine bloem heeft immers de kracht te groeien in deze rotsachtige grond.

23 Aug 2011 4:51pm

Canon EOS 400D
1/400 second
F/14.0
ISO 200
10 mm

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