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    The Saddest of Sights

    The ever-shrinking Mer de Glace, Chamonix, France

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    Re: The Saddest of Sights

    Whoaa!!! An amazing shot, Mike. Never have I seen a magnificent scenery just beside a winding road like this one. You made me miss my motorbike days, Sir. Lovely! I like how you use the S-curve of the road to highlight the middle ground against the background. Very nice!

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    Re: The Saddest of Sights

    That's no road Willie, it's the glacier, or whats left of it. There is still a thickness of ice there, covered in scree but you can see how deep it was in the past.

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    Mike I assume that is a shrunken glacier. It is indeed a sad sight. I guess this is down to climatic change. It looks as if the ice river reached to the top of the screes on the right at one time. very nicely composed shot too.

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    Re: The Saddest of Sights

    Quote Originally Posted by Clactonian View Post
    That's no road Willie, it's the glacier, or whats left of it. There is still a thickness of ice there, covered in scree but you can see how deep it was in the past.
    Really? Even more wow!

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    You were posting at the same time...and answered my question - uncanny

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    Very nice! I like it when there are plants composing the border of the frame. They seems to be like curtain revealing the landscape =)

    O, this shriking process is really mmm 'amazing' or 'freightening'.

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    Re: The Saddest of Sights

    Quote Originally Posted by Pohled View Post
    Very nice! I like it when there are plants composing the border of the frame. They seems to be like curtain revealing the landscape =)

    O, this shriking process is really mmm 'amazing' or 'freightening'.
    The glacier has lost 70 meters in thickness at the Montenvers Station during the last 20 years as it has retreated.

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    Re: The Saddest of Sights

    That reminds me of a recent picture in a motorcycle magazine... the original issue in I believe 1979 had a cover photo of a motorcyclist posing in front of a glacier that came up to the road. They retook that picture for the current issue with a motorcyclist posing in the same spot, but the glacier was way back. Sad.

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    Re: The Saddest of Sights

    Tributary of Mer de Glace

    The Saddest of Sights

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    Re: The Saddest of Sights

    Quote Originally Posted by Clactonian View Post
    The ever-shrinking Mer de Glace, Chamonix, France]
    And still there are some who tell us that we're not wrecking the planet!

    A glorious image, Mike, followed up by one, I might suggest, even more grand and majestic. Beautifully made images.

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    Stunning images Mike. My first impression was to think of the episodes in Kevin McCloud's Grand Tour about the Alps. The second photo really gives me a sense of size and of the wonders of nature. Too bad we humans don't show more respect to our environment.

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    Re: The Saddest of Sights

    You're too kind Raylee.

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