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The Großglockner...

Posted by
Judy aka L@dybug (Brooksville, FL, United States) on 22 August 2013 in Lifestyle & Culture.

...Reinhard drove the The Grossglockner High Alpine Road, which is a panoramic road in the state of Salzburg. It connects Salzburg with the state of Carinthia and is named after the Großglockner, Austria's highest mountain, and the highest mountain in the Alps east of the Brenner Pass.
We drove a number of hairpin curves, up to the Kaiser Franz Josefs Höhe Visitors' Centre, with a panoramic view of the Pasterze Glacier and the Großglockner itself. This is of the Großglockner glacier.

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Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Such a beautiful breathtaking view Judy, it reminds me so much of my climbing trips to the Alps back in the 70's

22 Aug 2013 6:05am

@Doug: Thank you, Doug; glad I brought back some good memories!

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Fabulous trip

22 Aug 2013 6:09am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

W O W Super x 5

22 Aug 2013 8:21am

@Nigel: Thank you, Nigel. Considering this is scanned of a 15 yo photo, I appreciate your assessment of it.

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Wow...very beautiful !!

22 Aug 2013 10:26am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Fantastic Alpine shot, hard to think of ice and snow when the weather is this warm.

22 Aug 2013 12:55pm

@Curly: This is just to cool you down a bit. ;D

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

The glacier leads the eye deep into the shot! Nicely captured Judy! ;-)

22 Aug 2013 1:10pm

@Eric Cousineau: Thanks, Eric ... I'm surprised the whites held their own pretty much.

Don from Spokane, United States

All those hairpin turns were worth the fantastic view you had at the top. A fine picture of the glacier and the mountains surrounding it.

22 Aug 2013 3:06pm

@Don: Thank you, Don ... Reinhard would laugh thinking of how nervous I was on those 'hairpin turns'. ;D

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Where was that ice and snow when I needed it last week? Beautiful scene.

22 Aug 2013 3:10pm

@Ralph Jones: Somewhere far, far away, Ralph. <grin>

Shiva from Berwick, Canada

Great Mountain scene, Judy - yes, there are "curves" !!! kind regards Monika

22 Aug 2013 5:57pm

Yvonne Simons (:|:) from Tilburg, Netherlands

Gorgeous photo!
I was also in Austria this summer, I just could have ran in to you! :-)

22 Aug 2013 6:17pm

@Yvonne Simons (:|:): These Austrian shots were taken 15 years ago, Yvonne, so no chance meeting, I'm afraid.

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

This is spectacular!

22 Aug 2013 6:22pm

@Ruthiebear: Thank you, Ruthie.

Linerberry from Herne Bay, United Kingdom

WOW reminds me of Franz Josef Glacier in South Island NZ - stunning

22 Aug 2013 6:28pm

@Linerberry: I can only imagine, and it reminds me of the glaciers we saw in Alaska the year after this was taken.

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Stunning capture with great sunlight and textures!! I love how the road leads me into the composition.

22 Aug 2013 6:32pm

@Steven: I can't take too much credit for the composition; there were few choices from the visitor's viewing platform, but thanks!

franz from Baden, Austria

a very nice specimen of this iconic view! alas, the glacier has shrunk even more in the last ten years, and it continues to shrink ...
i have driven this road numerous times, both by car and by motorcycle, and it's always been a very special trip !!!

22 Aug 2013 6:48pm

@franz: Having been there, your comment is well received, though not the news of the glacier's shrinking more. I guess they all are.

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

This is breathtaking. I can almost feel the cold in my lungs.

22 Aug 2013 9:11pm

@Viewfinder: Thanks, Glenn ... the air there was chilly from the glacier, and so clear to breathe!

Abena from Illinois, United States

I have to ask, how cold was it!? The view however is nothing short of gorgeous, I like it a lot!

22 Aug 2013 10:49pm

@Abena: I don't remember, but we didn't have to bundle up as the sun was very hot.

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Well, that name is a mouthful. Lovely shot.

23 Aug 2013 12:43am

@B. Thomas: No really; the B is their letter for a double 's' ... otherwise Grossglockner. ;D

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

amazing capture! you used the light superbly! the way that the glacier just seems to melt into the mountain is spectacular!

23 Aug 2013 1:47am

@DarkElf: Back then I knew nothing about light, shadows, etc., and the camera had no manual settings, so some of it was pure luck. ;D

Juliana from Bourges, France

Just wouha! It's an amazing place!! Very beautiful picture!

23 Aug 2013 9:24am

RBL from Oxford, United States

I'm amazed, Judy ~ fantastic photo and experience!

23 Aug 2013 7:50pm

@RBL: Thank you, Ruthie ... wonderful memories!

Abena from Illinois, United States

That is actually pretty awesome that it was warm :D

24 Aug 2013 2:00am