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The name of this place is a bit misleading, as instead of a lake there are streams and small ponds. However, there was actually a big lake here some century ago, but after decades of floods its bed is now almost completely filled up with debris. Making this plateau as one of the highest swamp in the world I guess. The Pyramides Calcaires are a wonderful mountain formation at the top of the Val Veny in Valle d'Aosta, Italy, and are part of the Monte Bianco range. While on my way up there my attention was caught by the roaring rapids of the Dora river, and how the water was shining in the sun. The light was very harsh indeed but with the help of a strong (10 stops) neutral density filter I was able to set a shutter speed of 20" @ f16. This resulting in some nice motion blur on the flowing water that highly increases the dynamism and impact of the whole scene.
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This image copyright Paolo De Faveri 2008. .
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Landscape Photography - Alps and more, Essential Verticals
The name of this place is a bit misleading, as instead of a lake there are streams and small ponds.  However, there was actually a big  lake here some century ago, but after decades of floods its bed is now almost completely filled up with debris. Making this plateau as one of the highest swamp in the world I guess.  The Pyramides Calcaires are a wonderful mountain formation at the top of the Val Veny in Valle d'Aosta, Italy, and are part of the Monte Bianco range.  While on my way up there my attention was caught by the roaring rapids of the Dora river, and how the water was shining in the sun. The light was very harsh indeed but with the help of a strong (10 stops) neutral density filter I was able to set a shutter speed of 20" @ f16. This resulting in some nice motion blur on the flowing water that highly increases the dynamism and impact of the whole scene.