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Winter is coming
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Taken in Switzerland march 2003

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Samatar
10/11/03 10:54 AM GMT
Looks like it has well and truly arrived if you ask me!

Nice work.
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tbhockey
10/11/03 12:13 AM GMT
thats really nice ppigeon.how did u get the sky so dark? some kind of filter?
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-tbhockey
+ppigeon
10/11/03 2:01 PM GMT
I took this with a numeric cam without filter. The snow is so brilliant that the cell darkens the sky automatically. Thanks
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"Violence is the last resort of the incompetent" (I. Asimov)
TRACYJTZ
10/11/03 2:06 PM GMT
this is amazing! Wow! it almost looks like a Bryce rendering! that sky is awesome....
crystal clear....fabulous job P!!
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Silent_Blizzard
10/11/03 2:18 PM GMT
I love it ppigeon. great stuff!
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" I haven't lost my mind, it's backed up on a server somewhere."
=xentrik
10/11/03 3:31 PM GMT
Excellent, Pierre! I can't wait for the snow, I bought new skis this summer, and I'm dying to play!
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+ppigeon
10/11/03 4:03 PM GMT
Haaa... the snow... I like to walk with snowshoes...
Thanks
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"Violence is the last resort of the incompetent" (I. Asimov)
Otaku
10/11/03 5:18 PM GMT
winter came,saw,and kick that houses ass!

awsome picture
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You laugh because im diffrent i laugh because you're all the same
+samarn
10/12/03 7:02 AM GMT
Wow...well done Pierre!
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hjsbig
10/12/03 9:32 PM GMT
+ppigeon-It seems like you do alot of traveling, so I envy you
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+ppigeon
10/13/03 6:16 AM GMT
Yes. In Europe, we can see much very different landscapes without going very far...
Thanks
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"Violence is the last resort of the incompetent" (I. Asimov)
tatanof
10/14/03 8:33 AM GMT
i love pictures like that! a lot of snow in swiss alps...
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golded
10/14/03 12:39 AM GMT
Do you have any Halloween or Thanksgiving pictures for wallpaper pictures?
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+ppigeon
10/14/03 1:52 PM GMT
He! He! Halloween and Thanksgiving are tipically american feastdays... But Halloween begins to be celebrated in Europe.
Do you know that Halloween is a feastday of Irish origin? It came in the USA by the Irish immigrants...
No pictures for now...
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"Violence is the last resort of the incompetent" (I. Asimov)
+cc_Beowulf
10/14/03 5:18 PM GMT
lol... that is funny asking a Belgian for pictures with American holiday themes... =D
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- Loyal Caedes Fanatic
+ppigeon
10/14/03 5:46 PM GMT
Ha! Ha!... We have a typically belgian feast: the carnival of Binche
see 'http://www.mike-reed.com/Travel%20Journal/Carnaval%20de%20Binche.htm'
Enjoy :-)
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"Violence is the last resort of the incompetent" (I. Asimov)
Ichiban
10/15/03 1:48 PM GMT
Very good picture !
Especially the sky is beutiful.
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Sherpa
10/16/03 2:47 PM GMT
GREAT PIC
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hcky27
10/17/03 9:51 PM GMT
Great shot, it looks very quiet.
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jemgirl
10/22/03 10:50 PM GMT
Winter is coming?? Looks like it already came. :) :) Nice shot.
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ddeanc
10/23/03 5:35 PM GMT
Ssssh! I love that, silent picture!!
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bigjohn85
10/24/03 7:51 AM GMT
This is an outstanding photo! The mountain-top in the background seals the deal!
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bjb
10/28/03 6:03 AM GMT
Is anyone home?? I see the tracks do not go up to the building. Is this an outhouse perhaps? (not to offend) Looks like nothing else is around for miles...would be a good place for one! ;-) I love this picture. Leaves alot for the adventuresome spirit to imagine.
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+ppigeon
10/28/03 7:13 AM GMT
It's a small cottage which is used by a farmer to put machines. It's abandoned for the winter and we simply passed to side. In the Alps, these cottages are accessible to the hikers to take refuge in case of bad weather.
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"Violence is the last resort of the incompetent" (I. Asimov)
bjb
10/28/03 10:54 PM GMT
Thank you for that information. I love pictures that leave me guessing...but, not too long. The education I'm receiving here is as priceless as the photos themselves.
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::JOHANNA
10/29/03 5:46 PM GMT
Mangnifique, de cette photo j'apprends beaucoup.les couleurs sont tres beau et naturel.!!!!
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carpe diem
Variety
10/30/03 2:50 AM GMT
That is the most beautiful winter shot I have seen yet!!!
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UsedTeaBag
11/01/03 3:14 AM GMT
the amount of snow on top of the house....


reminds me of my house....
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CSheridan10
11/01/03 11:25 PM GMT
i love the shot except the trachs slightly distract the viewer. If you moved up about 5 meters the pic would be the best.
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CSheridan10
11/01/03 11:27 PM GMT
tracks*
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snailspace
11/02/03 2:49 AM GMT
Awesome in its simplicity!! Thanks
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bjb
11/02/03 6:38 AM GMT
I think the tracks add to it and give it a "real" look, give a sense of the size of the building, and show the respect from the photographer to admire yet not disturb.
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Otaku
11/02/03 7:07 AM GMT
what do you mean a real look?...this is a real photograph you know.......but ya' it is hard to image that any place on earth still holds suchs beuty
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You laugh because im diffrent i laugh because you're all the same
bjb
11/02/03 5:11 PM GMT
I know that pigeon would not stage any photo. He's too good for that. I was merely defending the tracks which previously were stated as a hindrance to the picture and I feel they give the picture a personality and story behind them. Try to picture it without the tracks and you'll probably get a sense of what I meant.
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+ppigeon
11/02/03 5:31 PM GMT
Haha! Well, I hesitated to crop the picture without tracks, but... Finally, I decided to let the first positioning... It's a choice ;-)
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"Violence is the last resort of the incompetent" (I. Asimov)
::noranda
11/08/03 8:23 AM GMT
Une photo digne d'un maitre photographe,la balance entre le blanc et le bleu
polarisÚ,est tres bien reussi,felicitation
vous merite une note parfaite
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Des photos qu'il fait bon de voir et de revoir
Cain
11/09/03 7:12 PM GMT
completly awsome!



(je veut de la neige, je veut de la neige, je veut de la neige! !)
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+ppigeon
11/12/03 3:53 PM GMT
Merci RenÚ & Cain. On avait un max de neige et de soleil... :-)
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"Violence is the last resort of the incompetent" (I. Asimov)
phoenixashes
11/23/03 8:29 AM GMT
hmm i have to argue against the tracks... i think that they might take the focus off the sky and the shack and the snow... leave it simple and let your imagination decide on the size of the shack... great pic though =)
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Pain is just weakness leaving the body
Otaku
11/23/03 8:32 AM GMT
here here
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You laugh because im diffrent i laugh because you're all the same
::usernameid10
11/24/03 9:24 AM GMT
very nice shot. great job.
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"my soul thirst for God, for the living God." -psalm 42:2
dewy
12/13/03 10:32 PM GMT
Wow, amazing
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J Dewy
151515
12/17/03 9:10 PM GMT
that is sooo pretty! awesome job! :-}
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It's better to say nothing and let people wonder if you're stupid, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.
+ppigeon
12/18/03 8:16 AM GMT
Thanks Ashley, Otaku, Jim & Therese!
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MERRY CHRISTMAS !!!
cemkarahan
12/20/03 10:04 PM GMT
You may find this silly but,İ just realized that,the first photo i downloaded from the site happens to be this one ; )...!...And again;i JUST realized that it is yours..Dont laugh!
This is great simple scene,good angle as usual...thanks..
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CemKarahan, A soul,which is not dedicated to a goal;is lost. Because,being everywhere is equal to being nowhere. Montaigne
+ppigeon
12/20/03 10:06 PM GMT
That's a very kind comment, Cem. I appreciate it! Thanks
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MERRY CHRISTMAS !!!
chabornik
12/25/03 2:17 AM GMT
What a winter wonderland!
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::Piner
12/26/03 11:50 PM GMT
I love the way the snow is piled up on the roof and the mountain is a great backdrop. Two thumbs up!
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The work of art may have a moral effect, but to demand moral purpose from an artist is to make him ruin his work. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - 1832)
+ppigeon
12/27/03 10:01 AM GMT
Hehe! Thanks Piner... maybe it will be better without the traces... ;-)
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MERRY CHRISTMAS !!!
::magnifold
01/01/04 9:50 PM GMT
Hey! I actually like this image A LOT better with the trails in it! It gives it a much better composition
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indiana_jones
01/11/04 6:38 PM GMT
winter, great season!
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+ppigeon
01/11/04 6:43 PM GMT
Thanks Jason & Indiana!
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"Violence is the last resort of the incompetent" (I. Asimov)
CSheridan10
02/05/04 10:19 PM GMT
For everyone that likes this pic without the track the pic Winter is coming-Piners edition, i think that is what it is called, it does not have tracks
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~~CHRIS~~
TH0342
03/22/04 10:59 PM GMT
Fantastic picture, Pierre ! Being Dutch we have no mountains and hardly get any snow. Must be the reason why I love the stuff as much as I do. And this picture just makes me want to go out to Switzerland and ski. Thanks, Raimond
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"The future is not set. There is no fate but what we make for ourselves."
neez
04/01/04 4:20 AM GMT
It's beautiful,
White fluffy, lacey,
Frozen,
Plain and
COLD!

I really love this image.

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~Let it be as it is desired~
::mayne
06/11/04 7:04 AM GMT
Saw Tom's rework and had to see the original! That's powder my friend and I would sure like to don a pair of boards and whisk down those slopes;-) Very attractive Pierre.
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Darryl
+ppigeon
06/11/04 7:08 AM GMT
It was a great trek! Very cold and hard, but what a view!!!
Thanks for looking :-)
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"Violence is the last resort of the incompetent" (I. Asimov)
abraxas
08/13/04 4:21 AM GMT
Hop un beau fond d'ecran pour me preparer psychologiquement aux hivers quebecois. :)
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lars63
10/21/04 8:53 PM GMT
Great shot!!!
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burnzdog
10/16/05 10:27 AM GMT
Great work as per usual, its on my desktop ready for the winter months.
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postaldude66
10/19/05 11:44 PM GMT
I think its fantastic as a desktop.. the dark Sky looks great and the snow looks so smoothe..also the hut looks really great with the snow on the roof.. I would of liked to see a version without the marks in the snow at the bottom of the photo (i feel it would continue this photos feeling of simplicity & smoothness) .. although it is a fantastic photo overall.. 9/10
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+ppigeon
10/20/05 6:33 AM GMT
Thank you David. Tom (Piner) posted a reworked version without that marks (here) :-)
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-pierre-
kimcande
11/02/05 10:10 PM GMT
I love it. Being in Sunny Southern California, I can only imagine what this must be like. The contrast of the blue sky against the white is nice and the cabin looks inviting to escape the cold. With the steps in the snow, someone may have decieded that it was too cold to stay out here too long. GREAT!!!
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Kimberly Bramlett "The person born with a talent they are meant to use will find their greatest pleasure in using it." Johann Wolfgang von Goetche
::mesmerized
12/12/05 6:46 PM GMT
I see from one of your above comments this is a small storage building..I thought at first it was an outhouse, a convenience for trekkers, lol...anyhow, I love this one...one of the best on site, IMO, so clear, simple, and isolated.:Pat.
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I used to be Snow White, but I drifted
.sonutn
12/20/05 6:29 AM GMT
great shot. did u work on the sky?
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+ppigeon
12/20/05 3:51 PM GMT
No. The photo is untouched. Thanks!
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-pierre-
.mizme
12/30/05 7:56 PM GMT
Brrrr.....chilly, but fantastic shot!
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Don't open the darkroom door....your let all the dark out!
welly1234
01/12/06 7:10 PM GMT
great picture, was there anyone home? 10/10
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IF THINGS DONT CHANGE THEY WILL STAY AS THEY ARE
::tadurham
02/18/06 6:47 AM GMT
It looks like in this picture that winter is already here! Nice photo of untouched snow in a human environment.
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"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are." - Theodore Roosevelt
.priyanthab
03/29/06 6:22 AM GMT
Well this sure is a master piece. Glad I came across this after 2 years of its origin :))
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Kindly visit my gallery.
.derekw
04/06/06 2:31 AM GMT
WOW! O_O
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::jeenie11
05/19/06 5:21 PM GMT
after looking at piner's current piece i just had to come here and look for some footsteps. i'm very glad to have found this original. i guess this means you found this scene just the way it is!!!??? where exactly was it taken? were you on foot? magnificent. jen
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dontburnthedayy
09/08/06 12:43 AM GMT
Beautiful. I love it :)
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.boremachine
11/13/06 8:22 PM GMT
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year :o)
could be a greeting card image, perfect clarity and colors.
Chris
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.Tootles
09/29/07 11:27 AM GMT
My favourite sort of house. :-).
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.bouclette
11/30/07 12:19 AM GMT
very soft and simple photo, also very impressive!
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::sasraku
02/09/09 11:06 PM GMT
Outstanding......
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Hi All, if you see my initials on you latest upload you will know that I have had a good look at your photo, but at the moment, I'm getting over 200 friends a day, and I just cant keep up with you all, sorry, but I will look, but at times I wont be able to make many comments....
::Jimbobedsel
10/25/09 3:52 PM GMT
This is one of the best pictures on this site. Sensational.
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::verenabloo
06/21/10 6:18 AM GMT
I'm sooooo happy this wonderful photo is still around. I love it just as much as always.
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Fear less, hope more; Eat less, chew more; Whine less, breathe more; Talk less, say more; Love more, and all good things will be yours.

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