Rock Stack

© Les Rhoades

Rock Stack

Uploaded: July 16, 2008 00:04:45


Gelmersee (or Lake Gelmer) is a lake in Bernese Oberland, Switzerland.

The lake can be reached by Gelmerbahn (funicular) from the base on the Grimsel Pass. The funicular's track with a length of 1,028 meters has a maximum inclination of 106% and is the steepest in the world.

I saw this small stack of rocks down by the lake and had to risk falling in and getting wet, but in the end I was very pleased with the capture. I added the top rock to make it a stack of four. It took my wife and I 3.5 hours to hike around the lake. ( including lunch break and time for photos)

Category: N&L


Kristy A. Keene July 16, 2008

I am in Awe! Great Capture~! #961517

Jennifer L. Alder July 16, 2008

Stunning!!!!! #6185225

Lynne Morris level-classic July 16, 2008

Wow this is stunning Les, the comp and colours are fantastic. #6185239

Katarina Mansson July 16, 2008

I can feel the crisp fresh air...mmmmm. Beautiful scene, excellent composition and colors. #6185256

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict July 16, 2008

Very lovely and inviting scenery you have here, Les.

Dominick #6185302

Sue McLeod July 16, 2008

This is spectacular Les!!! Did you incline 106%?!! #6185355

Deepinder S. RANGER level-classic July 16, 2008

Excellent capture, Les ! #6185367

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic July 16, 2008

Nice scene, Les #6185396

Paul Michko July 16, 2008

Gorgeous scene, Les. #6185440

Michelle Alton July 16, 2008

So beautiful... #6185477

Nikki McDonald level-classic July 16, 2008

Amazing color and clarity and I love the subtle diagonal created by the lines of the rock stack, the shadowed side of the foreground boulder, the large boulder in the lake and the incline of the mountainside on the right. Very well seen and taken. #6185480

Renee Doyle level-classic July 16, 2008

Beautiful work Les!! #6185648

Erin Appelbaum July 16, 2008

Beautiful image Les. Great lighting, clarity and color. Peter #6185953

Vicki L. Filippin July 16, 2008

I sure could use some of that chill around MY area today!
Absolutely GORGEOUS image, Les. #6185980

Ray Clarke July 16, 2008

Great colours, scenery and composition Les.!!!(R) #6186084

Kate Baumgartner July 16, 2008

Awesome. It's nice to know that places like this still exist with such beauty and tranquility. #6186166

Joy Rector July 16, 2008

awesome #6186445

Bojan Bencic level-classic July 16, 2008

WOW! Fantastic capture, Les. Beautiful. #6186578

Pat Gamwell July 16, 2008

No one can beat your superb landscapes, Les! Wowzaaaa! How can you improve on perfection? Breathtaking presentation! #6186824

Dr Silly level-classic July 16, 2008

Love it. :O)

Denny E. Barnes level-deluxe July 16, 2008

Beautiful scene and beautifully captured, Les!! Excellent color, comp, clarity, POV and balancing that fourth rock!! :>))....Denny #6187244

Erika Haight July 16, 2008

Absolutely stunning Les!! #6187311

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe July 16, 2008

Vibrant and beautiful Les!! A WOW capture! #6187382

John E. Steinway July 16, 2008

Terrific image Les. Just beautiful. #6188634

Marisol Pastor July 18, 2008

Wow! What color and clarity. Beautiful composition too. #6194987

Colleen Farrell July 20, 2008

ABSOLUTELY PHENOMENAL. I'm in awe! #6203371

Christina N. Seuser August 21, 2008

Congratulations on your stunning finalist Les! #6343826

Erika Haight August 21, 2008

Bravo!!!! #6343830

Jennifer L. Alder August 21, 2008

CONGRATS, Les!!! Best of luck in the next round. :) #6344100

Alex T. Mizuno August 21, 2008

Another sweeping landscape! Congratulations on your Finalist Les!! #6344107

Sherry L. Davis August 21, 2008

Gorgeous capture, Les! Congrats on your finalist! :) #6344568

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic August 21, 2008

Congrats on this beautiful Finalist Les! #6344968

A P August 21, 2008

Congratulations on ALL your finalist, Les. Best of luck in the next round #6345003

Michelle Alton August 21, 2008

More Congratulations to you Les. You are certainly an inspiration to other photographers...most of all--to me. #6345163

Michelle L. Frick August 21, 2008

Congratulations Les! This is GORGEOUS!! #6345230

Stephanie Frey August 21, 2008

Congratulations on your wonderful Finalist, Les! #6345367

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton August 21, 2008

You're great, Les!! This is pure foto! Big congrats!!! #6346135

Ken Smith level-classic August 21, 2008

Excellent work, Les. Congrats to yoU! #6346481

Susan M. Hembree level-classic August 21, 2008

Nice work, Les! Congratulations on your finalist! #6347078

Evy Johansen level-classic August 21, 2008

Big congratulations on your stunning finalist, Les! #6347412

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas level-classic August 21, 2008

Big Congratulations on all your finalists Les!,
Amalia #6347837

Renee Doyle level-classic August 22, 2008

Congratulations on this stunning finalist Les! #6348399

Katarina Mansson August 22, 2008

Congratulations on another fantastic finalist Les! #6348826

Anna Diederich August 22, 2008

Congratulations, Les! #6349288

Debra R. Harder August 22, 2008

A HUGE CONGRATS, Les, on this STUNNING finalist! Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! Deb #6349974

Sylvia Rossler August 22, 2008

Big Congraz on your wonderful finalist Les :O) #6350565

Susan Fox August 22, 2008

Congratulations Les! #6350690

Elida Gutierrez August 22, 2008

Congratulations on your Finalist.


Denny E. Barnes level-deluxe August 22, 2008

Excellent, Big congratulations on this well deserved finalist, Les!! #6351370

Mitch Spence level-classic August 22, 2008

Congratulations, Les. The scenery is, well, spectacular. The colors are amazing. The point of view is perfect. #6351766

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe August 22, 2008

Congratulations! What a beautiful image Les! #6352736

Lynne Morris level-classic August 22, 2008

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist Les! #6352749

Kara L. Hendricks August 22, 2008

Huge congratulations Les!!! #6352754

Wendy Moghadam August 22, 2008

Congratulations on your finalist. This is stunning!

Patrick Rouzes level-classic August 22, 2008

AMAZING!!! CONGRATS,Les!!! #6353655

August 22, 2008

Now there's a solid landscape photo if I ever did see one! Congrats on your lovely finalist! #6353759

M.Christine Duncan August 23, 2008

Les, everything about this photo draws the eye... from the color, to the contrasts, to the textures, and the composition... Congratulations on a well deserved Finalist! Phenominal! #6354461

Colleen Farrell August 23, 2008

It wouldn't be a decent contest if there weren't at least one Les Rhoades image in the N&L finalists! Big congratulations, Les! #6356821

Bojan Bencic level-classic August 24, 2008

Congratulations on your finalist, Les. #6359135

Kathy L. Clark August 27, 2008

Congrats Les on a stunning finalist. #6378698

Michael G. Marshall August 28, 2008

Congratulations Les on your beautiful finalist! Michael #6381383

Marisol Pastor September 04, 2008

Congratulations on your fantastic finalist! #6410979

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