© Les Rhoades


Uploaded: December 19, 2007 00:25:56



AKA: Cross country Skiing

Location: Kandersteg, Switzerland

A Winter Paradise

This is our family’s favorite village for the winter season.
This image was featured, in a full page spread, in the December 2006 issue of Swiss News Magazine.

December 2007 Finalist = T&P


Pat Gamwell December 19, 2007

Wowzaaaaa! Breathtaking beauty, Les! #811015

Su Sana E. P level-classic December 19, 2007

Truly a breathtaking shot of this beautiful place, Les!! And huge Congratulations on your feature. Btw, I enjoyed the 'kilroy' expression. LOL #5225341

Katarina Mansson December 19, 2007

Seen it before and still love it! #5225346

Teri Soares December 19, 2007

How do you get such stunningly sharp images? You must be as steady as a rock! I like how you placed the colorful skier in the leading line. There's so much to look at, I will be here for a while!

Teri #5225350

Teri Soares December 19, 2007

Congratulations, by the way, on your magazine spread! That's awesome...

Teri #5225351

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict December 19, 2007


Dominick #5225402

Paul Michko December 19, 2007

Terrific scene, Les. #5225418

Bonnie C. Lackey December 19, 2007

Makes me want to pack my bags... #5225434

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe December 19, 2007

This is wonderful! Congrats on your spread! Great shot!! #5225456

Joy Rector December 19, 2007

awesome #5225470

Marcie A. Fowler December 19, 2007

WOW. Perfection for sure. So crisp, clean and beautiful. I can see why it is both your favorite place and was featured. The little splash of yellow is a perfect finishing touch to this magnificent image. #5225491

Diane Dupuis December 19, 2007

AWESOME place and capture!!! The yellow suited person puts the cherry on top!!!
We're heading to Jay Peak for Christmas and I hope to capture a few nice ones! Wish me luck! #5225523

Colleen Braun December 19, 2007

awesome... #5225524

Deb Koskovich December 19, 2007

WOW! This is absolutely majestic. The sharply crisp focus, that pop of yellow, the wide angle that takes in so much gorgeous scenery -- what a winner! #5225654

John Caruso December 19, 2007

How 'bout that light! I love it, Les! And those colors are just scrumptious! #5226135

Corinne M. Thompson December 19, 2007

Excellent image! #5226172

Dr Silly level-classic December 19, 2007

:O) was here.

Cheryl E. Davis December 19, 2007

Oh, Wow, this is wonderful! Beautiful place, and your capture is amazing! Congratulations on the magazine spread! #5226527

Erika Haight December 19, 2007

This is Amazing Les! What a shot! I love the sky and those mountains! No wonder why this is your familys fav spot! Nice job getting into a magazine! You deserve it! ..... erika #5226829

Ken Smith level-classic December 19, 2007

Beautiful view, Les..and the yellow outfit contrasts nicely with the snow! #5226859

Colette M. Metcalf December 19, 2007

Wonderful! #5227243

Susana Ms Heide December 19, 2007

I see that almost any comment I could make has already been posted, Les! Obviously I'm not the only one who thinks very highly of this image :o))) Hopefully the judges will like it as much as we all do! It's such a fantastic landscape to begin with and the human element (especially in that bright color) adds that extra touch that should make this go to the top! #5228126

Dolly L. Davis December 19, 2007

Les, WOW! This is a winner! Beautiful! You did great, I love it! It is breathtakin! #5228165

Sherry Karr Adkins level-deluxe December 22, 2007

Les, this is just absolutely incredible. You really outdid yourself here! There's nothing I can add that's not already been said. This is a winner for sure!!! #5245173

Sheryl A. Hudson December 27, 2007

Congratulations on your magazine spread Les! I can certianly see why they used this photograph, it is breath takingly beautiful! #5259211

Sharon Day level-classic December 28, 2007

Gorgeous shot, Les!!! I would love to see Switzerland! Congrats on the magazine spread. I can see why it was chosen! #5262639

Dr Silly level-classic January 25, 2008

Congrats Les on your finalist for this photo. :O)

Pat Gamwell January 25, 2008

WTG, Les! Big congrats! #5392974

John Caruso January 25, 2008

Congrats Les! I loved it before, and I still do! #5393148

Erika Haight January 25, 2008

Great job on Finalist Les!!! :))) erika #5393354

Susan M. Hembree level-classic January 25, 2008

Another great photo finalist, Les! Congratulations! #5393403

Jennifer L. Alder January 25, 2008

An outstanding finalist, Les! Huge congrats :) #5393483

Nadya Johnson January 25, 2008

Absolutely stunning! Congratulations on your outstanding finalist! #5393526

Sherry L. Davis January 25, 2008

Congratulations, Les! Outstanding image! #5393673

Teresa Burnett level-deluxe January 25, 2008

Congratulations Les!! Good luck in the next round!! #5394093

Colleen Farrell January 25, 2008

Spectacular scene--hyper-real! Congratulations again, Les! #5394181

Chris Budny level-deluxe January 25, 2008

Congratulations on your 3 Finalists, Les! You pulled in nearly 1% of the very scant few Finalists available this month! ;)
I so wish we had winter like this here in VA; our one snowfall to date was about 4 inches, and gone in a heartbeat! #5395521

Corinne M. Thompson January 25, 2008

Congrats Les! #5396686

Su Sana E. P level-classic January 25, 2008

Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist, Les!! #5396835

Sherry Karr Adkins level-deluxe January 25, 2008

Congrats, Les, on your finalist. This is still one of my favorites! #5397108

Laurence Saliba level-classic January 26, 2008

What a beauty Congratulations Les!!! #5398548

Robert Baer January 26, 2008

congrats on this very special image! #5398780

Cheryl E. Davis January 26, 2008

Yeehaw! Congratulations, Les! (I'm from TN you know!) I love this one! #5399090

Linda Blair January 26, 2008 beautiful...congratulations!!! ☺ #5399094

Susan Fox January 26, 2008

Another fine finalist Les! Congrats!!! Well deserved! #5399755

Michael G. Marshall January 26, 2008

Congratulations Les! An outstanding presentation! #5400621

Ken Smith level-classic January 26, 2008

Perfection...congrats on all your finalists!! #5402032

Patrick Rouzes level-classic January 27, 2008

Congratulations, Les!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #5402694

Ronald F. Fischer January 28, 2008

Spectacular!!!! #5408871

Katarina Mansson January 28, 2008

See my comment above...and I still love it! It has such a fresh and wintery feel to it and really is a picture-perfect of Switzerland! Congratulations! #5411353

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