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Swamp of ice and snow (5)

Swamp of ice and snow (5)

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Mark Billiau.

World Member, region Antwerp, Belgium

Swamp of ice and snow (5)

During the past month of january, we had 1 week of real cold winter in Belgium with lots of snow and freezing temperatures down to -15°C in the southeastern part of the land.
I was there, enjoyed the winter and took some shots of course.

'Hohes Venn' is the greatest and oldest National Park of Belgium and the most unique nature biotope in the land (altitude: 694 meters above sea level) with a sub-alpine micro climate.
Under the great mass of snow lies a whole area of vast and desolate swamps.

10 minutes before I made this shot, a thick fog layer hung over the landscape.
Suddenly the sky broke open with dazzling cloud formations as result.

Location : Baraque Michel (Hohes Venn, Belgium)

Comments 54

  • Der Westzipfler 12/05/2016 10:46

    Landscape and sky are obviously not building a plausible unit! It seems to be also that the sky is later beeing added. But the Hautes Fagnes is so nice for itself . . . it is not necessary to do like that! I beg your pardon, but more natural would be better . . . from my point of view!

    Best regards

  • H. Friedrich 14/02/2016 18:39

    Da warst Du zur richtigen Zeit im Hohen Venn.
    Zauberhafte Landschaft mit einem sehr dekorativen Himmel, klasse!
    VG Heidrun
  • Magdalenia 11/02/2016 22:25

    Magnifique série sur les Hautes Fagnes qui a fait le bonheur des promeneurs et des skieurs !
    J'aime beaucoup celle-ci pour son format, cadrage et le vent qui souffle et qui laisse des traces !
  • Luc Grollie 10/02/2016 18:23

    mooitje Mark !!!
  • s. sabine krause 10/02/2016 16:44

    what a mystical winter mood! the sky – SO dynamic! in fact, the remaining fog clouds look both very cold, as though frozen, and very downy, as if a giant eider duck just passed across the sky, leaving some of the characteristic soft and fluffy fuzz in its wake! ; ) greetings, sabine.
  • Lady Edel 10/02/2016 9:28

    Gefällt mir.
  • Brigitte Hoffmann 09/02/2016 22:55

    o wie schön ;Mark!! War das in diesem Jahr?
    Wunderbar ist diese Landschaftsaufnahe von dem herrlichen Venn,
    Salut Brigitte
  • Angelika El. 09/02/2016 21:52

    Dieser Himmel ist phantastisch - die Farben und Wolken ein Traum! Er stiehlt der Landschaft hier einfach die Schau!

    LG! a.

  • aline64 09/02/2016 18:39

    Un paysage hivernal de toute beauté
  • Natalia 5 09/02/2016 17:29

    Good time ! Beautiful landscape! Like the photo!There is a feeling of frost!Good luck!Natalia.
  • Anita Jarzombek 09/02/2016 14:58

    Eine wunderschöne Winteraufnahme! !!
    Viele Grüße Anita
  • Birgit Presser 09/02/2016 14:45

    Sooooo beautiful!!!
  • Mirjam Burer 09/02/2016 11:08

    wow! I am so impressed Mark..
    Fairytale landscape in great quality and compo...
    lg, Mirjam
  • Johanna C. 09/02/2016 9:55

    Wonderful composition, compliments
    Best regards, Johanna
  • norma ateca 09/02/2016 8:18

    Sehr schönes Foto LG Norma