Racing Past Carrara Peaks

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© Deborah Downes
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UploadedAugust 26, 2010
TakenJune 2, 2008
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D40X
Exposure1/500 sec at f/5.6
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length55 mm
ISO250

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Returning from a road trip to Switzerland, I captured this image from within our car. Ancient Rome first hauled marble from these mountains. Many sculptures of the Renaissance, such as Michelangelo’s David, were carved from Carrara marble. Marble is still mined from these impressive peaks.

It was raining when I snapped this shot. These two were in a rush to get to where they were going.

16 responses

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (27 Aug 2010):

    Well done!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield   gave props (27 Aug 2010):

    Wonderful capture...both of the gorgeous mountains, and the racing motorcycle.

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray   gave props (27 Aug 2010):

    A very good entry Deborah!

  • JOE FAILK

    JOE FAILK   gave props (27 Aug 2010):

    Perfect for the theme! Great shot!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (27 Aug 2010):

    yep, i really like the feeling of speed here!

  • david ong

    david ong gave props (28 Aug 2010):

    perfect shot for the theme, great job!

  • Lanis Rossi

    Lanis Rossi gave props (28 Aug 2010):

    Well done!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (29 Aug 2010):

    Zoomerrific.

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda gave props (29 Aug 2010):

    Fabulous timing,,I am missing the Alps when I look at this,,great entry Deborah

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (29 Aug 2010):

    wonderful landscape and theme entry!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (29 Aug 2010):

    The rainy day gives a dream like quality to the alps and the cyclists racing add to the symbolism of how quickly life speeds by...

  • Debrah Leonard

    Debrah Leonard (Deleted) gave props (30 Aug 2010):

    looks like fun to me

  • Andrew Lorimer

    Andrew Lorimer (Deleted) gave props (30 Aug 2010):

    perfect for the theme well done :)

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (31 Aug 2010):

    What a lovely little entry, perfect..

  • Yasmina Baggili

    Yasmina Baggili (Deleted) gave props (1 Sep 2010):

    excellent capture

  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster gave props (1 Sep 2010):

    the very essence......!!! :)

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