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January 15th, 2011

Mount Snezka 1602 m (highest peak in Karkonosze Mountains), Poland, Winter 2010.

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS, circular polarizing (CPL) filter.

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Comments from the Community

Posted By: nowy5
about 11 years, 7 months ago
Wszystko OK, ale ta nazwa to ani po polsku, ani po czesku ani ani...
Posted By: ElectrikLizard
about 11 years, 7 months ago
This is a beautiful Photo ...

Crisp and Clean and No Caffeine ...

Sorry , but I had to remove the people to make it wallpaper worthy
Posted By: xgabriel
about 11 years, 7 months ago
Snezka is also the higest mountain of Czech republic.. ;)
Posted By: pavelota
about 11 years, 7 months ago
Why it should has Poland name?? This mountain belongs to Czech Republic :) And it is spell almost correctly, only without diacritical mark on "z" letter :) great photo
Posted By: Daddy_Gemini
about 11 years, 7 months ago
I like the clarity but this being the highest peak around and all you'd expect to see a more breathtaking view. Sorry but this observation, and also the people in the shot make it not up to par with the large selection of wallpaper worthy images on IFL.
Posted By: technut
about 11 years, 7 months ago

Ah, that building on the top ... Isn't that a location that was used in a James Bond movie? ("On Her Majesty's Secret Service" with George Lazenby as James Bond)
Posted By: Gecko
about 11 years, 7 months ago
Sněžka or Śnieżka (in Czech and Polish, Schneekoppe in German) is a mountain on the border between the Czech Republic and Poland, the most prominent point of the Silesian Ridge in the Krkonoše mountains. At 1,602 metres (5,256 ft), its summit is the highest point in the Czech Republic, in the Krkonoše and in the entire Sudetes range system. One side of the mountain is in Poland; the other belongs to the Czech Republic.
Posted By: currysteph
about 11 years, 6 months ago
Ive been to this mountain, although without all the snow...but even then it was very cold and very windy....at that altitude there isn't any trees on the mountain and the building on top is a weather station / restaurant / souvenir shop for climbers. The building in the foreground is also a restaurant and rest station. Although the climb can be strenuous on the final leg its is mostly a paved path to the top, and when I was there in 2010 they were continue to make a paved path to the top. However the path is covered by snow in this photo. The mountain straddles the Polish / Czech border ....although Im not sure which side has the actual summit.

you could have easily photo-shopped out the skier to give it a more pristine look and feel but overall its a good photo. I enjoy it because its some place Ive actually been so its makes it fun for me.
Posted By: Sebastian Heston
about 11 years, 6 months ago
Like it a lot. I'm a Polish-American and my ski trip to Europe (PL mainly) just got canceled cause of work. So I really appreciate this photo and am using it as my desktop at work. Keep it coming Jacek, I'm following you now.

If you ever get a chance to go back there, I think it would be cool if you got a shot of the "snow-ghosts" (trees, bushes covered completely by snow) against the sun to get a cool halo silhouette effect; maybe?

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