Cliff in the NW face of Bargy mountain.
Protected from the sun by the north face, protected from the rain by the overhanging rocks, i found some snow at the end of august, just under the cliffs of Bargy mountain.
Bénit lake is an alpine lake in Massif des Bornes and located just under Bargy mountain at an elevation of 1477 m.
The place is beautiful, surrounded by white cliffs and green coniferous forests.
I went there for a family walk in july and returned a few days ago to make images.
I returned yesterday to Massif des Bornes for a hike to a little lake located just at the bottom of Bargy moutain.
After making images of the lake itself, i spent a few time capturing some details of the NW side of the mountain.
An image from about one year ago of this beautiful waterfall on Bronze river.
I returned there some weeks ago after a few days of storms and strong rain, the waterfall was unrecongnizable and looked like small Niagara falls.
An image from end of spring, done during my first exploration in Massif des Bornes.
This image was certainly not done under an impressive light but i really love the view here.Bargy mountain is divided in two parts, Petit Bargy you can devine behind the small tree on the left and Grand Bargy in the middle of the frame/
One more image done from the slopes of Andey peak in Massif des Bornes.
The first big cliff is a part of Bargy mountain and i can't remember the name of the three high summits in the background.
Another image i did while walking down from Andey peak in Massif des Bornes.
It was really the end of the day when i stopped to catch the light on this mountain range where you can see from left to right :
Four days after my first visit to Massif des Bornes, we had one new and short window of correct weather. So i decided to come back and explore some of the mountains above Bronze river.
I drove to Solaison plateau and then hiked to Andey peak. It was a pleasant and easy walk with a very nice view from the top.
The image posted above was done at dusk while i was walking down to my car. Bargy mountain is the large and rocky one you can see on the left of the picture.
One more image of the Bronze river from my first explorations in Massif des Bornes area.
Waiting for the light to be good on Dard waterfall, i had a beautiful hike along the river running underwoods in a narrow canyon.
I guess it will be a wonderful place in autumn.
Why so much images about rivers and forest ?
Some may be surprised by the amount of photos here about the french forests and running waters. There are many reasons for this big number of images :
A new place discovered yesterday.
Dard waterfall or Cascade du Dard is on the Bronze river running through the mountains of Massif des Bornes in Haute Savoie department.
I arrived in the middle afternoon and the light was really too hard on the fall. So, i explored the narrow and underwood canyon lower on the river.
After a nice hike and a few images of the stream, i was back to the waterfall around 7 pm. The sun was still a bit high and i spent the last waiting time looking for the best point of views.
The image posted here was done under the very last sunrays. The contrast between dark trees and clear sky was really high and i thought that HDR could be one of the best solution for this view. So i took a serie of 5 exposures. Back home, i processed them with Picturenaut to obtain the result you can see here.