I walked the trail from Passo Giau to Rifugio Palmieri and Federa Lake (2046 m) the previous afternoon, slept there an woke up well before dawn, to reach Forcella Ambrizzola (2277 m) in time for sunrise. Shot this August 2004 image on 6x9 Velvia slide, when the Croda da Lago (2709 m) was still mostly in the long shadows projected by the Antelao peak from the other side of the Ampezzo valley, having scrambled along a steep side path to make sure I included a partial view of the Tofane massif (bottom right). Even in this smallish size one should be able to appreciate the level of rock detail from the original 60 megapixel scan, but the 500px lightbox really brings the shadows to life.

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