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Probably mountain grass, fodder for the livestock during the winter.
That would make sense. It looked like a row crop, but presumably that's just the pattern of the windrows prior to baling. Thanks, Hayes.
I wouldn't mind going to work there every day. Inspiring view! Are you certain it's not a photoshop? That looks a lot like some of the work I have seen in the contests at http://www.worth1000.com/ I hope it's real, though!
" Are you certain it's not a photoshop?"Yes. Take a look at some of the photographer's other images in the photostream at the first link I provided.
Sadly, the site at that link says - now but not before? - that digital versions of photos in the book are not available.
Having been to the dolomites a couple of times now, I can say that Hayes is correct - it is mountain grass. And Timothy no it is not photoshopped, I haven't seen that particular rock formation (it's a big place) but many others like it.
Reminds me of Cradle Mountain / Lake St Clair in Tasmania, only a bit more spectacular. I've walked the Cradle Mountain loop in Tassie, but I'd love to walk the Dolomites ... *sigh*. http://www.flickr.com/photos/downunderendeavours/3077916424/lightbox/ http://www.australiantraveller.com/city-highlight/020-peak-at-cradle-mountain
Wow. (Wisconsin and Minnesota are sadly mountain-deficient).
My undergrad geology department used to do field camps in the Italian dolomites. I just missed being around for the last year of it. :(
It's like Avatar meets 2012.
This is man-made. In the alps you can see very similar structures on the slopes in summer (usually its scaffolding though). This is done to decrease the risk of big avalanches in winter.
Dolomites, yes. Specifically Seceda, Italy. You don't need Photoshop in these sorts of mountains :)