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Alpine ID by EricForFriends Alpine ID by EricForFriends
Me cross-country skiing, doing the valley's black track. Which is in fact quite easy. Not for me, but easy in general. :shrug:

Update: I had several haircuts since. :juggle:

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:icontrippy4u:
Trippy4U Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Nice one...a mountain man appeal :thumbsup:
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:iconericforfriends:
EricForFriends Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you, thank you! :bow:
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:iconseiglie:
Seiglie Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010   Photographer
Mate, it's you! Nice to meet you! :handshake:
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:iconericforfriends:
EricForFriends Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010  Professional Photographer
Please to meet you too, Sergio! :handshake: Tomorrow I'll be going back to the place where I took this. :boogie:
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Seiglie Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010   Photographer
A little bit cold isn't it? :|
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EricForFriends Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010  Professional Photographer
As I speak, it's only one degree colder than where I live (1 C vs. 2 C.) :D
What I do there is cross-country skiing, and that's guaranteed to keep you warm. :D
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Seiglie Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010   Photographer
Now that sounds great, have a nice weekend mate! :wave:
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EricForFriends Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thanks Sergio! :D
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:iconwebworm:
webworm Featured By Owner May 8, 2009
:wave: Nice to meet you!
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:iconericforfriends:
EricForFriends Featured By Owner May 8, 2009  Professional Photographer
Hiya! :wave::aww:
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shenanigan87 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Dude! Beard! :D

And nice to meet you ;)
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:iconericforfriends:
EricForFriends Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009  Professional Photographer
Designer stubble. :dance: The pleasure is mine! :D
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Denneris Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009
aww, hello Eric :wave: :wave:
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EricForFriends Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009  Professional Photographer
:aww::wave: Hello Aša, I hope you had a good trip!
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Denneris Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009
tiring but good :) I am back :boogie:
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mathildaa Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009
Hiii, Ericccc . )


:kiss:
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:iconericforfriends:
EricForFriends Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009  Professional Photographer
Hi Mathildaa! :D :hug:
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WildWassa Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009
Too handsome for words.

Warren.
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:iconericforfriends:
EricForFriends Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009  Professional Photographer
Hi Warren,

Thank you! Good you're back again!

Eric
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WildWassa Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009
Eric, Cheers.

I'm home a week early because I filled up my CF card with HDR's and I couldn't buy another card in the tiny country towns, that I drove through. I didn't think that I was shooting that much, but I filled the 8gig CF card in less than a week.
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EricForFriends Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009  Professional Photographer
So, some bad news and some good news...
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:iconwildwassa:
WildWassa Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009
Do you cross-country ski 'Classic' or 'Freestyle' and what style is the easiest, if that question can be asked so simply?

I ask because I'm thinking of taking up cross-country sking to keep fit over winter.

I'm no skier at all, but I like the thought of cross country skiing and where I live we get planty of back country snow.

Warren.
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EricForFriends Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009  Professional Photographer
I stick to 'Classic' myself.
You see all kinds of people doing Classic, including people of over sixty and seventy; if you take lessons, Classic is what they start to teach you; Freestyle is more for the athletes and I guess more difficult as well. You can burn quite a lot of calories doing Classic though, although it gets less intensive once your technique improves. You can easily compensate for that by doing longer distances. (In a week of crosscountry skiing I usually loose kilos, although I don't hold back on the Austrian kitchen at all.)
If you start with it, you'll have to start with Classic, but one of the advantages of that is that you really can enjoy the landscape and look for photo opportunities.
I'm mostly self-taught myself, but to avoid bad habits and speed up the learning, it's good to take some lessons at first, and look for a place with easy tracks. It helps to have some downhill skiing experience (I didn't have any) but the cross country skies are longer and much harder to control once you're out of the tracks. (You'll need shorter skis once you start freestyle.)

Hope this helps. There are few things I enjoy as much as this, and I wouldn't be surprised if it were the same for you!

Eric
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WildWassa Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009
Eric, thankyou. I hadn't thought of having lessons.

I will start to ring around for the possibilities of lessons and investigate and try to find ways into the back country, and check them out ... depending on winter road closures. I feel like I need to know more about snow and the time feels right.

Thank you again Mate.

Warren.
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EricForFriends Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009  Professional Photographer
I'd try one or two lessons, and then decide if it worth it. Straight Classic cross-country is technically a lot easier than downhill.

You're welcome!

Eric
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AidaBabayeva Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh, new ID!
I`m very very very glad to see you again, great photo :aww: :hug:
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EricForFriends Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009  Professional Photographer
My first ID! I'm glad your not running away screaming! :aww: :hug:
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jotamyg Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:wave: Great ID!!!!
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:iconericforfriends:
EricForFriends Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much! :D :wave:
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frenchfox Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009
Hello Erik ! :wave:
not too cold ? :giggle:
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EricForFriends Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009  Professional Photographer
Nope. Try cross-country skiing and you'll know why! ;) :wave:
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kc2olb Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009
very cool eric. iv always wanted to ski. how do you like it
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:iconericforfriends:
EricForFriends Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009  Professional Photographer
I don't do alpine/downhill skiing (being independent I can't afford to break a wrist or something), cross-country skiing is more like hard work because you usually end on the height that you started. It gives you the opportunity to take in the surroundings (and take pictures!) and there aren't so many people around (often no one at all, if you go far enough), and I enjoy cross-country skiing enormously.
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kc2olb Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009
sounds like a terrific hobby. have fun with it !
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:iconericforfriends:
EricForFriends Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thank you! :D
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TheLoneGunmen Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009
Nice one! I really like the way it captures the moment :) Good ID ;)
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EricForFriends Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thanks very much, Tom! :D
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Nat-ty Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009
:iconhellothereplz: Eric!
Nice meeting you!!! i thought u were much younger hmmm why??? :D :P :D
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EricForFriends Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009  Professional Photographer
:iconhellothereplz::wave: I don't, I try to act very serious when online. =P
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Nat-ty Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009
Don't get too much serious pls:D I am not a serious person by the way :D
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:iconericforfriends:
EricForFriends Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009  Professional Photographer
I'll try my best not to be too serious. :party::aww:
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otc242 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009
hello mr. eric :wave:

excellent id, i like the idea very much :nod:
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EricForFriends Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009  Professional Photographer
Hello, Otc, thanks very much! :D
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otc242 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009
i'm even tempted to plagiarize :D too bad i haven't seen it BEFORE i returned from mountain vacation :lol:
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EricForFriends Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Professional Photographer
Lucky me. :D
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MYLermontov Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009
Oh good! You don't know how much trouble it is to stalk someone when you don't know what they look like ...

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:iconericforfriends:
EricForFriends Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009  Professional Photographer
Actually, this picture was heavily photoshopped too. I look much more like this:
:iconari-sushi:
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:iconmylermontov:
MYLermontov Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009
You look like a 16 year old female from Switzerland? That photo really DIDN'T do you justice ... ;-)
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EricForFriends Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009  Professional Photographer
Hahaha. You have a very negative opinion of Swiss females, at least their looks. (They're completely unintelligible once they open their mouth, even if you speak German fluently. I guess it adds to their mystery.) Various people have hinted at me having the mind of a 16-year-old, maybe that explains something. :D
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NightArmie Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello there :wave:
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