This series of photographs is offering a short journey around Switzerland, a landlocked country geographically divided between the Alps, the Swiss Plateau and the Jura, bordering with France, Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein and Italy.
Switzerland (the Swiss Confederation) consists of following 20 cantons (states) and 6 half-cantons: Aargau, Appenzell Ausserhoden*, Appenzell Innerhoden*, Basel Landschaft*, Basel Stadt*, Bern, Fribourg, Geneva, Glarus, Graubünden, Jura, Lucerne, Neuchatel, Nidwalden*, Obwalden*, Schaffhausen, Schwyz, Solothurn, St. Gallen, Thurgau, Ticino, Uri, Valais, Vaud, Zug and Zurich (*=half-canton).
From each canton I’ll post 2 photos and from each half-canton 1 photo, total 46 photographs.
The canton Uri is a founding member of the Swiss Confederation. It is located in Central Switzerland and its territory covers the Valley of Reuss River between Lake Lucerne and St. Gotthard Pass. Its neighboring cantons are cantons Bern, Nidwalden and Obwalden to the west, canton Ticino to the south, cantons Graubünden and Glarus to the east and canton Schwyz to the north. The capital city is Altdorf.
This photo shows view from Seelisberg to Lake Lucerne with the funicular between Seelisberg and pier at Treib.
Seelisberg is close (30 minutes walk) to the Rütli meadow, the site of the original oath foundational to the Old Swiss Confederacy, which is situated on the shore of Lake Lucerne.
With the funicular linking Seelisberg with pier at Treib on the Lake Lucerne shore. Regular passenger boats of the serve piers on Lake Lucerne linking them with larger towns of Lucerne and also Brunnen which are connected to Swiss Railways System.
Lake Lucerne "Lake of the Four Forested Cantons") has a complicated shape, with bends and arms reaching from the city of Lucerne into the mountains. Much of the shoreline rises steeply into mountains up to 1,500 m above the lake, resulting in many picturesque views including those of Mount Rigi and Mount Pilatus.
Lake Lucerne borders on the three original Swiss cantons of Uri, Schwyz, and Unterwalden (which today is divided into the Cantons of Obwalden and Nidwalden), as well as the canton of Lucerne.
Seelisberg is located 142km east from Bern, 84km south from Zurich and 34km east from Lucerne.
You can see more photos from Switzerland on my website www.mrsphoto.net/1-PhotoAlbum/3.1-Switzerland.htm
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Guenther (10915) 2012-09-14 3:07
a gorgeous view of this interesting funicolar... I like espeially the vivid colours of this composition!
Have a nice day
timecapturer (44493) 2012-09-14 3:09
an enticing and clever composition. Stunning views and a really idyllic scene. The colours and light management here are tantalising and beautiful. Well done!
Have a splendid weekend - regards Brian.
dta (62422) 2012-09-14 3:20
Hello Miro ,
I like this plunging view towards the emerald lake , following the railway . The red train is well placed in the composition .
Well done .
jhm (134518) 2012-09-14 4:45
Never could I see these small train in these position, wonderful taken out of the hight.
Perspective and depth are pleasant for look at.
A splendid composition, sharpness and clarity are perfect taken.
Excellent presentation, TFS.
Have a nice day,
maria-v1981 (10420) 2012-09-14 5:31
The lake has a magnificent colour and your excellent pov give the depth and the perspective that the landscape deserves. The red train is a highlight to the composition.
Have a nice evening,
MJR (3360) 2012-09-14 5:32
Wonderful composition here.
The line tracking down the hillside, picking up the spot of red, ( near compulsory for full marks ! ) leading down the glorious blues and greens of the backdrop.
This reminds me intensely of a wonderful time in the Swiss Alps in '09, so thank you for that !
jlbrthnn (79791) 2012-09-14 6:34
The view is cleverly chosen to describe the lake and the spectacular funicular. I like the framing with the railway, and the color red. The picture is colorful, clear and deep. Bravo.
Have a nice day
ikeharel (51533) 2012-09-14 7:36
This is typical, Miro.
A red mountain-car climb on a hilly landscape along a magnificent lake, with it's unique water color (due to melting snow), boats sailed and a deep forest on the mountain on far side.
Lovely. I adore such scenery, with never ending photography-opportunities.
holmertz (36453) 2012-09-14 8:16
From the thumbnail I almost thought this was a painting. Seeing it properly I realize this is what it really looks like. The colours are still captivating, especially the turquoise lake and the red railcar. The tracks going down the hill give the foreground superb depth.
cornejo (27481) 2012-09-14 9:14
Hello Miro, very good photo of this lovely view over the beautiful lake, good idea to include the red train nice, good pov, sharpness, depth, light and color. Nice and good job excellently done, congratulations my friend. Tfs.
Good afternoon and happy weekend.
Graal (95083) 2012-09-14 9:48
beautiful place and view here. Good vertical format and quality of photo. An interesting informations in note. Photo I like.
Have a nice evening.
lpi (4857) 2012-09-14 12:08
J'aime bien la vue plongeante sur le lac et sur la ligne de chemin de fer.
chrisvek (7001) 2012-09-14 12:33
Very nice capture of this side of Swiss.Very good colors and lightning management.Very good result as always!
Have a nice weekend
bukitgolfb301 (34262) 2012-09-14 14:16
Hi dear Miro
Yes this is the best of week from you, Miro!
Top quality postcard that presents attractiveness of great Swiss. Perect and marvelous framework and composition first of all. Sharp and clear presentation as usual. Fresh contrast with blue and green background is so fashinating. Thanks for your shring with great posting and have a good weekend!
Takero from Tokyo
carlo62 (26910) 2012-09-14 15:23
che splendida panoramica, il taglio verticale gli da molta profondità, sono molto belle le due barche nel lago, a guidarci fino li c'è la ferrovia con il treno rosso che spicca su tutto il resto.
macjake (51436) 2012-09-14 15:29
a photo that has height progression and depth, not to mention alot of vibrant colors.
the red really pops, good work with the creative compo.
Silvio1953 (115175) 2012-09-15 3:16
Ciao Miro, lovely composition with beautiful red funicolar, excellent perspective, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
bayno (18342) 2012-09-15 4:33
perfect exposure with good depth seems to be a very beautiful place, very nice colors too special that of the lake, the red train cach the eyes, perfect vertical framing...
JFS (32459) 2012-09-15 10:15
The panorama can't be nicer and the photo better, a pleasure for the eyes. Thanks for sharing Miro!
rychem (18899) 2012-09-16 10:47
Very impressive photo, I like the S-line of the railway track leading to the lake, fantastic colors
delpeoples (52305) 2012-09-17 3:45
Salit cher Miro
Excellent choice, the vertical frame, the vertical tram lines lead the eye superbly from the foreground to the background. Superb depth of field and the colours are just magical, so natural yet strong.
Warm regards, bonne amitiés
fabbs99 (15677) 2012-09-20 13:35
Beautiful scene with the railway line.Very well composed with splendid colors and saturation. The lighting is also amazing as well as perfect POV too.
bona (12195) 2012-09-21 3:48
I can imagine me in this train traveling with my wife. Europe is in my list of future places to visit and I hope I can visit it as soon as possible. Love the point of view and the green colors.
Have a nice day
adores (33944) 2012-09-21 15:37
What a great place! Your pov was very good and I really like the composition with the red funicular, making such a nice contrast with the green tonalities!
baddori (19157) 2012-09-22 23:32
The word great should always spend it as a seal of a "real" emotional situation.
This photo is "tremendously" beautiful.
kiks (11749) 2012-10-04 4:52
The lines on this composition are fantastic. The colors combine in a beautiful way and the red funicular bring some spice to the composition.
clic (13922) 2012-10-04 16:07
This is an outstanding overview on pastel-coloured lake wich interest is enhanced by the red eye-catcher crawling uphill.
I can easily imagine the fall colors burning on each side of lake!
aliabazari (10994) 2012-10-05 7:08
Submit a beautiful display. Exposure was very good.
SnapRJW (28917) 2012-10-05 22:11
Hello Miro - I have seen a series of programmes on the TV call Swiss Railway Journeys, this shot could be a frame from one of them. It highlights some of the beautiful Swiss countryside, the lake, forests and fresh and clean greens. I love your composition and read the photograph from back to front feeling that the red engine is travelling towards me. It makes the most perfect detail in a lovely landscape and I love the snaking track. Beautiful. Warm regards rosemary
jcpix (11054) 2012-10-16 19:28
It's amazing how beautiful the lakes are in Switzerland, and this is a great example of the that combined with itse environs. The red funicular really stands out against the countryside. Such great color contrast here, and I really like the point of view to show of the depth and height of where this train is headed. Well done!
mayjayne (2942) 2012-11-09 7:34
A wonderful composition filled with lovely colours tones and many details. A magnificent shot !
Miguel82 (19437) 2012-11-11 4:06
Wide view I like the water color due to the minerals of that area. So beautiful little red tramway
Excellent sharpness, pov and fine colors
kato (11630) 2012-12-23 15:57
You're capturing well a beautiful scene indeed, so it's impressive to see landscape with the quiet lake which has rich woods back and the lovely train which runs a rich meadow of a loose slope. The charm of this place is well caught in vertical approach.
gus72 (3719) 2013-01-20 18:03
Hi Miro !!
I like the view of the funicular going down hill, we do not see them here in Australia.
You photo present a fantastic view of the lake and the green grass.
Nice colours and fantastic composition.
ourania (25574) 2013-12-13 9:39
a wonderful picture, a most rewarding vertical frame with superb depth and a lot to enjoy. I like very much the succession of interest and the role of the perspective and the colours in describing this marvelous place. Everything is well settled and peaceful and the view is only slightly stirred by the movement of the funicular and the boats. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great weekend,
pierrefonds (54620) 2014-02-01 15:58
The distance between the train and the lake is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details, the colours of the train and the country side. The good luminosity is enhancing the colours. Have a nice day.
- Copyright: Miro Susta (mirosu) (12290)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-07-14
- Camera: Nikon D7000, Nikkor AF-S 18-200 mm f1:3.5-5.6 DX GED
- Exposure: f/8, 1/20 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Treni e ferrovie, Switzerland [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-09-14 1:22