Last glimpse of sunshine illuminates the Eiger mountain below a layer of clouds. Shot from a hotel room balcony.
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macjake (71015) 2014-08-26 10:36
at first glance i thought this was some sort of forrest fire.
A very cool looking linear horizontal shot.
Its almost hard to believe thats even a strip of sunlight!
Wonderful nature/landscape photo.
certainly caught my attention from the gallery page.
well done with this varied lighting.
jean113 (5441) 2014-08-26 11:14
Hello Kari, the thumbnail really had us guessing as to precisely just what the coloured band was; I thought of a volcano and lava but knew that could not possibly be right!
A fleeting moment in time, as the sun highlights just a part of the mountain.
Even more impressive with the low cloud over the summit.
Thank you for sharing it with us.
Royaldevon (41770) 2014-08-26 12:03
This is just amazing!
Maybe a volcano, maybe a fire ... what suspense!
This must be one of the most surprising effects of sunlight that I have ever seen!
You have composed the shot nicely so that there is a big patch of sky for contrast.
Thanks for sharing this,
PaulVDV (31161) 2014-08-26 14:20
Looking at the thumbnail I also thought of a volcano and a lava flow but the location 'Switserland' said that this was impossible.
Wonderful reddish tones created on the mountain side.
Good composition in horizontal layers.
Best regards, Paul
dta (81060) 2014-08-26 14:22
Hello kari ,
For sure , it looks like a volcano with a field of red lava !
An amazing capture .
InasiaJones (31566) 2014-08-26 14:33
I guess that I will have to join our colleagues perception and reveal without surprises that I also thought that your thumbnail was presenting a volcano. Now, I can appreciate the optical illusion and realize that it is a light show.
Quite interesting conditions here, with the top of the mountain fully covered in a dense cloud/fog, while the middle shines under different conditions, like if their was two different micro-climates, layer wise.
Unusual presentation, captured at the right moment - these phenomenon don't last forever, at least not with that intensity.
fritzi007 (11860) 2014-08-26 15:08
super Licht und Schattenspiele, schöne Berglandschaft, gratuliere!
daddo (27622) 2014-08-26 15:56
Hi Kari. There are magical moments that occur around us and one is lucky to be there when they briefly shine upon our existence and even luckier to have a camera on the ready. Unique combination of gloom and light. Regards. Klaudio.
dkmurphys (62789) 2014-08-27 4:10
Spectacular mountain scene with that amazing sunlight reflection. Well spotted.
berek (50506) 2014-08-27 9:31
impressive nature picture. i love vivid colors and your right framing too. congratulations.
swapankumarroy (2849) 2014-08-27 10:24
It is really surprised to me that this was sunlight. I think forest fire line. Very well captured the uncommon light, good work and well sharped image.
claudeD (40852) 2014-08-29 6:57
wow! what a wonderful moment you have captured here in Grindelwald. Very fine fotojob.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
mirosu (16273) 2014-08-29 10:47
Excellent famous Eiger close-up photo with very nice colors, perfect light, very good clarity. The well-chosen tight crop eliminates all unwanted distractions.
Very well done.
jemaflor (101273) 2014-08-30 9:08
What a lovely result with this light aand these strong contrasts, well captured, tfs.
Cricri (123700) 2014-08-31 7:03
Du contraste sur la montagne, ce rouge flamboyant du coucher du soleil et le dessus avec la brume, un spectacle naturel bien mise en image
delpeoples (59430) 2014-08-31 23:01
Ciao dear Kari
What an unusual and strikingly beautiful photo. The light has made miracles here and you captured it beautifully. It looks like a molten volcano. Stunning composition and depth. A very artistic and high quality photo.
gildasjan (43822) 2014-09-27 12:46
Ici également une très bonne image sous ce passage de lumière et ce ciel aux variantes contrastées.
iainsp (3204) 2016-12-22 6:46
Very nice interpretation of a very well photographed boject - you have defintely avoided the stereotypical PoV. I love the layers to this photograph - from the clouds at the top, the various grey strata of rock and forest and the glorious burst of red in the middle. A nice shot, thanks, Iain.
- Copyright: Kari Tanskanen (ktanska) (28707)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-06-30
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon 7D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM
- Exposure: f/4, 1/50 seconds
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-08-26 10:25